Monday, January 31, 2011

::featured item // vintage kitchen scale::

Decorating with unique, vintage pieces can add so much character to a setting. Let this pretty, sage-colored scale jazz up any room in the home.

No. 1 :: add some pretty flowers on top
No. 2 :: incorporate some industrial vintage to your modern kitchenware
No. 3 :: Leah used her old scale in a garden room to serve these delicious cupcakes
No. 4 :: pretty, vintage kitchen scale available in the shop

Friday, January 28, 2011

::ReStyle // week 4::

This week's ReStyle is a bit ridiculous. My girlfriends and I are participating in the Warrior Dash this weekend. Of course, we are dressing up in goofy outfits that Danielle titled "Bearded Ballerinas": fanny packs, tutus, black leggings, tank top and beards {luck for me, I didn't purchase a beard}. The tutus were super easy to make and more fun than buying them.

1. Get your materials ready: 3 yards of tulle, 1 yard of black elastic band, scissors and glass of wine (optional)
2. Begin cutting the tulle into 1"-2" wide strips, about 24" long. Tip: fold the tulle in half to save cutting time :)
3. Begin double knotting the tulle strips onto the elastic

4. Keep knotting until you've covered most of the elastic. You can close tie the ends together to secure onto your waist. Or, run through a sewing machine for a quick, strong closure.

5. Try your tutu on for size.
6. Take a peep at the mess you've made...and multiple glasses of wine it took you to create your masterpiece.
7. Lauren's dog wanted to try it on, too. So cute.
Gotta love girls nights.

In case you missed my other ReStyles: Project ReStyle Week 1 , Project ReStyle Week 2 , week 3? oops...

::style inspiration::

Vanessa Jackman captures the best looks. This outfit screams 'effortless chic'. I love all the basics used here: black mini, ankle booties, white tank, beige jacket and solid scarf. I will scour my closet to recreate this look.

via Vanessa Jackman

::go ahead, take a look::

6 petals on Etsy.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

::get your indie fixx & nature-inspired style lesson::

Hey guys! I'm guest posting over at Indie Fixx. Jen's feature, Indie Style 101, showcases great outfit creations for the indie lifestyle.

This Indie Style 101 outfit brings handmade pieces, natural resources and a closet basic into play.

You want these items, too? Check out Jen's blog, Indie Fixx, for details. Thanks, Jen!


images from Cuba Gallery on Flickr

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

::jumping out of planes::

I know, completely unrelated to vintage, art, fashion, interior design and other pretty things I post here, but that's what blogs are for. For Christmas I gave J a GoPro Helmet Hero to record our adventures. He jumped out after me-- {he's been chasing me for years ;) }

Crazy, right?! My favorite part is J fixing his bow tie-- keeping it classy in a tuxedo shirt.

video by J, music by RJD2 - Smoke & Mirrors

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

::want some fryes with that?::

It's true. I have a deep obsession with shoes. One brand in particular is Fyre. High quality, great materials, beautiful color and classic style all included. For my birthday, my mom gave me this wall art from Erin. Perfect.

shoes images from frye

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

::Project ReStyle // flower headband::

This week's ReStyle was super easy.

I started with a seashell flower bouquet that J picked up at a garage sale for me a few months ago. Nice gesture, but I didnt' love it enough to make room for it in my place. I kept it knowing I could use the flowers for something...

  1. You'll need: some type of flower, elastic headband, wire cutters, and hot glue gun & glue
  2. The flowers were attached with a wire post, so I simply cut off the flower top.
  3. Glue the top of the flower to the elastic headband. If you're feeling adventurous, add lots of flowers!
Once the glue is dry, put it on. Now, you're a flower child.
I guess I'm on a flower theme for my ReStyles. If you missed week 1, you can find it here.

::ahhh, time to relax::

Relax and enjoy. I'll be doing something I love. You should, too. xoxo.

images sources: weheartit

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

::r a n d o m // cheese::

I saw one of the images below via Pikaland and immediate thought of a book my parent's got for us when we were little, The Stinky Cheese Man. I know, random. But then I thought of other cheese-y things...

one: the book...very entertaining. Has anyone else even heard of this book?
two: this pretty table setting using vintage cheese graters via the little house in the city
three: the image that reminded me of The Stinky Cheese Man. Splintered Thoughts by Matthew Planter - I guess it's wood and not cheese. Oh well...
four: the most amazing cheese I've ever tasted, Humboldt Fog cheese from Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco's Ferry Building. Yummm.

