Sunday, January 31, 2010

American Gods

While being a super awesome blog stalker, I found this amazing woman, who is reading this amazing book.
Love love love it.

"I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's ass. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in good sex in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon sperm, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really did taste better when i was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle, that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of casual chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says sex is overrated just hasn't done it properly. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it."

Saturday, January 30, 2010


I love this idea. I'll have to get my dad to get started on one of these. As of right now, I want a super vintage field wedding and this would be perrrfect. Super cute for the actual ceremony AND for fun pictures after of all your guests....I'm a sucker for a photo booth- of any kind!

Repurposed wood + yellow dresser= LOVE
...and I might need one just for my room!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Old Money Corp.

My grandmother always collected coins and claims she still does. The grandmother on the other side always gave me coins from those infomericals. My high school graduation gift was an oversized buffalo nickel. I never lived that one down. Needless to say I've always been surrounded by the metal stuff, but I never had any interest...until now. The repurposing of something that has touched so many hands, and lives, is something I see as remarkable-especially when you do it like these ladies.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fake Snow

Even though it was almost 60 and rainy on Monday in Connecticut and 40 and so sunny that I had the windows down in the car on Tuesday, I still love these snowy photos. I wouldn't mind a few more days of the white stuff, but I am so ready for the best summer everrrr.

**UPDATE It's snowing...somehow I feel responsible. Go me!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wedding Wednesday...Anthropologie & Steam Punk Weddings

So I'm all over this vintage wedding thing. Even though I don't even have a boyfriend, I'm thinking I should start collecting treasures to utilize and scatter on tables and around the wedding on my big day that is not even a glimmer in my future. Especially if I tell a guy I like that I'm collecting for your wedding. I can't think of a better way to scare off a perspective husband....Crank up the crazyyyyy. Anyway, here are some super cute ideas:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Abandoned Car Session

How beautiful are these!?
Even though I'm no longer with the super car guy, I can still appreciate these vintage car photos. Even without reading too much into the juxtaposition of ruins and abandonment to love and marriage, the photos are simply lovely!

Check more of Kelli's work from Touch of Grey at Green Wedding Shoes!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I just love Snapatorium.
Amazing old photos that can be yours for just a small fee.
***But for realsies...I was going to post a funny bathing suit picture, a drinking picture, and a gay interest picture say something witty along the lines of "for all your drinking in bathing suits to vintage gay interest photography needs...." and the two photos I picked out for the two previous items were the only two photos in gay interests. I don't know what that says about my sense of humor....

Sunday, January 24, 2010

farmhouse wares

I truly never thought that I'd get into 'farm ware' or anything that reminded me of the old house I grew up in...but I find myself so atracted to the simplicity and often kitschy sense of style.
Check out farmhouse's reproductions of the finer things:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

My new old bling

Just a little taste of my lastest find: bag' o' goodies...
Two gallon bags of random vintage finds from Oregon= One Happy Girl
Keep an eye out for my new shop The Last August Rose (There's not much in it yet!)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Royal Mail

Here's my lastest arrival from BPS. I didn't receive any cards in November or December, but maybe there just a postal strike happening somewhere and they'll come and it'll magnificent! This one is from England...hence the Royal Mail...which N had to explain to me..because I was all mads that it didn't say where it was from....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Aqua Gems

I'm in love this this color. No matter what time of year it is, it reminds me of Aruba's beaches and sandy toes...or if it cold out...melting ice and frosted window panes.

Evreaux by Bijoux d'Odalisque

Aquamarine Ring by MSO Joies

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wedding...Around the World

Little cultural touches, even if they aren't from your own background, can whisk you and your guests away to another world for your big day. Color, scents, and tastes all make the experience more special and make it a day no one will ever forget.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

Itty Bitty Project

People need to stop and smell the roses. They also ned to watch where you step. This clever project is all about seeing life from a different perspective and minding the details.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Here's my latest postacrd for the BPS, headed to California. I included ample glitter and sunshine since its been frigid and windy here!

Within the last year or so I've discovered vintage postcards. I want to decoupage the top of a coffee table with them and pretend I've been to all the fabulous places. I once passed up an opportunity to pick up some amazing finds in Rhode Island. Never again...never again....

Everyone could use a little more kitsch in their life!

Postcard from Sharon Foster Vintage

Check out these vintage inspired invites!

From the fine folks at Green Wedding Shoes

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Steel Furniture

I'll need one of these when I have that killer studio apartment in Boston...or overlooking Venice beach..or sooner....

Friday, January 15, 2010

Climbing Shoes

I'm not a shoe girl...but I will own these one day...if only to admire...because I'd fall over....

I am apparently the one and only non 'shoe girl' out there but even I would buy a bunch of overly priced and overly uncomfortable shoes for this.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My new man! (Not literally mine)

Let me introduce.....

Liam Samuel Coloumbe



He's so gansta. Peace yo.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Or you're a jerk. Seriously. If many Haitians live on $2 a day, you can skip you coffee and pitch in here. OK. So The link doesn't work. Google it then.

Wedding Wednesday...the bling

Who says your rings has to be diamonds? Or at least in the conventional sense!

Leaf Ring by Silver Garden