Blogger's Favorites -- Molly Ruth

I've mentioned it before, but one of my favorite aspects of blogging is discovering other amazing blogs through the comments that you guys leave me. I am always beyond touched and honored when someone takes the time to start a conversation with me via the blog. It's that sense of community that really makes blogging so special and rewarding.

I first met Molly Ruth this way... her comments lead me over to her immensely lovely blog, which has become one of my regular stops on the interwebs. I think of Molly as an aesthetic kindred spirit. I love her take on life, how she decorates, entertains, interacts with her beloved hubby and twin daughters. She inspires. Which is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for in a blog.

So I'm thrilled that's she's agreed to share some of her favorite things here with us this week. Without further ado, herewith Molly Ruth's favorites. Enjoy and have a fantastic weekend!

Art and Design Books. We made the decision to do away with cable this summer. I have really enjoyed sitting down to a cup of tea and flipping through the books at night once the girls are in bed. They have stimulated thoughtful conversations with my husband and when I am too tired to read or talk, the images are inspiring.

National Parks. This photo is from the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Love the monochromatic hue of the grasses against the simple steps. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do.

Antique Jewelry. I have the locket my mom wore when I was a baby. Look closely and there are my teeth marks! I also have my late grandfather's pocket watch. All of these have special meaning to me and I wear them on a long chain. I also love hunting for jewelry at antique shows and flea markets.

Simmons Farm. An organic farm in Middletown, Rhode Island where we get fresh, local and seasonal produce every week. The best part is that my daughters get to feed the goats and chase the chickens when we visit.

Tortoise Shell Bracelets. A collection I have had for years that my mom first introduced me to. I fell in love and have been collecting them ever since. The great thing about them is that I can wear them everyday. They go with jeans and converse or cocktail dresses (which is a rarity in my life). I like that they feel raw and add an organic twist to my pretty basic black and white clothing. I don't feel fully dressed without my bracelets and orange lipstick.

Surveyor Rods. Not only do they make a graphic statement, but they have a historical meaning because my husband is a landscape architect.

Chuck Taylors. Ageless.

Decorating Accessories. Ever-rotating in and out of our attic to keep things fresh and maintain a streamlined feel.

Childrens Art. Who needs a Matisse?

Happy Places...


Mary said...

Great list! It reminds me that need to spend more time in national parks, and I need to frame more of my kids' art - it's priceless. Have a great weekend!

agnes szucs said...

i like her likes!
and i haven't seen her blog before, so thank for introducing us to it.


p.s. i also met quite a few wonderful people through blog commenting... thru my own comments and comments made on my blog as well.

Ryan & Tanya said...

Tomatoes and tortoiseshell bracelets = lovely indeed!

I've made quite a few long lasting (over a decade!) and close friendships through blogs. It's fantastic isn't it?

You're probably not aware as mine is relatively new but I have your blog linked on mine as I love it so much and visit often :) http://www.squirrellyminds.com

Have a wonderful weekend!

saltandpine said...

I really enjoy your blogger's favorites; they've introduced me to some awesome women bloggers. Appears that Molly Ruth is no different! Another great one. :)

Barbie // Fringe and Feathers said...

Truly lovely! I especially love the 'happy places'

cheryl.andrey said...

University Circle is one of my happy places too. Cleveland is so underrated.

jc said...

Hi. I'm Jocelyn and have just visited your blog for the first time. You've got a poetic sensibility and a great list of happy places! Cheers. jc

LIN said...

I really enjoy your bloggers favorites and I especially like Molly's favs. Checked out her blog and it's fantastic, too. Thanks, Joslyn!

Tess said...

I'm glad my hometown of Rockport, MA made your Happy Places list. It really is a special place.