my week in objects (mostly).

July 22, 2016

five little things that my week. 

1. this harmonica.harmonica_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2072

{because it’s been lost at the laundromat for two months, but it finally made its way home.}

2. this tiny garden.herbs_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2072.jpgIMG_2063

{because i finally cleaned it up after our month away. and the view looks right again.}

3. this tiny brass ball.incense_ball_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2056

{because i’ll take any calming ritual i can get.}

4. these cherries.cherries_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2072.jpgIMG_2070

{because sometimes everyone needs to snack straight from the fridge.}

5. this shell.shell_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_2072.jpgIMG_2060

{because it made me kinda sad that it finally broke, but it had such a sweet run as a necklace charm.}

other things:

being honest about trump

passion for collecting. (to visit.)

old ‘n new.

senior move managers.

estate sale wallpaper via frolic.

boards, reorganized.


a brief yet glorious window. (live cam!)

caring for yer linen.

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  • Reply Baltina July 22, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Erin did you make your own window boxes or did you purchase? Sorry about your shell and those undies/tanks seriously darling, will be purchasing for my little babe Alma.

    • Reply Erin Boyle July 22, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      I bought them locally five or so years ago! They’re natural teak and have aged into this silvery color!

  • Reply CJ July 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you for the New Yorker article: Being honest about Trump. As frightening as the convention has been to watch the intelligent commentary that has followed has been both alarming in its analysis and comforting as I fear too many of us don’t see things for what they are. Thank you for sharing such a thoughtful, important editorial.

    • Reply Erin Boyle July 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      Agreed: alarming and comforting…if those two things can coexist.

  • Reply Natalie July 22, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Love that you linked to the corpse flower at NYBG! I’m currently working there and we’ve all been anxiously waiting for it to bloom 🙂

  • Reply Emma July 22, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I live in the liberal bubble of the Bay Area, and was home sick all this past week. I was going stir crazy and watched the RNC the whole time, giving blow by blow commentary on facebook, letting the likes and comments roll in from my friends. It was fun. But I can’t help but think that cracking jokes isn’t what I should have been doing. It’s easy to laugh and make jokes about the circus surrounding this election, it’s easy and it feels good and brave and progressive, but things are more dangerous then they appear, and they already look pretty dangerous. I don’t know a single Trump supporter personally, but I know many, many disaffected progressives who swear they won’t vote Hillary come November. What an interesting, heartbreaking time to be an American.

  • Reply Gitana Deneff July 22, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    always love reading your stuff. the simplicity of your blog posts is just breathtaking sometimes. It actually relaxes me to look at your stuff. Sorry I’m weird. haha

    xx Gitana

  • Reply kate July 23, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Cherries. I love cherry season. It’s probably my favourite thing about summer.

  • Reply Mun July 24, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Fresh cherries are my favourite thing to snack on. I remember those days where my flatmate and i would purchase 5 kgs and just share it between the both of us. So greedy! haha!

  • Reply Emily August 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    I really agree with calling Trump out on his character and behavior. It is upsetting that so many people think that he is the answer. But I don’t agree that Hillary is the answer either. I am not going to mention character or her past. I just see that she is full of promises and her view of economics wholly unrealistic. It hasn’t worked throughout history. My point isn’t to inflame the argument, I just want to offer up a different alternative than voting for someone based on their appealing words or perhaps good intentions. There are policies out there that have the unintended consequence of making things worse. If anyone would like another option, I would suggest looking into Gary Johnson, the libertarian presidential candidate this year, and see if your views align. I also recommend the book, “Basic Economics” by Thomas Sowell if you want to understand the real connections between many of the societal issues we face, and the economic truths that are often disregarded or entirely unknown. Every once in a while, a book will come around and change your life…”Basic Economics” was one of them for me.

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