Monday, February 28, 2011

Love: Ocean Photographs

I've come home with hundreds of beautiful photos of the aqua-hued water of the Keys.  Here are some of my favorites. 

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Travel: Key Largo

Greetings from the airport in Fort Lauderdale- the first place I've had Internet access in days!! It was a nice break, but I've been anxious to blog. The trip was far too quick to even feel like I was on vacation, but was still filled with beautiful scenery and great friends!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Travel: Key Largo

I'm off to Key Largo tomorrow morning!!! Im looking forward to sharing my adventure with you, and you can expect a whole slew of beach, pina colada, and best friend pics in the near future! Hope you're all having a good week.
Monday, February 21, 2011

Vintage and Travel: Clothesbrush and Celtic Crosses

I spent the weekend photographing tons of new items for my shop, jotting down all the details and getting them ready to list. My photo sessions always have to be done over the weekend during winter months because you need the good, natural light that is only found in the early afternoon hours (at least at my house), and I'm at work all week. Now that I have everything prepared, the listing begins...
I've been on a major "clean out", and "de-clutter" kick lately since I'll be moving in a few short months, and what better place to start than with all of the awesome vintage goodies I've been collecting and waiting to get in my shop- I hope you enjoy :)

One of the items I've just listed is a sweet old clothes brush. I found this in treasure in norther Virginia, and couldn't resist that delicate, lovely engraving the covers the top. I swoon for anything lacy, scroll-y, and fine and of course the brush was no exception.

One of the first thing that poped into my mind when I saw the engraving was all of the engraved celtic crosses I saw in Ireland. There was one cross in particular that I loved, that this immediately made me think back to being in the beautiful old graveyard looking up at this fabulous cross.

The graveyards were EVERYWHERE in the west of Ireland, and I would have stopped at everyone if I could have.  Especially this one:
One day I'll make it back to the Emerald Isle. With a rental car. And a big sheet of paper. And a crayon.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Travel: Deep Creek Lake

 We spent last weekend at  Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, located in the western part of the state. The resort town is home to Maryland's larget ski and snow resort, as well as a huge man-made lake that keeps tourist visiting year round. I've been visiting Deep Creek lake yearly now for almost 20 years, and I've watched it grow into a booming little hot spot. Some of my most favorite memories have been made in Deep Creek, and this weekend was no exception!
One of the best parts about going to Deep Creek Lake is the lack of cell phone reception on the mountains where we stay. Sometimes it's nice to get away, unplug, and escape the real world. I know I was in true relaxation mode because I can count the number of photos I took on one hand. Not like me at all!
Friday, February 11, 2011

Love: NYC window displays

Take a peek at my favorite window display in all of NYC. Although not a fan of Louis Vuitton, I do think his unexpected use of products is quite creative :)

Hope you have a great weekend!