weekly inspiration

04.29.12 | weekly inspiration

weekly visual moodboard | be sure to click on the image to view picture sources.

Thank you all so much for your wise, encouraging and idea-filled comments on my Wednesday post about decorating in a temporary space. It was so refreshing to know that others feel similarly, and had some great suggestions for me on nesting and making this place even more home like. I started to do a few more things around here, and am itching to get started on those pillow recovers (temporarily halted due to a problem of materials–the fabric I thought would work isn’t! Boo!). But some more artwork has been hung, The Fish found a new home above the tv, and the living room is actually starting to look like it has a bit more in tune with our personalities (and therefore, more home-like!).

  • I love this tutorial from A Beautiful Mess on making your own ascot bow top–clever!
  • I drooled over some of the hats in this post of 40s inspiration on Stephanie’s blog.
  • Funnily enough, I had just been mulling over how to DIY a hanging map and a tutorial popped up on my feed reader!
  • I love all these vintage kitchen images! The color schemes are fantastic.
  • As summertime is nearly upon some of us, here are some tricks and tips for working with linen.

Have a lovely rest of your weekend!

April 29, 2012 · 5 lovely thoughts
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Amy April 29, 2012 at 12:19

The linen tips are wonderful, thanks for the link. I’vm planning to make a linen blouse and a dress, it’s such a perfect summer fabric. Good luck on the pillows!

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Stephanie April 29, 2012 at 13:15

That hat post was all your fault. After you posted that lovely tilt hat in your birthday wish list post, I got inspired! And then I went shopping. ;)

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Lucy April 29, 2012 at 16:18

I love those vintage kitchens! Kitchens should be colourful like that – why do we insist on stainless steel and granite these days?

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Katie April 29, 2012 at 16:44

My history department recently had a fund raiser selling off old maps so I was able to pick up a giant hanging canvas map for <15 (they gave me a discount because of how large and heavy it was). We were afraid our apartment walls could support it and we needed to hang it closer to the ceiling so we omitted twine and instead bought two towel hooks (the 2-screw 2-hook kind) that were big enough to support the map (which can be heavy!) We love how it turned out.

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Maggie April 30, 2012 at 00:59

when i was dating a sailor, i got a big world map and some of that thicker poster board stuff (two card stock-like layers with that styrofoam-like stuff in the middle). i attached the map to the poster and every time he changed duty stations, went to another base for training, or visited some place on deployment, i placed a pushpin (i bought some pretty colored ones that matched my decor instead of going with the standard colors!) in that location on the map. he often went to the same places over and over again for training and during deployments so i just color coded the pins for the different years so only if he went to the same place in a different year did that spot get a second pushpin (otherwise, some of the spots would have a GIANT hole and would have been unusable!). i don’t know why but it brought me comfort, especially when he was deployed.

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