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Posted in uncategorized on January 11, 2009

Wall Murals

This image from the Library of Congress gives us a majestic glimpse of Norway in the winter of 1890. This is soothing, don’t you think? Outside of soothing, it also got me thinking a lot about scenic wall murals again. I don’t know, they can look nice sometimes and I’ll show you two examples of what I mean below, so save those “Ewww” remarks for a moment and wait for the photos…

See many more here: Photochrom Travel Views.

This image reminds me of a wall mural that is a bit campy but I love it because it’s in my favorite neighborhood bar in Hannover called Blattgold. They papered the wall in a mural much like this one and added faux antlers and lots of fun, modern lighting, mid century modern chairs and sofas, and on another wall, this gold flock wallpaper. You’d never think these things could live together but they do. Another wall is emerald green and lime, really! I wish I had photos. Such a fun idea for a bar! It’s funky eclectic, owner Sascha did a great job decorating this place. I remember seeing a scenic wall mural on Apartment Therapy that I really liked, they found it in Cottage Living magazine. Here it is below…

AT said that the homeowner, “fell in love with this wilderness-themed mural in a hunting catalog and instantly needed it in her bedroom. She pasted it up, just like wallpaper.”

Wait! I do have photos of Blattgold. I found them online at a site for restaurant reviews called Qype. These photos were shot during the day, at night the restaurant lighting is very come hither with lots of candles. They also seem to love Amy Winehouse and Johnny Cash because last time I was in they played both CDs in their entirety.

Oh, wait. Blattgold has their website up (it wasn’t up back in November). You can view more photos there I think. I can’t wait until I’m back in Hannover this year to hang out there with Anne! Hi Anne!

So with that, see you on Monday friends! Have a great weekend everyone. Play, rest, eat, light candles, invite over some friends, rent a movie, order take out, sleep in, go skiing, fit in something fun!  – Holly

(image top: library of congress 2nd image: apartment therapy via cottage living, bottom 4 images from qype members weasley and posch)

Posted in walls on January 10, 2009

Big Cartel Shop Roundup

Do you shop stores on Big Cartel? Maybe this post will lure you in and hook ya! And a big BY THE WAY… this took me like 500 hours to write today (the coding alone, sheesh) so I hope you will find some value in it and share this with others who are looking for more independent shops online.

My Polaroid Shop

Viner Studio, Suzy Jack, Studio Mela

Studio Mela, Six Hours Photography, Signorina Navarra

Noun and Showpony

Raquel Aparicio and Nest Pretty Things

Mud Puppy, Mingus Designs, Kinos

Leftyhand

Gracia & Louise

LittleputShop

Jaturon

Flat Steve

Seraph

More to love:

Art & Photography:
Gathering Sprigs
Kelly McKernan
Fifi Lapin
Lottie Frank
From:Hannah
Orange Lola
Photokatje
Stufferings

Home Accessories & Textiles:
Manor 12
Herriott Grace
Pippijoe
Lum
Up in the Air Somewhere

Paper Goods:
Field & Sea
Sarah Hough Paper
Old Tom Foolery
Red Oak Press
Papered Together
Mixtape (zine)

Jewelry:
Hollie Fyffe
Frost
Mai Noto
Infrared Studio
Pinkrain
Princess Delabocadefresa

Fashion, Totes, Hats:
Terry Graziano
Project 116
Thread

Softies & Crafty Things:
Tiny Warbler Designs
The Cat in the Shoe
Retrosaria
Fern Animals

Do you have a favorite Big Cartel shop?

(images all linked to their sources above)

Posted in shopping on January 09, 2009

Posies Products

Cleaning Supplies that are Pretty!

Posted in uncategorized on January 09, 2009

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