Sunday, February 28, 2010

Feeling Nesty

I've got that Spring itch.
(Actually, I've had it since December 26th.)
I'm ready for the green grass and tulips...for the baby birds and the blue sky...for the warm sun and butterflies...and dragonflies...
The other day, A Beautiful Mess had a glorious idea. Elsie posted a gorgeous Spring feather butterfly wreath. Inspired by her project and these fun polishes:
I went shopping. Here's what I found:

( nails are bright yellow!)

Then I got to work. I wound chunky multi-grey yarn over a straw wreath frame...twice.
Then I wound fun light and wispy grey on top.
And the I broke out the itty bitty (still working) glue gun and...TA DA!

I love this project. I'm not sure though, where I'm going to hang it. I originally thought that I would hang it in my bathroom, where it would get the most light...but now I'm thinking by my bed. Who knows...
I just hope it will tide me over...until Spring-time.
***BTW, my amazing daddy got me a new glue gun today. An Arrow brand "MAN" glue gun that takes special glue...that's guaranteed not to explode (for one year).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Through the Looking Glass...

I'm feeling that "nostalgic warmth" again. Every two months or so, I have to pull out Sophia Coppola's Marie Antoinette to get my fill of outrageous abundance in all it's forms. I am in love with the soft pastel colors, the hair (and accessories), and the layer upon layer of over the top lux. I'm ready for Spring (and was told that I have "Seasonal Depression Disorder"...) and for the promises it holds. I'm also ready for the wonderfully twisted world of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Below is an interesting mix (in no particular order) of Loves inspired by the two unrelated films...that somehow fit perfectly-and beautifully together.

*By the way...I made that mirror up above. It's soft and has a fuzzy mercury glass feel to it.*

This is my favorite version of the Alice story... A pop-up book by J. Otto Seibold.

As far as I'm concerned, Kirsten Dunst played this part PERFECTLY
(and all of the fabulous '80's music made it just that much better).

This is a swiped YouTube compilation of Marie clips.
The song is What Ever Happened by The Strokes

I love this. So much...

The colors in this hair clip are amazing.
I want to wear this to Easter dinner.

This gorgeous piece is just over $850...

...but it opens and you can play with the goodies inside!

A vintage sterling sliver headband-and Alice classic.

I LOVE grey and yellow together.
This reminds me of that transition time when there's still a chance of frost, but the first tulips and blossoms are ready.

One of my favorites in on of my favorite shades.
I would have a ranunculus bouquet by my bed year round if I could.
(Ranunculous symbolize radiant charm, by the way...)

Alice is my favorite Disney movie.
I don't care if I am 28-I would wear this.

I love this more than anything.
I want a black dining room one day...

I would probably wear these with jeans...

This is the song that Avril Lavigne wrote for the new Alice movie.
What do you think???
I think she's gorgeous...and I want her eyes. And hair.