December 31, 2009

yes please



h a p p y

n e w

y e a r

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image via linea carta

post by arre

December 30, 2009

bring on the party!

Christmas really did a number on my house.  A number so big that it wouldn’t even be cute or funny to post a picture of it on the blog. I’ll get to it.  Well evenutally. Maybe. But instead of undoing the mess I’m diving into this…
a carnival birthday party for Molly.
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here’s a glimpse at the invites (still a work in progress).  I promise to post something frame-related next week, after my house is clean.  Arre & I keep reminding each other that next week..yes, next week, we’re jumping right back into the world of old wood and a fun new project! 
happy new year!
post by kristen

December 29, 2009

check out these new kicks


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mills says “thanks aunt arre” :)
p.s. that is mills’ actual leg, she can sit in some odd positions
post by kristen

December 24, 2009

merry christmas

                                               merry christmas to all

                                  and to all a good night

                                  xoxo

                                  s t e w a r t & j a m e s

                                  kristen & arre

stewart & james holiday gift away :: on hold

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Since this week is exciting enough without the stewart & james gift-away, we decided to postpone the final gift to next week. well, that's not entirely true but we're going with it!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

xx

December 23, 2009

Christmas present & past

For 4 years now, the talented Jaime Ray at The Fine Print Studio has been designing and printing my Christmas cards.  We are always so pleased with them and I just wanted to share our cards over the years (just to catch you up and to send a little nod Jaime’s way!)

2006

christmas 2006

2007

christmas 2007 (2)

2008

christmas 2008

2009

christmas 2009

photography in the last photo by Smitten

apparently i like to say “happy holidays” better than “Merry Christmas”.  But to you – happy holidays & Merry Christmas!!

post by kristen

December 22, 2009

starting to feel a lot like Christmas…

finally!

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Do you know the saying “it takes a village to raise a child?”  Well, it is a bit more fitting for me to say it takes a village to be ready for Christmas day.  It has really crept up on us this year but I finally have stockings hung (thank you mother-in-law for the burlap idea), ginger bread dough ready for baking (thanks arre), and santa gifts ready for little fingers to pry open (thanks to my mom), and thanks to my husband for being able to track down 2 old school desks with very short notice (the girls will love them!).

And THANKS to all of YOU for the great response to our inventory posts  – we will be starting a new production at the beginning of the new year – can’t wait to see what 2010 has in store for s t e w a r t & j a m e s!

post by kristen

December 18, 2009

and the winner is….



beth!

Congrats and enjoy!
  Send us your mailing
address to
stewartandjames(at)gmail(dot)com
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December 17, 2009

h ♥ p p y b i r t h d a y t o

k r i s t e n !

i hope you have the MOST wonderful day!

love you!

xx

too bad i couldn't wait to give you your present so i don't have a cute picture of it ;( & too bad i don't have the capability of doing cute fonts. double bummer. still happy birthday though!

reminder: Lonny!



Sadly, I've not yet had time to devour the new issue of the lovely Lonny Mag but am looking so forward to doing so... soon.

Don't miss it (if you have the time...)

post by arre

Festive Tunes

In case your local radio station is wearing out their slim selection of holiday music and your own Christmas c.d.s are misplaced (this is hypothetical, of course), Free People has a fun playlist. It makes a nice gift-wrapping soundtrack.

post by arre

December 16, 2009

Takers may eat well but givers sleep well...

The weather around here is still not quite wintry enough for Christmas. Thankfully, this story sends just the right amount of chills.

post by arre

December 15, 2009

stewart & james holiday gift-away :: week five

i'm not the only one celebrating around here. in honor of ourselves... or ... each other, rather ;) this week are gifting away a few of our favorite things!











that's right. after careful consideration we determined that wine and cupcakes are (some of) our favorite things! So, we're gifting Sprinkles for Williams-Sonoma cupcake mix and set of two Riedel O series wine glasses!

please leave a comment between now and 11:00 a.m. on Friday (i honestly don't even remember the original rules at this point) and you'll be qualified to win, win, win!

happy birthday to us!

xx



post by arre

chill baby dances

mills, my happiest baby, is serious about her dancing.
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music provided by pops (my dad)

post by kristen

we saw santa last night!!

like really saw him. through the computer. and are SO excited....

if you have small children go here

You enter in all of their information (name, what they want for christmas, where they live, etc.) and get a customized video conference with santa. The video below is the one we did for MJ, but if your kid has a more common name (like Molly) - he will actually say their name. so fun!

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Merry Christmas to everyone!

post by kristen


December 14, 2009

happy birthday to you happy birthday to you

happy birthday dearest arre

happy birthd045ay to you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

have a fabulous one!

post by kristen

Our inventory updated (with pictures this time)

Just for your viewing pleasure…Oh and check out the two new additions:  24 & 25 (bottom left)
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and it’s your lucky day – still no takers on our favorite :) 
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post by kristen

December 13, 2009

inventory update (again)

now... #s 2, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 20 are goners! keep the orders coming, friends!

December 12, 2009

inventory update

frames are going fast...
#10, #12, #16, #22b, #4, #3, #22a
are gone!

keep the orders coming!

