friday finds.
by victoria comment

12/18/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

greetings and salutations, my friends! it’s that time of year when i take a wee sabbatical and the blog goes on hiatus for a few weeks. but before i go, i leave you with some images that brought me lots of calm and inspiration. i hope you won’t miss the blog too much, and instead enjoy some well-deserved time offline! i think we can all concur this year has been a real doozy and rest is what we all really need. time away from the news, the computer, from too much over-stimulation, and some time to just reflect and think about how we can collectively make 2021 a brand new year we can all look forward to. i think we’ll be kept inside and apart from friends and loved ones for a while longer, but you know what they say — absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder. maybe it’s a time to let go of what doesn’t serve us well (hello, toxic twitter — i swear, i stay off of there for just a few days and i feel my brain exhale deeply!). i have a love-hate relationship with all social media to be honest and miss my pre-internet days an awful lot sometimes. i miss just calling people or knocking on their doors. a text does not always convey everything our heart wants it to. anyway, i digress and all i really wish for us is some peaceful, quality time with ourselves and those we most love. i’ll be working on some new goals and we’ll see how well i do! happy holidays, a very safe and healthy new year and much love to you all! see you back here soon!

xo, victoria

  1. i loved this gallery view from tappan collective and i’m a sucker for anything with arches, anyway. but the soothing blue hues really just drew me in and gave me pause, and honestly just a nice place to rest my eyes for a moment.  i read recently that researchers discovered that the average time that adults spend looking at one object in a museum is less than 30 seconds. that’s just not long enough!
  2. i have a thing for bulbs rooting in glass jars, especially vintage ones and stylist susanna vento created just a gorgeous look here with this small group of glass collectibles. i think it’s also kind of a fun ‘hobby’ while we’re staying home to try and grow living things from cuttings and bulbs.
  3. this is just a gorgeous house in amsterdam. i love a good butterfly chair, even when placed rather unexpectedly — like a sculpture of some kind. i also love the lace crochet throw on the bed. i have a vintage one on my bed and love the texture it adds to my bedding.
  4. this has to have become one of my very favorite powder rooms. the dark and dramatic marbled wall color is sublime (i think you can always go for drama in a small bathroom) and i love the lighting fixtures just so much. if i went into this loo at a party i might never leave!
  5. these living room vibes are just so groovy. i love the uber-long green velvet sofa and matching ottoman and dark floors. it looks like the kind of place you could curl up with a glass of merlot and a pile of joan didion’s short stories and relive the 70’s.
  6. i love just everything from the photography to the styling from the future kept and i find jeska hearne’s images just so soothing to look at. i think you could fall down a serious rabbit hole of inspiration on their visual journal and i know you’ll love their shop too. they’ve got a keen eye for curation. follow along on instagram, as well!
  7. this is just such a beautiful laurel canyon dining room shot by photographer amy neunsinger, a photographer and designer from Los Angeles. i’ll bet you’ve seen her work all over the place and perhaps never realized it — from work with designer leanne ford, to the pages of Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living, and Domino, her inspiring work is everywhere.
  8. this lovely peek into a chateau in france is a must-see. from this charming living room to the very vintage kitchen i think you’d love the full tour of Château de Dirac on vide deco, a fellow online vintage brocante i admire. have a gander!

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

6 responses to “friday finds.”

  1. Thank you for this beautiful blog. It gives me peace and inspiration. Merry christmas and god jul. Camilla, from Norway.

  2. Wow, very nice. It has a different feel to what you normally select.
    I hope you have a nice week next week. Stay safe.

  3. Long time follower but hardly ever comment! I just wanted to say thank you so much Victoria for all the beautiful images and posts that you so faithfully put out every day! I honestly think you have one of the very best “eyes” for design and creativity.
    I wish you so much joy and health this Christmas and the New Year and may it bring much hope to us all.
    Love Tracy

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