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this week's farmer's market flowers... 31 Aug 2010


Oh, flowers...I've missed you. With our recent move, it's been a few weeks since I've had the chance to go to the market and work on some new florals. So, I picked up a bunch of pink sweet peas and a stack of marigold mums at the Hollywood Farmer's Market {my current favorite local market for sure!} this past weekend. Since I'm on a wood kick lately, I decided to mix and mingle the two and house them in some wooden tea cups I got at Rare Device couple years ago. So, here they are...peeking out from the drawers of our coffee table.

{photo by Oh Joy}

by the seashore... 31 Aug 2010


{1. lobster cracker from Fishs Eddy, 2. Rosanna Contadini hand-knit baskets, 3. recycled glass pitchers from Branch, 4. Thomas Paul dessert plate, 5. Anthropologie measuring spoons, 6. sea urchin bowls.}

this & that... 31 Aug 2010


...wear this linea pelle for madewell bracelet, decorate with that clayton gray pillow...

{sponsored giveaway} with williams-sonoma... 31 Aug 2010


I've recently been stocking up and upgrading my new kitchen with more grown-up cooking tools and have been loving Williams-Sonoma's mix of classic and modern goods for the kitchen lately. While you can always find a Le Crueset pot or a KitchenAid Mixer, I'm all about the new Jamie Oliver pantry collection they're now carrying as well as some of the great items for kids. Their registry isn't limited to brides and grooms-to-be and would certainly be handy for showers, birthdays, and housewarmings.

So, we've partnered up with Williams-Sonoma for a very special giveaway. After signing up for the Williams-Sonoma registry, one lucky Oh Joy reader will be picked at random to receive a $150 gift card. Simply, 1) register with Williams-Sonoma and add your favorite items to your registry, then 2) Leave a comment letting us know you've registered and tell us your favorite item from the registry. {If you're already registered with Williams-Sonoma, simply add some additional items to your registry and let us know your fave.}

Comments close on Friday morning at 9am PST. Sorry, open to US residents only.

UPDATE: We've selected a winner at random. Congrats to Beeta B. from Austin, Texas!

i guess we're a cool couple... 30 Aug 2010


Thanks to Melanie at You are My Fave and illustrator Gemma Correll for including us on their new Cool Couples series. I love Gemma's quirky illustrated version of us....and how it looks like I am about to attack that cupcake!

{illustration by Gemma Correll}

a home cooked meal in {san luis obispo}... 30 Aug 2010



While on our coastal road trip last week, we spend a night at the Sanitarium in San Luis Obispo. The bed & breakfast is dreamy, sun-filled, spacious, and one of the most unique B&B's I've ever been to. I'll be posting more about their space tomorrow on Oh Joy, but today, I had to share the breakfast we had the morning of our departure.

The innkeeper, Suzanne, whipped up this amazingly tasty {yet fresh & healthy} breakfast that I am dying to recreate at home. Her version of Egg in a Basket, had a California spin with fresh avocados on top and ham underneath. The fresh greens and fruit & mascarpone medley topped off the simple and delicious breakfast.

{photos by Oh Joy}

the tiniest paper cuts... 30 Aug 2010


...by furze chan...

a collection of beautiful things... 30 Aug 2010


...from a beautifully curated shop, magpie & rye...

{via something's hiding in here}

{work in progress} our dining room... 30 Aug 2010


Since we're in the process of decorating our new place over the next few months, I thought it would be fun to share my plans for each room as we progress. Here's a sketch and inspiration of the first room I'm working on...the dining room!

main pieces above: Oh Joy for Hygge & West petal pusher wallpaper in gold (using a temporary application for our rental), Ikea pendant that the former tenant left, CB2 darjeeling dining table, Eames dowel leg chairs, and Woolly pockets (affixed to a frame for a rental).

optional accessories: Ute placemats, Anthropologie silverware, Jonathan Adler whale pitcher, Seletti milk jug, Le Creuset braiser, and Stray Dog floor lamp.

currently snacking on... 27 Aug 2010


We're back from our road trip up the coast, and all I can say is...my belly is pretty happy right now! I'll post more next week, but for now, lay your eyes on this treat I brought home from Bouchon Bakery in Yountville. The TKO is like the best homemade Oreo you've ever had. Dark and rich without being too sweet...

{photo by Oh Joy}


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