my elsie green holiday edit.
by victoria comment

12/14/20

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

as you may know, elsie green is my partner in super marché, my online vintage shop. but maybe you didn’t know that they’ve way ahead of me, and have been carrying vintage french finds for years! they invited me to peruse their incredible collections and create my own holiday gift edit for friends and even for myself this year, and i’ve included some of my favorite pieces below, and you can find your own in their beautiful online shop.  i’m also in very good company, so be sure and check out the holiday gift edits from Erin Hiemstra, Mary Ann Pickett and Caitlin Flemming, too. and for more inspiration be sure to follow @elsie_green on instagram. and if you’re in the bay area, you should definitely have a visit to their gorgeous concept shop. happy holidays!

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: my favorite Elsie Green gift to give: The Frankie Linen Tote, because we all need a chic French market bag; a nice gift for myself: Because I love a cozy bed piled with pillows, blankets, and duvets, I think the Throwbed is perfect for me; The gift i can’t wait to give because i know it’s absolutely perfect: This painting for my friend because it reminds me so much of our trip to Sicily and the landscape on our hikes.; The best Elsie Green gift i’ve ever received: I met Laurie at the Alameda Flea Market and she was selling a gorgeous Vintage Bamboo Daybed. I knew I had to have it. and now i sell them at super marché, like this one just below.

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: CLASSIC SET OF 6 CHAMPAGNE COUPEs; petite vintage black mirror; 19th century jam jars — perfect for candle votives. below: chic stoneware bottles and vintage brass candlesticks.

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

my elsie green holiday edit / sfgirlbybay

• photography by elsie green.

friday finds.
by victoria comment

12/11/20

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

hello, friends. well, here we are in a holiday season lockdown. this is a first but i’m following guidelines in the hopes that we can shut this virus down once and for all. it’s not ideal to spend christmas confined to our own homes without the usual family visits, but it’s just one year and we’ll get through it and hopefully never have to do it again. i hope you have plans to be as cozy as possible at home and find yourself grateful for all we do have. here’s to a relaxing weekend, see you back here on monday.

xo, victoria

  1. scarlette new dehli is A charming and intimate “Maison d’hotes” in the middle of south Delhi and i love the way they’ve styled this guest room. the throw is lovely, as is the pair of pendant lamps, but what i really love are the black and white portraits of India’s historical leaders over the bed. they just add such a uniquely personal touch.
  2. i’m a big fan of copenhagen-based stylist Anette Eckmann, aka @eckmannstudiocopenhagen and i’m just swooning over her beautiful ceramic collection. each of the pieces are quite different from the other but the color palette works so beautifully together. a wonderful idea to steal!
  3. @livingbylo documents her ever-changing montreal, quebec apartment and i’m always inspired by her latest iteration. her living room and that gorgeous fireplace mantel are looking quite inviting in this photo. just dreamy.
  4. this is a super beautiful studio tour of ceramicist Ini Neumann and her label We are Studio Studio from herz und blut. i find her ceramics so whimsical and fun, i’d love to add a piece or two to my own collection.
  5. this vintage wall Sconce by Jean Royere is just the cat’s meow! i discovered it via los angeles-based design firm @clementsdesign whose Instagram account is always full of unique design finds and a great one to follow for endless inspiration.
  6. this is such a serene but oh so stylish living room space. i quite admire how minimalist they’ve been able to stay, with the furniture and fireplace remaining the focal point of the room. i think the unique shapes of the furniture add to the interest, as well.
  7. i love the unexpected placement of this very cool little lighting fixture, shot by salvo lopez, one of my very favorite photographers. it’s just a creative way to create a wee gallery nook in an unusual spot. it also draws your eye to the fantastic tile work.
  8. i’d very much like to take a bath here. one rarely gets so fortunate to not only have a beautiful clawfoot bathtub but a fireplace in the bathroom, too? now, that’s my idea of heaven on earth.

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

friday finds / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bread bar.
by victoria comment

12/10/20

snowy exterior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

it is wintertime after all, so it makes perfect sense to head (at least virtually) to where there’s snow, at least for a little recreation and an adorably charming restaurant and bar. today we’re dropping in on bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado — a fine mountainside drinking establishment at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, housed in an 1800s-era bakery in an old mining town. they’ve had to close for this winter with covid but will be back in the spring! i imagine it’s just as lovely and charming in warm weather as it is in winter. i love old towns like this and would love to visit either now to warm up with a whiskey drink or later on in the summertime when bread bar puts on live music on their outdoor deck. either sounds pretty idyllic. we’re going to layer up for our trip this time, with a cozy turtleneck sweater and faux shearling coat over our favorite bell-bottom jeans and suede boots. add some fun color and cozy warmth with a checkerboard beanie and plaid scarf. while enjoying your hot cocoa or toddie, i highly recommend reading An Object of Beauty by comedian Steve Martin — i just finished it and loved every minute of this entertaining tale about a driven young woman and her rising star in the new york city art world.

