Category Archives: KidFiles

A Page From…

Rosie Flo’s Garden Coloring Book, 2009.

(Add heads, legs, etc.)


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A Page From…The American House

More Wrapping Paper

Inspired By…

…’Girls Standing On Lawns‘ by Maira Kalman And Daniel Handler, 2014.

Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler sifted through MoMA‘s archive of old snapshots and found a lot them had to do with the same theme- girls on lawns waiting for a family member or friend to take their picture. So, they selected some favorites and got busy- Kalman with her illustrations and Handler with his prose to accompany them.

For me… I got busy photographing Kayla sitting on the lawn. :)


Fashion details- Tie-dyed shirt and sneakers with cotton shorts are all model’s own.

(Photo- Martha Browne. Model- Kayla)



(Photo- Martha Browne)

Three Easter Centerpieces


#1. Quail eggs with blue ribbon– design skool (top left). #2. Robin eggs speckled with edible gold paint- Honestly Yum (top right). #3. A moss covered wire chicken with eggs- Sweet Paul (bottom).

A Page From…

…Betty Crocker’s New Boys And Girls Cookbook, 1957.


“…Twenty-five girls and boys, just your age, selected and tested all the recipes and food ideas that you’ll find in this book…” – Betty Crocker

Note- If you haven’t seen ‘MasterChef Junior‘ I urge you to give it a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by kids (ages 8-13) and their skill in the kitchen. The season has ended but you can catch previous episodes on Hulu.



(Photo- Martha Browne)

Fireside Chats

A series of magazine images where the fireplace takes center stage.


#2. Even though the current owners made many updates in their 1708 home, they made a conscious effort to retain the fireplaces. This one is in a child’s bedroom. The mantel was stripped down to its natural pine finish and simply decorated with three framed prints.

(Photo- House & Garden Magazine)