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Vintage Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I thought it would be fun to compile a Vintage wish list!  I am not one for chocolates and fancy dinners, any of these vintage goodies would make my Valentine’s day just perfect.  Hint, hint!

Salt CellarIndividual salt cellars are a new found love of mine! Can’t you just see the table set and these gleaming in the candlelight?  Only $15 from By The Wayside

Goblets

As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge fan of goblets.  They are the perfect glass for water or wine.  These amethyst stunners would bring a little romance to any table!  Just $24 from Sue Sue Gonzalas

Seltzer Bottle

I’ve been searching for a vintage seltzer bottle to catch the sunlight on the windowsill.  This one is aqua perfection for $56 from Cute Old Things.

Milk Glass Necklace

Last but not least, a little necklace would surely make me smile!  This simple and sweet milk glass strand would look super cute for Spring!  Only $18 from Mean Glean.

 Wishing you all lots of Vintage Love this Valentine’s Day!

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My Little Maison: Anastasia Christou of Anastasia Drawing & Dreaming

After a long hiatus from blogging, I am so pleased to return with my favorite series, My Little Maison!  This time around, I am featuring the lovely Anastasia Christou from Anastasia Drawing & Dreaming.  Her blog is a visual medley of ethereal images and crafty paper projects that she sells in her shop.   A bit more about this Sydney, Australia native here below.  Her blog is just dreamy!

Anastasia ChristouBLOG //  SHOP  //  PINTEREST

Tell us about yourself and your inspiration behind starting the blog? 

I started my blog after discovering ‘Illustration Friday’ so once I started drawing and doing the weekly challenges I got right into the blogging community –I discovered the craft blogs, design blogs, lifestyle blogs!! Blogging made my day! I was hooked!

How often do you post and what is the majority of your content about?

I try to post at least three times a week but Ive done many ‘post every day for a month’ challenges too!  Most of my content is about my inspirations, Food, Creativity, Décor and handmade and I love to throw in some Vintage Style posts too!  I try to make it all pretty and visual!

What are your future plans for the blog? 

To keep blogging and being part of the blogging community.  I’d like to start some new blog series, I have a few ideas brewing and I hope to find more time to share more craft tutorials too!  I think id like to do more guest blog posts on other blogs as well!

I asked Anastasia to share 3 of her favorite things from her home.   I love the Domino Book too!

Anastasia Christou(1) My bedroom – I love to rescue pretty little plates from thrift stores, they are perfect for my jewelry so I have a few on my on my dresser. Also on my bedside table is the Domino Decorating book – one of my favorites decorating books!  I took the photo on my crochet bedspread which is something else I love dearly, it was handmade by my mother, it took her so long and its so beautiful! I will treasure it forever!

Anastasia Christou(2) This is my new desk! I guess that’s why its so clean and tidy.  We changed our house around a little so my work space and crafty supplies are now in our family ‘hangout’ room so its great to have two family spaces – I look forward to getting creative and messy, the only way to create!

(3) My Garden – I wish I had a green thumb but sadly I need a low maintenance garden and ours is just that!!  I love to hang out in the garden, watch my boys play or just sit on the back steps and have my morning tea…

Finally, I asked Anastasia to share a favorite spot in her Little Maison.  “My Kitchen!  It got a makeover a couple of years ago and its still my favorite place to be, I enjoy baking and cooking, making tea or getting my boys some after school snacks so I’m hanging out in my kitchen often!”

Anastasia ChristouDon’t forget to stop in Anastasia’s blog to say hello!

BLOG //  SHOP  //  PINTEREST

 

 

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Flightless Bird Giveaway

Amanda from Flightless Bird is one talented chick!  I first admired her whimsical art work on Etsy and have since watched her shop grow!  There are so many little things about her work that make me smile; from the meticulous drawings of dreamy characters to the thoughtful idea of a handmade tea wallet.

