Handmade fonts are simply the best. We used to have a new litter of little foxes in the field behind our house every spring and this logo by Nicholas Stevenson for the band Foxx Bandits reminds me of them.
I love, love any furniture that has lots of drawers, so naturally, I am envious of this flat file coffee table. Graphic Designer Jordan Carlson's home is up for touring over at Design*Sponge right now. Jordan searched high and low for this amazing piece online and in shops and then lugged it up three flights of stairs to rest in all it's beauty in her living room. I think it's time for me to start hitting the antique and consignment shops! There's a great one right behind my work, Now & Again, that will probably be receiving a lunch time visit from me today.
Fifty and Fifty is a project where 50 designers take their state motto and illustrate it into a modern representation of a little piece of history. Here's my favorites, take a tour through the U.S. and choose yours!
Beehive Bazaar was full of great work from all the local artists and it turned out to be my most successful show yet. My booth is shown above with some new vintage shield and sunflower bobby pins and vintage glass earrings. I also added the leather bracelets in more colors and had several brass vintage pieces that all sold quickly. I'll definitely be collecting more vintage goods for the next show!
I love the striped bows by Wendy and Peter but by the time I got around to doing my trading at the end, they were all gone! Voila Press came up with some lovely new packaging and fashionable bowties that were certainly a big hit. Beehive Babies has some well crafted cloth diapers in cute prints and my friend's little Veronica will be getting one from me later this week. Paperclip Studio had some great jewelry and these super comfy jersey headbands. I picked up one for me and one for my little sis.
Annily Green had this beautiful quilted art work (and her blog has had several great quilt posts lately!) Candy Clouds Company had yummy flavors like lime and coconut. My family used to run a sno-shack with a cotton candy machine, so I'm all too familiar with the sugary treats! I think it's a great idea to use them for a party this summer. Next up is the colorful jewerly from Paperclip Studio, I took home the green braided leather piece on the end and a nice green and red necklace. Great color combinations! This painted lion was from The Twisted Sistas and I loved the idea of growing your herbs in a windowsill garden zoo!
Lady Hue was the booth to my left and I loved her set up, vintage typewriter and all. Voila Press was to my right and Colt's paper dolls are so, so darling! Sycamore Street Press had all their prints and cards on sale so I hope you stocked up! Potter Press had three prints that James and I loved but in the end, the kitty in the city got to come home with us, can't wait to get it up on the wall!
Thanks to everyone that came out to shop and an extra thanks to Noelle, Molly and Duane for putting it all together once again!
I and many other talented vendors will be participating in the Beehive Bazaar this weekend. Stop by for some shopping and Mother's Day gifts! I'll try to put up some sneak peeks of my new stuff tomorrow.
I just finished my last day as the blog author for a stationery shop in Los Angeles. I worked in the shop in retail and then as a corporate account manager doing event invitations and gifting for about 2 years. After I left LA, I kept up their blog for the next two years from various cities. All along, it's been a love/not love relationship with the store and owner and all in all, I am so happy to have made the decision to move on and free up some more time to focus on my own blog and business. If anyone out there knows someone in LA/West Hollywood area that would be interested in taking on the position, send them my way and I'll give them the contact info as well as some advice that could potentially make the job much better for them than it was for me!
I haven't been able to stop wearing this nail polish since I got it a few weeks ago. It's called clambake, it goes with absolutely nothing I wear (especially clashing with my work uniforms) and it makes me happy every time I see it.