4.8.10

this is where i live: caitlyn of lemonade


After a full day of modeling ("modeling") for Summer Water, Caitlyn (who keeps a blog called Lemonade) was gracious enough to let me come over to take pictures of her apartment. I had been over once before and was really impressed. Caitlyn is ten years younger than I am, and this is her first apartment (besides shared student accommodations and furnished, short-term sublets). It is unbelievable to me! My first apartment was only a few blocks away from Caitlyn's; it was the basement of a beautiful Victorian-era house on Euclid Avenue, but the basement had none of the pretty features of the rest of the house. My walls were decorated with photographs in clip frames and a picture of Bill Murray that I had ripped out of the New York Times magazine. Caitlyn's apartment is cozy and sweet, and I know it will get so much better over time.

You might know Caitlyn if you've been into Robber (she drew the little Robber ad in my sidebar), or you might know her as one half of Cosmic Latte if you attended City of Craft last year. I first encountered her through Flickr a few years ago, before she had moved to Toronto.








I love this vintage Canadian National blanket. The embroidery is so pretty!



Sometimes Geoff and I treat Caitlyn as though she's our little sister and give her things and let her try out some of our cameras (she has a wall that we jokingly call the "Fieldguided wall" since it features one of my embroideries of Haydée Politoff on it and a cat print by Geoff). She took these two pictures with one of our SX-70 Polaroid cameras one day when Geoff stopped by Robber. Cute!


This necklace is by her dear friend and all around lovely lady, Rosalyn Faustino. Rosalyn made these necklaces as part of Cosmic Latte and they are just amazing. Absolutely unique and pretty.


I spy a copy of Valley of the Dolls! That makes me so happy.


Apparently people tease her for her sequins on a string but I think they are so great. I like how here they look as though they're floating in the sky.

Thanks, Caitlyn!





REPLIES

sarah: I have a crazy stripey tan on my feet from my Kork-Eases! I was all concerned about getting new sandals in June and surprise, surprise, I've been wearing the same shoes every dang day. That's August for you!

Hello Lindello: Thank you! It's okay, there will be more... in the fall! Ha! But who doesn't want a reminder of summer in winter, right?

carly: Thanks, lady! I'm glad you like them!

sunshine by sara: Oh, I'm so glad you like them. It makes me feel proud!

jen: I know, right? Pretty crazy. I still haven't been swimming! I can't wait to see the dress.

becka: Oh yes, so hazy, especially in good old polluted TO. I'm glad you like the mix!

Sewon: I am a big fan of going outside and playing. Every day I hear kids splashing in the splash pad in the park behind my house and it's so hard for me not to run in and join them! Thank you.

melly: Aw, thanks! The next update won't be for a while yet... the fabric takes at least a month to get. But I'm so glad you like Summer Water!

28 comments:

  1. cute chairs! I'm a fan of the red.

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  2. Her place is so sweet, and your photos (again!) are really lovely! (And I have that same set of Melmac tea cups that's on her desk! Same colour and everything!)

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  3. Great details! I like the way the books are displayed - makes it look kind of like a shop.
    Love this series you're doing Anabela!

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  4. now I want to string sequins on a string! love it. pictures are really great. I love these peeks that are real, not I-have-a-ton-of-money-and-blah-blah-blah. really inspiring.

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  5. Lovely space and that necklace is brilliant.

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  6. Ahhh, I love this series and I love this home! It has me thinking nostalgically about some of the first places I lived on my own.

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  7. My brain screamed "yes!" when saw it was this series again.

    I love her place. The sequined on a string is such a lovely idea.

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  8. love this series so much! you're off to a fantastic beginning- melinda and caitlyn's places are both so lovely!
    p.s. i am all about sequins on a string!

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  9. That's it! I'm inviting myself over there.
    Caitlyn's place is so cute!
    So happy to see another post in this series!

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  10. oh wow, what a sweet little house! those little dining chairs and that table are tooo cute. i am in love with this house, and your blog :]

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  11. i am insanely crazy about these "this is where i live" posts, i want more, more , more!!!!
    ps. what an amazing space!

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  12. what a space! thank you for sharing. i especially love her book collection & the read chairs.

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  13. I think I said "read chairs: instead of "red chairs!" oops!

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  14. Re: Herman Miller blog mention. Have you noticed your blog header is on the monitor in this post on the Herman Miller blog?

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  15. great photos. love this new series of yours.

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  16. what a sweet and comfy place, lovely !

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  17. i like the personal details, like recognising a book i also have (a certain smile :)

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  18. i too am always amazed at caitlyn's decorative restraint when i've been to her place. that lady has a great eye!

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  19. really lovely. especially the sequins on a string.

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  20. Just darling! Really, there seems to be an abundance of "together" young ladies around...I suppose I didn't (we didn't) have this creative internet community at such an age to develop such an awareness. :) Bravo!

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  21. Caitlyn's sequins are so pretty :) What a lovely place.

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  22. She puts my decorating to shame. I just moved into my first apartment too so I know how exciting it can be to make it 'Yours'.

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  23. beautiful! i love these house tours. *smile*

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  24. i was just hearing about how cute her apartment was and now you've posted these awesome photos! so fun. loving these little peeks you're giving into people's homes. xo

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  25. so great to see her home! as lovely as i'd imagined.

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  26. the lil gate is so charming to begin with.

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  27. thank you for all of the compliments on my apartment everyone!!

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  28. oh i love this bunch of pictures..they are so beautiful..I like the colours a lot..just wonderful

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