Sunday, August 22, 2010

sunday morning musings

looks like a perfect place for sunday morning coffee to me.

from one of my favorite blog post photos this week, as seen on greige

happy sunday everyone

Friday, August 6, 2010

a little of this..a little of that

hi there
sorry, i've been MFB (missing from blog) this past week.  i'll admit i've spent some fun time with my grandson (you know how much I enjoy my time with him) and i did manage to head to the beach a few times..a little too few.

mostly i've been getting together some new things for fall in the shop. here's a little peek of what will be showing up very soon.

and for back to school and work (yes, i know i hate the thought of it too) but i guess it's coming anyway so i'm gathering some cool vintage to help make the transition a little easier.

oh and a little project i'm working on...something i've wanted to do for awhile
is to create an occasional solsticehome original from found objects.

the first one is a fun combination of an antique washer and an industrial clamp light.
meet the "farmhouse industrial lamp"

i hope you like it. 

i have been a busy girl, haven't i ;)

have a lovely friday everyone

Sunday, July 25, 2010

come for a visit ...

Guess where I am today??

I'm so excited that Christine and Etsy came to visit my home...

Now everyone is invited!!  and the coffee's on!

Have a wonderful sunday everyone

Thursday, July 15, 2010

between the raindrops & did you know?

my wednesday mornings during the summer are spent at my favorite haunt... searching for some treats for us

this past week was a bit rainy and only a few vendors showed up, but i managed to run between the raindrops and a find a few things... sometimes a few treats are just fine.

oh, did you know solsticehome is having a "one a day sale?"

one item only.. for one day only.. will be 30 to 50% off!!

Keep an eye on the One a Day Section  
Now might be a good time to buy your favorites!

today's special...

Vintage Olympia Deluxe Typewriter
 was 275.00 today only it's 155.00

tomorrows deal....???
you'll just have to be surprised.

have a sunny summer day everyone

Friday, July 2, 2010

happy 4th! go jump off a bridge

have a fun weekend everyone...

we'll be...

going to the parade

floating down to the beach

maybe even jumping off the bridge

let the fun begin!!

whatever your plans are for the 4th...


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Where are you on the Cape? I am thinking of having my sister pick up some things from your shop, rather than having them shipped.

I'm so sorry if I missed this question earlier. Formspring just decided to send me some very old messages. I'm in Sandwich, about 5 minutes from the Sagamore bridge. Thank you

Ask me anything

what would you charge for home furniture, art and decor items advice? placement of furniture and decor items wall paint colors create a picture wall etc? via photographs skype twitter etc? Thank you kindly

oh, i would love to have enough time to do all of this. unfortunately, right now my shop is keeping me too busy to devote the time needed to do a good job of it. I would love to offer you any help i can with a specific question. Also if you need help finding a particular item or collection, I maybe able to help that way. thank you

Ask me anything

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

the old general store.. part 2..."the ladies"

this is part 2 
of the old general store, one of the virtual rooms in my etsy shop

"the ladies,"  i imagine, would have had a special place they would head to after picking out the supplies that were needed for the week.

they would be drawn to the corner of the store displaying threads and notions. longingly they would touch each new material that had arrived that week.
soon,  they would start to gather around the wood stove to talk while they did their needlework.

part of the shop update this week will include some lovely items that i think belong in that room

soft and very slightly worn tapestry footstool
and this darling pair of little red leather shoes

black painted wood darner with such a lovely patina,  worn from the many times it was used

green marbled thread holder with the cutest red top and almost filled with its vintage threads

head or hat form with the most perfect robin eggs blue clamp

and this favorite of mine. 
a sweet towel rack slightly aged, embroidered soft linen, with a silky backing

in case your new to my blog, this is my way of creating small vignettes or rooms in my etsy shop. 

Thanks for visiting with me today

 ps; all of the above items are heading to the shop soon...

Monday, June 28, 2010

looking for me today?

