Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Favorite Finds

Grandma Moses Hand Made Fabric Pillow - Folk Art Artist - Early Springtime on the Farm

Do I have to chose?

As an lover of etsy (an online marketplace for handmade, vintage goods and supplies) and a shop owner of Bates Mercantile Co. I am lucky to be exposed to the most wonderful things on a daily basis. Here's some of my recent favorites:

Grandma Moses never looked so good. I love this pillow..........

Grandma Moses Hand Made Fabric Pillow - Folk Art Artist - Early Springtime on the Farm
copyright BlueFlowerVintage

.....from the people in the wagon, to the man in the barn, to the snow on the rooftops. Charming.

I've noticed a few things with dandelions recently, including this easy-as-pie tutorial by Lucy at Craftberry dainty.

copyright CraftberryBush

And this lovely little mirror by lilliesnightgarden. Very sweet.

Orange Mirror, Dandelion Vanity Mirror in Acrylic Paint
copyright lilliesnightgarden

This vintage Italian cigarette case reminds of a little nail case of my gram's that sits on my dresser.  Lovely.

Italian Silk Picture on Vintage Black Silk Cigarette Case
copyright PruAtelier

I don't play cribbage, but this antler board sure makes me want to learn.  Very cool.

Vintage Antler Cribbage Board
copyright alteredarcheology

Lovin' the neutral tones and patterns on this bowl. 

Tea Bowl or Salt Cellar in Pearl White, Ceramic Porcelain Stamped with Starburst
copyright liciapfadt

One more pop of color. Happy little fabric rings. You could wear a different one for each day of the week.

Fabric Ring with colorful leaves
copyright hgrillo

No rhyme or reason to this week's favorites, other than they caught my eye. Click on the pictures to check them all out in more detail.

Featured on MyParadissi

As a new sponsor of MyParadissi, a really lovely design blog based out of Crete, blogger Eleni gave us a very warm welcome today.  How very nice.  In addition to our current giveaway on the Muse, we're also sponsoring a giveaway on MyParadissi this week. Be sure to check it out.

And, don't forget to enter the previously mentioned giveaway we're hosting right here on the Muse. You only have three more days to enter (including today), and it really is very easy to enter. If you don't try, you can't win. So go ahead. Enter today!

Your chances are looking pretty good.

Here's hoping the sun is shining where you are. It's out today here, after a brief rain day yesterday. Everything is so much better with a little sun (and also with favorites).

I'd love to know which of today's favorites speak to you? Do share, won't you? 


  1. Love all the finds - I'm getting into anything fall/winter now too. The pillow reminds me of a vintage puzzle that was framed and hanging on the wall of our house two decades ago.

  2. I love it! My mom saves some ofher puzzles and hangs them. It reminds me of the song....Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go......

    I am still not quite ready to give up summer though. Guess I don't have a choice in the matter tomorrow though.

  3. You have such an interesting blog and I really like these picks. That antler cribbage board is quite amazing - especially with the bottle. What a pleasant visit. Thank you!

  4. Thanks for your kind words bonnie. Stick around! Nice to have you here.

  5. Gorgeous finds on Etsy, I'm very flattered to have been included amongst them! I love hgrillo's fabric rings.

    Dawn (Lilly's Night Garden)

  6. Dawn- I think hgrilo's rings are so sweet! love that dandelion too :)


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