Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Just so freakin' pretty.

Hello loves,
I have a very busy day planned. I've already been up since 5:45 to have some breakfast with my hubby, soon my kitchen table will be delivered, and then I have more shopping expeditions planned. Moving overseas stinks. You have to buy all new appliances with the switch in plugs/voltage... so I'm off on a hunt for lamps and the perfect waffle iron.
But first, I saw this on Pinterest this morning and just had to share. It's just TOO delicious.

Image source: defunct fashion.
This dress is by Charles James, circa 1957.
You may proceed with the fainting.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Don't give up on me! I'm still here!

Hello my lovely readers!
This is just a quick post today to let you know that I'm still here. I haven't really been in much of a position to blog during our overseas move. The husband, the kitty and I have all made it safely to Monterey, California and are trying to settle in as much as we can to our new house. All of our furniture (including the entirety of my studio) is half way across the ocean somewhere on it's way here so right now we just have our luggage, an air mattress, and my computer.

So far things are good and I'm really liking California, and especially loving how friendly and helpful most Americans are. It's a pretty surprising difference to Norway where (at least in my experience) Norwegians were mostly polite, but usually very reserved and often quite self-occupied.

The tough part about moving so far has just been the strange, transient life of living out of hotels and mostly empty houses, waiting for all of the things that make a house feel like a home to arrive.

Last weekend we found an amazing antique mall in Salinas, CA (a.k.a. gang land) and stumbled across the most amazing 1940's Duncan Phyfe table and chairs for our dining area. It will be delivered this week and I'll post pictures. In the meantime, the table is similar to the one below.

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It will be really nice to have a table to sit and and work/ write... especially as I'm camped out right now on a pile of pillows on the floor, typing away madly with a pinched nerve in my back making me strangely immobile today. I'm sure it's actually quite a funny picture...

An-who, I'm still around, just not in much of a position to provide you with any meaningful, useful or interesting blog posts. I hope to resume full-time blogging at the beginning of September. On that note, A Few Threads Loose will also have some more sponsorship spots open for very low prices so if you're looking to advertise your blog or business, drop me an email! (afewthreadsloose at

Have a happy rest of the summer!