Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Message to a Birthday Man

Happy birthday dear darling Alexander.  You are the bee's knees, the cat's pajamas,  the sundae's sprinkles, the hammer's nail... you get it, you're the best (and not just because it's your Birthday, but because you're the best.).  Here you are above in a suit (not to be confused with a birthday suit, but a birthday suit because of the day it falls on) looking as dashing as ever (more dashing than the spice from the 1990's...Mrs. Dash).  I thought the song above by Ike and Tina Turner and the Kings of Rhythm would be a nice way to ring in the commencing of age (you'll hear the Birthday song more then once today, and I figured why not switch it up ya know?). Since Francis doesn't blog (yet), the message above was all his paws could type. I love you to the Birthday Moon...and back. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

St Patrick's Day the Doily Way

See us above in our green clothes today. See  (your future) Delicate Doilies green and gold clothes from the shop below.

 In honor of St. Patrick's Day we have written a Delicate Doilies Patty themed limerick. Ahem...
There once was a vintage shop
with oodles of goodies over the top.
'Twas on st Patrick's day many dollars came the doily way,
 and the good people shopped till they dropped! 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Steve Martin and Bernadette Peters...For your Listening Pleasure

This never gets old...ever! This certainly makes me want to get a ukelele (not to mention a sailor hat). 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring Fever

Bada bing bada boom bada bang, it's March yet again (and yet again I find myself saying "where has all the time gone?"). Say it with me know "where has all the time gone?" March (already) is booked to the  brim with work, and some rather exciting things... including but not limited to: Alex's upcoming birthday (I'm a sucker for celebrating birthdays), and my brother and co are moving to Oregon from Alaska ("and co" represents his lovely wife and darling daughter...see adorable child above). In other news, I just got back from a quick jaunt to Seattle, train in, training, train out shazam (yeah "shazam," like something Shaq would say right before he popped out of a jeanie bottle in a bad straight to video... video). See above for other March things (Cat Paint,  sleeping cat drawings, sleeping darlings, new house plants, new bright shoes,  rooms with views, Portland Timbers, and our backyard bench... which I can't wait to read on when it gets warmer). What's new with you? 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

This and That

Just a few things. Photo one, though it might be obvious that Francis is not truly speaking in a cartoon images (it might not), he is also not wearing that bow tie... just a little technology trickery I learned recently. Photo two, four new succulent and vintage container additions to our home (I wish it were 44...with time). Photo three, some old drawings I stumbled upon. I'm digging the psychedelic 70's spirit animal vibe going on (or maybe I have my vibes confused...I'm digging these drawings though).

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Delicate Doilies Cartoon World Premiere

It's official, Delicate Doilies has turned two years old! Though our birthday was February 14th, we didn't want to take too much attention away from the state of Oregon (who turned 155 that day). Regardless, please enjoy our short cartoon, and shop our shop. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Saint Valentine

Valentine's Day is upon us, and even with all the hubbub worked up by Hallmark,  I've always been fond of the day. Though me, and the lot of us often forget that Valentine's day is based on the Saint himself (take this moment to pour one out for your homey, if that's your thing). When I was kid, I loved decorating Valentine's Boxes, and the equity of the Elementary school tradition "that you had to give a every student in the class a Valentine" (twenty plus pieces of candy later, everyone is as happy as a Valentine's day clam). As I've gotten older, I've become a firm believer in celebrating love everyday...though Valentines day does fit in the category of "everyday!"  Today (and everyday) I'm lucky to have a sweet Valentine, who is smart, handsome, kind (the kindest), a real silly Billy, who slow dances with me to my favorite oldies in  our kitchens, and will talk with me in the morning about our dreams...the list goes on and on (swoon today, swoon tomorrow, swoon everyday). Happy Valentine's Day.