While we were helping my grandma move out of her house, a lot of old photos were dug out dusty places inside drawers or under piles of other things. I love these photos I found of my grandpa Bill. He was a longbow hunter and deer were his specialty. The tent in the above photo is actually the same tent that I used to camp in with my family (at least I think it is) and don't you want that car? I scanned these photos, likely taken somewhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin sometime between the years between 1950 and 1975, and touched up the images using VSCO Film.
A friend introduced me to Blu Dot and I've been pretty obsessed ever since. The simple and modern home goods sold at this wonderful (and Minneapolis-based) furniture store pretty much blow my mind. While I can't afford any of these pieces, I'm coveting (and saving for) a number of them, including the three above. Living in a new house has its ups and downs ... one of the ups being the possibilities of decorating, but the downs being that things are expensive and I either need to become a millionaire or learn how to be a better thrifter. Anyways. The copper counter stool, above, is to die for. Right?
I haven't been very active on this here blog for the past couple of weeks. The reason? Moving. Jordan and I are currently doing a rent-to-own kind of deal in my grandmother's home. She lived here for 62 years; the majority of those with my grandfather. The house was built in the early 1950's and has only ever been in our family. It was time for her to move out, and selling to strangers was an option, but keeping it in the family was ideal. Jordan and I are excited to be living in it ... leaving the old neighborhood is pretty sad, as we lived right on the lake, but that apartment was sort of falling to pieces. It's exciting to be able to make a home our own (no building neighbors, no landlords with weird rules) but also pretty stressful. We're finally somewhat unpacked but no where near settled in. There's a long road ahead, and it's going to be a lot of work, but it's also going to be pretty fun. I might start becoming an interiors blogger; I'm already spending way too much time on Pinterest getting googly-eyed over tufted chairs and paint options.
Have you ever come across a company that, aesthetically, so completely embodied what you stand for and love and hope and dream for that you bounced up and down with delight like a kid in a candy shop? I did. I discovered Joinery, a New York-based shop where I want ALL THE THINGS. But for real, that blanket? That denim tunic? That rug? Going to to own several of those pieces. Someday. Soon, I hope.