A little sideboard fun with Mrs Eliot books this morning. I love rediscovering treasure from when I started blogging so long ago, being online so much, with so many things to inspire and pull you in different directions, I have mislaid many links and pages that I enjoy, so it was a real treat when […]
Hey happy Thursday! Today I have a lovely treat for you, to help launch Etsy Gift Cards in the UK I have been given a £100 Etsy Gift Card to giveaway to one of my readers. Keep reading and enter below and you could win the Gift Card to spend in your favourite Etsy shops. You can […]
I have found six lovely things from Etsy to share with you this morning, hand made and delivered from all over the globe straight to your nest. 1. Stay Wild – limited edition giclee print – Helen Dardik, 2. Bay armchair – winter – Name Design Studio, 3. Blackbird singing - Vintage tin artwork – Hens Teeth, 4. Bohemian […]
Cosy colours and light layers mixed with thick sweaters, satin dresses with checked over coats. Collecting favourite comfort recipes and noting them down. Gathering logs together to keep the winter fire burning. Trying out a new homemade beauty regime to save Autumn skin. Making the most of chillier and rainy days indoors with my four […]
A glance through recent Etsy Blog posts led me to this article which in turn led me to the beautiful work of New England painter Jeremy Miranda. His green houses are ablaze with a beautiful warmth and tropical heat, but it’s the greys that got me. Paintings of familiar things that somehow seem extraordinary, in all the colours […]
Just wanted to share with you today, this free online course that my dear friend and artist Sofia Barao is hosting. Starting on August the 1st you’ll be creating intuitive art for 22 days, it promises to be an explorational journey that Sofia hopes will connect you to your inner-self, read more about it here. Things you […]
Love this new series of photo prints that Megan Boltz has created for the Home Ground. These images were originally shot for Brittany’s Greenhouse jewelry collection, and are now available as beautiful prints along with Megan’s two other series, Water and Air Born. The prints start at $18 for a 4×6 and are available in three […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Pinterest is such an amazing (and addictive) source of inspiration, and this weeks discovery is the delightful work of Somerset artist Alice Mary Lynch. Created in Alice’s somerset studio, these bead and twinkle embellished ‘glittering little warriors‘ decorate boutiques and galleries from Paris to London and Somerset.
Beautiful paintings by Tattoo artist Jackie Dunn Smith, being a fan of over indulging in the blusher department and constantly obsessing about my next tattoo, when I discovered Jackie’s work recently via instagram, I was naturally head over heels. And a black swan, Be still my beating heart x All images Jackie Dunn Smith.
Gathering together some Etsy Favourites to share with you. Woodland Creatures Mask Set-kissmego, Goose Feather fringe-Kimonos Feathers, Astral Teepee tank-Bark Decor, Lace Charm Stone Necklace-REBEL by FATE, Ocean green and gold earrings-Roots and Feathers, Whale on a wing-Evan B Harris, Ocean blue stoneware mugs-Di Terra, Wonder cat print-What Katie Does, Trio of chalk board tablets-Peg […]
Just take a look at these amazing pictures of an installation at the store Merci, in Paris, taken about a year ago by katie merchant of Thank you Ok. Maybe a few good ideas here of what I can do with all that vintage lace I’m hoarding? I adore all the soft colours and different textures here. […]
Blog of the week, fortnight, month? Sorry about me. I hope some of you are still there, my schedule is crazy internet not always available and time fleeting. But I am happy to share a new blog of the week today. The amazing, lovely and witty Miss Pickering, we met so long ago on twitter, […]
This week I have fallen in love with the wonderful world of Barbara Berrada, French free-lance artist, photographer, fashion designer, and creator of online boutique “les zigouis”.How sweet is this branch of birdswearing painted pom pom hats, I am just crazy about these beautiful black and white prints with added coloursand fun elements. Everything Barbara creates seems to have […]
Todays something pink, is this beautiful illustration of Emma Cassi’s Bamboo necklace by Philadelphia based artist Danielle Kroll. Image Danielle Kroll.
Day 12, the antique one, wrapped in old paper, with a vintage style label on the seam, the outside of this box features a pretty little country house, on the inside faded gold glitter and butterflies adorn a fern patterned paper with lace edges, two antique keys are stowed inside, tied with old string and […]
I have always been obsessed with old matchboxes, with secret small things hidden inside, I have one with a hand typed message from my great grandfather, which is very special to me, and various others which harbour beads, vintage stamps and broken jewellery. For a long time I have wanted to start a project, a […]
All things bright and beautiful, the last tiniest art show of 2011. The sun is shining in one half of the sky, the other half is clouding over with a menacing grey. After all the fun and games of Christmas are packed away we still need some colour inspiration to start a new year. With […]
Beautiful illustrations from Amy Borrell’s wonderful portfolio over at her site Cake with Giants, found via Jo Klima on twitter this morning, and if you haven’t already seen her design for the Frankie Magazine diary for 2012, go swoon at it’s beauty! x All images Cake with Giants.
Love these prints by Kristjana S Williams. Bright, colourful and quite magical, these are from Kristjana’s collection called ‘Dyragardur’ (Animal garden) and have been described as “A cosmic Victorian safari”. I just love the colours and the patterns of each delicate butterfly wing.
Yummy seaside treats all painted by Lancashire based Joel Penkman, Found via Petite Alma. I am discovering lots of great UK based Etsy shops this week. Hope to share my favourite things later if I have time x
October, a month filled with pumpkins, black cats, wolves and other mystical creatures, the colours purple, brown, orange, and black, magic and howling at the moon. I found my first fallen pine cone today and searched the neighbourhood for cats basking in sheltered sunny spots. The sun was shining but now the wind is getting […]
A little sunday post. Who knew lines and dots could be so beautiful? New York based artist Caitlin Foster certainly does. Inspired by landscapes in California, natural history and textiles, and with an eye for tiny pattern she creates these lovely drawings.
On my treasure hunt for illustrators this morning I found this amazing trailer for “Wildwood” a picture book by Carson Ellis and Colin Meloy. Found via Little Zosienka via Izzy Parker.
Did I miss june?! My off the cuff posting sometimes has it’s downsides, I am trying to be a bit more conformist but at the end of the day I am a pretty disorganised person. So here is my latest collection of Etsy artists, some I have spotted around and some just discovered this morning. […]