Thursday, August 29, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Bits and Pieces






The 19th marks one month of residence in our new abode. We are still in the process of boxing, and unboxing the old apartment (as in boxes not in gloves).  Though it feels like we will be living in piles, and stacks forever, we are chipping away at progress. Above are a few snaps of the home as it becomes a bit more like ours. 
1. Alex has taken on the beige, and painted the living room gray (ah thank you).
2.This cat is a pending process, we might be getting this beauty by the end of the month (couldn't you imagine her on my lap...wearing a bonnet?).
3.My (not so pushy) note to the cat owner... but seriously (GIMME GIMME).
4. At first glance one might think these shelves are old news, whelp look closely and stare right into the eyes of a mint green wall.
5.This old radio cabinet (there is a radio inside) use to reside at the infamous Lake House, it belonged to Alex's grandparents. I added just a bit of teal to the mix. 
6. This is the piano I learned to play on when I was a child. My mother (a lady of her word) said I could have the piano when I had a home with the space. Consider myself spaced!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Barbara Lynn...For Your listening Pleasure

Barbara Lynn gets two songs, she's that good. If this music doesn't inspire you to cut loose, cut your hair, and start a band, then people what will? 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Save the Date

Delicate Doilies will have a booth at First Friday (9/6/13) in front of the one and only Haunt. Be there or be square. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Alton Ellis...For your Listening Pleasure

I'm sort of on an old reggae kick, but truly can you blame me? 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


This week commences national shark week, and in Portland it's  also burger week. Which makes me wonder if there is some sort of shark burger floating around town (ha, the word "floating" in that sentence is really becoming)...or maybe even a shark shaped burger?   To celebrate, we joined some friends, and road our bikes down to The Zidell Yards to watch Jaws. It was pretty spectacular to watch the movie along the water at sundown, with cars zipping by overhead on the Ross Island Bridge (the type of magic where once is enough).  Photos 2-4 were taken by Alex, and he/ Studio Jelly also did the design for the poster on the top (sheer talent  I say). 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Reveling in the look of old glass on a new shelf. Sigh.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Tropical Breeze

We just painted our dining room the nicest yellow, Tropical Breeze. It's more of a soft yellow than the photo above, though I couldn't resist this perfect photo opportunity to  take a quick snap of this handsome devil matching his surroundings (don't worry bright eye readers, the flash is on/ the wall and the shirt are of the softer sort). 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Clarendonians...For Your Listening Pleasure

Can you even believe this cover? I heard this at a wedding last Sunday, and I just can't stop listening to it. Now, the next feat, finding this baby on vinyl. Bonus points if you beat me to it (and a steak dinner...(or whatever your steak is)if you drop it off on my porch). 

Friday, August 2, 2013

Workin' For the Weekend...

Just a mix up, Fred Astaire & Judy Garland. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Portland Flead

On July 21st, 2013 Delicate Doilies took our shop to a whole new level... The Portland Flea, people (the Portland Flea). I was going to title this "Flea Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow" but I wasn't sure how many En Vogue fans were out there (reading my blog at this very moment), because EnVogue fans in the world are clearly endless... clearly). The Flea day was grand, full of $5 bins and people watching. Thanks to everyone who popped by to say hello. Don't fret if you missed it, we tentatively will be booth bound at First Friday in September in front of the beloved shop Haunt. Stay tuned.