Just a moment to celebrate our 900th post! Thanks everyone for continuing to read and for all your support! We love having you and hope to keep bringing you ideas and inspiration for a long time to come!
Chelsea at Frolic! posted about this fabulous antiques dealer online, Factory 20, based out of Vermont. I pretty much love everything they have! (well except for the ventriloquist's dummy - those just creep me out!). Lots of wonderful primitive and industrial furniture pieces. Go take a look.
Thursday night we had a lovely art opening at the shop with acclaimed Portland artist Trish Grantham. Trish's work is so charming and I personally have been a fan for years. I wanted to make sure you guys got a chance to see this wonderful work as well! I think they would make wonderful gifts this season or a great treat for those of you who have been longtime fans of her work! And here's another treat - ink & peat will offer free shipping on any of these pieces to anywhere in the continental USA. Call us at the shop 503-282-6688 or email us! Enjoy!
The last set of pics to show you the fall displays at the shop. Look at these gorgeous hand appliqued pillows by Anna Joyce of Portland. I am in love with the bold graphics depicting owls, deer, and birds in yummy fall colors. Also on the bed are quilted throws made from vintage saris - they feel so great. And of course we continue with our incredible bed linens from Les Indiennes - all hand block-printed with natural dyes on organic cotton from India. We also have so many wonderful printed and solid scarves - great for a chilly evening. Now off to receive holiday product which sets at the shop next week - can you believe it's that time of year already? (photos by Lisa Warninger)
More pics to show you our shop displays and lovely products for fall! In the front area we used these oversized recycled glass bottles all clustered with birch branches to make an indoor forest - sets the right mood for fall. Where to start with so many goodies? Well there are handmade dolls, felted cushions, deep aqua Scandinavian inspired pottery, tripod bowls in rich colors from Pigeon Toe ceramics, vintage Bolivian striped blankets, quilted vintage sari scarves, so much fun! And the fragrance in the shop is so wonderful with our newest selection of candles and soaps from Lucia, Acquiesse, and Claus Porto. the deep scent of amber and black currant warm up those chilly days. Divine!
Here are some more pics of ink & peat's fall displays. We have been having fun with all the velvet pumpkins, heirloom pumpkins, gorgeous lifestyle books and new products! I love the way the light gleams through these vintage inspired amber bottles and the charm or these wooden carved owls. There are some lovely cotton towels hand-loomed in Ethiopia by a fair trade women's co-op. They are so soft and can even be used to decorate a table. We have also fallen in love with these hand-knitted alpaca stuffed animals - it's hard to choose who to love the most (we even have a turtle that has a pocket for his head to tuck in!) And as always, our old favorite - Saipua soap - a lovely clove geranium is so warming for fall. (photos by Lisa Warninger)