Monday, November 3, 2008

A beautiful thing









There are little details in each of these images that I love. The bright pink and green pillows, the giant chalk board and the mossy green ottoman and chair. Little details that draw me in and make me go "ooh" and "ahh!"

The holiday weekend was a lot of fun! I unfortunately didn't get a chance to snap photos of us in our outfits--our camera gets grumpy taking images in anything but full daylight. Saturday found Andrew and I with our friends drinking spiked cider and eating Dutch Apple Pie. After the goodies were gobbled went down town Madison for Freakfest. Just the name weirded me out, not to mention that this night in previous years has been known to bring out the wild and crazy in the university students (think mob behavior and pepper spray). But the night, this year, was a hoot! There were so many fun, creative costumes walking the streets, along with smashing bands and a really friend horse patrol unit--I was nibbled on by one of the horses who thought my hair tasted yummy. Of course recovering from all the excitement over the weekend we were thrilled for the extra hour this morning! Daylights saving time is a beautiful thing.

Oh, and on a side note: guess who just bought her Nutcracker tickets!

images from Eric Roth

27 comments:

Krissy said...

Gorgeous photos!

You halloween sounds like a blast. Bummer no photos as proof... I can't believe how on the ball you are with your nutcracker tix :) That's the spirit!

cindy : quaint said...

i love those rooms! although we'd love to see you two, sometimes it's more fun not to have to take photos. i feel kind of 'removed' from the experience when i'm looking for a nice photo. the freakfest sounds great.

dojski said...

Those are lovely, lovely pics, Julia. I'm saving them as reference for my future house. hehehe.

Glad you had a great weekend. ;)

heidi said...

that kitchen with 2 stories of windows...WOW!!!!

Karen said...

Love the photos -- sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

{this is glamorous} said...

Such a beautiful collection of rooms -- really love the first room with the high-gloss floors. So glad you had a fantastic weekend -- sounds like great fun :) Completely agree about Daylight Savings.

xo

Mary Jo said...

Loving that chalkboard wall--I'm almost convinced to put one it in my dining room...

pve design said...

Oh you always find lovely things!

Rachel said...

I love that chalkboard wall! I'm looking for a way to get a chalkboard into my apartment, but we definitely don't have a wall to spare.

please sir said...

Lovely interiors - I love huge chalkboards!

blazedanielle said...

NUTCRACKER TICKETS!!!! Oh my gosh. Jameson and I have gone for the past 4 years in a row. It is one of our favorite dates ever! This year we're going to try to see what the Portland Ballet has to offer! Seattle's stage was done by Maurice Sendak, and it's just incredible.

LOVE the green details Julia! I don't know why, but that color is so yummy for me!!

paula said...

i could just move right into that second photo.

Sara Christine said...

The dining room with the chalkboard is definitely jaw-dropping gorgeous. Glad you had a Happy Halloween!

dolcechic said...

I'm glad you had a great time! These photos are all so gorgeous, I think the top two are my favorite! :)

Have you decided which boots you're getting? You can't go wrong with Frye. I have two pairs with my favorite being 7 years old. They lived through a flood and still look as great as ever!

A Print A Day said...

eee! nutcracker!!! last time i saw it, i was a child. i'd LOVE to see it again.

Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

How funny Julia! I've saved that photo with the giant chalkboard some time ago. I loved it and just thought that some day it would bring inspiration. ;)

Little House on Green said...

I love The Nutcracker! - ahhh, memories of my Mom and I going every year. :) Now that I'm in LA I bet there's a great showing around here I should check out.

wunderbug said...

my absolute absolute favourite is the one on the right, second from the bottom. the colours are gorgeous!

it sounds like you had a lovely weekend, my dear!

d.Sharp said...

Love the chalkboard wall!

Tyler said...

yes, the chalkboard indeed. wouldn't that be so handy? esp. with little ones in the house - daily artwork! and your friday finds are so unique. love coming back for them. glad your halloween wasn't too 'freaky'.

Callie Grayson said...

great photos, i love the chalk board wall with the little girl with all the colourful art going on!
glad to hear you had a great weekend. I am sure your hair is must more tasty than hay!
callie

Leah said...

oh, i adore that chalkboard wall. someday, i'm gonna get me one of those.

Mrs.French said...

all right deary, your Halloween was so much cooler than mine...I heart eric roth...xo

SimplyGrove said...

These rooms are all fabulous!! Glad you had a great holiday!! And Im jealous of your nutcracker tickets:)

littlebyRD said...

I would love a giant magnetic chalkboard to hang all of the inspiration photos I take from magazines.
Your weekend sounds great! I am so glad you had fun.

jae said...

Any large chalkboard is great with me, but this one is certainly deserving of an extra ooh and ahh!

Jules said...

these photos are just beautiful! i love them all :)