my week in objects (mostly).

January 11, 2013

1. this little thistle.
thistle {and the others. because they’ve stayed perky all week long}.

2. this book.
salé/sucré {because it arrived in a care package from france this weekend and i can’t get enough of it. so great}.

3. this jar of fancy sugar.fancy sugar

{because i realized i was saving it for something special. and this week felt special enough}.

4. this toilet paper holder.
toilet paper holder {because it’s basically impossible to find a nice holder for your roll. driftwood and twine and two screws later we finally have something serviceable}.

5. this czech postcard.
flowerpostcard9957 {because it resurfaced this week and was just the thing to hide a gaping hole in the bathroom wall}.

other things:
this creative and awesome blog.
this thoughtful article.
this film. (we just rented it from netflix).
this documentary, which just got nominated for an oscar. (+ my awesome sister ran the screenings campaign).
currently tempted by this dress. but i never wear green.

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  • Reply Maria January 11, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    oh, that book. It looks amazing, I'd love to buy a copy.
    xo, Maria

  • Reply Beth January 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    So you made the toilet paper holder? That's such a great idea. We have been desperate to find something serviceable and stylish for our powder room! Thanks for the inspiration. Love love love this series so much. Did you collect those sugars? I've been wanting to get some cubes for ages, but these are much more cheery! Have a happy weekend!

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Beth (and everyone!) for the toilet paper roll love! Happy to report that it's holding up very well! xo.

  • Reply Sandi G January 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    That toilet paper roll is awesome 😉

  • Reply Becca January 11, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    What will you do with all that sugar?! I'm afraid I'd just eat it as is.

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      You know, one in a latte here, another there!

  • Reply Milynn {Love + Whimsy} January 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Innovative roll holder! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply J+H @ Beyond The Stoop January 11, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    loving the TP holder! keep us updated on how it works out for ya… like if the driftwood falls outta the twine or something..

  • Reply Gregory Brown January 11, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the link to the G&G article about Wendell Berry. What an inspiration.

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Glad you thought so, too!

  • Reply aschaedle January 11, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    That picture of the sugar is so cute!

  • Reply holtkamp January 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    i love thistles! happy weekend!

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Me too! Tough and delicate, both at the same time!

  • Reply annton beate Schmidt January 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    somehow your week looks quite poetic, in a very fresh and light way. and you're right, it is almost impossible to find a nicely designed roll holder. yours is beautifully simple.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon January 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Love the book and toilet paper holder!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Sarah January 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Not to be an enabler, but I think there's a case to be made that one garment in a "color you never wear" can actually be a really good purchase. You might discover that actually, that color goes with a lot of colors that you do wear frequently, and the new combinations make the clothes you already own feel fresh and new. (Case in point: the tomato-red cardigan I bought last summer–a color I never wear and, you guessed it, an item I wore constantly.) One might even say it's a very space-efficient way to get a whole new wardrobe for the new year. (Okay, yeah, now I'm just enabling…)

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Totally enabling 😉

  • Reply Stacey January 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Not just anyone can make toilet paper look pretty. The sugar is lovely…curious about where it is from…

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      It's from a little online sugar shop! Link above!

  • Reply Chloe Moon January 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I love your toilet paper holder! So cute!

  • Reply IndiaMorgan January 11, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    What a creative babe you are.

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:46 pm


  • Reply Kat January 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I'm surprised you don't wear green since it's obviously a colour of nature, and given your love of plants…well you can see where I'm going with this :)
    Have a lovely weekend Erin.

  • Reply Mary January 12, 2013 at 5:24 am

    Beautiful little thistle, and sweet book. :)

  • Reply Charlotte | Charlotte's Web January 12, 2013 at 10:26 am

    That sugar! There are no words for how adorable I find that sugar, and how weird I find it that I'm finding sugar adorable haha xxx

  • Reply Sarah Dee January 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    That sugar looks so sweet (I say that tongue in cheek of course ;). I also adore that flower illustration you have on the wall. What tape do you use to hang your art? I want to find something that won't ruin the paper but I can't use nails in my little home.


    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      Just a little bit of washi tape! It's not completely tear proof for paper, but it doesn't leave marks on the wall!

  • Reply Karen A. January 13, 2013 at 4:01 am

    Pretty fancy sugars! And I love the toilet paper roll holder. So cute and natural and simple.

  • Reply cindy January 13, 2013 at 4:28 am

    I consider myself pretty creative but dang that paper holder rocks! Very appealing post. :-)

  • Reply Anonymous January 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    I love the Czech postcard and not only because I am Czech….it's really pretty!!!!!

    • Reply erin January 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

      I love it, too! Wish I had brought home a whole stack of them!

    • Reply Anonymous January 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      BTW I don't know it they told you, but it says: Flower speaks…questions and answers (loosely translated)

  • Reply dervla @ The Curator January 14, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    that is the cutest toilet paper roll i've ever seen! Happy Monday.

  • Reply Bara January 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Ha, being Czech I also like the card with the language of flowers!

  • Reply Regine Karpel January 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Love that postcard!
    Come say hi!

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