Wednesday, May 25, 2016

love in a mist

I think Love in a Mist is my new favorite flower, it's so weird and fuzzy and I love that I can use the really long stems in an interesting ways to create shape. I keep seeing it growing on the side of the road here, since pretty much everything growing on the side of the road in California is amazing. It takes quite a bit of willpower not to snip every little bit that I see!

Saturday, April 30, 2016


It doesn't get much better than a bunch of fantastic roses straight from my grandma's garden, especially when she says that I can cut as many as my little heart desires.

Friday, April 29, 2016

garden variety

It's been over a week since I moved back to California, alone. It was a difficult decision to make, leaving behind a piece of my heart, a best friend, someone wonderful who I know will always remain in my life. It wasn't born from anything other than a need to live this life on my own terms and feel vital again, to have stimuli beyond what a rural town can provide. I need the California sun, I need to create things with my hands, I need to be near my family and my friends, I need all of the fast paced blur of the city. Flowers are good for a broken heart. I forage for things, I cut things from the garden, and arranging everything together somehow makes me feel like I'm putting all the pieces back together. It will be a while before I feel as warm and colorful as these flowers, but I am on my way.

It was sad to leave but it does feel good to be back.

Friday, April 15, 2016

fancy fine spring sale

It's spring cleaning time! I am offering 25% off everything in the Fancy Fine Vintage shop now through Sunday April 17th, just use the code 'FANCY25' when you checkout.  Go take a peek, there are some real gems in there, including this rather magical pink lace bra top!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

rust, mint & lace

earrings  vintage
scarf  vintage
dress (worn as vest)  c/o mod dolly
dress  vintage from mill street vintage

A favorite color combo: rust, mint and cream. I love this corduroy dress because it snaps all the way open, which means I can wear it as a vest too (and I've been obsessed with vests lately). I have also been revisiting an old obsession of mine, earrings. It seems that every ten years I get excited about earrings again. The bigger and weirder the better! Too bad you can hardly see them because my mop of hair is always down and covering my ears.