After watching Julie and Julia I was in love with small space living! More in love with the idea of it really, not necessarily coveting 500 square feet of space in real life.
I loved how Julie's apartment was decorated with sweet twinkle lights, a small dining table and a nifty divider for the "bedroom." It wasn't until a fellow bloggerita pointed out that above Julie's bed were framed vintage "state" handkerchiefs. It was then that I decided I needed an early birthday present and set out to find a vintage California (my home state) handkerchief for myself.After a bit of searching at local shops and finding mostly Kansas and Arizona state hankies priced at $60, I turned to the good ol' trusty internet. I found a perfect hanky for $13! It had a beautifully printed map with painted accents of Hollywood Studios, Olivera Street and the Rose Bowl.
I found a custom size frame for it and after a little DIY, and a greater appreciation for professional framers, I now have a cheery, vintage handkerchief to remind me of home whenever I am feeling a bit nostalgic for my coastal roots.
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM