Thursday, September 30, 2010


{James Bigstaff O'Rear in the 20s. dapper fellow. mixing patterns!}

{Agnes Saffell O'Rear. A Beauty}

I'd like to think that everyone can appreciate the charm of old photographs, but it's just that much more special when they are of your own family. I found these two pictures of my great-grandfather and great-grandmother (on my dad's side) James Bigstaff and Agnes Saffell O'Rear. I might be bias here, but I just love them. More old photos to come!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ken tuck

{what's she doing?}

{creek bed}

{clean the glasses!}

{mystery tails}


{kentucky's golden leaf}

{colorful old books}

{take me out! can you see me working hard for that picture?}

Sunday, September 26, 2010

tumblr site

I've started a tumblr site to keep all my inspiration photos in.... A visual warehouse if you will. Maybe some of the photos I like will inspire you too. You can find  the link on sidebar to the right (up top) if you're interested  ➔ ➔ ➔    ➔ ➔    ➔ ➔ ➔     ➔

Friday, September 24, 2010

flowers for Friday

birthday flowers for a dear friend. keepin' it downhome with the mason jar. loved the colors, kind of fall-ish.

garance j'adore

Garance Dore via Refinery29

 love the man shoes via

via Sartorialist (she's wearing his man shorts!) 

hi, i like your ring. via

The Sartorialist Scott Schulman and Garance via
boyfran and girlfran via

This chick. She's amazing and guess what? Another one of my girl crushes. She's usually behind the camera (whilst artfully holding a cigarette) at the gazillion fashion shows each season, but sometimes... just sooooometimes we get to have a little peek at her (especially when her BF The Sartorialist decides to photograph his love). Such a cute little Parisian. You can visit her site here

Thursday, September 23, 2010


love this

prop play

miscellaneous treasures found at my mom's house, which I rearranged and photographed. Why? just 'cause. The lighting reminds me of an old print ad from the 50s.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

helllllo Paul.


{wife of 50 years, Joanna Woodward. cute}
{renaissance man}


Tuesday, September 21, 2010


What I saw a long the way:

{pretty tin tray: put your liquor on it or your jewels}

{cool old thermos. Cork top!}

{fancy fruit holder I'm guessing}

{I'd reupholster. Kind of shaker-townish simple style. It was very sturdy}

{Luxury. Fun couch}

What I bought:

{girly stool. will reupholster someday. 5 bucks}

{light fixture. I just love these}

{not sure if they work. Still pretty as ever. $6.50!}

{pretty little poppy painting. an original. 1 dollar!}

Sadly, I can't bring the furniture finds back home to California with me. tragic. Who wants to babysit! 

*All these treasures found at KY Goodwills (so cheap compared to Cali)*

Monday, September 20, 2010

animal cruelty

{Shep during work hours}



Craigslist: Lexington, KY

{from Goodwill. $45. preeeetty happy about it. it's huge! I bought it for my Dad's living room. More on that later! that's my brother in the red shoes. hey, jas)

There's stuff to be had out there, folks! Click the links for full ads.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Multiplicity Multiplicity


There's that old design adage that things in multiples can look more balanced, cohesive and just plain interesting to the eye. Cue Things Organized Neatly.

{favorite = first image. Which do you fancy?}