Thursday, April 28, 2011

New Items Just in Time for Mother's Day

Just in time for Mother's day, we added several new items to our website and etsy shop.  We're now stocking a vintage style frame mats in two sizes: 8x10 and 5x7.  These are beautiful as is but can also be embellished with subtle glitter accents and Dresden trims.
 We've also added different assortments of self adhesive stickers featuring beautiful vintage and Victorian images from advertising and more.
Last but not least, we're very excited about scraps from England featuring Beatrix Potters' much-beloved characters .  It's a toss up; I can't decide if Squirrel Nutkin, Peter Rabbit or Jeremy Fisher is my favorite.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Feature on Martha Stewart's Show!

We're very excited to have some of our supplies featured on The Martha Stewart Show! Watch Hosanna Hauser, Kristin St. Clair and Martha craft gorgeous window-eggs with our supplies by clicking HERE.

Here are quick links to the mushrooms and other millinery supplies they used:
mushrooms -- HERE and HERE
millinery -- HERE and HERE

Inspired by panoramic sugar eggs, their long lasting eggs turned out absolutely beautiful and are sure to become favorite decorations used year after year.  We are excited to try our hand at making a set and are amazed by how thick and sturdy the ostrich egg is!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Back in the Yard

 It's been quite a while since I've shown more of our yard progress.  And, although we slowed down a little at the end of last fall, we did accomplish several large tasks over the last few months -- boardwalk, beach rock borders, painting...  Here's a little peek at what's moved ahead:

 The wall is officially blue! On sunny days the palms cast great shadows on the wall and orange and white flowers really pop against its brightness.

Above is a newly formed flower bed bordered by a band of beach cobbles, each handpicked  and brought home by yours truly and my faithful elf.

Here's another view of the rock border and, in the very background, the boardwalk.  The rocks continue all the way along and also serve as a place for sprinklers.  

Next up? A few sprinkler adjustments, grass, flowers, transplanting... slowly but surely it's all coming together!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A Rose by Any Other Name

 I'm obsessed with trims right now and am very excited to keep adding more and more to the shop.  These are old store stock rose trims in a few different variegated colorways.  It's hard to pick a favorite -- I love them all!
The one above is such a pretty mix of bold.
And this one is moody and elegant.
Can't refuse the sweet one above either.  Do you have a favorite?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Colors of Forget Me Not Flowers

We can't get enough of these flocked paper forget me not flowers and are very excited to have just received several new colors.

These are the sweetest little flowers and have so many uses - doll making, parties, ornaments and decorating, scrapbooking, millinery, handmade cards, napkin rings - they're adorable!

We now carry 29 different bunches:

You can find them listed HERE in our Etsy shop.  How do you like to use them?

Monday, April 4, 2011

Things I Love: Myrtle's Studio

Miniature Hat Box
To say I'm completely taken with Myrtle's Studio would be an understatement.  If you're like me and love unique combinations of color and texture, you're in for a treat.  Trained in Fine Arts at Parsons in Paris and New York, Leslie brings an artist's eye and the skills of a fine craftswoman to everything she creates.  Take some time to savor her works of art.  From delicately crafted and embellished cornucopias to elegant ribbon wreaths, from exquisite gift boxes to fanciful stationery, Leslie's work is the ultimate mix of magic and whimsy.

First Class Mail
Blue Butterfly Cone

Mille Feuille Wreath
In Search of the Golden Butterfly