every eskimo

October 12, 2010

Posted by in vintage finds

every eskimo

i liken looking around every eskimo to stumbling across the most unique and perfect little antique shop, in some quaint little town right beside a river.  as i browse,  there’s one of just about everything that i’ve been on the scout out for, a typewriter, dress from and a pair of antlers to hang on the wall.  with a beautiful setup and a surprise around ever corner, the shop inspires me to give my home that rich-story-telling depth.

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Posted by in indie fashion

happy monday lovelies!  since the weather is getting a bit chilly and pumpkins are around every corner, i can’t help but be consumed with fall.  one of my favorite ways to shift with the season is through my wardrobe!  so, my mission this week is to turn name brand trends into accessible looks through handmade and vintage finds.

first up? fall fashionable dresses- they’re everywhere!  these are all name brand newbies ranging from $68-$250.

fall dresses

clockwise :: 90’s blue and white dress, ready for fall vintage dress, cowboy chic vintage dress, vintage 50’s plaid dress, falling for floral dress, black chocolate dress

here are my vintage finds that will do the trick- all between $16-$68! pair them with a beautiful belt, leggings, some pretty boots or a long cardigan and you’ll be fashion forward before you know it. tune in tomorrow for the next fall look!

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Fall Gardening Guides

October 11, 2010

Wasted on the Wayside

Well here we are…October and still lots to do in the garden!  This week I’ve rounded up some guides on Fall gardening to get you going, no matter what zone you garden in!

General Guides:

October in the Garden

Monthly Guide to Gardening

Farmer’s Almanac

Backyard Biodynamics

Pumpkins and Cream Berry Wreath


A Way to Garden


Gardening With Confidence


Garden Calendar

UNL Extension


Fall Gardening

The Mountain West:

October Tips

Wool Acorns

Desert Southwest:

October Tips

Pacific Northwest:

Oregon State Extension Center

OSU Monthly Garden Calendar

Southern California:

Southern California Gardening Guide


Florida Gardener

Whatever you do, wherever you are, garden with joy in your heart!!!

Caroline Finnegan owns Ladybug Landscaping, a full service organic landscaping company. based in CT. She is a NOFA accredited landcare professional and when not designing gardens can be found rearranging her furniture or out at a flea market finding new goodies. She almost always has dirt under her nails.

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lonny love

October 8, 2010

Posted by in home decor

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with having a new place to decorate, i’ve been prowling design blogland even more than usual.  i try not to be such a sucker for trends, but sometimes i just can’t help it (like with my latest chevron fad).  yes, i even have an antler on order (where is it? .. should be here by now..).  in lieu of amy‘s decorating with maps post last week, i’m taking the hub to our local map store to pick out the biggest one they have that will fit over our recently thrifted desk.  at the same time, i like to make things my own, and put an unexpected twist on things.  through vintage finds, thrift store snags and diy projects (some of which i’ll start sharing with you next week), i like to think there’s a little bit of bonnie in every trend i follow.  i have planned lots of painting, a little stenciling, some cushion covers and quite a few spray paint projects. we’ll see how far i get before monday! what projects are you planning this weekend?

{all pictures are from lonny mag, a sure fire way to gather some inspiration if you’re in the mood to decorate!}

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fall accessories

October 8, 2010

Posted by in indie fashion

fall fashion accessories

row 1: vintage pink necklace, vintage paisley neck scarfladies who lunch red hat

row 2: the tasha jacketsunny vings, legwarmers

row 3: vintage glass necklace, vintage lou taylor purse, chestnut brown bandage pumps

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latest font finds

October 7, 2010

Posted by in crafty blogs

font finds yes, i spent the better part of this morning totally consumed by finding fonts- isn’t it addicting?  i couldn’t help but share them you, maybe it will save you some time (or get you hooked, either one). best of all, they are all free downloads available from dafont.com!  i also got caught up on all of pugly pixel’s fabulous {free} downloads, see my vintage fabric deco tape?  hope you enjoy, and share some of you own favorite finds!

sweetie pieall hail julia | cursive | give you glory | halo handletter | jb jursive | hand writing mutlu | written on his hands | learning curve | little days | lullaby | shelter me | verchery

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color inspiration

October 7, 2010

Posted by in photography

as i ran across tiny white lights, her shop instantly drew me in, i think because of the beautiful color palette.  as i head to the paint store today to pick out colors for my furniture reno projects, this collage will be my inspiration.  strong, rich colors of teal, green, orange and yellow is what i plan to pick up- i even love the grey and white stripes!  plus, these colors only feel appropriate for the coming fall and winter.  who knows, maybe i’ll be able to spruce up this mauve carpet after all?

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furniture reno

October 6, 2010

Posted by in handmade, home decor

with our latest near-cross-country move, i’ve been thrift shopping like a mad woman.  our trailer was so small that all we were able to bring was our mattress and one measly chest of drawers.  since we haven’t any money and the closest ikea is over 10 hours away, the local thrift stores have come to know me by name (plus, they’re more fun anyways).  basically, our home is full of a mish mosh of mismatching wooden pieces. a table with mixed matched chairs, an old veneer topped desk, plenty of side tables and a new little vanity that i’ll be using as a sewing table.  can i be happy with the clashing wood? of course not! so i have my eye set on a number of furniture reno projects. mainly they consist of painting, staining and a little reupholstering.  shall i share with you some of my inspiration thus far?

my latest obsession? chevron


before and after from knack studios- what a beautiful winter gray color this is

floral tray table- since the hub and i like to eat at the couch, i bought two of these the other day, can’t wait to get them painted- i’m thinking in geometric squares..

knack studios- need i say anything?

stencil tricks- so excited to try some stenciling, but instead of words i’m planning to do some floral patterns.

knack studios- painted patina, in love with this algae/ mossy green!

craigslist before and after- lately i’ve had a thing for bold contrasts and geometrics, this dresser will do!

painting the floor - (told ya)

so dear ones, i should (hopefully) have some pretty before and after pictures to share with you in the coming weeks.  but for now, here’s my ‘to get’ list:

– primer

– paint

– hand sander

– drop cloth

– painter’s tape

– wood fill

– pretty wall paper (for drawers)

anything else? what am i missing? i’m no pro, so any advice, tips or tricks are MORE than welcome (especially when it comes to painting on veneer- help!)!

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