Saturday, April 29


My apartment is spotless, or relatively so. Had a bridal shower here this afternoon. There are a few things out of place, but it is so lovely and clean. And there are flowers, like these pink ranunculus(es).

One year it was my New Year's resolution to have flowers in the house every week. Fresh ones. I can't say where I got most of them, only that it involved surreptitious bike rides, late at night, on campus, with my friend Z. He is living in France these days, so there's no one to yell "Cheese it! The fuzz!" when the campus police show up.

My dad goes to estate sales on Saturday mornings, and he called me today to see whether I'd like a box of vintage ribbon. I thought he meant yards. He meant spools. There are about 10 spools of cotton/printed ribbon, three of grosgrain, two of velvet (one unopened), and then a bunch of other, random/partial ones. Wow. I'll have some in the shop, for sure. I can't wait to use them! These are some of the cotton ones (with a yellow velvet one in the lower right-hand corner).

Hope the weekend is good.


Anonymous lisa said...

i love my house after a small party. so clean!!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous gracia said...

Those ribbons look a treat... so many possibilities AND in a clean house. That's a pretty good combination. Have fun, gracia

1:27 AM  
Blogger Strikkelise said...

What a great dad! Looks like you got some real treasures.

7:49 AM  
Anonymous vegasandvenice said...

What a truly lovely sunday! I hope it continues to be a beautiful day!

4:39 PM  
Blogger eireann said...

:) thanks for all your comments. It was a nice surprise--my dad was just like, "Do you want me to get you some ribbons?" I was kind of taken aback by how much ribbon was there, actually! This woman must have hoarded it!

6:41 PM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

Clean house well done, I can't remeber what my house looks like without all the junk and stuff it's been such a long time. But I do try to have flowers, a girl's got to have some pleasures in life!!!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous melissa said...

That's so sweet that your Dad found those for you! Just de-lurking to tell you how much I love your design and writing style... thanks for your inspiration...

8:42 PM  
Anonymous amanda button said...

oooo, ribbons and pink flowers...two of the most wonderful things in the world! :) LOVE the photos!!!

10:03 AM  
Blogger kati said...

*takes vintage floral ribbons out of present box*

12:22 PM  
Blogger lisa s said...

i'm with you on the clean....

and the flowers... i've actually been buying [gasp] tulips at the market cause they've been $2.99

LOVE the ribbon... lucky girl!

1:45 PM  

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