Hey friends
I'm over here today  and I'm simply famous!

come visit with me


Friday, June 25, 2010

out & about....the sandwich farmers market

i took a little time and visited the local farmers market in Sandwich this week.

i'm so happy i did.  look what i found...

wonderful fresh, local produce

locally made natural products and the friendliest vendors

even their pups wanted into the photos

a really nice selection of locally grown healthy plants

an unexpected surprise,  a local meat truck, who knew?

the student who studies in boston but heads back to her hometown to showcase her handthrown pottery (this pottery was truly lovely, it  had a linen feel and look to it )

lunch being served

complete with a big tree to eat it under

a little morning delight and the best part..a sense of community.

if your in the's held on
tuesday's  9 am -1 pm,  the old town common on route 6A, sandwich ma. on cape cod

do stop'll be so happy you did.

Fromage `a Trois

and definitely try this homemade cheese..the best!

Have a lovely day

 ps; do you have a local market?   i'd love you to share it with us.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

thank you ~ and the winner is

A big thank you to all of you for entering my giveaway and leaving such sweet comments.

I wish i had a treat for all of you!

This time,  the winner is Sam,  better known as Inklore  (funny how we become known by our shops' names.)
Her lovely shop,  Inklore "ink with a story" is filled with well designed and eco-friendly housewares and accessories.  Sam designs, prints, and sews the entire Inklore collection by hand.   

To top it off,  she's also the force behind that lovely life style blog Good Measure.

 A few of her many wonderful designs include


 Linen Napkins

Stunning,  aren't they?  If you haven't already, you should visit her.

 I promise we'll have another giveaway very soon..there is always a reason to celebrate!

Thanks again!

Monday, June 21, 2010

the summer solstice...harness that sun!


Sol + stice derives from a combination of Latin words meaning "sun" + "to stand still." As the days lengthen, the sun rises higher and higher until it seems to stand still in the sky.

 Revellers dance in front of the stones as the midsummer sun rises just after dawn over the megalithic monument of Stonehenge. photo from the independent UK

As a major celestial event, the Summer Solstice results in the longest day and the shortest night of the year.

in between our celebrating, it's a good idea to think about ways to use that energy from the sun.

happily, there are some people and companies that are doing just that.. and in very stylish ways



Enjoy this wonderful time of year. Oh...and don't to enter the solstice giveaway! It's the last day!!

Happy Solstice Everyone

Sunday, June 20, 2010

the tree house and happy fathers day

it's said:  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

it also takes one young grandson, one adoring papa and a ton of wood..

the tree house is finished!

including a climbing wall and rope pulley to bring up  treasures

a hideaway spot

a bench for books and toys

a few swings  

and a seasonal view of the bay (per nana)

i can't wait to see what journeys are dreamed up here..

To all you Dads and Papas who have helped your little ones on their journeys...

Happy Father's and Granpa's Day

ps; don't forget to enter the summer solstice giveaway

Friday, June 18, 2010

happy summer solstice ~ giveaway!'s that time of year, my absolute favorite!

It's summer, with wonderful warm long days and starry nights!

It makes me want to run thru sprinklers and celebrate, so we shall! with a ....

Summer Solstice Giveaway @ my etsy shop of a $21. Gift Certificate to spend as you please!

How to enter:
1. leave me a comment here
2. extra entry if you become a follower
3. extra extra entry if you tweet or blog this and link back here

That's it..NO Rules...Summer should not have rules!

Ready..Set..Starts Now....until Monday June 21st 11:59 pm

now go run thru a few sprinklers..

Happy Summer Solstice & Good Luck!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

at the old general store... join me..

 Recently, as i sorted through my inventory,  i realized i had many vintage items that reminded me...

of an old general store.  To me,  it would be the sound of footsteps on a wood floor, the warmth of a smile when you enter,  and a staggering variety of items.  Many of the items showing an aged patina that only comes from years of handling and being used.

I have more stock to be added. That means i'll have to add another room to this general store.

People would often gather at the store to gossip and socialize.  I thought it would be great to socialize with all of you and I'd love it if you would join me and add your items to this general store. 

Do you have some old store finds that evoke this feeling?

Let's start with roughly the early 1900's and see if we can eventually bring this store through to mid century.

1. Write a blog post and link it to this post in comments . OR..

2. Send me a link to your photo and a short description. I'd be happy to add it to the general store for you.

Hope you'll join me!
 ps; the above items will  be in my etsy shop soon.

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