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I adore the minimalist jewelry that my sweet friend Masha makes. We first met over coffee last year and instantly hit it off – don't you love when that happens? You can view her whole collection here. (I have my... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at elephantine
Ah! Welcome to Seattle! I hope you've been enjoying exploring it so far :)
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on the frye salon at elephantine
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I made a quick stop by the Frye Museum today to visit one of my favorite rooms in all of Seattle. (If only I could have stayed the whole afternoon getting lost in these paintings!) Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2016 at elephantine
Since it's most convenient, I just get them from my local grocery store. If you're in Seattle, though, Pike Place is the best place to get beautiful inexpensive bouquets!
Toggle Commented Feb 3, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
I wondered that, too, but they've held up pretty well so far! Just slight wilting after a few days.
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2016 on this week's flowers at elephantine
Thank you! They were a little pricey so I only bought five stems – I would probably opt for ten or more if I was filling up a vase :)
Toggle Commented Feb 1, 2016 on this week's flowers at elephantine
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A few lovely delphiniums. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at elephantine
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yes! I'll do that soon :) thanks, sera!
Toggle Commented Jan 23, 2016 on two for today at elephantine
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Robert Frost, paper pyramid garlands, gift boxes, & Mary Oliver. And lots of other new goodies, too! Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2016 at elephantine
Yay! Looking forward to more posts in this new series :) I agree about flowers & plants – even a small one makes a huge difference. I hope your cute little lemon tree is faring well!
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When I'm reading, I collect favorite sentences in different ways – some I type up, print out, and pin to a board in my office, others I take a picture of with my phone, others I save as a Goodreads... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at elephantine
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...some Clarkia amoena to brighten up the house. After bringing these home I learned they're also called 'Farewell to Spring' – not exactly seasonally appropriate, but interesting nonetheless! Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at elephantine
Oh, what a treat! (And your lucky grandmother.) Eating freshly picked fruit is the best.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2016 on strawberry rhubarb cobbler for two at elephantine
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This vintage bird figurine, this serving platter, this embroidery art, and these envelopes. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at elephantine
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I've made this cobbler more times than I can count. I've been making it with strawberries and rhubarb, but it works beautifully with mixed berries, too. (And though I haven't tried it with peaches or other fruit, I'm confident it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at elephantine
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I've been adding to Mignon's collection of cookie cutters... the teapot and whale are my personal favorites! Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at elephantine
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Thank you, Cynthia! I've been meaning to read Life on Mars and just moved it up in my reading queue. I'll look into Ordinary Light, as well. And more Seattle posts are on their way! Happy New Year to you, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2016 on recommended reading at elephantine
thank you, Malaika!
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2016 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
thank you, Vickie! Happy New Year!
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that's so sweet of you, Claudia. Happy New Year to you, too – wishing you all the same!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2015 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
thanks, Erin – and Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2015 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
thank you, Dawn!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2015 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
That's always so nice! Happy New Year, Jade :)
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2015 on this week's flowers... at elephantine
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Here's four recent books I enjoyed... 1. The Painted Veil (W. Somerset Maugham) – "The verandah was in shadow; and lazily, her heart at ease with satisfied love, she lingered. Their house stood in the Happy Valley, on the side... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at elephantine