Irresistible Quilts.

December 31, 2010 § Leave a comment

I came across these quilts from kimem on etsy lately.  Aren’t they beautiful and unique?

Paint Chip Quilt in Blue:

Iowa Landscape Quilt 2:

Skyscape Quilt in Blue and Rust:

Oh, that I had a quilt budget!


Clog Heaven

December 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

I. Love. These.

I recently discovered these Amsterdam clogs from Ugglebo. Unfortunately the pics on the website aren’t terrific, and you can only view the shoe in one color, even though they come in many. But they’re very reasonably priced – these are $135 – and handmade in Sweden.

Oh, and these!

The Londons (open-toed) and Oslos (close-toed). Like the Amsterdams above, they come in nubuck, patent or traditional leather in all sorts of colors. There is so much good stuff to check out at Ugglebo – the hard part is choosing the perfect color/material/style combination!

These two pairs are really cute, too, designed by Epaulet and handcrafted by Ugglebo:

Cameo Captoes in cream & black ($185 at time of posting)

Stella Clog Boots at $295.

This is just a sampling of what’s out there clog-wise (doesn’t even touch on the generally more expensive Swedish Hasbeens!), but they’re all going on my list as possibilities for spring, (only because I’m pretty well covered for winter!).

Pretty earrings for today

December 16, 2010 § Leave a comment

In the past year or so I feel less interested in Anthropologie’s jewelry selection on the whole, but these Paul Island earrings are really pretty – and on sale today for $133.50! Which will help, since they’re $178 at full price. Eek.


These Frozen-Through earrings are really beautiful, too. Also from Anthro and made from druzy quartz, they have a really special look. And a special price…$148.50 sale today ($198 full). I splurged on a druzy necklace from Kim Lyons Jewelry at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago in summer 2009. I love it. One of those things that shines once it’s put on.

Holiday Cards Picks

December 6, 2010 § Leave a comment

It’s getting on the edge of late to roll out Christmas card picks, but I’m going to do it anyway on the assumption there are others out there like me who have yet to tackle holiday greetings for the season. I’m not in the (a) city this year, so my shopping options are limited. I found this very pretty selection online, but in the process realized that only a fraction of cards I remember being available in the stores seem also to be seem online.  Sigh. Oh well. Still many to choose from!

From top: Gwen Frostic collection, a customizable Egg Press design, Paper Source Cardinal Winter Tree, one of Christi Sobel’s prettiest, Modern Pine from Saturn Press, the rabbit with pomegranates from CC Barton and Artists to Watch, and two of this year’s holiday collection from always beautiful Rifle Stationary. Hmm, I’m noticing a tree theme now that I’ve pulled these together…well, hope you like trees, too!

These bottom four are among many beautiful images designed by Walter Erhard and available (for wholesale) through Vigo Cards. I’ve happened across some of these at select stationary shops, but they are not widely available online. The image of the skaters on the right is available through Terrain, however!

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