Those who have been following my blog know that I’m in the process of redecorating my “new”ish apartment with a mix of fun vintage finds and new, more modern pieces such as my sofa from Room & Board. Decorating doesn’t have to be expensive. Spend the bulk of your decorating budget on getting a few really well-made, classic pieces like a sofa and some tables. Pair them with some fun, eclectic vintage finds and you don’t have to break the bank to live in style!
With the warmer weather approaching, I’m looking forward to heading out to the Kane County Flea but in the cold, blustery off-season (ok let’s face it… all year long) I scour Etsy for great vintage additions to my place.
Recently I came across a wonderful shop on Etsy, Modish Vintage, hailing from the Pacific Northwest and just had to spotlight it. Take a peek at the cool, vintage shoe mold that I purchased from Modish Vintage a couple of days ago. Isn’t it fun? It adds just the right pop of color and goes quite nicely with the distressed red box I recently added as well.
I can’t say enough great things about the awesome customer service Modish Vintage provides and certainly can’t wait to add more of their items to my collection.
So today, instead of spotlighting a treasury I created, I thought I would include one that someone else included one of my prints in.
I love this treasury by BlondeChick at Etsy; it really evokes that warm, cozy feeling you get on a rainy, cool day when all you want to do is snuggle up on the couch under an afghan, sitting in front of a fire.
I’m so pleased to have “The Hold Outs,” one of my newest prints, included in this lovely collection. Please check out the rest of the shops included as they have some wonderful finds!
Sterling Ring with Square Button by quenchmetalworks on Etsy
…OK, admit it, you know what I’m talking about and it brought a smile to your face. I will even go so far as to admit that, even as an adult, I can’t resist that mouthwatering pairing of peanut buttery goodness mixed with the sinfully sweet marshmallow Fluff. The two combine together in an explosion of salty, sweet magic…
Phew… I’m getting off track… speaking of magic… how about some of these amazing items from Etsy? I LOVE, love, love that button ring by quenchmetalworks… oh so pretty. And that travel bag by redartleatherlondon? Luxurious!
Check out each of the shops included in today’s treasury as there are so many magical finds, you’re sure to be amazed…
You can always tell I haven’t eaten breakfast when I pull together a treasury whose theme has anything to do with food. And, while today is no exception, I also pulled these lovely finds together because I love the color combination of butter yellow and teal. So fun and lively yet so elegant at the same time.
"Making Mischief" Art Print by inapaleplace on Etsy
Wheat, pale orange and gray make up this soft, delicate treasury. Look at my photography and you’ll know that I love color but it doesn’t always have to be bright pops of strong color. I love how pale pastels can be paired with a bolder color such as the charcoal gray in the industrial fan in DailyMemorandum’s shop. The strength of the charcoal compliments the delicate orange and wheat and makes for an elegant mix.
Check out each of the shop’s in today’s treasury. They offer up a world of other items besides those you see here and you won’t be disappointed.
Well how tickled am I that “From the Loop,” one of my new favorite Chicago themed prints, was included in the Zoomed Local [Chicago] post on Scoutie Girl blog today?Not only is it Friday which, as far as I’m concerned is the most awesome day of the week, but I absolutely love Scoutie Girl. Such an honor… be sure to check out the post because there are so many other great items included!
"Travelling Light" Vintage Inspired print by alicewphotography at Etsy
…I came across a beautiful, fall leaf that made me stop and pick it up. Burnt oranges, coppers, chocolate browns, pale butter yellows, creme and even a hint of teal and gray. It was so beautiful, I couldn’t keep it. I set it down and kept walking. I hope someone else noticed it and couldn’t help but stop and pick it up…
Check out the lovely Etsy shops for many more beautiful items just like these.
I love art… any art, in any form. I need more walls, well and a bigger bank account, just to keep up with the amount of art I have and want to purchase. So, as I live in a city apartment and don’t have unlimited funds, I’ve decided to feed my addiction to art by interviewing other artists.
Ladies and Gents, drum roll please… introducing “Meet the Artist.”
Each month, I’ll be introducing you to a new artist. Get to know them, check out their galleries and fall in love with their work as much as I have.
To christen this new feature, please allow me to introduce you to Janna Bissett of lilacpopphotography on Etsy. Not only is she just the sweetest person around, I absolutely love her work. The pops of color, the gritty, urban feel; love, love, love.
Admittedly, I’m behind on posting some of my newer creations so, no time like the present, however, perhaps I should change the title to “Relatively New to the Gallery” How about this… “Added to the Gallery Within the Last Month or So?” It’s a mouthful but it will do. Time just gets away from you…
“The Extrovert,” shot here at the Chicago Botanical Gardens is “relatively” new to the gallery and one of my favorites. It was recently purchased in a large format print and I truly wanted to keep it for myself (Wait, I’m the artist, I suppose I can right?)
The flower is in no way Photoshopped, it was just THAT pretty. I loved how it stood out against the murkiness of the pond it was in. Fact of the day… that’s actually one of the reasons the lotus flower symbolizes perseverance against all odds… something so beautiful can grow up from the dark, dirty waters of a pond.