21 December 2009

teddy's first snow day

*booties are to protect against the salted sidewalks & coat because of crazy shivering. function over fashion... but it makes us smile.

a few of my favorite things (vintage wrapping supplies)

i always collect bits and baubles and eventually use them for wrapping gifts (or some i just admire because they are too pretty to part with!)...

20 December 2009

all wrapped up

i finished my holiday wrapping!! this year i used navy bias cut fabric ribbon, silver sparklers, brown boxes, and craft paper. i picked up these discarded rolls of blue bias cut fabric in downtown la. I couldn't leave them as i saw them near the fabric scrap dumpster one day at work last year. the silver sparklers actually were previously part of a x-mas light set. I picked up a huge bag of them at a thrift store a few years ago and use them every year for adding sparkle to wrapping!and i had a special helper who just wanted to play!

19 December 2009

holiday cheer

holiday cheer has been brewing in our cozy apartment...

a walk in the woods... 3 abandoned houses

on thanks giving weekend we to a long walk in the woods in pomona, ny and came across three abandoned houses...

1. the mid century modern house. previously used for a summer camp this house is amazing with all of the built in details, and it's in the woods with a stream running along the back side of it. it was locked but we managed to peek inside to see all of the 50's details. this is the type of house i dream of buying and restoring...
2. the early 90's modern house. this house is frozen in mid-construction with tools and materials still on the site. this was so eerie to see and there isn't even a road to this site... it's just in the middle of the woods all by itself! it would have been an awesome completed house...3. the boarded up house. this house was scary. we managed to go in the back door and it was as if some one was living there not to long ago. it was empty, but the bizarre part was there was refrigerator that was stocked with really old beers. oh, and i saw real live holly with berries... so cute!

28 November 2009

a hop, skip, and a jump from the city... jamaica bay wildlife refuge

today jonah and i ventured just outside the city to the jamaica bay wild life refuge. it was great to walk off some of the holiday indulgences and see such awesome landscape!

jonah bird watching... very seriously.on the way home we stopped at the farm on adderley for brunch in ditmas park. we discovered that they have salted and buttered chocolate brioche toast... to die for. we will definitely go back for more!

25 November 2009

the long weekend ahead...

i can't wait to relax, spend some time with loved ones, and eat yummy holiday foods!happy thanksgiving!

top photo from here, bottom photo unknown.

23 November 2009

my menagerie

my accidental collection of taxidermy... antlers from a so. cal thrift store.phil collins (the rooster) jonah inherited from my mother.
owl inherited from my father.
squirrel inherited from my father.
black forest antlers from a flea market in germany.i will be sure to share if the collection gets any bigger.

16 November 2009

cornishware hearts... old and new

i picked up new cornishware salt and pepper shaker set a few years ago. i have always loved the bold stripes and have fond memories drinking out of my grandmother's cornishware cups and saucers as a kid. this weekend in nyack i picked up a great gravy dish/mini pitcher. the antiques dealer told me that it is from the 40's or 50's...
today one can buy new cornishware here. it's a bit harder to buy here in the u.s. though. here is some info for buying antique/vintage cornishware. cornishware stripes are definitely on my radar when i am out and about!

15 November 2009

wooden rosy cheeks

i couldn't resist this lot of wooden ornaments on ebay. they all have the cutest rosy dotted cheeks. i think it might be a pink christmas this year?

12 November 2009

all that glitters...

is gold!

a windy and glittery walk in park slope this evening.

02 November 2009

19 October 2009

12 September 2009

wedding inspiration folder: old timey fun

i found these old photos at a local antique shop and fell in love with them. it's easy to find photos of people posing for the camera but these are usually harder to find...

i could spend hours digging through old photos... and it's a great rainy day activity!

p.s. click on each photo to view the little details... like the girl holding the kitty!