the friday files

Alright, before we get started I need to inform you of a little blogging upkeep that is happening. This weekend I am migrating my blog to another server which means things might seem a little weird over here. I've been told that comments might get lost or not appear and that my email address might not work. If you have any problems please bear with me, by Monday morning I should be up and running again. If you'd like to get hold of me directly you can use this email address. I'm hoping this will be as quick and painless as possible. Speaking of quick and painless, that's not exactly how my week turned out. That little tooth problem I had turned into a root canal (not fun) and if you follow me on facebook you'll also know that our furnace broke down on one of the coldest days of the year. Thanks to everyone who sent along the names of furnace repair people. By 8 pm, we had heat again and only a $200 bill! (I was expecting much worse). If you find yourself without heat or in need of some extra warmth you might want to check out these beautiful sweaters made by a Canadian brother and sister team. Thanks Bess for posting about them. What a great find!

The other thing that caught my eye this week was this blog, Reading My Tea Leaves. Erin's beautiful photography and original posts are a joy to read. Since 2009, Erin has been documenting her life in objects with a series of posts called my week in objects. These posts are really resonating with me right now as I embark on my own year long quest to explore my life through objects.

To send you off for the weekend here are a few images from local Toronto photographer Ashley Tonner. If you loved food stylist Claire Stubb's place in the February 2011 issue of House & Home you'll want to take a look at these. There are a few shots here of her house that didn't make it into the magazine. (EDIT: House and Home has requested that the unpublished images be removed from the blog.) Still lots to enjoy!