I'll be selling lots of my vintage treasures at Melrose Trading Post flea market tomorrow!

If you're in Los Angeles, please come visit and say hello!!


What. Was that.

This was just a moment in the woods...
Our moment.
Shimmering and lovely and sad.
Leave the moment, just be glad
For the moment that we had.
Every moment is of moment
When you're in the woods...

Oh. if life were made of moments,
Even now and then a bad one-!
But if life were only moments,
Then you'd never know you had one.

Best to take a moment present
As a present, for the moment.

Any moment, big or small
Is a moment after all.
Seize the moment; skies may fall
Any moment.

Let the moment go...
Don't forget it for a moment, though.

Just remembering you've had an "and",
When you're back to "or",
Makes the "or" mean more
Than it did before.
Now I understand-

And it's time to leave the woods.
~all of these stunning images courtesy of the gorgeous little photo blog How to Make a Baby Elephant Float
~brilliant song lyrics from my all-time favorite musical Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim



"The Grand essentials of happiness are:
something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
-Allan K. Chalmers

So lately it feels like I've been on a roller coaster with this silly "LOVE" business.

...speaking of which, can I please find this on my next antiquing outing? Want!

Super rad printed tin roller coaster wind up toy, made in the 1950's by manufacturer J.Chein.

I've always been a fan of kids "toys" from the 50's in particular. There's just something about the seriousness of the detail in them- like they were created by a meticulous set designer for some fantastical Terry Gilliam movie...

**BTW, do you all know about his mind blowing new-ish film The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus? Dessert for the eyeballs, I tell ya....**

I have my own gorgeous folded tin beauty to introduce to you all:

I got this simply marvelous dollhouse at a tiny antiques store while road tripping/thrifting in Maine in spring 2008.

I finally put it together for the 1st time just a few months ago!
(I sometimes live in there inside my head.)