• thankful squash | reading my tea leaves


    Delicata squash with rosemary and thyme. Waiting for olive oil, a roasting pan, and a hot oven.In case a bit of quiet-seeking finds you on the internet today, a word of gratitude for finding…

    November 26, 2015
  • advent_calendar_reading_my_tea_leaves_9989

    a clutter-free advent calendar.

    Growing up, my mom introduced an idea to our family that she called Advent Angels. The idea was a riff on Secret Santa, but it was more about actions than things. We’d draw names…

    November 25, 2015
  • crayons9869

    my week in objects (mostly).

     five little things that made my week. 1. these crayons.{and the two minutes wherein they were not being chomped like the carrots they aren’t.}2. this pumpkin ready for roasting.{because a seasonal-display-turned-useful sounds about right to me.}3. this…

    November 20, 2015
  • berry branches in a tiny apartment | reading my tea leaves

    life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #135: Berries make the room.That’s how the expression goes, doesn’t it?The snowflake lights are strung up and turned on over Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Too early for Christmas some people might say, but I…

    November 18, 2015
  • wayward_spark_camille_storch_reading_my_tea_leaves07

    simple matters 03: camille storch.

    Camille Storch | Wayward SparkThe tagline of Camille’s blog is “Genuine, seasonal Americana” and it’s one of my favorite spots on the internet. If you’ve ever wanted to know the ins and outs of…

    November 16, 2015
  • sugar_stick_reading_my_tea_leaves9279

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. this second cup of coffee.{otherwise known as an excuse to use this grown-up take on rock candy.}2. these stacking bowls.{because i’m kind of pumped to be into…

    November 13, 2015
  • birch and pine simple matters reading my tea leaves

    simple matters 02: kate oliver.

    Kate Oliver | Birch & PineOver the past year, Kate Oliver and her wife, Ellen Prasse, have painstakingly taken a 1950s Airstream trailer from mouse-infested and rotting to bright white, clean, and decidedly modern.…

    November 10, 2015
  • candles reading my tea leaves

    my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week.1. these candles. {because it’d been awhile since we sat around them.}2. this aloe plant. {and the absolute pleasure of getting to stay in a house with windows…

    November 6, 2015
  • of a kind giveaway reading my tea leaves

    of a kind: a limited-edition giveaway.

    Here’s a not-so secret: none of us wants our homes to be boring. We might—some of us—aspire to simplicity, or neatness, or perfectly curated tea collections, but we don’t want our homes to look…

    November 3, 2015
  • block tower reading my tea leaves

    baby proof: soundproofing.

    Last weekend we spent Sunday stapling acoustic foam panels onto our floor. Viewed in a certain light, the panels themselves are quite lovely: All of those undulating curves, the soft gray, the touch of texture. Of…

    November 2, 2015