I Won an Ikea Contest!

Ikea recently crowned me one of their winners in the TOGETHER WE EAT contest where I submitted my story and recipe for Swedish Pancakes. To get…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 4}

Have you seen me? Yep, that was me in week 4, staggering down the cereal aisle with deep purple undereye circles, roots overdue for their touch-up,…

My Home Renovation: Hello Lovely Fixer Upper {week 2}

Oh guys. Guys. I’m moody and tired. Send beer. All that manic energy from week one? Gone, baby, gone. So it was a major blessing…

Decor Inspiration: Vintage Doors

My husband and I went shopping yesterdayin search of inspiration for decoratingour next home, and one of our favoritevendors has completely changed its waresfrom European…

Books: Threadbare Lovely {Mister Finch}

Textile artist Mr. Finch loves sewing and stories. Rescuing scraps of thread, fabric, curtains,paper and beads, Finch stitches and pullsto bring to life a world…

Artist Inspiration: Brennen Steines

model: Brennen Steines photography: Hedi Slimane He is the artist Brennen Steines. He is a Ford model right up the road from where I live. He…

Farmhouse Style & Vintage Finds: Nellie’s Barn Sale

One of the most charming aspects of living where I doin the Midwest is the summer fleamarketing! Nellie’s Barn Saleis an annual must-attend for mein…

The Laurent House: Frank Lloyd Wright, Midcentury Design & Accessibility

It has been many months since I last blogged about Frank Lloyd Wright’s “little gem” right here in my neighborhood of Rockford: THE LAURENT HOUSE.…

My Home March 2014: Lovely Finds, and French Home

A little more lovely to share from around the house today. Someone asked about the fuzzy jacket I wore in my videothe other day…it’s called…

Artist Inspiration: Johnny Abegg

Time to get our beach on even ifsome of us are thigh high in snow. Photographer Johnny Abeggshot this gorgeous boho mermaidfor Spell & The…

Paris Trip: Musee Carnavalet

How are things with you today?Me? Less than cheery as chilling temperaturesdo a number on ‘my nerves’ as gramma used to say.Still, the cold won’t stop…

My Art: paris graffiti collages i made

I found all sorts of beautiful, gritty, layered street art on building walls in Paris, where legal tagging sites are sprinkled across the city. Apparently, groups of artists…

Let’s SHOP!

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Country Kubu Basket Set
Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
French Country Settee
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black or Bronze Accent Table
30″ French Storage Basket
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile (My Backsplash)
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
French Country Wall Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Distressed White Artichoke Lamp
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing