I’ve been frequenting local estate sales with my fiance George and using Instagram along the way. Be sure to follow me HERE or follow me @mylittlemaison on Instagram. It’s a fun way to share your world through pictures!
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Happy Friday! Just a quick update on some guests posts I worked on recently!
As I mentioned, last weekend I attended Shecky’s Girls Night Out in New York to guest blog and the post went live on Monday! I was thrilled to be chosen. Check out the full post HERE. The photos were all snapped by me as well.
I also had the privilege of writing a guest post for the fabulous site, V & Oak, which stands for Vintage and One of a Kind. If you’re a vintage lover, you need to check out their site. I HIGHLY recommend it. See my full post and photos HERE.
That’s all folks, I am beat from all the extra writing! Enjoy your weekend and don’t forget to enter the E Hernandez Giveaway HERE!
My boyfriend has a house in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania and it’s a great weekend escape from busy New York City! We had a lovely holiday weekend there and I wanted to share some peaceful images. Happy 4 day work week!
Last weekend George and I took the East River Ferry from our neighborhood in Queens to Manhattan. It was a fun way to travel into the city even though the boat ride itself was fast and bumpy. When we got off I stopped in my tracks to admire the very cool design which someone had painted on the highway dividers. I was even more captivated with the reflection created by a puddle left over from the rain. It reminded me of something I would have painted years ago at FIT in my Textile Design program.
It’s fun to stop and appreciate the beauty in ordinary things sometimes. Life moves so fast and we just don’t do it enough.
Enjoy the long weekend!
This past weekend George and I went on the hunt for something to create a path in his mother’s backyard garden. We stopped in Build It Green which is treasure trove of salvaged building materials. A very large warehouse holds the bulk of the furniture, fixtures and lumber, some old, some new but all rescued from a landfill. There is an outdoor area with more odds and ends which is where we found a few dozen terracotta tiles for just a quarter each. We also snagged two remnants of granite.
Build it Green is a vintage lover’s dream as each little nook and cranny is filled with weathered beauty. If you’re a local New Yorker about to embark on a renovation, definitely check out Build It Green. Did I mention they are a not-for-profit organization? As George said, it’s a win win!
Don’t forget to support Build it Green and LIKE their facebook page HERE!
I wrote a guest blog post today for the lovely online boutique, Frock Stock!
In celebration, they are offering my readers a 15% discount until March 31, 2012. Stop in their shop HERE and use code LILMAISN to get the discount. Enjoy my guest post below and happy shopping!
Whenever I return home from a vacation I get the traveling blues; happy to have gone away, but sad that it’s over! I reminisce fondly of blue skies and fresh air to keep the feeling of vacation alive.
This past September my boyfriend and I set out on a mini road trip through Portland (Oregon) and Northern California. It was a trip filled with my favorite combination of nature and city. I captured the sights along the way and have paired them up with a few of Frock Stock’s Spring finds below. I hope this inspires you to set out on your own adventure and keep those traveling blues away!
Featured above is the breathtaking Ocean Beach in San Francisco. The air is so crisp, can’t you just see this polka dot scarf blowing in the breeze!
Below, we stopped in Sausalito, California to enjoy the view of San Francisco from the water’s edge. This little sun dress is perfect for a stroll along the bay.
This photo below was taken as we rolled by on the streetcar in San Francisco. This breezy top is ready for running errands around town.
Below, bright doorways on the small streets of Portland Oregon were picture perfect. I can just see this gathered skirt with flats walking through the city. (above)
Finally below, what California trip would be complete without a little wine! The wineries in Sonoma were superb. This peplum dress can go from day to night with ease.
Don’t forget to check out their shop HERE and use code LILMAISN to get the 15% discount up until 3/31/12
This post is for all the Shabby Chic lovers out there!
While my boyfriend and I visited Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania last weekend we walked into this shabby chic paradise called Shabby Foo Foo. This quaint shop offered every type of cottage style item both new and vintage. It was worth the walk through thousands of rose trinkets simply for the vintage glassware and china selection. Of course, the endless supply of doilies made my heart skip a beat too (click here for more on that). If you’re ever in Pennsylvania, stop into Shabby Foo Foo or check out their cute online boutique HERE.
I love flowers. Perhaps it started with my time in a textile design program at FIT where we painted florals for 2 full years! It was relentless but I have a huge appreciation for flowers, textiles and art in general because of it.
These photos of little flower carts from my travels make me smile. I hope they brighten your weekend too! If you need some other calming visuals I highly suggest checking out my past post, White Out HERE.
Last summer my boyfriend and I found ourselves at a real country fair in Pennsylvania. We even had the unique pleasure of watching a pig auction; which was definitely a first for me! I snapped a few photos that day and they inspired me to collect a few Spring pieces that would be perfect for a day out at the fair.
This brilliant blue cross body bag below by Mona Tunas is a steal at $95 available HERE. Further below, pick one enamel necklace or wear them all! These delicate pendants by Happyment are HERE for $28 each.
Last but not least below is one of the best T-shirts I’ve seen in a long time. It’s perfect for a country fair but should be something we all consider daily no matter where we live. It’s available by LintHound for $20 HERE
Wishing everyone a relaxing weekend! Here are a few of my favorite “peaceful” images from my Fall trip to Portland, Oregon. If you missed the Rose Test Garden photos I took be sure to look HERE. If you need some relaxing Home photos be sure to check out my White Out post HERE.
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I loved Paris and I could have walked around the city for months. My friend Annette and I must have taken 2,000 pictures between us. Every so often I notice new things about the collection I snapped while I was there. Today I was particularity liking the window shots. I hope you enjoy them too. Vive la France!
On Tuesday night I stopped by Malu in Long Island City for the opening night of Ananda Lima‘s photography exhibit, Two in the City. It was a fun night with tasty treats, local folks and a unique exhibit by a very talented photographer!
Ananda, Brazilian born and now local, infuses her own personal blend of photojournalism and fine art into her work. This exhibit was no exception as she showcased couples juxtaposed with industrial backdrops around Long Island City. The Two in the City exhibit is just in time for Valentine’s Day and will be on display until February 29th 2012. Go see it with someone you love!
While you’re taking in some beautiful photography, don’t forget to enjoy Malu with their ever changing homemade ice cream flavors and chocolate covered goodies! I indulged in the chocolate covered cheerios and banana slices last night and have been dreaming of them ever since. Stop by their facebook page HERE to receive updates on their new flavors and upcoming events. I will definitely be returning for the Strawberry Champagne Sorbet! Yum!