Friday, July 30, 2010

any way the wind blows

for those who have yet t0 see the amazingness that is the Muppets covering Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody... here it is. {Youtube and Muppets Studio has disabled the embedding so you have to follow the link}

happy friday!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

live every week...

shark week starts this Sunday! and it doesn't even conflict with Mad Men, how sharktastic is that?!? i'm personally looking forward to august 4th's Best Bites with Craig Ferguson.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

black and white

i like my bathrooms clean and simple with a little something special. this bathroom renovation from design*sponge is no exception. classic black and white with wainscot paneling, quirky wallpaper and a stunning tile design. even the fixtures {some were salvaged or found on ebay} are perfect. i'm making a mental note of this wonderful finished project should i ever have the the opportunity to renovate a bathroom of my own.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

i've got a crush on you

cecilia loves a man who, even when dressed casually, understands the rules of fashion. a shirt that's a proper fit, dark wash jeans, a good shoe and the right accessories {sunglasses and a great bike in this case}. i've got a little crush on this boy... don't tell David.

image via urbanweeds

Monday, July 26, 2010

i'd rather...

in four weeks this will be me, but i'd much rather it be me today because it's sticky outside and everyone on the subway has been smelling like sweat and garlic lately.

image via sweet paul

Friday, July 23, 2010

friday's flowers

it's the end of flower week and i think i'd like to close out this little endeavor with these charming handmade clutches from bagatelles & co. the designer makes each bag using unique textiles and even offers the option of having a special message sewn in to any clutch.

after much consideration i've decided these delightful little treasures appeal to Carolynn's need for minimalism and Cecilia's girlie nature. do you think she could design one for me with an anchor and a bird?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

wedding flowers

it's day four of flower week and the Cecilia in me wants to express her love for this perfectly simple and sweet wild flower centerpiece from this wedding.

found via the always charming olivet

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

my day in photos + flowers

im not exaggerating when i tell people how lucky i am to have the job that i do. i've been doing it for a few more years than i thought i would, but when you have days like this it's so very hard to walk away.

the very first thing the red mench and i did this morning

the red mench himself

some pre lunch entertainment. i had forgotten how wonderfully perfect this movie was

breaking in my new gladiator sandals {let it be known that i do not have psoriasis regardless of what the coloring in this photo suggests}

jojo bean playing in the "river" at the playground

afternoon snack

we seemed to walk by an endless display of flowers this afternoon

my evening tea

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


the theme this week may be flowers because i am deep, deep in love with all the floral goodness over at emersonmade. she's a crafty genius with creations ranging from necklaces and clutches to oversized lapel pins and shoe flowers. she even makes little man goodies. Cecilia wants just about everything in the store, but Carolynn knows that health insurance takes precedence. damn you, Carolynn, for being so levelheaded!

Monday, July 19, 2010

i'd rather...

work? sigh... it must be monday yet again. there are many things i'd rather be doing, but i think for today i'd rather plop myself down in front of this beautiful flowered wall and recreate the wonderful saturday brunch i had with David.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

249 1/2 East 13th street

i was looking for a nonexistent teashop in the Union Square area as I turned down 13th street and stumbled upon the most charming little house tucked between two buildings. the address read 249 1/2. how perfect is that?

photos by the Anchor & the Bird

Question and Answer section from the New york Times online real estate section

Q. On the little one-story building at 249 1/2 East 13th, near Second Avenue, there is a carved lintel reading ''Bitter & Moretti Sculptors.'' Giuseppe Moretti worked alongside Karl Bitter on projects like Marble House in Newport, R.I., in the 1890's, but the researcher who checked the New York City directories for me for both Bitter and Moretti from 1888 to 1895 found neither name. For an article on Moretti's work, can you tell me when the building was built, and when Moretti was there? . . . Louise Tharaud Brasher, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Ala.

A. Bitter and Moretti are listed together in this building only in 1891, while they were living at the apartment building at 215 Second Avenue, between 13th and 14th Street, which backs onto the 13th Street structure. The building application for No. 249 1/2 indicates that it was put up as a ''sculptors studio'' in the yard of 215 Second Avenue and that it cost $1,200. The owner on the application is listed as ''Joseph Moretti'' of 215 Second Avenue, and the architect is listed as Max Schroff.