crushing on: jersey ice cream company

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i stumbled on this amazing duo recently and am obsessed! i love how they came up with their name and i love every single thing they do. great story, great branding and amazing talent.

a little bit about them:

“Jersey Ice Cream Co was founded in the summer of 2010. Two kids in love found an old embossing stamp at a flea market, dreamed up a design empire, and then set to work trying to create it. Today Tara Mangini and Percy Bright spend their time moving house to house, job to job, leaving beautiful homes in their wake. They believe in craftsmanship, timelessness, and leaving things better than they found them. They do not make ice cream, but will happily have some if you’re offering.”

and here’s some of their work:

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pretty great, right?!

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decking the halls

christmas
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as y’all know, (since i confessed here) i kiiiinda like love am obsessed with christmas.  i keep things pretty simple and traditional but i’m such a sucker for vintage christmas decor. without it getting too theme-y/ cliche/ your grandma’s house, i love to add touches here and there (think bottle brush trees, pastel-y glass ornaments, tinsel) and mix traditional and vintage. i scour ebay, etsy and estate sales for items on the cheap but if that’s not your thing, so many stores this year (especially, it seems) have put out some nostalgic goodies.

some items on my wish list:
-some sort of old christmas related sign (see above)
-my granny had a bunch of these and i loved them when i was little
-some vintage children’s picture books
-look for some pretty antique stockings to add to the mantel
– frame old piano book lyrics/ record covers/ postcards—> YES

new house update

y’all- i am SO sorry for the silence over here. moving 500 miles away with a one year old has been…a lot. BUT, i’m working hard to get back into the groove with everything and things are falling into place. there’s a lot more to do and a couple fun things being delivered this week but i’m really liking the vibe of this house so far

here’s a few sneak peeks of whats been happening here.

new kitchen pendants
new kitchen pendants
mantle part one
mantle part two
mantle part two
new sofa + a favorite throw from elizabeth stuart design
vintage marble lamp
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nadina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nandina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
dining room sideboard
dining room sideboard
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
messy back deck + plants
messy back deck + plants
some newly framed vintage art
some newly framed vintage art
new planter from ikea + new plant (let's see if i can keep it alive...)
new planter from ikea + new plant (let’s see if i can keep it alive…)