Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Few Of My Favorite Things: Etsy Goes Green

Loving Etsy's new Search Your Favorites feature! Here are some of the great finds I came up with when I searched "GREEN." View the entire treasury on Etsy.com ...  http://etsy.me/e1YuNM.

Olive Green Leg Warmers by DELERIUMKREDENS http://etsy.me/gpxl78
1920's Gossamer Lace Dress by DEARGOLDENVINTAGE http://etsy.me/fY9kLN
Tranquil Morning Print by THEATERCLOUD http://etsy.me/gyu0Ah
Drunken Retired Circus Bear by YERMIT http://etsy.me/dTEVuX
Vintage Book Collection by JWHITE2 http://etsy.me/ek5yHC
We Think Out Loud Print by GRETCHENMIST http://etsy.me/eavySJ
Green Linen Ballet Flats by LALASHOES http://etsy.me/gFgyte
Lime Green Rose Ring by SIMPLYCHICLILY http://etsy.me/hx01UT
Green Creamer with Blue Speckles by UTILEMUD http://etsy.me/dJqoUD
Much (Petal) Love,

PetalPetal designs

Monday, December 27, 2010

What Became Known as "Three vs. The Tree..."

We have a tribe of dogs. Happy go lucky, love to bark at the neighbors and run in the park dogs. Dogs who live to lounge on the sofa, next to the fireplace and in front of the window. So it was really no surprise when Three disapproved of the giant Noble Fir that took over his post front and center in the living room window, but... 

...we had no idea what a total Grinch he was capable of being! He didn't even bother to flee the scene when we found him Christmas Eve in the midst of scattered ornaments, looking defiant and victorious.

 He even gleefully posed for the picture below, with a big grin on his face.

We propped the tree back up, with reinforcements, and someone received a half-hearted scolding, but you just can't stay mad at a face like that. Not at Christmas. But, next year, we may find a different spot for the tree... 

Hoping your Holidays were Happy and Bright,

Much (Petal) Love,

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Everything Has Beauty...

As I wrap up my final orders of the year, I thought I would share some of the little details around my studio that have inspired me this year as I jumped into a new life as a designer, business owner and, by default,  social media marketer. For once my studio is incredibly tidy and everything is in its place, probably a first, so I wanted to make sure I documented this event! 

Enjoy the holidays with the friends or family you are lucky enough to share them with, eat too much, laugh and have a blessed New Year. See you in 2011!

Everything has BEAUTY but not everyone SEES it.
beautiful collection of American Primitive Watercolor prints.
A sweet gift from a favorite aunt.

Felt beads from Nepal and Felted Acorns by Etsy artist FAIRYFOLK
The raw materials soon to be Christmas presents for friends and family
One of many porcelain Peace Cranes scattered around my shop.
In the background, the
loveliest bird drawing from my Dessie.
The Book: One of my favorite HANDMADE gifts
The Painting: An original by local Portland artist Earl Hamilton
A favorite photo of my Bella as a puppy (on the Right)
and a
beautiful oil painting from my summer in QUITO
Michael and Marianne's Christmas gift: Custom Anniversary Pillow
with Calendar Patch by
Much (Petal) Love,

PetalPetal designs

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Ships Come Sailing In...

You may not know this, but here in Portland we have a tradition called The Christmas Ships. You bundle up, head down to the river, freeze, and wait for the first glimpse of christmas lights strung around the deck of a motorboat while your nose turns red. And, if you are lucky enough to be friends with one Kelsey Hughes, you wear the PomPom Headband....

Merry Christmas and may you all have a Kelsey Hughes so that you never take yourself too seriously!
Much (Petal) Love,

PetalPetal designs

Monday, December 13, 2010

The 12 Days of {HANDMADE} Christmas

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my TRUE LOVE bought for me (on Etsy, of course)...

12 Handmade Soaps {$51.00}
ROCKYTOPSOAPSHOP http://etsy.me/gwKNYv

11 (inch) Wool & Leather Laptop Sleeve {$71.00}
PACKANDSMOOCH http://etsy.me/i0YPg2

10 pin Organic Skittle Set {$35.00}
LITTLESAPLINGTOYS http://etsy.me/hJc1S3

9 Enameled Bangles {$175.00}
BULLFINCHBARBURY http://etsy.me/igfDHW

8 Screen Printed Bicycle Pint Glasses {$60.00}

7 Identify a Stache Magnets {$8.00}

6 Letterpress Greeting Cards {$18.00}

RAWARTLETTERPRESS http://etsy.me/eo8QtQ

5 Personalized Beer Steins {$220.00}

4 Tiny Magnets {$9.50}

3 Abstract Wood Sculptures {$345.00}
PAINTSQUARE http://etsy.me/i0Axs2 

2 Tea Towels with "Poppies" {$17.00}
FLYINGRHYMES http://etsy.me/gwzNPy

1 Small Buck Trophy {$12.00}
 CARDBOARDSAFARI http://etsy.me/dRpos1

Happy Handmade Shopping!

Much (Petal) Love,

PetalPetal designs

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