my week in objects (mostly).

December 9, 2016

five little things that made my week.

1. this little paper tree.paper tree | reading my tea leaves 

{because it was left behind by a visiting grammy.}

2. these bits of color.ribbon | reading my tea leaves

{destined for tiny presents for tiny people.}

3. this popcorn string.
popcorn | reading my tea leaves

{for still being mostly intact after several nibbles from a human mouse in this house.}

4. these bags. bags | reading my tea leaves

{for keeping wintry things organized.}

5. this stack of books.books | reading my tea leaves

{cause nothing beats a good seasonal book pile.}

other things:

baby, it’s cold outside

the best kind of maine souvenir, made pretty.

illustrated impact.

how to report a bias crime in new york city.

the sturdiest part of its shell.

gifts for hobbyists.

matzo morsels.

sustainable style.

ps. there’s a newsletter coming later this afternoon with a special treat just for you.

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  • Reply Sophia December 9, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Fox’s Garden is a major favorite at our house:) Happy weekend!

  • Reply Kim December 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

    Tote bags on hooks. What a great idea. I like the idea of a light colour so it almost blends in with the wall and looks so tidy. Thanks for the inspiration! I’m in major need of a way to wrangle our mitts and toques!

  • Reply Celia December 9, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    What are you making with the ribbons? They’re so quietly festive.

    • Reply Erin Boyle December 9, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Fairy wands, protest sticks, scepters, call them what you will 😉

  • Reply Erin December 9, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Oh! Those pillows remind me of a field trip for a class in undergrad where we had to go to Maine and count species in the tidal pools. Too bad they’re sold out!

  • Reply Jessica December 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Might I suggest “Santa Mouse” for your winter books? If you celebrate Christmas, it’s a really sweet one.

  • Reply Eniko December 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Erin, this paper tree is so nice. I would really love to make one… do you have any tips how should I start? Thanks!

  • Reply Eva December 9, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    The Tomten is my favorite Christmas/holiday book. I grew up (and my parents still live) in an old New England farmhouse with an attached barn and I was always comforted by the idea of a tomten visiting on those quite snowy nights.

  • Reply Firstmilk December 9, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I see your Tomten and I approve.

  • Reply Zoe Gandee December 10, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    As usual, your end of the week post brought me a lot of joy. Thank you!

  • Reply Jen December 11, 2016 at 9:09 am

    The Tomten and The Tomten and the Fox are favorites in our home too.

  • Reply stephanie December 12, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Tomten! Such a nice little fellow.

    And thank you so much for the link to my post — what a delightful surprise.

  • Reply muenzeeins December 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    thanks for the inspirations! I love the popcorn garland 🙂 we’ll definitely do one of these :)… Cécile

  • Reply Sasha December 19, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    The tomten is my very favorite children’s book, so sweet to see it here.
    Happy winter!!

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