Happy Monday. Hope you all had an amazing weekend. We’re still getting settled here in Portland … In fact, we got the last box unpacked and out of the living room last night. The celebration was matched by the excitement of getting our Christmas tree & holiday decorations put up. We drove out to a tree farm, and cut our tree down ourselves. There were stunning views of the mountains on the way home, and we listened to Christmas music all afternoon. Yes, it was a good weekend.
Lately, Poppytalk has been my favorite place for holiday inspiration. My husband and I have different schools of thought when it comes to holiday decorating: he wants it to look like Christmas threw up all over the house … and I prefer a softer/less obvious type of decorating. Poppytalk has so many fun ideas that are the perfect compromise.
My favorite design inspiration of the week comes from the Etsy shop of Pawling, spotted via Oh So Beautiful Paper. Their 2012 calendar is amazing. The black & white, geometric drawings are so awesome. I love the simplicity.
When I saw this engagement session by Jill Thomas, I melted. I first found Jill’s work about a year ago, and fell in love with the softness and perspective she brings to each shoot. Plus, she uses film which makes my photographer crush grow even bigger! This shoot is gorgeous … The light & setting feels so warm, something that is welcomed in Portland!
Earlier this year, I confessed my love for Abby Try Again Photography. I mentioned that her work would definitely be decorating the walls of our new place once we arrived in Portland. Sadly, Abby is closing up her online shop, but thankfully, there’s enough time for us to buy some art for our new apartment. I’m having a hard time deciding, but I’m forcing myself to decide within the hour! I wish Abby luck as she finds her next adventure!! Please go check out her shop … She still has some beautiful prints available until December 9th.
Last week, we had the amazing opportunity to attend the opening of Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co., a local business who ‘looks back to look forward’. Their work is absolutely stunning, and don’t even get me started on their new space! It’s absolutely amazing to share a city with such talented and visionary individuals & businesses. If you love classic design that’s paired with function and usability, be sure to check out their store … You can find them online too!
Until next time …