Friday, February 19, 2010

Fab Friday Finds Features

Last week I asked for Etsy shops to submit items to be featured today on my blog. I was looking for a favorite item that could be for personal use or that could decorate the home.

I received lots of beautiful and unique items to consider! Wow! There is so much creativity out there! It was hard to select from so many amazing artists and quality products.

For those of you who weren't selected this time, do not dismay! I have some ideas brewing from the items you submitted, so stay tuned.

I finally narrowed down the choices by those who most closely followed the criteria to include some information about their favorite item (and only one item) including why they like it and anything unique about it.

Congratulations to bloomingcouture, brownsco and NeedlesAndKims!

1. Spring Wreath by bloomingcouture

Bloomingcouture says: This is my new favorite wreath "Springtime in Paris" My husband and I went to Paris for our Anniversary last Spring and the weather was beautiful, all the flowers and trees were blooming and the one thing that really stood out everywhere were the Beautiful pink cherry blossom trees. This wreath is designed with pink cherry blossoms and mixed greenery on a natural grapevine wreath. Simple, classic, beautiful...
This wreath measures 20-22 inches in width and height.

2. Bird Bath for spring by brownsco

Brownsco says: It is handmade from hypertufa which is a mixture of portland cement, peat moss, and perlite. It is very durable and attractive in any setting. Of course it reminds me of Spring which I can't wait for the season to come!

3. Felted Purse from NeedlesandKims

NeedlesAndKims says: I made this felted purse--all my items are made from repurposed wool sweaters (sometimes cashmere). I just love the way they feel and they're so easy to carry. I really like the color of this blue one and I used a vintage earring as a focal point for the dangling fibers. This was really fun to put together.

Have a Fab Friday wherever you are!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day!
How about totally surprising someone, maybe even a stranger with an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness! I'm looking for an opportunity. How about you?
Oh, and by the way if you have ever totally surprised someone or been surprised by a random act of kindness, and don't mind sharing, I would love to hear about it! Thanks!
Have a great day wherever you are!!!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fab Friday Finds

Last Saturday we were coming home from shopping at the public market. My husband suggested that we check out an estate sale sign he had seen on our way out. Somehow I totally missed seeing the signs but he took note. Smart man!

I love estate sales, garage sales, thrift stores, etc. Well I found this box full of vintage hankies, a bit of lace and a scarf. Like finding treasure!

They are all so lovely! Some with flowers, others with lace or crochet edge, 2 are even monogrammed! The soft pastels make me think of spring, and the deeper colors of autumn. Some have small stains so I will use the good portions of them to embellish scarves and journals. Some are just too beautiful to cut, but we'll see!

What would you do with them?

Happy Friday wherever you are!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Favorite Handmade Things

My house is full of handmade things - furniture, window treatments, slipcovers and wall hangings to name a few.

Today I would like to share about one of my favorites.

It's an embroidered wall hanging that my mother made.
It hangs in our living room. It's actually a Christmas decoration, but I have it hanging up all year long.
It's nice to walk by it and reflect.
It brings me joy!
Hope you enjoy!

Do you have a favorite handmade item that you would like to share? I would love to include it on my blog. Thanks!

Have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Special Delivery:Share Your Love

Check out these lovely cards by WolfeWoman at The Beauty You Love!

I have been inspired to share a few myself, I hope you will too!

If you haven't already gotten involved or lost track of the time (yes it's already February 3rd!),
follow this link for more details:
Special Delivery:Share Your Love