Kathryn Clark calls her Foreclosure Quilts an “historical record of difficult times.”
The above is “A map of the Forest Hills neighborhood in Cleveland, OH. The navy rectangles represent foreclosed or abandoned lots. The green applique patches show where community gardens have been planted on top of empty lots.”
(via design skool)
We’re keeping it symbolic here, because what the hell is your true love going to do with seven swans?
A Partridge in a Pear Tree
Feather Letterpress Cards, $15 from Satsuma Press
A tiny bit of partridge.
Ambition Pearwood Rollerball Pen, $80 from Faber Castell
And a pear tree pen.
Two Turtle Doves
Wood Ear Bud Holder, $27
Three French Hens
French Macaron, $21
Four Calling Birds
Pie Birds, $2 each
Five Golden Rings
The Quintet Necklace, $48 from Lemonade Handmade
Six Geese A-Laying
Tenga Egg Six Pack, $23
Seven Swans A-Swimming
Eight Maids A-Milking
Nine Ladies Dancing
Disco Ball, $30 from Amazon
Ten Lords A-leaping
White Balancing Blocks, $55 from The Curiosity Shoppe
Eleven Pipers Piping
Twelve Drummers Drumming
If you liked this, you might also like last year’s 12 Days of Christmas picks. Have you ever wanted to make a 12 Days of Christmas package? Leave your suggestions for alternative ideas in comments.
A couple of weeks ago, I announced that team Mighty would donate $500 to Charity Water once 100 people had posted photos of themselves wearing white after Labor Day to the Tide Vivid White + Bright Rule Breakers of the Week Contest on Facebook.
Through your efforts, we reached that goal, allowing us to pledge $500 toward our Camp Mighty Charity Water fundraising project this November.
Thank you so much to all of you who took the time to defy tradition, share your photos, and make a real difference for those in need.
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Image courtesy Maile Wilson of Epiphanie Bags. I’m saying something like “You guys rule!”
This post is sponsored by eBay. From the new to the hard to find, when it’s on your mind, it’s on eBay.
If you’re wondering how I plan to pony up the cash to open a Swiss bank account, the answer is, ponies! Well technically, horses.
1. The Brass Age Bracelet | 2. Anthropologie Boucle Racerback Dress | 3. Maggie Mae Designs Hat | 4. Michael Kors Pint Ostrich Handbag (via eBay) | 5. Hello Horse iPhone Case | 6. Tory Burch Flats in Gold (via eBay) | 7. Foley and Corrina Clutch in Red (via eBay) | 8. Warby Parker Trilliny Sunglasses
Now, where can a girl get a julep?
Interior design and pet wrangling by Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay, who is a lovely host. It’s possible I was not sober when I did this on Instagram. (Speaking of which, my favorite thing about this photo Victoria took is how I might as well be naked and people would still only notice Victoria’s rug. Internet, you are weird.)
Lucy is so proud of your progress.
The hand soap dispenser is a stickler for details.
The apron made cookies for the Science Olympiad team.
The sewing machine goes to bed at 8 p.m. on a Saturday.
This Catherine Holm saucier never knows what to say when people ask what she does.
This Vermouth is living in his parents’ rec room.
This throw pillow feels overdressed.
This cheese plate is tired of discussing Sartre.
This chalkboard can barely admit how he feels.
This air fern is secretly in love with the West Elm vase.
This George Nelson lamp was afraid of you in high school.
This task lamp is busy right now.
This egg isn’t sure about being born into this world. Not like this.
These antlers don’t really like cocktail parties.
This foot scored higher on the SATs than you.
This glass of wine is unimpressed.