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A Secret Shared

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I got this fabulous print by artist Jennifer Madden from Arte Limited. The artwork is called, “A Secret Shared,” which reminds me of the scene in The Secret Garden when Mary tells Dickon she’s stolen a garden. The lavender colors go perfectly with my room. It’s safe to say I love it.

a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog
a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog
a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog
a secret shared - drifter and the gypsy blog

Later this week I’ll be doing a giveaway with Arte Limited to win any print of your choice, so make sure you stay tuned for that!

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Wreath Making at Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm

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wreath making - drifter and the gypsy blog

On our second to last day in Hawaii, my mom and I took a wreath-making class at Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm (my dad took the pictures; he’s not really an artsy crafty kind of guy, although he did glue one flower to the wreath, so I guess you can say he contributed).

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The lavender farm is way up on the top of a mountain where you can see rolling hills and houses and ranches for miles and miles. It wasn’t the most ‘touristy’ thing to do, but it was a really great way to recharge and unwind after being on the go so much the entire week.

wreath making - drifter and the gypsy blog
wreath making - drifter and the gypsy blog

My mom used to make these crazily complex topiary trees back in the day, so this was definitely a throwback to when I was younger and would help her.

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I was so afraid the wreath would get crushed on the plane ride home, but I’m pleased to report that it made it back safe and sound. Our wreath now happily sits at the entryway of our home.

wreath making - drifter and the gypsy blog
wreath making - drifter and the gypsy blog

Handmade home decor really is the best ♥

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A Wendy for Every Occasion

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(schoolhouse wendy via national geographic)

When I was younger, I had a friend who had a pretty awesome playhouse. It was built by her dad who was a contractor or something cool like that in my little 7-year-old eyes and I was oh-so-envious.

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(botanical wendy via new england home // tropical wendy via india hicks)

a wendy for every occasion - drifter and the gypsy blog

(snow-capped wendy via andy dawson)

a wendy for every occasion - drifter and the gypsy blog

(frilly wendy via bhg // hillside wendy via bhg)

The original Wendy house was built for Wendy Darling in J. M. Barrie’s play, Peter Pan. Wendy was shot by the Lost Boy Tootles after arriving in Neverland, so Peter Pan and the Lost Boys built a small house around her where she had fallen. Now a Wendy house refers to a small playhouse for children that is large enough for more than one child to enter.

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(rustic wendy via laurie ceesay // gothic wendy via bhg)

a wendy for every occasion - drifter and the gypsy blog

(garden wendy via bhg)

So there you have it: a Wendy for every occasion! Do you know how many of these houses I want?!

Which Wendy house could you see yourself in?

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Time capsule apartment

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Hi guys! Well it’s 2014 now and to me that just doesn’t seem real. Time goes by so fast, I don’t even count by years much anymore. I didn’t really make any resolutions because they’re always the same stuff I tell myself everyday: don’t be so analytical, don’t stress the small stuff, and don’t be so hard on yourself. Except this time maybe I’ll follow through:)

Anyway, let’s start off Drifter & the Gypsy’s first post of 2014 with this breathtaking Parisian apartment.

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It was owned by Madame de Florian, a socialite and actress who fled to the South of France during World War II. Although she never returned to Paris, she continued to pay her rent until she died at age 91. The apartment was left unoccupied since 1942.

time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog
time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog

In 2010, it was discovered by auctioneer Olivier Choppin-Janvry. The apartment was fully furnished and untouched. It’s crazy to think of how much social turmoil occurred during those years, yet the apartment remained undisturbed through it all.

time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog
time capsule apartment - drifter and the gypsy blog

The apartment is currently not open to the public (and okay, maybe it is a little creepy… I’d definitely be creeped out to go inside), but these pictures are enough to blow your mind.

(images via bello)

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What I did with those star lanterns

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You may have remembered my Stargirl shoot from last month. I found those star lanterns in Chinatown and snatched them up for my shoot, giving little thought to what I’d do with them later.

For the longest time, they sat in the backseat of my car.

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Then I brought them inside and tucked them away in a messy corner of my room next to my messy chair.

what I did with those star lanterns - drifter and the gypsy blog

I tried hanging some of them up on my wall, but I thought it looked too cluttered.

what I did with those star lanterns - drifter and the gypsy blog

Finally, I decided to clean out a corner of my room and put them next to my dress form and my chair.

what I did with those star lanterns - drifter and the gypsy blog

Success!

PS. My dress form is from PB Teen.

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Emily & Meritt / PB Teen Collection

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emily + meritt / pb teen - drifter and the gypsy blog

I’ve got a thing for gold. And polkadots. Gold polkadots even more so. So of course I’m completely enamored by Emily Current and Meritt Elliott‘s collaboration with PB Teen. I love the blue, gold, and cream color scheme and the whimsical elements give off a Down the Rabbit Hole-esque feel.

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emily + meritt / pb teen - drifter and the gypsy blog

I was inspired by this collection to do a lil rearranging in my own bedroom (well just a little corner, but still), so I’ll be sharing some pictures of that soon! Perhaps I’ll treat myself to a lil something something from the Emily & Meritt collection too. You can shop the collection here.

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