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Found  a new website today, Yahgie, which features textiles and home accessories. I thought this personalized postcard wall art was kind of cool. I never know what to do with the cards and notes my husband and children have sent me other than stick them in a drawer. Periodically, I take them out and read […]

Top Three Thursdays

Up first on this week’s Etsy celebration is this fabulous floor lamp from Castlewerks, home of “rocket age lighting.” (Such a great description, don’t you thnk?) It’s made from bent laminated American black walnut and shoji white silk laminated paper. I love the elegant simplicity of the design. It’s 62 inches tall and 10 inches […]

Top Three Thursdays

Here’s a kitschy sign that could make a statement in your kitchen and is satisfying my font fetish, which regular readers know crops up occasionally. I just love interesting fonts. This light turquoise wooden sign looks vintage but isn’t. Instead it’s made from scratch in Old New Again‘s shop on Etsy. If this color doesn’t […]

Decal Decor for Furniture? Cabinets?

Okay: Is this the greatest idea ever or just nuts? Gl*s creative coverings are basically decals for your cabinets, appliances, whatever strikes your decal fancy. They come in a ton of different colors and designs, and can also be customized. The idea is that instead of replacing your cabinets (which costs an arm and a […]

Mirror, Mirror …

on the wall. Which one of these from Anthropologie is the fairest of all? What do you think? I’m torn between the reflecting pool and the Porte Dauphine…. The reflecting pool mirror is made of weathered ceramic tiles, in hues of rose and fern, on a mango wood frame. It’s 12″ square and each is […]

Top Three Thursdays

I continue to have a thing with felted objects and felted bowls in particular. I have now knit two items but have no place to actually felt them because I don’t have the right kind of washing machine. Some day, though, some day I am going to get this felting thing mastered. In the meantime, […]

Top Three Thursdays

Time for the first Top Three Thursdays post. Let’s see what Etsy is up to in 2011! This rustic sugar and creamer by Blue Ridge Southern Potteries caught my eye right away. I love the colors, the unusual shape, the asymetrical angles — just all of it! Price is a very reasonable $38.50. And if […]

The Art of Giving Art

Giving art as a gift can be risky business. You think you know what someone would like, but then what if you are totally wrong? On the other hand, it can be so personal and thoughtful. It shows such love for someone because you took so long to pick out the very thing that you […]

Stencil Mania

Want a wall to look a little different? Why not consider stenciling? Specifically, check out Cutting Edge Stencils,  to see the many ways in which stencils can spruce up a room. There’s a style for just about everyone and every thing.

Walled In

This carriage style candle wall lantern would look lovely on a porch, a mantel or just about anywhere, if you ask me. Made from wood and glass, it has a tin interior wall to help reflect the candlelight. Lovely, don’t you think? Price is $39.95 at one of my favorite web stops, Farmhouse Wares. If […]