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.
Last weekend George and I took the East River Ferry from our neighborhood in Queens to Manhattan. It was a fun way to travel into the city even though the boat ride itself was fast and bumpy. When we got off I stopped in my tracks to admire the very cool design which someone had painted on the highway dividers. I was even more captivated with the reflection created by a puddle left over from the rain. It reminded me of something I would have painted years ago at FIT in my Textile Design program.
It’s fun to stop and appreciate the beauty in ordinary things sometimes. Life moves so fast and we just don’t do it enough.
Above: The lovely couple from Wednesday, Jessica & Garett Mayfield, brightened my Sunday with their genuine charm and meticulous design skills. There is something to be said about a clean and simple layout in both printed work and a booth. Just perfect!
Below: April May (yes, that’s her real name) from Everything Little Miss was as bubbly and sweet as her designs. Her eco-friendly paper goods were filled with color and I just adore the inspiration behind her rabbit calendar. See below.
Below: Filled with sophisticated Southern charm, Belle & Union makes tea towels with a retro butter pattern oh-so-very cool. Meg displayed her goods with such detailed perfection it was hard to walk away. Check out her ‘cows come home’ card & friend. Love it!
Below: Ashley Austin from Fine Day Press displayed a variety of prints from dreamy watercolor florals to fab mod designs. A vibrant color palette was a constant throughout her line. I love that she’s a local New Yorker too!
This past weekend George and I went on the hunt for something to create a path in his mother’s backyard garden. We stopped in Build It Green which is treasure trove of salvaged building materials. A very large warehouse holds the bulk of the furniture, fixtures and lumber, some old, some new but all rescued from a landfill. There is an outdoor area with more odds and ends which is where we found a few dozen terracotta tiles for just a quarter each. We also snagged two remnants of granite.
Build it Green is a vintage lover’s dream as each little nook and cranny is filled with weathered beauty. If you’re a local New Yorker about to embark on a renovation, definitely check out Build It Green. Did I mention they are a not-for-profit organization? As George said, it’s a win win!
Don’t forget to support Build it Green and LIKE their facebook page HERE!
It was a fun night out with my friend Jenn from Stitched Tailors and we were so happy to cheer on our friend Christine from NYCPretty (directly below)! In the second part of the show Christine was brave enough to model a beautiful one piece Orla Kiely bathing suit and looked amazing! Note to self, I need to start following her workout regime.
Be sure to check out the full list and links of bloggers at the end of the post. It’s on my personal weekend to do list!
Be sure to check out some of the lovely bloggers online!
After massacring an EMVI chocolate bunny one day, I became intrigued with the company. I discovered EMVI was a family owned and operated business in Brooklyn, just minutes from my apartment. I fell in love with their delicious creations and I just had to share a selection of their Easter favorites! These sweet treats are modern day Easter candy for both adults and children alike. With pristine clear packaging and a gold stamped logo, it’s a almost too pretty to open. I can’t wait to order some of their “everyday chocolate” for my friend’s children. The elephant and the girl mouse are my personal favorites.
Be sure to shop for your favorites HERE and visit their facebook page HERE.
During my daily visit to Etsy I came across a new favorite shop, Hideminy. Each precious ceramic piece is made by Hidemi originally from Tokyo, now a resident New Yorker. This shop had me at the set of lace bowls above, in 3 shades of pink. Hedemi’s work is sheer perfection and would add a soft touch to any home. Be sure to check out the full selection HERE and click on her lovely images for individual product information.
The ceramic macaroons below are scented to freshen your home! They also come in a variety of words or can be personalized with your initials HERE.
One of my favorites below for is for candles! They create such a soft glow.
Please stop in to see the full selection of lovely items HERE or stop in on facebook HERE.
I was out looking for an estate engagement ring this past weekend with my boyfriend again (see past post HERE) and stumbled into a beautiful store!
Ben’s Garden is known for it’s decoupage catch all dishes and paperweights made from high quality glass with witty phrases and endearing illustrations. Their work is exquisite, but the store itself completely blew me away. The propping and styling is top notch. Every item was surrounded by complementary goods to create dramatic nooks of perfection. Their website sells most of their glass goods, however, if you find yourself in Huntington, New York it is worth the trip for some home decor intoxication. Be sure to check out their website HERE and enjoy some of the store photos I took while browsing below!