Good morning! I hope that you had a very nice holiday weekend! What did you do? Anything fun? I hope that you enjoyed yourself and that you are ready for another week of inspiration and ideas to inspire you. Let’s get started, shall we? First I’d like to share product shots that Austin-based photographer Paige Newton sent to me this morning since she knows I’m a Leah Duncan fan and so she thought I’d enjoy the recent shoot she had with Leah’s products.
I really like the outdoor setting and the naturalness of it all – as well as the lighting, and of course the gorgeous stationery and tea towels. Leah is something special, I can see her going very far!
Thank you Paige for sharing these photos with us and if you’d like to shop for Leah’s handmade prints, tea towels, stationery and more then here is her shop link just for you. :) I love (and want!) the window print. It’s perfection, right!?
I’ll be back with Etsy Take Five Tuesday — See you soon!
(images: paige newton)
Errands? Check. Fridge stocked? Check. Work finished? Um next question, please. House cleaned? Sorta check… It’s a holiday weekend and time to sign off until Tuesday since it’s Easter weekend! Tomorrow is Karfreitag and then Monday is Ostermontag so I’m taking both holidays for myself. We have family coming in tomorrow and a Spring festival (Frühlingsfest) to attend so the weekend will be busy but fun and certainly a time for play – no work allowed!
Before I sign off, I’m leaving you with an interview to read that the very sweet and talented Jessica Constable had with me this morning called Design Your Life where we talked about intentions and how we can all learn ways in which to turn them into something real. You can read that here. Also do not miss the new collection of jewelry that Jess just rolled out under her brand Jess LC — it’s stunning. I want these and this (with a blue ribbon).
I’m also leaving you with this 50 minute podcast in case you missed it earlier this week — I was interviewed by Darren who authors Problogger in Australia and in his interview with me we discuss everything from ads on blogs to how to handle critical comments and beyond. You may find some helpful points in our discussion so please listen to it if you have a moment. Well, 50 moments to be exact. :) And a special thanks to Swedish magazine Välkommen Hem for the feature! If you live in Sweden look for this magazine on your newsstands, it features some beautiful home and decorating ideas and also a feature on four bloggers — one being me.
I wish you a very nice long weekend…enjoy your family, friends and some time away from the internet to get your hands busy doing the things that inspire confidence and joy.
And please…. please…. don’t bring your child to see an Easter bunny like the one here. Yes, that’s little me. I think this Easter bunny needed anger management counseling. Doesn’t he look kinda creepy? I laugh whenever I see that photo. I think he’s saying, “I’ve got you, my pretty”. At least I got away safe, ha!
What are your plans this weekend? Oh do tell!
(images: holly becker for decor8)
Whenever I’m in need of a little retail therapy, I turn to Cox & Cox. Well, to look anyway… I’ve not actually purchased a single thing from them ever and am not sure as to whether they’d ship outside of the UK or not but it’s their product photos that inspire me so much. Though after rounding up my 12 favorite things for this post, I found a few that I’m definitely inquiring about. Cox & Cox has many new and lovely offerings for spring and I’d like to share a few of my favorites, the first being this super fab three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle tree. I really, really adore this!
1::: 3D Jigsaw Tree
2::: Bird Hooks
3::: Lotus Tea Lights
5::: Number Candle Vases
7::: Round Platter
8::: Velvet Ribbon
9::: Birdsong CD
10::: Kiss Tapestry Kit
11::: Cookie Cutter Sets
12::: Velvet Pencil Case
If you do not plan to order from them then do what lots of us do — take inspiration from their arrangements, color combos and consider whether you have anything similar at home that you could arrange Cox & Cox style. That is how you can turn your inspirations into something real and original for your own home.
(images: cox & cox)