I recently bought two vintage magazine ads for dog food. I think I am going to frame them in simple black frames, and hang them in the pantry above the bin of dog food. The cocker spaniel and basset hound are perfect models in the first ad.
And I am a sucker for large breed dogs, so this St. Bernard begged to come home with me, too.
These vintage ads satisfied too many of my perpetual hankerings (dogs, vintage, funny vintage...) to leave in the antique shop.
I've been interviewed by the Design Style Guide blog! My interview is the latest of a series of artist interviews conducted and published by the team. I always thoroughly enjoy reading these interviews, and I am quite pleased to have been asked to participate. I talk about my influences, my inspiration, plans for the shop, and some of my other favorite shops on Etsy. Check it out, and maybe you'll gain a bit of insight into my shop or blog you haven't seen before.
I want to thank Jay Neale III, a fellow DSG artist, for conducting the interview - it was a pleasure!
A set of my coasters made it to the Etsy front page. I love the greys that they are curated with. I can count at least 6 other items that I might buy. I also like that this list was selected by Etsy. This is what I call my "Tea. Earl Grey. Hot." set of coasters.
I wanted to share a few things that made me happy today. A gold finch landed on the black-eyed susans outside my office window. She was adorable.
I had cherries as an in-studio snack after work.
I hope some simple things made you happy today. Share them in the comments!
My way fun super cool very popular tooth brush holder has been featured on a blog. You can find the post at the Lemon Jitters blog, and while you're there, check out her regular Tidy Tuesday posts on handy storage pieces and her DIY tutorial posts. This blogger also has an Etsy shop, selling jewelry made from vintage and repurposed materials.
Someday I will have a fence around my yard. And my dogs will run freely in the yard. And it will become a mud pit. And I will wish I had bought this fantastic vintage sign from Three Potato Four to mount on the fence.
In the coming days, I will be updating my shop with vintage items. I am excited about beginning to share my love of vintage items and share another facet of my aesthetic. I have been collecting all manner of antique and vintage items for probably more than 15 years. As such, I have developed an eye for quality vintage items, and I am happy to share my finds with Etsy buyers.
Chalk boards seem to be all the rage lately. Whether they're used for labeling the contents of a storage piece (as above, wall bins $89), or simply as useful wall decor perfect for keeping messages and notes to self (as below, vintage slate chalk board, $175).
Perhaps you've noticed a few themes throughout this post. I find it interesting that so many of these threads - chalk boards, birds, easy-care plants, pears, stone and wood - are present in the photos of other items. VivaTerra's brand is well-communicated in their catalog and on their website, and happily, it's easily recreated in our homes when we support the artisans on Etsy.