i know. i'm repeating myself. but i really like this typesetter tray, so indulge me. think of me as this old woman who wants to tell you this amazing story from years ago. the story you've heard 128 times before, but it makes her so happy that you will sit through it again. please.
this typesetter tray was hanging in my childhood home. it was my mom's. at some point she decided to paint it red, but something got in the way (probably us kids - having kids myself have made me realize how tasks that seem so small and easy can become an impossible project. a project you think about at night, really want to finish, but somehow it just can't be squeezed in between all the rest).
alas, today the 2/3 of the typesetter tray is red, the rest is old wood. and i like it like that. D still looks at it sometimes and asks if i really don't think it would be the best to paint it all. but no, i don't think so. and to his credit he has learned not to argue about these things. or maybe he just doesn't care. which is ok.
inside the typesetter tray is my collection of shells and stones. it's growing and has spread to many other parts of the house and garden. i just can't help pick them up at the beach. and i know pretty much where in the world i picked every stone or shell.
other shades of red: the red lips of these vamps and innocents by annie kevans (via fab). don't you just feel like reaching out and touch those lips? this amazing dress from heidi merrick (via 2 or 3 things i know). i think i would feel so pretty and girly in this. and finally, the video to soon we'll be found by the lovely sia. i know it's not exactly new, but since i first saw it in the fall, it's been haunting me (in the good way). it's amazing, beautiful and just plain awesome. if you didn't watch it before, go watch. now. it's not especially red, but it's colorful. and that will do.