Friday, May 29, 2009

Recent Finds & Fancies...

If you know me well, you will know that I don't often buy things for myself. For starters, I don't have a lot of time to shop- having 2 active boys is part of that, and we live over the bridge in North Vancouver so the great places to shop take some co-ordination with our shared vehicle. Nevertheless, I did find some new things recently that fit my budget and suited me just fine and I wanted to share them with you!
I more recently needed some new earrings for spring and found these extremely cute, hand-woven beaded earrings by TQB Designs on her etsy shop. I love them and they've been the perfect little accessory for me for spring and into the summer: especially because my glasses are lime-ish green on the inside of my frames!
My recent score happens to be my new desk for my office spot at home! I found this in the alley by our house and walked by it a few times before having the kids come out and haul it home with me. We had this huge long table that both Dean and I shared for an office and I was tired of the eyesore taking up half our living room. We could work side-by-side, but I wanted a more compact option. I'm thinking of painting the bottom part of the desk: the top part is actually melamine. Right now it looks kind of shabby-chic scuffed up with paint chipping here and there- but it's got great lines and great legs!
My other purchase not so recently, but which I'm still looking for a frame for, is this great print from Sycamore Street Press. I really like Eva's designs and the letter-pressing on this one is really lovely. Inspired by Blue & White Dutch Pottery- I just had to get it! She only did 100 prints- I got #93 and I have a feeling they're all gone by now. I've photographed it in a recent 'Sally Ann' find of mine- an old crate that I'm excited to use for displays at Craft fairs this summer.
Well, we've had a busy week over here but I'm looking forward to a glorious, sunny weekend. I'll be gardening, turning on the sprinkler for the boys, doing a little clay work on our porch as the studio's a little stuffy in the summer, and finishing off some applications for the up-coming fall season. I'm sure there will be a couple BBQ's with friends in there to round out our weekend, so it should be a good one!

1 comment:

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

hey, i think i may have missed that you bought one of my prints!? kirk and kari probably shipped it off to you. or else i just forgot...i've been soooo scatterbrained lately. well, thanks! i think it looks nice without a frame sitting on that shelf like you have it in the photo...and i love that desk of yours!