When it comes to inspiration very little is off-limits!
When I say very little I do really mean that….I have been moved creatively by bark on trees, beautifully patinaed street hardware, vintage scarves, not to mention the randomness of my treasures from my antique hunts…just to name a few!
Today I have one word for you…Thermos!
That’s right the vessel that held your soup as a child and now holds your coffee is my latest muse. Yesterday I was out and about doing my treasure hunting thing and could not get enough of these beauties. The color combo…the patterns…spectacular!
Where we went with more of a zen vibe and used textures in a big way in the master bath we flipped the switch in the guest bath and went in for a Hollywood Regency vibe. We used a favorite color combo platter of mine…a vibrant green mixed with black & white, then played with the hexagon shape in several places that set a mod/ vintage tone. And for good glam measure we went with a mirrored vanity and a vintage milk glass pendant.
I always fall for the gorgeous brooches during my treasure hunting adventures but then I end up talking myself out of bringing them home knowing I am not really a brooch wearing gal.
Well guess what??? New day…New dawn!
In fact I am a brooch wearing gal…just in a modified way. In a statement necklace kind of way.
Here is my latest fashion DIY project. Take one spectacular brooch and one complimentary necklace and you have just created a unique one of a kind “So You” statement necklace.
I have my muumuu, some stylish protective eyewear and a 99% (ish) viewing location…sounds like a great day to get my eclipse on!
* Bonus Track…not only was it a magical experience this afternoon but the magic continued hours later as I reviewed all of the random photos on my phone from the day…
Happy Eclipse Day!
Day Three…Frankfort, KY to College Hill, OH ( and then back to ATL)
Bring on the day…
Today was a first….we made it to Ohio! What will 2018 bring? Michigan perhaps?
Although I absolutely love the treasure hunting, the scenic road trip and of course the pancake dinners at Cracker Barrel what I love, love, love the most are the amazing, kind and interesting people I meet along the way. This year we ended the trip in College Hill, Ohio and met such a wonderful, spirited, joyful group of people from Serve NCH doing great things not only for their immediate community but also the greater community by collecting medicine bottle for Doctors Without Borders. Good vibes…
Only 353 days until next year…Whose in?
And the epic adventure continues…
Day Two…Crossville, TN to Frankfort, KY
First stop of the day was a good one…
I Love Love!
An all time favorite stop…what will a girl find?
Glassware is what a girl will find…
Check in tomorrow for the third and final day of the 2017 127 Adventure.
Can you believe it…it’s that time of year again. The days are long, the weather is warm and the 127 is on!
If you aren’t familiar with what the 127 is I will quickly get you up to speed…it is the World’s Longest Yard Sale! Yes you heard it right…it is held the first week of August , it’s on rural route 127, it runs from Alabama through Michigan and it’s 690 miles long!
Whenever I share my enthusiasm of this epic adventure I get one of the following two responses…Oh wow that sounds AMAZING, what’s it like? or eww! I get more wows that ewws but I get it, treasure hunting isn’t for everyone! So for those who are curious instead of a photo recap of this year’s trip I decided to do my 127 Show & Tell video style…
One rental mini van, three days, four states and 961 miles and this is how it went down…
Day One…Signal Mountain, TN to Crossville, TN
Check out tomorrow for day two’s clips from the road!
Take the wonderful practice of yoga, the joy and happiness factor of goats and a solid dash of magical mother nature and what do you get…an incredibly amazing inner peace zen moment..that’s right yoga with goats!
Tonight I had the privilege of attending a GOGA class at the Atlantis Dream Farm in Milton, Georgia. If you live in the ATL area or ever find yourself visiting it is a total MUST!!!
Goat Girl Forever,
One was new to me and one was a repeat read but both were fantastic and I highly recommend both.
Travel, adventure and connecting with people is part of my DNA so it’s no surprise that my first round of reads this summer had to do with getting out there, exploring and meeting people from all over the country.
Although Travels with Charley was written in 1961 and South and West was from Joan Didion’s notebooks from 1970 what really struck a chord with me was how a great deal of the topics, issues, concerns and observations from the early 60’s and 70’s are similar to the topics, issues, concerns and observations of modern-day.
What is for sure different now than back in the 60’s/70’s was the actual book itself! Back in the day a book was a book…paper that was bound with a spine and with pages that could be dog eared to a indicate your stopping point. Now you can listen to a book, read a book on a computer, tablet or phone but I prefer the old school method…the real deal paper book!
So now let me share with you something I am crazy in love with which is the Little Free Library…a worldwide non-profit program the inspires the love of reading and community with a “take a book return a book exchange”. There are over 50,000 Little Free Libraries around the world in 70 countries from parks to front yards.
Today was my first time using the library which was pretty awesome. All I had to do was to go to the map to find my local library and too my surprise there were several within 5 miles of my home. So I got my book, wrote a message inside and asked future readers to do the same and then hopped into my car to find this purple Little Free Library which I found in a neighbors front yard…magical!
To learn more about the Little Free Library check out the link below.
inspiration everyday * everyday inspiration
Often the question comes up of how and where do I get inspired from a design perspective…
For me it’s simply that I get out there with me eyes wide open no matter where I am with ferocious curiosity. I look up, look down, open doors, ask questions and go into corner’s (you never know what you might miss otherwise) of wherever my adventure might take me. Those adventures are sometimes a hike out in the wonderful world of Mother Nature, exploring a city and all it has to offer, rummaging through a flea market or in this case an amazing visit to Palm Springs.
Palm Springs for me was an EPIC ULTRA hotbed for all things design and inspiration…here is my Show & Tell.