Into the Fog

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It’s getting darker way up here in the Northwest. And it’s going to keep getting darker, and darker, for another two months before the tides turn. And I’m loving it. That’s why this piece, Ready for Rain by Lee LeFever, resonated with me so much when a friend of mine linked to it on Facebook a […]

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Blog Refresh

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Dear readers: I’m so excited to re-launch my blog today. After several years of blogging at sidonie.com, it felt about time to reorient my writing around my life now: a little less project-focused, with more emphasis on capturing meaningful spaces, places and moments. As I find myself more and more drawn to big, beautiful images and thoughtful […]

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Summer Fun

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One year ago this month, we became homeowners. This time last year, I was frantically painting the fireplace (lots of terrible, grainy photos here). I’ve had requests to post more about the great outdoors around the house. It’s hard to overstate how much it’s changed in one year. Last July, the bulk of the yard […]

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Weekend Thrifting

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Found two really sweet items at a yard sale this weekend–both are from Mexico and over 30 years old:   I love this woven suitcase. I’d love to use it as a picnic basket, but I worry it’s too fragile. The yarn is fluorescent pink–it’s remarkable how bright it is. Fits in perfectly with the dahlias […]

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A quick lawn-chair refresh

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While I was on a recent work trip, my partner did some really killer thrifting. I came home to some great new toys–the best one was my new roadbike, a beautiful black and red Motobéccane “Super Mirage.” Unbelievably, I still haven’t taken a decent photo of it. I’ll do that, and come back to it. […]

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An Old Update

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Here’s something I did last fall that I meant to write about at the time, and… didn’t. Forgot, maybe. Or got lazy. Anyway, it’s no big deal, just a little change that makes me smile on a daily basis. The hallway that leads from the big, open living space (kitchen/dining/living room) to the bathrooms and […]

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Saturday Activities

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It’s a beautiful drizzly day in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m not letting it go to waste. After a delicious brunch at our usual place and a little antique mall window shopping with my brother, I came home and dove into one of my favorite projects: re-arranging the furniture. Here’s our living room. It looked […]

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Rugs. Always more rugs.

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The very observant reader might have noticed in yesterday’s kitchen update post that more than just cabinet paint has recently changed. Nope, I’m not talking about the marble pastry board, which was a housewarming gift from Ben’s (generous!) aunt & uncle– Though it is certainly lovely and note-worthy (this photo is from my birthday, last […]

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Fresh Kitchen, Fresh Food

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We just returned home from seven weeks of traveling, and I can’t tell you how nice it is to be home. We spent three weeks running across the country on Amtrak, visiting relatives and friends, followed by four weeks in India, for the wedding of a college friend of mine and a yoga retreat. It […]

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Good Luck

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Something very exciting happened over the weekend. For a year I’d been complaining about the dearth of great finds on Craigslist out here on the coast: bemoaning the over-priced used Ikea furniture and the difficulty of picking up good finds, when they did appear, because we chose to live two hours away from major cities; […]

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What is Modern Weft?

Modern Weft is a collection of moments, projects and inspiration.
It is my pet project, and a reflection of my daily life.

More about me here.