Friday, March 5, 2010

this week in awesome: lame excuse edition

I have lots of cool stuff to share, but I am seriously exhausted from my week neck deep in Nancy Drew fashion.  Also my computer is running sloooooow like molasses.  So rather than the usual awesome Friday stuff, you get a photo by Angela Kohler (isn't it great?  I'm in love with that little ponytail) and Kate's fantastic manifesto (which was gonna be first on the list of awesomeness anyways).  Without further ado...
We believe in being glass-half-full sorts of girls.

We believe that often times, granny is chic.

We believe in peddling vintage Schwinns with flower baskets.

We believe in poetry, picnics, and piñatas.

We believe one is never too old to keep a diary, the secrets only grow more scandalous.

We believe in arranging fresh flowers unruly like an English garden.

We believe in adventure and traveling the globe, be it to Marrakech or Malibu.

We believe in mixing lucite with oriental rugs. Thrift store finds with heirlooms.

We believe in handwritten thank you notes, better late than never.

We believe in needlepoint, letterpress, decoupage and forgiving Martha Stewart.

We believe in piggy banks and cookie jars.

We believe in book clubs full of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Austen and Woolf.

We believe station wagons are hopelessly chic.

We believe in recycling our Grandmothers’ names. Eloise, Jackie, Faye…

We believe in collecting: stamps, shells, books, big glittering diamonds…

We believe in marrying the boy that writes us the best love letters.

We believe in highly competitive board games—Chess, Scrabble, Chutes & Ladders.

We believe in spontaneous road trips and charming, chintzy bed & breakfasts.

We believe there’s something to fortune cookies, wishbones and 4 leaf clovers.

We believe in classics, shaken and stirred.

Je l'adore, Kate.  It's perfect!

1 comment:

The Neo-Traditionalist said...

Awww---thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you like the Manifesto---clearly I've found a fellow Neo-Trad in you my dear girl! Hope you had a lovely weekend! XO