Monday, January 28, 2013

Bits & Pieces

Want to live in an English stone cottage bordering The Fells in Winchester? Sure you do. There's a modern addition that's disappointingly bland, but the kitchen has stone walls, wood beams, a brick floor, open shelving and no possibility of a damned island.

If you're not on Pinterest, you're missing out on lots of outrageously unwholesome recipes. Like this pretty easy one for Sky High Cookie Pie, found on Flour Me with Love:

I've been wandering the apartment looking for a spot to put this basket from Pottery Barn. I hope I figure it out while it's still on sale; I do know how I'd fill it. (I'm still not getting catalogs with promo codes):

If Dr. Seuss books were titled like academic journal articles...

Speaking of books, I love the sumptuous but simple design of this cover (although the book reveals that Dickens was a jerk in more ways than we even suspected). Surrounding the photos with  Victorian calligraphic flourishes and setting the text in five gorgeous fonts was a brilliant "period" solution. It would have turned out dull in other hands. I want to be a cover designer in my next life. (Bonus review of Marmee & Louisa at the same link):

Got cats? You need this:

This cabled cardigan from Anthropologie dresses up skirts and leggings and has pockets. I got mine for an extra 25% off before Christmas. I'd say it's time to offer deeper discounts again, Anthropologie, so please get on with it:

If you are as upset as I am about what happened to Lady Sybil Branson last night on Downton Abbey, you might console yourself by reliving better times here. You'll find a slight spoiler on this site, but nothing you didn't anticipate:

And, finally, homemade Goo Gone. The real stuff makes me nervous, so I'll try this two-ingredient recipe.

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