Friday, July 30, 2010

Small World

I saw a link to Need Supply Co. on Cafe Cartolina. Huh, I didn't know they were a chain? Turns out they aren't but they do have a web site just like everyone else on the planet. Makes me feel really lazy to shop at a store a few miles away from me from my couch.  They are having a great sale on pretty summer dresses right now.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare is an amazing artist on many levels but I am completely fascinated by his batik. I love the colors and the combination of large and small patterns on top of each other. I am sure seeing it in a magazine or on the web does not do it justice. I hope someday to have the opportunity to study his fabric in person. Top image is from Fiberarts you can see more image as well as the link to the lower image here.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Show And Tell

Just wanted to share some of my treasures with you today. I try not to let my collecting get out of hand. I try to only save things that I think will be useful but sometimes there are objects that are just too special to part with. I love all these edgings but I don't actually sew and I will never have use for them. The tating is hand made and the little tiny yellow doily is made by me.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fantasy Gardens

Really missing my garden this year. It is the first time in 6 years at this house that I haven't had a veggie garden. It turns out it was probably just as well since it has been so hot and dry this summer. We have a great succulent seller at the Lewis Ginter plant sale. They really look amazing when grouped together. Unfortunately the squirrels in my yard think succulent plants are candy and wouldn't stop chomping on their roots. So instead of a real garden I have a virtual one on Pinterest. The top photo was my first Best of Pinterest! Plus Christina from LAMA Designs just pined one of my Chevron prints. Totally made my day!  If anyone is looking for a invitation to Pinterest let me know.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Field Trip

Took a little Field Trip today to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Thought I would share a few of my favorites. I love those fuzzy things up top. It is amazing that anything is alive after this crazy weather but there were some summer time flowers still hanging on. The buzzing bees were having a wonderful time checking on all the blooms.

Thursday, July 8, 2010


If you are a regular reader of Orinui you my have noticed it gets a little colorful around here. So I thought we could use a break with some nice serene white. I dream of being the type of person who could decorate their home so simply. White is just the perfect color for hot summer days. You may have noticed Richmond Va made the major news for hitting 104 degrees yesterday. We are celebrating a cool front now. We are just in the mid 90s for the rest of the week.  Speaking of summer you may have noticed  everything just seems to slow down a little in the lazy hot days of summer. I just haven't been able to keep up with the 3 posts a week schedule that I try to keep. But I will try to make it up to you by thinking up some new great things to share with you. And remember you can always check out what I am up to just click on all those buttons on the right of your screen. I would love to hang out with you on twitter or follow your pins!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Vintage Tablecloths

I saw the top image on Design*Sponge and recognized that tablecloth. It is from the same family as mine is the bottom photo. I got mine from a woman who resells vintage linens. I was so thrilled to find it. This other one must surely be from the same designer. They have the same colors but different patterns. I wonder if there are anymore out there in the world?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th

Puppies on parade today in my hometown Ashland VA. My favorite is the Bassett Hound Brigade. Unfortunately this year they changed the start time from morning to afternoon because the holiday fell on a Sunday. The puppies were very over heated. They kept trying to lay down with us in the shade instead of marching on the hot asphalt. Luckily it is a very short but sweet parade and there was plenty of water for them at the end. But next year I think I may bring them a bucket of water for a mid mid parades sip.