Well, well, what a week! On Monday morning, a duck was sitting calmly in my planter box. On Monday evening, I discovered a circle of white eggs. Since then, my neighbours and I have been monitoring the duck action that’s right outside my front door. I’m from Toronto, so drop me into a big city, and I am happy. Nature…nature is still pretty foreign to me. I was initially freaked out by the mom duck, but we have survived our first week together! I know her routine, and we each have our space. I’ve given the planter box over to her, and I even added a sign so that others know there’s some important business going on. I think the duck conversations with my neighbours have been entirely amusing! It makes sense, then, that today’s post revolves around the ol’ duck!
SPRUTT duck storage, Ikea
white duck print, Tiny Kiwi Prints
Anaheim Ducks print, Society 6
duck feet light, Porta Romana
happy duck, Swarovski
Happy weekend, everyone!
My sister recently sent me a link to Kirsty Mitchell‘s work, and I was completely blown away. You will be, too! For her Wonderland series of photos, Kristy designed and created incredibly intricate props and costumes, then styled elaborate sets for her models. Her photographs are magical, fantastical, and very dreamy. Here’s a peek at some of the white costumes and props (made from fans) from her Wonderland series:
If you are amazed by this, your jaw will drop when you watch the behind-the-scenes films, and flip through all of the photographs online. I spent more time than I’d like to admit trying to take it all in.
Thanks to Corie for sending this my way.
Etsy is currently celebrating Quebec design with The Etsy Design Awards: The Best of Quebec. Etsy artisans are so incredibly talented, and I’m happy to share some of my favourite pieces from Quebec designers.
feather ring – Annie Lesperance, sterling silver, $32.28
scribble dress for babies and kids – Double Yellow Line, $60
white handmade bowl – Looks Like White, $22
handmade bead embroidered bracelet – Antonietta Presti, $125
I also think this pink birdhouse is sweet, this abracadabra patch is cute, these earrings are great for summer, and this lobster print makes me laugh.
If you’re interested in supporting Canadian designers and Etsy owners, check out the finalists and cast your votes!
In addition to garden benches, I’ve been on the lookout for unique patio lanterns. This sweet tealight version would certainly add interest and texture to any outdoor space.
patio lantern, $7.95, H&M
Do you have this song in your head now? I do!
It is almost almost warm enough to sit outside. I cannot wait to put my furniture back out on my deck, lounge around outside with my latte, and fall asleep on my hammock. I am made for summer. In anticipation of green garden life, I’ve been browsing through many garden-y furniture collections. In particular, I’ve been focused on intricate garden benches.
Gertrude Jekyll garden bench, $1498, Terrain
Victorian Fernery garden bench, $1298, Terrain
Maison Jansen bench, $2358, 1st Dibs (matching table and chairs)
cast iron swan bench, $6500, 1st Dibs
Swedish garden bench, $2650, 1st Dibs
wrought iron regency garden bench, $9500, 1st Dibs
What do you think? Did you see any that you like?
It’s my sister’s birthday today. Hope she has a sparkly day!
Midaircondo Part III, Ida Borg, via Citizen Atelier
Who do you turn to for fashion inspiration? Here are five ladies that I think have amazing style sense.
Have a wonderful weekend!
My cousin and soon to be cousin-in-law are in the middle of planning their summer wedding. I love hearing about their plans, and I’m certainly looking forward to celebrating with them at a fun party. Today I’m taking a moment to share some wedding-friendly items from around the marketplace.
Wedding Belles license plate clutch, $398, Kate Spade
Sugar Paper letterpress card, $8
Just Married window cling, $18, Kate Spade
Amore dish, $14, BHLDN
eyelet chair banners, $68, BHLDN
ring holder, Paloma’s Nest
Minimergency kit for grooms, $16, Pinch Provisions
Mr. & Mrs. Pillowcase set
Mr. & Mrs. wedding forks
Even though we are still dealing with snow up in the #TrueNorth, I’ve got my eyes on white jeans or pants. I definitely need a new pair this year, so I’ll be shopping around to find the best style and fit.
Old Navy Pixie Cut, $19.50