dog on vintage sette. / sfgirlbybay

wear this there: bread bar.

wear this there: & other stories Cropped Turtleneck Knit sweater; h & m Wool-blend Faux Shearling Coat; Citizens of Humanity Annina High-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans; anthroplogie Sawyer Plaid Scarf; anthropologie Day Slouchy Tote Bag; Chimi 008 Sunglasses; read this there An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin; Maya Brenner 14K Gold Birthstone Hoop Earrings; Hansel From Basel Love Crew Socks; JENNI KAYNE Suede Canyon Boot; Missoni Checkerboard Beanie.

bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

exterior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado at night. / sfgirlbybay

black and white wallpaper and decor inside bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

monochromatic bar at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails and menu at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

cocktails at bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

black walls inside bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

dogs outside of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

whitewashed interior of bread bar in Silver Plume, Colorado. / sfgirlbybay

• photography courtesy of @breadbarsp, life and thyme, remodelista

color story: a very simple christmas.
by victoria comment

12/9/20

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

this week’s color story is a little different in that it’s also about a very simple kind of Christmas. here in California, we’re back in lockdown, so i will be solo this year. my family has canceled their visit and so decorations seem a little unnecessary. however, i think we all could use a little mood-boosting, so a few decorations might go a long way. i actually prefer this kind of holiday decor, it just feels more homey and homemade to me. i also searched etsy for decor and gift wrap ideas to help support small businesses this holiday. if you can, even online, please consider supporting these small businesses so they don’t go under during these economically challenging times. that could even include buying gift cards from small cafes and restaurants so that we can support them until they’re able to open back up. anyway, just a few ideas for a very simple christmas!

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: shiny & bright christmas ornament box by heather david; baccarat wine glasses from geary’s; Set of 3 Bright Pink Bottle Brush Trees from white christmas studio; Birch Bark Pennant Garland from f collective vintage; Red Stripe Tree Skirt from maisonette; paper ornaments from @bungalow.dk; kraft wrapping via mama’s v.i.b.; Faux Blue Larch Garland from terrain; Jam Jar Snowglobes from sweet paul magazine; Macrame Christmas Tree Garland from knot just oils; baccarat wine glasses from geary’s; etsy bottle brush trees; Mosser Glass Glass Cake Stand from food52; diy fresh mini trees from say yes.

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: Red Striped Twine from three girls and a goat; Spicy Mulled Wine recipe from west elm; gold Letterpress Christmas gift tags from The Whistle Press; gingerbread cake from hither & thither; vintage-inspired Red Tinsel Garland from 525 Supply; diy candlestick hodlers from trendencias; Red and Gold Glitter Vintage Ornaments from the zoe bird; kraft paper wrapping from that kind of woman; spaghetti from Paz Del Percio’s cookbook La Movida del Vegano; rifle paper co. Christmas Tree Gift Tags; kraft paper wrapping via spoonflower; simple christmas decor via deavita.

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

color story: a very simple christmas / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: Pre-Lit Hanging Branch Decor from crate and barrel; hot cocoa cart by coco kelley; diy stiched book page gift wrap by misty bliss; alternative no tree christmas tree branches via sheer luxe;
Merry & Bright Holiday Bunting Garland from bunny fish crafts; gardenista christmas collage; Paper Holiday garland from wren handmade; Berry Merry Wreath Felt Garland from pearl and jane; diy fresh mini trees from say yes; alternative no tree christmas tree with photo collage via sheer luxe; kraft paper wrapping via home listy ; @boligliv_dk christmas tree; toy animals with gift boxes via home listy ; collage tree via vosgesparis.

three lovely birds.
by victoria comment

12/8/20

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

i keep seeing the lovely work of three birds renovations popping up everywhere of late, and thought you might be as inspired by them as i am. these talented women have been best friends for almost 20 years and in 2014, took a leap of faith together, quit their jobs, and created three birds renovations in pursuit of a more fulfilling life — working for themselves, doing something they loved, and that allowed for more family time. Within a few short months of starting out, they’d successfully bought, renovated, and sold their first property — you’ve just got to see the before! now, while they’re down under in Australia, not all of us can collaborate with them on our own homes, but they’ve recently started an online styling school, as well as a renovation workshop. their work is light and lovely and definitely brings the outdoors inside. for more check out more of their projects on their website and follow three birds on instagram. here are a few of my favorite looks.

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

three lovely birds renovations / sfgirlbybay

• photography by three birds renovations.