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happy holidays!


Hi everyone! Just wanted to take this chance to wish you all a very happy holiday. Thanks so much for your support and for visiting Oh Joy! this year. I'll be taking off for the holidays, so see you back here on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008!!!

{background patterns are Harmony & Alexander Henry fabrics from Purl}

{cupcake bakeshop} currently loving...


WHO...Cheryl Porro of Cupcake Bakeshop blog. Each post features a unique cupcake recipe created by Cheryl and accompanied by her own photography. She is a software quality engineer by day and baker for hire by night.

CURRENTLY LOVING...aqua as an accent color, especially with red, fishnet stockings, and family.

Aqua has been showing up all over my house and usually with red - on my cupcakes, in home accents like this Kate Spade dinnerware and in my daughter's wardrobe, like in these Roobeez baby shoes and this Janie and Jack dress. I can't get enough of it. I am loving fishnets. I have them in black and nude. Having recently given birth I am feeling less than sexy. A little fishnet peaking out from under my jeans is just enough to help me get over it. And of course, family, as a long-time single and busy woman, I was not prepared for the joy that marriage and motherhood would bring. It's pretty awesome.

paper butterflies


I posted a snippet of work yesterday by Australian artist  Catherine Swan and wanted to share this beautiful paper butterfly piece that seems to be her signature work. The butterflies are hand-cut from vintage magazines between the 50s and 60s evoking a nostalgic array of colors.

december snippets

Favorite images from my favorite magazines this month...


{left to right, top to bottom: glowing house outline from Elle Decoration (UK) Dec 07, letters on the PYD design centre in Australia from Vogue Living (AUS) Vol. 41 No. 5, Johanna Basford's bedlinen from Elle Decoration (UK) Dec 07, paper butterfly menagerie by Catherine Swan from Vogue Living (AUS) Vol. 41 No. 5, dangling lights from Gourmet Magazine Dec. 07, and Almond Truffle Biscuits from Livingetc (UK) Dec. 07.}



Love this book, Blue to Blue by Katsumi Komagata. The picture book tells the story of a salmon's travels by using different colors and textures in the pages.

david wiseman


Amy recently posted about David Wiseman's beautiful lighting and I had to share. His functional objects are truly stunning...inspired by the subtleties of nature, David highlights these details from wilderness to his work.

the most beautiful stones ever

...by Julia Likes...


pretty neutrals...


...in Nuj Novakhett's Spring 2008 collection...

feeling like a picnic in green today....


{left to right, top to bottom: greener grass pillow, cynthia rowley bicycle necklace, matchstick wedge, butterfly postcard, herb trio, jacket & skirt from milly, cynthia rowley beach cruiser, and flat leather pouch.}

reasons to love new york


Love this whimsical decal that has been applied to the Bryant Park ice-skating rink...read more here...