8.5.10

making money, getting paid

Bedside

As a result of my recently busy days, I actually ended up making a bit of money this week, which was a pretty exhilarating feeling for a change. The first thing I did to celebrate was go out and buy a bunch of ranunculus in the most beautiful sunset colors.

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I love them so much! They one of my favorite flowers (along with roses, and peonies, and lilacs, and anemones, and delphiniums, and...) I also decided to finally splash out on a kitchen table, which we've been needing since we moved in, but it turns out it's just too big for our place, booo. So, ahem, if anyone in NYC needs a really nice dining table, I know where you can get one cheap!



This print, which hangs above our bed, is amazing for two reasons: first, it looks JUST like my best friend, only naked, holding a bird (though I'd be lying if I said I had never seen her in a strikingly similar pose on more than one occasion ahaha.) Second, there's some writing on the back of the frame, which reads:

"from a Portuguese Socialist magazine found in Lisbon, Summer 1977"

Good stuff.

13 comments:

Little Ocean Annie said...

Awesome print! I love it! too bad that table didn't work out, it's perfect!

discothequechic said...

Ah Siri, the picture (as well as those already above your bed) is lovely. And together with the general peek into your room and it's tidy and pretty state is inducing me with much lifestyle envy.

Glad to know you managed to find a little work even if it was small, I know that what can seem to others like a romantic notion of pennilessness is anything but.

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Teresa said...

The flowers are beautiful and that framed magazine page is so perfect. I love finding treasures like that!

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Clare said...

Gorgeous flowers, they're one of my favourites too. Great print!

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Love_Again said...

fantastic print

Poivre Monkey said...

lovely flowers

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alice said...

Now I'm curious about that print.
We (I'm portuguese) have lots of amazing illustrators, especially from the 1960's and 70's, so I'm wondering who the author is...

Zoë said...

I am so envious of your cosy little home!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

Thank you all so much! But I swear, if I had just turned around 360 degrees, you would have seen the pit of horrors that the rest of our place remains!

alice: I did some investigating for you and took the print out of its frame, but I still couldn't find any info on the artist. Sorry!

corrie said...

I love the shots of your apartment. I've been obsessively trying to furnish and decorate the little shoebox I moved into a couple months ago and have had a lot of trial and error. Yours is so simple and inspiring.

hannah said...

lovely flowers, that print reminds me of something at my parents house.. i'd love to see more of your home!

alex said...

you've completely inspired me to just buy myself a huge bunch of peonies a la Cher in Clueless

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reckless daughter said...

we have very similar taste in flowers ;)