1. purple mid-century arm chair, Town and Country via V and M, 2. jalli hand embroidered pillow in purple/cream, Judy Ross Textiles, 3. things i want to remember forever notebook, Notbook Notbuk via Etsy, 4. vintage pink and purple scarf, ClassiqueStyle via Etsy, 5. widow woods nightcap nail polish, Scotch Naturals, 6. graduation of james meridith painting by ross curtis, Lost Arts Salon, 7. bracelet lite marsipan, LeSouk Shop, 8. miss cheryl straw cloche, Goorin Bros. 9. purple leather ribbon clutch, Rosiedollshop via Etsy

I was lucky enough to marry someone who came with a full dining suite. It just took me a while to wrap my head around having a concrete table in our 18th Century house. I really started to appreciate having a workhouse table with the kids. A couple of toddlers can extinguish even the strongest desire for a new dining table. For art projects, banging spoons, sticky fingers, smashed peas. So I’ve moved on to thinking about the dining room chairs.

My parents had a Mid-Century modern dining room set with leather chairs and there is something to be said for a comfortable dining chair. I’m currently looking for a vintage set to upholster, either in indoor/outdoor fabric (for practical reasons with the kids) or a combination of fabric and “engineered leather” or nylon fiber matrix (majilite is a great source). Photo Design Marchand

A few of the fabrics and chairs I am looking at:

Top: mid century teak dining chairs, MidCenturyMobler via Etsy, 1. erin flett croquet outdoor fabric, Al Fresco, 2. albert, Sister Parish Design, 3. stardust navy on white, Victoria Larson Textiles, Bottom: v-legged mid century danish teak dining chairs, MidCenturyMobler via Etsy, 4. tucker, Sister Parish Design, 5. pomegranate in currant, Galbraith & Paul Textiles, 6. peacock, Victoria Larson Textiles

The Twins turned two over the weekend. Despite it being mid March we celebrated with a Frosty the Snowman cake (all three ”snowballs” for their party on Saturday and just Frosty’s head for a second time blowing out the candles on Sunday.) I wanted to share a few of our birthday favorites – all made from small companies.   Chalkboard placemats, b.a. friend (a gift from our Aunt, Uncle and Cousin!) Photos Design Marchand

How cute is the child’s bicycle basket from Peterboro Basket on their Radio Flyer?! This has been great for carting around plush friends, dolls and puzzle pieces

The kids are over the moon for their wooden alphabet puzzle from JandP Woodworks. We also gave each of them a name puzzle (also from JandP Woodworks).

We ordered name towels from the ChickyHouse for Christmas and the kids were so taken with them that they each received another for their birthday.

Elli doll (a treasured first birthday present!) received a special bed that she will undoubtedly be sharing with other plush friends. Large wood doll cradle from Meadow Weeds Farms, bedding from BosBoutique and red ticking mattress from GrammiesFunTime

Ever since our trip to California in January we have been obsessed with airplanes. This wooden jetplane from Maukawoodwerks has been perfect for flying around the house!

We’re gearing up for another snowstorm in the Northeast US and I’m thinking about bright pops of color and signs of Spring!

1. trumpet desklamp series, StudioMoss design via Etsy, 2. elena scarf, Leah Duncan via Etsy, 3. mixed clutch in beige and pink leather, Blackbird and the Owl via Etsy, 4. apple green modern wall clock, uncommon via Etsy, 5. afternoon in tuscany print, Wayne Pate, 6. the camera shutter modern birdhouse, Twig and Timber via Etsy, 7. button hand carved rubber stamps, Talk to the Sun via Etsy, 8. grey owl beaker, Donna Wilson, 9. orla strawberry toddler smock dress, skinnylaminx via Etsy

ps. Thinking of warmer times, this is the cutest “pillow” I’ve ever seen (and maybe that’s because it reminds me of my daughter!)

Lunch prep for my “monkeys” before I left for work today

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