Yesterday Will and I took a little trip over to Michael’s just to see what they had. They have these pretty cloches on sale for 60% off. I believe it ended up being about $7. I don’t get really fussy with my holiday decor but I do like to have some seasonal touches around the […]
Been flip-flopping for years about whether or not to bring a taller table into our living room instead of the typical low coffee table. I like that they’re a bit more utilitarian and that we could pull our chairs around and play games or whatever. I had an antique drum table in storage that I […]
I’ve had a bit of an identity problem for several years now. I’m in the user experience (web) design field and maintain a portfolio of work at alanawaters.com. We found out a few years back that there is a call girl in Atlanta who goes by my name and uses the URL alana-waters.com. (not linked, […]
I have not had a new set of glasses in three years. So I recently decided to try Warby Parker, because some gals that I used to work with love it. I can definitely tell you that there were only one or two pair from this batch that I liked but I’ll try some more […]
We’ve been heading up to Door County, Wisconsin (have you ever been up there?) with our very dear friends Chrisa & Tom and their kids for a couple years now. Among a few of our traditions are: – A drive infused with cheesy 70’s radio tunes – The Epharaim arrival cocktail (my job) – Homemade […]
A little bit sad, a little bit proud of the good effort, I was just thinking about my first Halloween shop window. I loved doing the window displays at my old shop.
This past weekend I had my booth set up at Nellie’s Barn Sale in Roscoe, Illinois. And while I was there I saw this vendor (Pork Belly Vintage) who had all sorts of cute pieces, very reasonably-priced. One of her end tables featured a decoupaged Chicago-area aviation map. Well, two of my brothers are in […]
Will is always cooking up some kind of costume. Today we’re getting crafty with paper bags. This brings back tons of memories for me because I remember my brothers and I cutting eyeholes and coloring faces on paper bags and running around being all sorts of characters. I’m sure we’re not the only ones who […]
Dana from Sugar Salvage and I decided to spend our birthday weekends selling our vintage wares at Nellies Barn Sale up in Roscoe, Illinois. It turned out to be an absolutely perfect crisp, blue, fall weekend. Lucky! I hope you guys all had a great fall weekend, too!
My mom’s parents drank tea every morning, a habit I only recently converted to from coffee. Occasionally my family will have a tea party with me, and if it’s been a rough day sometimes I’ll curl up along with a nice cup in the evening. What is it about a good cup of tea that […]