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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?

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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!

Shop Update!

14 Nov

I’m so excited to announce a new item in my etsy shop–camera cases! 

I’ve been working on this idea for a while now and finally made them a reality!  I just couldn’t wait until Monday to share them with you as I had so much fun making them this week:

cases-displayed

They are made to fit a Canon Powershot but I am thinking of perhaps offering some other sizes to fit a few different cameras or iphones/ipods.  What do you think of that idea?  And which one is your favorite?  I would love to hear your feedback!

Henri Hopper has been busy too.  He will have a new item in his shop to share with you next week!  Have a great weekend everyone!

2009 Calendar

3 Nov

So, I promised last time to tell you about one of the calendars I have picked out for next year.  There are many calendar roundups out there so you will have no trouble finding the perfect one for you, but I just had to show you this one because I love it so much.

It is the 2009 letterpress calendar by Ilee Papergoods:

I got a calendar from her last year and it is one of my favorite things to look at. She makes awesome cards too!  You can find them all in her etsy store.

By the way, if you are interested, here is Henri Hopper’s pick for the best calendar of 2009.

New Illustration

23 Jul

Ok, so there has been some progress on the CS3 front, so what if it’s not with the Pen tool?

A new illustration of Henri:

It’s not quite there yet, but eventually it will find its way into the etsy shop. Hopefully before the moustache trend is over! 😉

New Camera Case

9 May

I finally made a new case for my camera! You may remember my old one met its end at the seal colony in La Jolla a few months ago.

I missed it and my camera was getting scratched, so I finally made a new one last night:

I’m thinking of adding some of these to my etsy shop. What do you think?

Corners of My Home, Part II

7 Apr

The tour of the corners of my home continues today in my office. In a recent post I mentioned I was refreshing it a little, so here are some of the results:

This is the wall above my computer. I just put these little pinboards up recently so they are not full yet. The cards are from various etsy sellers including acajou, kupkup and ashley g. The calendar, from ilee papergoods, was my favorite from etsy this year. I am obsessed with that red Schumacher fabric, and keep thinking of how I might use it somewhere…it would be nice in my living room. Or as wallpaper in my hallway–it also conveniently comes as a wallcovering. Here is a picture with more of the repeat:

Below is one of the corners where I try to always keep flowers:

These sweet peas are from the farmers’ market yesterday. The owl is from etsy seller tangerinechic, and while i love that lamp, which is from IKEA, it is too small in scale and I am still on the hunt for the right one. I have seen a couple of possibilities but if you have any suggestions please feel free to share!

Nearby is my little forest corner:

For a while I had a thing for old advertising thermometers found on ebay. These are two that I like for the colors and subject matter. I also have a thing for tiny deer–if you are ever in Lemon Grove, San Diego, your visit is not complete without a trip to Salmagundi, an art and crafts shop which sells tiny deer, and countless other strangely useful items. The little pinecones came from a nearby park.

This little spot is my nod to the sea:

Living in San Diego, I have to at least acknowledge it! The print is by ashley g. Henri found that amazing sand dollar for me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this next look at my little home, and the final pictures will be posted later this week!