my week in objects (mostly).

May 3, 2013

five little things that made my week.

1. these cherry blossoms.
cherry blossoms {because there are so many in just one spot. go this weekend}!

2. this blanket.blanket {because it’s perfect sleeping weather these nights. cool enough for an extra blanket, warm enough for turning off the heat}.

3. these painterly annuals.
flower box {because even though i wasn’t early enough for the good stuff, these guys were just 50 cents a pop. grandmotherly-looking flowers, i’ll take you}.

4. this new home for the watering can.
watering can {because it’s always in the way, but this spot seems good. also: the prettiest daffs}.

5. these herb tables.
herbs {because even though our little window doesn’t really get enough light, we’re trying out basil just to be sure}.

other things:
ethical fashion (really worth the listen).
now i want to read this.
glad to see everlane’s tee factory.
oh, to slip into this each morning.
i want to make this.

thing by me in other places:
mint juleps!
summer hats!

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  • Reply Portia Hunt May 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Oh wow, I adore those cherry blossoms!

  • Reply tinajo May 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    The flowers in the first pic takes my breath away! šŸ™‚

  • Reply The Yellow Door Paperie May 3, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Such a great list of this and that. I love your photos, as always!

  • Reply Mags Pomichowski May 3, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Loving all your photos! Such a sign of spring!
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  • Reply fibreandspice May 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Ohh love all these photos! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Kari May 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I was appreciating your link about ethical shopping. But people need to remember that not all cheap clothes are made by bad companies and not all expensive clothes are made by good companies. Check out It's an eye-opener.

    • Reply Erin May 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Agreed! (Though often the low prices we're used to paying are the result of unfair labor practices and exploitation). …I thought the piece did a nice job of nodding hats to efforts by large companies like H&M to introducing sustainable fashion lines at affordable rates! Baby steps!

  • Reply Lexie May 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I read the book Threads: Gender, Labor, and Power in the Global Apparel Industry for a sociology class a few years ago, and it really changed the way I thought about shopping. However, as a person living on a second year teacher salary, buying "high quality" goods – i.e. dropping $154 on a bathrobe, is just unrealistic for me. Sigh.

    • Reply Erin May 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Alas, for me too. But a girl can dream!

    • Reply Alyssa May 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      I get that the high costs of ethically made products are hard to swallow. My family has a handmade shoe business in upstate New York (on the good list, ethically speaking) and I've come to realize that there are some things that I'm willing to pay more for and some things that I'm not. I try to think of the price-per-wear and let that guide my shopping. If I use something every day, I'm okay with paying more. Our latex mattress, a good jacket, a nice every-day bag, shoes, a great fitting pair of jeans, etc. make the cut. Dressy clothes, seasonal accessories, etc. are usually quick and cheap. I would love to buy everything the right way or not at all, but I'm not there yet…

  • Reply Laura May 4, 2013 at 4:22 am

    Love the link to that spring galette!!

    • Reply Erin May 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Doesn't it look delicious? Adrienne makes such good stuff.

  • Reply Shoko May 5, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    the cherry blossoms everywhere make me SO happy, too. also, your juleps are beautiful – can't wait to give one a try! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Denise | Chez Danisse May 7, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Interesting looking book. I cringe at all of the disposable goods, fashion and otherwise, whenever I visit my father in Mesa, AZ and see a dollar store on every other corner. It just doesn't seem a good idea. I'd rather admire cherry blossoms than shop.

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