craigslist : portland

here i was thinking that portland would be all full of coolness.

unfortunately portlanders know their stuff and price it with a 1stdibs realness. 

i managed to find a few pretty kewl things,

but not a lot.

(truthfully i was in a bit of a hurry and didn't have quite the time to dedicate to a down and dirty, thorough search using all my black magic.)


need a mid century piece?

portland craigslist has it. 

prepare to pay $$$ tho. 





wrought iron headboard $350.

it's on the pricy side for CL but it could be magnificent.

your heart is telling you gold leaf. 

but i am telling you silver leaf in a room full of creams and whites. 


i know what you are thinking...EW. it's so orange.

but i see it painted and holding books. 

black lacquer. 

bookshelf $150.

industrial metal cart $50.

this has a beautiful patina. 

bar cart it like this.


vintage rattan chair $100.

this is cute and simple. 


brass and glass coffee table $85.

a steal.

i LOVE this coffee table. 


antique round pedestal table $95.

this is a great deal and a great project for you.

your little country mouse house needs this table. 


vintage dresser $85.

cool hardware. 

paint it and put in your kid's room


brass cart $85.

cheap and gets the job done.

holidays are coming. 


don't act like you don't secretly love it.

siamese cat lamp WITH LIGHT UP EYES $135.


antique stools $165.

i freaking LOVE these. 

i think they are super cool.

i would use them in a minimal, axel vervoordt type space. 

moving on..

jesus take the wheel, but, i am participating in the one room challenge as a linking participant. 

there are 20 bloggers posting every wednesday for 6 weeks and then the linking party people (me) posting every thursday for 6 weeks. 

i am terrified because that is a really short amount of time.

i am not doing anything major in terms of knocking down or ripping out, ok, well, we are ripping out something but it's not structurally changing anything.

blah blah blah...come back tomorrow to read all about it. 


in the mean time...

visit here for a full run down of what in the hell i am talking about and links to all the brave bloggers and designers who are taking on this challenge. 


come back tomorrow!! 

i'm a little skeered. 

will need hugs AND drugs. 


new in the shop

hello. i have some new things to share.



11 x 14


11 x 14


22 x 30


22 x 30

pure 4

14 x 17

i am smitten with shadow palm and wildwood.

i want to see them framed immediately. 

did you know i can have any of my paper paintings framed for you?

i did that recently for a client because it was a gift for his wife and i was like, that was easy as hell why haven't i been offering this service all along?

i use framed and matted and it takes an additional 2 weeks but it's totally worth it because the frames are custom built and they use 100% wood and UV acrylic rather than glass so shipping is safer and cheaper, also lower glare.

for the larger paintings i usually go with the brompton frame in white. but i can customize it to your specification.

for the smaller paintings i use the landon, also in white.  

but there are several to choose from so it's totally up to you. 

i typically like a simple white frame. 

but depending on the work i might go black (that's what she said).

for example, with the sloe painting i would use either the black brompton frame or the gold lincoln frame. 

so, yes...i can also help you choose your frame. 

the prices are reasonable and vary depending on whether or not you want a mat,

and what size etc..

and if i'm honest i think it's invaluable that the artist helps you pick the frame for their work. 

there. i said it. 


so, if you are interested here's what you do..

1. buy the painting you want.

2. email me and tell me you bought it and that you'd like a frame. 

3. we talk about stuff for a minute and then i get you a quote for your frame.

4. you agree on said quote. 

5. i send you an invoice.

6. you pay the invoice. 

7. once the frame arrives at MY HOUSE i will frame your painting. (roughly 1 1/2 weeks from purchase day)

8. i take the newly framed painting to ship.

9. my shippers will package it up and send me a shipping quote.

10. i invoice you that quote.

11. you pay that invoice.

12. your painting is on it's way to you!! ready to hang!! me with questions. 

and for the record i have no deal with framed and matted, as far as i know they have no idea i even exist. i use them for my own personal art collection and i love the quality and ease of use. 

that said, you can totally do all of this yourself. 

it's a super easy process.


ok then that's enough rambling for one day. 


kitchen of the day + some words and stuff

no one hates an exposed lightbulb more than me but i can get past it thanks to the floor, the eat-in-situation, the wall of marble tiles, the stove and the accessories. 

this kitchen seems doable. 

like, they spent their money where it counts. 


some things for you to consider over the weekend...


outlander. are you still not watching?

well, you should. 

tomorrow is the season finale and they are re-playing all 8 episodes leading up to it. 

i was beginning to wonder if claire and jamie would ever get balls deep but they do. 

and they did. and it was worth the wait. 


speaking of scotland. this restaurant is stunning. 


did you know about the secret to streak free windows

i didn't and i can't wait to try it. it's seriously the little things with me. 

my windows are disgusting.


these pics of blondie reaffirming she was the prettiest and coolest ever.


do you ever shop at mango? i bought a dress there recently and i was impressed with the quality. they are having a 30% off sale right now. i snatched this sweater dress up in stone, black and gray. 

i will wear it now with booties and with leggings and jeans when the temps drop. 

use code 5WEEKEND3 at checkout. 


and finally..

7 ways to make s'mores more delicious.

i'm going to grudge eat #4.

it is campfire season after all. 


have a great weekend. 

don't get pregnant in your butt.