Monday, April 19, 2010

welcome to my world

Hello new blog followers! I'm so excited to have you here. I thought I'd welcome you with a little photographic look at my world.

First, though, lovely proof that spring has finally come to Michigan: the blooms outside one of my favorite Grand Rapids joints, The Winchester.




These people made me. I look just like the girl on the horse.





Above photographic evidence to the contrary, I was not raised by cowpokes. But I was raised in this cowpoke-friendly state. It's not all mountains, though. There's also a fancy hotel in which you once could have traditional British tea near paintings by Maxfield Parrish.

And there's a bug museum.






I have always been an obsessive reader.




One day I ended up here, and stayed for a long time.




I once went on vacation to Prague for a week, on my own. I brought home this Alphonse Mucha poster and had it put in a fancy frame in Astoria, Queens.




I met a boy. I fell in love. I moved to the state shaped like a mitten.




I have a problem with things that smell good that is somewhat under control.





Obviously, I love vintage clothes, but I also like this stuff.




Here's a peek inside one of my closets.




This is how I like my coffee.




It makes me feel like this.

(Print by Rick Beerhorst, of Grand Rapids' amazing Studio Beerhorst.)


Cocktails are my favorite, but beer is nice, too.




xo
K

12 comments:

  1. Fabulous peek into your world Karen!

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  2. Very cool mixed media presentation. Impressive use of tchotchke's.

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  3. oh what a great post!!! so cute. i went to boarding school in Colorado and for my graduation my grandma got us all rooms at the Broadmoor. tres fun!!

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  4. this is the cutest post of all time. !!!
    first of all, i have ever single book you've got in that photo - for real!
    secondly, i told you that you smelled good at Cliff Bells, remember! now i see why!
    and third, you and Andy in the blue framed photo? looks straight out of a film!!!

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  5. Great post, and such a fun way to get to know you better!

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  6. wonderful post. thanks for sharing yourself!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing your world! I love the framed photographs of your parents. I also recently bought the same pyrex form with the rooster on it at the fabulous Alameda point flea market when I recently went home to visit my mom. :)

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  9. I love seeing behind the scenes things! Great learning a bit more about you. :)

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  10. Really liked the photo presentation. Nice getting to know a little more about you! :)

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  11. oh my goodness! you look SO much like your little cowpoke mom. it's uncanny.

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