a home truly is a nest that you feather. bringing things in, one by one, in attempts to make a house a home. i tried to do some feathering this past weekend in the form of a family outing…both kiddos, rbb and i set sail on a beautiful sunday to a place that i had read about called my favorite place. i had passed it many a time and just knew it looked like a place i would love. random junk scattered about the sidewalk by the entrance, sort of a run down looking joint…tons of deals to be scored inside, i was sure. so we traipse down there, get everybody situated with rinne in the bjorn and rush in his stroller and weave our persons through the narrowest of aisles to find….nothing but junk. and i mean JUNK. normally i can find at least a couple of things to take home, but there was nothing that i even wanted to touch in the place. well, except for this one miniature rocking chair. it was so precious, teeny, toddler-sized and could have been re-upholstered with a chic fabric and sold on serena and lily’s website, that’s how cute it was. at all of $28, i was ready to make it mine and started daydreaming about what fabric i would put on it (big pattern? tiny pattern? girl colors for rinne…hmm, maybe pink and grey…). that is, until rbb was all in my ear about the upholstery cost, do we really need it, would anyone even sit in it? talk about a buzzkill. i told him in no uncertain terms that i would totally buy it if he weren’t there. a lady working at the store overheard me and yelled, “GO HOME!” ha ha.
that will be the last installment of family home shopping for a while.
anyway, what was i talking about…ah yes, feathering a nest. the perfect adage for a new home, which is why i adore this moving announcement designed for my friend anne. she and her adorable family just moved, and we announced such news with a color palette of greens and cream as well as a sweet nest motif.
envelopes were lined in snow and graham’s hydrangea print…totally perfect for a southern moving announcement sent in the summer (i told you guys i was behind in my blogging, right.).
simple and chic, just the way i like things. and exactly how that rocking chair would have looked in this one corner of rinne’s room…