Spotted in Williamsburg


I’m in New York this week for a blogging conference and thought it would be fun to share a few things I’ve spotted. First up, a few stores I popped into in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Saturday. Above a really cute 1950’s ticking stripe tufted settee spotted at Portmanteau. I’m not a huge fan of the wood finish but the petite shape—measuring 39.5 inches wide—gave me hope that I can find a comfortable and cute piece for my someday library. Maybe the settee could work in your house?

At Sprout Home I oogled their plants and accessories. I have my eye out for cool and affordable outdoor boxes—my boxwoods are coming out of the front garden and going into planters. A beautiful Oxalis plant and succulents caught my eye too.

So this is funny…While I was out Sprout Home I snapped a photo and posted it to my facebook fan page. Christine Foley the owner of Moon River Chattel left this comment:
Hey!!! You’re on my block. I’m heading into my back yard right now to plant groundcovers I bought there this a.m. Come say hi , back of Moon River Chattel.

I was totally blown away when I got the message. Crazy internet/instant connection world we live in, right? Love it. Christine is awesome! We swapped renovation stories and had a good laugh about the gross things you find in the walls when your renovate old buildings aka the rat. It was so nice to meet her and check out her beautiful store Moon River Chattel. A peek inside below.

Sprout Home

Moon River Chattel

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  1. i’m a setee them. i have one that belonged to my husband’s grandparents and i just move it around the house when i get the itch to re-do things. settes are great, they can go anywhere.

    wendy–small world, i just ordered that laurent bench yesterday!! :) in the sand, begian linen!

    nanne in indiana by way of alabama


  2. Katy I found you through my friend Linda! What a wonderful settee! Love it.

    Yes isn’t social media amazing!



  3. Ug! Totally forgot to pop into Brook Farm!

    Yes Karin, the wood planters are from Sprout Home. I couldn’t find them on their website but I’m sure you could call the store.


  4. Oh, wait, I have been to Portmanteau. Yes, cute store. I like the settee!


  5. Hey, you’re covering all my favorite stores today. Love Moon River and Sprout. Also Brook Farm General Store, which is not too far away. Never been to Portmaneteau though. Thanks for the tip.

    Karin, those wooden planter boxes are at Sprout Home on Grand St. in Brooklyn.


  6. where did you spot those wooden planter boxes? they are exactly what i am lookig for.