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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

No you are not seeing things! It really is Wednesday but I missed posting this yesterday – better late than never I guess! How are you today? I hope that you are well. I’ve been quite busy as I’m on deadline with my book and I leave again on Monday, this time for Belgium and the Netherlands AND London, so I feel a bit hurried to get everything done before I go. But enough talk about work, let’s focus on some Etsy shops that I want to share with you for this week.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Lauren Brady of Two Shoes Studio sells original paintings and prints and I’m loving her paintings of shoes. I’d love to see her list more originals, I love the brushstrokes and colors, but most of all, shoes make me happy and I love seeing them painted in this way. P.S. Her new website is finished, and it’s lovely!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Valero Doval is a talented mixed media artist from Valencia who recently had his work in the Pool Gallery in Berlin! His work is attracting attention and for good reason… he is brilliant. His “Aerofauna” series, or birds and planes, would be great in a boy’s room.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

L’Daim Fille is artist Jennifer Parks who lives Portland, Oregon with her son and creates art, “for arts sake”. I think her hand drawings are interesting and would love to see some of them in vintage oval black frames arranged on a wall.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Bink & Boo live in coastal southern California and they love to scour thrift shops and estate sales for vintage fabrics to incorporate into their designs, from these fab pocketbooks shown above to bibs and baby shoes. I think all of these patterns could easily inspire a retro kitchen decor, don’t you? I love the thought of having a little country cottage with plaid cafe curtains, chairs that don’t match painted in bright colors like chartreuse and coral around a vintage modern white tulip table, and some fun tea towels with trims resembling some of the floral patterns above.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Hillary Bird in San Francisco has a very strong brand, the moment you see her work you know its a Hillary Bird creation! If you happen to be in her city this weekend, you can catch her work live at the Renegade Craft Fair at booth 171 from July 31 + August 1 from 11-7 p.m.

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Posted by decor8 in Etsy Faves on July 28, 2010

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  1. Tina commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 3:44am

    LOVE the “Aerofauna” – how creative! I may have to get one for one of my sons rooms…
    Tina´s last blog post ..Home again!

  2. Will commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 5:51am

    That ‘I Freaking Love You’ print is such a wonder! Lovely!
    Will´s last blog post ..10 Things I Learned This Weekend

  3. lene commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 6:27am

    Incredible artists!
    I didn’t know them but I love the illustrators that you have blogged!!! :)
    lene´s last blog post ..Le voyage Print 8×8 – Christmas in July – FREE SHIPPING

  4. Make, Do & Send commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 6:46am

    Hillary’s work is amazing, i dont think ive come across her before so im sooo happy to find her here :) The colours, textures, shapes and patterns are perfect…everything i love in illustration and art all put together in such a lovely fun way.
    Make, Do & Send´s last blog post ..Michelle Masons London Tea Towels

  5. brandeye commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 7:04am

    what a great collection of shops! i really love the paintings by two shoes studio.

  6. Sharon commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 7:40am

    These are great picks this week. Thank you for introducing them!

  7. cathie commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 7:55am

    wonderful selection of art – the shoe series is delightful and would look amazing paired with the “hey man” tie print. best of luck on your trip and with your new book!!!
    cathie´s last blog post ..Beach Babes for Sale

  8. Linda commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 8:04am

    Terrific work! Love the range of styles.
    So talented!!
    Linda´s last blog post ..front809jpg

  9. Stephanie Ryan commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 8:41am

    Loving Hillary Bird’s work! I freaking Love Her!
    Stephanie Ryan´s last blog post ..The Blues

  10. Kristan commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 8:58am

    THANK YOU for introducing me to Hillary Bird! I just found a new favorite illustrator. I adooooore the girl + bear series.
    Kristan´s last blog post ..How fiction breaks us out of walls

  11. Kate commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 10:14am

    Those paintings are so pretty, great finds this week!
    Kate´s last blog post ..The DIY Blogger Challenge

  12. lauren commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 11:38am

    Hi Holly-
    Thank you so much for featuring my paintings! So thrilled you like them and being on your blog is a huge *jump up and down* moment for me!

  13. Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 12:40pm

    you always find the best stuff! love the Valero Doval prints!
    Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life´s last blog post from birch aquarium- san diego

  14. vanessa@cardstyle commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 1:18pm

    Love the Bink and Boo bags… so clever that they reuse the fabric to create such adorable clutches! and Hillary Bird… WOW! So fun and whimsical and colorful! I think adore is the right word for how I feel about her pieces
    vanessa@cardstyle´s last blog post ..Cardstyle Find 8- Patent Leather Oxfords

  15. bink & boo commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 2:23pm

    Oh my gosh (!!!), thank you for featuring our pocketbooks! We are flattered to be amongst such good company. The artists featured are so talented.
    bink & boo´s last blog post ..tiny tattoo – 1000

  16. eeksten commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 4:15pm

    Hillary Bird is amazing! I love her!

  17. Holly of So Chic Decor commented
    July 28th, 2010 at 10:54pm

    I love the Hillary bird prints! Very unique!
    Holly of So Chic Decor´s last blog post ..New wall quotes by Holly

  18. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    July 29th, 2010 at 1:04pm

    Ooh….that last artist is making my heart sing! “I freaking love you”! That is awesome & I am off to check out her whole shop. So vibrant and happy, it makes my whole day. :) Thanks hun!
    Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog post ..Melissa loves- Jill Bliss

  19. Janet commented
    July 29th, 2010 at 8:19pm

    Thanks so much for pulling this together, even late. I look forward to it every week!

  20. hillarybird commented
    July 30th, 2010 at 2:16am

    holly – thank you so much for featuring my work! i’m flattered to be included on your wonderful blog, and everyone’s comments have been so nice – i’m officially blushing!

  21. Susie M commented
    July 31st, 2010 at 5:40pm

    These are all great artists but I really love the style and use of color in the Hillary Bird works. They really catch my eye and are simple and fun.
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  22. Lily commented
    August 2nd, 2010 at 12:20pm

    I LOVE the black and white chicness of L’Daim Fille!

  23. Hickory commented
    August 2nd, 2010 at 1:00pm

    The Hillary Bird works are incredible! I love the vintage feel to all of these pieces. I could easily see the bird piece at the very bottom as a great defining accent to a room- maybe over a mantel. It would look great with the room you described or with just a plain, simple, understated room as well.

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