Ready for Etsy Take Five Tuesday for this week? Posing pup, old cups, curious characters, cheeky beaks and edgy seats… my quirky round up this week should satisfy you and make you smile. Enjoy!
If you love photos of dogs (and cats), you’ll adore the animal portraits by Sibling Rivalrie. These are so cute, oh my goodness I want a pet again soooo bad. I have a pug crush (they are called “mops” in Germany) at the moment. Any pet crushes you’d like to share?
I’ve talked about the Mincing Mockingbird before, but I have to remind you to visit this great shop again in case you’ve not stopped by in awhile. I love these serene blue and green hues and sweet little birds — though the shop still stocks plenty of cheeky beaks, too!
The vintage goods (not to mention the pretty product shots) in the 5 Gardenias shop may catch your fancy (and possibly be worth a bookmark). If you love old-fashioned charm that includes old cups, lovely glassware, vintage sheers and colorful spools then this shop is one to frequent for new, errr old, finds.
The whimsical illustrations by illustrator Tracey Long in London, also known as Chasing The Crayon on Etsy, has a fantastic imagination and a great eye for color — I adore her whimsical characters as well.
German etsy shop ShowRaum (showroom) has several fantastic designers who combine vintage materials to create edgy and new products from furniture to lighting and beyond. If in Berlin, you can visit this cool new shop in Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg district at Schönleinstrasse 3 or visit their website for more information.
Hope you liked my round up, see you tomorrow with more bloggy finds for you to enjoy!
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Hello friends, are you doing well this weekend? I hope so! I am packing for a quick trip to London, I fly out tomorrow and back home on Monday so it will be a real whirlwind for sure. Lucky for me, the flight is only 45 minutes from where I live so I don’t have to go that far… My publisher in London has arranged for a lovely press event where I’ll meet journalists and some UK bloggers to show them my new book, Decorate, and discuss it with them… I’m really honored and look forward to it as making connections in person means so much to me and it’s not often that someone throws you a press event, is it?
I’m also going to discuss with my publisher the idea to have a book launch party in London sometime mid April, so if you’d like to come (or host it in your shop?) please email me at holly AT decor8blog.com and I’ll put you on my guest list so if/when it happens, you’ll be the first to receive an invitation. It will be a book party/reader meet up so we can all get together and have some fun because I’m dying to meet so many of you and know that it would be nice to do something like this to get us all in the same room.
So! I will be back on Tuesday to tell you all about the press event and to share some photos… I wish you could all attend with me, but maybe next time if we do a fun party in April. Yay!
See you soon… xo
P.S. That is the US version of the book shown above, to be published my Chronicle in May. I haven’t seen the UK one yet, but I’ll photograph it on Monday!
(image: holly becker for decor8)
Uncommon is the design studio of Vincent and Jessie Leman, a husband and wife duo who run their creative business together full-time. “Put together a classically trained mechanical engineer and a dabbling graphic designer and what you get is, well… uncommon”, says their bio, which explains better the reason they selected uncommon as the name of their brand. With modern lines and beautiful silhouettes, they create interior accessories and furniture in soft, modern colors that really speak to me.