A wish list in French

The movie Paris 36 is super cute and has a great beach scene, with some really great stripes.  Now, you should know I love stripes, and French stripes are totally the best. Right now I’m on a pretty serious stripe-y, French-y, linen-y kick.  I keep going back again and again to these things.   Sammy Seagull from Wayne Pate.  What can I say, I’m a sucker for stripes AND rainboots. I literally gasped when I saw these amazing French grainsack tie-top curtains.  Oh, if only they weren’t a whopping $149 each!  Sigh…   Aw, what an adorable little pillow from leilalou!… Read More

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Getting crafty with mason jars

Look what I got! As part of an attic cleanup a friend found a bunch of antique mason jars that just so happen to be a perfect match to, oh, pretty much half the stuff in my house.  She gave me ten as a housewarming present.  Now the fun part is deciding what to do with them! There are lots of craft projects using mason jars.  The other day I was looking at a project to make mason jar pumpkins that were just adorable.  Of course I can’t find the link anymore. But the project that is most outstanding to… Read More

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Inspiration: A Beach Cottage

I told you I’m somewhat obsessed with beachy/cottagey styles.  Last time I showed you an all-white super comfortable home in Australia that I love, but there’s another house that I’ve spent a lot of time studying that’s a completely different take on the same theme.  This home in California is chock full of color and pattern, via House Beautiful. A view of the living room.  Tons of color, but it doesn’t seem overwhelming because of plenty of white. Look at how many different patterns can mix together so well.  I wouldn’t necessarily want this many competing patterns in my own… Read More

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