Frilling Friday

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Happy Friday, Friends!

We are gearing up for a fun day visiting Point Reyes with friends tomorrow.  I am packing a picnic; I dearly love packing picnics. I love thinking through all the little details of the meal. This time I’ve brainstormed a collection of cold salads, some nice wine, and our friends are bringing some lovely fruit and bread.  Oh, I hope the weather will be nice! 

Here are some FRILLING things I found this week:

I wish this were my bedroom. I adore all that fresh white and bright accents:

This desktop calendar is lovely.
Awesome family photo.
I’m loving this papaya color for spring… It may be my favorite color for this season.
Signs of spring

It’s the one year anniversary of one of my favorite fun blogs.
Inspired by geometrics.
Aren’t these placemats darling? (via decor8)

Have a lovely weekend!

-Fran

March 4, 2011 1:05 PM | Comments | Categories: Frilling Friday | Tags: , , , , , ,

Cozy Sitting Spot

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Hello Friends!  Happy Wednesday!

It’s a chilly, rainy day here in SF, and I’m drinking tea and Baby and I are staying cozy in our cozy sitting spot. I’m a firm believer that every home should have one.  Everybody should have one.  A favorite place to sit and ponder, read, de-stress, snuggle up into.  Everyone needs a cozy sitting spot, preferably one that is both comfortable and lovely to look at, or if not exactly lovely, then at least makes us happy to see.

Essential ingredients for a cozy sitting spot are: 1) a comfy chair, 2) nice light for reading, 3) some pretty artwork, textiles, or artifacts, and 4) a cuppa tea and 5) a soft blanket never hurt.

My current favorite cozy sitting spot in my home is in the nursery.  It’s where Baby and I sit and rock, nurse, cuddle, and read books.  Have a look.

Here I have one of a pair of super-comfy petite swivel-rocking-chairs that I own.  The nearby table usually has everything I might need at the ready: a book, a toy, a burp cloth, a q-tip (the only time I ever think to clean Baby’s ears is when she’s nursing), a kleenex, etc. The window and lantern provide nice light. And my grandmother’s needlepoint ottoman gives me a place to prop up my feet. The colorful and cheerful nursery has become our favorite room in the house. 

(photos by the lovely Haley Durak of Polka Dot Photography)

We’d love to see your cozy-pretty-frilling-sitting spot.  Email a photo to youfrillme (at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll post some of our favorites in an upcoming post.

March 2, 2011 12:00 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, For the Home | Tags: , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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