my week in objects (mostly).

May 13, 2016

my week in objects, mostly. 

1. this bag. bag_reading_y_tea_leaves_IMG_9573
{for being just the sturdy buddy i needed. and because one person’s discontinued floor model is another person’s treasure. (psst: if you’re in new york, there are others here!)}

2. this kindle.

{because i think i’m hooked. (also: judy blume.)} 

3. these socks.

{for being just right.}

4. these lilacs. 

(for lasting almost all week long. here’s how.}

5. this book.

{because on s’entraine.}

other things:

online browsing turned research project.


twelve quilts in black and white. go see!



as my dad would say, wally-walleto.

humanities + democracy.

the nice niche.

sucker for botanic gardens.

what does it mean for a girl not to look like herself?

me in other places:


on heart-shaped sponges and other things.

ps. in case you missed it; enter your name in the running for a $300 gift certificate at bridge & burn.

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  • Reply Gabi May 13, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I clicked the Twelve Quilts link hoping Pamela Wiley would be included and I’m happy to see she is. I had the pleasure of viewing several of her quilts in an exhibit last year and they blew me away. I wish I could see these in person as well! The detail in quilting is so beautiful and fascinating.

  • Reply Alix May 13, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I do all that to my lilacs, and the *still* only last three days, max!

    Oh Lordy, leather handbags, my kryptonite… should not have clicked that link… can you comfortably wear that tote over your shoulder, Erin?

    • Reply Erin Boyle May 13, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      Yes, totally! I don’t think this exact model is online anymore, but you can still find them in store. That being said, I think the handle length is the same on the new totes. (I prefer my totes to fit a little bit on the snug side. It’s not all up in my armpit or anything, but it’s a closer fit than other totes!)

  • Reply Maria May 13, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines
    Lived twelve little girls in 2 straight lines…

    My daughter (and me, too) just loved the Madeline books!
    Your little girl is just a sweetie….enjoy it they grow so fast!

  • Reply Lindsay May 13, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    Hellooo from the Wally people! We’re chuffed (to bits, actually) to see Wally make an appearance in your objects this week 🙂 Your dad sounds adorable, btw. All the best, keep up the simple work! xo Distil Union

    • Reply Erin Boyle May 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Proud owner of a new case. Scooped up at the WantedDesign show yesterday!

  • Reply Shelly HW May 15, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    Love Judy Blume! Her “Wifey” book made my blog’s reading list as the first book suggestion to read and “Summer Sisters” is the book pick for June. She just writes in a way that keeps my attention. I’m glad to see someone mention her, too.

  • Reply Andrea May 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    The contest “facebook” entry is not working. I would love that dress.

  • Reply Kate May 15, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I’m so happy you like THIS NIGHT socks, Erin! Thank you so much for your kind words (and picture)!

  • Reply Arianna May 16, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    First time on your blog, and already loving it!

    Your pictures are so cozy, that they made me feel at home. I love the flowers and the French book you are reading looks just adorable!

    Nice nice nice nice work!

  • Reply Alexandria May 16, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Hi! I’m wondering where you found Madeline in French? Thank you!

    • Reply Erin Boyle May 17, 2016 at 7:49 am

      We got it at a little foreign language bookstore in our neighborhood called Idlewild!

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