It really was sorta like Christmas morning today when I reached in our box to get the usual (mostly junk) mail. We got our first Christmas card, but even better was that I received my gift package from Make Pie Not War! I mean, how can you not smile at that name?
Make Pie Not War is the wonderful custom jewelry company run by Alana Little. Based on the West Coast, Make Pie Not War began in 2007 and specialize in what they describe as “eclectic handmade jewelry…for the radical lady (and men too). I call them beautiful and unique pieces Bo & I both instantly gravitated too.
This little gem I received today was handmade with love by Alana. We found each other on Etsy. And I couldn’t be more pleased. Custom stamped with my favorite word KINDNESS, it couldn’t be more perfect…and came in adorable packaging! I love it all so much. And as we speak, a package for Alana is headed west in kind.
So, check out Make Pie Not War – I know you’ll love as much as I do!
(And with supporting Small Business Saturday, I’m wearing this great vintage dress from our local Chic Swag-Wagon! So fellow Fort Worthians, check out Trisch with Chic-Swag-Wagon, as well!)
One should never think, or say aloud…like I did…”Wow, its been a while since I’ve gotten sick” and then compound the dare to the universe by watching Contagion on HBO. Because the universe might just answer and a couple of days later you get the worst stomach flu (gastroenteritis) of my life. Because that is exactly what happened. My body betrayed me and I saw too much of the bathroom floor tile, as some sort of virus raged through my body. It was traumatic, it was like being pummeled, and most of all it felt like I was cut off from the world. It was not an experience I’d like to repeat, but I was able to get through without any hospital visits by forcing more Gatorade and SmartWater into my system than seemingly necessary and by allowing my husband to hover over me like an rookie nurse looking for approval. So, it’s nice to say that I feel much better, meaning not like death warmed over and with flowers from my husband and a trip around town (sunlight, anyone?)
But what also made recovery better was today’s package arrival from the wonderful Alphabet Bags! Isn’t it always a little extra special to get anything from the UK? We both love all the wonderful items from Alphabet Bags, and this little tote was the perfect item to complement our upcoming return trip to New Orleans for our 3rd wedding anniversary! So, a HUGE thank you to cutest husband-and-wife-team Lucas and Hayley, not only for your wonderful tote I purchased, but for the personal note and for being all around inspiring and kind human beings!
So, go buy an Alphabet Bag! And enjoy the waning weeks of summer (and your health!) because for us today it feels mighty good to be on the mend.
It’s Summer time again! And what better way to begin the Summer than a new bathing suit? And along those lines, I started posting these photos of historical bathing suits for inspiration last Summer and only got up to the 1950′s. Now I’m starting with the 1960s, so I hope you enjoy.
We were browsing through Fort Worth’s Historic Camp Bowie Mercantile, when we came across this lovely booth, My Aunt & Me. Rarely do you see such a stylish and perfectly curated home decor vendor in antique malls or mercantiles. This was more of a micro-store, with carefully selected and D.I.Y. made or modified items that are unique, vintage and yet modern in fit and finish. I think Bo and I were most impressed by the layout of the booth, as well as a selection that includes everything from vintage dolls, to old pet carriers, to furniture, to really great yarn balls, to wall decor that are all very affordable.
So if you are in Fort Worth, check out this selection created by Judy Brown and Aleda Brogdon at the Historic Camp Bowie Mercantile, booth #804.
Heather & Bo
P.S. We purchased that little striped kitty kat..it looks real good on his shelf!
Lately, our house could be called the house of Krylon. It’s time for another D.I.Y. project. We picked up this coffee table for $10 at the local Goodwill, and since we have NEVER owned one thought it would make a good project. (and after seeing a very similar table in the newest issue of Anthology Magazine we were sold!) We wanted something that looked quite old, so we rubbed the surface down with steel wool prior to shooting it with one can of Krylon Natural Ivory. We shot it pretty evenly, but we did want the grain to show through. After it sits for a week or so, it will get a little sandpaper to rough up the edges and flat clear coat on the top. All in all, a table we love for under $20.
P.S. Obviously our home is a work in progress, we seem to never be done and that is ok, I think it will take a lifetime to fill our home with things with absolutely love!
If you know me, or follow us on our twitter or Facebook you may have noticed I’ve been pretty much obsessed with Secrets from a Stylist on HGTV. I love most everything on HGTV and often I will spend my whole night watching back to back episodes of any home repair, renting, buying and home decor show. When I found Secrets from a Stylist, I was even more HOOKED! Emily Henderson is beyond amazing. Her personal style is bar none the reason I started to watch the show. I remembered the coral (I’m assuming vintage) high ruffled top when I was passing through the channels and I simply couldn’t look away. Her decorating style is as good as her personal style. I do love all her rooms, and how she listens to her clients needs and their own style through the process of her style diagnostic. And to be honest, I will trust a gal with fashion skills to decorate my house. As far as television goes, she has the best personality and quite the pleasant speaking voice. I may be crushing a little hard on her! But I don’t care, and I don’t think Bo cares either. He is obsessed, too. How could you not like her after this quote “I believe strongly there is always a time and place for fresh flowers, and that nothing is more important than simply being nice to every person, every day.’
I mean come on! That is the Liles’ philosophy!
The 2nd season started Saturday, so if you haven’t seen it…do what you need to do, Tivo, DVR, VHS tape it! You won’t be sorry.
These photos are from her a 600 square foot one bedroom in a Melrose Place type building and are from apartmenttherapy.com
We are not photographers in the least. Some days are better than others, and yet we do find ourselves often documenting most every aspect of our life and the world around us. We both see our aesthetic as more documentarian than photographic. As we have often expressed here at Lost In Drawers, we do champion all things Fort Worth. We love our city very much, and this weekend we decided to forgo lines, crowds, events that often take more from our wallets than give to our story…we chose our city. We drove around and took it all in, snapping photographs of some favorites and few new places about town. A few got put in the back of our minds for future adventures, and most made it here to this post. Here’s Fort Worth, one little picture document at a time.