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    June 29, 2012
    Bird’s Eye View

    Lovely vintage Bird’s Eye View of Paris pillow cover, $65 at Poppytalk Handmade.

     


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    June 28, 2012
    Equine Obsession

    Growing up, I was obsessed with horses. I took lessons, collected Breyer horses, learned to draw horses, and had an unrivaled collection of horse-themed t-shirts. I guess it’s no surprise that I catch the bug again every time I see photos of a room like the one above. I am enthralled by the unique photo of the horse’s neck, which, seems to be one-of-a-kind. I’ve found multiple posts about this room with sources for other equine photos, but only the typical, all be it lovely, fare – horses in fields, close ups of horse faces, etc. So, here is my attempt to source a photo that captures the horse as landscape.

    This is my favorite from CheyAnne Sexton on Etsy. 10″x15″ print, $45. I think hanging it vertically would be particularly arresting. She can print it in larger sizes. Just message her for pricing.

    If you are looking for something in black and white, I love this print from Equinox photo. 11″x14″, $48. Still waiting to hear if a larger format is available.

    And finally, Winter Tufts from Juliet R. Harrison Photo. She specializes in “Equiscapes,” as she calls them. 9″x14″ print, $120. Larger sizes are available.


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    June 26, 2012
    Etsy Find: SofART

    I just discovered SofART on Etsy’s Pinterest account and was thrilled to find Anthropologie style at Target prices. Their Kilim and tribal pillows are made in Turkey, shipping is free, and prices start around $50. My apologies, I already bought a few of the pillows featured here. I couldn’t help myself.

     

     


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    June 25, 2012
    Artist Michael Carson

    Paintings by Michael Carson, via the Jealous Curator.

     


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    June 22, 2012
    Toadstool Cottage DIY

    With the weather heating up, I’m starting to think more of things to do inside. I ran across this Toadstool Cottage tutorial and free pattern on Feeling Stitchy and thought it would be the perfect escape from this weekend’s predicted 101 degree heat. Plus, my niece would love them.

     


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    June 21, 2012
    Batik Stool

    South African Kuba stools from West Elm. Each one is unique. $299.

     


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    June 20, 2012
    Summer Camp Meditation

    It’s the official first day of summer, meaning it’s time for a little summer nostalgia. ¬†Here are some lovely summer camp-inspired photos I’ve been drooling over on Pinterest.

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    June 19, 2012
    Get the Look

    I found this lovely image over at SF Girl By Bay and wondered how hard it would be to put together. Here’s what I found.

    Pair of industrial stools from O.co, $148.

    Blankets from Bristol Looms RI, $175 – $295.

    The wallpaper was the hardest. I found this print on the Sherwin Williams site for $33 a roll.

     


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    June 18, 2012
    Get the Horns

    Greenside horned planters from Anthropologie, $248 each.

     


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    June 15, 2012
    Elephant in the Room

    This elephant lamp looks like something you’d find at Anthropologie. But as you might guess from the minimalist backdrop, it’s actually from West Elm. Very charming.


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