I was thrilled when Amanda offered to co-host a giveaway of one of her Mermaid Art Prints (featured above) and offer 20% off to my readers in her shop by using code Maison20.  Be sure to enjoy the loveliness of her work below and enter the giveaway for your chance to win a bit of mermaid magic for your Little Maison.  See the details after the pretty stuff.  READY TO WIN THE MERMAID PRINT?

To Enter:   Follow us both on twitter AND Tweet this: 

@littlemaison & @amandafayem are hosting a giveaway!  Follow them for a chance to win something fabulous!

Flightless Bird Design is on Twitter HERE and Little Maison is on Twitter HERE!

One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, July 30th 2012 and announced within 72 hours.

Don’t forget to visit the Flightless Bird shop HERE and get 20% with code Maison20

Giveaways are open to legal residents of the United States only.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Twitter. We hereby release Facebook and Twitter of any liability. Winner will be contacted up to 72 hours after the giveaway ends.  At the commencement of the giveaway, (1) winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Entrants and winner agree that the Giveaway Entities shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this Giveaway or from the acceptance or use of any prize awarded, including any future use of any winning entries. Sponsor reserves the right (but is not obligated) to verify eligibility qualifications of any winner.

 

 

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E Hernandez Design Giveaway!

Emma and I bumped into one another in the wonderful world of Etsy and  I was delighted when she agreed to co-host a giveaway!   E Hernandez Designs is aptly tagged; charming stationery at reasonable prices.  Her work is super sweet and affordable!  Thanks to Emma we are giving away one personalized return address stamp (below).  Read more about Emma and then get ready to WIN, WIN, WIN!

Name: Emma Hernandez
Occupation: Small Business Owner & stay-at-home Mom
Hometown: Rushville, Indiana
Current City of Residence: Elk Grove, California
Etsy Shop Start Date:  January 1, 2012

BLOG  //  FACEBOOK  //  ETSY SHOP 

Where do you draw your inspiration from?
I try to keep abreast of what the current trends and styles are and then create something with my own flair. Often what is created is attributed to the mood of the day or something funny my kids said or did. A lot of my wedding stationery is inspired from what I think I would have liked if I could do my wedding all over again. I like modern and classic, yet charming and unique. I draw inspiration from everyday life.

What is your favorite piece in your shop and why?
My favorite item has to be my Vintage Carnival Wedding Invitation (pictured above). It was a custom piece and I had so much fun coming up with it. The bride gave me a fair amount of latitude to do what I wanted within her “vintage carnival” theme. It was awesome trying to figure out how to create a 3D ferris wheel as sort of the central artwork on the design. It was so much fun to create!

Name your top three obsessions currently:
I LOVE Reece’s Pieces. I LOVE the show Cupcake Wars. I LOVE the store Rose and Raven on Etsy!  In fact, I just spent about 30 minutes today selling my husband on why it would be a great idea to buy me some jewelry from them!

Finally, I asked Emma to tell us about her favorite spot in her Little Maison and in one word how would she describe it.  I think her answer is my favorite response so far!

My favorite spot is my daughters’ bedroom. I love it because it’s where we snuggle an laugh and play. In one word – couer – heart. Our kids truly are the heart of our home.

READY TO WIN?

To Enter:   LIKE us on facebook and leave a comment BELOW that you’ve done so with either an email or link to your blog (so we can contact you).  (1) Winner will be chosen at random on June 29, 2012 and will be contacted no later than 72 hours later.  Please note, due to the personalization of the item, winner will receive the stamp 3-4 weeks post win.

Like E Hernandez Designs HERE     &  

Like Little Maison HERE

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Working Weekend

Just a quick note to wish everyone a wonderful couple of days!  The photo above is the start of my Etsy shop soon to be filled with vintage goodies.  I will keep you up to date on the progress.  It is something I have wanted to do for a long time and I am excited to share it with all of you!

Also, I will be covering the New York Shecky’s Girls Night Out tomorrow as their guest blogger, so it’ll be a working weekend!   If you haven’t heard of their events, check out Shecky’s HERE - they host events all over the country.  I can’t think of a better way to spend my Saturday than shopping with a cocktail in hand.  Yes, please.

