i'm drawn to the dreamy femininity in this vintage postcard found at the selvedge yard, of all places.
[political ramifications aside, i also sort of want a yard full of teepees (tipis) now, too.]
i found these rare color images of the early 20th century russian empire on the huffington post today and they were too pretty to pass up.
using a special technique that captured three black and white photographs in succession, the pictures could then be combined using red, green and blue filters to create realistic color. take that, iphone photo apps!
sergei mikhailovich prokudin-gorskii was commissioned by tsar nicholas II to document 1909-1915.
cute, cute idea...
hip downtowners opening ceremony are offering old-school candy-grams á la junior high. got your eye on someone special? $3 for each; you can either stop in the store and scribe your own sweet nothings or ask them to jot it down for you online. your lucky recipient will receive an email directing him/her to visit the shop to pick up their cool card and lollipop on-site.
screened, embroidered, rubber-stamped, hand-illustrated.... i love how easy it is to hack these into your own thing. more back to school fun with these adorable notebooks from various etsy sellers:
golden girl silhouette on navy or red from cutiepie company
pretty 2-color dahlias from ink whimsy
clean, precise embroidery from papermode home
charming little umbrella from by belinda
lovely hand-painting by mary's granddaughter. those doll arms kill me!
and something for the boys from portland's two guitars
and from CREATEaTHOUGHT