Friday, August 15, 2014

Auntie Em

Being an aunt is the best. This sweet video starring my niece Harper Joyce makes my heart melt and my weekend start off in good spirits.This smart cookie is not even two years old mind you. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Cat's Meow

Hearts of my hearts man! I mean seriously, would you take a look at the darling gems above?! Exibit C, waking up for work bright and early with Francis's paw delicately perched (in his sleep mind you) on Alex's size 13 foot. Or photo one, Fran looks like he has been studying the Sistine Chapel. Hearts of my heart! 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Uku-le It On Me

Here's me letting you know that I recently became a proud new Ukulele owner (photo one, happy as a  ukulele inclined clam). If you live in my neighborhood, (or don't) I highly suggest checking out Renaissance Guitars on Foster. This charming little shop is a new addition to our neighborhood, chalked full of friendly (not pushy), know it all (in a know their shit sort of helpful way), guys (make that two) ready to sell you your new instrument (to join my ukulele band). But seriously folks, stop in. Learning to play the Ukulele has been on my to do list for awhile (naturally inspired by the duet with Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters above). Next Stop, tap dancing, and I'm one step closer to a new goal (the man in video three, am I right?!). So if you know anything about ukuleles (altos to be precise) and you have been aching to teach someone something (tap dancers welcome too), the above are just a snap shot of what I would like to be strum dum  dumming in the next year (yes, "strum dum dumming").

Thursday, July 31, 2014

These Boots Were Made For Walking (Sneak Peek)

Just some vintage leather shoes that will make their appearance at the Delicate Doilies' August pop up shop at Foster Row. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


The Foster Row grand opening came and went. Surely a success (yes a success but don't call me Shirley... Airplane anyone?).  Delicate Doilies represented in homemade floral crowns (it was very doily of us). It appeared that people who joined in celebration seemed excited about the new neighborhood space, and everything happening inside. People seemed pleased with the music, and I was pleased that only one record skipped (it was due to a couple dancing too close to the turntables, with too many jumpy moves...come on  people quit having fun!).    There was probably a steady flow of 80-100 people including my friend Brooks above  next to the Foster Row lights and Delicate Doilies signs (photo two). With that, Delicate Doilies will kick off a month long pop up shop in August at Foster Row. I will be playing shop gal one weekend day a week and sure would love to see you.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Foster Row Grand Opening (aka see you tomorrow)

Foster Row is currently the home to a variety of different creative studios (from wood working, letterpress, weaving, to a pottery studio).Saturday commences the latest addition to Foster Rowa new storefront space that will open August first. Upon opening, Delicate Doilies will have a small pop up shop for the whole month of August (vintage goodies for one and all) accompanied by featured crafts and creations à la the Foster Row studio spaces.  If you are around this Saturday from 7-10 stop by for a sneak peek of the space, meet your neighbors (or our neighbors), and support a local business that is oh so good for the Foster Powell neighborhood. Did I mention I will be DJing? Kid friendly too. Would love to see you and yours... tell your friends (all of them please).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Polkadots and Moonbeams

The ceremony (chimes from the officiant started off the hurrah) 

Each tier of the cake had a different flavor (lavender, orange, and lemon to name a few). The cat is ala  cat paint ( I thought the neighbor's cat or one like him would look so dashing next to the cake. 

Dahlias, hand picked and placed. 

Welcoming flowers and guest book (it's hard to tell but this overlooked a banquet style table that seated 60 people). Oh and I had a hand at making these paper beauties with John and Steve. 

Alex and some lovely guests we chatted with (side note, this woman was wearing some great gold fan shaped earrings).

My love, admiring the beautiful garden.

Dear Shola, the photographer extraordinaire.

Yesterday Alex and I had the good fortune to join in celebration at our neighbor's wedding. For those of you that know our house buying saga,  the future neighbors sealed the deal and our sights on our home (we used to eat dinner on the back deck while we were waiting for the offer to go through, and were sold on living next to John and Steve from day one).  Though we have only known each other for a year, they are the type of people you instantly love, funny, fun, witty, smart, kind like it's going out of style, good style, good taste, cool house (you get it, they're grand). One thing that's very apparent early on about these two people is their fantastic relationship, and love for one another. They have been together for 27 years, and are still extremely kind,considerate, caring, loving, and affectionate  to each other (inspiring to say the least). It was truly a beautiful ceremony and celebration full of tears, cheers, so much color (from the grooms bright digs to the dahlias on the table),  not to mention all the people who loved and cared about the grooms from near and far.  Above are the only snaps I took at the wedding, just a sliver of the night (sans eating, dancing, toasting, an adorable baby who whizzed passed me in a ruffled yellow dress... pretty much all of it, but just enough to give you a taste of the evening). Congratulations to the happy couple. Below is one of the songs I played at the wedding  (cough, I  DJ'd), and  my DJBBJ playlist for the dancing portion of the evening. 
Polkadots and Moonbeams- (first dance y'all)
Inspiration information- Shuggie Otis 
Heatwave - Martha and Vandellas
Money- Barret Strong
From Head to Toe - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
You Won't See Me- The Claradonians
I Wanna  Be Loved - Jean and Dean
Just One Look- Dorris Troy
Twisting the Night Away - Sam Cooke 
You Never Can Tell- Chubby Checkers
Cry to Me - Solomon Burke
Hand Clapping Song - Shirley Ellis
Ride Your Pony - Betty Harris
Give Him a Great Big Kiss - The Shangralas 
 Stomping Foot - The Flares
Shake a Tail Feather- The Five Du Tones
The Boy From New York City- The Ad Libs
Bad Boy- The Jive Bombers
You and Me - Penny and the Quarters