Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back from my trip to Humboldt County California. I had an awesome amazingly peaceful week full of long walks at the bay, bus rides, hiking in a forest of sequoias, and driving all over the redwood parks.

I shot some great photos in a little town called Trinidad. We stopped in a few shops.
Here i got a handful of wonderful asian and african hand cast copper and brass beads.

We took a day long cruise south through the redwood parks

I greatly enjoyed taking early morning strolls through old town, Eureka. One morning i stopped at a bead and talisman shop, got some great beads and chain. When I got home to my suprise they dropped a big stuffed bag of great glass beads for free in my bag!
I also love this shop called Shipwreck. Fusion of handmade items, vintage items, and handspun yarn!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

weddings and sorts

The idea of getting married has been such a far off in the distance event for so long its hard to crack down and get moving on it! The dates just 8 months away and I have only ideas in my mind and brief browsing through etsy for the things I want to do.
I have at least notified the people Id like to be involved, Three of my closest ladies. We have a place in mind out in the country side in Saukville, WI with lots of room for eating, dancing, and a field of pitched tents.
Its hard to want to make everything yourself but find that just as daunting as spending a bunch of money.
One of my favorite things Ive found so far are these mossy lanterns by AprilHilerDesigns

Bottom line is it will resemble that of the sort of celebration one might stumble upon in a shire of hobbits.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

the abode

my mom is officially moving to her boyfriends when she gets back so that means I can finally take the house by the reins and make it my own without fearing the repurcussions of my mothers unjust feeling of being moved aside.
First I redecorated the bathroom. I cleaned it out, threw away a good heaping box of strange body products and such I'd been holding onto for years.
I painted the walls a warm cappucino color. Bought a beautiful new fabric shower curtain with a rich brown print on it.
Hung a new brushed bronze towel rack, brought in a brushed bronze bamboo shelving unit.
I found this rad amazing candle holder out thrifting the other day

Then I got to finally hang these vintage pictures I found thrifting a few years ago but never had the right frame for due to their square nature. I found a perfect one at a thrift store but alas, only one! so the other hangs in an unfavorable cheap one for the meantime.

"pan's legs were like a goat but he played such music that the nymphs would have no one else to play for their dancing"
I also have gotten to hang the art and prints that have been hiding in my bedroom. One of my favorites called "Look" a linocut print by milwaukee artist Jenny James, who i run into on occasion and swap goodies with.