I. Love. Pyrex. I’ve loved it for years. In my 20’s I loved the 70’s avocado green color and patterns like Crazy Daisy or Spring Blossom. Currently I collect Shenandoah and pretty much any patterns I can find since the popularity has skyrocketed. I’ve even gotten my sister obsessed. After college in Lancaster PA she’s drawn to the Amish-y pattern of Butterprint.
Part of the thrill of shopping for Pyrex is finding it “in the wild” (at a thrift shop or garage sale as opposed to online or in a antique shop). But I can definitely see the appeal of being able to find that one missing piece to you collection and with just a quick type of the keys you can find whatever you need.
About 6 months ago I moved to Upstate New York from NYC. Even before I got here, I had a strong attraction to natural materials and an overall affinity for the outdoors in design. I’m not actually about to go camping. Trees, linens, stoneware, neutral colors, woods and woodland creatures like owls and deer just find their way into my aesthetic.
I’ve been trying to accumulate all sorts of things my style to include in my new (and MUCH larger) apartment. While I have a million little things to finish off the space, I really need to get my butt in gear about purchasing some furniture. I still don’t have a couch. Yeah, you try owning a couch in a 5th floor walk-up studio in Brooklyn. I didn’t think so.
Even though I’ve curbed my spending for the time being on decorative items for myself, I can still share!
I have come up with this brilliant plan to make an entire wall of art from vintage embroidered/needlepoint/crewel work pictures. Awesome, yes? I’ve been collecting framed gems the last few months and I’m hoping in a few more I will be able to put together a respectable obsession wall. I was originally inspired last year when I saw this totally amazing vintage Marushka wall on instagram.
I grew up grandmother-less as a child and I have these impressions of all the smotherly love I missed out on. Afghans give me that warm fuzzy feeling of grandmas and good books.
An afghan is a blanket, wrap, or shawl made of colored yarn. It is knitted or crocheted, often in geometric shapes. It can also be referred to as a “throw”. Afghans were first made in Afghanistan and commonly featured geometric designs with many holes in the pattern. They are hand-stitched or knitted. In North American craft tradition, afghans are draped over sofas or large chairs for decoration. – via Wikipedia
I love the look of a throw over the bottom of a perfectly made bed. Personally I prefer more muted colors and patterns, which I find are more rare. Seems grannies really loved to rainbow it up with their yarns.
This one is so beautifully understated in color and you can see how detailed it is with scalloped edges and different knits.
While this one is colorful, it’s muted in almost pastel shades, plus it has such a light and airy, ethereal look to it. So delicately lovely.
Classic granny square in colors that will compliment decor instead of clash with it. You really have to check out the aniandrose shop if you’re in the market for an afghan – it has the best ones on Etsy, in my opinion. All in great colors.
I like the unique pattern on this one and ombre coloring.
4th of July is one of the best holidays. Patriotism, BBQ’s and fireworks all in the middle of summer? Hot damn! While this year it’s on a stinkin’ Wednesday, it also means that celebrating both the weekend before and the weekend after is totally acceptable. Totally.