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Etsy Find: Summer Holiday Vintage

Another week of Etsy browsing and I discovered the lovely Summer Holiday Vintage shop!  I adore the diversity of goods offered, from the fabulous vintage Jello mold (above) to the hot pink pumps (below).  Be sure to stop in the shop HERE and enjoy a 20% discount thanks to the shop’s owner!  Simply use code LittleMaison20 at check out.  There is nothing like a little shopping to beat the Monday blues!

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Lilyshop

As you all know, I am a HUGE Etsy supporter, but there is always room in my heart for a new handmade online wonderland. ENTER: Lilyshop.

Lilyshop is in the beginning stages of forming but all the more reason to sign up, search, shop and perhaps list your own lovely goods for sale. Did I mention that listing items is free on Lilyshop? Sounds good to me! My favorite feature is the Yard Sale where shop keepers can feature discounted merchandise at 25%, 30% and 50% off.

Above, is a weathered beauty from Restoration Harbor which can be found HERE. Below are more of my favorite finds. Enjoy!

Collage art globe garland: worldly perfection. HERE from Palimpsestic.

Vintage Clutch a la sequins HERE from La Biblioteca

Witty gift for a vegetarian (like me) from Sunday Drive Designs HERE

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Weathered Glass

I love vintage glass.  Whether it’s a seltzer bottle, goblet, apothecary jar or simple sea glass chips, I start dreaming of the perfect spot in my home where it will glimmer in the sunlight.  Above:  (1) The perfect amethyst flask from Whip-O-Will for only $16 HERE. (2) This instant collection of bottles would make a sweet cluster of bud vases.  Only $25 at Concept Furnishings for the two amethyst bottles HERE. (3) Thirty shades of green glass pieces are a great addition to the bottom of a vase with fresh flowers.  HERE for only $8.50 from The Beach Teepee.

Below:  (1) Shabby little french medicine bottle from around 1900.  Only $18.75 HERE from French Finds.  (2) Trio of nostalgic seltzer bottles from Brooklyn Retro HERE for $40 would look fabulous behind a home bar.  (3) Three miniature apothecary bottles with stoppers are weathered to perfection.  $15 HERE from Daily Memorandum.  (4) Another pretty medicine bottle with full label intact from French Finds HERE for $18.75.

If you enjoyed this post, check out Glory to the Goblet.

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Etsy Find: Found Vintage Objects

As you may know, I spend a considerable amount of time on Etsy.  I fall in love with new shops every day but I was particularly blown away with the products, styling and photography by Found Vintage Objects.  These items are curated and displayed with such style and care, I had to get in touch with the shop’s owner to compliment her work!   Amy from Found Vintage Objects was kind enough to offer my readers 20% off items in her shop!  I have my eye on a few lovelies and encourage you to check out the full shop and pick up a few favorites of your own.  Simply use code:  LittleMaison20 at checkout to get the 20% off.  What are you waiting for?  Go shopping HERE!

Don’t forget to like Found Vintage objects on Facebook HERE

Get 20% OFF! 

Use code: LittleMaison20 at checkout HERE!

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Vintage Tins

I’ve been admiring vintage tins lately on Etsy and couldn’t wait to share my favorite finds.  The lemony sweet selection above makes my heart skip a beat, specifically the French “Allumettes” which means matches.  It can be found HERE at LeBox Shop.   For some floral fun, this 1950’s candy tin from Jacklom3 can be found HERE.  I think it’s the perfect place to keep my secret button collection.  Finally, this cheerful trio also from LeBox Shop can be found HERE.  They can hide away small kitchen trinkets like toothpicks, rubberbands and items that get lost in the drawers!

