I have been on the quest for interesting lighting for my shop for some time now. Love the look of this pendant light from Italian designer Guillaume Delvigne as posted in California Home + Design mag. It is made of unglazed porcelain. I think 7 or 8 would look great together - dont you?
Here is another order from last Friday - a friendship gift. A mix of lily, biedermier roses, fiddleheads, poppy pods, ti leaves, peony, curly willow, and a new find - lions tail (the tall green ones in the back).
and a few for our house since we had guests.
This one had a mix of orange tulips, sage, fiddle heads, lisianthus, freesia, mint, lady mantle, and poppy pods.
This one was in a vintage footed bowl vase - very lush and full.
It is interesting to see how you can get so many different looks with similar materials.
I have really been responding to yellow and brown as a color story lately so I decided to try my hand with last Friday's order for a birthday gift. It has some gorgeous (and rarely seen) yellow peonies - they smell like lemon and ginger- delightful. The grower also told me they open their faces during the day and close at night - just like us!
This was an eclectic mix of the yellow peonies, brown fiddle heads, kale, poppy pods, and a few Biedermier roses - that pink blush on the edges echos the pink blush in the center of the peonies, and the deeper pink on the edges of the ti leaf wrapped inside the vase. The dark sage leaves tie in more brown. And a hint of spearmint to add another fresh scent.
Another find at the show - these black and white pages from a book of moths. I always though that moths didn't get the credit they deserved - the ugly stepsister to the beautiful butterfly. But I find the tones of browns and creams you find on moths to be just lovely. You can see little patterns as you look closely at their delicate powdery wings. I love how these drawings are grouped together in some cases with bits of their natural surroundings and in various stages of life. Such a treat to have 40 of them together. And don't even get me started with the rounded corners on the paper - right up my alley!
I came across this shop, Erie Basin, in the Lucky shopping guide for Brooklyn. I have been several times but never to this shop. Will have to add it to the ever-growing list of inspiration in Brooklyn... The website shows a few photos of the shop seen below. It has such a nice appeal to it - vintage jewelry in a well-groomed setting offset by plants and antique furniture. The colors are inspiring.
According to the website "Owner Russell Whitmore sells 19th and early 20th
century jewelry and objects ...the collection is eclectic, but carefully
I am a pushover for a good botanical. I got these at the show a few weeks ago - about 12 of them. They are all different types of seaweed. They vary from olive green to bright green, to brown, and even ruby red. They look great grouped or even by themselves. Either a natural wood or black frame would look just right - don't you think?
Look at this adorable handmade recycled sweater-knit elephant by Clarissa Steele for Mahar Dry Goods. He looks very sculptural - could even be great on a modern couch. You have to go see this website just to see the sweet animation done by Jen Corace.
Look how cute this photo is of Yvonne's yard - she lives in the Netherlands and writes a sweet blog called Yvestown. I guess this was in the process of washing the vintage hankies she had found but it looks just lovely as patio decor! Even her cat looks perfect - a splash of black and white against all that color...love the retro chairs too!