my week in objects (mostly).

February 3, 2017

five little things that made my week.

1. these peaceful bums.print_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6819

{all framed up and on display.}

2. this tiny table.table_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6823

{and chairs. for offering a place to play.}

3. this little bud. magnolia_bud_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6832

{for opening.}

4. this bandana.scarf_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6828

{for being so good at covering up spit up and making me feel human.}

5. this very colorful pencil.pencils_reading_my_tea_leaves_IMG_6818

{and a few others scooped up at this special spot.}

other things:

overalls + buttons. (also!)

your camera roll, in print.

in case you’re planning something big.

same drink, different table.

by women, for everybody.


if you’re traveling to the netherlands

women respond.


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  • Reply Shivani February 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Thanks so much for sharing the link on haldi dood. My grandmother used to make it for me when I was little, and I feel a similar sense of frustration at seeing it become so popular now. I remember being laughed at for the turmeric stains on my fingers after eating leftovers for lunch at school, and the earthy smell of haldi only become acceptable after, as the author put it, “the colour of the hands preparing it or consuming it” changed from brown to white. I’m glad to see more people embracing traditions that I have loved for so long, but sometimes it’s hard to accept the breathlessness of exoticism.

  • Reply Samantha Lee February 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    That print is so beautiful – wish I had space in my apartment to hang it. Also, that Instagram magazine idea is AMAZING. Definitely looking into it as I’ve been trying to find a way to get my photos offline and into real life.

  • Reply Fiona Hawes February 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Hi there! I love how you framed the print. Is that the no mat with spacer option? I recently ordered when I saw money was being donated to the ACLU. Thanks! Congrats on your baby boy!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE February 3, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Might be, but I got mine framed myself!

  • Reply Alie February 3, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    That bandana is beautiful! Lovely links this week, as always!

  • Reply Sophie February 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Wow restaurant Syr is in my hometown and I hadn’t heard of it yet. Thanks for sharing! Hoping to check it out soon 🙂

  • Reply Lynn @ The Not Dead Yet Blog February 3, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Yay for (almost) blooming flowers! I’ll take all the prettiness I can to counteract the gloomy news cycle.

  • Reply Mackenzie Dunn February 3, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Lovely post and blog. I especially love the peaceful bum, ha!

    xo Mackenzie

  • Reply Malayka February 3, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Oh you bought the print! It has been on my wish list for a while now. It’s so beautiful and so very appropriate for the current state of the world.

  • Reply Alyse February 5, 2017 at 10:13 pm

    I read this series every week and rarely comment, but I admire how you can take very ordinary objects, capture them awash in natural light, and make them more beautiful than I would think in a passing glance. Who would have thought a radiator would look so interesting?

  • Reply liz February 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Hi Erin! Just wondering whether you finished the table and chairs and if so, with what? Have you tried the oil/wax method? It is so cute!! Thank you for finding the beautiful in the simple!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE February 10, 2017 at 9:20 am

      We did! We used a linseed oil/beeswax finish from Tried & True. It’s lovely, but admittedly we’re thinking of sanding again and painting a dark color because it’s taking quite a beating from a little artist and might be easier to clean if painted!

      • Reply Liz February 16, 2017 at 7:36 am

        Thanks!! Kiddos sure do leave their marks everywhere! ❤

  • Reply Alex February 14, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Erin! I Love that photo in the first picture. Where did you get it?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE February 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm

      There’s a link above!

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