December 31, 2009

yes please

h a p p y

n e w

y e a r


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.
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

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


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

                                  kristen & arre

stewart & james holiday gift away :: on hold


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!



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!)


christmas 2006


christmas 2007 (2)


christmas 2008


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…



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….


Congrats and enjoy!
  Send us your mailing
address to
post by kristen

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!


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!


post by arre

chill baby dances

mills, my happiest baby, is serious about her dancing.

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!

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)
updated labelled
and it’s your lucky day – still no takers on our favorite :) 
large labelled
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...


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

large labelled

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.

001 002

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!):


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….





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

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