While searching for a play stove/oven for my little one I stumbled upon the company Community Playthings. They had the best looking oven that I could find without any bells and whistles that I found many to have. I would love to get all of their toys and furniture, it looks so well made and well designed. They are made by a Bruderhof Community in New York and Pennsylvania.

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Yes, it has been a while since my last post but here I am, back for regular blog updates.

It seems as though another website focusing on “house tours,” “sneak peeks,” or “closet visits” pops up online monthly. And it is a good thing for people like me who can’t seem to get enough of them. I have compiled a list of the ones that I can remember off the top of my head but I am sure to have left some off. Please feel free to comment about any others that I am missing out on.

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5. The Glow v -jemima-5

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7. Tales of Endearment v -2X6A1521-757x505

8. Refinery 29 (My Style) v -236579786645057686_0iVU4QhT_c

9. Keke v -Love fern paella-15

10. Backyard Bill v -bjg_backyardbill_kelseylumcjunkins_8031

After traveling out of state to my grandparent’s funeral followed by a week long visit from a friend, I am trying to catch up on anything and everything. My mom drove me by a house that she used to take my grandmother to and I had to snap a few photos of it. She told me that a very old Japanese man lives there and he let them peek at his equally colorful backyard. My aunt thinks it is tacky but I love it.

I know I am a little late in posting about Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson but I just picked up a copy of it at the library and I am completely inspired to decorate my house and make crazy sculptures. My favorite house was Irving Harper’s Rye, New York house.

I’ve been watching the 1991-94 BBC series House of Eliott on YouTube and, although the second season is not as good as the first so far, I am drooling over the 1920’s era costumes. Here are some screen shots from season 2, episode 5. If you are into the Jeremy Irons version of Brideshed Revisited or Downton Abbey, you will probably enjoy this.