TABLETOP | Surrey Lane Lookbook.

DSC_7257 Last spring, when I was 8.5 months pregnant, I shot and styled (with an amazing team) a beautiful lookbook for the Brooklyn based tabletop store Surrey Lane. We shot in an absolutely lovely home, and I really love the shoot and all the photos, and seeing as how we are now heading into “entertaining season” I thought it would be a good time to post lots of photos of bars and drinks…  Truth be told, the shoot kind of got lost in the shuffle of my life, because I had the baby right afterward.

I’m currently in the process of doing what I like to call “Administrative” tasks for my household and blog –  going through my photos and updating my portfolio and art site, and organizing my household – you know, the stuff a secretary would do, if my house had one. Like rewiring the chandelier that I short circuited 3 months ago, getting drawers added to the closets that need them, rug cleanings etc. Administrative. I’m also reading “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” – I’m a little late to the party, I know- which I plan on reviewing when I finish it. (If I ever do, it’s so repetitive – Why couldn’t the author “tidy up” the book!?) The main thing that I got from this book, the real gem is the concept of “Does this object bring me joy?” – if not, you thank it for its service and send it to live with someone else. It’s just such a SMART and lovely way to think about possessions. I’ve already started implementing this attitude into my life. I’ve realized that some objects that don’t “bring joy” aren’t innocuous. They are actually a burden, they make your soul heavy, and sometimes it feels like you are wading through them. IE – they bother me every single time I see them. Little tinges of bother, that add up. This freed me from a lot of guilt I have about giving things away, and also made me feel good about the things I choose to hoard. All my ceramic art vases are bringing me joy, as is every piece of broken vintage jewelry, every midcentury chair. The chipped white ceramic serving platter that I use every single week – that is not. It’s weighing me down man! Why did I have an entire drawer filled with “back up socks”? Why should I ever have to wear level 4 socks – the socks you would only choose if there was literally NO other option because they cut off your circulation, or have no elastic left, or make your shoes too small, or itch? I was keeping them because I felt bad for them. It’s deranged. And I’ve realized that if we want to live in this apartment with 3 kids, there is no room for feeling bad for things with no feelings. Thoughts?

Anyway, here’s to Fall! I hope you enjoy the photos! And check out Surrey Lane, they carry such gorgeous stuff – barware and entertaining pieces especially. 

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Have a  great weekend!

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  1. Claudy says:

    Shots! This post made
    Laugh. Especially the socks part

  2. Stephanie says:

    Back. Up. Socks.