This fine Friday finds me longing to just relax, hang out with my family, dabble a little bit with my vintage finds, throw something on the smoker and maybe drink a margarita, finish up some projects and spend time with my family.
Here's a few other finds that I thought I would share with you.....
A new magazine....
Oh how I love a new junk magazine
. This one is really good and is full of beautiful photos of different decorating styles all done with flea market finds. It's a good read and the styling of this magazine is fabulous. I found mine at the grocery store.
This page with the pretty milk glass caught my eye. It makes me glad I saved a few of my most recent finds.
Some new supplies....
I've been doing a ton of concept sketches lately and my pens and notebooks have been scattered all over the place. I finally placed an order at Jet Pens
which is a company in the US that sells Japanese pens and pencils, journals and some great pencil cases. I got 3 of these pencil cases
, one for me and and the girls and we love them. Nice and roomy with lots of fun pockets. The office geek in you will love them too.
Here's a few of the other things I got. The FudeBall 1.5 pen is highly recommended by Dina Wakley for thick journaling lines. I love it for making bold outlines in my sketches. The pencil....oh that pencil
. It has a squishy soft grip and the lead advances by shaking the pencil!! I know! My first real boss who was an architect had one similar to this and I loved it and found one too. That was over 20 years ago. I was so sad when the pencil broke...or maybe I lost it. When I saw this style at Jet Pens I knew I had to have one. It's awesome. The girls were mad that I didn't get them one too. Looks like I might need to place another order soon. The pencil case and a few fun pens and pencils would make a great back to school gift.
This stationery set....
Could it be any cuter? It's from One Canoe Two and has a "notes from camp" theme
. I absolutely love it. During the Summer months, I dream of heading off to a secluded cabin in the mountains or a fun resort that used to be a Summer camp. These fun notecards just capture that style so perfectly. And you need to take a stroll through their blog. These ladies took up shop in an old barn
and are refurbishing it for their offices which houses their letterpress machine. How jealous am I?
New in the shop.....
My little Instagrams are a popular item in my shop and I have a new set added today. Fun little camera Instagrams
that are perfect for adding to cards, Project Life pages, packaging and more. You just cut them apart and use as you wish.
My upcoming class.....
It's coming in July and will last all month long. It's called Sweet Summertime and you can read all about it here. It's offered through Gossamer Blue
which is where you can purchase the kit and the separate class.
Sneak peek time....
The July Gossamer Blue kits
will be available soon. I love 'em....just like always. Jam packed full of fun crafty goodness.
Finding myself in a pickle....
Here's where I need your help. I've had this vintage kitchen cupboard in my dining room which is open to my kitchen for a few years now. I love it however the white paint doesn't match anything I have. It hasn't bothered me at all but now I have a little dilemma....
I recently acquired this old file type cabinet at a junk sale. It's old and chippy and worn and just perfect for something I've always wanted to do. I'm working on creating a chalkboard wall in my dining room and have always wanted a small office type station near my kitchen. My idea is to have a place to keep a family calendar, a place to store my bills & calculator, an area to hold my chalboard supplies, maybe a place to display my cookbook collection, a place to hang keyes. This set up below would allow me to do it all.
My dilemma is this.....I don't have another good place to put the white cupboard. I'm seriously thinking it would make a great porch piece, used for beach towels, a radio for the pool, some outdoor entertaining items, etc. But I don't want it to weather too much in the outdoor elements. Also, my family is giving me the raised eyebrow look when I ask their opinion about the mock set up below. They think it's junk, weird and another one of my hair brained ideas. Kind of like the chalkboard. Kind of like those vintage lockers that everyone thought I should paint.
But the paint matches my furniture color perfectly, the aged wood looks good with my kitchen cabinets, the galvanized metal looks good with our new stainless steel refrigerator. This would also work great down in my basement office area. I could definitely use the storage, etc....but I love the thought of it in my dining area with the chalkboard. But then the kitchen cupboard might belong in the kitchen.
Sooooo, I'm asking your opinion. I need it quick. My husband tripped over this setup below and gave me the "I know you like your junk dear, but please move your crap somewhere else" look.
Hey, have a great weekend everyone!!