Monday's Pretty Things


Happy Monday! Today marks the launch of a brand-new weekly series here on Oaxacaborn: Monday’s Pretty Things! Hope you enjoy this little dose of loveliness.

Aqua Orange Baby Shower via Lovely Little DetailsOrange and Aqua Baby Shower via Lovely Little Details 

I saw the above photo on Pinterest, and then went over to Lovely Little Details to see more. Oh my goodness! What a stunning party. You must view the other stunning baby shower images. I’ve never seen anything like it!

whimsical fabric, plush creatures made from fabric scrapsFabric Creatures via Rain & Shine // Umbrella Prints

These whimsical creatures caught my eye. Aren’t they fun? Umbrella Prints hosted a contest to see what people would make from fabric trimmings. I loved these little animals; check out the other beautiful projects fashioned from fabric scraps.

Luxury Tribal Ethnic Tote Bag made from Vintage Hmong Baby Carrier Fabric via LuxuryLannaCrafts on Etsy

Tribal Ethnic Tote Bag via Luxury Lanna Crafts

I really like Hmong textiles. (Did you see the adorable Hmong baby outfit I posted a while ago?) This pretty bag was sewn from a vintage Hmong baby carrier. There are so many more amazing Hmong textile bags in this Etsy shop — go look! I wanted to post them all.

thailand textile bag and skirt via kinderkamer on bloesem kids Thai Embroidery Bag via KinderKamer on Bloesem Kids

I saw this Thai embroidered bag on Bloesem Kids. It’s a photo from one of the many gorgeous nurseries/kids’ rooms styled by Dutch interior designer KinderKamer. I love her portfolio — she has so many good ideas!

woman in white dress holding armful of lavender via FuoriBorgo on flickrWoman with Lavender via Fuori Burgo

One thing I really miss about California is the lavender growing everywhere. There are few aromas more beautiful than the smell of fresh lavender, hot under the valley sun. Isn’t this picture from Fuori Borgo just gorgeous?

vintage-boathouse-wedding on ruffled blog - lavender bouquets wrapped in burlapLavender Bouquets from Seattle Boathouse Wedding on Ruffled

And finally, from Ruffled, these lavender bouquets are some of the loveliest wedding bouquets I’ve seen! I think the burlap and twine pairs absolutely perfectly with the lavender.

Stay tuned next week for more of Monday’s Pretty Things!


INSPIRATION :: winter 2010 Toast UK catalogue

you’ve not grown tired of hearing me rave about the images Toast UK reveals every season, have you? good. because i’m about to gush once again over their brilliant photography and styling.  the fact that they’ve just released the winter catalogue certainly doesn’t tone down my enthusiasm. here in northern california, it’s still hitting 90 degrees. not ok for mid-october, says i. so how about some swirling snow, crisp air, and wooly sweaters to get our minds off the heat?

image via the Toast UK winter book - snow, mountain top, girl

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