Inspired By: "The Village"



I found myself recently inspired by an eerily fun film, The Village. Some of the closest people in my life (Kenny, Joey, Bethany, Mom) are jumping up and down right now, because they LOVE this film. I like it too... that being said, I'm more drawn towards the styling, woodland scenery, wardrobe, and other worldly design throughout the film...than the actual story itself. To each their own, as it's said. No matter what it's a treat, this movie...


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If you haven't seen it yet, artistically it's savory yet bland...ethereal yet grounded...cold yet warm. Strong color themes include yellow, beige, brown, blush, pink and coral...not to mention RED: "the color we do not speak of". I honestly would prance around in long skirts and flower crowns if I thought I could get away with it. All day. I'm serious. So why not give it a shot?

Here are some interesting household treasures, artwork pieces and wardrobe choices for the woodland creatures like me out there. I tried to stay true to the essence of the film, while also grabbing modern items to share with you! Take a look...and let me know what you think!




1. "Under The Stars" landscape painting by Natasha Newton

2. "Cambridge Cable Cardigan" from JCrew

3. Pink Cherry Blossom Crown from The Honeycomb

4."Remains to be Scene" poster set from Modcloth

5. "Paloma Cup & Saucer" from Anthropologie

6. "Mountain Range Beach" hand painted pebbles by Natasha Newton

7. "Red Holiday Locket" necklace from Racey Tay

8. "Wooden" coffee table from Bird Cottage

9. "Girl of the Hour" booties from Modcloth

10. "Smith & Hawken" lantern from Target

11. "Halva Maxi" dress from Anthropologie


If you haven't seen The Village yet, it's an interesting "story book" like thriller directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Have you discovered rentals on I only recently stumbled upon it as I'm a late bloomer when it comes to media technology.

I hope you enjoyed this collection of whimsical fancy-fancy things (to quote my friend Hannah Webster). To view ALL my inspirations (there were too many for one post) visit my Village Pinterest Board.

Happy Monday...don't worry, you'll make it to the weekend! Unless "those we do not speak of" tear you apart limb by limb. Heh, that was a reference to the rent it! 

Mint Week: Color Palettes



Welcome to Mint Week! I'm very excited about the many ideas, treasures and inspirations I have to share with you. I'm hoping you'll leave me lots of comments with your own ideas as well! 

To kick the week off I wanted to explore mint as a color. The other day I scooped up all my jars of buttons and curled up on my couch. I carefully placed different colors with mint to see what spoke to me the most. The following mood boards are what I came up with...I really truly enjoyed putting these together for you. It's a tremendous feeling to create something while paying homage to other artists and talented designers.

I hope you enjoy them...and hopefully find them helpful for your decorating, designing and wedding planning needs :)



When I first became engaged back in November, I was determined to have a teal, mint, beige and mustard yellow wedding. In the end, I decided to go a more simple route editing it down to grey, deep teal, cream and white. It WAS lovely, but I do regret not having been more bold. That's why I adore this mood board. Mint and yellow together just screams vintage. It reminds me of Peter Rabbit and magical tea parties from my childhood. 


1. Minty Bride & Bridesmaids bouquets from The Wedding Chicks Photo by Sweet Monday

2. Tray, Beads & Ribbon from Country Living Photo by Debra McClinton

3. Chic Modern Chair from Anthropologie

4. Country Inspired Bedroom from Martha Stewart

4. Vintage Yellow Dress Portrait from Lona De Anna Photo Vintage Vogue Magazine

5. Mint Tea Tray from Citrus and Orange Photo: Unknown

6. Retro Yellow and Mint Dress from Gearbox Vintage Photo: Gearbox Vintage

7. Rustic Bedroom Design from MM Street Photo: Country Living

8. Flower Hair Clips from The Chrysanthemum Photo: Christy of The Chrysanthe-Mom




After putting this collection together I could have sworn I smelled watermelon and grapefruits in the air. I never really loved pink until I discovered how beautiful it looks with coral...when you add mint into the dynamic? Amazing. By the way, if you don't already know about Caitlyn Wilson should really pop over and take a peek. She's the one responsible for that lovely coral cushioned chair.



1. Coral Cushion Chair from Caitlyn Wilson Design

2. Clay Heart Dishes from Darrielle's Clay Art

3. Varied Mint Bottles & Buds from Canadian House & Home via Poppy Talk Photo: Angus McRitchie (L'express Bistro)

4. Coral Bride & Maids from Portland to Peonies Photo: Jill Thomas Photography

5. Coral Dining Room from House Beautiful Photo: Eric Piasecki

6. Rose Bud Earrings from Sweet N' Simple Photo by Kelly Kramer

7. Watercolor Plate from Anthropologie

8. Neon and Coral Bud Vases from A Creative Mint Photo: Leslie Shewring




I'm really diggin' on these hues. I'm girl crush style. It's currently 12:11am here in Portland, Oregon but I am now imagining that I'm on a sailboat heading towards my private Island off the coast of Maine. Anyone want to join me?


1. Damask Living Room from House to Home Via Tanya Williams

2. Celestial Coasters from Anthropologie

3. Antique Bottles from Leaping Gazelle Photo: Lauren of Leaping Gazelle

4. Ocean View Dining Room from Coastal Living Photo: Lisa Romerin

5. Colorblock Skirt from Anthropologie

6. A Dash of Pepper Artwork from Fresh Lime Artwork by Colleen of Fresh Lime

7. Minty Groom from Green Wedding Shoes Photo: Heather Kincaid

8. Dreamy Table Setting from Martha Stewart




Ah, green. I've always loved the shade and maybe it's been more intently on my mind since I've been drinking so much vegetable juice. I wish I could report to you that vegetable juice is yummy...alas, it's...vegetable juice. However, these colors are very pleasing to the eye and fitting for us to finish up on since this week is all about different ways to use green!


1. Sweet Green Dress from Anthropologie

2. Floral Pillow from Lynne's This and That

3. Mint and White Church from Madden Photography

4. Succulent Wedding Table Setting from Style Me Pretty Photo: SMS Photography

5. Mint Balloons and Sage Vest from Mojos Pa Style

6. Thrifted Vintage Book and Soap Dish Photo: Jenni Kupelian

7. Rosette Stud Earrings from Earrings Nation

8. Green, Sage and Mint Hallway from Martha Stewart 


Untitled-3Thanks so much for browsing my color combos! Which one do you like the best...any other ideas for mint?

We'll be exploring some great mint inspired styles for your closet tomorrow, DAY 2 of Mint Week. I've included luxe items from top designers and also more affordable look alikes for the every day working gal! See you then!

Remember...sharing a link or grabbing a BUTTON FOR YOUR BLOG about MINT WEEK automatically enters YOU in a contest to win a great vintage find from my shopping adventures this week. Leave a comment letting me know how you shared and get entered in the drawing!

Later Folks!