weekly wrap up, ideal picnic winners, douglas + bec newbies

I’ve got a serious case of TGIF this week. I’m ready for the first week of May to be over and for the second week to be way better than this one. So to celebrate, I’m going to find some snacks for today’s biz ladies lunch and then toast the weekend early. Before I head out, I wanted to share some beautiful new pieces over at Douglas + Bec. These pillows (blue and cloud) and vases are so pretty.

Also, it’s time to announce the winners of last week’s ideal picnic contest! Along with Quadrille, we want thank everyone for the time they put into creating menus for their ideal picnics. It was a major challenge to read through all of them without getting hungry. And because Quadrille was so pleased with the entries, they’ve decided to award two additional prize packages! If you are one of the winners, please send an email to Mark at Quadrille right here to get your books. Congrats to everyone, and thank you to Quadrille for donating such excellent books. Have a great weekend. xo, grace

  • Grand Prize Winner (all ten books): Alli (Summer Veggie Harvest picnic)
  • Moriah (Seattle picnic)
  • StephanieZ (Low Country picnic)
  • Oonagh O’Dwyer (Irish picnic)
  • Maddie (Vegan picnic)

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:


I have one of the cloud pillows in red – bought direct from Harvest Textiles – and it is so lovely – soft too.

PatriciaF | unfound door

Thanks for the Harvest Textiles link, Gayle – the prints and colours are great (makes me wish I were in Aus to do their screen printing workshop)

And I had forgotten that the La Casita cloud pillow and that Fine Little Day post were from way back in 2007… Time flies, huh.

suzanna schlemm

Hi, I have just found out about this blog, what a joy… congratulations on the wonderful selection of stuff and super organized structure. You got a true beauty here :)


I absolutely adore those pillows. Perfect for the kids room or a sun room :)


My very good friend Phil Cuttance made those vases! He is SO super talented!!! http://www.philcuttance.com has a great video showing the process of how the vases are made. Go look, it’s cool!