how sweet are the smells of spring and dreaming of wonderful ever afters…


1. JCrew Spring 10, jcrew.com, 2. Happily Ever After, thevintagelaundress flickr.com, 3. Macaroons, spotted on myberlinerluft.com


Lyceum’s Spring Food and Craft Market this Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7pm at 227 4th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn.


Will feature Crafts and Edibles, as well as fun workshops for all ages. The market will not just have local vendors but those visiting from chic cities like Chicago, DC, Boston, and Portland. Read more here.


Spotted yesterday at Mxyplyzyk 125 Greenwich Ave, NYC.  These fabulous tin cans come numbered by the dozen and only cost $6.50 each. Perfect for table numbers for smaller soirees like a garden luncheon, baby shower, or bridal shower. Fill them with flowers or luminaries, or fill them with candy and use them to weigh down balloons. Make guests excited when you raffle them off as prizes. Now what to do if you have more than twelve tables use the single numbers to make a double digit, this will work up to 19 but will cost more to duplicate the idea for a single table. These tins could also be used for centerpieces for a birthday or anniversary party where the number is the theme and will be repeated throughout. There are countless possibilities.


Mxyplyzyk call to order 212.989.4300, more at mxyplyzyk.com

If you like this see more table number ideas here


There was something about this packaging that grabbed me when making a gift basket for a friend at Chelsea Market Baskets. Most cracker packaging is bland, like most crackers taste, and this was fun and inviting. Now I didn’t give them a tasting before gifting but anything made in the English West Country by 20 year cheese specialists has got to be tasty. These paired with ginger beer, brie, and chocolate truffles hopefully made my recipient happy.

crackers1The Fine Cheese Co.



The beloved Purl Soho stores have moved into a new larger space.  The new address is 459 Broome Street between Greene and Mercer, doors open TODAY!  Enjoy the same wonderful threads and fabrics and be sure to sign up for Knitting, Crochet, Sewing and Patchwork classes.

Learn more at purlbee.com


that’s all folks!


‘An Amelie Bunny’
Amelie, a French Bulldog from Pacific Grove, CA
Easter Pets 2010 Photo Contest, submitted byAshley Gamble, marthastewart.com


Save yourself a last minute trip to the pharmacy or stationery shop and some mulah by making your own Easter cards. Recycle leftover fabric, string, ribbon, newsprint, or wall paper to make decorative eggs sure to bring a spring smile to any recipient.




Because Easter isn’t easter without eggs, these daintily representations are simplistic and stunning…


1. Doily Baskets, instructions for stiffening, marthastewart.com 2. Paper-Napkin Decoupage Eggs, instructions included marthastewart.com, 3. Pot of Spring, marthastewart.com, 4. Hollowed out egg-rangements, marthastewart.com

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