This and That

posted on: 3.11.2015

We are all collectors. We hoard this and that no matter how restricted or open our collections may be. I come from a line of antiquarians so I guess you can say it is in my blood to gather things. You might be into shoes, belts, work-out gear, tea cups, or just stuff in general, but whether or not you are ready to admit it...you collect.

I have decided to launch a new series (titled, 'This and That') where I showcase items that I have acquired over the years. Whether the item was an impulse buy, a gift from someone who knows me oh so well, or a planned purchase, these items are special to me. Alright alright, this new series is influenced by Emily's 'Five Things', HOWEVER these posts are to feature what I own, not what I stumble upon. Lord knows I hate lugging that DSLR around and rarely visit flea markets despite the gene I previous described.

Okay onto today's post:

-The first is not precious for its value but for the sentiment it provides. I bought this bundle of dried lavender at the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market. Such a classic impulse buy. I wanted this batch of flowers as it reminded me of my experience studying abroad in the South of France. There I had hand picked lavender with my French family and let it dry out over the summer, unfortunately when it was time to pack my bags I accidentally left those flowers in France. Point being- these fill the void.

-My newest art purchase! A Studio Arhoj "Ghost". This ceramicist and his team are so talented, I want 10 more!

-I am often asked to reveal my favorite wedding gift. Easy. That would be this beautiful Oscar de la Renta coral wine topper from my mother-in-law who knew I loved it so.

Happy Wednesday! xx

22 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to this series and I love the story behind these items. That wine topper is stunning!

    lovejoanna.com

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  2. Loving the lavender!! So pretty! I want some!! And how cute is that ghost?!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  3. I like the concept of your new series!

    I just love the way lavender smells!

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  4. These are gorgeous photos...I love all these items! I'm looking forward to seeing more from this new series!

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  5. Great new series! I have a similar one with five photos :)

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  6. I will be looking forward to more posts from this series, I think it's brilliant! And gosh, I don't blame you for choosing that wine topper as your favourite gift, that is gorgeous!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  7. Great post Michaela!! X

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  8. I am loving the concept to your new series :). I can' wait to see more girl.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
    www.purecomplex.com

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  9. That lavender looks beautiful!

    xx, Leah / Eat Pray Wear Love

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  10. I love this! We all have these tendencies, just not everyone acknowledges them. I don't really know where mine lie exactly. I probably don't have a specific area that I hone in on but I do know I have separation issues from my things. I don't like to toss things out. I feel remorseful afterwards. Sometimes even during and I end up keeping it lol. I do draw the line though and get rid of stuff when I have to, I'm just worried as I get much older that this may develop into a problem :o|

    God, I can not believe I'm even thinking that far ahead!
    Sxx
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  11. Oh i love the lavender.
    Its nice that even though it's dried, it's still look great.
    XO

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  12. lavender and the south of France. I'll be heading there in a few weeks. too early to see it fresh I'm afraid. but I know how the smell can transport you in time. lovely series :)

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  13. Really interesting and lovely post! The pictures are great indeed. I love the smell of lavender :)
    xx
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  14. Love this series already. Also-- dried lavender is the best. I hope to make it to the santa barbara farmers market sometime too-- it sounds amazing!

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  15. That wine topper is amazing- and I love this series, Michaela! Can't wait to see it unfold. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  16. I love the story behind the lavender! And that wine stopper is GORGEOUS!

    xo Kylie
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  17. First time in your blog and I’m impressed! Everything is so beautiful!
    Great job!

    Diana Cloudlet
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  18. I love collecting little mix-matched things. It makes for an interesting collection.
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  19. These pictures are so beautiful, you're a talented photographer! Absolutely love the wine stopper!

    Bella Pummarola

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  20. These are such gorgeous photos, loving the lavender!

    lifeisashoe

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  21. Very cool post idea! I love what the dried lavender means to you and that coral wine topper is so beautiful, I never knew I could be so hooked on an item like that. Thank you for sharing these items and the story behind them, look forward to more of these posts. :)

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  22. Ahh lavenders. They're my favorite scent. They remind me of New York; I bought the L'Occitane hand creme while I was there and ever since then, I've associated the two together. Although your story sounds way more romantic. I mean France?! What a wonderful scent to associate it with.

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