Saturday, November 29, 2008

Abigail Brown

Everyone loves Abigail Brown's magical creatures! Here are some works currently available in her Etsy shop! I adore her mix of colorful and textured fabrics! Visit her website to see her full range of artwork-including her three dimensional wall art pieces that are truly unique!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Black Friday Sale!

Thanksgiving Sale at my Etsy shop-now through Sunday! 25% off everything!! However-we are headed to visit my husband's folks in Indiana and I won't be able to ship any orders until 12/03! Thanks so much! Safe Travels and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! See you back here Friday! xo

Swan Bones

I've been admiring the work of Kelly Louise Judd of Swan Bones for some time. She creates paintings, drawings, dolls, adornments and ornaments with a sort of melancholy Victorian sensibility that I find especially lovely. I thought her drawing, Dinner Party was particularly fitting for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration! Visit her website, blog and Etsy shop! Here are some of my favorite original drawings by Kelly and her new holiday ornaments. xo

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kathy Ruttenberg

My friend Pam Pemberton (whose wonderful flower shop and floral design service, Flora is located in my hometown, Fayetteville, Arkansas!) just alerted me to this incredible artist! Thank you, Pam!! Mostly, I live under a rock and therefore had no idea about the magical watercolor, ceramic and mixed-media sculpture of artist, Kathy Ruttenberg. Anyone living in New York will remember her window installations for Macy's Flower Show last year. If only I could have witnessed that! For now...I'm super happy to take in her incredible portfolio online here. xo *Click on the photos to enlarge!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Once upon a time...

I saw this video of the sweetest little French story-teller on Whitney Dail's blog and ended up spending an hour watching all her videos and dreaming about some day having my own big brown eyed girl like Capuchine...she is incredible!

Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.

A Bonney Girl Craft Supplies

Etsy seller A Bonney Girl has been licensed to sell the remaining inventory of a craft company that was in business for over thirty years. I love the possibilities of these turned-wood acorns, mushrooms, cherries, and apples! I would love to keep a bowl of the acorns as they are-so pretty!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Serpil Erol Handmade

I think these hats by Serpil Erol are super new and fabulous! They are like artful nests for your head! Serpil lives in Istanbul and has lead a very interesting life-read her profile. Lovely styling and models-I believe the artist is the one with short hair. I love the names of her pieces as well.Wonderful!! xo

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sweet Nothings

I made this little assemblage today from a vintage paper doll, twigs, birthday candle-holder bird, and a glass dome with wooden pedestal. I love how graphic it turned out. I've listed it in my Etsy shop! These photos are pretty poor-but the best I could do today-I'm getting ready for a studio-shop moving sale! Come on down tomorrow and Saturday if you're near Newberry, SC!! xo

Whitney Dail Knot Necklaces

My friend, shopSCAD Gallery Assistant, and artist, Whitney Dail creates these sweet crocheted knot necklaces! They are available for purchase at shopSCAD and through her Etsy shop, String and Gears, which she co-ops with her talented printmaker b-friend Jonathan Yoerger. Knot necklaces are fun to wear-esp. the long single-strand which can be doubled up or worn as a bracelet. I wore a single black strand at our shopSCAD party the other night and it made me feel super spiffy! xo

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Paintings by Bonnie Runnels

I have mentioned before that my mother is an incredible Fine Art painter-and last Saturday she won "Best in Show" for the second year in a row at The Art Center of The Ozarks, 14th Annual Northwest Arkansas Artist's Exhibition! ConGraTulaTions, Mom!! I finally have a few of her beautiful works to show you-all are original oil on canvas. xo
Still Life with Olives (Last year's winner!)
20"x 24" nfs

Brian (This year's winner!)
20"x 24" sold

Still Life with Pocketwatch
20" x 24" $800.
available through Art Center of the Ozarks

24"x "30 nfs

11"x 14" nfs
(My sweet niece makes a lovely model!)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Vintage Doily Clocks

Etsy favorite, Brenda Rose has a new shop called, and furthermore where she sells her latest projects-including my favorite- vintage repurposed doily clocks! What a clever idea! The doilies have the most wonderful graphics!

Happy Birthday to you...

Happy Birthday to the wonderful and talented Liz Demos!! Liz is responsible for the always charming and inspired shop, @Home in Savannah, Ga! I miss chatting with Liz, shopping- of course, and really just the experience of being there in the midst of her creativity and amazing found treasures! Best wishes for even more continued success in all your adventures!! Have a wonderful day, Liz! Xoxo
@Home storefront on Broughton Street, Savannah Georgia
Photo via Apartment Therapy D.C.

Always filled to the brim with magic and little lovelies!
photo via Jade McCully for Bust Magazine
The Best Ribbon selection in the South!
photo via Jade McCully for Bust Magazine

@Home Display
photo via Jade McCully for Bust Magazine