my week in objects (mostly).

December 4, 2009
five little things that made my week.
1. this espresso maker.espresso
{because it was james’s grandma’s and sometimes a girl needs a little boost. especially at the end of a semester}.
2. this candy cane.candycane
{because i found it in my mailbox at school, a little gift from my ‘december buddy’}.
3. this mixer.mixer
{because it was james’s moms. and it’s so darn useful. and because apparently it’s heirloom kitchen appliance week chez moi}.
4. these mittens.mittens
{because they once were lost but now are found. and they keep my hands from freezing to my bike brakes}.
5. these scraps.scraps
{because they look just like a little nest. and i couldn’t stand to throw them away}.
*and you dear readers, because you keep coming back even when i am swimming in a sea of 19th century deeds and 21st century powerpoint presentations and have hardly a moment to visit your sweet sites. someday soon, i promise.
in the meantime, what little something made your week?

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  • Reply Simply Mel December 4, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Having my Dad in town all to myself! And he helped me choose my first Christmas tree!

  • Reply cindy December 4, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    i love all your special things and their practical uses. please visit us as we're having a giveaway. enjoy your weekend! rest up!

  • Reply Pretty Neat Designs December 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    What a great week! What made my week was being volunteer lawyer of the day.

  • Reply Linda Zimmerman December 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    omg, i love the scraps!!!

  • Reply denise December 4, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    My dad has the same KitcheAid and he pulls together some tasty treats with it, so it seems you've scored! Also, I adore the sweet accidental nest.

    My week was made by our indoor picnic last night. I was inspired by the photo of the farmer's lunch in this recent Maira Kalman NY Times piece.

    Stay warm!

  • Reply Emily December 4, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    That little nest of scarps is precious!! Good luck with all of your work!!

  • Reply Diana December 5, 2009 at 12:57 am

    I love the vintage appliances & the scraps! 🙂

    As for my week, I got an early Christmas present from my friend and that totally made my year! 😀

  • Reply Sum December 5, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Did I ever mention how much I love your blog? I love all your pictures and how you find the beauty of everyday things. That's so cool you have a 'December buddy'! Good luck on all your finals and/or whatever your deadlines are due! I should probably get to mine soon instead of blogging.

  • Reply Wendy December 5, 2009 at 5:11 am

    I just love that you find time to update your blog to inspire us to appreciate all the little things that make our days!
    We are having a massive snow storm so I am appreciating my flannel pjs and fuzzy socks at the moment along with my cute Starbucks tea cups which I set out for Christmas. Also, a fresh new fine point sharpie to begin my Christmas cards and some cute stickers just made my week! I also got many hugs from my students this week – and they are teenagers – I love them so! Happy Weekend!

  • Reply mart and lu December 5, 2009 at 6:47 am

    the espresso maker reminds me of my childhood. that is what my parents used to make coffee. love it!

  • Reply Shelley Trbuhovich December 5, 2009 at 11:16 am

    the thing that made my week was peppermint tea and toast, the perfect combination when you're not feeling 100%…i'm all better now though!

  • Reply The Lil Bee December 5, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    I love your mittens! There is nothing like finding an old pair—or anything cozy, for that matter—when you think it's lost.

  • Reply knack December 5, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    as always….love……

    ….that mixer is fantasmic!


  • Reply Meghan December 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    I love your espresso maker – so jealous:)

  • Reply Adrienne December 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    oooo i too have a bialetti espresso maker! finding the perfect christmas gift for the boy + getting over this cold made my week!

  • Reply Bonbon Oiseau December 10, 2009 at 10:11 am

    honey i have som elittle scraps of fabric too because they look like a little nest. i found it somewhere.
    visiting you at 5 am…only free time i have too it seems…nice to visit you though!

  • Reply Jesse Lu December 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    My birthday! During which I drank champagne and baked cookies with my grandma. Awesome!

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