Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Inspiration

Feeling miserable with congestion
and nasal passage obstruction
is perfect for being idle on the computer and doing
a little virtual shopping to get some inspiration.
Even though I can't taste my food,
and even though my head is throbbing,
doesn't mean that my pretend wallet
full of pretend money
can't be put to good use...
A girl's dreams can be realized if
she translates her ideas into
something tangible and cheap-
perhaps collected from a second-hand store
or fashioned by hand.
So today I found some things to get
me in the mood to make stuff and decorate
with a fresh new look.
I don't have to spend money,
to look or feel money.

Oh my gosh,

I am brilliant!

These french metal bistro chairs

have long held a place in my heart,

they can be found lots of places...

namely Pottery Barn and the Sundance Catalog.

the above and below are wallpapers from

Wallpaper has made quite a comeback.
Five years ago I found some killer vintage
wallpaper at a thriftstore that I am just waiting to
find the perfect place for.
The commitment of pasting
it on the wall must be scrutinized carefully.

Always love all the whimsy found at the
paper treasure trove that Papaya is.

Virtual shopping,

also means,

virtual eating.

I'm in a salad mood.

These recipes can be found on the

Williams Sonoma Recipe Finder

Arugula-Orange Salad with Pomegranate-White Wine Vinaigrette

Beet Salad with Chèvre and Walnuts

Charred Corn Salad

Candy compliments of this dandy store-

Artichokes and Company

For a funky and kitschy feel

Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie

never dissapoint.

boombox pillowcases....hello cool

awesome inflatable moose... for my boys room

skull key covers....way cute

butterfly knobs... be still my beating heart.

I love dishes.

These bowls from the Sundance Catalog

are good enough to eat.

And the colorful stripe platter from

Pottery Barn makes your food look festive.

And lastly,

I'm very inspired by the

nautical-americana-beachy theme for summer.

marine flag wall plaques from Pottery Barn

This Astrid Chair always taunts me

when I visit Anthropologie


Go to Martha Stewart to find

directions for the last three images.




you should get paid for this! seriously your so good at it! like a style me pretty blog hello girl find a way to make some money doing this your amazing! then you wont have to shop with pretend money it will be real! for me never real always fake!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for watering my flowers. You guys are such good neighbors. Thank you thank you!