My House On Apt Therapy

Screen shot 2013-11-25 at 3.00.10 PMFearless Family Home House Tour

Name: Cyndi Coon
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Size: 1,800 square feet
Years lived in: 13 years; owned

Cyndi’s home, a ranch-style house built in 1958, is a stunning ode to all things found, reclaimed, and vintage. It’s a home you can stare at for hours: peering into glass-fronted cases, admiring collections of ceramics, and wondering at the story behind each object. It’s about as far away from childproofed as you can get. Nevertheless, it’s home to two girls both under the age of eight.

 

Happy Mothers Day – vintage love

I got such a great gift this year for Mothers Day – it has literally caused me to loose sleep two nights in a row. It is a vintage, beautiful industrial typewriter. Vintage 1950s Royal Portable Manual Typewriter. As an object alone it is magnificent to look at but I plan on using it for journaling and art making in general. It is so pretty I had to pull a Raising Arizona Holly Hunter “I love it so much Hy” moment!! I feel like it was stolen from the set of Mad Men. I also feel like dancing a little “it’s mine all mine” jig! Ahhh . . . I just love it. I started to redo my office area because I was so inspired and wanted to rearrange everything to give my little Royal a focus.

My new nugget of happiness

Pared down desk area - laptop sits in front. Vintage tray holds my goods

Office supply cabinet re-organized and labeled. Oh joy!

Another look - ahhh . . . just take it in.

Pretty Patterned Papers

I have to post these  pretty patterned papers – I know there are a lot but I just can’t help myself. Some are from the convention in Glendale last week, some I found at Office Max, some at Michaels and some at Borders. I just can’t get enough. Several of these are from my favorite designers including Rusty Pickle, S.E.I, Basic Grey and Sassafras.  I am inspired to create! Now I just have to really carve out some time to get into the studio – soon, very soon! Enjoy looking.

Candy Land By Rusty Pickle

Candy Land By Rusty Pickle

Sweet Talk designed by Brenda Walton Produced by K & Co.

Sweet Talk designed by Brenda Walton Produced by K & Co.

Rockets 'n' Sprockets by Recollections for Michael's

Rockets 'n' Sprockets by Recollections for Michael's

Pop Star by Rusty Pickle

Pop Star by Rusty Pickle

Pop Star - Miley by Rusty Pickle

Pop Star - Miley by Rusty Pickle

Under The Stars - Don't Feed The Bears by Rusty Pickle

Under The Stars - Don't Feed The Bears by Rusty Pickle

Under The Stars - Smores by Rusty Pickle

Under The Stars - Smores by Rusty Pickle

Lime Rickey by Basic Grey

Lime Rickey by Basic Grey

Nook & Pantry - Cupcakes by Basic Grey

Nook & Pantry - Cupcakes by Basic Grey

Nook & Pantry - Tea Pots by Basic Grey

Nook & Pantry - Tea Pots by Basic Grey

June Bug - Aggie by Basic Grey

June Bug - Aggie by Basic Grey

Eskimo Kisses - Rooftop by Basic Grey

Eskimo Kisses - Rooftop by Basic Grey

Slug Bug by The Paper Loft

Slug Bug by The Paper Loft

Kitty Place - Cat Nip by S.E.I

Kitty Place - Cat Nip by S.E.I

En Route - Hit The Road by S.E.I

En Route - Hit The Road by S.E.I

Play Date - Snack Time by S.E.I

Play Date - Snack Time by S.E.I

Play Date - Play Day by S.E.I

Play Date - Play Day by S.E.I

En Route Highways and Byways by S.E.I

En Route Highways and Byways by S.E.I

En Route - Highways and Biways Flip side by S.E.I

En Route - Highways and Biways Flip side by S.E.I

Chick-a-doo - Blue by S.E.I

Chick-a-doo - Blue by S.E.I

Sweet Marmalade by Sassafras

Sweet Marmalade by Sassafras

Amplify - Fractal Garden by Sassafras

Amplify - Fractal Garden by Sassafras

Amplify - Enhanced by Sassafras

Amplify - Enhanced by Sassafras

Candy Pop by Rusty Pickle

Candy Pop by Rusty Pickle

Peace and Love at Office Max

Peace and Love at Office Max

Live For The Journey - Office Max

Live For The Journey - Office Max

Pink Princess

Pink Princess

Cutsie Houses

Cutsie Houses

Travel Bags - Michaels

Travel Bags - Michaels

Airplane City - Michaels

Airplane City - Michaels

Bird in Circles - Michaels

Bird in Circles - Michaels

Mod Plants - Michaels

Mod Plants - Michaels

Cali Finds

Just a smattering of finds from the most recent California trip to share – some creepy, some pretty and some that made me long for fall. It was chilly there and made we want to pull out sweaters and boots. Then I returned home to 100 degrees. Damn Phoenix in September!

These bubble gum looking creatures were washed up all over the beach in Summerland, CA. The short one couldn't stop touching them.

These bubble gum looking creatures were washed up all over the beach in Summerland, CA. The short one couldn't stop touching them.

Another bubble gum looking creature

Another bubble gum looking creature

View from Mannhattan Beach

View from Mannhattan Beach

View from Manhattan Beach

View from Manhattan Beach

A gate in Rancho Mirage

A gate in Rancho Mirage

A tree in Grover Beach Park in the fog

A tree in Grover Beach Park in the fog

Grover Beach Flowers

Grover Beach Flowers

Longing for fall - a leaf in Grover Beach Park

Longing for fall - a leaf in Grover Beach Park

Grover Beach Flowers in the fog - it was only 59 degrees

Grover Beach Flowers in the fog - it was only 59 degrees

Grover Beach Flowers

Grover Beach Flowers

Grover Beach Flowers

Grover Beach Flowers

Natural Beach Sculpture - found

Natural Beach Sculpture - found

cactus flowers

Today is hot. Arizona desert hot. The reward for tolerating this heat you ask? Looking out onto the back yard at a very happy cactus if full bloom announcing it’s love for this heat. From inside, with the air conditioning running and fans in every room I will take this sunny, happy sign of summer. It is so much better then muggy with a side of mosquitoes. We’ll just wait to BBQ until after the sun goes down.

Cactus flower in bloom - close up

Cactus flower in bloom - close up

Cactus flower in bloom - close up

Cactus flower in bloom - close up

Cactus flower

Cactus flower

Cactus flowers

Cactus flowers