As I type we are getting pummeled with another snow storm.  It has been snowing non stop since 7 am yesterday morning and it is STILL COMING! So what is a girl to do?  Take a snow day and enjoy, I guess.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I hope after this snow, spring decides to arrive.

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Snow drops

February 25, 2013

We had a weekend of rain/snow mix, which has me hopeful winter is slowly melting into Spring.  You know you are becoming a real New Englander when 40˚ weather gets you giddy and feels almost balmy…almost…

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Here are also some photos from the big blizzard a few weeks ago.  My poor smashed laptop delayed my posting of these.  Thankfully my computer is all fixed and the massive amounts of snow in these photos is now relegated to plowed piles.

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Christmas time in the city

December 3, 2012

Peeks from our weekend at home in Boston’s, Beacon Hill. I love it when the shops are all decorated and trees and wreaths are for sale on the side walk.

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Last night my friend and PR guru, Francesca Desforges, put together a fundraising event at Boston’s 21st Amendment for The Claddagh FundDropkick Murphys member Josh “Scruffy” Wallace (My husband tells me he is “the bagpipe guy”)  guest bartended to help raise money.  I happily booked a babysitter, had a drink or two with friends, and snapped some photos of the event.

On a location note: The 21st Amendment is this great old Boston bar right across from the State House.  I love the old brick and dark wooden beams.  Very colonial and very Boston.

Churchill and White

June 29, 2012

For over 20 years, Charles Street in Beacon Hill has been known as antique store heaven.  Over the past few years many have relocated or gone completely on the web, but there is still something about walking into an antique store and seeing these unique items in person.  I think that is why I love Brimfield so much.

Last Saturday my aunt and I popped into one of may favorite antique stores on the street, Churchill and White, and the owner, Carol, was absolutely beside herself.  With no notice, the owner of the building sent her a letter saying she had to be out by Aug 31st.  After almost 15 years in the space and never being last on rent, Carol and her shop were out.  Apparently the owner decided to give the space to a make-up company…please dear God don’t let it be a Sephora.  Charles Street is the main street of Beacon Hill and still maintains beautiful historic charm.

Churchill and White has some of the most beautiful turn of the century English, Italian and Chinese antiques.  We are talking the real deal here.  Sadly the shop needs to be cleared and Carol is taking major markdowns on these unique pieces she has spent years curating.  I returned with my camera to snap some images of the shop and items.  If you are in Boston this summer I highly recommend visiting this store before it is gone.  The pieces are amazing and true antique gems.

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Staffordshire dogs galore.

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Silver, silver, silver.  A southern girls dream!

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I love the idea of using a silver toast rack as a mail organizer.

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And silver liquor plates.  Love!  So Mad Men.  My grandfather had these.

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Enough blue and white porcelain to “sink a battleship” as Carol said.

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This one is called a peony ginger jar.  How perfect!

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Not to sound too old fogey, but they don’t make things like this anymore.

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Possibly the worlds most perfect gold sunburst mirror.

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Her collection of tortoise shell jars is exquisite.

This is just a snipit of what she has so feel free to pop in, call or email her.

Churchill and White

122 Charles Street Boston, MA 02114

(617) 367-0917

carol@churchillandwhite.com

 

I have been enjoying spring, taking bébé on lots of long walks, traveling and diving back into work.  Here is a little look through my iPhone and Instagram lens.

The bridge where I got engaged.

Tulips in the Boston Public Garden

The streets of Beacon Hill

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Baby’s first plane ride and trip.

To take us to a lovely vacation at Sea Island, Georgia for some family fun and beach time.

“Its good for the soul when there’s not a soul in sight.” – Dave Mathews

Live oaks and Spanish moss

Quiet evenings

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I am also back in the studio and diving into some great projects.  One of which features me and my studio.  It was quite a terrifying twist to be in front of the camera lens instead of behind it.  Here is a sneak peek.

I love living in a historic, brownstone neighborhood and working in an urban, warehouse area.  Such a great city mix.


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Oh yeah, and this totally happened.

Planning on doing much more blogging so stick around and check back often!

-Sarah

Seeing Green

March 16, 2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  I thought the bronze “Make Way for Ducklings” in the Boston Public Garden looked great.  Don’t they kind of look drunk?

 

Comes the Night

March 5, 2012

The sun is shinning brightly today with the promise of Spring, but this past month the night has become my good friend.  With baby feedings coming at any hour, I have come to appreciate the beauty of those quite hours of the night.

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Baby Steps

March 1, 2012

“I’ve done a lot if things in my life. Most of them inadvertent.” —Michael Feldman 

I read this quote over on Stacy Style’s blog the other day and I find it to be so true.  While I am a very goal oriented person and love digging into new projects, I rarely approach things with a single minded, do or die, attitude.  I usually let my passions, desires and gut steer where I am going.  My love for a man (now my husband) brought me to Boston, which led me to start my own business.  Moving to a new city where I knew no one and trying to start a business led me to meet some of the most wonderfully, creative and inspirational people…well that and my blogs and social media addiction.  Now that I am a mom to the most beautiful baby girl and figuring the whole parenting thing out, I find all these inadvertent things have helped to create this beautiful, beautiful life I find myself leading.  Don’t get me wrong, my to do list is still a mile long and I am lucky if I get a shower and a thank you note a day completed, but I am figuring it out.  I must remind myself it is okay if I don’t have my s*#! together.  Combining being a mother and running a business will take time or as Bob in “What About Bob” put it baby steps.

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Photos from my afternoon strolls in the Public Garden and excursions to Starbucks…

Winter Break

February 22, 2012

Much of New England is on winter break this week and it seems New England has gotten a full break from winter this year.  Out my window, onto my sliver of a view of the Boston Public Garden, I can even see the faint whisper of lime green buds.  I know a hard core New Englander would warn my southern spring optimism with a stern…”It is not over yet,” but I cannot help but get excited for the promise of spring.  It is my favorite time of year.

As my hubby strapped on the Baby Bjorn this weekend I grabbed my camera as our whole new little family went for a walk in this mild February weather.

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