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Lowcountry Artist Holiday Market

A very happy Monday to all! I’m very excited to announce that I’m participating in the next Lowcountry Artist Market on December 7th! I have several pieces of my beautiful new vinyl cut out and now I have that deadline to get me in the pants again.

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Painted Planter DIY

I finally getting around to posting the process of the planter I posted not long ago, which was featured in Design*Sponge’s Painter’s Tape DIY Contest. The design was inspired by Solanum pyracanthum (if anything ever happens to it I’ll be beside myself as I can’t stop talking about it). While it is small now, we’re looking forward to the day it is large and bushy, and we found a lovely small blue glazed ceramic pot for it’s current home. I wanted the permanent pot to be as unique as the plant itself. Keeping with a complimentary blue palette I picked three shades of blue and blue/green for the chevron pattern. I also wanted to simulate the beautiful orange spikes in an abstract manner and I choose mint green and orange for those.

We found a Madagascar palm on sale recently and it’s the perfect plant to live in the pot while the S. pyracanthon continues to grow. Based on photos we’ve seen of Madagascar palms, we’re going to need a much larger pot in the not too distant future.

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Inman Park goodies

The Inman Park Festival was absolutely amazing as always! We had a pretty sweet spot and wonderful vendor neighbors. I had some really great response to the pieces I brought, which was a serious creative boost. I also took the opportunity to spend most of the earnings with fellow festival vendors. I’ll have to wait to post some (to share the vendor love) after they’ve been given to their new owners. First up is something I bought for Michael, a jellyfish cast in glass by The Amazing Jellyfish. They had a variety of colors and sizes and I selected the blue because it will most likely live in the guest room. An added bonus with these is that they glow in the dark. Michael is going to build a light stand for them and I’ll post images when he’s finished. We’re also going to do another black light exposure like our vaseline bowl. The other was purchased from a vintage/antiques dealer that sadly doesn’t have a website. I was originally attracted to the booth to ask about an antique perfume bottle and ended up walking away with the paperweight. I think they’ll be perfect together!

Yesterday also marked mine and Michael’s third anniversary! More on that in a few…

Charleston Farmers Market


{ The 2012 CFM poster artist is fellow CFM vendor Amanda McLenon. }

The 2012 season of the Charleston Farmers Market opened on Saturday. I don’t think we could have asked for a more beautiful day in terms of weather and turnout. We had a blast. Last year was kind of like the first day of high school, only at a school in a new district. Not only were we part of the freshman class but we didn’t know anyone. This year felt like we were returning sophomores, with the day far more relaxed and I think possibly more exciting than last year. That didn’t change that we barely got any sleep the night before and we were so fired up as we were leaving I thought I was going to spend a few hours in the garden… until we started driving home and the exhaustion hit. We totally crashed when we got home.

Michael made some fabulous new stands and while we only used one on Saturday, they’re going to work perfectly for my pillows and bags.

Needless to say, I am so excited and so thankful to be participating again this year!

November Sun Etsy Treasury

I almost forgot to share this! Etsy member Artesserae curated a new treasury featuring my octopus necklace. I absolutely adore the color palette in this collection.

Thank you so much!

New Etsy Treasury – The Descent II

I decided to make a follow up to last years ‘The Descent’ treasury. I discovered many gorgeous new pieces and also stumbled upon Boline Strand’s work, which is the first item featured. She has some amazing pieces on Etsy as well as her site, bolinestrand.com.

The Descent II

Other wonderful pomegranate goodies that I couldn’t fit into the treasury template after the jump… (more…)

New Dedicated Independent Artists Page!

I’ve added a ‘page’ to the blog dedicated to local & independent artists, designers and crafters as well as local & independent boutiques. I’ve also added the Etsy Treasuries that I have curated and will also add Treasuries that I have been featured in soon. I think it’s equally important for fellow featured artists to have more exposure.

Support Local & Independent Artists Page

Etsy Coupon!

I know I can’t possibly be the only person who is excited about Etsy’s new(ish) coupon codes! I have finally gotten around to setting up a code for the H0LIDAY season. I hope to have a few new pieces before Christmas and definitely before mid-January.


{ Click on the image to go to the shop! }

Another round of Thank You’s

I have been featured in two new Esty Treasuries. I’m not sure how I missed posting the first, which was done by Lindsey of Lost & Fawned. I really love both of these Treasuries, they have some gorgeous items! Please click on the links and have a look at some incredible offerings from independent artists/designers/crafters/boutiques!


Gifts for your Luxe Girl


Silver-Blue Bells

WOW.

Holy cow, my work has been featured in two beautiful Treasuries today! There are some really lovely items in both that I’m adding to my favorites! Michael is going to have a time when I send him that link. 😉

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{ Click images to view Treasuries }

Thank you waterwaif and Team Discovery!

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