Friday, October 29, 2010
I hope everyone has a lovely Halloween/Day-of-the-Dead holiday weekend!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
~semi-precious stone earrings~
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off these rustic copper and brass earrings. Discount applies to this item only, from now until November 2nd, 2010.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I sold at this market in the beginning of October and really enjoyed myself. It's a good time, the music is not too loud but definitely loud enough to enjoy and everyone is very neighborly; it has the feel of a small town market. This Saturday you can here the San Francisco band Burnt Ones. You should definitely stop by 'cause I'll be having some great buy one-get one half-off deals! Hope to see you there!
Friday, October 22, 2010
Peruse the lovely handmade creatures such as owls, birds, butterflies, and fish at Blue Terracotta.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
~hand-forged copper and brass earrings~
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off these rustic copper and brass earrings. Discount applies to this item only, from now until October 26th, 2010.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I've started many inspiration folders on my desktop. Today I was combing through one of them and thought I'd share a few room photos that I've saved from various sources. (Unfortunately, I do not know where any of them have come from at this point.) With my recent move there has been much unpacking and arranging of furniture. . . and looking at others' spaces that I enjoy helps me realize what I desire in my own living space.
I may start a "Monday Inspiration" installment to this blog. . . I'll see how that idea feels as the ensuing weeks unfold. Have a lovely end to your day, however you choose to spend it!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
~hand-forged steel, copper, silver pendant~
inspiration: stormy, blustery, "almost-feels-like-fall-for-real" days
I love this piece because of it's aged appearance (achieved by much hammering and sanding and a bit of oxidizing) and it's simplicity. It's a great piece layered with other pieces or worn as a subtle statement by itself.
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off this rustic silver-platted copper, circle necklace. Discount applies to this item only, from now until October 19th, 2010.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I'll be selling at this fun market this coming Saturday! It's a free market to attend, with a full farmer's market and live music at noon. This Saturday you can here the local band Social Studies. You should definitely stop by 'cause I'll be having some great buy one-get one half-off deals! Hope to see you there!
hand-embroidered on calico, antique frame. 10''x12''
I became acquainted with her work at an art opening she had at Fivepoints Arthouse in San Francisco. Marin hand-embroiders her own designs on vintage fabrics and then picks the most perfect frames to accent her work.
I love the subjects she chooses to portray, the animal bones, the full bird skeletons. The choices of fabric and frames ads a strange elegance to the whole piece. Recently, my boyfriend and I were sitting around talking about some more things we need for our new home, and we both decided that a trio of Marin's pieces are in order for a particular spot in your hallway.
Marin does have a show coming up soon, which I do believe will be held at the fabulous vintage store, Pretty Penny in Oakland on College Ave. She'll be introducing some new work. . . but I'll leave the nature of it a surprise. When I know details about the show I'll be posting them here and on my facebook page as well.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
~jasper stone necklace~
inspiration: pale pink, tea-stained roses at the local florist shop
Enter the code "tangleweeds blog" in the message section of your Etsy receipt to receive 30% off this simple and feminine imperial jasper stone necklace. Discount applies to this item only, from now until October 12th, 2010.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
The crowd. We like to go to this event picnic style. We bring a blanket and lots of food and drinks and pick a stage that has the most acts at it that we both want to see and then we basically hunker down and camp out for the day. It's really fun and I find it much less stressful than rushing from stage to stage frantically trying to get to see EVERYONE. I got to catch up on my NY Times reading too.
and lastly. . . what I wore.
Good night for now!
Monday, October 4, 2010
But I've got this guy (and his brother) to remind me how to slow down and relax.
Friday, October 1, 2010
I want to get back to doing my Thursday Etsy feature, but thought that today I'd share some wonderful pieces from various Etsy stores that I've been lusting after. . .
It's funny for me to be finding myself so drawn to silver. . . I'm not usually, maybe it's the seasons changing, making me crave something a bit different? I also know that I could stand to own a few more knit pieces for the cold weather that is soon to descend upon us. The cowl is from this great little Etsy shop called, Dandyal. Alice, the woman behind all the great designs also makes a jar cozy that I think I have to have!
That's all for my Etsy favorites for now. . . Next week I'll be back with a full store feature. . . now I just have to decide which shop!