Great rugs by design fave Jill Rosenwald (catch my interview with her here) as well as terrific pieces by 13 going on 30, all for AMAZING prices today. Join Joss & Main for free here and get some stylish steals.
I recently discovered this great little tissue holder for the car. Keeps your tissue in a convenient place without cluttering up your console or requiring you to go hunting and hazard your life/other lives in the process! This fetching design, along with a myriad of others, is available here.
Also, when you purchase something like this from an indie Etsy crafter/artist you are supporting creatives who would otherwise go mad from working some sort of inane job and suppressing their creativity. Thereby, I think it safe to say that you just might be saving their sanity or, dare I say, their very life......you never know. Regardless, it makes you feel a little more heroic while you spend money.
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
I am a longtime fan of J Crew and an even bigger fan of color! I'm not one of those who believes that color should be reserved for Spring & Summer and that we should be limited to dreary hues the rest of the year. Non-Summer is when you most need a spark of life and warmth in your daily routine. Pretty stupid to go with the archaic mindset of a Winter drab uniform and deny yourself a little cheer. Here are a few new pieces from J Crew for Fall/Winter that caught my eye and would add a little punch to the grayer months. Check out the Fall scene at J Crew.
I have always loved stationery and the accoutrements that go with it. Growing up, I was far more attached to office supplies, stickers, paper and art materials than any doll or stuffed animal. I guess that nothing much has changed and I am still just as much a sucker for such things. Take this gorgeous custom address stamp from Etsy seller Primele available here. Absolutely beautiful!
HERE'S HOPING THAT YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!
Congratulations to Bette of Ideezine blog! She has won the Saffron Marigoldgive-away and was chosen by random.org. She will be receiving 2 cushion covers of her choice. A huge thanks to Saffron Marigold for sponsoring this give-away and for all of you who participated!
I wanted to share a recent commission I completed for an Australian client who also happens to be a fellow blogger. This is the charming country chapel where Nicole of First House on the Rightwas married. I'd like to thank Nicole for the very gracious post she wrote!
Please remember that I am available for commission to paint the church or venue where you married, as well as your home, pet or favorite person! Please don't hesitate to contact me for details and pricing here.
Have a great weekend and don't forget to relax a little!
Saffron Marigold is a luxury, handmade linen company that prides itself in hand workmanship, fair trade practices and traditional style. Each piece of linen is painstakingly hand printed from wooden blocks that are created by hand in a labor-intensive carving process. All of the handcrafted linens sold on Saffron Marigold have sound karma, meaning that, while Saffron Marigold is a for profit small business, they are fully committed to arts and crafts revival and Fair Trade as a means to safeguard traditional crafts, create employment, and promote economic self-sufficiency. They have graciously offered to sponsor a give-away for my wonderful readers here on Annechovie . The winner will be given their choice of two gorgeous cushion covers.
All you have to do to enter is to visit the site and look over their range of gorgeous textiles for the home. While you're there, check out the cushion covers and come back here, leaving a comment letting us know which 2 you love best and become a follower of my blog, or let me know you already are. Make sure that your comment is linked to your email address, or I will not be able to contact you if you're the winner
The Winner will be chosen by Random.org at Midnight EST on July18th (U.S. addresses only, please).
Thanks to Keren of The Brown Trading Company for snapping this lovely photo of my sunshine printthat was given her by her friend Amanda. She has framed it in such a stylish way and it's keeping great company with favorite blogger Holly Becker's fabulous new bestselling book!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend - see you next week!
Charter design blogger and gifted writer Courtney Barnes is the editor/creator of Style Court and has been featuring an ongoing series for the past 2 years called "Artists Palette's". It's a very interesting behind-the-scenes look at artists palettes and work spaces including, Lulu de Kwiatkowski, Virginia Johnson, Dana Gibson, Amanda Talley, Patricia van Essche and myself. If you haven't been following it, then take a chance to check it out now here. As a side note, I had the privilege of creating Courtney's blog header and you can see her post on my palette here. She also created this colorful photo collage of some of the featured artists.
Check out these steals and deals today from Ideeli. Terrific jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane and chic glass accent pieces from Rosanna, all at amazing prices! Browse much more, including some new threads, here.
Blue and white is a time-honored classic, add tile to that pairing and it gets even better.....
Portugese company Boca Do Lobohas recently introduced this amazing new cabinet that is a limited edition piece made from an expertly curated ensemble of hand-painted tiles. How's that for a unique piece?
Not your typical generic cabinet - very cool!
A real work of art straight from Portugal, traditionally known for their phenomenal legacy in tile design.
Have an excellent weekend and Happy 4th of July holiday to all of my U.S. readers and Happy Canada Day to my friends north of the border!
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My name is Anne Harwell and this is my online journal sharing my work and life, as well as profiles on interesting, creative people and products. I also welcome commissions, so please contact me if you have a favorite room, pet or piece you want painted! All of my work is protected by International Copyright law and no copies or reproduction of any kind are permitted without my express, written permission. All rights reserved.