Monday, December 28, 2009

Hitting the Links

Being the holiday season and all, I have been doing a lot of online browsing the past couple of weeks. Not that I bought anything, mind you; Trevor and I don't exchange gifts at the holidays. More than a few friends have made faces at me when I've said this--"Don't you want him to get you something?" Um, not really if it is just because he thinks he has to. We do exchange a gift on our anniversary and birthdays--I love gift giving, just not at Christmas for some reason. Also, I have a serious problem when I walk into a store packed with shoppers all fiend-ing with consumerism. It makes me turn heel and walk away as fast as possible. So instead, I like to spend the holidays cooking big dinners and wine tasting with friends and seeing movies and laying under the covers with the cats.

Of course this doesn't mean at all that I don't covet beautiful items or want to buy them. I just don't like the cheap stuff you find at the mall or Target or any other chain store. Echh.

In the spirit of just enjoying beautiful and well made items, here are a few of my favorite things.

  • I think I could easily live inside a Marimekko Concept store.
  • Local Tacoma artist Chandler O'Leary is making some really gorgeous work.
  • This Lulu Guinness purse I long for is on sale!!!
  • I own four pair of Fluevogs. I never tire of them!
  • You might now her better as Marion in the Indiana Jones movies, but Karen Allen is an amazing fiber artist.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the introduction to Marimekko - they are new to me. And the Lulu Guinness purse is indeed very lovely!

    This year my husband said he didn't know what to get me for Christmas, which sent me into a huff as I reckon that means he doesn't listen to a word I say. However, he then came up with a rather large number of lovely (and thoughtful) gifts, catching me totally by surprise and making me embarrassed at the 2 small nothings I had gotten for him. Oops. Good job he has a January birthday and I can balance things out a bit then :)