October 31, 2012

paperpony has moved!!

I have a new blog address! And a new header designed by the ever talented and good friend Jenn Kirk. I'm excited to be blogging more regularly again. It's been too long...
All previous posts were carried over to the new blog and while this URL won't be updated any longer, it will stay online.   

If you would like to follow along, you can find me here:


Today's post is about the Santa Cruz Flea Market. Nothing beats a small town weekly flea...

June 18, 2012

A little break

...or a long one. Posting here has been sparse for awhile - not intentionally, but just by way of life and adding another baby to our family. I do miss it though and am working on a redesign, changing blog platforms and switching things up a bit.  Crazy that I've been blogging since 2007. Blogs have changed a lot since then and I don't know if I can keep up...but it's a creative outlet and it's fun so I'm gonna keep doing it - in a slightly different way.  Instead of random posts every now & again I'm just going to wait until the new look is ready and everything is switched over.  Don't call it a comeback - or do!

June 5, 2012

Crazy Chair Lady

Amongst all the things we have going on I am still playing with the house and currently working on the dining area. Before Genevieve was born we converted the dining room into a play room - best decision EVER.  The only negative was that our massive dining table didn't fit in the new space. I originally bought this table thinking it would be our "have forever" table...but it just doesn't work here and for the rest of our days in this house, this is where we will be eating. I actually really like dine in kitchens and this is one of my favorite spots in the house. So, the table had to go.

Finally we listed it on Craigslist and said farewell...then with cash in my pocket I started buying up dining chairs like a crazy person as we've never really had nice chairs. These salmon Thonet chairs above were $25 each...each! I also have 4 bentwood chairs en route via ebay. 14 chairs and no table.

I don't really know much about tables, but in researching styles that work well with benches I discovered the x-base/trestle. The mid century ones are my favorite, but they also cost around $4,000. Today I bought a small pedestal table at a junk shop that works and will do for now. But, if you see one of these for not $4,000 send it my way. Salmon chairs await...

May 8, 2012

Lomography goes to Capri

No doubt you've seen this camera popping up in your Google Reader...no wonder, is it not the cutest? I will get my hands on it just as soon as I am able. I like a camera I can plan an outfit around.

Photo credits, clockwise from top left: lomo user qbpqdp, lomo user feemail, lomo user sve.

April 30, 2012

The find: Little Gold Rings

I don't wear much jewelry, but I do love a little gold ring on my right hand. These are a few of my recent finds - nothing fancy or expensive.  It's the new thing I love to hunt for at flea markets, thrift stores, etc...

My collection of perfume bottles like the one above is growing too. What are you collecting lately?

April 25, 2012

Heidi Merrick Spring Brights

Late night browsing last night on my favorite designer's site. Heidi's Spring brights - I wanna wear 'em.

Take a peek at Fall 2012 too - inspired in some part by the "gentleman surfer". Do you see it?

April 23, 2012

Easter Sunday

Easter was a beautiful day with good friends and lots of color.  I wish I could say I decorated that table and made those brownies, but no...I just took the pictures.

And the surprise eggs were a success! If not a messy one, but the kids loved them. I think they will become a yearly tradition.