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Top Three Thursdays

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While I usually try to post in the morning, clearly the day got away from me. Better late than never, I say, so without further delay, here is Top Three Thursday on Etsy. I’m kicking it off with something I find just strange but probably some of you out there will love. I’ll let the [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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Today is typography day at Top Three Thursdays on Etsy. Why? Because I’m a font freak and I just felt like it. I just love old signs and letterpress stuff and think letters are art unto themselves. So here’s a sampling in no particular order of a variety of Etsy goodies in case you’ve got [...] [Read More]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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Here’s a use for wall decals I haven’t seen before: using them to create a frame for a mirror. This brilliant idea comes from Shanna Murray, an artist and stylist who also makes illustrative wall decals. Regular readers know I’m a fan of decals and that I’ve used a few in my apartment (and they really [...] [Read More]

A Dose of Daily Art

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Finding just the right art for a wall takes time and energy. Daily Painter Originals, a website featuring artists from around America, might be able to help. The site features a daily dose of various artists’ work, everything from still lifes and landscapes to figurative and impressionistic work, all of it for sale. Just click [...] [Read More]
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Dear Fill-in-the-Blank

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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 [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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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 [...] [Read More]

Top Three Thursdays

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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 [...] [Read More]

Decal Decor for Furniture? Cabinets?

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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 [...] [Read More]