Etsy Crush: Chandeliers

I’ve been totally crushing on chandeliers lately. Maybe it’s because I’m working in an antique gallery now, which is filled with gorgeous vintage and antique chandeliers. I was never much for them when I was younger, but now I’ve seen the light (ha!). Sure, there are chandeliers out there that are nothing special. But once you find a beautiful one, it’s hard to look away. I searched for them on Etsy, and found quite a variety to share with you!

BootsNGus upcycles vintage treasures into unique light fixtures:

UpCycled Ceramic Lighting Fixture

I’ve also been really into cutouts lately, which helped me find this one by seequin:

Eco Light Blue Cardboard Silhouette Chandelier

For beautiful vintage chandeliers, visit Sheri’s Crystals:

Romantic Vintage Wedding Cake Crystal Chandelier with Roses

For great outdoor lighting, check out TreasureAgain (I love Mason jar lights!):

Mason Jar Chandelier, 6 Antique Ball Pint Frosted Jars, Vintage Metal Canning Basket , Upcycled Recycled Lighting, Vintage Enamel Canner Pot, Weddings, Party Nights, Original Design by TreasureAgain

For an acrylic flare, I recommend Accent:

Claire de Lune Chandelier (7 arms) Colors

I love cluster lamps, and this one by Jean Pelle is just bubbly and wonderful!

NEW: Bubble Pendant by Jean & Oliver Pelle

A concrete lamp?! Great juxtaposition. By a t Designs:

Concrete . "Martini Pendant" . Light

And I had to include a fluffy one…Made from plastic bottles!! From THISgallery:

Wishin On The Moon - White

I’m starting to think I need one for every room. And since I want each room in my house to be in a different style, this works perfectly! Chandeliers in a plethora of styles, materials, and colors.

Etsy Crush: For my birthday

Since my birthday is next week (!), my Etsy Crush post this week is a wish list of presents I’d love to receive 😀 There are so many pretty things!!

Yellow + polka dots = one fun clutch by FA2u!Yellow Polka Dots - 8 inches Large Silver Frame Clutch

I love this lavender necklace by LavenderField!Lavender Crochet Necklace

Yaaarrrrrrrn! hehehe… I would rock this temp tattoo by Twinkie Chan!YAAARRRN temporary tattoo

I want to dress in style with a purple wig from Miss Violet Lace!SPRING FEVER SALE Purple Passion // Light Purple // Super Long Straight One Length Wig

I’m also still crushing on terrariums, and I love the yellow pop! By Sea & Asters:Tillandsia and Billy Buttons Part 2

I want this gorgeous skirt by YYStudio, too :)50s Audrey Hepburn Rainbow Red Green Yellow White Cotton Pleated Full Circle Skirt E FREE SHIPPING International

And this adorable “hello” necklace by Joanna Rutter, since I like to greet everyone I see 😀Custom Name Necklace

And I think I’ll take a pair of these satin pumps by La Plume EtherePurple Satin Peacock Pumps .. Size 7 1/2

And finally, I’ll need a place to put the cake 😉 by Aedriel Originals:Mini Cake Stand- Perfect for Cupcakes

Well, looks like I’m all set! Seriously though, my favorites list is getting rather long ♡ Maybe I’ll take a little shopping “trip” for my birthday….;)


I set a goal last month to list 10 new items in my shop in the first week of March. I’ve thought a lot about how I want to proceed with my shop, and decided several things. 1: I love art, craft, and design – and want to use all of them. 2: I love several styles and methods for each and I want to use all of them, too. 3: I love interior design!

In conclusion: I’ve started a home dec line 😀

I’ve had so much fun brainstorming, planning, and creating my new line! It allows me to use my background in architecture, art, and design in a new and exciting way. This way I can combine new and old styles, methods, materials, and more into a brand all my own. I’ll be listing all weekend, and I hope you love my new products!

Home Sweet Homei <3 u cross stitch

Etsy Finds: Anniversary

(photo by Our City Lights)

Today’s Etsy Finds are dedicated to celebrating the first year with my husband 😀

I have to start off with this amazing t-shirt by pinkvelvetpress (Alex totally needs this):I heart My Wife T-Shirt

Since the first anniversary gift is traditionally paper (and I love papercutsbyjoe), here’s my fav piece:Kissing Couple on Bike

This sweetheart tree & tweet pair by urastarhouse is adorable (just like us ;)):Sweetheart Tree and Tweet Pair

I’d love to have a custom cartoon of us by jordyluxe!2-Person Custom Cartoon

I want to give him this card by hellojuliamade because it’s true:You Light Up My Life

I’d get him these cufflinks by tinytokensdesigns so he can’t forget the date 😉 [not that he would]KEEPSAKE CUFFLINKS

An embroidery is the best way to tell a person how you feel :) (by monkeyandsquirrel)home is wherever i'm with you

I would love love love to get a custom Skunkboy Creatures order!!Owl Couple

Because we’re graphic designers who love ampersands (by fifiduvie)Ampersand Love

And because he is my sunshine (and he likes pink), this print by jessgonacha:you are my sunshine PINK

Oh, they’d all be such great gifts!

PS: Win a print of your choice and some handmade goodies – enter now!

Etsy Finds: Fall 2010

These are what I want for the fall. Warm, cozy, classy…I want them all.

I would buy headphones just for this head phones hat by escaodesign:

I would wear these yellow oak leaf earrings by hitree all fall long:

And I would carry this Colorblocked bag by CamilleStar with me everywhere:

I obviously need this purple mug cozy by natalya1905:

And this yo yo headband by cocorosecouture is simply fall-tastic:

I’d feel fancy in these lovely lacey wrist warmers by hypericumfragile:

Isn’t this ruffle front fleece jacket by cotylee just to die for?!

I want to cozy up in these knit slipper boots by HollyDoll:

And this fall wouldn’t be complete without this gorgeous cape with tie by margerydaw0:

Writing this while listening to the sound of the rain falling seems wildly appropriate. I’m so excited for fall to come! And maybe some extra moolah so I can buy these beauties on Etsy! 😉

Busy Saturday, Take 5

I’m so happy it’s the weekend!
And it’s going to be a productive one 😀

This morning is taking care of the dogs (we’re dog-sitting for my honeymooning sister) and blogging. Have you checked the Birds of a Feather blog lately? Today I did a post – The Colors of New Orleans – that I’m really proud of 😀 You should go check it out 😉

After this, I’m going to bike [yay for bike rides!] over to meet Renee to talk about Craft Academy :D:D:D I’m sooo excited! You can click on the icon in the sidebar to sign up for the newsletter. Registration will open soon, and classes start next month!!! It’s gonna be good.

Then it’ll be back home. This is the first Saturday in months that the hubby and I can spend at home together. ^_^ It’ll be an afternoon full of laundry, cleaning, and projects, but at least we’ll be with each other! Aside from chores, my main goals for today are finishing up some new headbands for the shop and working on my website! The design is done, I just need to implement it.

And tonight I’m babysitting and then going to a housewarming party :-) This is seriously an awesome day. What do you have planned?

Granny Squares!

This weekend I was inspired again by granny squares. Have you read my post over on the Birds of a Feather blog? It’s full of creative ideas for using granny squares, and I added a couple links so you can make your own ^_^ After doing the whole post, I found enough time to learn myself! (Yay for babysitting :D) I made my first granny square!!!!

How fun 😀 Let’s just say this attempt was far more successful than my first – inside a car, at night, tutorial on my phone – haha! For a while now I’ve had some ideas for new products for my shop, but first I needed to learn to make these beautiful little guys :) I’m already working on new projectssss!!!! Look for them soon 😉