Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday Favorites


Oh my gosh, excuse me while I take a deep breath. I have been buried under piles of ornaments-in-the-making for the past week or so. Cutting and pasting, cutting some more, trimming and sanding, stringing and sealing…all of this over and over and over again. We are deep in that holidaze! Days are just totally melting into one another. Of course we are thrilled beyond belief to be creating these pieces that will be sent off to happy holiday homes! And of course we're making stuff other than ornaments. Lots of in-progress diecuts and signs are lying around on any available flat surface, and Aaron has been perpetually coated with a thin layer of sawdust. We'll be sure to pop in and blog a little behind-the-scenes stuff at some point in the next few days. 

But for now, while I pause for a big glass of seltzer and some puppy cuddles, here are some Friday Favorites! 

I've been a fan of Dottie Dollie brooches for a long time. And I'm embarrassed to say that I have yet to purchase one. I guess I've been waiting for the perfect little gal to come along. And I think I may have found her! Her name is Rose.


 She's handmade from paperclay, and handpainted with acrylic paint and soft pastels. Dottie Dollie has so many darling pieces to choose from! You have to check out the shop




I just adore these latte mugs from NS Pottery. I just love simple designs…basic stripes and polka dots in classic black and white. And I love the roughly hewn paint strokes. Mugs are sorta like intimate objects and we have a very up close and personal relationship with them, so it makes sense that the patterns bear so much of a "human touch".


I am such a sucker for old photos, cabinet cards, tintypes... We've been collecting them for years, and we especially love old portraits. We have a fabulous photo portrait pillow that we found at IKEA a few years ago.
Recently I came across this fellow while browsing on Curious Sofa, and I just had to add him to my holiday wish list! He'd look pretty great in our living room .


I honestly can't remember the last time I shopped at Gap, but the other night I was just clicking around the interwebs and I ended up on Gap's website, and there was this outfit. It is just sooo cute! So classic! I love the fair isle oversize turtlenecpaired with the all black skirt, leggings, and shoes…perfect! Too bad the sweater is sold out. 


I love this black and gold Starry Skies cross body bag by Milkhaus Design, available from Moorea Seal. I think it is kinda perfect for day, night, and all year round! Oh, and Moorea is having a Secret Sale! Take 15% off all bags and scarves With code: SECRETSANTA Sale ends today!



This free DIY Printable Christmas Village from "Thoughts from Alice" is so incredibly charming. It's childlike and sophisticated at the same time, very much like a Hilary Knight illustration. 


It comes as a nine piece set including a church, town buildings, a city hall building, a cozy house, two little carolers, a snowman and lamppost, a decorated town tree, and two vintage cars taking their Christmas trees home! 
It's so cool of "Thoughts from Alice" for sharing these so you too can make them part of your holiday display. Just click the link above, and print them out on card stock! And if you do… she'd love to see pics! …so would I!  ;)


If you're reading this blog, chances are you have browsed our shop. But to get to the shop you probably just click the link and don't really pay attention to the actual address. Well, our shop is over on BigCartel.com, and there is a Big Cartel directory where you can browse categories, or search key words.
 Well the other night, in my five minute break from work I was browsing other shops on Big Cartel and I came across the awesome Georgie Peachez Wreaths. It turns out Suzy of Georgia Peachez is an old friend and long time collector of our work. It was so great coming across her shop out of the blue! Her wreaths are some of the best vintage ornaments wreaths ever! This one here makes my heart beat a little faster! Wow! You gotta go see more of her work. Amazing. 

Ok, guess what??…it's time to get back to work for me! I hope you enjoyed my fifteen-minute-break-Friday-Faves.
xo, Jenny…and Aaron says hi!


11 comments:

  1. Yeah, so I just commented on the wrong post! haha! Well, again...thanks for sharing my printable village among your favorites!

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  2. such cute stuff! thanks for sharing : )
    i think that brooch is perfectly you!

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  3. Oh wow, some beautiful pieces there! I love Rose, she's a peach, and those mugs make me thirst for a seriously indulgent hot chocolate and I think those paper buildings are gorgeous too!

    Gemma
    Faded Windmills

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  4. Oh Jenny, thank you so much for falling in love with Rose! You I know I think I had your gorgeous pastel perfect work in mind when I painted her and her cream haired sister. I'm so happy that she will be coming to live with you! xxx

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  5. Ah Jenny...you always find the most gorgeous things. I had to have a Dottie Dollie broach and it will hopefully be on its way soon! Those are adorable. And I love the vintage wreath! Thank you for your wonderful blog - I look so forward to reading it! Love to you and Aaron! Becky

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  6. Hi J&A, thanks so much for the praise. I will always treasure my collection of your wonderful art work. In fact I just put up my insanely fabulous "Happy Holidays" plaque, wouldn't be a proper holiday without it. I still treasure my special collection of your work including the recipe box, little blocks, beach bathing beauties, etc. Happy Holidays to you both, xo, suzy

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  7. Love the ornament wreath! I wanted to make something like that for this year, but I think it'll have to wait until next year... too many projects! :)

    <3 Kelsea | Kels Shark

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  8. That vintage wreath is just the kind I have been looking for !

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  9. love all the features in this post!! That wreath is to die for!!

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  10. Hi Jenny! I miss your posts. I hope you and Aaron had a good Christmas!

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