Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Feast Day!

Today was the Feast of the Holy Spirit. I went to Mass.

In Hebrew, the word ruah means spirit, and it also means breath. 

The Divine in all of us. Breathing us.

Isn't it wonderful?

sunday delights

I stopped by Jackson Square Antiques in La Grange and found so many things I had to share. Hope you had a beautiful Sunday!! Above, the perfect light. I adore that bird print as well.
This little white desk would be a pefect spot for writing thank you notes and jotting down last minute grocery items.
Above are journals made from classic paint by number sets and license plate letters. How clever!!
Love these fancy gold tasseled vintage shoes!!

Giant terracotta pots are a must in the garden!! Thanks for stopping by OSH!
paz. k

Saturday, May 30, 2009

happy summer!

We stumbled upon a street carnival tonight. These rides were rolled in on trucks. There was a long line for fried cake and pop as they say in the Midwest. It really must be summertime. I bought some triple chocolate and pistachio almond ice cream and strolled the sidewalk in heaven. What a night!

Thanks for looking and thanks for your comments!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Here are five things to collect:
1. smiles - definitely my favorite.

2. pink cowgirl boots (don't' forget the striped tights!)

3. pretty Pyrex bowls

This set of vintage Pyrex new dots bowls are from the site Would love these in my kitchen or they would make great house warming gifts.

The gorgeous yellow daisy nesting bowl set is for sale on etsy by The Vintage Kitchen.

4. commemorative mugs with images of the queen or king (perfect for flowers) Love this mug and floral arrangement from the most recent House Beautiful. Looking forward to the hunt!!

5. miniture furniture - I am obsessed with the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute in Chicago. They are incredible!! I could spend hours visually wandering the hallways, kitchens, libraries and parlors of the 68 meticulously detailed rooms. They are truly masterpieces.

Tennessee Entrance Hall, 1835

California Hallway, 1940

French Boudoir of Louis XV, 1740-60

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I don't know much about Brooklyn but what I do know I like. I secretly plot my family's move to this enterprising and bustling borough south of Queens. Just like Bobby Short sang about NYC, I happen to like Brooklyn, or the idea of it - the families, the energy, the community, the art one finds on walls, served on platters and found in chair arrangements, drop lighting in foyers and living rooms. My cousin Lauren (and her sister Janeen) has been my playmate since the day we were born and she happens to live in Breukelen. I asked her to send me some of her favorite spots. Here they are and one day I hope to stop in one or two of these places and call them home, even for an hour or so.
Stonehome Wine Bar and Restaurant: 87 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Located in beautiful Forte Green, I could sit here for hours.
Some items on their menu include White Bean Ravioli,Canadian Elk and Ginger Molasses Cake. I'm there!!
Red Horse Cafe: Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
Sweetest coffee shop with a bench and pretty white lights in the trees out front.

Habana Outpost: 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY
Hip outdoor eco cafe with some of the best people watching.
This is from their site:
ECO EATERIES Habana Outpost is NYC's first eco-eatery. Eco-Eateries are restaurants that use earth-friendly practices in their design, construction, and day-to-day operations. Habana Outpost aims to reduce wasteful consumption and promote sustainable solutions.

Homemade Brooklyn: 293 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY
I want it to be my living room.
The brunch menu includes Wild Mushroom and Fontina Salad, Truffled Egg Scramble with Parmigiana Regiano and French Press Coffee. mmmmmm.......heaven.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Sakura matsuri (cherry blossom festival) at Brooklyn botanic garden...clouds of pink petals for days.
Below are some charming journals you can purchase from their site.
Have a great evening! Thanks for sharing Lauren. More on Brooklyn gems later....
paz, k

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

small things

Today I wanted to share some of my favorite prayers and quotes with you. Thanks for reading and pass them on!
on Food: Thank you for the food before us, the friends around us, the love between us and your presence among us. Amen
on Kindness: Three things in human life are important.
The first is to be kind.
The Second is to be kind.
And the third is to be kind." henry james to his nephew

on Silence: Silence is God's first language; everything else is a poor translation. In order to hear that language, we must learn to be still and to rest in God." thomas keating
on Health: Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Everyday I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness." kierkegarrd
On Compassion: Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too. frederick buechner
the black and white photos of children are from the site

Monday, May 25, 2009

e lydia

This is my niece Evelyn Lydia. She was born on Christmas day last winter. She is an angel and these are some things I might be sending her way.
These are organic baby yoga leggings from the site Love them!!
In case she is a big slobberpuss, this is a great mod bib for her little self. The bib and adorable doorknob signs are from Eden Home.
Below is an organic cotton Palamino pony from Ecotoytown just the right size for her dimpled hands. Since her mother is one of the fittest women I know - she has a black belt in karate - little E will certainly need a baby yoga mat from Green Spouts to get her kicks started. The images below are of placemats by Emily Green. I found these wonders at Cocoa Crayon.

The baby tee and onesies are from Spunky Sprout. I adore this octo-onesie!!
Thanks for looking and happy Memorial Day! paz. k