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Poppytalk Handmade!

Hooray! I learned yesterday that my shop has been selected to participate in Poppytalk‘s Handmade Marketplace!!! It runs from August 2 – August 27. Look for this graphic to show up in the right column {and a post} when the new market goes live.

Poppytalk Handmade

Thank you Poppytalk!

Domestic Bliss – Beat the Heat

Another day of scorching heat made me look back at our summer tablescape from last year. I must confess that my mother did most of this scene and I find it very soothing when I look at the photos.


The tile floors in the kitchen|dinning room|bar made it the most comfortable area in the {old} house last year.

Bon Weekend

Yowzers it’s been hot here this summer! We’ve been under several heat advisories and today is no exception. There’s not much escaping it so why not revel in it? I’m going to pretend I’m in Greece today…

cavo tagoo on mykonos, greece
{ cavo tagoo on mykonos, greece via }

Custom wrist cuff.

I just finished this and I’m waiting to see if I can meet with the buyer tonight for a final fitting. This is a wrist cuff made from vinyl and backed with remnant upholstery fabric, leftover from a project we did for my mother. All cuffs with vinyl bands are backed with fabric. It is detailed with Swarovski rhinestones and closes with two heavy duty snaps. It is a recreation of a piece she saw at the Lowcountry Artist Market while it was on hold for someone else. It sold and I told her I could recreate the look.

Custom order montage
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Fig Leaf Wardrobe

Wow! If Michael and I ever live in a house with limited closet space, this would be my dream wardrobe. This being a fantasy, I’m not even going to think of ruining it with the weight of how much it must cost. Dutch designer Tord Boontje makes this wardrobe with hand painted, enamel fig leaf doors that open to reveal a bronze tree and accompanying eight matching bronze hangers. The interior is lined with a bespoke silk landscape background.

{ Click on image to enlarge. }

Read more about the work involved with making the Fig Leaf Wardrobe. >>

Sassy Pants Terrarium

From Italian product designer and art director Matteo Cibic.

‘Domsai is a tamagotchi for your desk.
Handcraft designed and produced with love in Nove (ITA). Each Domsai has its own personality, each cactus has its own dome, tailor made and blowed, that differentiates it from the others.’

They come in either white or gold. I’m leaning towards the gold.

{ Found via FFFFOUND!  and Femtalks }

Domestic Bliss – Hydrangeas

They seem to be popping up all over the bloggerverse, so I’ll add a photo of one of ours, taken before the move.


We finally got both of them in the ground last week and are doing beautifully. One started with white flowers but my mother asked that we plant some rusty bits in the ground with them to coax them to turn blue. They’re pretty much past blooming state at their size. I’ll let you know next blooming cycle.

It’s the simple things that make me smile.

Simple but beautiful lights made from reclaimed wood. I can see these used outside in the garden one night and then brought back into the house for some wonderfully charming mood lighting.

More photos and artist information at Oh Joy!

ETA: Remodelista posted a similar feature today, but from another artist.

Monday product spam!

This is my wrist cuff prototype. I’m working on a couple of different styles. One has the sparkle vinyl band with rhinestones, some with additional stitching, others have silk bands with the same type embellishments. I’m also making my regular flower styles and then I also made one with the folded petals.

Wrist cuff prototype

I’m working on a custom cuff and will post photos of those when finished.

Happy Monday!

Bon Weekend.

Now Showing: Works by Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan
When: Opening reception July 17, 6-8 p.m. On view through Aug. 29
Phone: (843) 958-6484
Price: Free

{ I had to take these from pomegranita because the city gallery image must be down. 🙁 }

‘features the work of Los Angeles-based artists, Charlie Bidwell and Samantha Magowan. Samantha Magowan transforms herself in installations that are saturated with bright colors, psychedelic patterns and angles that create optical illusions. Photographer Charlie Bidwell utilizes an unusual amount of negative space, providing the viewer with a different viewpoint of the monumental architecture and billboards which dominate the American landscape. In their work, both artists reflect the influence and side-effects of living in an environment saturated with “stuff” and how it affects the eyes and minds of artists living in L.A., which ironically is the city responsible for the creation of such overwhelming mass-media.’

We’ll be at the reception tomorrow night!

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