Friday, February 26, 2010

{ weekend plans }

Jackie Rueda via Morning Light in my Room

Recently, I was organizing one of our closets and {re}discovered an old Canon AE-1 camera
that my dad handed down to me years ago. I can't wait to play with it for the first time this weekend!

What do you have planned for the weekend, friends?

image found go-to resource for all things beautiful

Thursday, February 25, 2010

{ blog it forward: what inspires me? }

Today, I am thrilled to be participating in the Blog-it-Forward event. For those of you not already familiar with it, the lovely Victoria from SFGirl has coordinated over 300 bloggers to participate in a progressive blogging party of sorts in which we all share what inspires us personally. The idea is that readers will discover new and inspiring blogs along the way {I've already added many new favorites to my list}. So, without further adieu, I'd like to share but a few of the many things that inspire me...

Homes that tell a story
Family mementos, treasured collections and pieces with a kind of dream home.

image via lola b

image via lola b

image via joanna goddard

Jamie Beck New York City Photographer - From Me To You - One man’s trash, another man’s treasure. When we found this retro drink cart out by the curb on 96th street I squealed with excitement. Not only did I get the hodgepodge of bottles out of the kitchen but it was a perfect place to set my jewelry box I’ve had since I was a little girl.
image via from me to you

Creating Memories
Road trips, days at the beach, and new discoveries...if forced to choose, I'd pick shared experiences over things any day of the week.

Simple joys

Outdoor Cafes
Whiling away the hours at an outdoor cafe is about as good as it gets. Those I experienced in Paris are my favorites, but just about any one will do.

image via From Me To You

and of course...the thrill of the hunt



Vintage chalkboard circa 1943

Flowers from my garden

{ a few of my favorite finds }

Click here to follow the Blog It Forward schedule and be sure to check out the other nine bloggers also participating today:

~ nectar & light
~ angiegoboom
~ cafe cartolina
~ pois rouge
~ design fixation
~ her sunday dress
~ the baker's daughter
~ lilac & ivy
~ victoria klein

Psst...don't miss Shutterly Lovely's blog-it-forward post tomorrow.

image sources: all images were taken by me unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

{ inspired by: dottie angel }

an 'ordinary extraordinaries' giveaway... by dottie angel.

I recently happened upon Dottie Angel's flickr stream and fell totally and completely head over heels for her fabulous, eclectic style. An avid collector and DIY genius, Tif is generous about sharing her projects and oodles of inspiring eye candy along the way. It was just what I needed to get me off my tush and actually tackle some of the DIY projects that I've planned, but yet to execute. Be sure to visit the Dottie Angel shop (her one-of-a-kind items seem to go quickly...follow her blog for alerts to shop updates)

P.S. I want an airstream named Gladys too.

Monday, February 22, 2010

{ garden inspired: terrain }




A few of many favorites found in Terrain's perfectly curated online shop. Their brick & mortar location, which includes a cafe, looks amazing!
I'm so ready to spend some time in my garden...

Friday, February 19, 2010

{ feeling blue...and white }

A few sunny, 70 degree days this week tricked me into thinking Spring had arrived. Alas, this morning's clouds + rain forecasted for the weekend snapped me right back to the reality that indeed, we have another month of winter. So, I decided to create my own sunshine with one of my favorite color combinations: blue + white....add a dash of polka dots, stripes, and checks for an early dose of Spring.

Katrin Cargill

Cheers to a great weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }


Google Before You Tweet poster by i love typography

Do you tweet? I do.

Thanks for the tip Steve!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

{ something old, something new: save the date handkerchiefs }

I adore these hand-printed "Save the Date" handkerchiefs. What a wonderful keepsake!





Is it too early for me to start an inspiration file for Bella's wedding?

spotted on this super duper cool blog

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

{ weekend snapshot }

Over the weekend, my sweet Valentine escorted me to the Second Sunday Antiques Faire and waited by patiently as I indulged in my latest obsession, vintage cameras. I happened upon a Brownie Six-20 Junior and had to have it for my tiny, but growing collection, which I plan to display in our home { photos forthcoming }. Exactly how I will display these little beauties has yet to be determined, which is why I found these flickr faves oh-so-inspiring...*swoon*.

My creation

image sources here


What did you all do over the weekend?

Monday, February 15, 2010

{ on holiday }


Good morning friends. I'm taking a personal time out to enjoy this gorgeous, sunny holiday. I hope you have a lovely day planned as you back here on Tuesday. xo

image spotted here, where you'll find all sorts of goodies.

Friday, February 12, 2010

{ unconditional love }

happy friday...

True Loves

may your weekend be filled with love...and all of your favorite things
xoxo ~Suzanne

image sources here

Thursday, February 11, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

littlealouetteblog:  distillingwater:  heavenishere:  moreofyou “She”.

spotted here

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{ small talk: crewcuts }

Picnik collage

As a small fry, who was still wearing a children's size 14 through my freshman year of high school, I have a love/hate relationship with the über coolness of kids' fashion these days. On the one hand, I love scrolling through the drool- worthy images and styling, yet, all I can think is, "Curse you, fashion designers...where were you when I was rocking my Garanaimals and doing everything in my power to make them look hip?" {I assure you, I was not very successful}.

Case-in-point...the to-die-for Crewcuts' looks for Spring. Adorable...but so not fair!

Monday, February 8, 2010

{ google's parisian love? c'est magnifique! }

By far, my favorite Super Bowl ad.

So cute. So clever. And that giggle at the end? Irresistible.

Did you have a favorite?

Friday, February 5, 2010

{ it won't be long now... }

I'm starting to see tiny buds on our trees and the teeniest of green starts poking their way out of the ground -- a welcome reminder that Spring is just around the corner.

spring blooms

In the meantime, I'll continue to stalk Shana Rae's insanely pretty flickr stream {and you should too!}
Have a beautiful weekend friends. xoxo ~Suzanne

Thursday, February 4, 2010

{ thursday thoughts }

seen here

have a lovely day my friends...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

{ constant cravings: simple jewelry }

My creation

I just might need to incorporate one of these lovely
pieces by VerreEncore into my daily uniform. I love the sweet simplicity
of the designs which are handmade by fusing glass to metal.
Discovered via this new (to me) blog.

Monday, February 1, 2010

{ paint it black }

eclectic bathroom by Birdhouse Interior Design Consulting

A vintage door re-imagined with chalkboard paint. Pure genius, don't you think?

Happy Mondy...we had a fabulous, sunshine-filled weekend.
I hope yours were just as lovely.

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