::treasure hunting & therapy::

Do you guys know what event is happening this weekend? [insert fun activity here]
For me it's the Renniger's Antique Extravaganza in Mt. Dora, Florida.


The Extravaganza happens three times a year in this location and attracts over 1,000 vendors. An event like this is guaranteed to stir up all sorts of unique finds. Vendors from all of the country trailer in their goods and there's no telling' what I'll walk away with on this treasure hunt. I love the way Jennifer of Sally Jane Vintage puts it:
"I always joke that vintage shopping is my therapy, but really I’m only half-kidding. Searching for hidden treasures in vintage stores and flea markets always takes my mind off anything that’s ailing me." ~from her post on Mandi's blog, Here's looking at me kid
I'll be seeing my therapist this weekend.

images sources: sassy crafter flickr, sassy trash, junk camp

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

::photo inspiration: all the beautiful things::

image source: all the beautiful things blog; photo by Loreta

Monday, January 10, 2011

::the classics::

image sources: weheartit, friend's photo (thanks, Halie!)

After taking 3 years of high school Latin and a Greek Mythology course in college, I was convinced I'd major in Classics. Somewhere between football games, late night escapades, witty professors in creative classes and college soccer, my path veered. Nonetheless, there are ways to show off my admiration...

image sources: lonny, the glamourai, martha stewart

Sunday, January 09, 2011

::ReStyle // week 1::

{...delayed, but just in the nick of time for week 1...}

6 petals is all about being unique.

I was excited to read about Project ReStyle, “a just-for-fun creative group focused on ReStyling damaged, unwanted or unusable goods into fresh, beautiful pieces” {from A Beautiful Mess & Smile and Wave}.

It’s a great way to find something’s hidden potential. This week’s ReStyle starts with a plain vine wreath {available at thrift stores and garage sales*
*I find them at local thrift stores and garage sales, and it's easy to take off most old embellishments-- maybe you could use them for another project...}
1. You’ll need:
• Vine wreath (any size)
• Various fabric
• Scissors
• Hot glue gun & glue
• Needle and thread (optional)
• Wreath hanger, hook or nail

2. First, make the fabric flower

3. Cut round-petaled shapes {*tip: fold the fabric so you cut two or three at a time…for efficiency ;)}

4. Separate the flower cut-outs

5. Gather one fabric flower in the center of the shape and scrunch.

6. Repeat with the other fabric flower {feel free to gather two, three, four…you get it…
flowers. I used a needle and thread to connect the group of flowers.

7. Add a drop of hot glue to an under layer and place flower base (where it’s gathered with
thread) on wreath.

Continue to add as many flowers as you want, in random areas. Mix fabrics and sizes for a pretty, colorful home decoration. Use the wreath hanger for over a door, or choose a nice area on the wall.

One down, 51 to go. Thanks, Elsie & Rachael, for letting us share some creativity (some here and here).

Friday, January 07, 2011

::happy morning::

Ah, Friday. I woke up this morning feeling excellent, lively and energized {this might have something to do with going to bed at 9:15pm after a great girl's night in and vino}. Usually, this isn't the case. After hitting snooze 6 times, I sleepily escape my mattress. But not today. Nope. All smiles. This weekend WILL be productive. January is my motivation to start fresh.

How was your first week of 2011?

Thursday, January 06, 2011

::be free::

I found a sneak peak of the upcoming Free People catalog from Dylana's blog, Nana in Wonderland. I couldn't resist posting this picture. I love everything about this outfit {not to mention her perfectly messy blond curls}!

  • One shoulder eyelet top in pure white
  • Camel tone, cut-out wide belt
  • Flow-y, feminine polka dot shorts

And I think I need this leather fringe shoulder bag.

Hop on over to Dylana's blog to see more amazing Free People love. And while you're there, you'll be envying her style, too. Happy Thursday :)

image sources: Free People