October 31, 2011

Our Dorothy Gale


....someone has been practicing their very scariest voice all weekend! Our pumpkins are carved, a massive amount of candy has been purchased and one Dorothy Gale costume has been pressed 'n starched. We're ready for tonight folks! Are you?

October 28, 2011

Harlequin Alphabet Blocks

This has got to be one of my most favorite alphabet block finds ever! You can't go wrong with a primitive, peachy-pink 'n black harlequin style alphabet block set. Believe me--this folksy set is u-n-i-q-u-e and obviously created with much love. You can take a closer peek at it right here in the shop.

October 26, 2011

Just Relax

Bohemian Patchwork Quilt, at RobertaGrove

I've been telling myself to "just relax" quite a lot during these busy autumn days. So...I did just that and put together an Autumnal treasury of some recent Etsy favorites of mine. Enjoy!

October 25, 2011

California Outtakes

Thought I'd share a few outtakes from our trip to California last weekend. It was fun to meet up with old friends and family and make some new ones too! The wedding went off without a hitch, Lizzie had the time of her life being a flower girl, we ate a lot of good food and we now lovingly refer to Los Angeles as Lost Angeles (which we were more than once!). As Eeyore would say....the weekend was full of "merriment and what-not"!

October 19, 2011

Los Angeles Love

Los Angeles, City Heart Map by Kevin Lucias

We're flying out to Los Angeles tomorrow for a very important occasion. My big brother Andy is getting married on Saturday to a super nice lady (hi Mindy!!). The wedding is taking place on a boat (how cool is that?!) and Lizzie is beside herself with excitement as she gets to participate as a flower girl. Needless to say, things will be a bit quiet around here 'till we return but you can always follow along via my Instagram feed. Can you feel the love?!

October 17, 2011

Chippy Paint

Raise your hand if you have a thing for chippy paint! I know I do and from the looks of it so does my Instagram-ing spouse Patrick (aka elasticity). Thought you'd enjoy his collection of images documenting peeling paint that adorns decaying facades in and around Manhattan, Kansas.

October 13, 2011

Vintage Puzzle Ornaments

Lizzie and I picked out this teal tinsel Christmas tree for the studio (cuz we're feelin' super festive 'round here!) and its turned out to be a useful photo prop too. These delightfully retro puzzle piece ornaments will be sprinkled into the vintage shop throughout the next few days. And...if you're wanting your own tinsel tree to decorate I bought it here but please don't tell Lizzie they have it in hot pink too!

October 11, 2011

Britt's Garden Acres

Last Friday was a fabulous (and blusterous as Lizzie kept saying!) Autumn day. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Britt's Garden Acres and managed to fill up our car with a great variety of pumpkins and gourds. Don't think we've ever had so many in one season before. In addition to pumpkin picking--we petted the farm animals (Patrick got a few too many pecks in a variety of places!), braved the corn maze and survived a bumpy hayride. A totally successful Fall day if I do say so myself!

October 9, 2011

2011 Holiday Art Blocks

The first collection of this year's holiday art blocks will be making their way into the shop this week...starting tonight! I've been collecting festive ephemera all year long and it's fun to finally put it to good use. If you see a collage block here that you just have to have shoot me a message via Etsy conversations and I'll be happy to reserve it for you. Can you hear those jingle bells approaching?! I swear my studio is beginning to resemble Santa's workshop these days.