Posts Tagged ‘Tabletop’

Have you looked at the calendar yet today?  Its Friday the 13th, and t.v will soon be airing hour after hour of gory flicks, but do you know how it started?  There are a lot of stories and myths around this “superstition” some more amusing then others, but word has it, the earliest know reference happened in an 1869 biography for Italian composer Gioachino Rossini.  He thought of Friday as an unlucky day (um hello, its the end of the workweek!), and 13 was an unlucky number.  Rossini died on November 13th, a Friday.  These days, we have successfully passed on the whole bad luck folk lore though word of mouth, and I’m going to spread it even further.  Whether you believe or not, arm yourself with a few good luck charms, and if you don’t have any, its an excuse to go shopping!  And in case you need more charms, check out this list of good luck charms from around the world.

Friday the 13th, pixel packing mama's photostream



Lucky Charms hoops, Turquoise blue and gold four leaf clover necklace, Vintage clover ring


Ladybug figurine, Mini ladybug stamp


Wishbone earrings, Wishbone good luck card

Red chinese lanterns, Ripi's photostream


Chinese Red Lanters, Cathie Ten's photostream



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Ok, so the holidays are coming up, and the economy is starting to pick up again, but lets face it, not fast enough.  So, for today, I present to you a collection of items that can spruce up your place or make for some great gifts, all on sale.  That’s right, every single item below is on sale!  Granted some sales are better then others, but a sale is a sale! So please peruse the goods and save some money!  Click each number under the images to get to the sales.

Sale bathroom

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Sale tabletop

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Bedroom sale

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

sale living room1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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Its Tuesday and you know what that means… my top 3 Etsy store picks for the week.  Each week its different, depending on what I can find that will help you out with small details for around your home, office, outfit or even crafting project.  Have an Etsy store that is filled to the brim with designed goodies?  Send me your link so I can take a look at all my crafty readers!

The first shop for today is filled will all kinds of crafting goodies.  Now that the holidays are coming, and most people are starting handmade gifts (if you aren’t into making things yourself, buy handmade, its good karma!) and Nothing Elegant has some great little additions to make your projects even better.  From tapes to stamps to envelopes and even fabric, there is something for everyone.  Everything is from Korea and is worth a browse through all the interesting and new designs! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Also check out Hye Kyung’s blog, for fashion finds throughout Korea.

Nothing Elegant on Etsy

Next up are the works of Michelle Brusegaard from North Dakota, and boy is this lady talented!  Just a look at all she does is enough to make me tired, a painter, fiber artist, card maker, screen printer and photographer just to name a few of her many talents.  And over in her shop, design is everywhere.  With so many talents, its no wonder there are so many items for sale, just a few that I was loving… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 And be sure to stop by her blog and say hi, or join her mailing list for discounts!!

Michelle Brusegaard on Etsy

And last up for this week is the findings from Vintage Chevelle.  Aside from an awesome name, this shop has some lovely finds that would be perfect for a little change around your place.  Keeping accessories dust and clutter free are a must, but collections are always fun to have around.  Sitting on my bookcase I currently have a wedding photo, our guest book, a framed music page with a song written by my father in law to my husband when he was little, a painting and two Simpson bobble heads (can you tell which was the addition from the hubby?!).  As long as it makes sense to your personality, the collection doesn’t matter!  And Vintage Chevelle has all kinds of little trinkets to make a house a home. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Vintage Chevelle on Etsy

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Its no wonder why I love photography so much, not only does it inspire, its capturing a moment that you cherish.  No matter what the subject matter, photos always have a way of capturing an audience, and the shots from photographer Mads Mogensen are perfect inspiration.  At first, I was drawn in by their interior shots, surprise surprise, but further browsing led to some fascinating stuff.  All shot by Mads and styled by wife Martina Hunglinger, each photo was clearly thought through and came out beautifully.  So whether you are looking to get inspiration or simply love a nice shot, do stop by and browse Mads’ portfolio, you won’t be disappointed!

via, all photos via

mads mogensen photography

mads mogenson photography interiors 2

mads mogensen carciofi theme

mads mogensen photo food 1

mads mogensen photo milk theme

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Its Tuesday and you know what that means.  My top etsy picks for the week.  A little home decor, a few ceramics and some wall vinyl.  Its a good Tuesday.

I can’t express how much I love mixing traditional and modern designs, and these ceramics from Nina in Vorm are impressive.  Nina has a great eye for details in her custom screen printed ceramics and vintage “redecorated” ceramics.  What a great way to enhance all those old dishes!  Each of her pieces is very handmade, using a combination of slipcasting and hand shaping.  The result, one of a kind pieces that are just so much fun to look at.  I think each time I look, I find something new in her designs!  If you are loving her work as much as I do, you must check out her blog.  Hello color.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Ninainvorm on etsy

Next up are the findings from Sky Parlor.  If you have a love for vintage and quirky little additions for your home, then you must stop by and take a look around.  All of their items have a slightly worn feeling, in a good way.  Little accessories are a good way to create small vignettes in your home.   Its a great way to show off a collection or showcase your favorite pieces, and because it is small, you can often change it out without spending a dime!   A few of Sky Parlors items that I wouldn’t mind finding a place for in my house… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Sky parlor on etsy

And last but not least today, how about some wall graphics?  Designer Michelle Christina has some pretty fun wall vinyl and stickers that can really make an impact on any average wall, glass or even toilet.  Just check out her blog for some ideas.  I just love the fun factor of her designs, who said that wall graphics have to be formal and always grown up anyway.  And those stickers for glassware are a perfect way to add a little pizazz to your ordinary cups.  I think those pink jellies are my favorite, I could see them adding some fun to any bathroom! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Michelle Christina on etsy

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I stopped by A + R this morning and just fell in love with these little guys by product designer, Matteo Cibic.  Debuted at the 2009 Design Week, these little creatures he likes to call Domsai, they are just too cute and perfect for vignettes in your home.  Standing at only 11″ tall, they make a perfect terrarium for your tabletop and bring in that whimsy feel.  Cibic describes the Domsai as a tamagotchi for our desks.  Remember those?  Except now instead of “feeding” your pet before it died, you have to water your Domsai to keep it happy.

Domsai Terrariums

And those aren’t the only cute little things Matteo Cibic has under his belt.  After perusing his website, this is one talented guy!

Matteo cibic projects

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Have you stopped by Jonathan Adler lately?  I stopped by earlier in the week, and there are just so many fun new items!  I am loving all the stark white accessories, and LOVE the pops of color!  And you know, sometimes designing a regular home is just not enough, also introduced in the new collection is the Barbie accessories.  I was never into Barbie when I was little, always opted for outdoor activities instead, but some of those bright pink accessories are just too cute!  Just a few things that caught my eye:

Jonathan Adler new collection1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

jonathan adler barbie7, 8, 9

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