April 3rd, 2012


Happy Little Things

As I write this, the renovations at our apartment are well underway.  The entire place is covered with plastic and tarps, plastic, anad paper… as our living room, hallway, and bedroom are all being repainted.  I’m camping out in our guest room… and every day that I come home it seems that we’ve had another delivery.  It’s pretty much impossible to get photos of anything right now… but I managed to snap a few, so I thought I’d share a few happy little details from the week!

As you might know from this post, I collect antique perfume + apothecary bottles.  When the boyfriend returned from filming in Southampton, he brought home this antique silver tray, fitted with six crystal bottles. (He found it in a little antique store where they’d been hunting for props.)  It’s currently front and center on our living room credenza… I absolutely love it… such a thoughtful gift!

The team over at Social Experiment (a super cool Etsy Shop,) sent me over this little cocktail ring.  Isn’t she prettty?  She’s handmade, and made from malachite + gold plated wire.

Our new poufs arrived!  This may have been the highlight of my week, as I had been waiting patiently for them.  They are from John Derian, and I love them… passionately. (more…)

36 Responses to Happy Little Things

  1. Alyharte April 3, 2012 at 6:08 am #

    I love that this S&S e mail comes through to my yahoo in perfect UK time despite early doors at your end!

    I CANNOT wait to see the apartment makeover. Holy cow it will look so different.

    I love the little antique bottle holder. Very cute of Stef. 

  2. April April 3, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Love your stuff! That cocktail ring looks amazing! And I can totally see why you picked up those flats!

  3. Jessica April 3, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Miu Miu flats are always a worthy splurge! And I absolutely love the sweet gift from your boyfriend! 

  4. Natalie April 3, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    LOVE the antique perfume bottles!! I just recently did a post on antique/vintage shopping Brooklyn http://www.fashionifancy.com

  5. christin April 3, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    lots of things i do are irresponsible but it just feels right so i go with it :) i love the poufs and your boyfriend seems like a really amazing guy because that is one seriously thoughtful gift! xo

  6. Krista DYXC April 3, 2012 at 7:50 am #

    love the posts, Grace! FYI, your link to Social Experiment goes to your post on collecting vintage bottles….

  7. Gaby April 3, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    The poufs!! One of the things I’m getting as soon as we head back home, is a white Moroccan pouf, love them! And that ring is gorgeous, checking the store out ;)

  8. Liz {Sequins & Stripes} April 3, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    These are total happy things! What a sweet gift from your boyfriend, those Miu Miu’s are SO darling, and I need to check out The Giving Keys. Can’t wait to see your finished home!

  9. Stephanie @ henry happened April 3, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    That key necklace is such a wonderful idea! (and your shoes are killer!)

  10. Tereza April 3, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Beautiful details :).

  11. Lauren Corso April 3, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Love.  Those Miu Miu shoes may have been irresponsible but man are they gorgeous!

  12. Liz - So Much to Smile About April 3, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    poufs are fantastic! And those shoes are amazing – great find/purchase!

  13. AvgGirlsGuide April 3, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    definite pouf love for those…. so pretty! convinced I need some poufs around this place. And, the flats?! Worthy splurge for sure! (and LOVE the concept of the giving keys…. LOVE, LOVE!).

  14. Lisa @ Elembee, Etc April 3, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Those crystal bottles are gorgeous! And I love the idea behind the key necklace.

  15. Karen Albert April 3, 2012 at 10:24 am #

     I love, love all of your new finds, The silver with antique bottles just fabulous, adore the poufs, well everything!!

    I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!You will love it!

    Art by Karena

  16. Erika [small shop] April 3, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Oh I love the keys! What an incredible project! I’m going to check it out.

  17. Viviana Carmona April 3, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    The poufs are fantastic! And I love the idea behind the key necklace. I have to check that out!

  18. Becca Atwood April 3, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    So many beautiful things! I love the keys project as well.  Also, those shoes are amazing!

  19. Miranda {onestylishdayatatime} April 3, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I absolutely love those Miu Miu flats! I’ve never bought anything designer off of eBay because I’m so scared to get a fake. I’d love to hear how you’re so successful!

  20. Denise Atwood April 3, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    love the key sharing idea, did you get your message??

  21. Thrifty Lizzie Couture April 3, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    I love your perfume set, the poufs and the shoes! Ebay is a scary place for designer things, but they look good enough to be true! I need a pouf in my home.

  22. Megan Zietz April 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Oh my ghad, these are such amazing pieces.

  23. nancy @ adore to adorn April 3, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    those miu miu flats are AH-MAZING! =) 
    good luck as you work around the renovations!

  24. Natasha Fatah April 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Get the hell out of here with those awesome shoes!!!


  25. SarahRoads April 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Wishing I could steal your flats and that malachite ring! Love the key necklace, what a great statement!

  26. Bettina April 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Haha I love how you said “irresponsible” purchase :) Irresponsible, but well worth it, these are some beauties! Love the idea behind the key necklaces!

  27. Olya April 3, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    Love the poufs! 

  28. Lisa April 3, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Love the keys idea!

  29. so anthro April 3, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Lovelove everything here– detail photos are my favorite :)

  30. Jordan - Queen of LA April 3, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    love the poufs, LOVE the shoes, and loooooove the idea behind the giving key necklace! 

  31. Julia Rosinus April 3, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    literally obsessed with those flats! amazing. I’m also waiting on my white pouf to arrive — obsessed! 

  32. Mai April 4, 2012 at 12:58 am #

    yes, those flats ARE amazing! and the poufs look so fun!

  33. Simay April 7, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    wonderful things. 


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