I had the nicest email arrive today from Lucie Summers introducing her new etsy shop where she sells original 6×4 inch works on canvas and some digital prints of paper quilts. She has other projects in the works as well, like one-of-a-kind sketchbooks. Thank you Lucie for your sweet email and I wish you so much happiness with your new shop. Go shop girl, go!
(image from lucie summers)
It’s all about the details. And though I’m not one to write about totes, for ones priced under $30 that combine linen and stitching details, I can break a few rules. Alice from the UK (also known as Raspberry Fairy) goes above and beyond to deliver a quality product at a reasonable price. She’s a felt maker and textile artist who looks to create a unique piece of art through each piece. With so many denying both paper and plastic at the register in exchange for a trusty tote, I think Raspberry Fairy has some great ones that are sturdy, easy to fold away, and of course pretty!
Psst: She’s also a blogger.
(images from raspberry fairy)
Have you heard of papergoods from Modern Printed Matter in Rhode Island? In business for a few years already, this small business was primarily in the wholesale biz up until recently when owner Anna Cote found out about etsy and decided to branch out and meet some of her customers by opening a small store there under the same name. Her designs are bold and I love the VW bug travel journal because c’mon, how many of us would love to own a vintage bug like that? Have you seen my vintage Audi? I keep it over in Germany… And yes I’m kidding but it’s the car I’m secretly hoping the owners will sell to me someday.
(images from modern printed matter)
Excuse me for feeling a little retro/country today, but Back Home Again is another charming etsy store I couldn’t resist telling you about. There’s nothing like lavender sachets tucked away between your clothes, towels, and bed linens, and if you promise not to tell my husband, he uses them too. So it’s not a girl thing. These also make great gifts since they’re super affordable at only $12 for 3. Back Home Again sews up throw pillows, bags, and other pretty things that I think you’ll like.
(images from back home again)
Interested in Moroccan decor? Here are a few pieces written by yours truly that recently went live over on HGTV.com, this time about, surprise, Moroccan style: Be Seduced by Moroccan Style and What We Love: Affordable Moroccan Decor.
A special thanks to Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise L.A. for her contribution, and of course Maryam from My Marrakesh and The View from Morocco for the constant flow of inspiration as both bloggers report live from Morocco daily giving us an insider’s view of this enchanting country.
(images from graham and green)