Albeit monograms

I'm not usually into monogrammed stuff, but I love how subtle these necklaces are. Getting your own initial is kinda meh, but I like the idea of wearing the initial of a loved one. And if they're so lucky as to have a name that starts with a horizontally-symmetrical letter like C, D, or E, this would look slick.

I wish they weren't so expensive though! $310 for a little chain and letter. Making them in silver would also be enjoyable. Oh well, in the case you can actually afford one of these, they have sideways numbers and symbols too.


new yawk

I'm back from NYC and it exceeded my expectations per usual!

- Dinner at Trestle on 10th
- Natural History Museum
- Finally locating Greenwich Press on Christopher Street. We were very, very confused for about half an hour.
- West Side Story
- Getting a taste of the Brooklyn Bridge
- Dinner with our dear friend Steve at Les Deux Amis in Turtle Bay
- Brunch at Sarabeth's (part of Hotel Wales in the Central Park East area). Such tasty jams and muffins!
- Dinner at Cookshop in Chelsea. The quail and anticuchos were the best things I ate the whole trip. And really liked the dandelion salad!
- Traveling with two awesome people


new etsy shop!

Hurray! At long last my Etsy shop is ready for business. I will be selling vintage and antique items, and occasionally handmade crafts.

The first items I posted are a beautiful Edwardian tea dress and a new wide-brimmed hat (that I tea stained the ribbons of). I wore them both for a garden party I hosted for Coop's birthday in January.
I'm sad to see them go, but they've had they're time with me and are ready for a new home. :)

My shop is called "the waltz" and the address is:

Hope you like it - I know I'm pumped!

Texts from Last Night

This website is incredible. It's where people post ridiculous texts they have received.

A sampling:

"You always know who the new freshman are on fb because theyre always wearing prom dresses."

"8th day he invented the big mac, 9th he invented pop rocks, 10th day boobs."

"(650): dude, i just saw a bobcat while i was rollerblading this morning.
(805): 1: dont ever text someone @ 8am on sat. 2: dont ever admit to rollerblading past 1992. "


last day dream

Last Day Dream [HD] from Chris Milk on Vimeo.

I love Chris Milk's video of the last things a man thinks of as he's dying. Really well done.

{via A Cup of Jo and Shape+Color}


tea for two

I'm working on the song Tea for Two (from No, No, Nanette) in class, and it is becoming one of my favorite songs from musical theater. It paints a very traditional picture, but I love it all the same. It makes me want to have some "sugar cake" too...whatever that is.

~ ~
Picture me upon your knee
Just tea for two
And two for tea
Just me for you
And you for me alone

Nobody near us to see us or hear us
No friends or relations
On weekend vacations
We won't have it known, dear
That we own a telephone, dear

Day will break, and I'll awake

And start to bake a sugar cake
For you to take, for all the boys to see

We will raise a family

A boy for you
A girl for me
Can't you see how happy we would be

~ ~

There's more, but that's the bulk of it. An older recording is available here (it's track 12).

yellow & white stripes

I am pining for some yellow and white striped curtains right now, but I'm having trouble finding any! I thought it would be a classic, well-stocked design, but Pottery Barn seems to have the only candidates.

I like them both, but the image in my head is of valance-style curtains with wide, nautical stripes. There's something fresher and less overtly sailor-like about using yellow instead of navy blue. :) I wish I was crafty enough to sew my own! I wonder if etsy has anyone that makes custom curtains...


CB's brother got married in Nebraska this past weekend. :) The wedding was a low-key, lovely gathering. Besides the nuptials, I also got a chance to hike around and browse the fantastic antique stores. I was a happy camper!