Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Series

I like having lots of things. Lots of things on the walls, lots of different pretty mugs, lots of….sunglasses?

Anyway. I thought it would be fun to start sharing these little collections and the stories behind them.

Let's start with wall hangings, shall we? Ben says we have too many but I think IMPOSSIBLE.

We shall begin in the hallway.


I picked up these little frames in a crafty shop in Iceland last april. The french man and lady in the frames are just what comes in them as examples but i LOVE THEM. The gal says Tres Chic and the gentleman said Monsieur. They were like $2 each.

This dude is some weird painted wooden wall hanging puppet thing of the mayor of Reykjavik! You pull the string and his legs and arms move up and down. Wise purchase? Yes. Expensive? Yes. 

I bought Ben this Winslow Homer print from the Phillips Collection a year ago or so. The gold sparkle frame was from Michaels recently, they had a million on sale for like $2. 

Our pie toppers from the wedding!

Emily and I got this weird cartoon of us drawn at the NPR holiday craft show that we were selling at. The guy doing it drew it on a tablet and then printed it there. We look like weird moms. 

A craft fair gem.

Our neighbor and coincidental owner of Sharp Shirter gave us this as a holiday gift! He has one in his living room I always loved. 

Ben bought the Tin Tin print on the left in Spain (? maybe?)

The weird pink worm on the right is from when we were living in Boston after college and I was intent on making Ben want to be more crafty, so I made him paint something. That is what he painted. 

Very awesome paintings we got from a friend at our wedding.

The summer after graduation in 2008, me, Ben, and our friend Steve went on a VERY long 3 month road trip around the country. I bailed in San Fran (i'm only human). As a birthday gift to Ben, Steve made this amazing framed artwork featuring a map of our journey and photos. 

An old tag sale find from western mass that we just can't seem to shake. 

Once for a birthday present I got Ben a weird computerized portrait of his beloved Camry that is no longer with us. 

A new acquisition- Pleasant Pops print! I've slowly lost two tacks out of the right side. Not too good. Need to get a frame. 

Our favorite rooster scarf which hangs above the couch! By Elizabeth Graeber

A super fun Bette poster I got from Smash in Adams Morgan because I liked how it went with...

Our beloved Bob Dylan poster I stole from my dad's album once.

Ben got the tree painting very early in our relationship which I love. Potato with lots of eyes is from a craft fair. 

Fun vintage map from tag sale a long time ago.

More Etsy/craft fair finds.

Cute beard painting from craft fair, and a Levon Helm print we found at a local craft fair last year. We had gone to that concert so it was super exciting! 

Solid Sound poster. From last year's Solid Sound festival.

Random tag sale find from a long time ago. I spotted it once in the office of Glen Close in Damages and almost died. 

My favorite fish that Emily got us from Nova Scotia for our wedding.

Another wedding gift from my old rookie Rachel (more for me than Ben) and a post card I bought from Merci in Paris. The only thing I could afford.  

And that's about it! Any questions????? 

next some day eventually maybe….FAVORITE MUGS.


  1. a) I remember that Camry
    b) I remember that road trip
    c) I LOVE that you are putitng Winslow Homer in a sparkleframe.

    A beautifully curated home!

  2. I love seeing other people's collections and I love art, so I really enjoyed this post. My favorite piece of yours is the potato with lots of eyes.