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i took a break from curating my ‘as seen on etsy’ posts because, honestly… it got a little demoralizing trawling through all those wonderful vintage things and never having the money for them. i think i’ve shaken off those blues and i’m feeling ready to relaunch!
theres no real scientific reason for liking autumnal tones right now; i love yellow (but can’t wear it) and its such a happy, optimistic color. as for the brown and oranges? it just seemed like a simultaneously positive and mellow way to start 2012.


earlier in the year molly contacted me about designing her wedding invitation. i’ve never designed for anyone’s special day before – people tend to keep very traditional and although i can do “totally klassy” work, you and i know its the colorful fun stuff i prefer. so after hearing what molly was wanting i was all over it like moss on a rock.


molly told me she loved the 70s and florals – hello? perfect client match or what! she sent me a swag of examples of vintage pattern and design she liked and explained that she loved the idea of a floral border and using the typeface candice.

after a few drafts back and forth it was complete…

… what do you think? an invitation happy enough to last molly and matthew to their diamond anniversary? i hope so!

if you’re interested in having some draw! pilgrim custom design contact me and my people will talk with your people.

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in the words of burt bacharach “i’m wishin’ and hopin’ and plannin’ and dreamin’” for all of this pretty stuff! here’s what’s on my wishlist this month:

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let’s ease into this gently, no billion dollar rugs this month (i’m not sure that rug was a billion dollars, but i didn’t want to look!) isn’t this sewing kit from modcloth sweet? i would buy it for the tin alone (if i didn’t already have 16,000 or so spools of inherited cotton). i feel like it could have been made just for me. its so perfect, with its mod-ish flowers and cheery gingham base! makes me want to thriftily repair things and make charming patchworks and wear gunne sax style frocks. but that sounds mighty time- consuming so maybe i’ll just not.
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color it yerself you lazy slug! ooh with pleasure! this scandinavian inspired screen printed poster by summerville comes black and white and ready for your colorful interpretations. there are simply not enough occasions for coloring in adult life. too much form filling in, not enough coloring. i love the style of this poster. it is so my thing and it even looks a bit like my hand drawn style (you may not be surprised to learn i like drawing flowers. if you are surprised, hi i’m pilgrim an i’m a floral-a-holic). but back to this poster, wouldn’t it be a great present for a housewarming if you weren’t sure of their decor? they can color it to match whatever they like! genius.

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more flowers (see i told you i liked them!) as seen on plasticland. i actually already have some measuring cups similar to this, but they’re (extremely awesome) love hearts, so alas there is no room in my life (or drawer) for flower-shaped scoops, but a girl can look, right?! ah… flower cooling racks. perfect for cooling a fresh batch of ‘lazy daisy’ chocolate cookies. i have no idea why they’re called lazy daisies, but they’re really yummy, quick and easy chocolate cookies. seriously, i was making them when i was seven years old. these are eeeeeeeasy cookies, people! leave a comment if you want the recipe. 

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have you seen this wallpaper before? when i first saw it i actually went slack-jawed and speechless for a while. there i was tripping through the internet daisies then bam! hazz-aa-waaaaa-paaa waaal-paaa… i think my boyfriend was moments away from calling a doctor when i stopped drooling and regained my faculties and pointed out just how incredible this jonathan adler wallpaper is. the blue and green one needs to come and live in my bathroom. want! oh jonathan adler, your products make me happy. why am i cursed to only rent my dream home, its like i love the house but it just wants to stay friends and not let me wallpaper it. that analogy works, right?
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last of all is this slice of awesome: a 1973 ikea catalogue as seen on the retro! blog (yes i know its in swedish, but the swedes have all the good pictures of stuff). it hadn’t actually occurred to me that there might be ikea catalogues from the past. ikea in my mind is just very now and though i know it’s old, i just assumed it was much smaller and not-cataloged. but this discovery has lead to a dangerous new ebay saved search! oh for a time machine…
what about you? what are you pining for this month, and would you like to borrow my time machine to visit 1973 ikea?


pretty sixties: a spring fresh palette with a twist of flower power!

can someone buy that green planter. i’ve been eyeing it off too long and i’m about 5 minutes away from caving in and buying it and putting it in my bedroom and filling it with fresh daisies! please, won’t someone think of my hay fever! mercy!

here we are at friday again and what better day to take a few moments to express yourself creatively! in my opinion there just isn’t enough opportunity for coloring in once you pass a certain age, so just for larks i’ve made a coloring sheet you can print off. click on the image above to go to a full page version you can print off and color in to your heart’s content.

i hope everyone has a great weekend and i hope to see you back here on monday for some groovy new posts!


travel has been on my mind a lot recently, what with going back and forth to see my dad as well as planning an epic californian adventure in january (more on that soon!) so its not surprising that my addiction to etsy vintage “window shopping” reflects all this jet-setting i’ve been doing.

while standing by the luggage carousel scouring the parade of black cases for my specially marked black case, i started thinking about all the amazing luggage from the 60s and 70s. sure they had their fair share of plain colored cases, but where are the retina-burning floral options these days? on etsy, it would seem!

collected below are just a selection of the groovy gear you could be chucking your bikini and flip-flops into. click the corresponding links below to see the listings:
and you know who else likes a cute vintage jet set chic? my blog crush: the lovely alex at strawberry lemonade! she’s written some amazing posts on vintage travel style and the samsonite fashionaire (pictured in the middle, up there).


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I’ve been playing in the Vintage Fabrics flickr pool. Come on in, the water is… floral!

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