Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a Thanksgiving full of yumminess and cheer. Thank you for joining us at The Pink Chalkboard! We'll see you next week.

Jillian and Mindy


Give Thanks Artwork by Valerie McKeehan from LilyandVal via Etsy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hanukkah Wishes

Wishing you eight magical days and nights. Happy Hanukkah! 

Jillian and Mindy


Dreidels from Crate & Barrel

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Abstract Art

I'm a big fan of abstract art. But art that looks like something I could do myself? Even better. Wouldn't something like this be fun to use as inspiration for your own masterpiece?

Found in the lobby at the Ritz-Carlton Westchester, it would look great hanging above a couch or even above a low headboard.

The graphic quality and contrast between the light blue background and black is what first drew me to this but wouldn't it be lovely, too, if it was a little more subtle in, for example, a light gray and white combo?


artist unknown
photos by The Pink Chalkbaord

Monday, November 25, 2013


On Saturday, I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Ford, owner of Made—a fashion school in Philadelphia that offers classes and workshops on the fine art of tailoring and couture sewing techniques. Rachel is an entrepreneur committed to cultivating a supportive fashion community in Philadelphia, and she is determined to bring back the lost art of creating well made and beautifully hand-crafted clothing to the United States. Spend just a few minutes with her and you'll be inspired to dive into the fashion world yourself—or at least learn to sew :) 

The Made studio, located in Old City, is an amazing space with tall ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed wood beams, and incredible light thanks to a gorgeous wall of windows at the front of the building. Of course it is beautifully styled with dress forms, industrial shelving, and clusters of feathers. See for yourself!

Be sure to check out Made's website and visit the studio for lots of creative inspiration and design goodness. 


images by The Pink Chalkboard

Friday, November 22, 2013

C. Wonder's Lucite Letters

Do you remember those fabulous lucite letters I posted about from Tory Burch? Well, just in time for the holidays, C. Wonder is offering their own versions that are just as stunning...and cheaper!

Adding to their collection, C. Wonder also has this adorable ampersand (for more on my love of the ampersand, see here!),

and for all of you social media lovers, these delightful symbols. 

Lots of lucite goodness for the holidays!


all images via C. Wonder

p.s. Thanks, Cheri for this great find!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Gallery Wall at Kate Spade's Outlet

Last weekend, I traveled to the Hudson River Valley and thanks to Mindy's suggestion, stopped at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets along the way. Have you been? It's an enormous complex filled with nearly every outlet store imaginable. Kate Spade's outlet certainly caught my attention.

Love that gallery wall!

Interesting art and wall arrangement plus beautiful displays underneath. The way the jewelry is displayed reminds me of Jenny's closet.

Other than the gallery wall, one other thing caught my eye – a pocketbook with doughnut detailing! My daughter would love this.


images via The Pink Chalkboard 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sarah Richardson's Fabulous Fabrics

Kravet just announced a new collection of fabrics from designer Sarah Richardson. We are huge fans of Sarah and this collaboration makes me so happy. She is a master at mixing patterns and colors in unexpected ways that look elegant and gorgeous. 

Here are just a few of my favorite patterns. 

Check out Sarah Richardson's new line here and her full collection with Kravet here. Lots and lots of design goodness!


Specific fabric patterns:

Friday, November 15, 2013

Beautiful Beds

Restoration Hardware has some beautiful items. Mindy has posted about their sister company, RH Baby & Child, before and now I've just seen some of their beds that are so stunningly gorgeous that I had to share.

Soft curves and details make this bed feel extra special. Equally amazing is that pinboard for necklaces. If moved to a different room, wouldn't that pinboard be great place to display current photos and holiday cards while still looking pulled together and refined with say a family room decor?

Bunk beds! Full size bunk beds! With upholstered headboards to boot.

And then there is this leather daybed. Isn't it just so cool? 


Wednesday, November 13, 2013


There is nothing like a new find from Etsy that can make my day. Case in point? This lovely hand-lettered print that is full of happiness.

Smile—and have a happy day!


Pride and Prejudice Quote from Hey There. design via Etsy

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Clover Market in Chestnut Hill

Two weeks ago, Clover Market debuted in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. We got to shop the market together and were joined by our favorite blogger-in-training, Jillian's daughter. 

It was a fabulous day filled with lots of great vendors and excellent finds. Here are just some of the wonderful things we spotted throughout the day. 

Lots of pretty things and inspiration all around. Such a fun day!


images by The Pink Chalkboard
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