Friday, July 09, 2010

Friday Favorites: vol. 18

1. birdcage veils
I love the trend toward vintage-looking birdcage veils. Such a fabulous nod to the 1940s.

May I present my gorgeous friend Kathryn? We had the privilege to shoot her wedding in Iowa about a month ago, and everything about the wedding was pure fabulosity.


2. atlases
Growing up, one of my favorite books was my parents' gigantic atlas. We'd open it up on the floor, and pore over it for hours. And while I never excelled at geography (unfortunately), I've always loved traveling to new places.

Mom surprised me this last Christmas with a gigantic atlas for us to put on our own bookshelf.
Thanks, Mom!

3. This skirt by Emerson Made, which is quite possibly the most perfect skirt of all time. I think it's so classic-- could totally be worn by Grace Kelly on a casual day.

I just can't decide between the salmon or the buttery yellow. Perhaps both?

4. topiaries
Since I can't keep even the most low-maintenance plants alive, I'm not sure how I would fare with a pretty topiary. OK, OK, I know. I'd kill it. But not before it grew completely out of shape. But a girl can dream, can't she?

5. creamy peanut butter
Our HEB has this amazing machine that literally crushes raw peanuts into the most delicious, natural peanut butter. Also, I love creamy peanut butter on toast. It spreads perfectly and gets all melty, whereas chunky peanut butter rips the bread and stays clumpy.

I have a particular affinity for peanut butter and banana sammies, but I don't turn my nose up at PB&J, especially when it's made with my favorite jam.

Bonus: The most delicious jam known to man: the classic Four Fruits Preserves by Bonne Maman

What are the four fruits, you ask? Cherries, strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries. We always have a jar of this jam in the fridge, and when we start to run low, I buy a back-up immediately. It makes delicious PB&J, but also is really nice on toast with butter and a little sprinkling of sea salt.


Hollie said...

my dream garden has topiaries.. much like Alice in Wonderland. :] And I've been loving the banana/peanut butter combo lately!

Liz said...

Hopped on over via Adored Austin!
I agree that skirt is gorgeous although I would have to stop eating so many peanut butter sandwiches to fit into one ;) And I'm sorry but I love crunchy PB!
P.S. I was reading through some old posts and totally agree with you on Twilight. I read 1 paragraph, and a bit of my soul died.

Della said...

I think you need the skirt in butter and salmon! Think of how many outfits you could create with them! They are a necessity, not a want. And as if they could get any better, perfect for fall! I'm great at making up excuses for clothes. :)

Lindsay said...

I adore this post! I had a thing for encylopedias growing up. I would go to my grandparent's house and pull those large, musty books of the shelf and just flip through the pages. The obscure details in the pages were always my little secret.

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