Category Archives: Favorite Thing

Favorite Thing

So when life overall is pretty much on one so-so level, it’s nice and refreshing when something actually catches your attention. Today, for me, it’s these absolutely charming chandeliers made from spoons and teacups from Cake Vintage. Maybe charming isn’t the perfect word…amazing? whimsical? genius? Well, they’re all of these things, and I just adore them!

Cake Vintage Chandelier spoons teacups

Damask: Live, Eat, Celebrate

Two of my biggest and most frequent inspirations are Tricia Guild fabrics and Martha Stewart wedding cakes. One pattern they both do beautifully is damask. See how they collide….

in pink:

in blue and brown:

For more, check out House Beautiful’s favorite damask wallpapers – their design studio is where all this pattern inspiration started. And cake, well I’ve always loved cake.

how pretty.

One Fishs, Two Fishs…

I love fishs. (yes I spelled that right…keep reading)

For my birthday last month, I spent the day in NYC with my parents. We went out for a late lunch/early dinner at Pipa, a great Spanish tapas restaurant before seeing Billy Elliot (ah, fell in love!). The sangria and coquettes were excellent, but so was the decor. Maybe a hundred ornate chandeliers hung from the ceiling, which made sense because it was connected to ABC Carpet & Home. My trip there actually deserves it’s own post because seriously, it was like a rite of passage going there for the first time. (Don’t know how that never happened before!) Fell in love with so many things including a fabulous Maleline Weinrib rug I *must* own one day – that also deserves a post of its own.

My point? I also visited Fishs Eddy for the first time – which must be a NYC favorite and also a rite of passage. I fell in love with this store for its simple kitchen ware and whimsical details. Seriously, it is fantastic. And cheap. And you must go if you love to cook or host. (Bonus points if you live in a teeny tiny Brooklyn apartment.)

I seriously want everything in this store, but here are a few of my favorites…

They have so many colorful cake stands. Love the milk glass ones.

This plate is so adorable! It is almost the exact layout of my studio apartment.

Little colorful "nut" bowls prefect for prep or dipping sauces.

Graphic NYC themed dinnerware.

I actually bought this spoon rest. It says "Rest in Grease" - ah, adorable!

I'd like to slurp some chicken noodle soup from this mug. How fun.

Think I'd bake something every day to display under this perfect cake stand.

How cute is this postcard. It makes me feel grate.

Have you been to Fishs Eddy? Know any other stores that will make me this happy?