my week in objects (mostly).

March 18, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. this tool box.
toolbox_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6636{because all painted up blue, it gets new life for faye’s art supplies.}

2. this wire basket.napkins__reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6640

{because i’ve been fiddling with the arrangement of our linen closet since we moved into this apartment two years ago, and i think i finally got it right.}

3. this springtime indulgence.

{because i’m powerless at the farmers’ market this time of year.}

4. this hand towel.
towels_reading_my_tea_leaves_ IMG_6641{because i finally admitted that our bathroom towels needed reassignment to the rag pile.}

5. these peach blossoms.
peach_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6649{because see number three.}

other things:

these photographs of salt lakes. via ginny.

visions of gjelina.

my most-used kitchen utensils,” per my chef-friend carrie.

heart balm.

their idea of a woman is ‘mother, daughter, girlfriend, friend’ not ‘writer, artist, public person.’

sweetest little outlet there ever was.

kitchen hut o’ dreams.

oyster middens.

tv hair.

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  • Reply Susan Crane March 18, 2016 at 11:09 am

    What a great idea to paint the tool box! I have an antique one whose mustard paint I am tired of. May I ask what type of paint you used and whether you had to sand first?

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 18, 2016 at 11:35 am

      I did a very quick and dirty job: no sanding, no priming, just one coat of the same acrylic paint that we painted our bedroom furniture with. It’s only been a few days, and time will tell how well it wears, but I wanted a quick fix to cover up rust! If you want a super long-lasting fix, I’d recommend sanding and priming!

      • Reply Susan Crane March 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        Quick and dirty works for me. Thanks for the tip!

  • Reply Amanda K. March 18, 2016 at 11:29 am

    i totally agree. i cannot resist lovely blooms at this time of year. it’s worth it for the mental health boost!

  • Reply Libby March 18, 2016 at 11:55 am

    I am so into that Flat Saute Set! It’s beautiful and I can’t imagine ever needing any other utensils.

    • Reply Audrey @ The Thrifty Traveler CA March 18, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      I’m with you! And the cutting boards on the site were beautiful too. Putting on the wishlist now 🙂

      • Reply SLG March 21, 2016 at 11:46 am

        I’m SO INTRIGUED by that set! It’s so beautiful! How would you … use it? All I can imagine is trying to flip something in a frying pan (a hamburger, a piece of fish) and burning my hand on the side of the pan. Has anyone here used it? Does it really work? If so I want to buy it immediately…

        • Reply Erin Boyle March 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm

          Hi there: I was intrigued by it because a friend of mine who’s a trained chef has the set and loves using these guys for everything from flipping fried eggs to scraping the last portion of rice from a pot, to sautéeing veggies, etc.! Don’t think the risk for hand burning would be any greater than with other utensils 😉

  • Reply Chris March 18, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Thanks for pointing me towards the Meaghan O’Connell article. I loved it.

    • Reply Erin Boyle March 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      You’re welcome! She always has a smart thing or ten to say! Loved this piece in particular!

  • Reply Lauren March 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Pics of your linen closet? I’m sure it’s gorgeous and inspiring.

  • Reply Jessica Welsh March 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    I agree with Lauren but I’d also love to know what art supplies you have for little Faye.

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