Wednesday, November 30, 2011

sasha seamour

i recently stumbled across the website of Sasha Seymour, a prop and food stylist from the toronto area. Im loving the dark moody still lives. They so remind me of dutch paintings. I feel like rarely do you see a photography with so much piled into it so perfectly. Usually they just end up looking cluttered to me, but these are so beautiful in their simple decadence. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

winter whites

i love forcing bulbs at this time of year in answer to those dark winter days. they are such a pretty way to bring a bit of life into the house and couldn't be more simple care for. a few pebbles in the bottom of a pretty low dish, nestle the bulbs on top, add a bit of water just to the bottom of each bulb and wait. 
i love the selection of paper whites and amaryllis at White Flower Farm

kitchen bulbs, paperwhitesbulb bag, amaryllis alfresco, lima amaryllis 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cottage Farm: A Winter Collection

i hope everyone has had a lovely week. i have been having a wonderful time on the east coast seeing family and friends. It has been an amazing vacation thus far. Im excited to get back to san francisco and put up my holiday decorations. Have you done anything special for the holidays yet?
There are some changes to the look and organization over at Cottage Farm and lots of new items being listed as part of the winter collection. look for them over the next few days.   

Friday, November 18, 2011

flowers for friday

this arrangement from studio choo captures perfectly the transition at this time of year. The weather here in San Francisco has definitely taken a turn and im finding it a bit hard to adjust to the afternoon darkness. I have been remiss here on the blog but inspiration seems to be eluding me these past few weeks. Im eager for the thanksgiving break - to head home to new england and visit my family. It will be nice to have everyone around the table. what are you plans? 

also, if you are in the bay area - don't forget to come say hi tomorrow at the New Taste Marketplace

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Taste Marketplace

Cottage Farm will be participating in the New Taste Marketplace this coming saturday. It will be filled with amazing food vendors, artists and a certain vintage shop. Get a jump on your holiday shopping - 
and this event helps support the local food bank. 

hope to see you there

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LA road trip

this weekend we made a little trip down to LA for a friends wedding. I hadnt been on a big long car ride for so long & I love road trips! so on friday morning we packed the car, grabbed some coffee and we were off.  It was a fabulous (but way to short) weekend. I loved my trip to the LACMA. Its one of my most favorite museums and the California Design exhibit was the cherry on top! 

crazy amazing fonts ~ 

I cant wait to head back !!

Friday, November 11, 2011

flowers for friday.

 big white polo roses & living moss. 
Im off to LA for the weekend. see you back here on monday. hope you all have lovely weekends. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

kitchen magic

At each change of the season i find myself being pulled, as if by some invisible thread, into the kitchen. Autumn seems to hold the most power over me, more than any other season. I dream of ingredients, of the warmth exuded throughout the home once an oven is set on a low temperature all day, transforming something average into something extraordinary. And the tools themselves seem imbued with some magic. 

It seems the foods of fall also poses an incredible ability for transformation too. Things are done more slowly, time and care spent on creating layered, enlivened  flavors and i even brave baking now too something i ignore for the rest of the year. 

Friday, November 4, 2011


well its here...try as i might it still came and it will go. but today im 30
i could get all gushy but in my 30 years im most thankful to be surround by family & friends who have loved supported and inspired me. you all mean the world to me 


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

english wedding

 im so smitten with this english garden wedding. an inspired shoot designed for atlanta weddings magazine by the very talented ginny brach. i love all the ferns and the little bits of enamelware mixed in among the glasses and pretty dishes. 
it feels perfectly timeless -  it would be fun to slip away into this sweet story for the afternoon. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


 i want to spend the day tucked away in a cozy beautiful kitchen... cooking inspired, simple food 
 cool stone, smooth wood, perfectly aged copper
any of these would do - 

images: 1, 2,  3