Apr 29, 2008

french blue... a lovely hue

So I think I've decided on a color option for the new apartment. French Blue ... oh la la
I got a bunch of blue tiles from FLOR before the couch came then realized when it showed up that I was going for the wrong kind of cool blue. After living with it for a while I'm still interested in blue, but maybe a warmer blue. My couch is a warm medium brown color that reminds me of grassy fields and my dogs poo on a bad day [hee hee]. Anyhow I found these wonderful pics from Flicker that represent the range of French Blue and how great it looks with other colors. We all know it looks good with red, which happens to be the current accents we have lounging on the couch. I can't wait to get a few paint swatches ... ooohh and sample paints to slap on the walls. That is when I get the go ahead to move into my new place

Apr 24, 2008

Time to check in on my favorite artists on Etsy

Checkin' back on Etsy favorites is sooo fun. I realized too with this exercise that I had put so many vintage shops in my favorites my artist faves were pushed to the end of the list. No worries though I am still keeping tabs on them. Here are some recent Etsy entries by some of my faves!

Fox in the woods

Vintage Etsy Pick of the Day

Another one from Olive Vintage ... such great stuff in their shop.
Check out this oil & vinegar decanter ... wonderful!

lemon lime

Apr 23, 2008

This is absolutely dreamy.... gazelle spout ... green tile... oh my!

I'm all a twitter to actually be in town for this!
St. Paul represent!

Vintage Etsy Pick of the Day

From a new-to-me vintage shop on Etsy .... Olive Vintage

a little inspiration ...

This morning I was wondering ... why do I have such a hard time doing the things that I know bring me happiness, joy, satisfaction? I love to run and know how super duper great I feel when and after a good run, but I just can't seem to get started this season. I love to sew, paint, embroider and also know how happy and satisfied it makes me feel [although I admit I feel frustrated too some times] and yet I haven't dusted off my craft supplies in about a month. It's not for a lack of time. Unless TV and wine are THAT time consuming. It's not that the weather is wonderful and I'm spending all of my time out doors. Today though is the nicest day we've seen in and long time [and are going to see] for another week or so. Sooooo maybe I won't pick up the crafting again and opt for a run on the beach. What I meant to post all of this about was a project I stumbled upon thanks to Purl Bee! This site is chocked FULL of inspirational projects to get any old lazy bones back in the saddle. Thanks PB!

Wonderful embroidered button covers. Click the image to be taken to the Purl Bee project journal. Can't wait for that one button to fall off my cardigan. They'll all be replaced with these!

Sprout - wedding gifts

I just realized that Sprout Home has a gift registery feature. When or even IF I ever get married I am totally registering with Sprout Home. Here are some day dream wish list items I came up with .... sigh