Monday, December 3, 2012

much love, monday

Hello there-- I hope you're having a wonderful Monday!
Here's what I'm loving this week.

antique french beehive locket
this antique French beehive locket

smiling cat
this kitty's little face!  eep!

steaming tea gif
this cozy cup of tea-- I'm sipping mine right now

hugo simberg Kuutamomaisema
this quiet, lovely painting by Hugo Simberg

gold polka dot dishes
these gold polka-dotted dishes
(I'll be DIY-ing these with some gold porcelain paint.)

happy otter
this adorable otter, cheesin' for the camera

Have a fantastic day!


  1. Oh please do DIY some of that glassware, then it would match the shower curtain! Now I kind of want a house filled with polka dotted things... Also, right after I click the Publish button, I'm going to go prep the tea kettle, now if only I had some muffins too...

    1. Eep, you're right, the dishes would match the shower curtain! I guess I'm having a gold-polka-dots moment. They're just so fun and festive! ...and now I want some tea, too... I have to watch it in the winter, I want to drink cozy warm tea constantly but if I don't alternate between black tea and herbal, I get very caffeinated very quickly! :P

  2. These pictures are just what you need if you're having Monday blues! The Otto is ridiculously cute, and that painting is beautiful! Do you have pinterest? Would be great for these type of photos!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Sam! I especially love the painting too... and it's very different from Simberg's other paintings, it's much more serene. Oh gosh, Pinterest is so fun-- I'm JulieRoseSews on there as well. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Lovely post, has put a smile on my face on a dreary tuesday morning.
    That locket is gorgeous, and I wish I liked tea, I'm obsessed with tea pots and mugs at the minute but have no use for them :(

    1. Aw, you don't like tea? It does take some getting used to-- I still put a lot of milk in mine! There are so many fun flavors now. is a great place to get flavors like birthday cake and salted caramel. And if tea just doesn't appeal to you-- there is nothing wrong with using a tea pot for other drinks or for holding a bouquet! :)

  4. When I got to the cat, I thought my life couldn't get any better, and then I saw the otter and I'm all melty now. Perfect Monday post!

    1. Aww, Susan, I'm so glad you liked the post! Sometimes Mondays need a dose of extra cuteness. :) I love that ottor, too-- his bashful little face!!!


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