{a prelude to Spring}

{nest stickers in cream or blue, only $3 a package} {nest postcards only $4 a package. in cream or blue} {chandelier thank you's, variety of colors available, only $10 a set}
I love the combination of ... black and white black and cream gray and black
light blue and black
They are all so classy and muted. You cannot go wrong. So this is my top row in my etsy shop this week. A little prelude to Spring... enjoy! kara


{french lessons}


a little french inspiration for your Friday.
a few years ago I took French lessons at a coffee shop in my neighborhood. I got busy and my French teacher did too and the lessons stopped. My favorite lesson was with an anthropologie catalog learning how to shop in French.
Have I forgotten how to ask for the yellow sweater? Sadly, yes. Should I find another French teacher that will meet with me over coffee and anthro catalogs? The answer: oui.
have a good weekend!
xo. kara


{b is for birds, boutiques & brunch}

My sister was in town for a Springbreak getaway with her family. she and I got to have a whole day just to ourselves. It couldn't have been more of a beautiful sunny spring day.
We went to a favorite brunch spot, Devils Food Bakery. We had Salmon Eggs Benedict and I had an Iced Almond latte and we split the most delicious Mexican Wedding Cookie.
We then went to our favorite Denver boutiques and shopped and chatted.
Dinner was really part of the plans, but our friend Robin reminded me that another Denver favorite D Bar was opening their doors for dinner in the next few minutes. We have what I would call guilty pleasure or break up food for dinner -oh my goodness- the cake and shake at the end put us over the top.
Where does the bird come in? The lovely spring like day and the promise of warmer weather around the corner. Now back to my weekly routine, and back to work. Hope you have a good weekend as well!


{St Patricks Day Greetings & green love}

{fern and flora . Cream Roses and Green Leaves Headband}

{Pretty Things by Meg, Leaves of Glass Earrings}
{pretty things by Meg, linen Ruffled Necklace}

hope the day is full of lots of fun, and green!
Aren't the green items above just lovely! I really would love the necklace, the earrings and the headband... not all to wear at once of course!
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand. - An Old Irish Blessing.
Happy Saint Patricks Day!


{color crush: yellow}

chandelier thank you notes on yellow. A best seller.
little french garland in cream and brown looks perfect against yellow.
yellow origami cupcake sticks
bee cupcake sticks
bee note cards. another best seller.
I am working on keeping my Etsy shop looking fresh interesting. This week the featured designs have to do with my crush on the color yellow. It isn't a crush that I expected yet yellow keeps popping up everywhere in my life. I have a yellow coach purse that I love, a yellow tufted quilt and beautiful yellow and white anthro sheets from my sis. It is the color that kind of goes with anything, black, grey, brown, white, cream, blue, you name it.

Hope your day is sunny and bright!


{a lovely evening}

Blueberry Compote.vanilla bean ice cream.
& walnut crumble
makes for a lovely dessert with french press coffee {decaf of course}
with a sweet setting like this?
handmade cherry blossom branches to boot?

dinner and dessert at my friend Emily's is always a treat. She is an amazing hostess
Cupcake Wine, spinach lasagna. garlic bread, an apple and goat cheese spinach salad was on the menu
Add to that good conversation, a little biz talk, and lots of laughs. It's just what the doctor ordered in the middle of a crazy week. Who needs ladies night out when you can have this? Thanks Em! xo!


{sweet and sophisticated}

{Hope Post Cards, $4}

perfect for the Spring Bride available in many colors.
{le chien notecards $10}

Some of my favorite brick and morter shops put things together in groups. Blacks and whites together, botanical groupings, etc.
I redid my etsy shop this week in a simular way. I paired like colors together, and so on.
Also, it is now easier to shop by design. Stickers and their matching notecards are placed together. Now that I have a few cupcake sticks in the mix, it is even more fun!
The 4 designs above are the first row in my shop. All soft, pretty and sophisticated.
The next line is sunny and bright and so on... Much like an Etsy Treasury. It is fun and inspiring to shop this way... don't you think?


{antiquaria wish list}

Oh my goodness.
have you been
to the website Antiquaria? I must say I am amazed. They have the prettiest
vintage wares and home goods.
I love this set...

and this one too.

this vintage traveling bar set
would be the perfect gift for the guy
in my life.
love this sunny combination.
They also have a registry.
Something to keep in mind.

go and take a peek!

happy Friday.