Tuesday, January 26, 2010

we love letterpress!

Yee Haw Press

Beautiful text, lush paper, embossed impressions. Ah, I just love it. A while back I acquired some metal type (best flea market find ever, a nice drawer set for only.....$1.00!! Clearly they didn't know what they had in front of them!) I have been looking into purchasing a tabletop Kelsey press. Maybe luck will be on my side next time I go flea marketing. I saw an article a while back on Yee Haw Press in Tennessee. Looks amazing!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Roast that garlic!

Backbone of Italian cooking: simple, two or three ingredients, very seasonal, very regional. Watching Bizarre Foods: Sicily....ahhh sicilia. I watched la dolce e vita last night. I'm still impressed by the amount of Italian I have retained. Of course, it's nothing to brag about, but still. ciao.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's still winter but,

It's still winter but, I am trying to trick it into letting me grow my plants. My first and failed attempt to bring lush green foliage into my house was deciding to set up a terrarium. I bought a gorgeous glass container, dirt, rocks, and plants. Also to be noted, the first time going into Home Depot where when leaving, I didn't want to strangle myself. Harsh, maybe, but one can never find anything or anyone working there. Always forgetting about my lack of ability for judging spacial relationships, the plants were way to large for the container and stuck out the top. So, my gorgeous glass jar is now sitting on my floor, filled with dirt, looking sad, until I can find some smaller mossy greens to put inside. On the bright side, my basil is starting to grow! The joys one finds in 1/16" greens poking out of dirt!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wow! check this out...don't forget to look at the price tag. I have been seeing these everywhere! But, it is Vera Wang.

Vera Wang


Monday, January 18, 2010

so long vacation...

Well, it's been a good run. Considering that the past month has been on and off again vacation time. Now it's crack down time; grading, planning, photographing artwork! High energy art teacher time for the new semester. However, being the last day, I spent it well, tea, fresh strawberries, and yoga. I have found my core.

This weekend I went to the Dudley Do Right (largest, coolest, as advertised) indoor flea market in Dudley, MA. And did I make out! Vintage jewelry galore! I of course spent a good portion of my time there pouring through old, smelly, wonderful, button boxes. Deal of the day however was towards the end of the building where this woman had mixed bags of old lace and threads. She was asking only a dollar or two for each! So, of course I bought three and probably will have to go back and buy the rest. It was like Christmas going home and looking through them. Check out this amazing two pound bag of beautiful that was in there!