May 06, 2017

Country Life ~










the day before a fox got these baby chicks in the night. sad, but we have nine more we are raising from various ages. morning coffee. camping at the resevoir. my main, charlie. Nevada Canyon sheep herder, June 1966 National Geographic. a dream Antique shop found the other day. guys! bunnies are the coolest. i grew up with them so i have a sweet spot. this is marilla. planted 615 cucumber, eggplant, pepper and tomato seeds. 500 more to go! croatia-ready, so excited! meet Gemma, a baby peking duckling. we have a male, too, in case we decide to hatch little ducklings :) 

reading: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon. The Socialite Family by Constance Gennari (amazing design book). The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Koo. The River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook. Gypset Style by Julia Chaplin (for the love of color and clutter!) And SO many vintage National Geographic magazines!

listening: David Gray~Lately. Paul Simon~Late in the Evening. Kim Carnes~Bette Davis Eyes. Fleetwood Mac~Never Going Back Again. Van Morrison~Sweet Thing. Bruce Springsteen~Secret Garden. Van Morrison~Queen Of The Slipstream. Van Morrison~These Are The Days.


collecting: PLANTS!

creating: an art and book space at home. in addition to so many home projects going down right now, my mid century couch is finally getting it's due! picked out the most gorgeous velvet weeks ago and it's getting dropped off Monday! yay!

inspired by: home tours, always. this easy breezy abode
on the sunpotion train! :) 
this handmade home in maine is everything!
amazing shop for basic home goods.
a greenhouse is in the plans for this Fall & a baby goat! YES!
this travel site is one part earthy and ten parts gorgeous. 
love this mama's style.
charming Paris home tour.

learning: putting this ceramic tile in the kitchen and learning how to install (eye roll! wtf)

All for now ~ haven't been in the mood to take pictures and realizing life is for the living, not curating perfect spaces and/or a perfect image to show an audience. i am speaking for myself .... there is no balance. there is no being in the moment when we are fussing with a camera and an angle and cropping and filtering and moving things around all while fooling ourselves that our intent is to document our life for us. bs. i don't care what anyone says. choosing to live free from it for the rest of this summer as i garden and take care of the animals and play in the ocean. what are everyone's thoughts on this? also, share what you are listening to at the moment? always love music recs! xo


"A squeeze of the hand--enormous documentation--a tiny gesture within the palm, a knee which doesn't move away, an arm extended, as if quite naturally, along the back of a sofa and against which the other's head gradually comes to rest--this is the paradisiac realm of subtle and clandestine signs: a kind of festival not of the senses but of meaning."
~ Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments



XO