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Shanna Murray *New* Collection for May

Shanna Murray contacted me recently about her etsy store and I was so excited to see her new collection when I read, “Every month I celebrate the beauty of daily life, centering on a theme, with each new month and theme, a new set of designs will be here in the shop.” What an exciting store, I love the idea of work created according to a theme, rotating monthly.


This month, her shop is based on the May} to market theme. She just launched it today, so you have to take a peek. All materials used in her designs are organic and/or recycled (unless otherwise specified), which makes her collection that much more special. Coin purses, linen bags for market shopping, pillows, and the best part, the girl can take a good product shot. She should totally take photos for a living. Her collection of images are stunning. I love how delicate and precious her work appears, using linens combined with hand-stitching, it’s traditional materials used to create modern, clean designs. Something we all love to see.

Thank you Shanna for sharing your collection with us!

(images from shanna murray)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, etsy, textiles, walls on May 01, 2007

Jonathan Adler *New* Melamine + Pillows

Oh goody! Love these… Jonathan Adler has new pillows out for Spring/Summer and some terrific melamine goodies, inspired by peacock feathers and origami. Did you catch them yet?


The big sur silk screened canvas pillows are my faves, so beachy and mod. And with most of the melamine priced around $10-30, you have to pick up some for your patio parties, it’s so perky — poolside panache (or in my case, tiny patio panache!).

(images from jonathan adler. yes, he’s a decor8 sponsor but i wrote about him for a year before that happened, so i’m not planning on pretending he doesn’t exist anymore. besides, he’s not paying me to talk about him. he has better ways to spend his heaps of cash, and it’s not on me.)

Posted in kitchen, textiles, trends on April 27, 2007

Amy Butler *New* Nigella Collection + 6 patterns

Amy Butler recently notified her fans that she’s soon to launch her premiere home decor collection with Rowan Fabrics called Nigella, named after one of her favorite antique flowers. The patterns are of exotic florals (huge trend right now), “This grouping makes an exotic, Neo Victorian statement. Floral designs collide with feminine romantic flourishes to create a collection of fresh “heirloom” prints with a modern twist!” says Amy.


The Nigella collection (shown below) is 54″ wide and printed on 100% cotton sateen, and uses lots of green, olive, salmon pink, pale pink, blue, khaki, and turquoise. She also released 6 new sewing patterns: frenchy bags, blue sky hats, barcelona skirts, stash & dash bags, gum drop pillows, and feather your nest. I have to get my hands on the gum drop pillow pattern, I want to make them. Aren’t they sweet?


Thanks Amy for the update!

(images from amy butler)

Posted in inspiration, textiles on April 27, 2007

eBay Seller to Watch: East Treasures (for Suzanis)

I hope you’ve been linking over to our blog of the week, Absolutely Beautiful Things. This lady is amazing, I adore her and her blog. She mentioned suzanis recently and I can’t believe I haven’t told you about them yet. I feel so guilty. They’re such a pleasure to behold, buy, showcase on your bed. Have you heard of them? If not, learn all about these treasures here from the experts. East Treasures, an eBay seller specializing in these gorgeous handmade embroidered textiles, has so many fabulous ones to offer and they’d be perfect on your bed.

(images from ebay)

Posted in bedroom, textiles, vintage on April 27, 2007

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