Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vintage Paper Fair No. 1

You can only think about attending one of these fairs if you have hours on end to browse. There are aisles and aisles of bins, baskets, and piles of paper ephemera. Usually, we have to take a break in the middle to rest our eyes- there's just so much to see.
One of my favorite finds is this wallpaper catalog. I didn't see a date on it but look at those prices. .40 cents per roll! What a deal.
These are just from one company, I'd be interested in seeing more.
I like the floral prints the best. I've always thought about decorating with wallpaper but it's such a commitment. I think once we have a house I will do it. I see so many great prints these days. In the meantime I'm going to scan these patterns then and print them out to make envelopes. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mint Condition

There's a phenomenon happening here (and maybe all over the world) that I like to call "Craig's Law." It happens only when you're broke, but you browse Craig's List anyway, you know, just to see what's out there. You come across something so beautiful, so rare, and so exciting that you'd be a fool to pass it up. Only adding to the allure are the phrases that pop up in the search: 
"Can't miss"        "Must Have"     "The typewriter of your dreams"  All true! So, so true.
Case in point is this Hermes 3000 green typewriter. This beauty is all mine!
I've been trying to go about my day but I keep looking to the table, just to make sure it's still there. What a temptress. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vintage Magazines

My dad has these LIFe, U.S. News, and LOOK magazines from the early 1960's. Since I already know the history that the main articles talk about, I was more interested in looking at all the ads. Here's a mix of my favorite finds from each magazine.
Do you ever feel like you were you born in the wrong era?
Photo layouts from Pugly Pixel.

Monday, September 26, 2011

My weekend via instagram

I had such a great weekend. Last week I decided that weekends would go back to serving their original purpose- fun and relaxation. I used to spend a lot of weekends running around like crazy, long hours and late nights in the studio and I would wake up Monday morning more exhausted. So now I spend a few extra hours each day during the week so I don't have to take any time out of my weekend. 
In the studio on Friday-My envelope shaped business card holder from Victoria of Paper & Type. I think it really brings that je ne sais quois to my shipping table.
Typing international shipping labels on my teal smith corona.
Working on stamping a personalized notebook.
Saturday- time for more birthday fun! Tony and a bunch of our closest friends met in the early afternoon at the Redondo Beach Pier for seafood.
The crabs were gigantic and delicious.
The glass pitchers kept the beer refreshingly cold.
I got many compliments on my Homako necklace.
Between two tables, we ate about 60 oysters.
This guy was the star of table #2.
Came with the purchase of a lobster!
After we ate, we ventured down the pier to the 360 degree bar. My friend Mollye, who grew up in Redondo Beach recommended we come here. It was the perfect place for the "after party."
We even got to keep these great souvenir glasses!
The stairs leading up to the 360 degree bar were so pretty.
For Saturday night dinner we went to A frame in Culver City.
Look what it said on the menu- we had no idea! How funny.
Sunday: my sister had a hell of a time getting to me. The streets were closed for the LA triathalon. Finally we met up, got out of the madness and headed to Proof Bakery in Atwater Village. This plum tart was just the right amount of sweet.
Then we spent the majority of the afternoon at the vintage paper fair. I will share more of what I found soon.
Sunday night we went to eat at our friends house in Hollywood and had some pre show cocktails. Then we all walked to the Hollywood Bowl. All in all, a fantastic weekend. Bad news is- I've got a lot of laundry to do!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

One of each, please

Cassia Beck has such a style that many have tried to mimic. I've always admired her photographs and now you can decorate your whole life with her beautiful images.
Most all of these are available in framed prints, stretched prints, iphone covers, ipod cases, or laptop covers. How will you choose just one? of each? ;) 
Shop all of these at her Society 6 shop.
All photos from Cassia Beck.
Photo layouts from Pugly Pixel.


As a side note, today is Tony's birthday! The big 2-8. I am excited to primp and prep and take my beau out to celebrate. Friday night the real festivities will begin.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My holiday in instagram pictures

I came back from Northern California yesterday. I really like how brits call vacations "holidays." It sounds a lot more fun. So from now on, I'll never go on boring vacations again, only fabulous holidays. These pictures were taken with my phone, then edited with instagram. If you follow me @paperpastries you've seen them, but for those of you who don't: my (ice truck killer) inspired manicure.
Breakfast in the garden. 
Sun bath. 
Antique fair No. 1 
Antique fair No. 2 
Porch sitting. 
 
A walk through the woods.
Ferrell's donuts. 
Baytree bookstore. 
Record playing. 
Japanese store shopping No. 1 
Japanese store shopping No. 2 
Letter writing. 
Backyard sitting. 
and garden wandering, parts 1-7. 
the end :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Pictures from Australia Part 2

Here are Jasmine's digital pictures that she sent to me, in addition to two disposable cameras, that were shared yesterday. I loved the surprise of getting the film developed and it was so nice of Jasmine to include some extras along with a sweet note.
All photos taken by Jasmine Lavender. 
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