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POETRY AND WORDS :: This Corner of Wednesday is the Most Beautiful Place on Earth

1000px - Silhouette of geometric garland in window via Oaxacaborn
Black and white interior via Oaxacaborn
Chinese lantern lights and Girl with Pearl Earring by Vermeer via Oaxacaborn

Outside, the sun shares the stage with the ragged-edged clouds, like an old shadow puppet show.

Inside, lego pieces click into each other and climb higher, building a tower which rises higher in imagination than it does in tiny reality. Johnny Cash strums on his old guitar, and sings through the decades, through record scratches all the way through to internet streaming.

I tap my foot without realizing it, as I pull laundry from the dryer and pile it into a basket, a colorful tangled-up heap of he-and-she-and-small person. There’s the lingering aroma of coffee and lavender, of biscuits and clean clothes.

There are dirty dishes in the sink and the bed is unmade and the couch pillows are on the floor, but I hum along and Aveline dances and this corner of Wednesday is the most beautiful place on earth.

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LIFE IN PHOTOS :: Aveline’s Room Tour

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m hitting the ground running this morning. My dear sis-in-law arrives in a few days for a week-long vacation, so I’m whipping the house into shape.

As I was tidying Aveline’s room — and doing laundry, and singing along to The Lumineers, and stopping Aveline from throwing away all her broken crayons — I realized I haven’t posted a tour of her room in a long, long time. I was going to wait until I finished the big “Forever Young” typography piece I’m designing, but I’ll just share that later when I’ve finished it.

Here’s her eclectic little room!Aveline's room tour via Oaxacaborn - Huge framed canvas of Paris, bunting, paper lanterns, blankets over chair and doll
Framed canvas of Paris: Ikea || Felt bunting: handmade || Paper lanterns: leftover from my birthday years ago || Sweater: handknit by Auntie Lauren || Heart-shaped glasses: a gift from Bumpa (Grandpa Jim) || Curtains: Ikea || Dresser: Ikea || Doll: Goodbye Blue Monday
Aveline's room tour via Oaxacaborn - California map and page from vintage children's book
California map: AAA || Page from vintage bookLittle Miss Heirlooms
Aveline's room tour via Oaxacaborn - Original portrait washi taped to wall
Original portait of Aveline: Blue Egg Illustration || Washi Tape: Michaels
Aveline's room tour via Oaxacaborn - Pages from a Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter book washi taped to wall
Pages from Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit: Target || Washi Tape: Michaels
Aveline's room tour via Oaxacaborn - Handmade fabric bunnies and cat and a Lotta doll in her bed
Mouse: Starbucks || Pillowcase: Handmade || Lotta Doll: Amazon || Cat and Bunnies: Handmade
Aveline's room tour via Oaxacaborn - Changing table in closet converted to book and toy storageCurtains: Handmade from twin sheet || Circle Canvas: Hello Hue || Corduroy Top: Tea Collection || Baskets: Home Goods || Changing Table: Passed down from Josiah’s family