July 17, 2009

Five for Friday {July 17, 2009}

Today I thought I would try something new for Friday’s post, and have decided to list five different things that caught my attention recently, and that I think would be perfectly suited to the upcoming weekend (sometimes the five items will be random, other times they’ll share a cohesive theme).

This delightful idea occurred to me after viewing similar weekly lists on some fantastic sites (such as ~*Just Add Glitter and Stir*~, Christine Mason Miller, and National Geographic’s My Wonderful World Blog), and deciding that it was too fun a concept to not take advantage of.

At this stage I’m not sure if I’ll compose a “Five for Friday” list every week or just when the mood strikes. Either way, I’m excited about adding a new, ongoing post to the blog and truly hope that you’ll enjoy, and find inspiration in, the handful of items, creative ideas, and images that will be nestled in my thoughts as we cap off each week.

...This weekend calls for serenity, invigoratingly refreshing products, foods consumed straight from the fridge, and no less than two leisurely naps a day...

{To make the heat more bearable}

{ An intricately beautiful Japanese silk kimono to wear around the house when the weight of anything heavier than a delicate wisp of cloud feels like it’s suffocating your skin. Geisha motif vintage silk robe, $29.95 (US) from etsy seller Tea At Home With Olivia.}

{To take on your travels}

{ Should you be heading out on a jaunt of any sort this summer, I can think of few things even remotely as cute as this vintage inspired tin of wee little grooming products to take with you on your travels. Beauty kit, $18.00 (US) from Dumpling Dynasty.}

{To help wash away your worries}

{ Think of the tranquil sound of willow boughs dancing in the breeze and pair that with the crisply invigorating sensation of a mouthful of sake, and you’ll have a good idea of what this lovely soap smells like. Taiyo brand willow and sake bar soap, $10.00 (US) from 1spa.}

{To nibble off of – and admire for its earthy, pristine beauty}

{Sweltering nights call for foods consumed at room temperature or cooler, such as sushi. What better – or more beautiful – way to dress up your dining table for such a meal than with this five piece handmade, green glazed sushi set for two? $52.00 (US) from etsy seller Just Mare.}

{To duel it out with summer’s relentless wrath}

{A deeply gorgeous hand painted vintage paper fan to you keep your cool on even the toastiest of sun drenched afternoons. $12.00 (US) from etsy seller Emma Dear.}

I hope that you liked this introductory Five for Friday post, I’d love to know your thoughts on this new blog segment (as well as what items are toping your inspiration list this week).

Wishing you each a deeply peaceful, sweetly enchanting weekend!


  1. Beautiful five! Happy weekend.

  2. I loved each thing more than the last! send it all to me ;)

  3. I think it's great! :-) I forgot to introduce myself yesterday. I found your blog through Glamour Girl's and instantly loved your blog! :-)

  4. Hi Jessica,

    Fantastic picks...I love them all and I can't believe that Kimono is only $29.95! Have a fabulous weekend!


  5. Just came across your blog, but I really love it. I enjoy how you have posts not just about clothes, but other cute vintage items as well, like bobby pins :)
    Beautiful blog!

  6. I think it's a great idea, lovely pictures. The beauty travel kit looks so cute. Take care and have a great weekend.xxxx

  7. Pretty pics! And a lovely five.

  8. Jessica, I love this idea. Not only the diversity of the items, but being able to be aware of things I wouldn't otherwise know. Great post and I really hope you continue. Thank you so much!

  9. A great idea! And your choices were so cool and comfortable. Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Beautiful fan! I'm used to seeing dark colored oriental ones and just love this pastel.

  11. I like the idea of a Five for Friday post. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a great idea for a continuing post Jessica!
    This will give me something to check on each Friday.

  13. *sigh* What a beautiful place setting and chopstick set. It made me think of sushi immediately, which I'm craving at the moment!


  14. Wowowowowowow love your list!

  15. @ Lemondrop Marie, thank you very much! I hope you had a marvelous weekend, too!

    @ thatgirlblogs, thank you; I would if I could, honey!

    @ Kathie, hi there, it's awesome to met you! Thank you for your comment, it's great to make your acquaintance!

    @ Karyn, I know, isn't that price amazing? I did a double take when I saw it, too. Usually I'd expect three digits in the price for a vintage silk robe, let alone one this amazing. I bet it will be snapped up by some lucky gal in a heartbeat!

    @ avintagespirit, what a lovely comment, thank you so much! I adore just about anything vintage, and if it's vintage, there's a good chance it's might end up on my blog :D Thank you for stopping by, it's wonderful to met you!

    @ JennyMac, thank you very much, my dear!

    @ Dustjacket attic, I just love the beauty kit too, that company makes some insanely cute products.

    @ Tracey, you are so very sweet, thank you for the lovely words, honey.

    @ Some Like it Vintage, thank you very much, sweetie!

    @ Sher, I really like it too, and agree that darker hues (or that sort of wheat-cream colour) are more common than gorgeous pastel ones like this. I think this fan would go superbly with so many of the pretty turquoise pieces you've highlighted in your daily fashion photos.

    @ Angie, my pleasure, honey, thank you for your lovely comment!

    @ Rosina Lee, thank you very much, my dear! I've already found a couple of things for next week post that I can't wait to share with everyone here.

    @ Cait, I think it's absolutely lovely, too! I don't eat sushi, but I would still be more than happy to buy and use this set for other Asian dishes. I wish you lived closer by, sweetie, I might not eat it, but I definitely enjoy preparing sushi and would love to whip some up for you.

    @ Maaggi, thank you very much, sweet gal!!!

    Oodles of thanks to you each for your wonderful comments, I hope everyone had a stellar weekend!!!

    Big hugs!
    ♥ Jessica

  16. I don't know how you ever found them, but these items look incredibly precious!

  17. @ SushiTail, thank you very much for your lovely comment! I'm forever bookmarking and/or making mental notes of delightful items I encounter online and these five just happened to come my way last week so I thought they'd make for a fun, serenely themed post. So glad you enjoyed them! :)

    Wishing you a terrific day,
    ♥ Jessica

  18. I'm a bit late on this one, but I think it's a great idea.
    -Andi x

  19. @ Andi B.Goode, Hi sweet heart, thank you very much! I'm actually in the midst of trying to shortlist tomorrow's five, there are so many amazing things out there, it's hard to pick just a handful, but I keep reminding myself that there are tons more Fridays ahead :D

    Thank you for your lovely comment, I hope you have a beautiful day!
    ♥ Jessica

  20. I found a kimono robe this week for 6.99!!!

  21. @ God's Favourite Shoes, that's awesome, it really sounds like you had a terrific and very fruitful week of thrifting!

    Joyful wishes for a beautiful week ahead,
    ♥ Jessica