Friday, July 31, 2009

Beautiful Tree Photo...

Gary Heller does it again!! He always manages to put something up that makes me smile! I love this piece on his Etsy shop. Check this piece out along with everything else I love here...

Okay so I have to include a couple of my other favorites too! They are too good to pass up... I have this one in my office just awaiting a frame...

And this one makes me smile...

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Project Playhouse Orange County Sneak Peek 2009

I am so excited to share a little sneak peak of Project Playhouse Orange County with you!  The playhouses are just finished and ready for the open house tomorrow.  This is a project that I have been working on with UCI this year and we are very happy with the results.  Here is a little sneak peek at the playhouses that will be auctioned off this year.

12 Cliffside Drive 
Built by UCI

We were so lucky to be able to work with UCI on the interior of their house and would like to thank everyone who put all of their time and hard work into the playhouse it turned out great!  

Project Playhouse is a great charity that we have been involved with for years!  To visit their website and see what they do check it out here.  They will have their open house tomorrow Saturday August 1st at the Irvine Spectrum center and the playhouses will be on display until September 12th.  There are opportunity tickets available to purchase for your chance to win a playhouse of your own!  I know I want one!  Come and check it out tomorrow from 12:00 noon until 6:00pm.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vintage French Documents framed...

Remember my post a little while back with the vintage French documents that I had found... if not check it out here.

This is how they started ...

I had each piece framed in an eco friendly frame with archival matting and UV protected glass.

  What do you think?  I love them! (they were hard to photograph without getting too much reflection from the glass.) I had 4 pieces framed each one is 16" x 20".

I will be posting them on My Sparrow shortly for sale.

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Great Giveaway on Brooklyn Limestone..

Brooklyn Limestone is a great blog that I follow and she is having a super fun give away this week for a mini Ghost chair! Check it out here. My love for the Ghost chair designs runs deep! I have posted about them on my design blog Greige and cannot get enough. They are great anywhere and I have had the pleasure of using them in some of my jobs.... Best of Luck on the giveaway!
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Yummy- Lemon tarts!

Here are some of the yummiest and easiest little goodies I have had the pleasure of making. My cousin introduced me to these..

The recipe could not be easier...

1 Package Pillsbury frozen  puff pastry shells (you could make them from scratch)
1 Jar lemon curd (I like Trader Joe's)
Fresh raspberries, blueberries and blackberries (if you like or just one or two)

Bake the pastry shells as directed. 
Let them cool and pull out the centers.
Scoop in Lemon curd (as much as you like)
Top with fresh berries

Oh so yummy, fast and easy- you will be remembered for this one!


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More new Jewels...

Here are a few more of our newest jewels online...

Shop My Sparrow here!

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Falling Whistles..

This came by in an email to me this morning and I was moved to share it. I find that there are so many ways to help that we just don't even hear about. Falling Whistles is a charity started to raise awareness and benefit the children of the Congo who are forced into lives we cannot imagine.

Falling whistles " ...sells simple whistle-blower charms to tell the story, finance charity initiatives, and help affected children in the Congo escape to freedom." From Daily Candy...

You can see the entire article from Daily Candy here or you can visit the Falling Whistles website here...

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

New handmade jewelry on My Sparrow

Here are a few new jewelry pieces on My Sparrow..

check them out online here!

We hope you enjoy them!

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Julia and MY Love for France

Okay I have seen the movie Julie and Julia (and the book) promoted like crazy so I thought I would check it out. Well, it lead me to another book that I believe they are promoting hand in hand.. Julia Child My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme.. I have just started reading but I am already smitten! I would recommend it just from the few pages I have finished. It is right up my alley...
Here is the original cover.

Here is what the new cover looks like with images from the movie.
(this is the audio version cover- but the book looks the same)
Just in case you are looking for a copy..
Check it out!

When I am done I will do a post on my much neglected book blog -here.
Then I will have to start reading Julie and Julia...
If you have read either book you will have to let me know what you think!
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Friday, July 24, 2009

A Little Delay...

I am a little bummed!! I found out today (as I was putting the finishing touches on it) that SEED People's Market will not open until next Friday! Boo... I was very excited to share all of our fantastic goodies with everyone... So here is a little sneak peak at our space...
I hope you like it!!
I guess we will just have to wait until next week!!
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Our Ears are burning..

What a treat!! Lisa from The Lisa Porter Collection just did a blog post about yours truly!!

My Sparrow offers everyone to live responsibly with great style!

Thanks so much for love!
Check it out here!

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wine anyone

I have been keeping this one to myself but I finally decided that I can share... I am in love with a winery... Kenneth Volk! On my recent visit to the Central Coast in California I had a chance to visit this little winery back in the hills. It was beautiful and quiet and the wine is just divine!
Check out their website here..
I suggest the 2006 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Cuvee, Santa Maria Valley - Yummy!
The wine tasting room is small but the view from the porch is fantastic. Also when you join their wine club you actually get to choose your wines for each shipment if you want to. Nice!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fun, Fun, Fun oh and did I mention green...


Super cute! I am just ready to put these beauties into my new space but I wanted to share them with you first!


These are handmade flowers.. for your hair or for your super cute little jacket.. I love them they are made by a super talented local to OC. What do you think?

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Vintage French Documents

I have just had the most wonderful discovery!  I found the most beautiful Vintage French documents...  Here is a little sample of what I have.

The penmanship is just beautiful..

Stay tuned to see what I have planned for them.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

I Like it.. I do

Here are a few beautiful photographs that are for sale on Esty from Jason Jilg of Midwest Photo...
They are just amazing and what a steal!!
Check them out here along with some other pieces that I am not sure I can live without!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Latest obsessions...

One of my latest obsessions is Bottle carriers..  Old - new whatever you like.  I like them all.  They are perfect for picnics, parties and decorating...

I keep one of my favorites on my dining table with wine bottles in it!  You can use them to transport your bottled drinks or napkins and silverware.  Whatever you choose they are fantastic!  I love love love the vintage carriers from France...  

You can find some reproductions from Pottery Barn right now in their summer line that are kinda fun too.  

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Henry, Henry, Henry...

Oh Henry... we have so much love for this line of chairs. There are three now just great to spread around the place. We now carry the Henry Chair in a dining side chair, an arm chair and the lounge... check em out here!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Green Inspiration

We like it green here! One of my biggest inspirations for my personal green movement was Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano. She gave me the information that I needed to make better choices for myself, my family and the environment. This book is an easy read that is full of information. A great resource to keep referring to with your most important questions.

"Gorgeously Green is a lifestyle choice that is simple, easy and fun. Going Green doesn’t mean you have to go without. On the contrary, it’s the most exciting, fulfilling and wondrous way of life imaginable." From
Get your copy today on our site
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Follow us on Facebook

Now you can follow our blog on Facebook and you can become a fan. We post our newest items on Facebook as well as suggested lineups of our products. Come and see! My Sparrow on Facebook.

See I bet you didn't know this table was new!

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Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you a Happy 4th of July Holiday! Enjoy and be safe!

New Tables on My Sparrow

Come and see what's new! We have just added these great Keifer tables! Come check it out...

The Keifer Dining table (which would be cool as a desk)

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Gary Heller art piece!

Another beautiful piece from Gary Heller!
Buy it here.. I cannot help but fall in love with these pieces!

This sweet little bird too! Racquet tail roller

Photos from Gary Heller Photography.