my week in objects (mostly).

February 5, 2010
1. these notebooks._MG_2642
{because they’re so full of opportunity. so clean}.
2. these folders._MG_2640
{because they are shiny, new, and organized by color}.
3. these kitchen scissors._MG_2647
{because they are the best tool for cutting frozen pizza. which we ate twice this week. oh, grad school}.
4. this ice cream._MG_2651
{because, fine it’s not an object. but it is so good. so. good}.
5. this radio._MG_2656
{because sometimes, you need a little something analog in the morning}.

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  • Reply vintage simple February 5, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I love brand new notebooks – especially if they are made out of graph paper. I get to draw and imagine all sorts of interiors and play around with different layouts that live in my head. One of my favorite ways to spend time…a journal of sorts.


  • Reply Char February 5, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    i love notebooks, i do…i never fill them all but i always buy new ones for some reason.

    i want to start doing bright color folders.

  • Reply Rebecca February 5, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Ooh I could do with some bright folders like that. Pretty colours make boring things like filing so much more fun. hehe cutting frozen pizza!!

  • Reply naturally nina February 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    oh loved this post. those folders are my fave colors (and our wedding colors) and i have the same radio! 🙂

  • Reply MaryBeth Hughes February 5, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    i love the combo of these images together. so lovely — makes me feel like is should organize some stuff. ugh, even the thought of it annoys me. but maybe it would be more fun with bright colored envelopes?

    happy friday!

  • Reply Amy@OldSweetSong February 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I just got that exact ice cream.

  • Reply Sarah February 5, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    oh i feel the same way about new notebooks. just waiting to be filled up.

  • Reply annette February 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    I am loving that radio and those notebooks.

  • Reply Jill February 5, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Mint ice cream is my favorite!

  • Reply Amanda Nicole February 5, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I have not tried that Haagen Dazs yet. Now I must!

  • Reply Jane Flanagan February 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    New notebooks are the absolute best!

  • Reply Saraharmony February 5, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    You can't beat new notebooks! What to write first!? x

  • Reply xoxoKrysten February 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Brand new folders and notebooks are some of my favorite things in the whole wide world.

  • Reply cindy February 5, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    those tivoli radios have the best sound and once you hook up your ipod, heaven. enjoy your weekend!

  • Reply Gregory Brown February 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I need a little analog all the time. Nice radio.

    Have fun filling your notebooks.

  • Reply Lunarmusings February 5, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    This list is like a perfect Sunday… love it!

  • Reply knack February 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    oh what a lovely week of objects! Love your notebooks and your folder colors…….study hard my friend….it will all be worth it!!

    happy weekend!


  • Reply emillyvictoria February 6, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I too have a thing for stationary.


  • Reply Sum February 6, 2010 at 12:41 am

    I love what you love! I couldn't agree more with the notebooks and folders. Thanks for always sharing the simplest beauties in life.

  • Reply Pretty Neat Designs February 6, 2010 at 1:21 am

    I now have an intense craving for some mint ice cream. And organization. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Kamana February 6, 2010 at 6:31 am

    i want that ice cream!!!

  • Reply t'louey February 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Hi! I've been following half a dozen blogs for a few years now. I came across yours a few months ago. I don't usually comment on blogs, but I want to tell you how much I'm enjoying "reading my tea leaves." I read blogs as a source of creative inspiration for my design of clothes, etc. Over the past year, I've noticed that many of the blogs I've been following are focused on wanting and buying expensive stuff. It leaves me feeling empty. I'm really loving and appreciating your blog because it's inspiring me to find beauty and interest in the everyday and it leaves me feeling full. Thank you!

  • Reply Erin February 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    thank *you* t'louey! i've never really articulated it in this space, but these are the precisely the reasons why i started the series. there are so many beautiful things out there, and so many bloggers do a lovely job of curating their sites to showcase them. but it's important too, i think, to take a step back and appreciate what's already in front of us. thanks for your kind words. all best, erin.

  • Reply CK February 7, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    I love Haagan-Dazs FIVE icecream! My personal favorite is brown sugar, but mint is a close second. 🙂

  • Reply katherine February 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    agreed – brand new notebooks are the best.

    i really wanna try the haagen daaz five ice cream but whenever i see it it's always next to my favorite local brand of gelato that i just can't resist.
    one day ^_^

    and i'm glad other people cut pizza with scissors.

  • Reply the goodie life February 8, 2010 at 12:27 am

    nothing better then new notebooks – so full of possibility. i used to love getting my school supplies! xo kate

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse February 9, 2010 at 1:03 am

    I use very similar notebooks and love them.

    I think the object that made my week was a used copy of The Optimist's Daughter. I don't often buy books, I'm a library gal. It felt good supporting this sweet little bookstore on Bainbridge Island.

    Perhaps reading will help me lose this blah feeling I'm carrying around with me today…

  • Reply Pretty Things February 10, 2010 at 5:29 am

    I love the possibility of empty notebooks.

  • Reply this is very important March 11, 2010 at 3:06 am

    ooh, where did you find those notebooks?

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