A Rustic Modern Thanksgiving.

Sketch42 Thanksgiving

Welcome to Thanksgiving 2012. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It's really the best. Non-denominational, all encompassing, it has a great message and its fun. Every year, I shoot my table on actual Thanksgiving day. That's annoying... I have to stop cooking to take photos and write a blog post, plus real life means I'm seating ten + people on my table, and that I must use a tablecloth with that delicate rosewood tabletop. But this year, I enlisted Ashlina, The Decorista, and we styled up a fake Thanksgiving. I've been calling it Fake Thanksgiving all week, but in reality, it's … [Read more...]

Palm Springs, by way of New Jersey.

parrot breakfast

Good Morning! Yesterday I went over to my friends house for a cup of coffee and was greeted with this! Delightful! Iced coffee, home made muffins and a super chic parrot tray? YES! So I snapped a few pictures and promptly informed her that she would be on the blog tomorrow. ┬áLater that day, I hit up the antiquated, quaint and kitschy town of Ocean Grove for lunch (Yes, it is all three of those things.) And it got me thinking about New Jersey style. I think New Jersey has been getting a bad rap - It's not all gilded mansions, and marble mausoleums (Echem, Teresa...) it's mostly all of the … [Read more...]

My Thanksgiving Table.


  Im taking a quick break from cooking to post a peek and my thanksgiving table. It's not totally done yet... (and I know some of the napkins aren't ironed properly. Working on that now!) My inspiration was the chinoiserie-like tables of Joe Nye. Obviously, I'm a little twit compared to him. And I just don't have all the supplies(because when I was getting married and people were giving me stuff, I was not educated or interested and so I ended up with weak resources.) I used the versace plates my grandmother gave me as a wedding gift along with my gold ware. The tablecloth is a … [Read more...]

What I’m Making for Thanksgiving Dinner!


When I first started this blog, the tagline was "Fashion. Food. Furniture." However, much to my husband's dismay, I now tag it as "Art. Design. Fashion." wherever you need to put a tagline, like on my business card, for example... (One friend saw the card and said- I am looking at this, and I still have no idea what you do! HA!!!) Anyway... So basically, I don't BRING IT in the cooking ┬ádepartment that often. Sure, I cobble together meals and throw together food-stuffs, but I don't give it the attention and love that cooking really good food needs and deserves. BUT! I'm making … [Read more...]

Banded China: The look for less.


You guys know how I am obsessed with Haviland China, and wish I bought it when I got married and had credits at various stores etc, and how I will have it one day (my husband actually made this deal with me last year: cook x number of times, and he would be HAPPY to buy me the china. I failed.) Anyway... West Elm just came out with these banded desert plates, and they are dead ringers, in a more pastel, french macaroon kinda way. I haven't seen them in person yet, but they look great in the pictures. I wish they came as a full set... but I feel like the desert plate is a great size for … [Read more...]