Tuesday, March 17, 2009

everything gold must stay...



today i am grateful for...

1. shopping at tinsel trading company with chelsea and pete. glittery letters and crowns and eggs and nests. the wall of flowers. paper and ribbon micro-mini bridal dress in the window. dissected fabric petals clustered in cellophane bags. tiny vintage trims. display cases overflowing with silver and gold. stamped ribbon.






2. my new fat pink birdie. i named her rosie, after my chelsea rose cook. and because she is quite the blushing peep.



3. a peek inside geminola. the equivalent of a magical wardrobe on perry street. when you walk inside it is better than any c.s. lewis tale. it is if you stumbled upon some pixie vaudevillian's beloved trunk. paintings of lolitas and bathing beauties. hangers wrapped in yarn and ribbon. flower crowns and boudoir lampshades. party dresses from the 20s-70s...in immaculate collection. either perfectly loved or perfectly re-worked. i love this store.






4. eating mini, baby cupcakes at sugar sweet sunshine. this is the best invention ever. perfect for on-the-go. one bite and an instant sugar hit. cupcakes are my anti-drug. i'm a cupcake popper and i will make no apologies for it!

5. dusting off some old sketchbooks from college to re-examine past design ideas. flipping through them felt like flipping through yearbooks. some pages made me smile and some made me cringe. i need to prioritize more time in my life to keep a sketchbook. to collage and paint and draw with crayons and embroider and applique pages. to coffee stain pages and tape down fabrics and dust glitter across everything.




6. gathering inspiration for our next collection. chelsea's corkboard is now peppered with pom poms, yo-yos, bows, horse ribbons, a medley of metallic ribbon...



7. putting the finishing touches on our save-the-dates...off to the post office tomorrow!



6 comments:

little ghosts said...

That's such a cute idea for save the dates. You make me miss my own wedding preparations :)

Mr Catch said...

I like your blog.very much

You make me maintain the idea that there are actual Amelie Poulaines out there.

Keep it up!

L

Mr Catch said...

I like your blog.very much

You make me maintain the idea that there are actual Amelie Poulaines out there.

Keep it up!

L

Joanna Goddard said...

i love your save the dates!!!! i would love to post them today on smitten, if that's ok with you! xoxo

littlegypsy. said...
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love first, and live incidentally said...

awh, your save the dates are so simple and so sweet. they fit you perfectly

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