January 2012 archive

rosé & cleopatra


Back from a whirlwind weekend in NYC – I didn’t bring my camera, but took a few hasty phone photos – also here. I was so so excited to finally meet Jen from Honey Kennedy, who was in town visiting, and she very graciously let me stay with her in the posh Chelsea apartment her friend […]



So, the year of the rabbit has come to a close & the year of the dragon is here. In the last 2 hours, I fell really hard on ice (like a cartoon!) & got covered in mud and banged up, the cats killed a mouse, the thing that makes the bath water stay in the […]

the sea, the sea


My parents stopped by today to give us this oil painting, done by a friend of my Great-Aunt Florence in 1917. It was done in New Suffolk, Long Island, where they had a summer house. My grandmother spent a lot of time there, as her sister was 20 years older than her & a bit […]

house spree


I haven’t been wanting to treasure hunt lately, because everything’s so up in the air. But, life is solidifying (expect more posts, at least) & the spell was broken, so we took a Saturday drive and found some treasures. This geometric chair, which the cat has already claimed. To redo in maybe a grey canvas? […]

The Importance of Color in Dress


My mother in law sent me this vintage “Art of Sewing and Dress Creation” booklet for Christmas. As well as having some cute how-to’s on no-longer-used gussets and decorative stitching, it also has guides for dressing based on your hair color. “It is possible by the proper use of color in dress to make one appear […]