7/27/10

Pretending to Fly Away on Paper Airplanes

I'd love to be with my family on a city exploration vacation this week. I've been craving another summer time road trip to an unfamiliar place. One where we can collect those illustrated post cards with the name of the state in bold, interesting type across the front!

Rather than continuing to dream of one, I decided to channel that restless energy into a paper airplane garland to add some whimsy and fun to our dining room space.

I kept the leftovers out from a drawing party that Sebastian and his new friend, Hope, had last night while her mom, Katie, and I discussed our late night crafting habits and what not.

The string has been up since Sebastian's birthday party because I love the idea of a changing garland in this space that reflects each season/occasion. I folded paper airplanes while Ruby explored the underbellies of the new chairs.

Unfortunately, she's at the same sitting height as the uncomfortably hard lip of the seat.

So, while we wish for Brett to come home and take us on an adventure up Route 66, we'll enjoy our travel themed garland and color our own post cards.

Where do you wish you were today?

xoxo,
Rachel

25 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, cute garland idea, Rachel!! Love em to bits! :) And your photos are stunning - I want to feel sad for Ruby, but I'm all distracted by how great the photo is! lol. Poor little button...

And I wish I was camping, today - laying in a hammock by the ocean, warm sun shining on my face, smore making impending when it gets dark - aaah. Heaven. :)

Have a happy one, lovely!

Kyla Roma said...

These are so beautiful!! I love this idea, and I don't think you can take too make pictures of it :)

Kaylovesvintage said...

nice idea,enjoy your holidays

garcia.sol said...

I adore the garland idea!

I wish I was in Canada with my friends or spending sometime with my man somewhere far far away from work and school.

Bri Bri said...

The pictures of your house are always so beautiful! I wish I was as clutter-free as you! Paper airplanes in my house would look like a bomb site instead of a magical daydream!

lacy said...

Wish I was sitting at your table chatting with you. Love the new chairs and the airplanes!

Laura said...

What a sweet idea! And poor Ruby...that face is priceless.

Thanks for such a pretty post!

Michael - Innkeeper said...

i actually love your clipboards. it's such a wonderful idea! i actually have a similiar installation in my gift shoppe! love it!

Karen M. Andersen said...

Your new-look dining room is great, Rachel! Love it :)

I don't wish I was anywhere else but here in Hervey Bay at the moment, but I do wish it was Summer. I am longing for some sun, warmth, and fun at our beautiful beach. Oh yes, that would be so lovely! I am well and truly done with feeling cold...this winter here has been awful.

Poor little Ruby :( I hope she's feeling better.

Karen xx
www.karenmandersen.com

Nicole said...

Super fun! I want one of those now.. ;)

Where I wish I was today.. Santa Monica Pier, for sure.

Followed a link to your blog from Kyla Roma's. I think that's where I came from? haha. Hope you don't mind.

Jaimie said...

Very cute! I have been thinking of doing something similar for our wedding reception! So fun!

Jazzy said...

So I just got home and made my nightly walk to my mail box. I was super pumped to find my new issue of Bust magazine and absolutely over the moon when I saw your feature! CONGRATS!!!!!

FuNkY MoMmY said...

I wouldn't mind being in Europe sitting in a little cafe drinking delicious coffee.

Meg said...

that is so stinkin cute! so whimsical. your creativity is unceasing! LOVE that kitchen table by the way! (and pretty much everything else about your house).

diane said...

all of the colors are so pretty!

Brina said...

I live in Beaverton, Oregon, about half an hour from Portland. Its not too hot right now. Just enough to make me wish I was at the coast! Fort Stevens!!

Ashley said...

Love this Rachel. Love.

ReFabulous said...

What a sweet dining room! The garland is just adorable, and would look perfect in a little boy's room (or my 4 little boys' room... until they figured out a way to "play" with it.)

dntjdgjstlstn said...

Love the garland! And Ruby's expression is priceless - poor little girl!

J is deployed to Bahrain right now, so I wish the little man and I were there as strange as that sounds. :)

Shrie 'n Brett Spangler said...

I want to be driving through Moab Utah in the morning light... or hiking through the damp mysterious Washington rainforest with my dogs.. or swinging quietly in the porch swing on my grandparents Texas farm. Oh.

Holly Knitlightly said...

Awwww that photo of Ruby is too cute.

lili est folle said...

cute garland!! very creative as usual, Miss! :)

oklyous said...

oh what a good idea! Not that I am a aroplane-folding-kinda girl, but still.

I wish I was alone in a giant beautiful garden just after it rains:) sigh

mandy said...

I need those chairs! And that sad little face just kills me.

I know neither are the point of this post, but dang. I need those chairs!

Cole said...

I love love love the airplane garland. My son wants an airplane themed birthday party for his big #4 next week and I just might try to make something like this. Your house looks so fun.