Assorted eye candy gleanings from the inspiration folder this (late) morning. I love this tree-indoors look, plus this winter-white photo is so pretty. It looks like a bare tree in a snowscape. Frosty and dramatic. Driftwood hunt at the coast, anyone? I know the perfect beach :-)
It's a weird day around here. Jim is sick, so the schedule is off, and I have the munchkin all day. Usually on a Monday morning I would suit up with my backpack and toodle down to the cafe to write. Today I couldn't shake the habit, so instead of my computer on my back was Clementine, all bundled up like a sky-blue puff. She got to play with trucks and pet a giant dog. Good morning, and now we're home and she's snoozing. Poor Jim too.
Oh, and my writing cafe has a Monday chocolate chip cookie with drink giveaway, but I did not indulge. Because I am gearing up for Saturday treat with Hoobubby, if rewards are merited again :-) (See last post.) (Also, have you read Room? Saying Saturday treat made me think of Sundaytreat, which creeps me out.)
But back to eye candy. I LOVE this button wall paper from Studio Ditte (they're in Holland, I think). Isn't it sweet?
I can't see myself actually using wall paper -- isn't it a pain? I don't know. I thought it was only for frumpy old frumps until the movie Amelie. Do you remember her apartment? You know what might be cute? An empty picture frame framing real buttons stuck on the wall. Or is that just a dumb idea? I don't know. Sticking stuff on the wall can be pretty sweet. Look at this Christmas tree from All the Luck in the World. I love this so much, it makes me want to start a wall-tree trinket collection:
(She's got a darling post up right now of random shots around her house. Check it out. She's in Holland too. What's with the Dutch inspiration? :-)
But back to wallpaper. Another one I lovelovelove is this one from Studio Violet:
It also comes as a poster. It's called "Friends of Violet." Isn't it the cutest?
It makes me want to draw and paint!
More little friends, and here, I'm afraid, I can't find or remember the company or link!
[updated: thanks Aranel13 for the info on TinEye,
through which she found that this work is by Zoe de Las Cases.]
Not to swipe her idea, but this would be super cute to do with your own photos of your munchkins.
And here. I so want to make one of these for Clementine's second birthday. It's a cake topper. Isn't it awesome? I could see making them as dollhouse dolls too, if you're into that sort of thing :-)
(bib hand-embroidered by the fabulous Stephanie Perkins, better known for writing wonderful kiss scenes. As well as wonderful entire books wrapped around wonderful kisses!) For fabric, I spent all this time at the fabric store and got something or other, but then ended up just cutting up a table napkin that I liked better!)
Ooh! And how about some wooden spoon friends? I don't remember where I got these guys! What an idea, though. Anything can be art, huh?
That's all the candy for today. Have a lovely Monday!