Friday, January 14, 2011

L-House Update: One

For those of you who have never heard of the "L-House", it's a sort of dream-house-and-then-some of mine.  It's something near and dear to my heart and--you'll figure it out in due time. :)  I'm constantly gathering photos, songs, movies, places etc. that remind me of my L-House.  I've decided that every Friday I'm going to put a list of these items on here in a sort of "L-House Update."  So, here we go!  Week One:

In light of the closing holiday season, I've decided to list some of the Christmas presents I received that were very L-House.  I always particularly appreciate these because they are gifts of understanding.

An L-House Update...

1.A glorious pair of navy Hunter Wellies...

2. This bowl.  The inside is so interesting!  They stamped it with an imprint before they fired the bowl.  Also, I love the red symbol-thing on the outside.

3. An hourglass!  How cool is that?!

4. This perfume decanter... for when I'm super rich and the only perfume I wear is extremely snazzy and undiluted stuff from France (or so my dad said...)

5. Due to my sister and brother-in-law's wedding this summer, pictures were a frequent gift.  These will all, most assuredly, be on display somewhere in the L-House:

The Wedding Party (aka a J. Crew ad...); Photo Cred: Wedding Creativo
Me, buttoning Kate's wedding dress; Photo Cred: Wedding Creativo
Kate and me after my toast.  Probably one of my favorite pictures ever. Photo Cred: Wedding Creativo
My sister and mom on their wedding days.  A gift from my dad to the three of us. :)

6. These sunglasses.  Aren't the fabulous?  They remind me on Annie Hall, and I feel like a stylish anachronism every time I wear them.

7.This mirror.  It's a key!  And, be sure to check out the back.

8. The Last Station.  An absolutely beautiful movie starring Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, and James McAvoy.  The story chronicles the end of Tolstoy's life, and tells of love old and new.  The whole thing is wonderfully aesthetically pleasing, and the soundtrack is absolutely lovely.  It's simple and nostalgically sweet in such a way that it makes me feel as though I'm remembering something that makes me smile... Here's the trailer.

9. This adorable, tiny, antique key.  I wonder what stories it holds... I plan on wearing it on a chain as a necklace.

10.  And, of course, a pair of denim overalls... :)


  1. Can everyone that reads your blog visit the L-house?

  2. Goodness, that was a wedding-photo-heavy xmas. It could be worse. :)