Saturday, July 19, 2014

on my mind in july...

'I know when to go out and when to stay in...Get things done.' - David Bowie/Modern Love

its getting hot out and im staying in.

on my mind this month...


on repeat this month.

love my new salt and pepper grinders.

have i mentioned chia seed pudding?

taking care of my plants.

baskets and more baskets.

art by lizzy stewart.

Friday, July 4, 2014

emily dickinson...

i just learned that none of emily dickinson's poems were published until after she died. her family found her poems on scraps of paper upon her death in 1890, nearly 1,800 poems. they were not published until 1955.
you never know what people are up to sometimes.
thank you emily dickinson...

emily (left) and friend

home in amherst, MA

her writing table

poem on envelope

Saturday, June 21, 2014

on my mind in june...

"You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way." -Walter Hagen

things i am enjoying this month:

sun, water, stretch

talking heads


best movie.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

happy fathers day...

happy fathers day to all you wonderful fathers out there.
i am very thankful for my father and the gifts he has shared with me.
a guy ahead of his time...

early to bed, early to rise.

girls rock.

grow your own veggies.

english motorcycles. enough said.

denim rules.

Friday, June 13, 2014

wabi sabi...

i found these photos of a wabi sabi designed penthouse in manhattan, designed by axel vervoordt.
i just love it.

Friday, May 23, 2014

on my mind in may...

*do you make regular visits to yourself? - Rumi*

things i am enjoying this month:


new mexico quilt made here in texas by
folk fibers

the boss

blue eagle tumbler
handmade in illinois
now at take heart


indigo and brass bracelet 
made by cinq in san francisco
now at take heart

Friday, May 16, 2014


we are now happy to be carrying this delightful body and face moisturizer. boditonic is made of organic sesame oil, infused with essential oils. it comes in original and lavender.

original: ginger, lemon grass, vetiver, ylang ylang

lavender: roman chamomile, lavender bulgaria, ylang ylang

i use it as my night moisturizer on my face. both smell and feel wonderful...

happy friday!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

happy spring!

take heart will be open shortened hours on sunday:
in observance of the easter holiday.
we still have some cute bunnies and easter cards for your easter baskets.
hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

new growth...

i am feeling inspired by the wildflowers exploding right now.

this reading was good for me today:

...i will not get so bogged down in dealing with old wounds that i forget about new growth...


thank you mother nature

Friday, March 28, 2014

shelter protects you...

we are now happy to be carrying shelter bags.
i love the size, shape and fabrics used. leather, waxed canvas, stripes, ikat.
these bags are made with love by karie and robert in ashville, north carolina.

taplin bag

shelburne bag

westwood bag

karie and robert
i really like this photo.
thank you shelter for the images.

Monday, March 10, 2014

less talk, more listen...

listening more and talking less is better for me. im working on this. this cat is a good reminder for me.
hope everyone has a wonderful week...

artwork by martha rich

Saturday, March 1, 2014


i know that every experience can offer me a gift. all i have to do is be willing to look at my situation in the light of gratitude.
i am thankful i can change my perspective. this is something i usually have to work on daily. if i take a minute to stop and think, i can see my situation in a different way. i can see something from a place of gratitude instead of fear. this always makes me feel better.
always a work in progress, trying to keep the big picture in mind.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

specialty dry goods...

new arrival!
specialty dry goods hand sewn potholders/hotpads. handmade in california.
i love the colors and simple design. they come with white, yellow, grey or navy stitching.
hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful sunny and cool weather...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

double heart...

tabletop made in santa barbara, CA make some of out favorite cards and stationary. simple and sweet.
we have a set of six double heart notecards, perfect for telling our loved ones just how much we love them, any time of year...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

never tire of you...

valentine's day is around the corner and we have lots of cute cards and gifts for your sweetie.
here are a few of my favorite cards this year..