Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

We hope all you fairy princesses, ghouls and goblins are well bundled up tonight and have a wonderful and safe Halloween! Just remember not to trust any old lady offering you a bite of a "magic wishing apple" and maybe steer clear of Sleepy Hallow altogether.

Monday, October 25, 2010

October Giveaway

It's giveaway time again! Are you ready for this month's giveaway from Farouche! We are pleased to be giving away a "Follow Your Heart" print in the medium size to two lucky winners!

For your chance to win you must either be a follower of this blog -or- a fan of our Facebook page. To enter please leave us a comment below about your favorite Halloween costume. It could be a costume you wore or maybe even one you made for your child or grandchild. My favorite costume growing up was being half of a two-man horse. My best friend and I trotted down the lane with a feedbag full of sugary treats.

Contest ends Sunday, October 31st. The winner will be announced Monday, November 1st so make sure and check back to see if you have won!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Foxy Fox

Just in time for this fall season- animal friendly fur. I am not sure if I have enough moxie to pull off wearing one of these "fokses" but, I like them. Handmade by Celapiu in Poland, I love the juxtaposition between the classic style of traditional fur wraps and playful use of felt and wool.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Goodness

Most of you have probably seen the comical ad campaign for Guinness during the 1950's in which the frantic zoo keeper is always trying to save his refreshing beer from the thirsty wild animals. Well, zoo keepers truly did have something to worry about... especially when it came to the ostriches.

The black and white image of miscellaneous items above was taken by Frederick W. Bond, a photographer at the Zoological Society of London. Along with more conventional photographs of the animals in the London Zoo, he also photographed objects retrieved from the inside of an ostrich's stomach. A list of what the bird swallowed was noted on the back of the print.

Most likely the ostrich had snatched items from guests at the zoo, as well as any other random bits within it's reach. The ostrich managed to ingest a lace handkerchief, one buttoned glove, a length of rope, a man's handkerchief, coins, metal tacks, staples, hooks, and a four-inch nail... and you thought toddlers were bad!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Go With the Grain

Who ever said all technology is cold never gave these headphones a try. Handmade in Germany, the high quality leather and Zebrano wood adds warmth and of coarse a bit of luxury.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Love

A teacup bunny is my Monday Love pick this week. All nestled in and snug as a little bunny should be. I hope you have a great week ahead!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Into the Wild

Another week has come and gone. To close this week I will leave you with the stunning photography of Nick Brandt. Working exclusively in Africa to capture touching moments in these creatures lives and bring awareness to how truly special they are. I hope you will find his work as touching as I do. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


These delicate fruit bowls, with there hand-cut lacy designs, are by Boston artist Isabelle Abramson. A tedious process must be undertaken in hand cutting each piece before carefully firing the porcelain in to such perfect shapes. For more of here exquisite work stop by her site here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beware! Not for the squeamish...

A little creepy, perhaps I am in a Halloween mood. Take a peek at this slithering, serpent, snake and scales treasury. There are some special artists lurking in there... just look out where your walking to avoid any undo snake bites.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hello no. 6

My, oh my! This is such a stunning Art Nouveau entryway I found on the House of Turquoise. Could you imagine this greeting you everyday after a long day at work?! If you want to see more of the building take a peek here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Love


Truthfully, I have thought about having lovely pink locks for nearly a decade now. There is just something about petal pink hair that I find rather delightful. Eventually, my thought process always leads back to the same two conclusions. First, I am rather shy and usually avoid drawing attention to myself... and any crayola hair color would most certainly accomplish this. Which is the direct cause of my second predicament. I blush easily. Not only do I turn all rosy when I am embarrassed but, more and more often it happens when I get any form of attention. I mean any attention. It is getting worse, not better, the older I get. So unless I want to look like I stuck my entire head in a bucket of Easter Egg dye, or figure out a way to stop going flush in a flash, I will have to be content with admiring the lovely pink coifs of others.
Ho, hum.

Have you ever had a little wish, that for whatever reason, you avoided?

Friday, October 8, 2010


Well another week has come and gone. We hope you have a swell weekend and come back to visit us next week for more eye candy!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

There is no school like old school.

Whether you're a fan of the cricket, arrowhead or thistle style, the FORAGE line of bow ties has you covered. These are just one more reason to adore the couple behind something's hiding in here.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Yesterday I planted our very first winter vegetable garden. Every fall I absolutely remember to plant as many spring bulbs as I can squeeze into our little yard. Watching them bloom during the gloomy months of early spring makes me oh, so happy! But, somehow I always seem to forget about the cold weather vegetables that begin their season right about now. After the tomatoes, cucumbers, and other summer vegetables are done for the year there is a whole new season of splendid produce to grow.

This year I finally did it! We planted four different types of leaf lettuce, romaine, cabbage, bok choy, and the most lovely beets I have ever seen- their leaves are a beautiful rich magenta color. So, with dirt under my nails and anticipation for my first home grown salad, I declare you are here by warned snails, stay away!

The charming cold pressed soaps shown above are from Prunella Soap's in Portland. Stop by the next time you need a good lather!


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