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