11.27.10

Warm and fuzzy, not really, but making one laugh, definitely maybe…

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1. Naughty Nice Gingerbread Men, Box of 10 folded cards $11.50, paper-source.com, 2. Letterpress Dear Santa, box of 8 $17, paper-source.com, 3. You’re going Down card, box of 6 $20, bellamuse.com, 4. ’Tis the season to be jolly, box of 6 $15, Old Tom Foolery, 5. Fattest Man In Family Nominated To Play Santa—Again, box of 6 $15, Old Tom Foolery,

11.26.10

With December right around the corner, I have gifting on the brain. Below is  list of great holiday markets and fairs, the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind gift for this holiday season and also ideas to last all year long. Fairs are not only great for finding gifts but the food and music are sure to bring everyone a touch of holiday cheer.

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photo courtesy of paper-source.com

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park, New York City
where: btw 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
when: now through January 2nd
time: Mon-Fri 11am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 6pm
cost: free!

Brooklyn Flea, Brooklyn
where: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place
when: every weekend
time: Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
cost: free!

Renegade Craft, Chicago
where: Pulaski Park Fieldhouse
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 4 + 5
time: 11am – 7pm
cost: free!

Renegade Craft, Los Angeles
where: State Historic Park
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 11 + 12
time: 10am – 5pm
cost: free!

Unique Los Angeles, Los Angeles
where: California Market Center’s Penthouse 110 E 9th St
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 11 + 12
time: 11am – 6pm
cost: $10 (kids 12 and under are free)

Bazaar Bizarre, San Francisco
where: Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion
when: December 11 + 12
time: Sat 12pm – 5pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm
cost: free to public during the day, $10 for exclusive evening Cocktails & Crafts Party 7 – 10pm

Sowa Holiday Market, Boston
where: Cathedral HS Gymnasium, 74 Union Park Street
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 11 + 12
time: 10am – 6pm
cost: $5.00 for adults, Children under 12 free

The Degenerate Craft Fair, New York City
where: DCTV Firehouse 87 Lafayette Street btw Walker and White Streets
when: December 11 + 12
time: Sat 12pm – 9pm, Opening night reception from 6-9pm featuring music and free Brooklyn Brewery beer, Sun 12pm – 8pm
cost: free

Bust Craftacular, New York City
where: The Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th Street
when: Sunday, December 12
time: 10am – 8pm
cost: $2

Gifted Holiday Market, Brooklyn
where: Skylight One Hanson, 1 Hanson Place
when: Dec 15 – 23
time: Saturday & Sunday 11am – 7pm
cost: free!

Renegade Craft, San Francisco
where: Concourse Exhibition Center’s East Hall 620 7th St
when: Saturday & Sunday, December 18 + 19
time: 11am – 7pm
cost: free!

If anyone has other holiday markets or craft fairs that they love, please share so we can spread even more holiday cheer!

For lots of great gift ideas click here

11.25.10

Grateful to be loved ones this holiday, and able to unwind for a few days. Wishing everyone a wonderful thanksgiving!

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photo courtesy marthastewart.com

11.13.10

Sesame letterpress harvest entertaining platters from West Elm… giving thanks has just become a little more stylish.

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$15-$31, westelm.com

11.08.10

Holiday season is swiftly approaching and Anthropologie has adorned their shops with lots of festive finds. I especially love this gifting tree of goodies. Their visuals truly make me swoon.

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Anthropologie Chelsea Market, NYC anthropologie.com

11.06.10

A mini parfait from Three Tarts… Kabocha pumpkin and apricot compote with molasses whipped cream and dark chocolate cookie. Yum!

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Three Tarts 164 Ninth Avenue, NYC (at 20th Street) www.3tarts.com

11.02.10

Loving these wood signs for soo many reasons. Created by William Dohman of Oh Dier these signs spell it out for us. Pick your catch phrase or a daily reminder to lift morale. Any way you word it they are cool!

spotted via twigandthistle.com, prices range from $38-$150 and custom work is available, etsy.com

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