I found this sweet teacup and saucer at a local thrift store for $1. It's the same house and garden illustration as on the dish in the post below, but this one is coloured in!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
I found this gilded edge Green Gables dish for $1.99 at Value Village. It's a bit of my beloved P.E.I.!
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
These summery designs are now available in my shop as fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, cut-and-sew patterns, and homewares! Here's Peachy
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Oh what a dreamer's delight! I found this sweet illustrated poem at Value Village for $1.99, bundled with 3 other tiny frames--bonus! The 1700s themed illustration, gilded details, and reflective verses thrill my soul. It looks like framed Maurine Hathaway prints were a popular piece of 1920s décor.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
I found these delightful hand-painted Delft Blauw tiles at Value Village for a total of $5. I love how the left-hand one features iconic architecture and scenery of various Dutch locales!
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Saturday, July 01, 2017
I'm wearing a shirt made of fabric from my With Glowing Hearts collection for the day of festivities!
Happy 150th to our glorious and free home and native land! Happy Canada Day!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I found this 1950s McCoy strawberry cookie jar #263 for $15 at a local thrift store! It is 9" wide by 11" tall of glossy red cheer! Guess what's going to be in my kitchen forever?
Sunday, June 25, 2017
How cheery is this can of sunshine?! In the '80s my mom's friend went to Florida for spring break and brought this back for her. The can contains "48 average sniffs of pure Florida air" and the label offers a "suggested dosage: for daily pick me up, take two large sniffs before breakfast." Quite the novelty souvenir.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
This grandma's flower garden quilt was made by some of my female relatives in the 1930s.
It was likely created using their old dresses and flour sacks, and the whole thing was pieced and sewed by hand, which is absolutely incredible! Some of the hexagons are torn off with wear.
Now the cheery quilt hangs on the wall behind my computer and art desk, inspiring vintage style designs!
This is my new surface pattern design motto, and this is my start to the return of the calico!
Monday, June 19, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Anni gave me this oh-so-appropriate plaque. It's literary wit, 1950s atomic style, and quirkiness in a pleasantly coloured decorative accessory! It shall forever be on my bookshelf.
Monday, June 12, 2017
My grandma painted this delightfully nautical scene when she was a teenager.
The sunlit sails and the texture of the waves and clouds are so summery.
Best of all--here's a snapshot my grandpa took of it as a brand new creation!
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
These framed vintage Nicolas Markovitch, a.k.a. Marc watercolour prints are likely from the 1920s to 1940s. They left their Value Village lodgings and now radiate summery paradise sitting on my shelf!
Saturday, June 03, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Monday, May 29, 2017
As a collector of magazine clippings I am prone to collaging surfaces, such as my sketchbook. Looking at layers of inspiration makes me want to get busy drawing and painting!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
Queen Victoria was one incredible lady. Aside from ruling a country for nearly 64 years, she was a mother of 9, a visual artist, and a prolific journal writer. Her passionate, determined nature is clear in reading her diaries. I've been loving the series Victoria, which brings aspects of her younger life to light...plus the costumes and sets are stunning and lavishly inspiring. Happy Victoria Day!
Friday, May 19, 2017
I found this vintage embroidered linen canvas at Value Village and love its textures and cheery colours!
Look at those little pink tulips!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Monday, May 08, 2017
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Monday, May 01, 2017
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I found this rose needlepoint at Value Village for a few dollars. The palette and distressed frame are so sweet.
My goal is to gather a whole gallery wall of rescued floral oil paintings, watercolours, and needlepoints!
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Ephesians 1: 17-21