from tractors to tables.

November 17, 2009


Who knew?…that a vintage tractor could be turned in to a super-cool table…or that an old piece of farm machinery could make some cute earrings?! Pennsylvania based, The Steel Fork, is a collaboration of husband and wife Ben & Kate Gatski, who create some unique pieces from their rural hilltop in PA. I also love their softer goods…pillows featuring images of their metal animals. and a handwoven hemp table runner {above}. Wonderful stuff!

HAPPY ceramics.

November 13, 2009


Such an aptly named line of ceramics by Kevin O’Shea….HAPPY! I love the shapes, and the designs, and the colors. Ok. Pretty much all of it. The little bowl on the bottom left is a wall vase…swoon!

Kevin’s day job is an interior designer…you can see some of his portfolio here.

a little pillow love.

October 4, 2009


I’m a big fan of Rachel Culp’s funky style {she’s advertised her shop, Deep Blue C, on nonpareil for a really long time}. I asked her to make a custom pillow for my daughter’s room using the Alexander Henry fabric that she uses for some of her clothing…It just arrived, and I had to share!

That’s my girl, Ella, with the pillow {she loves it}…I would love to have shared just how cute it looks in her room…ahem…but it is it’s usual disaster area, so I swiped more pillow photos from the Deep Blue C shop.

Hope everyone has had a fun weekend…and if you haven’ yet, there’s still a few more days to enter the giveaway!

screen printed lovliness.

September 29, 2009


I met Kelly Ventura at Renegade a few weeks ago…she had a wonderfully successful show {we bought the last cream scarf, above}, and has just re-opened her Etsy shop {it was hard to wait, I tell you!!}. I love her designs…especially her screen printed sheet sets. So soft and pretty! Oh, and her tees have just the right amount of embellishment. Sweet!

bloomsong beautiful.

August 13, 2009


From close to Paris, in a “beautiful, too big, old farm in the middle of nowhere”, comes Bloomsong, and lots of beautiful handmade things. I’m absolutely crazy about the pillows…especially the little pearly-beaded one {my dogs would have a field day…no pillow is safe in our house!!}. Creator, Émilie also makes little lavender sachets, fabric baskets and bibs. All so sweet! Check out more pictures on her flickr page.

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i'm a california girl living in the midwest. my hubby and i lived a slightly nomadic life after college, and wound up in a chicago suburb.... read more

  • ClassiclyAmber: Aw, you will definitely be missed around here! But how exciting for your new adv...
  • ellinor: OMG, I love the leather stuff below. The colours are amazing. Thanks for sharing...
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  • farragio: Great pieces! The colors are lovely and soothing....