November 29, 2009


I spent the morning picking tangerines with my mom and when we returned to the house dad was making french toast - do I really have to return to the city this afternoon?!

Beyond juice, what should I do with all of these tangerines?

Sunday Morning.

November 25, 2009

A Family Kitchen

In honor of the fact that we'll all be spending a lot of time in the kitchen tomorrow - whether you're the one doing the cooking or just keeping the cook company - here is a lovely little family kitchen I found on Cookie's site. This space manages to look both stylish and well used. I love the dark floors and while chalkboard decor may be about done, this fridge is quite charming. Enjoy!

November 22, 2009


Found perusing Gourmet's website: Sweet Potato Pie with Gingersnap Pecan Crust. Sounds (and looks) delicious.

And for something a little different, Chocolate S'more Pie.

What will you be serving for dessert on Thanksgiving, and more importantly, what will you be serving it on?

November 21, 2009

Color Block

I just ordered a pair of Kate Spade color block tights for myself - I can't wait to wear them for a fun night out!

November 20, 2009

Already Salivating

I am starting to get really excited about Thanksgiving! It's all about family and food - what could be better?

This year our gathering will be small, so my mother and I are bucking tradition and trying out a new menu. We found lots of good food and tablescape inspiration in the November issue of Sunset Magazine and we can't wait to try it all out!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? What will be on your menu? If you are looking for a last-minute hostess gift or the perfect serving piece, be sure to visit Sparker Shop. All continental U.S. orders placed by Sunday, November 22 can be delivered for the big day!

Framed Lace

Last week I promised to share a fun project with you all - well here it is! I was inspired by the use of lace in this Design*Sponge photo shoot and the LA Times' feature on Kristan Cunningham's Venice home. A few weeks ago I happened upon some beautifully hand crocheted pieces and these two images immediately came to mind:

So, I snapped them up before anyone else could get their hands on these gems and got to work. Now they have been framed in black frames with black mats - a perfect contrast which really highlights the beautiful details of these one of a kind pieces.

And now, you can enjoy them too! Available in Sparker Shop:

For the Hostess

Arrive with flowers. Vintage milk glass vases, here.

November 19, 2009

November 18, 2009

All American

Pass the mashed potatoes. Vintage Pyrex, here.

Shelving Solutions

I have shelving on the brain. Our living room is stacked with books and we're in desperate need of some floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

I would love to have something like this built in, but our budget will probably dictate something else.

I love the mounted shelving in Julianne Moore's study:

These industrial shelves may just work too:

November 16, 2009


LOVE this poster from Galerie Montmartre. Wouldn't it be great in a powder room or walk in closet? Check out their vast selection of vintage posters here.

November 15, 2009

Saturday Snug-fest

Yes, we actually got together and made snuggies/slankets/snuglets. A copious amount of wine was consumed.

It's ok though, they're hip now - Urban Outfitters says so.

I highly recommend hosting your own Snuggie-making cocktail party. Free pattern available here.

November 5, 2009

Lucite Console

Inspiration struck yesterday, which means that today I'm on the hunt for a second-hand lucite console table. I know, I know I can easily pick one up at CB2, but I figure I'll start by stalking Craig's List. Wish me luck!


November 4, 2009

Upcoming Project

Can't wait to share a little project with you later this week that was inspired by this Venice, California home...

November 1, 2009

Sunday Morning

I'm not sure I could ever take the plunge and paint my bedroom walls and trim black, however, right now this looks like a lovely spot to spend a Sunday morning curled up reading the paper.