December 10, 2009

and the winner...

LAURA LEIGH!!!

Email your address to stewartandjames(at)gmail(dot)com and Frances will get your delicious prize in the mail.

Congratulations and enjoy!

December 9, 2009

our inventory is up!

Whether you are in the mood for dots & stripes

painted labelled

or for a more rustic look

old labelled

or even for a little bit of both

old and new labelled

or the forever crowd pleaser… a touch of gold

 22a labelled 

22b labelled 

or for an S&J all time favorite

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We have the perfect Christmas gift for you!!

If you have any questions or would like to see an individual picture of each frame..just leave a comment or send us an email at stewartandjames(at)gmail(dot)com with the number of the photo you are interested in.  Happy shopping!!

post by kristen

December 8, 2009

packing up…

and moving out... frames that is.  We are happy to send off our latest frames to Virginia where I hope they will find warm inviting homes for this holiday season.

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And your home has a chance to house one of our handcrafted frames for the holiday season as well (or to become a gift for a loved one!)  Stay tuned for the rest of our inventory – only on the blog!

post by kristen

how cute is this?



We told you Joni did some delightful things over at Chocolate Butterbean. Here she is - not proving us wrong.

post by arre

December 7, 2009

stewart & james holiday gift-away :: week FOUR


as the entertainment element of the holiday season begins for me this week, i am so wishing i could get one step ahead and win this gift away.

Frances Raybon, baker extraordinaire, is gifting a two-pound tin of six-dozen cheese straws to this week's lucky winner!

her family recipe has been gaining additional popularity as of late since Frances has started a small business selling the wares. Her holiday orders are spilling in, so contact her soon to get yours (IF you don't win. or if you just want more!):

frances{dot}raybon{at}gmail{dot}com

for your chance at winning this delicious gift, please visit Frances' blog (for tips on everything from how to best store your cheese straws to how to wrap the perfect gift!) and leave a comment HERE by 11:00 a.m. on THURSDAY. The winner will be randomly selected and posted here by Friday morning. GOOD LUCK!




post by arre

Christmas {MOVIE} Challenge

I do believe Christmas is, in fact, the most wonderful time of the year. I always have. Last year, however, I had the hardest time getting in to it. It's happening again now.



Over the weekend I came across this. Though there are only a few short weeks between now and Christmas, I am up for the challenge and am starting tonight!



as much as I wish I could curl up in front on the fire for these, I'm afraid more than not will end up serving as a background for my regularly scheduled life...

December 3, 2009

and the winner is….

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lea!

 

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Congraulations Lea!  E-mail us a stewartandjames(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address!!  

post by kristen

December 2, 2009

not that this is the season for self-indulgence...




but aren't these to die for?! they keep good company with all of the (other) decadence over at Lille Boutique *swooooooon*

post by arre

December 1, 2009

and the winner is…

molly drew winner


r e b e c c a 

 molls drew winner

Congrats Rebecca! I am so wishing I could have entered this one! You are one lucky girl - Thank you to the talented Joni (& Chocolate Butterbean) for offering such a wonderful christmas gift-away!! I can't wait to see what wonderful creation she comes up with for you!


Don't forget to check out this week's gift-away..another one i wish i could enter – good luck!


post by kristen

November 30, 2009

stewart & james holiday gift-away :: WEEK THREE



it is the beginning of the end 2009. officially time to start thinking about and planning for the year 2010!

this week we are as excited as can be to have the most adorable 2010 odd birds of l.a. calendar from Krank Press to gift to one very lucky reader to helpfully hope organize their coming year - in style. (this gift-away is becoming a bit of an occupational hazard - i desperately want every. single. thing we are gifting away!)



Krank Press is run by the delightful elinor - or nor (love that) - who, with a particular affection for zoology, the history or los angeles an iconic American graphics, creates these wonderfully zany printed goods.



be sure to check out all of her other super cool inventory in her etsy shop (who does not have someone on their Christmas list that would not absolutely adore anything from here?!)



to qualify, please visit nor's etsy shop (and her blog to offer her a lil lovin') and return here to leave a comment about how these odd birds would brighten your days in the coming year.

comments must be submitted by 11:00 p.m. on Thursday (for real this time), DECEMBER (WHOA!) 3. The winner will be randomly selected and announced here on Friday!

GOOD LUCK!

xx

photography yanked (with) permission from Nor's etsy shop and blog - thank you, dear!

post by arre

November 29, 2009

i choosed him

Can you believe it’s that time of year again?!  Christmas season is upon us! And yes – we already have our tree.  While we were decorating yesterday I was taking a picture of molly hanging ornaments, when MJ stuck this ornament out in front of the camera…and gasped with a huge “look mom!”

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I told her it was an ornament that Jim & I got the year we married.  She carried it around (very carefully after i told her it was breakable in as many emphasized syllables as i could) and a little while later she was looking at it turning it over & over in her little hands and said

“mama, I’m so glad you and daddy choosed each other”

me too mare :)  she thinks it through doesn’t she?

post by kristen

November 25, 2009

UPDATE ON THIS WEEK'S GIFT AWAY {Chocolate Butterbean}

***update***
We're too excited about this one and are afraid the Holiday is keeping as many people as we know want to win this from having a chance. So, we are extending this week's offer through next Tuesday. Now, comments are to be sumbitted by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1. We will randomly draw and announce a winner later that day.