Below is a pastel collection of tins suited more for a vintage chic ladies room!  I just love the tall French En Vogue talcum power tin from 1924.  It can be found HERE at MeshuMash.   Next, the lavendar “bath powder” tin from Alice’s Pocket is so very Marie Anntoinette.  Find it HERE.  Last but not least, this little green gem was used for cough drops but it is the perfect size for storing bobby pins and hair clips.  Stop in at Rhubarb & Apples Vintage, especially if you’re a UK reader – HERE.

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Pink Boudoir

Today I am feeling a bit girly!  I found some outstanding Etsy items that would make for a perfect pink boudoir.  If only I could get George (my boyfriend) to fall in love with pink.  A girl can dream, right?  

Click on the shop name to see more about each lovely product.  Shop a little, you deserve it!

Above:  1943 stand up mirror at The Vintage Tree House ($59), Pale pink 1950’s pumps at Ginger Root Vintage ($45) and the pale pink rotary phone at Free Range Goat ($29)

Below: Decorative tin by Rebekah Makes ($20), Lace Slip in pink at In With The Old ($18) and Vintage floral oil painting on canvas at Harrietts Hallway ($25)

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Inspiring Artist: Jen Schultz

While checking in on fellow WordPress bloggers, I bumped into the lovely illustration blog,  One Happy Little Mama by Jen Schultz.  I was immediately drawn to her whimsical illustrations and I couldn’t be more pleased that she agreed to a Q & A.  I am most impressed with her ability to manage a blog, create beautiful drawings, work and be a mommy!  In one word I’d call that:  impressive.

To celebrate the Q&A Jen has graciously offered 30% off with code CHIRP05 in her new Etsy shop HEREGo support her!

Also, be sure to follow her blog HERE to witness dreamy creations in the making.

Hometown:   The Deep South
Current City of Residence: Atlanta, GA
Occupation: Administrative Assistant by day, mommy, wife and artist by night

Tell us about yourself and where you draw inspiration from.
I’m a happy mama of 2 awesome children who are my world! I find the most joy in spending time with them.“We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.”  Henry Ward Beecher

I am a big fan of quotes. I’m always searching for inspiration in a quote that I can relate to, depending on what situation I am facing on any given day.  Sometimes I’ll have thoughts or worries churning in my head, and I’ll find that one quote that sums it all up for me. And, that’s usually the catalyst for an initial sketch and it just blooms from there.

What is your favorite piece you’ve made recently and why?
‘God is Good’, (above) because I love the message in the Emerson quote, “The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from the danger, but deliverance from fear.”

In this illustration, my little lady is moving forward, confidently, with that dark, stormy cloud behind her.  She knows who is in control, ultimately, and understands the calm that results in being fearless.  It’s not always the easiest advice to follow but, at least for me, it makes perfect sense and helps to set me at ease if I’m facing worry or anxiety in life.

How do you fit art in your everyday life?
Hmm.  This can be a challenge!  Being a working mom, it’s not always easy but I’m pretty crafty at finding all sorts of opportunities during the day to squeeze in a sketch (including while in my car, during lunch hour).  Free time is free time, right?  I’ll take it!

What is one reoccurring theme in your artwork?
I suppose I’ve never really stopped to consider this, before.  But, it seems I’m definitely drawn to my whimsical little ladies who offer up some pretty solid advice for me and, I hope, anyone who views them.  I get a real sense of contentment from my process of having the initial thoughts or feelings about a situation in my life and then putting those feelings to paper through my art, for others to enjoy.

I’ve also illustrated a few critters! I’m a big animal lover, especially birds. Usually, when I draw one of my animals, it’s because something about their shape or color caught my eye and stirred something in me to have a go at my interpretation.

Below, Jen shared a photo of her favorite spot in her Little Maison:  her back porch.   She said it is the best place in the house to watch her children play and the birdies buzz by!  Thanks for sharing Jen!

Don’t forget to stop in for 30% off   with code CHIRP05 in her new Etsy shop HERE and follow her blog HERE

All artwork and photographs are © 2012 One Happy Little Mama
All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced
by any process without the express written permission of the artist.
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