Sunday, December 28, 2008

winter toast

a bangle after my own heart
sweet cozy pink slippers

lovely photo

scrumptious pjs

perfect outfits

all from TOAST.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

merry christmas eve

Merry Christmas eve to all and to all a good night!

our tree

tree on wall

This clever christmas tree is by Dutch graphic designer Jane Schouter of All the Luck in the World. She created it with “useless but pretty objects” she’s collected over the years. LOVE it and adore the chair.
via wee birdy & Lobster and Swan.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

the snow globe family

Thank you Annie for telling us about this sweet book for children. It's our new favorite! Buy it here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

spitting evergreens

I took this photo yesterday and thought of our sneak peek on Design Sponge.....There was a painting of bees flying around a woman's head above our family room couch. My other half Andrew, really can't stand it and we did get one comment about it on the sneak peek....someone else didn't really like it. I like it because my good friend Mark Gleason painted it....oh well. I hung this up instead...we found this taxidermied fish in our studio dumpster...the children painted it all shades of green then they doused it with silver glitter. It's been hanging at the studio and I JUST brought it home and waa it's spitting sprigs of evergreen and a star ornament...for the holidays!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

my jar o'tea

Here it is! My jar o'tea. I'm so happy.

Monday, December 15, 2008

jar o'tea

I love hot, cozy cups of tea throughout the day and eve before bed in winter. This photo from this sneak peek on design sponge inspired me to go to Target today to buy this exact jar and fill it with all kinds of tea. I was so happy to find that Target also has a great variety of tea. My new jar o'tea is on my kitchen counter right next to the stove. I'll try to get a good photo to post later. Now if only I could find that wallpaper......

Saturday, December 13, 2008


We wrapped a super week of cookie workshops and Greenwich Country Day School field trips and I'm pooped! The studio will be closed until January 12th. I hope to now get ready for the holidays...decorate the house, visit with friends, visit a museum and best of with my boy, Everett!

I found this photo ages ago and I'm sorry I don't know who to credit

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

good holiday music

My friend Mae turned me on to this new holiday music compilation. It's super good. If you love Fiona Apple, Jesca Hoop, Brandi Carlisle & KT Tunstall then you will enjoy these winter songs. Click here to learn and hear more.

happy wreath, happy me

I don't think this photo does my wreath justice. It is the one and only outside holiday decoration I have going on. I have been coveting this variation of the christmas wreath for decades and then Penny Carroll granted my wish....she gave us this very special plump wreath from some secret place in Maine. I adore it...just as bow please. I wish I could freeze it for next year or better yet...plant a field of them.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

god bless jayne & leslie

Jayne Sutton is THE BESTEST baker I know. Her cookies and cakes are not only the most delicious sweets I have ever tasted...they are the most beeyouteeful. Her signature treats are teeny weeny cookie creations...ones that you just pop in your mouth in one little bite. I was so lucky today to see her in action in my own kitchen. She and Leslie, her daughter and my dear friend, were kind enough to come help me make royal icing for our upcoming cookie workshops....this task consisted of 63 pounds of powdered sugar! THEN they insisted on helping me bake 4 dozen of my holiday cocoroons for a cookie swap. I LOVED seeing Jayne in action! Thank you Jayne and Leslie for all your help today!

Saturday, December 6, 2008


The Wednesday 5-9 year olds created this amazing mural.  These are colors I normally would not have put together but the end result is WOW all around.

Friday, December 5, 2008

tree ornaments

The 2 year olds are wrapping up their tree ornaments as I type. Aren't they sweet?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

happy keychains

First, the children dyed big wooden beads. Then they threaded the big colorful beads on leather laces.....

waah, laah...HAPPY KEYCHAINS....big and not to be lost!