of sea and sky

over here, we’re riding that wonderfully hopeful transition of winter into spring. every few days the skies cloud over and the air stays cool and gray, but it’s never too long before a new wind blows through, bringing fresh warmth and delicious sunlight.

until spring shines through in all its most vivid hues, i’m finding myself dreaming in shades of blue – the color of these cool mornings and mild days.

 

tuxedo ruffle curtains at urban outfitters

 

 

linen “bardot” dress at talbots

 

 

“curve” teapot with mesh infuser
(at places like stash tea, paper source, and amazon)


 

clothbound penguin classics, covers designed by coralie bickford-smith

 

 

latte bowls at anthropologie

 

 

capri blue jar candle in volcano at anthropologie

 

 

japanese washi tape at urban scarlet

 

 

painted dot airgo chair at pbteen

 

 

“jubilant” – fine art photograph on etsy

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love love

i tend to think a lot of what goes along with valentine’s day isn’t all thaaaat romantic, but i fully embrace it as an excuse to be unabashedly girly and shamelessly, over-the-top sweet.

my party-planning partner-in-crime and i have already dreamed up a dessert party with heart-shaped cutouts of pound cake to be dipped in chocolate fondue, pink-frosted sugar cookies showered with sprinkles, and marshmallow hearts to plunk in hot mugs of cocoa. like i said: over-the-top sweet.

will we really pull it off? will any males come within 10 feet of the festivities? that remains to be seen, but – as it is with the lovely finds below – the fun is in getting inspired.


mini heart mirrors at pbteen

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“a hidden apple” – miniature artist book by elsa mora

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crochet heart garland: how-to at design*sponge

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doily clock on etsy

 

doily coasters on etsy

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tiny heart ring on etsy

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a most fantastic february music mix – tracklist and link to download at miss moss
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a grown-up wish list

i can’t help it – i love things. pretty things. delicious things.

when i dream of the life i wish to one day have, i dream of the things that will fill my home – the books that will put their weight on my shelves; the tea set i will bring out when friends are over; the little ornaments i will line up on the mantle, each one reminding me of something or someone different.

inspired by the visually delicious gift guides over at design*sponge and the lovely list of books at lottie+doof, here is my own little collection of beautiful things i can’t stop thinking about.

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mosaic wall mirror at urban outfitters

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“blue duchesse” china by vera wang for wedgwood

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“jasmin de virginie” corsage bracelet on etsy

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wingtip heels at urban outfitters

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cartolina iphone app

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60s roly poly cocktail glasses on etsy

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kate spade “on the dot” bangle

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“sailing along together” print on etsy