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Friday Find – Tea Hee Hee May 13, 2011

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Yesterday when looking at my 'circle' on Etsy I came across this fabulous shop by LennyMud. It has some amazing handmade pottery items including: mugs, cups, vases.

 

This duo was my favorite:

 

 

Such a Wonderful Day! May 3, 2011

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‘Such a Wonderful Day!’ by KimArt

so much pretty ­čÖé


Necklace. Vintage Jewelry, S…

$24.00

Dainty Shell and Mum Earring…

$8.00

Vintage romantic home decor …

$25.00

Vintage Pink Plastic and Gre…

$15.00

Wedding Boutonniere with2 Re…

$17.00

chiffon flower shoe clips in…

$18.99

Vintage 1960s Homemade Yello…

$38.00

Vintage Teacup and Supplies

$16.00

Mellow Yellow Rose on White …

$26.00

Unisex Handmade Watch with a…

$60.00

Handmade Teal Yellow and Pi…

$12.00

SALE – 1 Reusable Organic Sa…

$4.99

Mug Hugger / Mug Cozy- Spott…

$6.50

Turquoise Poppy Bowl hand b…

$27.00

Poem Flower Brooch (Taupe an…

$25.00

Heart Picture In Cream

$70.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

 

Link Love – Swirl Jewels June 7, 2010

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Let me introduce you to Trish of Swirl Jewels – a fabulous seller on Artfire hailing from Adelaide, South Australia. Right now everything from her store is currently marked down by 20% until June 16th – so take advantage of some gorgeous jewelry at a fabulous price.

Here are some of my favorite items:

Green Kingman Turquoise Bracelet

Floral Lampwork and Silver Bracelet

Khaki Kool Lampwork and Silver Bracelet

 

CIC Saturday – Green with Envy June 5, 2010

Leafy Green Earrings - Resin, Pearl and Sterling Silver by earlybirdcreations

I Sea Green - Matching Hair Pins by KimArt

Apple-Green Dottie Apple Playfood / Pincushion by swiedebie

PureBebe Dryer Sachets - Aviary - Set of 2 - 26 Available Scents by BareBebe

Emerald Green Lampwork Sterling Silver Crystal Earrings - Mirage by GlassRiverJewelry

While you are at it check out the Glamasaurus for a fabulous Party Theme CiC Saturday! http://blog.glamasaurus.com/?p=1591

Left & Right Creations feature on Pulp & Paisley: http://margiemark.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/cic-saturday-pulp-and-paisley/

 

Wishful Wednesday – Jumbo Hammock Chair May 26, 2010

I saw this item on one of my favorite blogs the other day Paper*Cake Finds and knew right then that this was my newest ‘crush’ item. In Montreal today it is a balmy 32 degrees with 45% humidity making it feel more like 36 (for my American friends this means: 97). It is a real rarity for May weather, considering last summer we only got about 2 weeks of this type of weather during August. So let’s be clear, I am not complaining in the least, I would rather this gorgeous weather than the wet, rainy, cool temperatures from last year. Bring it on!

I would enjoy it a lot more with this Hammock Chair from RiseNShineFarm on Etsy. Everything would look nicer, feel cooler, especially with a small table next to it for my drink *wink*

Enjoy!

Tara xoxo

Jumbo Hammock Chair by RiseNShineFarm

 

Crafty Friday – Retail Therapy for Under $5 May 14, 2010

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Pretty Pink Posies - Pink Acrylic and Czech Red White Swirl Beads by JewelryBySherry

Pocket Mirror - Olive, Black, and White by SpotlightOnYou

Notebook Recycled Cover and Paper Unlined Set of 5 by comfortableshoes

Sweet Chocolate Paisley....Dog Collar Fabric Flower....SMALL by BowWowCouture

Fun Popcorn Soap by LoveLeeSoaps

 

Montage Monday – Somewhere over the rainbow May 10, 2010

I must be feeling a little nostalgic with the release of yet another Robin Hood movie. Since viewing the preview I’ve been thinking of all my childhood favorite movies and of course the Wizard of Oz came to mind. I just loved the movie, the cinematography, the music, the characters and ahhhhh the color when it first appears on the screen! Movie Magic at its best.

