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That England feeling…

22 Jun

We just got back from two weeks in England.  We took Noah to meet the family, went to a couple of weddings, and enjoyed summer in the sun.  I think England really is one of the most beautiful places you can be when the sun is shining.  All that rain makes everything so, so lush and green.

the house where we stayed in Norfolk

I think it’s having an effect on me.  My eye keeps catching on all these mad floral designs and I’ve got to have some of it for my casa.

Here’s an inspiration photo I found on flickr:

image by candy rose on flickr

It’s available for purchase in her etsy shop along with many other gorgeous prints.

Also at etsy, I found this Kindle case and some pretty earrings:

kindle case at etsy by seasidesew

rose earrings at etsy loleys

Urban Outfitters has a few lovely floral items right now; here are a few of my favorites:

potpourri duvet cover, $68

floral lace duvet cover, $68

faded rose rug, $18

Natalie Lete’s plate at Anthropologie:

gallery plate by Natalie Lete, $350

Zara Home has some vivid floral items I love:

florencia cushion at zara home

rosal table cloth and napkins at zara home

And for the full English effect, don’t forget the net curtains!  These are a pair I actually like from IKEA:

It’s not interiors, but have you seen Scarlett Johannson’s take on this trend?  Admittedly the woman would look gorgeous wearing an old sack but I think she pulls this look off perfectly.  The first is my favorite but I also love the cool blues and slightly mumsy look of the second photo:

Are you feeling it too?


The Charmaine Collection Is in The Shop!

23 Oct

I know you’ve been waiting to see these!

charmaine allThe Charmaine collection, now available in my etsy shop.

I’m off to take little Noah to the pumpkin patch now.  Happy Friday!


10 Aug

Well it’s Monday and a beautiful one at that.  So I thought I’d start the week off by sharing one of my favorite things–this print by Gennine:

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She makes the most beautiful watercolor illustrations and collages.  I fell in love after seeing some of her work on etsy and I couldn’t get this one out of my mind.  Lucky me, my sister bought it for me and now I enjoy it in my house every day.

The color and detail in her work is just incredible…I love these fish:

Picture 35And this new Ocean Series too, available in her etsy store:

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Gorgeous, no?  Not only does she create beautiful works of art, she crafts and she has the most amazing home in Mexico.  I love going through her flickr sets for inspiration.  Looks like she really is living her dream…I love that!

You can also see more of her work and life at her blog.  Happy Monday everyone!