Thursday, April 30, 2009

Things that make me smile wednesday 5/3

Ready for a smiley time?

This fireside nook makes me smile with deep longing.

This happy mustard dress from sunday brunch makes me grin from ear to ear as I reminisce about our ladies brunches...

I smile with great color appreciation at this pop of teal in the room.

I am smiling with AWE at this photograph.

Happy Wednesday!
mme. bookling

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

things that make me smile wednesday

it's here again.
hap, hap, happy wednesday.
i hope that my note of sarcasm is detected, for this morning (which is really afternoon) i feel like crawling onto the sofa with my comforter, hot tea, and movies. i woke up feeling very sick and cranky after a long night of computer frustrations and cake baking.

so today's list, the wednesday smiles, it's all about comfort.

(i may have already mentioned this designer, but i LOVE it so...)

nothing can bring a warm smile like an inviting, stylish kitchen.
this bookroom makes me smile as anything lately that has SPACE brings me immense satisfaction

this chic vintage pattern makes me smile,
courtesy of sew-retro

this happy little vintage tulip bowl makes me smile

this old picture of bikers around greenlake make me grin!
via vintageseattle

off to hibernate,
oodles of love.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

"things that make me smile" wednesday.

Before I divulge the list I have been sitting on all week.....HOLD THE PRESSES. What I am about to show you is the most freaking perfect amazing idea ever. Especially for book/library/liquor lovers. Below is what looks like a simple, vintage card catalog.

When she sent this to me yesterday (internet maven that she is), the saint's response was, "That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!"


My response?


Yesterday's feature on was an installment entitled "Using an old card catalog as a bar." There is even an older installment where the idea was to use the catalog as a wine-cellar. Brilliant!
Now to find a card catalog...wanna break into the library with me?

Sigh. Back to the "Things that make me smile" Wednesday list.
Otherwise known as the "it-hurts-my-feelings-that-something-so-beautiful-exists-and-i-do-not-own-it."

This first entry is from the TheNoisyPlume, of course.
(Did you know I have an RSS feed to her shop so I can get instant notifications of her new pieces? Even WITH that in place, her jewelery gets sold within seconds!)
Prairie Soul Ring
(yes, it's way sold, i know. i spend a lot of time looking through her sold items).

I have so been jonesin' for a spring dress infusion in my wardrobe. This would do perfectly!

Spring Wildflower Dress

It's no secret that I love to write. Friends have recommended that I acquire a typewriter, and although I would LOVE the sound of keys banging out the occasional poem or letter, I feel it would be terribly unused. But then I remembered electricity and I am thinking this one would be PERFECT. (It also matches my orangy workspace).
Sears Electric Typewriter

I lost my gloves. You know. Everyone knows. I found a pair that I love even more! You may ask (not you, of course) why I would want gloves on a spring wish list. I would answer...Seattle.

Fingerless Gloves in Grey

In the recent rearrangement of our living room, there is a little corner that needs anchoring. I have been wanting a footstool or a bench for it and am loving this one.

Jet Set Storage Bench in Orange Tweed

Hope you find something to smile about today.

my cheeks hurt,
mme. bookling

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

the first ever things-that-make-me-smile wednesday...

a country hotel in Burgundy, France.

this path to peace basket offered by macy's that directly supports rwandan women

House Head print by our lovely windhover (who also has a lovely blog)

these penguin classics with patterned hardcovers (as seen on uppercase)

this tea dress which debued on mrs. french's i heart monday list.
i heart it still on wednesday.

here's to big ol' chinny wednesday grins...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

(is this cheating?) Umberdove Enviornments

{detail of the range}

moved and inspired by this morning's post by the redwood (you), i am realizing that perhaps your environment pieces have not had the exposure they are due.

so, here are my personal favorites, courtesy from your good lookin website:"Path"

i have always loved this last photo - so rare to see you in action! you look so endearing and childlike, yet fully confident and poised, balancing on that rock.

so there you go. i hope everyone takes a few minutes and enjoys all of these awesome works of art.
~mme. bookling
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