friday things

This is an old pattern of mine re-colored, and as a hypothetical pillow. This sofa situation is where I would like my imaginary pillow to reside. 

Also, it’s Friday! This has been a doozy of a week, but it’s Friday, and I have some things to share.

Brown as a neutral interior color. The new gray? What do we think? I have to say, I’m kind of into it. And coming from someone who loves a white wall, I am rather surprised. 

This lovely brown fabric is what got me going on brown. 

And then, I read about the artist who designed it, and I loved seeing her house. Also, I very much identify with her diy spirit. 

My Art History heart is so happy with stories like this: Hidden painting behind a boring office wall in Paris! 

French kitchen soap is exactly what I need next in an effort to buy less plastic packaging. 

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! 

xo, Sarah




some things for your weekend


It’s Saturday, which has become a working morning for me and it is glorious. In the spirit of un-interrupted thoughts, I have some things to share for your weekend. 

I made this soup and it was amazing. Make sure you really caramelize the onion and fennel. Thanks Gwyneth! 

I am watching all the Monty Don garden specials I can get my hands on. Obsessed. And I can’t wait to start gardening again in the spring! So many ideas for my small garden. 

Listening to this delightful podcast. Charming, fresh, interesting. I love it! I gobbled up all the episodes and now am eagerly waiting for more. 

Remembering Mary Oliver and the beauty of her poetry. What a gift she was to the world. 

Enthralled by John Derian’s NYC apartment. The entire 18th c. Swedish wall is just the best. I visited his store on my last (long ago) visit to New York, and it was some of the best time I spent in the city. So lovely.  


And now, off to do glamourous weekend things like laundry and dishes and dusting. I hope you enjoy your weekend, whatever you are up to. 

xo, Sarah




i’m still here.

I think I read somewhere that blogs are over. But I still love reading them, so I figure that surely I can’t be alone in this. I especially love blogs that are a bit more personal and multi-faceted instead of laser focused on one thing (except for when I am googling that ONE THING, and thank goodness for the obsessed plumber with a blog). So, here I am writing my blog that is quite all over the place and short on writing. Because I am short on time and out of practice. But apparently can’t help myself with sharing links to articles and beautiful English homes, because, well, I must.


The other day I was reading about the state of the world/planet and it was all a bit(read:very) depressing, but then the point was made about what we can actually do, and it was make human connections. That seems to be the answer to so many problems. If we just connect with other humans and hear about their world and connect with them, we can solve the world’s problems or at least its a start. And we must start somewhere, right? 


All this is to say, I’m here, starting 2019 off with a quick blog post to share a few things and say hello! I’ll be back soon.  I hope you have a great week.  


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