Monday, March 7, 2011

when skies are grey...

Sometimes ...

design wonderland


style at home


Lonny Mag

Dana at House Tweaking


style at home


style at home


the famous Dwell Studio pillows at Target


Emily's give~a~way!
{with love}

Sunday, March 6, 2011

it's Sunday night...sleep on this...sweet dreams!

{with love}

Sunday morning!

i'm up!

2009 ~ a sweet Disney / Pixar cartoon!

2010 ~  a sweet winner... 
Washington Post's Peep's diorama contest

March 5th 2011 ~ NatGeo
(two guys were in the house, but they were not
an 82 year old gent and a boy scout! )

get up!  have a great week!

{with love}

Friday, March 4, 2011

oatmeal & rust...

my friend Jami at freckled laundry

is doing a series of posts on

identifying vintage design styles...

she inspired me to identify my our style!

let's start with...colour...

warm tones with rust & greige

oatmeal w/ cinnamon & coffee...

(so most of you know i am 59... i {LoVe} this shoe...

i once had a collection of many like this and

 wore them with hip hugger bell bottoms...

oh what a feeling!)

~ ooops back to O & R~

 the photo, from...Anthropologie...

the best at

mixing textiles, textures, finishes,

old & new...truly EcLecTic magic!

~ and ~

the place that makes me feel like

 i'm dancing...on 42nd street!

Good Morning...pretty wall clock that we purchased in
Alabama when we were newly weds (around 1974)!

mr dreams and i have been collecting antique

accent pieces and art for over 37 years now.

we just cannot abandon our keepsakes

and memories. so i guess what i am saying is

it's going to be fun carrying our 70's, 80's & 90's

acquisitions into this 2011 up cycle!

our Tony Turpin d. and i
spent our life savings on this (220.00)...we were in our 20's
way before kids... (no, we weren't hippies).

it's a perfect depiction of old meeting new...

so it's the hallmark of our

newly defined...


pacNWwest * cottage vintage * style

{with love}

there will be more oatmealrust ahead! ~

Thursday, March 3, 2011

{O' Starbucks!}

i found this at Style at Home this morning and

it's must share! i celebrate my Irish heritage and yes

i was born in Seattle!

a Guinness float!

are you ready for this?

a Bailey's milkshake!!!!!


a little twist for my Irish coffee!


i'm not suggesting alot of drinking...but i do love a

little bit of cheer on special occasions,

and to me this is cheer!

so once again...Slainte'!

(you may just have to put up with my Irish heart

for a few...) God Bless!!!

{with love}

give credit where credit is due:

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

a simple truth...

"that people could come into the world

in a place they could not at first even name

and had never known before;

and that out of a nameless and unknown

place they could grow and move

around in it until it's name they knew

and called with love, and call it HOME,

and put roots there and love others there;

so that whenever they left this place

they would sing homesick songs about it

and write poems of yearning for it..."

...william goyen

{with love}