{Wandering Thoughts}

by kate on March 18, 2011

To quote John Lennon, “Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” This statement rings so true sometimes, and here at Anthology we believe it can be extended to thoughts as well. Sometimes the random epiphanies and daydreams we have can have more value for us than all the things we’re “supposed” to be thinking about. They are certainly more fun. With that in mind, we’ve created a new recurring column to document some of our wandering thoughts.

In the midst of a cold and dreary week, as I begin to feel the pinch of approaching deadlines and the looming aches and pains associated with a huge spring clean I’ve got planned, this is where my mind is wandering off to:

1. Ginger Snaps – My father baked me some marvelous gingersnaps for my birthday last month, and after polishing them off in an obscenely short time span, I’m dreaming about making myself another batch.

2. Eden’s Outcasts – The book I’m currently reading, about the relationship between A. Bronson Alcott and his daughter Louis May, the author of Little Women. I have such a hard time putting it down, which is a shame because I have to.

3. Mamma Andersson – I still can’t get the mysterious and lovely paintings by Mamma Andersson out of my head. I’m hoping an exhibit of her work will fortuitously open soon in a nearby gallery or museum.

4. Suki Cheema Apron – I’ve been needing a new apron for months now, and I think I may finally take the plunge with this one.

5. My cat – It seems that my cat and I share an equally low tolerance for cold temperatures, which is somewhat pathetic considering he has a thick coat of fur. He’s been stationed by the heater 24/7 for the past couple of months now. He is cute, though …

6. Iacoli & McAllister pendant lights – I’ve seen these popping up here and there and I find them quite striking. They have a particularly lovely white version which is wrapped in multicolor thread.

{ Title image: The Day Dream by Dante Gabriel Rosetti }

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

janis - pinecone camp March 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

Love the random thoughts! Looks like a day in my life ;) mmm. gingersnaps.
Have a good day!

kate March 18, 2011 at 8:51 am

Thanks Janis! It’s cold and rainy here, so this may be the day the gingersnaps finally get made:)

Lyndsay Tilston March 18, 2011 at 9:34 am

It’s been cold and rainy in Vancouver for too long — my thoughts are wandering towards beef and barley stew with a side of garlic bread…mmm….

The Vintique Object March 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Have you tried the ginger cookies at Baksale Betty? Nothing beats homemade, but these will do when you’re feeling lazy…

kate March 18, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Lyndsay – that sounds delicious; perhaps the only upside to cold icky weather is the comfort food:)

Vintique Object – I have tried them, but only recently, actually. They are just my kind of ginger cookie— soft and a bit spicy. Thanks for reminding me of a local source for these!

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