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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Well what do you know… Etsy Take Five Tuesday is back! To kick things off, I’ve rounded up an eclectic mix featuring a few of my current favorite shops. Next week I’ll be back again with more and before you know, Miss Holly here will be back on schedule just like old times before I relocated. Feels good to get back into a routine again, I’ve missed it. I’ve decided that I won’t be writing much of a summary for my finds going forward since most of you don’t really read them anyway (most tell me you scan to see my finds and the shop name/link). Instead I’ll place links to all of the known spots online where you can find out more about the artist/maker and their work, including their etsy store link (well, of course). I hope you don’t mind and most importantly, that you find this slight modification to this column a bit more helpful. Okay, so are you ready for my picks? Here ya go…

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Emma Lamb: {etsy} {blog} {flickr}

 

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Brett Manning, aka Brettisagirl: {etsy} {website} {red bubble} {flickr} {blurb} {blog} {mysoti} {zazzle}

 

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Deer Face, Devon Smith: {etsy} {flickr} {blog}

 

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Beeb Design: {etsy} {blog}

 

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

HarBenger Duo: {etsy}

 

I hope that you enjoyed my mix this week! :) I’m loving them all and I can’t stop checking out those legs on that nightstand above — sweet.

(images linked to their sources above)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Etsy Faves, Objects on September 08, 2009

KailiArt

I don’t always share things that I purchase because I don’t want to create a spirit of “gotta have it now” on this blog —  my life isn’t about what I buy and I don’t think it’s important to constantly own the latest. But every so often I do find something so sweet that I bought and feel inclined to share… like this original painting from Australia that I will soon hang in my apartment…

KailiArt

This is so sweet, don’t you think? I want to save it and place it in my work room once we upgrade into a larger flat… I think the words are pretty simple, yet profound, “From Little Things Big Things Grow.” I think I can apply this to so many areas of my life… you too? From dreams I’ve had to the love I first felt for my husband way before we married and we were only penpals living on two different continents… This is from KailiArt on etsy by the way…

(image: kailiart)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on September 08, 2009

Elsk Dit Hjem: New Book

I just learned about a new book from Denmark that I must get my hands on, it’s called Elsk Dit Hjem which I think translates to Love Your Home in English. It was recently released and the author, Ranvita la Cour, is a Feng Shui expert, stylist and freelance writer from Copenhagen and one half of the duo behind Happy Living. Here’s a peek of her new book…

Elsk Dit Hjem

Elsk Dit Hjem

Elsk Dit Hjem

Elsk Dit Hjem

Elsk Dit Hjem

I’m hoping that someday I will get to meet Ranvita at a home show or something, as she’s just north of me living in Hellebæk, Denmark and I’m dying to meet the movers and the shakers in the design world over here and Ranvita seems to be quite an “it” girl in Denmark. I just learned about this book today via Spagat (thanks, Sidsel!) so I will now go off on the great hunt to locate a copy of this book online…

(images: elsk dit hjem)


Posted in Books + Magazines on September 08, 2009

Skona Hem Eye Candy

I was really blown away by a few articles that appeared recently in Sweden’s home magazine, Skona Hem. Did you see these two spaces? The first is really amazing… it’s English and Swedish design rolled into one gorgeous package that I could move into tomorrow. Well, perhaps not as a full-time dwelling, I’d prefer something a bit less ornate and more modern, but I could easily take this property as a vacation flat. :)

Skona Hem

Skona Hem

This home is hopelessly romantic and the bones of each room alone are to die for (moldings, ceramic stove, wood floors, soaring ceilings), but the decor is simply fabulous. I love all of the textiles, this home really feels cherished and lived in but also well edited and designed by someone with an obvious flair for decorating.

Skona Hem

This home is a bit different, more modern with cleaner lines… and the Swedish style shines through. I love the mix of artwork, the arrangement of all the prints over the dresser and buffet, and the collection of white ceramics and glass. The freshly picked branches adorned with berries is the perfect touch adding a natural element to warm things up along with a burst of color so that the vases and glassware do not become lost against the white wall. What a dreamy home!

(images: skona hem)

Posted in Inspiration on September 08, 2009

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