my week in objects (mostly).

January 15, 2010
five little things that made my week.
1. this paper chain.
{because it adds a punch of color to a very white wall}.
2. these yellow sheets.yellow
{because they are new to me from my sister with the good sense to have a new bed that’s actually large enough for two}.
3. these grey pillows.felt
{because i made them from a favorite dress, accidentally felted}.
4. this drain.drain
{because even though it might not look like much, believe me, it’s a vast improvement from what we used to have}.
5. this sweet cloth.curtain
{because even though james told me it looks like a rag (the nerve), i still love him, and now i have a kitchen curtain}.
what little something made your week?

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  • Reply Wendy January 15, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I love the 'rag' used as a curtain! So quaint and crisp!

  • Reply Stacey January 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Oh that sweet drain, to have a bath is a wonderful thing.

    Hermie munching on his breakfast in the quiet of the morning made my week, I love that little guy.

  • Reply abby try again January 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    Very pretty post. I'm a big fan of your curtain. Happy Friday!

  • Reply Char January 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    today is a cup of warm rich coffee.

  • Reply Julia (Color Me Green) January 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    silly boys don't know anything about decorating. the "rag" looks lovely.

  • Reply Julia January 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Beautiful! I love the paper chain 🙂 Flowers and scones–simple, but oh so helpful for getting me through the week!

  • Reply smrithi rao January 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    i love the dash of color on the white wall

  • Reply erin / atlantic treefox January 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    that curtain is so cute though!

  • Reply Emily January 15, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    That pillow is gorgeous! What a talent you are! Did you use a sewing machine? A visit to NYC to see good friends is making my week!

  • Reply Lili January 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    your little curtain is so adorable and the pillows you made from your dress has awesome pleated detail. I really love it.

    some things that made my week were the slightly warmer temperature we've been having (45 from 30s is very drastic). and the boyfriend driving out after work to see me (we live+work 45m-1h away so it's tough to see each other during the week).

  • Reply Erin January 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    thanks for all the sweet notes, friends. i knew james must be wrong about that little bit of vintage goodness! as for the pillows…they are most definitely sewn by hand, and none too neatly. but they'll do! happy friday!

  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong January 15, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Ohhhh. Great objects this week. I am digging the paper chain in a major way. I may jump on that band wagon. I have a lot of empty walls in my place and I'm looking for cute and cheap fillers. I'm definitely doing some bunting but I love this idea.

    Happy weekend, pal.

  • Reply Melissa Blake January 15, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I love these photos!! 🙂

  • Reply Grace@PoeticHome January 15, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    The pillow you made looks so soft and pretty! Enjoying a fresh loaf of French bread with real butter made my week — ah, it's the simple things in life, isn't it?

    Happy weekend!

  • Reply Carissa January 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    I agree, that pillow you made is lovely! it looks so cozy 🙂

    and I do know the importance of a clean drain. in fact, mine needs some serious cleaning this weekend!

    a pretty display of passing clouds in the sky made my week… you can see a few photos on my blog, if you'd like.

    happy weekend!

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse January 15, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    So sorry about your dress, but the pillow is lovely.

    Squeezing my own grapefruit juice this morning was a little something that made my week feel special.

  • Reply cindy January 15, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    i think i love it all. the paper chain is a delight. love yellow. the pillow is fantastic, yeah for happy accidents. tub looks great. and the curtain is a no brainer. what do boys know about these things, anyway. my good thing, i hope, will come tomorrow when scott goes to the doctor. enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply The Lil Bee January 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I love these little snippets of your home (and town, of course). One of these days I'll get my act together and show you mine. That sounded funny… 😉

    PS Love a paper chain! I haven't done one of those in about 25 years. Devon made my week this week, as she has every week since she's been born.

  • Reply knack January 16, 2010 at 4:14 am

    what sweet photos… the pillow you made !

    happy weekend!


  • Reply Elie's Papel January 16, 2010 at 6:35 am

    this post shows that details are what make life interesting!!!

  • Reply vintage simple January 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Love the kitchen curtain. James..! (insert little roll of the eyes here)

    Have a wonderful weekend, Erin!


  • Reply My Farmhouse Kitchen January 17, 2010 at 12:12 am

    love it all….especially the paper chain and the curtain….

    now where are my scissors…i need a paper chain a.s.a.p.

    i'm happily following you…

    more later

  • Reply A "cheery" disposition January 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    such wonderful pictures.

  • Reply beth January 18, 2010 at 2:52 am

    your paper chain and grey pillow are just perfect in so many ways…

    it's the simplicity and love….yes, that's what it is !

  • Reply nikole January 18, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Oh, pretty paper chain.

  • Reply Joslyn January 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    oh that paper chain makes me very, very happy.

  • Reply Elizabeth January 19, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Very cute ruffled pillow!

  • Reply ashley lauren January 19, 2010 at 4:58 am

    Your house looks so beautiful, I can't even take it!

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