Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday Favorites


Sometimes the rhythm of your life skips a beat or two, but eventually you'll get the tempo back on track. Getting things back to normal takes forever sometimes. I've been so spotty with blogging lately...really ever since we went to Memphis. The build up to that trip was super busy, then we got back and life seriously changed with the loss of Little Jack. And then there was so much catching up, deadlines, LIFE, and a million other things.
 So it thrills me to be back with some Friday Favorites. It feels one step closer to relative "normalcy". And believe me...when you live as abnormally as me and Aaron do...even a smidge of relative normalcy is extremely soothing to the soul.
We've been working a lot, creating a ton of new pieces, and feeling way better in this awesome weather. We are so inspired right now...have so much stuff in the works...and probably the biggest issue is figuring out in what order we'll complete all the stuff. I guess it's not a bad problem to have. Sorta the opposite of writer's block. All the ideas are there...we just need more hands...and hours in the day! :) 
So...speaking of inspiration...I've got a few things here in this post that make my world spin, for a moment or two at least. 

First off is the above mural! If I were an urban dweller, and this could be the stairs to my apartment or studio, life would be dream-like. I tried to find more info on the origin of this pic but I didn't get too far. It's just been floating around pinterest with no real image credit. But from the little I've gathered, it is said to be in Tehran, Iran. 





Everything about this top! I could pair it with a skirt or jeans. It's a little bit Tim Burton, a little bit Paris, a little bit circus, and a lot bit adorable. Of course doing a google image search brought me no results as far as where to buy it! So for now it will just serve as inspiration. Boy I wish I could sew! 




Black nails are my everyday nails all year round, and that's the way it's been for nearly 17 years. I'll change it up sometimes with pale pink or aqua, but black is my mainstay. Oh jeeez, I adore these nails. Those rose clusters totally bring back memories of our furniture painting days. We had a collection that we sold to stores all over the country. Besides our larger furniture there were all sorts of hand painted accent tables, flower pots, and boxes. A good portion of the collection featured lots of black and roses. It's possible you saw them in magazines. We called our look Cottage Fabulous...being that a lot of the furniture itself had more basic cottage lines to the design...but then the pieces were all dressed up in fabulous decorative painting. The line was super fashion inspired. Anyway...these nails look like some table tops of ours. I'm not sure if these are decals or hand painted. Either way, they're gorgeous! 


I adore this Apothecary mirror from Dot & Bo. Most of our furniture at home is either black or white, and the lines are fairly simple and straight forward. I like hints of industrial or medical style cabinets. This mirror would work perfectly in at least three rooms in my house.


This Stop to Smell the Roses  rug is very close to where I'm at aesthetically. All over floral prints like this have always been my thing. Very Betsey Johnson...a perennial fave of mine...even the handwriting kinda resembles hers.



Oh mannnnn, these Late Night platforms in gold glitter from Hello Holiday. And for me, it doesn't need to be a late night for me to rock these. Any old Tuesday afternoon will do. 




I'd like to bring a positive charge to my day with this Pink Pixie Quartz on a vegan leather braided chain. And I just love pairing shiny gold with pale pink.




I really got a kick out of this! Totally my type of home remedy. I've never been about simply subtracting. The trick is to subtract by adding more. And I think this embodies that spirit.

And on that note...I'd like to add that the days have been getting brighter over here at Casa de Holiday. We have been subtracting more and more of the things that zap our energy, and adding a ton of positive stuff. I'm thrilled to keep in touch with all of you guys, and me and Aar look forward to sharing so much more of ourselves!
Thanks for reading!
xo, Jenny...and Aaron says hi!




9 comments:

  1. What a fun post! I like your style, Jenny. :)

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  2. From one pink haired artist girl to another...Mad mad love!Your blog is totally awesome.It is such a fun place to visit.That staircase !Those shoes! Yes please all the way

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  3. I love everything on your faves list! Black and roses never gets old. As for the striped top, I see it as a female hockey ref's shirt in your world. :-)

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  4. Oh Jenny THE STAIR CASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lori

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  5. Loved this post. So happy you and Aaron are moving towards the sunnier side of life, since losing your Little Jack. We are trying to make the most of each day. We go from tears to laughter in one minute. Your writing brings joy! xoxo

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  6. I LOVE this post!! That shirt is gorgeous and I was just looking at that stars under the eyes photo the other day. You've got great taste Jenny. Oooh, and the crystal necklaces...been wanting to get one or three for a while now.

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  7. I saw that stars under the eyes and pinned it the other day - I loved it! Love the murals on the steps!

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  8. I love this week's favorites! The shirt is gorgeous! Do you know where it is from?

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