1. Craving Indian Food.
  2. Just run.
  3. 2018 Travel Plans.
  4. The best damn apple pie.
  5. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  6. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  7. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  8. Inspired by candles.
  9. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  10. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  11. The perfect scarf for winter.
  12. Juice.
  13. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  14. New Routines.
  15. Full Steam Ahead
  16. Before the sky goes dark.
  17. A day at a castle.
  18. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  19. All things enamel.
  20. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  21. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  22. All That Glitters
  23. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  24. ON DECIDING TO START A BUSINESS
  25. CURRENTLY COVETING: FALL WARDROBE UPDATE
  26. EVERYDAY MAKEUP LOOK
  27. CURRENTLY COVETING
  28. ON DRINKING WINE
  29. 7 TIPS FOR FINDING (GOOD) STUFF ON CRAIGSLIST
  30. WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
  31. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  32. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  33. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  34. For Rinah.
  35. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  36. The return of Heisenberg.
  37. Happy Me Day
  38. Birthday Wish List
  39. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  40. Friday’s Four
  41. The Fifth One.
  42. A new plant.
  43. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  44. Just 1 Hour.
  45. Friday’s Four
  46. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  47. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  48. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  49. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  50. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  51. Perfectly lovely.
  52. The design Gods are on my side.
  53. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  54. A few things I’m coveting.
  55. It was charming.
  56. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  57. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.

I can’t say for certain but I’m almost positive it started when I saw this house tour. I was smitten with the entire space, the look and feel of it, but there was something else. And then I saw another house tour. And another. And all of a sudden it clicked. The pendant light. I had to have one. And just like that, I was obsessed. I had to find one for myself. Had to. And so, the search began. First, I found a fabulous one by Schoolhouse Electric but the price is a bit out of my budget. Then I did a search on Etsy and found some great vintage ones but with shipping costs were inching up to the $100 mark (which isn’t too bad actually but I thought I could do better). And then I tracked down one or two on craigslist but the first seller had sold his and the second seller was about a 1.5 hour drive away and asking over $150. So I continued to keep my eyes peeled. But during this intensive search something else happened. In my quest to find these vintage enamel barn/gas station pendant lights (wow is that a mouthful! but that’s what I call them) I started to fall for all things enamel.

So, all of that was just a round about way of getting to this: I’m having a crazy love obsession with anything and everything enamel. First I saw these on the CB2 website and immediately bookmarked them for purchase. But earlier this week  I saw these new pieces on the new West Elm Market site (the market site is fantastic by the way! has a total handmade aesthetic going on that I love) and I got super excited; I’ve since vowed to buy them all. Because when I get into something, I get into it big time.

Something about enamel pieces lend to that vintage, old school look that I’m hoping to incorporate in my place when I move (don’t ask when – the hunt has been put on hold until after the holidays…apartment hunting and potentially moving during the holidays is not something I want on my plate). It’s a bit 70s schoolhouse and science-y and, in doses, I dig that look. There are a few more enamel pieces so have a look if you’re into it too. There’s also this embroidered bedding, sans monogram, that I have my eyes on (from West Elm proper not the Market section) – specifically, just the duvet cover and pillow cases. Cute, right? But not too cute. I’ve been keeping my eyes open for bedding that has just a little something and I think this could be it.

But anyways, back to enamel. Is it just me or are you into it too? Is there anything that you’re totally into decor-wise right now? I sense an enamel trend coming on…

Oh, and those vintage enamel barn/gas station pendant lights? I totally tracked them down at a local thrift store. They’ll have to be rewired but at $40/$75 it feels like a total score. Never. Give. Up.

hanging spice rack // enamelware dinnerware set // enamel measuring spoons // enamel measuring cups

[On Hurricane Sandy: I feel extremely luckily that Hurricane Sandy didn’t hit my city too hard. I think people were preparing for the worst but, for the most part, we got off pretty easy. However, the news, twitter, and instagram tells me that a lot of places in NYC and NJ got hit really, really, hard. I’m glad my real-life friends and my internet friends south of the border are all well and safe. I’m hoping those in need are able to get the help needed and that those who can help do.]

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ANDI OF MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES October 21, 2017 at 06:04

All fabulous pieces!

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