Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

About Me

Our New Table! (and cats)

Hello, beautiful. Friends, I’d like to introduce you to our dining room table and chairs! Do you see now why I’m obsessed with them? As I mentioned yesterday, they belonged to my grandparents. Think about how many dinner parties this table has hosted, generations it’s watched grow and secrets it’s overheard. I can’t wait to have my own events and add new stories. I still can’t believe I have something so special in my home. It’s part terrifying part incredible. Thankfully the cats have been really good, but I have spray bottles locked and loaded if they decide to be naughty!

Not only are these table and chairs a part of my family’s history, but they represent a significant period in the history of design. The table was designed by Edvard Valentinsen and the chairs by Norman Cherner for Plycraft, both around 1960. Yep, I’ll be eating breakfast on a Cherner chair. #NBD. Is this real life? The table has two leaves turning it into an oval shape as well as four tall back chairs. One day when we have a bigger space, you’ll see the full length of the table and the beautiful chairs. Now, I realize not everyone gets their jollies staring at a table, so I added cats just for you!

Kitten Birthday Party

Holy moly guys. Last Sunday, our babies turned one! It feels like yesterday when we brought them home, so teeny tiny they could fit in the palm of my hand. Over the year they have grown to be the sweetest cats with such amazing distinct personalities. Puddle is a total goof who chases her tail and Toaster is an adventurer who loves to jump onto our backs! Boy do I love ‘em. Like a lot.

So we had to throw them a little birthday party to celebrate their transition to adulthood. I had a lot of fun with this party. I turned four cans of tuna into a colorful layered birthday cake, DIY coming soon. I wrapped up some new toys in tissue paper topped with feathers ribbon and bells. And because all cats, including ours, love boxes, I made them a birthday box decorated in wrapping paper and a giant bow. Watching them tear apart their presents was just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. They went nuts and it was adorable… as you can see. Here’s hoping this dose of cuteness is enough to get you through the week, or at least over the hump.

Sicko

I’m sick. Got me one of those floose. So please excuse the echoed silence as I fall back asleep. But before I go, I thought I’d share my flu with you, Achoo! This is what the last few days have looked like around here. I gotta say, being sick with kittens is a whole lot better then being sick without ‘em. Even when they think your face is a pillow and your toes are mice. We're nap buddies for life!

Catsmas Stockings

Catsmas Stockings

A few weeks back I attended this Christmas stocking workshop hosted by Chelsea of Lovely Indeed…who believe it or not, is indeed lovely. Held at West Elm, participants purchased one of their beautiful stockings and Chelsea helped us monogram them. (Get the deets) This event may or may not have started my pompom obsession. Ok, it did. West Elm has a bajillion pompom Christmas decorations… in case you too are dreaming of a pompom Christmas.

I happily hung our personalized red and white stockings December 1st, but there was something missing. Yes, there were two tiny kitten-stocking-sized holes on our mantel. Something had to be done. So I put together these simple stockings to match ours. A little bit of hot glue, pompom ribbon and white felt and BAM!! Kitten stockings complete! Catsmas continues.

Catsmas Stockings

Merry Little Catsmas

Merry Little Catsmas

Merry Little Catsmas

Boy are these little fluff balls enjoying the holidays. They firmly believe every holiday decoration is a toy, and have had the most fun climbing our tree, batting down ornaments, crumpling up wrapping paper and balding our nutcrackers. But how could I get mad at these faces? Especially when poking out through holes in our Christmas tree? Yea, not gunna happen. Luckily they’re still too small to get onto many of our countertops so all precious items are safe up high. We even have a mini tree adorned with our fragile ornaments. So continue to wreck the halls little ones! Merry Catsmas!

Merry Little Catsmas

Merry Little Catsmas