Friday, December 14, 2012

SHORT RETROSPECTIVE OF 2012

2012 has come to an end; it was a good year with many sunny days, and some not so good, but this is life with good and bad, love and hate, success and struggle...
I've learnt a lot and I'm still learning, and will continue to explore and accumulate as long as possible.
I don't do any resolutions list, I only look back and take what was admirable trying to fix and avoid past mistakes, to improve and grow .
For the last post of the year I've prepared a list of favorite shops and artists that I cherish and envy for their talent and dedication. Here they are in no particular order:
- Saharan Arts , silver jewellery from the tuareg nomads of the Sahara Desert
- Sarah Jane Studios - embroidery patterns
- September House - embroidery patterns
- We love citrus - packaging, party and craft supplies
- Angela Liguori shop - wrapping, packaging, stationery, vintage supplies
- Olive Manna - textiles and paper goods
- Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Shop
- Bessoted Brand -  wrapping, packaging, stationery,vintage goods
- Cozy Memories - scarves, pouches, pincushions, housewares
- my faves on Pinterest
- and my faves on Etsy.
There are only a few of them to allow you to check them all quickly, I know everyone is busy to prepare the holiday season, so I will come back next year with new discoveries.



Have A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year !!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

SEVEN FROM NOVEMBER

5 November

I do love a lot lavender sachets in all forms, fabric colors and embellishments.Spoiled for choice today I choose to share my admiration for Gardenmis, a shop that fulfills my aesthetic hunger: I can admire these beauties, and choose my faves for hours.

Lavender, Roses, Jasmine
Balsam Sachet Forest Aromatherapy

Lavender Sleep Pillow

All pictures and products: Gardenmis.


6 November

Rebecca Ringquist tells us to "Love what you love, make what you make" in a colorful inspirational way. Her shop "Drop Cloth" and her blog are lovely; her samplers are so beautifully done I've added her items on my wish list for Santa.









All embroidery samplers and photos by Rebecca Rinquist from Drop Cloth.


7 November
The party outfits from Anthropologie are gorgeous. I prefer the second and the fourth ones, but all are great, and I'm sure many agree.




New outfits from Anthropologie


8 November

Upon a Fold comes back with lots of goodies for Christmas !

14 November

I've got the green bug, lol...Now, seriously, I love "greenbugmarketplace" shop, and I can't make my mind which items I like more.
Here you have few examples:





All products and images: greenbugmarketplace
                                               

21 November

How about vintage Christmas tree decorations like these ones:


SHOP: JustSmashingDarling
SHOP: ChellesTreasure
SHOP: TheNewtonLabel
SHOP: boxofhollyhocks
SHOP: Pigeonatelier
SHOP: MyraMelinda

SHOP: redtruckdesigns


SHOP: ProjectSarafan



Aren't they cute ?


23 November

"Lovely Finds for a Busy Weeked" is a very nice sellection of gifts from Etsy; it makes everything easier, doesn't it ?






Tuesday, September 4, 2012

RETURNING HOME

Hi everyone,

To celebrate the end of Summer, the beginning of school and our returning home I gathered together, just for you, a collection of lovely items from different shops. I love autumn, and I keep dreaming one day I will have a really cozy home where to spend many quiet evenings close to a warm wooden fire, and a playful kitten. Mmmmmm....it sounds lovely, but let's see first what gorgeous items I've found for you:

Emerald necklace
Shabby chic metal trinket
Blemish sale dish towels
Modern white mug
Lovely vintage collection
Lavender sachets
Traditional Turkish scarf
Vintage paper stars
Red berry pillow cover

Vintage lace heart
Autumn bouquet


Floral pillow
Owl friends and a bird with a hat

Small ceramic plates


Vintage bee necklace
Vintage floral cotton fabric
Enjoy !

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

FIRST WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

The first wedding anniversary is the paper one; to celebrate mine I've made few days ago a treasury featuring lovely paper items from different Etsy shops.
Here are only few of them:

Paper Mache Bowl


Pack of 6 antique book marks


Paper Clips

 6 letters from Paris, each month another one

Monday, July 30, 2012

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT


Lovely pincushion from TheFoxintheAttic.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

SALE !!! SALE !!! SALE !!!



I'm going to close very soon my jewelry shop from Etsy. I have only few items left, and I offer a 30 % discount for a short time. I have pretty earrings with silver hooks and handmade ceramic beads; necklaces made from African hand painted glass or small tubular wooden beads or ivory and ebony style beads, or maybe you prefer natural seeds as Sebuca or palm-tree ones, to enumerate only few lovely items.
The offer is available till 15th of August, so hurry, get something pretty and original for this Summer !

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT


I find this little "guy" absolutely adorable !

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

WHERE THE STORIES COME FROM...

Usually from dream land I thought, but I'm not so sure after I checked Raluca's shop and blog.
I'm convinced now that stories come from talented and intelligent people with lots of imagination like this wonderful young artist.
All the following watercolors belong to Raluca. Enjoy !