my grandpa's grapevines.

“We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country” - C.S. Lewis



Looking forward to this movie. 

Can't wait to do my Christmas shopping at this craft sale.

Trying my hardest to wait until the beginning of November to treat my ears to new Christmas music!

guest post + fall beauties.

What fun it was to do a guest post on Mikaela Ruth's blog! Head on over and check it out.

And because everyone likes pretty things, here's a little Fall style board before the snow flies.

1.  Leather wing earrings from Under A New Light
2. Moss green yarn from Utuna
3. Borrby Lantern from Ikea
4. Vintage knit cardigan from Vim and Vigor Vintage
5. Vintage 60's mustard flowers scarf from Hemlines Vintage


I went to a wedding yesterday. 

There were pom poms covering the ceiling, old wooden floors, fireplaces with mantles full of memorabilia, old cameras, candles, pretty flowers, banners, ribbons, starbucks, flags made out of maps, antique silver carafes and tea pots, sparklers, chandeliers, mountain views, grand staircases, pretty dresses, and a beautiful bride and groom.

Now that the wedding is over, I'm patiently waiting for the grand reveal of their wedding photos!

Charley, my favourite.

"I don't count the feathers;
I just count the wings."
 - Charley Harper

Back when I was studying Graphic Design in Winnipeg, I was given a project which involved writing a report on an illustrator of our choice. I stumbled upon Charley Harper's work and immediately knew I had to write my report on him. He has since stole my heart (or at least the tiny part of my heart that belongs to design) and has become my favourite illustrator. His "minimal realism" style is simple but unforgettable. Sadly, he passed away in 2007 and now we are left with his legacy of beautiful illustrations. 

Here are some of my favourites:
This one is hanging on my wall :)
Images above found here.
Two of the many illustrations he did for the Ford Times. Images found here.
When I graduated with my Graphic Design diploma, my parents gifted me with the Charley Harper "An Illustrated Life" book. Its full of delicious Charley Harper imagery and I love the way it looks in my bookcase!

Then, two years later, I was given the 1958 edition of Betty Crocker's "Dinner for Two Cook Book", which is full of whimsical Charley Harper illustrations that accompany each recipe. I like to call it my Charley Harper gem.

 On the Christmas list this year? Another Charley Harper print to further my collection!