Happy Thanksgiving!
xx


If you've yet to plan a New Year's Eve party or are already thinking of celebrations to come, this week's for you...



The adorable Joni, from Chocolate Butterbean, is gifting a set of (up to 50!!!!!!!) custom, flat printed on linen cardstock, party or (wedding or baby) shower invitations or (engagement or birth) announcements ... or whatever you want to invite people to ... to this week's very lucky winner!



GAH i so wish I could win this one! Not only do I love invitations (and stationary and business cards and calendars and... pretty much any sort of printed anything. oh yeh, and parties!) but I particularly loooooooooooove the wonderfully dreamy creations Joni comes up with (be sure to check them all out here & here. she's not only a printer).



To qualify to win this week's gift-away, visit her site (if you are feeling extra kind, leave a comment on her blog too!) then pop back over here to day dream (in comment-form, of course) about the soiree you'll host if invitations at her hand end up in yours!






Good Luck!


xx

A wildly talented illustrator, Joni, is currently working as a designer tending her multi-faceted business where she brands, prints, paints and creates whatever *delights* her clientele. Be sure to follow her here

offer expires June 2010

photography courtesy of chocolate butterbean
post by arre

OMG! Ruthie on d*s

Ruthie is on d*s today!



wow!



cannot.

stop.

looking...


photos by reid rolls
post by arre

a whole lot of thankfulness

is what i got ;)
Stephanie Nielson from the NieNie Dialogues was on the Today Show yesterday morning telling her story of a horrific plane crash she and her husband survived a little over a year ago.    They are an amazing inspiration and reminder that we are not always promised tomorrow.  They have 4 young children and on Stephanie’s blog she tells her story of her long road to recovery, her day to day life with her kids, and how grateful she is for life.  As she said on the Today Show … the blog is her therapy.  What is therapy for her is a wonderful reminder to her thousands of blog readers to be THANKFUL for what we have.  Here’s a little of what my family is thankful for…
MJ: “I am thankful for my sisters, and my mom, and my dad and God”
Molly: “I thankful for my mom” (i promise, no bribing)
As for me, I am thankful for these three…
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and that they are healthy, happy children.  I am also thankful for my husband, a wonderful family, good friends, and all of our health and happiness.
Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you have a holiday filled with love, thankfulness, laughter, family & friends.
post by kristen

a perfect pear ... or two



aren't these an absolute delight?!

but the question remains... to admire or devour?




Amy Atlas via Black*Eiffel

post by arre

November 24, 2009

since the show



we haven't only been coordinating gift-aways, we've also been unexpectedly busy (and happy to be so) readying frames for orders we took at the show!

we are still so pumped over the wild success this year's holiday market was and will never be able to express enough gratitude to everyone who supports us (whether they were actually at this most recent show or not ;0) )

as a result of such success, we have started an unplanned production that we are racing to complete before the holidays. not only did we take quite a few (unplanned!) orders at the show - but we've also had such unanticipated attention since the show that we deemed new inventory necessary between now and the fast approaching gift-giving season! so, to those of you who have inquired, there is hope! we have the (little bit of) remaining inventory on etsy and will put what comes from this current production on there as soon as it is complete.


this cutie is on etsy now

we've spent that last couple of weeks coordinating orders, gathering wood and meeting to make sure everything is in place.



On Thursday of last week, the production (finally!) began.

we cannot wait to share what's coming next with all. of. you!

xx


post (and photography) by arre

November 23, 2009

stewart & james holiday gift-away :: WEEK TWO


If you've yet to plan a New Year's Eve party or are already thinking of celebrations to come, this week's for you...



The adorable Joni, from Chocolate Butterbean, is gifting a set of (up to 50!!!!!!!) custom, flat printed on linen cardstock, party or (wedding or baby) shower invitations or (engagement or birth) announcements ... or whatever you want to invite people to ... to this week's very lucky winner!



GAH i so wish I could win this one! Not only do I love invitations (and stationary and business cards and calendars and... pretty much any sort of printed anything. oh yeh, and parties!) but I particularly loooooooooooove the wonderfully dreamy creations Joni comes up with (be sure to check them all out here & here. she's not only a printer).



To qualify to win this week's gift-away, visit her site (if you are feeling extra kind, leave a comment on her blog too!) then pop back over here to day dream (in comment-form, of course) about the soiree you'll host if invitations at her hand end up in yours!



This week's rules: comments must be submitted (here) by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 27 (i know, i keep breaking the original rules. this week's extenuating circumstance is hopefully obvious ;) ) we'll announce the winner that afternoon.



Good Luck!


xx

A wildly talented illustrator, Joni, is currently working as a designer tending her multi-faceted business where she brands, prints, paints and creates whatever *delights* her clientele. Be sure to follow her here

offer expires June 2010

photography courtesy of chocolate butterbean
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