But I am inside. Outside. Inside. You get it. Here is a roundup of all the things I want in my apartment ASAP. Craft day needs to occur ASAP. Lot’s of ASAP’s in my life right now.
Painted leaves. Where would I put them? I have no clue but I like them.
Spotted on Blablakids
Little wooden push pins (gots to get me a bulletin board which is just a bad idea for a hoarder like me).
Spotted on Traditionally Modern Design
Boxes full of herbs. In a vintage wooden box, obvi.
Spotted on Real Simple
Dreamcatchers. Everywhere. Every window in my apartment will have a dreamcatcher
Spotted on Free People
I like driftwood. This one may have to wait until the summer
Spotted on Lovely Indeed
I love the idea of making nut garland like Emma from Marion House Book
I also love the idea of a pinecone garland – my sis has one… (I would leave mine natural.)
I love nature. So much that I would want these in my place, too.
Spotted on La Petit Cuisine
I need this reminder in my home everyday. So I am buying it this week.
Print by Sandi Falconer of Dead Weight
Like I said earlier this week, my place really is squared away like I would like for me to ‘share’ my whole apartment yet. And frankly, there is parts of my apartment that I may never share (here’s looking at you old inefficient stove, stupid kitchen cabinets and odd shower room). It’s a rental. I care about making it a cozy space for moi but I am not willing to invest loads of money into a space that I don’t own. Anyways, here are some corners and objects from my slowly evolving apartment:
Location: above my bed.
Wondering about the wood candle holder? My dad made it. This was one of his castaways as it cracked. I liked that it was cracked so he gave it to me as a housewarming.
I bought a stool. It was to go with my kitchen island… Which I think I might sell. I snagged this sweet stool from Becki at the Vintage Cabin. She has a booth at the Junction Flea and sells lots of great stuff… Go check her out but go early because her things sell like hot cakes.
I bought a vintage school desk from Mrs Huizenga’s on Roncevalles. I bought it for several reasons – it was small, inexpensive and felt like a bit of a tribute to my work with children in the school board. I still have the cloth owl print, my inherited Alpine Glider, my Eames chair and there is a new mid-century style magazine rack underneath the desk that my step mom gifted to me (was her mom’s). I am not quite sure where to put the magazine rack yet…
I plan on hanging the glider up.
More of the area above my bed.
Jade plant from my mom – apparently it brings good luck to your home… And a mini reading lamp that was from my gramma’s house.
Most of my kitchen is unremarkable so no point in sharing. Here is some of my jars and knick knacks (I love knick knacks) above my stove.
I fell into it. The black hole of the Canadian winter. It’s been weeks since I have posted – the crickets were only getting louder. Life has been speeding forward -there has been snow (relative to past winters anyways), weekends away, lots of walks around the hood, trips planned (HEY Costa Rica & Nicaragua , I can’t wait to meet ‘cha). But little blog activity.
My apartment is coming along but not quite share worthy yet. It feels crowded, no art had been hung and Nan and I are still trying to figure out how to make 400 square feet feel bigger. It is still at the embarrassing stage. OK? I said it.
But I have been doing stuff. Some stuff anyways.
Nan use to not be allowed on the bed. EVER. Then she got bigger… and I got weaker. I couldn’t resist the odd bed cuddle. Which turned into a morning ritual of her jumping on the bed for a cuddle… Then it all went downhill. We are bedmates now. She adores my wool blanket.
Winter cottaging. I highly recommend it.
Nan looks like a coyote here. Maybe she is a coyote. A super loving one. And who is that lovely pup herding her? It’s Momo. Go check him out here. He is a clever monkey with a very talented photographer for a dad.
Even funnier? Here is a picture of moi – caught ‘gramming the above image.