Category — Vintage Inspiration
How was your week? We worked most of last weekend on some minor renovations at the shop (it was a family affair!) so didn’t get a lot of downtime but I’m hoping to put my feet up at some point over the next few days. The weather has been a little manic…hot and sunny one moment and pouring rain the next…so it’s hard to know what to expect, let alone what to wear! I haven’t spent much time perusing my fave blog reads this week but the following posts caught my eye…
1. I want to be invited to a backyard fiesta like this one:
2. Loving all of the vintage touches throughout this house tour, especially this sliding door:
3. Everything about this rustic wedding reception is simply beautiful:
4. Lemon Blueberry Baby Bundt Cakes with Rosemary Syrup? Yes please! :
I could definitely handle I need a weekend away, tucked into a guest room like this:
- Alpine: Gasoline
- Maritime: Washington Weather
- Slam Donahue: I Turn On
- Haim: Falling
- The Ceremonies: Land of Gathering
- Sea Wolf: Kasper
- Goldroom: Fifteen
- The Tourist Company: You Came Home
- The Staves: Mexico
- Litost: X Ambassadors
I also heard some great new tunes over the week and just had to share! Do you enjoy new music or stick with your favourite oldies? I’m always hunting down new tunes and Shazam is frequently put to the test when I hear a song I like. What are your weekend plans? Whatever they are, cheers and enjoy :)
May 24, 2013 1 Comment
How was your weekend? Busy Mother’s Day hopping between families or did you get some R&R in? Mine was a good mix of both and the kiddos left me feeling very loved :) Remember that adorable chair/pillow combo I shared on Friday? Well, it belongs to Rubyellen Bratcher and I stumbled upon her house tour featured over at A Beautiful Mess during a quiet moment last night. Rubyellen lives LA with her husband, where she is the homeschooling mama to 4 beautiful young girls…you can imagine the creative activity that goes on in their family home! Come take a peek…
You can see more lovely pics over at A Beautiful Mess and I found some more favourites over at Rubyellen’s blog, My Cakies…pretty jealous of that amazing Anthropologie couch (they got it for a steal too)!
Um, how awesome is that hammock?! My kids would be in heaven…although I think we’d need extra strong anchors with their shenanigans! Light + bright with plenty of vintage + handmade touches, it’s checking all the boxes on my design-done-right list! Enjoy your Monday :)
May 13, 2013 4 Comments
How is your week going so far? Mine’s been pretty good, although I feel like I could use a life coach trying to balance it all some days. Or maybe I just need a good housekeeper. Now that’s a good dream to work towards! Do you ever feel like you’re just running in circles juggling all of your hats but not making any real steps forward? Lately I’ve started focussing on what I have accomplished each day rather than what I haven’t. It’s much more encouraging that way, wouldn’t you agree?
As promised last post, here are some more pretty images from the shoot I recently styled with my partners at Spruce Collective. Photographed by Mikaela Ruth, we had so much fun displaying our collection of Trove Vintage Rentals for our new Bohemian-inspired look book…
And just in case you thought we were all sipping champagne behind the scenes, um no, it was far from glamourous. How many Spruce Girls does it take to set up a backdrop, you might ask? Four, apparently! But we gained a new fan, well at least Mikaela did. This handsome fellow couldn’t keep his eyes off of her (or maybe it was the desserts?) and he actually showed his pearly whites for me when I pulled out my phone. No Photoshop, scout’s honour!
So, there’s a good taste of our vintage rentals for you and I posted more on Monday, in case you missed them (click here). You can see more over at our Trove website (click here) or pop by Spruce Collective to see them in person. Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll be back to chat on Friday :)
April 24, 2013 5 Comments
Well hello and good day! You may notice a fresh new look here on the blog, put together by Australian designer Tabitha Emma, and I am so happy with the final result! This update had been on my mind for quite some time and the timing was suddenly just right. I’m loving all of the watercolour details and the clean layout. But enough about me, what do you think?
Today I thought I’d feature a styled shoot that I’m really proud of. My shop, Spruce Collective, has a large (and still growing!) inventory of vintage rentals and we thought it would be fun to show brides-to-be how to mix and match pieces in a variety of wedding scenes. My partners and I (minus Jessica who was otherwise occupied giving birth to her adorable son Elliot…a very good reason to miss out!) spent one very loooong day staging several different scenes for our Trove Vintage Rentals look book. Captured beautifully by Mikaela Ruth Photography, this was our vision of a romantic, Bohemian Farmhouse inspired wedding…
We packed up everything and trucked it on over to the quaintest little hobby farm that you ever did see…frolicking lambs included! And I think you’ll agree with me when I say that the barn loft is stunning. Fun fact: Kevi (one of my Spruce partners), got engaged here…fitting, right? You can see more of our rental inventory here too…click here.
These are just two of the looks that we shot for Trove Vintage Rentals but here is the final result….
I’ll share more lovely scenes with you on Wednesday but until then, enjoy this sunshine! You can see more of our rental inventory here too…click here.
April 22, 2013 8 Comments
This week hasn’t exactly been bright (both literally and figuratively) but this lovely townhouse in Bordeaux, France instantly lifted my spirits and reminded me that it won’t always be puddles and clouds in my little world. Photographed beautifully by Julien Fernandez, this home simply must be the most charming and eclectic space that I ever did see! I absolutely love the way home owner Elodie mixed period pieces and portraits with mid century touches and quirky tidbits throughout. Did I mention that she renovated the previously dark and gloomy space from top to bottom? This petite townhouse is now bursting with personality and light, come and see…
I told you it was charming! And could the exterior be any more perfect? The perfect antidote for this blustery Ides of March. Hope you enjoyed this tour as much as I did and have a great weekend!
March 15, 2013 9 Comments