Sunday, May 15, 2011

I like this

On a  week such as this where there is nothing but rain in sight, I appreciate the little things that keep me feeling cozy and happy as I tinker away in my apartment.

I am a huge coffee drinker.  Though I love my coffee I keep it to one BIG cup in the mornings and that's it.  With these rainy afternoons hanging around I'm finding comfort and happiness in my big mug of Forever Nuts tea, by David's Tea.

Here's the description, try not to drool:

For almond lovers

It looks all normal when it’s loose. But steep it and you’ll see that it’s nuts. Within seconds, this tempting jumble of almond slices and chunks, apple bits and cinnamon bark starts turning a crazy shade of pink. Why? Because it contains a hint of beetroot. That’s what gives this rich almond tea its earthy depth and its all-natural signature colour. Deliciously nutty, decidedly addictive. 
Personally I don't taste almond at all.  But what I do taste is the greatest oatmeal apple cinnamon cookie I've ever had. It reminds me of the cookies my mom used to make us, the ones I've occasionally baked just to smell that smell again, and feel like a little kid.  I've blasted through this first tin of tea and I'll be back this week for more. 100 grams + handy tin costs just $13.00, less than the cost of my coffee for a week.

Thanks, David's Tea, for bringing this explosively delicious drink to my happy place.

Yours truly,
Moonlight for Violet, xo

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My bike!

I am almost ready to reveal Vera to the world.   Vera is my new Vela folding bike, and she's a dream.

I've got my bike pump, locks (yep, I've decided to stamp it, double lock it...) lights, I'm getting there.   I still need a helmet (which I've been very picky about, hence no helmet yet) and I've been waiting for my basket to arrive.

Because I have a folding bike, and that includes the handle bars, I can't have a basket on the front.  Which is spectacular, because otherwise I would not have found this beautiful gem

Okay, take a minute to compose yourself and get over the adorableness.  This is a handmade special, made by Laurie Macpherson of Abasketfull on ETSY.  The price is so incredibly reasonable. If you are in need of a new basket you will visit and revisit this listing and eventually have to have one of your own. 

I was also really pleased to support a handmade sale from a fellow Canadian.

Three cheers for Laurie and her contribution to my bike's supreme cuteness this summer!  Pics to come when I have her dressed and ready for the world.

yours truly,

Moonlight for Violet, xo

The Home

Good golly,

What a dream this home is.  Miller House, designed by Eero Saarinen, completed in 1957.

1957!!!!  (See the Dwell slideshow)

Such inspiration.   Dare to dream...

Yours truly,

Moonlight for Violet xo

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ah.. and just like that, I'm off for a visit.

Off to Vancouver next week, my home away from home.  Mountain air, and a change of scene.  That does a heart good.

For those around on March 26th and 27th don't not even think about missing the season opener, two-day extravaganza, Portobello West Market.  Doors open at 11, admission is $2.  Fantastic vendors dishing handmade wares.  Love it.

P.S, They've moved!  Change is good, it breathes new life into the dusty corners.   You'll find the 2011 Portobello West Market at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre in the Olympic Village by False Creek.  Be there or be square.

In my lunch-time Etsy meanderings today I came across this fantastic print, I think I might need it...

Cute, huh?  Since I don't quite possess the cahones to actually move, this print might have to do.

You can thank inhauspress for this.  Check them out.

Oh, and who else is sockless in Toronto today?   Feels dang good to slip on some flats a go.  I can't seem to surrender the scarf yet though.  Oh well, baby steps.

yours truly,

Moonlight for Violet, xo

Monday, March 7, 2011

I like this

Gorgeous!  Handwoven Celeste Scarf.  I've been admiring the handywork from this shop for quite some time,enjoying the colours and oodles of  texture ... see for yourself.

From the item description:

"Handwoven in shades of smoky gray, olive, sparkly green, black, linen, silvery gray, mustard green, sky blue, chocolate, mushroom, seafoam and taupe. This lightweight scarf varies in pattern ("German Bird's Eye") from zig zags and ribs to diamonds."

Simply dreamy.

Yours Truly,

Moonlight for Violet xo

Sunday, March 6, 2011

a fondness for cubes

Smooth and angular, perfectly sqare, cubes of pine, beech and cherry to wear!

Just needed to share - I think these are so charming and perfect!

Yours truly,

Moonlight for Violet, xo

Saturday, February 26, 2011

I like this

This is one of the sellers I have in my faves on Etsy, thief and bandit.

I love the colours and that cool break of braided work.  bravo thief and bandit!

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