Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween...

Okay so I have to share these... Happy Halloween from My Sparrow..

Both images are from Sweet Paul's pumpkin week!

Blog hopping... House of Turquoise and The Green Door

This week has been no exception on the blog hopping fun.. so let's get to it. Color is an amazing thing and who better to prove my point than House of Turquoise... Her blog is always full of amazing images that center around simply the color Turquoise... From one of her posts I found The Green Door- they have some of my favorite things on there but mostly I love her posts about Zinc furnishings and accessories!! Check them out!

images from House of Tuquoise and The Green Door

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Irvine Valley College Antique Market this Sunday

Join us...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jennifer Alden Design

I have had the recent pleasure of discovering Jennifer Alden's work while I was at SEED one day last week!! I just love it! Jennifer has skills with an education to back it up.. she attended London College of Design and Parsons School of Design in Paris and worked for Anthropologie on retail display (one of my alternate life dreamy jobs). Her current project "Block and Twigs" encompasses her life experiences and travel in tiny little beautiful pieces. In Jennifer's words they are "Vintage and location photographs... printed in sepia tone and lovingly stitched onto fabric, then attached to blocks of time-worn, weathered wood." See why I like them so much!

Jennifer can also do this with your personal photos. The perfect holiday gift I do believe! As long as the photos are royalty/copyright free, it's as simple as sending a high resolution jpeg. The photo can be color, b&w or sepia and wood will choices vary, depending what Jennifer has available.

Thank you Rachel @ theinterioRevolution

A BIG Thank you to Rachel at theinterioRevolution for the post about us today. Go on over and check it out!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

My Sparrow at SEED a little dressed up ...

We dressed up a bit for the upcoming Holidays... come and see. We will be adding more as the season gets closer....

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Great week coming up...

This week we will announce the winner of our giveaway, posts about some great local vendors you have to see, and a few other goodies... Happy Halloween week!

Just love this image. Don't forget to get all dressed up this weekend!! And look at that amazing settee behind her- just perfect!

(Image from Moodboard from UK Vogue shoot 2004- found through automatism)

Fall Highlight Series No. 2 Parlor Arm Chair

My Sparrow fall highlight

parlor arm chair

great for your table or desk our parlor arm chair is comfortable and stylish

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Setting the table.. a short series of posts.. Obsess much

So I am a little obsessed with Ceramics and dishes in general. They make me weak in the knees! I love the shapes of handmade pieces more than anything! So this morning I woke up early (cat meowing in my ear) and started thinking about dishes- I know weird huh! Well I had been thinking, you see my daughter who is in Kindergarten made this little pumpkin by hand, and why could I not do the same, I mean with dishes. So I am thinking of taking a ceramics class to see if I like it. I would love to hear if anyone has taken one and what they think of it??

Here are a few of my absolute favorite ceramics to dream about...

Astier de Villate

Rae Dunn

Mud (see my post on them here)


Images from Astier de Villate, Rae Dunn on Etsy, Gleena blog and Mud ceramics

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog hopping...My Notting Hill and Vintage Printable

Blog hopping is always my favorite activity and this week is no different... I was on one of my favorite blogs My Notting Hill (check out her post on the renovated church too!) and she did a really great post about a site called Vintage Printable. Amazing if you love vintage documents, letters and artwork you will be hooked! They offer a huge variety of images for free. Vintage pieces make a space so unique and now you have so many all in one place.


What a great resource!!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Farmer's Market and Heirloom tomato and Cucumber salad..

Sorry for the lack of posting here this week.. it has been really busy
around here! So on my last visit to Nipomo we had a chance to visit the San Luis Obispo Saturday morning farmer's market and oh did they have some great veggies! This is a great Farmer's market with amazing fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods. I highly recommend it.

These are the coolest beans I have ever seen- not sure of the name but so pretty! This farmer had the best salad fixings, he will put together a grouping of fresh greens for you that is to die for. Just tell him what you like and he will make you a bag that will last many meals for just $5.00.

Amazing flowers!

The biggest artichokes I have ever seen!

Cool pumpkins- I bought a bunch of the cutest little white pumpkins from her with all of the cute little curly cues on them.

Now for the good stuff- the Heirloom tomatoes..

My Aunt Carol made the best Heirloom tomato and cucumber salad I have ever had. I loved it (that is saying a lot because I am not typically a fan of the tomato!)

So I thought I would share the recipe with you...

Aunt Carol's Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber salad

2 oz. Garlic Red wine vinegar
3 oz. Good olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
fresh pepper (to taste)
fresh basil cut thin (to taste)
fresh cucumber peeled and sliced thin

Use a variety of tomatoes
We used:
yellow pear tomatoes
zebra green tomatoes
and orange and red heirloom tomatoes
Clean and cut bite size

Stir Cucumber and Tomato with dressing and serve

Find out about all of the Central Coast farmers markets here..

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Inspired by Pam Moxley Photography

"I have always felt that looking through the lens of a camera is much like looking at life from the perspective of a child. The magnificence of life is fresh and waiting to be discovered. I see things when I photograph that I would never see without a camera in my hands. Photography graces me with the momentary freedom to leave the responsibilities of life behind, and view the majesty of life as though I am, again, six years old." Pam Moxley.

Pam Moxley is an amazingly talented photographic artist that I found a while back when I fell in love with one of her pieces in an Atlanta show house that was featured in Traditional Home magazine. Her pieces are so thought provoking and special I just love them! Each piece from her series "In the hands of babes" takes you back to a special place that you can only find as a child. Please enjoy!

All images from Pam Moxley

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Giveaway From My Sparrow ~ Setting the table and Crumpled Dinnerware

Okay so here we go... this is your chance to win the Large Platter from our Crumpled dinner ware collection.

All you need to do is...
  1. Leave a comment after this post - I would love to hear how you found us or about a favorite item that you have on our site.
  2. If you have a blog, please post about this giveaway and add a comment below including the link to the post. (Yes, this means you can enter twice)
I will pick a winner next Monday- that leaves us time for everyone to participate!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Visiting My Sparrow online...

It has been brought to my attention that our site may be a little hard to navigate through... Just so you know we have so many things to offer!!

Our categories include all of the following....

Pillows and fabrics
Jewelry and Personal accessories
Home Accessories
Wall decoration
Gift Certificates

Hopefully this will make things easy... Come by and take a look if there is something you have missed!

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Fall Highlight Series No. 3 Owl Pitchers

Our No. 3

My Sparrow fall highlight

owl pitchers

perfect for pouring…

our owl pitchers add a special touch to any table

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Jewelry designs on My Sparrow

New Jewelry just added...

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Winter items now available on My Sparrow...

All of our winter items are now online.. Please take a look..

Henry bench

Emma Lumbar pillow

Erin Cross base table

Lucky Table lamp

Imperial Trellis fabrics by the yard

New Canvas Giclee pieces

Grant raw steel storage pieces

Reclaimed wood tables

Blake entry pendants

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