Im The BAD WITCH Sign by CountryWorkshop

Womens Crochet Mary Jane Slippers-Ruby Red by cari4jc1

Rainbow Marquis Keychain by RedPanda

Earrings . Twisted Tornado . The Short Version . Sterling Silver by vickiorion

PRINT-NO BRAIN-Wizard of Oz Scarecrow-Gothic Fantasy Art-8.5x11 by gossamerfaery

Dorothy Wizard of Oz Original Artwork Printed Coffee Mug - There's no place like home by reallchic

 

Montage Monday – To Mom with Love May 3, 2010

Here’s another installment of beautiful, functional and lovely handmade items for mom. I found these gorgeous ideas around the popular indie venues:

Mom's Nest (c) - Set of 3 name stones in bird nest by Mom's Nest (c) - sjengraving

Island Lime Handmade Bath Salts 5oz by ConcordSoap

Like Mother Like Daughter Bellissima Hostess Apron Duet in Starling by Bellastyle

Handmade clutch purse - retro flower vines on orange by oktak

Necklace fabric Rose Red Upcycled Eco Friendly Scarf Cotton by alterdelenda

Iphone /Ipod/Cellphone/Camera Case/Cozy/Cover by pomella

Escapee airplant terrarium kit by terradctl by terradctl

Mothers Day Card // The List by PaperMango

 

Montage Monday – Budding Beauty April 26, 2010

Ah, Monday, another week beginning. This is the first day of my week, 5 more days until the next weekend, 5 more days until another month.

I remember growing up and my mother telling me ‘time will go so fast when you get older, take your time growing up.’ Was she ever right! I can’t believe that winter already past and that spring is here and the leaves are quickly budding on all the tress and my magnolia which I planted last fall already has a few flowers about to open. Before I know it I will be practically copying this posting to tell you how I can’t believe it is snowing already. I know what you are thinking right now.. shhhhh Tara… don’t jinx it. So, without further ado, here’s my ode to the budding beauty of Spring.

Bee Mine - Set of 6 Small 4 Petal Pinwheels by twirliewhirlies

Yellow Blown Glass Hollow Sterling Silver Crystal Earrings - Lemonade by GlassRiverJewelry

Brilliant Lampwork Bracelet with Sterling Silver by SwirlJewels

wall vase wooden jar AVOCADO GREEN by OldNewAgain

Blooming Lavendar Vegan Cupcake Soap by ajsweetsoap

Pink and White Barn Birdhouse by AmericanGirl51

Poppies by lilypang

 

Wishful Wednesday – MudPuppy April 21, 2010

In the theme of Earth Day/Week – I wanted today’s item to not only be fabulous and something I drooled over, but I liked how it had an Earth Day twist. ┬áWhat could be a better pick than something plantable? These hanging planters or pods are just so pretty and unique, and when ┬áI saw them last week after the wonderful Danielle (of Etsy) tweeted them I nearly fell off my chair. Since then I have returned to Mudpuppy’s page a few times to gaze upon their beauty and have come to love many of her items.

Here’s a little something I found about house plants via wikipedia:

“Indoor plants reduce components of┬áindoor air pollution, particularly┬ávolatile organic compounds (VOC) such as benzene, toluene, and xylene. The compounds are removed primarily by┬ásoil microorganisms. Plants can also remove CO2, which is correlated with lower work performance, from indoor areas.[1] The effect has been investigated by NASA for use in spacecrafts.[2] Plants also appear to reduce airborne microbes and increase humidity.[3]

Have your cake & eat it too – have a slice of beauty within your room and while it is busy looking pretty it is cleaning up your airspace.

Here are a couple of other items from the shop:

Modern White Baby Head Vase / Planter by MudpuppyWee bud vase with woven knotless net - 11 colors to choose from

Ceramic nest egg savings bank money box