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Winter Is…

Winter is magical with crystal trees and marshmallow hills as snowflakes fall to gently kiss your lips. Isn’t this a beautiful time of year? Here are a few photos of what winter means to me, a few of my own combined with those of my lovely Flickr friends. I hope you enjoy this composition of winter’s highlights.

Winter Is...

Winter Is...

Left column top to bottom: Liz, decor8, Little Pink Studio, Pink Peony Photography, decor8.

Right column top to bottom: Life Love Paper, Simple Tess, Wynzia, K. Manghi, Kat Heyes and Craft & Creativity.

“Wide, sparkling fields snow-vestured lie, beneath a blue, unshadowed sky; A glistening splendor crowns the woods and bosky, whistling solitudes; In hemlock glen and reedy mere, the tang of frost is sharp and clear; Life hath a jollity and zest, A poignancy made manifest; Laughter and courage have their way, at noontide of a winter’s day.” – Lucy Maud Montgomery.

(images linked to their sources above)

Posted in inspiration on December 08, 2009
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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

It’s Etsy Take Five Tuesday time! Are you ready to see what’s on the radar this week? Lots of crafty gorgeousness, that’s what. I’ve even thrown in some fancy leggings and some chubby birds. :) Enjoy!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Pulsatilla has a fine selection of gorgeous prints inspired by some of her favorite animals set against modern patterns.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

I’ve shared Miss Dottie Angel with you before but it’s been awhile, and you may not have been a decor8 reader when I last talked about her handmade wares so here you go… meet Dottie Angel and her retrofabulousness.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

I have this real obsession with tights and leggings lately… especially patterned ones with pretty shoes and so when I was looking for some over on Etsy I was surprised to find Norwegian Wood — such lovely leggings + things! And by the way, aren’t her black heels fierce?

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my Darling Clementine! You’re not lost or gone forever, such pretty papers, Clementine!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Step right up folks! Pick a bird, any bird, and Ashley Anna Brown will custom make it for you! I love this idea… she invites you to look at her Flickr stream to get an idea of the bird colors and details that she has created in the past… Tweet!

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Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on December 08, 2009

Kareena Zerefos (& discount)

Ready to step into the beautiful, soft world of Australia artist Kareena Zerefos where animals roam and little birds flutter by? She is one of my favorite creatives out there and I’ll show you why… I think pictures speak louder than words when it comes to art so I’ll show and then tell. And there’s a discount at the end of all this beauty so please scroll down…

Kareena Zerefos (& discount)

Kareena Zerefos (& discount)

Kareena Zerefos (& discount)

Kareena Zerefos (& discount)

Kareena Zerefos

In the photo above you can see also some of her original works of art on wood, aren’t they lovely? I’ve also included a magazine tear of her work desk because it’s always so inspiring to see where artists work….

If you find something that you like in Kareena’s shop please take 15% off any purchases, just use the coupon code ILOVEPRESENTS and bigcartel will do the rest. I’ll take the owl and the deer and the… okay all of it please! Enjoy!

(images: kareena zerefoxs)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on December 08, 2009

Amy Butler Art

I feel like I could blog about Amy Butler stuff at least once a week lately and never run out of things to talk about because she is rolling out one new product collection after another… bedding, rugs, bags, luggage, new fabric, patterns, stationery, books… Sheesh! And now ART! Does this lady sleep? What’s next, a magazine or a talk show? Let’s hope! What a creative lady…

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

Amy Butler Art

So here you have it, the new Amy Butler Art that she has designed for Artaissance. You can buy her prints from either Artaissance directly — pretty!

(images: amy butler)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on December 07, 2009

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