Friday, April 8, 2011

Boho Bird!...A Post From A Special Guest

Hey everyone - I'm likely running up and down the stairs having my 14th breakdown about something not fitting through the doorway or up the stairwell.  During the moving mayhem, please welcome Shari from Little Blue Deer.  We've been blog pals since Shari befriended a bird that was just beginning.  I was immediately drawn to her wonderful pictures, aesthetic sense and sassy one liners.  Enjoy the special post she did in honor of my boho apartment dreams then pop on over and give her a high five!
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I am so delighted to be guest posting for Carrie at This Free Bird today!  Carrie is one of my favorite and oldest blog friends, I love her posts, they are so personal, it makes me feel like we're bffs, even though she lives across the country.  And that girl has a wicked sense of humor, too, she's also one of my favorite Facebook friends.  She and I share a great love for boho, ever since I saw her post that amazing cowhide rug from her bf, the infamous Chef, I knew we were decor soulmates.  I hear she is movin' on up to the East Side this week, so I am sharing some inspiration for her brand-new apartment.  Funny how when I find something cool on the side of the road and bring it home, it looks like, well, something I found on the side of the road, but when Anthro does it, it looks all boho chic.  So here's to boho at the Bird!







I mean really.  Big Edie/Little Edie anyone?  I'm about to peel some paint off the wall right now...
Shari went and ready my mind.  Chipped yellow table puh-leeze.

Shari - thanks so much for sharing your Grey Gardens visions with us today.  Girlfriend you need to bust it over to Southern California so we can sip tea out of rusty cans while wrapping our hair in scarves and digging through every flea market within a fifty mile radius to recreate the dream.  That goes for the rest of you, too. In the meantime please do have a wonderful weekend.  Think of me beneath a pile of boxes. I've fallen and I can't get up.


44 comments:

Katie said...

If some of this inspiration finds its way into the new place (and I'm guessing it will), I think we'll need to see some pics soon!

Josie said...

I love these boho interiors! So pretty and perfect for Carrie... What great inspiration, love!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

this free bird said...

Oh I'll have a long way to go, but am looking forward to scouring the side of the road as Shari would say. Ha!

RosaLovesDC said...

Great inspiration photos lady! And Carrie, good luck with the move and I cannot wait to see how you decorate your new place.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hey there Shari! PERFECTION, as always! FREE AS A BIRD....Anita

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ack! I love it!!! I didn't even think about the Grey Gardens thing! Absolutely! Love it, love you, good luck on the move! XX!

Debby said...

Hope your move goes well, Carrie! So great to see you both here. That tablescape....LOVE!!! I think we all need a lunch date in that setting! xo

Cool Gal said...

Oh, I love Shari and her "Little Blue Deer" blog. So beautiful and inspirational.

Great post. Love the boho look. So chic. I'm totally digging the wood chair with the white cushions and the sheepskin throw. Too cool!

Happy moving!

Cara said...

one of my fav movies/stories!
PS. I always go back to that anthro wallpaper :)

Krystal said...

I hope you take pictures of your new digs!

Collette Osuna said...

I absolutely LOVE Shari and was so happy to find her a few months ago through another online friend!
Shes a super sweetheart AND the mastermind behind my fabulous blog redesign....thanks Shari..still loving my site sister!!
Carrie....take it slow chickie....this too will pass, just hopefully without coocoo neighbors!!
Happy Friday ladies..love you both!

Annie said...

I love this post! definitely all SOOOO Carrie :)

A Perfect Gray said...

ahhh, shari, you made my day with these.....donna

Daisy said...

I heart you both! two of the sweetest, most stylish, most adorable women in the blog world. So happy we "met"! Maybe in real life someday! xoxo
Oh and fabulous photos! Wish it was my place.

Valerie said...

So true, how does Anthropologie do that??? They make it look so chic and when I try to replicate it, my apartment looks disheveled. Carrie, good luck with the move! Happy Friday!

xo
Val

Stitchfork said...

So fun! Love the yellow table! Been a fan of Shari, and now Carrie too! Sending life alert to help you out from under those boxes...
xo Cathy

Kayla said...

Love the inspiration. Hope the move goes smoothly - or as smoothly as a move can go. I suggest finding strong men and sitting in a lawn chair watching them move all the heavy stuff.

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Torrie said...

Yes. Anthro definitely has a knack for chic... chipped, rusted, or otherwise.

Have a good movin' weekend lady! Lots of coffee, right??

Nikki said...

I love the look. Wish I could embrace it but I lack color/pattern skills.

Fé... said...

I'm hearting the bold colors and the vintagy feeling of this crib...

Dancing Branflake said...

Hi Shari! Your take on the bird is awesome. Lovely lovely guest post!

la petite coquine said...

I'm with Branflakes-this is perfect for Carrie! It reminds me a little of my mom's BFF's home in Sante Fe, which now that I think about is something this bird would go crazy for! She baptized her son in its indoor goddess pool, which when I was 5 was scary and now is kind of awesome.

Courtney Erin said...

Two of my favorite blogs melded together! Awesome! Love the post Shari and good luck with the move Carrie!

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

Ms. Givens said...

Your moving?!
You totally need to replicate the dining room in this post! It's so Carrie!

Corks + Caftans said...

Doo-hooo-hude. Good luck with the move. I'm not jelly.

Lovely photos! Imma get that carpety-covered cube, even though I bruised my ass bones sitting on it in the Anthro store.

Keep us posted on the new joint---medicate. With booze.
xx
C

this free bird said...

Doooo-ode. I got 2 of them. Wth is wrong w/us??

this free bird said...

or is that du-uuuu-ewwwwd. so confused.

Allergic to Vanilla said...

totes cracking up right now with your dooooo-eewwwd coments!! :)

good luck with the move, I am currently homeless as of May 1st, need to find my new place asap. I may just crash on the beach, bohemian chic status!
xo Car
AllergicToVanilla.com

My Heart Blogged said...

If you know what pinterest is I just pinned the crap out of all these photos. Love them all. I want my home to look like it belongs to a gypsy, it is my dream.
My Heart Blogged

design elements said...

hope your move goes well...the images are all intriguing. happy weekend

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Loving the vibe of these places. Kind of whimsy boho

TheChambrayCountess said...

Haha, I hope Carrie is not actually buried and thanks to Shari for the great inspiration!

thula said...

Wow these places look amazing

BenchesandChandeliers said...

love this vintage-esque spaces...

www.benchesandchandeliers.com

heather yalin said...

love love love love love, what more is there to say? good luck with all your boxes and unpacking! how exciting... and stressful! xo

Jenni Austria Germany said...

"i've fallen and i can't get up"...love it.
and these images are all amazing....i kiiiinda wanna right click and save 'em all.

Una said...

so beautiful and inspiring photos ! love them !
xx

jenna ♥ a little blue said...

yay for the visit from shari :) fabulous as always!

Kendall said...

Great pics! Here's to great blog friends!

LyddieGal said...

Good luck with the move Carrie!

I just adore these inspiration photos, I love that a five foot tall pile of newspapers can actually look stylish and intentional.
I love the wood floor in the second photo, and the yellow dining table is just up my alley.

Chic on the Cheap

Miss Caitlin S. said...

okay tooo pretty! great guest post. Have fun moving! And geez, birds of a feather flock together- little blue deers and free birds totally sound like friends :)

this free bird said...

i'm still buried. in so many different ways. thanks for bearing with me guys! xo and chat soon.

Lisa Griffin said...

ohhh girlie! i am thinking about you and this moving mayhem! i can't wait to see what you do with it!
www.indramaticfashion.com

She Wore It Well said...

wow!! so divine

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