Monday, March 4, 2013

much love, monday

Hi there, I hope your week is off to a lovely start!
Here are a few things I love this week.

this beautiful photograph of colorful eggs

1920s hand-tinted postcard photograph
this hand-tinted postcard from the 1920s-- the colors are so dreamy

prinsesstårta swedish princess cake
this Swedish Princess Cake-- so pretty, and it sounds delicious, too.
Good thing there's a recipe, for a day when I'm feeling particularly adventurous.

Esther Garcia Butterfat Studios Chicago bird tattoo
this is one of the loveliest tattoos I've ever seen.  The lines are so delicate and feminine.  I would love to have a cheerful little sparrow or chickadee on my side, and I would absolutely travel to Butterfat Studios in Chicago to have it done because all of Esther Garcia's work is just stunning.  It's supposed to be quite painful to get a tattoo on your ribs, but it would be worth it for something so beautiful.  The endorphins definitely kicked in when I was getting my button tattoo on my ankle, which is also supposed to be a particularly painful location, and it barely hurt at all.  If any of you have experience with a rib tattoo, I'd love to hear about it!

easter egg temporary tattoos country living
...Until then, however, I'll settle for applying temporary tattoos to Easter eggs.  Such a good idea!  And how cool is it that there's printable temporary tattoo paper?

vintage Dior 1955 1956 Evening Underdress lingerie
This evening underdress is by Christian Dior, from his Fall/Winter 1955-1956 collection.  It's now held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Collection.  It's so airy and light-- the lucky woman who once wore this must have felt so special and beautiful from the moment she put it on.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. Aren't eggs pretty? When I was little I loved going out with my mother to collect eggs from our hens, it was so exciting for me! At one point we had Americana's which are a domesticated version of "jungle fowl" that live in Madagascar. They lay blue and green eggs, in such a delicate, natural colors too. As always, your monday picks are a joy to see!

    1. Aw, that is the sweetest memory! The blue and green eggs are my favorite-- the first time I saw them in person was in the Union Square farmer's market, in New York, which is sort of silly, considering that I grew up surrounded by farms. I was just enchanted by those eggs-- they look like natural Easter eggs! I'm so glad you enjoyed the post, thank you for the compliment! ♥


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