The vintage tabletop aluminum tree made its appearance again this year. I was sure I’d get something full size to fill the grand bay window, but, ultimately, just couldn’t decide on anything better. Truthfully, it’s because I’m ready to move. Do you get that itch? We have no other prospects, and haven’t even been looking, but we’ve lived here for just over five years and I’ve decorated (and redecorated) every inch of this rental. I’m ready for a new challenge. Pushing pause on buying a new tree made the most sense.Read More
I’m eager to dive into some holiday-themed posts, but wanted to squeeze this one in before I do. Guys! I got a new living room rug! Really, it’s a new OLD living room rug, and I’m so into it. I bought our previous black and white one right around the time we moved in five years ago. While it wasn’t a purchase made out of love, it filled a need and was affordable so I made it work. But I’ve had my (side) eye out hoping for something better for awhile.Read More
A little over two months ago – yes, two months, which I’m quickly learning in the life of a baby may as well be two years – my dear friend Emma came over to snap some photos of us in our natural habitat. Homebodies til the end! And I am in love. What she was able to capture is just so earnest and beautiful – images I will treasure forever.Read More
Trigger Warning: if you're a wood purist maybe skip this one.
When it comes to painted furniture I land somewhere in the middle. I'd almost always prefer a beautiful piece left un-doctored than risk witnessing a midcentury stunner slathered in chalk paint and stenciled decals. But sometimes, GASP! I do think a fresh coat of paint can actually better serve a vintage piece of furniture – specifically if you're starting out with something like this:Read More