3.18.2011

LOVING: VASES

I'm so proud, I made it back for a second post in one day.  With spring around the corner (well, kind of if you live in Colorado) I cannot wait for warm weather, margaritas, eating outside, fresh produce and flowers.  A side effect of this is all kinds of cute little vases catching my eye.  And while some of them are kind of pricey for a vase, they're just fun to look at.  I'm sure you could find some great ones a thrift shops and the like and these could just be a starting point for some spring inspiration!  Oh and by the way, the name of each object is a link to where it can be found online.  Enjoy!

Hive from West Elm.

Mixed Hammered from West Elm.

Pear Sculpture from Chiasso.

Jacquard from Z Gallerie.

Pure White Ceramic from West Elm.

5 Bottle Bud from CB2.
Dove from Crate and Barrel.

3 Ball Hanging from CB2.

I really love some of these, kind of makes me want to go buy flowers and put them all over the house just so I can get some fun things to put them in!  Anyway, have a splendid weekend and we will do the same!  Off to dinner with a certain adorable pregnant lady and her husband!

ECO-FRIENDLY DESSERT

We enjoyed a wonderful St. Patty's day dinner at my parent's house last night, complete with the whole Irish shebang (is that a word)?  We had corned beef, cabbage and potatoes, and my dad took it upon himself to put about twelve drops of green food coloring in my red ale.  After my mom and I explained that even for an entire cake you only need two or three drops, I switched beers with him and he was left with green teeth.

Anyway, I was planning on bringing over a green dessert to complete everything and when I asked Ryan for ideas, he suggested something eco-friendly... so clever, my husband is.  After that witty comment, he said he wanted carrot cake, which also happens to be my number one favorite dessert, so I decided to make the first one I ever have.  And Ryan said it was the best he's ever had!  Plus, it counts as green since the little carrots I made (out of real carrot shavings, by the way... everyone thought it was sugar or something) had little green leafs.  So it totally counts as something green.




I hope everyone had a good week, although for a lot of people, myself included, it has been a looong week.  We have a wonderful weekend planned and hopefully I'll be back before than with a "what I'm loving" post.  We shall see...