Tags: Paige Puckett Pottery, pottery
Isn’t this beautiful?
A little while ago, I posted on Facebook about my pal Paige’s lovely pottery. And not long after that, Auntie Julie surprised me with this piece for my birthday. Clever girl, she is.
This photo doesn’t do the piece justice. The colors are really striking — all sorts of shades of blue — and it’s the perfect size for a gathering of friends. I can’t wait to fill it with chips and salsa.
Or maybe a pinwheel of bacon with chocolate sauce in the middle?
Endless possibilities, people.
When I saw this in my Facebook feed the other day, I clicked instantly. I love getting real mail, especially postcards, and I just think these are so neat. They arrive flat, with simple instructions for how to pop out the shapes.
How fun would it be for this little guy to arrive in your mailbox?
Speaking of postcards, Sophie received her very first one yesterday, from Nana who’s on vacation in the Ozarks. Lily decided she liked Sophie’s card with the golfers better than her card of the waterfalls, so she switched them. Sophie didn’t mind.
Tags: art, Laura Loving Happy
It’s no secret that I adore Laura Loving. After we met at the Country Living Fair last year, I was hooked. Her work is bright, clever and cheerful. A generous partner in our Love to Zaria fundraiser, Laura is as kind as they come.
She and her business partner April Wilkins recently debuted a new line, Laura Loving Happy. The only thing I love more than the punchy, colorful designs is the fact that Laura and April are making fine art accessible for all. As it should be!
Let’s spread the happy!
Tags: christmas gifts, Etsy, gifts for kids, handmade gifts, holiday gift guide
Tags: christmas gifts, Etsy, gifts for him, holiday gift guide
Tags: christmas gifts, Etsy, gifts for her, handmade, holiday gift guide
What’s the fun in stalking Etsy if not to share my finds?
That’s why I started the “Swell Stuff” feature on this blog. And while it’s grown to include other things, handmade is still king (queen?). Here are a few lovelies for the ladies. Coming soon are gift ideas for the menfolk and the tots.
Tags: Christmas stockings, Etsy, felt stockings, rikrak on Etsy
That is all.
Tags: Kate Spade New York, look good feel good, Matchbook Magazine
I’ve had a crush on Kate Spade (the brand and the lady) since I graduated college and her first bags — simple, nylon, utilitarian — debuted. I was working for a PR firm, and all of the cool girls had Kate Spade bags (that they’d bought in Manhattan, of course). I did not.
And I’ve been harboring a crush for years. 14 to be exact.
I am in love with all the color in these new arrivals! So cheery. So me.
So out of my price range.
A girl can dream, right?
(For a peek into Kate and Andy Spade’s life and beautiful home, check out the November issue of my new favorite e-magazine, Matchbook.)
Tags: Epona & Oak, Etsy, heart pendant necklace, Lucky Accessories
I discovered Lucky Accessories at my new favorite local shop, Epona & Oak. Lucky for you, they’re also on Etsy! The jewelry’s charming designs, rich colors and clean lines draw me in like mosquitoes to a light bulb.
I’ve been meaning to treat myself to a little something to commemorate Sophie’s birth. This little yellow heart might just do the trick.
p.s. Stay tuned for my profile on Epona and Oak, run by the lovely Hynes sisters, here on the blog next week!
Tags: cole & josephine, Etsy, illustration, water color painting
And the best thing about this lovely shop is that half of the sale proceeds go to charity.
Give while you get. Pretty cool.