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Item accomplished yesterday worth noting: The guest bed is now the guest bed, and NOT the laundry bed. Dear me, I’ve been such a little hustling bustling woman that I do occasionally forget do the most simple tasks (i.e. sweeping the dreadful dust-bunnied stairs, and putting away folded laundry). It is my personal resolve to not allow such trifles to guilt me from my true areas of enjoyment.

  • Making cupcakes, popovers and other delectable, typically mini, delights
  • The preparation and hosting of many friends, for over-nighters or simple dinner fare
  • AND — Sassing you all up with the latest trends — [SPRING FASHION ALERT coming soon (and yes, it may include orange, citrus)
  • Inspiring y’all with new sewing & thrifting ideas and tricks

My vintage fashion barrel came about a month ago, but I only unpacked it this past week.   Much enjoyment from these new treasures. Doesn’t it look tempting?  I can thank my dear childhood playmate for these sweet treasures.

& now for tail of the cow. As I’m sure you all saw from the tweets, my sweetheart and I ventured out last weekend. One of the grand events we enjoyed was a cattle sale. I’ve never been to one, but I tell you look at this gorgeous cow! Actually this is a vintage one I dug up for you on GF 🙂

Here is another lovely bovine…did you ever see such a pretty cow?

I’m off to industriously hem a GUAVA dress, and purchase materials for a batch of commissioned bridesmaid dresses. Have a bird-chirp monday 🙂

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Inspiration: A french catalog ad of goodness. With chairs, and a pretty chaise lounge

My dear friends, as per my usual habit, I get quite excited about re-doing a room, and forget to take an ever helpful (brag-worthy) “before” shot. Well. Here she is again, with desperate resolve to remember “next time.”

However, as I’ve yet to paint the walls and do up the curtains of the master bed, there is still the distinct possibility of a sassy after-pic. So. I don’t feel completely forlorn yet 🙂

The goal of the most recent transformation was sassy elegance. Our room had been functionally arranged, but after acquiring a snazzy headboard (that perfectly matched the current bedroom furniture, compliments of Goodwill $35), I knew it was time to re-theme and retool. So Mr. T and I moved the bed, arranged new headboard, and hung artwork (pounding my fingers black and blue, like Anne Shirley). The frenchified bureau was the most significant accomplishment.

I expect once the walls and curtains are completed, I’ll have more grand accomplishments to share.

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The Graphics Fairy

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Why yes, I do 🙂

While out collecting fabric samples for the curtains…and boy did I find some lovely greens! I spotted the most charming little birdhouses. Everything this time of year is Robin’s Egg Blue, or Light Green Apple. I just love it, and am continually battling the urge to transform my entire home into a frothy sea foam robin’s egged blue sanctum.

BUT. I’ve been good, and instead of purchasing even a little birdhouse for the mantle, I grabbed a little bottle of paint instead. Goal: to paint some currently owned items, and to not add to the great amount of sweet nothings I own. Here’s the day’s work so far:

And here she sits, on the piano ushering in guest and spring…or whoever happens to be entering the Elle Street Inn 🙂


And a little thank you to Miss GF for the beautiful vintage birdy!
The Graphics Fairy

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The past few days have been a whirlwind of travel, snow, sisters, skirts, showers, and finally for me, sun!

I am so excited to finally be enjoying some beautiful real live sunshine, as it has been a bit dismal January for the Elle Street Inn. But now! A delightful full-fledged dose of vitamin D.

During the whirlwind, my sisters continued to be my little minions of creativity and cleanliness. We polished the Inn top to bottom in preparation for the shower today! They must have felt like little Cinderella’s. Oh dear. But we did make it a sunny spic & span slice of home, and hopefully a spot full of bunting, festoons and navy blue cheer. After the cleaning frenzy, we made the sweetest little favors. The favorite tea of the sweet couple is “Lady Grey”, and conveniently for us, the Twining’s version is a crisp beautiful blue. These are the raw materials.

For each favor we’d attach a flag & label to each tea-bag with a shiny red staple. Almost forty staples later… Ta-da!

I have to say these are some of the most enjoyable little favs I’ve ever done. I am certainly looking forward to the next time I can use this snaky idea. Imagine what you could do for Valentine’s Day party! Perhaps a Chai or English Breakfast (Red) with a English Afternoon (Pink), tied into little parcels with cream chiffon and a little rosette?

Speaking of Valentines Day. I’ve promised you all some vintage vals. So. Here you are. If I were you…I’d print this out 6 to a page, clip with edged sheers, and hand stitch with pink thread to brown paper. Write a sweet message on the back and throw into a pink envelope.

The Graphics Fairy

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My dear sisters are here on holiday! We’ll be posting pics & quotes from our adventures. TJs & silk flowers may make an appearance in the next pages! Who can resist mango, while snipping chiffon?

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