my week in objects (mostly).

October 23, 2015

five little things that made my week.

1. these lilies.
lily reading my tea leaves
{and the others, which arrived out of the blue and just in time.}

2. this baby.
baby doll reading my tea leaves
{because it’s proof there was a very special cousin hanging around this week.}

3. these bottles.
box of bottles reading my tea leaves
{because it’s the time of year to start thinking about making a thing or two.}

4. this bib.
odette williams bib reading my tea leaves
{monogrammed for FJC.}

5. these mums.
mums reading my tea leaves
{because in a world of bright orange and yellow this rusty color was just right.}

other things:

the myth of the ethical shopper.
reading tea leaves, as it were.
these chatty bags.
dumb move, mta. period.
purchased in solidarity.
this via this.
a conversation with someone i really like.”

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11 Comments

  • Reply Katharine October 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Ooo do you know where the doll came from? I’m trying to find my nephew a doll for Christmas, and in the process have discovered that most dolls are absolutely terrifying. (I now understand horror movies so much better.)

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 23, 2015 at 10:50 am

      It’s a Nanchen baby doll! They make lovely, lovely dolls. I think my mom got this for my nephew from Bella Luna Toys, but they’re available at a lot of small Waldorf-inspired toy stores! Acorn Toy Shop also stocks them! Good luck!

  • Reply Sara October 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Those lillies are so pretty! I’m such a big fan of white lillies, they’re so simple yet absolutely gorgeous. I love your ‘my week in objects’ posts, I always look forward to reading them!

  • Reply Kaitlyn October 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    These posts are always so simple and beautiful. I look forward to next weeks.

  • Reply Loribeth October 24, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I have those mums in my container garden planted next to blooming Russian Sage. It’s the perfect combo of warm fall colors that aren’t expected!

  • Reply Georgia October 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    The lilies are gorgeous! Lovely pictures 🙂 xx
    Chasing Belle 23

  • Reply Taylor Norris October 25, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    What’s Faye’s middle name? And do you ever wish she shared your last name?

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 26, 2015 at 10:07 am

      Josephine! And sometimes!

  • Reply Robin Fink October 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I love the mums. I bought the same ones- subtle color and beautiful!

  • Reply Mo November 26, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Erin, thank you so much for the link to the Huffpost article, it is so inspiring! I am trying my best to be an ethical shopper within my own budget, not only for my sake, but more importantly for the sake of the workers who produce the goods, the people who live around the farms and factories and the ecosystem. A conventionally grown banana may not be dangerous for me (unless I’m chewing on the peel) but it is for the plantation workers and the people living around the plantations.

    Right now I need to buy new jeans as one pair is soon beyond repair (and one pair + work jeans is not enough for my needs) but it is a daunting task to research the sustainability aspects. This article really encouraged me to keep searching.

  • Reply Emily December 2, 2015 at 1:26 am

    I also really liked the interview President Obama did with Marilynne Robinson. After I heard it on NPR, I started asking people if they had heard it and was pleasantly surprised that many had. She is such an amazing and thoughtful woman.

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