outside, inside.

May 5, 2009


outsidewe have a funky little window in our apartment. i’m sure that one day, way back in 1895 (or something), the dwellers of this little love nest had a lovely view of the street. but over the years someone got the bright idea to build a staircase and then to enclose said staircase (darn you, building codes). as a result, we are left with a window that looks out onto our neighbors sneaking down the back stairs to deliver their recyclables to the curb. but we don’t really mind. and in fact, i like to leave pretty little flowers on the sill to make their garbage trips just a little bit sunnier. here are this week’s flowers, from inside looking out, and outside looking in. and yes, sometimes we draw the curtain, but sometimes we don’t–we like to pretend we’re fishes.

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  • Reply Julie May 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    i love the assortment of glass vases! and i feel you – from our back windows we look directly into our neighbors living room. 🙂

  • Reply knack May 5, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    nothing better than fresh flowers in found bottles and vases! Love this today!

  • Reply cindy : quaint May 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    love the flowers!

  • Reply Karen May 5, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Haha, I’ve lived in places before that had cute little “quirks” like that 🙂 Love the flowers and little vessels!

  • Reply our little love nest May 5, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Love that flat of yours!(Trust me quirkiness is much more fun than having a new-ish tract home..blech) I love the photos and the super pretty flowers in varying vases! Simply lovely!

  • Reply MODsquad May 5, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Darling! Those flowers would definitely brighten my trip to the garbage!

  • Reply Amanda Nicole May 5, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Gotta love these funny little rentals, eh?

  • Reply Stacey May 5, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    That is darling, I love the height of the flowers in the dainty jars.

  • Reply down and out chic May 5, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    very simple and very pretty. i can’t get enough fresh flowers

  • Reply Children of the Nineties May 5, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    This is so pretty! I love the jars as vases, also

  • Reply Julia May 5, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    What a cute post 🙂 I love the outside/inside look on life!

  • Reply Joan May 5, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    What a pretty view!

  • Reply Melita May 5, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    i love the little flowers. it brightens both yours and your neighbors day.

  • Reply P. May 5, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    That’s a very sweet idea.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!

  • Reply cuteseas May 5, 2009 at 8:36 pm


  • Reply chelsea May 5, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Ha! I love old windows. Those photos are wonderful.

  • Reply Amy May 6, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Love flowers in jars!

  • Reply P May 6, 2009 at 2:53 am

    Your apartment looks very cozy 🙂

  • Reply Callie Grayson May 6, 2009 at 3:10 am

    just lovely!

  • Reply Jasmine May 6, 2009 at 4:41 am

    haha! that’s so cute! i’m sure your neighbors appreciate the beautiful flowers!

  • Reply K @ Blog Goggles May 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    Haha, I’m a fan of all windows, even if they have funky views. Actually, my favorite views are when I get to spy on neighbors, so win win?

  • Reply jen jafarzadeh May 7, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Those bud vases are super cute. I’d love some flowers to make my trip to the laundromat less bitter!

  • Reply lazysundae May 7, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    popped over from deb’s (bonbon oiseau) blog! i love the arrangement. what kinds of flowers? such a great way to brighten up a room.

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