Saturday Showcase: Modern Needlecraft

Etsy is full of fun and funky craftiness and recently I have developed a slight obsession with the Cross Stitch and Embroidery available. I am wanting to learn embroidery to add a little detail to my crafts and the patterns and inspiration on Etsy are quite entertaining. These are not your Grandmother’s samplers (although they are super adorable too) but instead updated, interesting, and sometimes odd creations. Enjoy!

SAVE 33% Modern Cross Stitch PDF Pattern 'Rose Red' By Illustrated Ink

“Rose Red” Modern Cross Stitch Pattern by GeckoRouge.

Isn’t this old-school tattoo-style woman gorgeous? I love all of the detail and color.


Vote - Toilet Paper Election Mini Embroidery Pattern

Vote-toilet paper election by WildOlive.

Wild Olive is one of my favorite new discoveries and these little T.P. rolls just make me smile. Seriously, there is just no other way to hang the roll!


Marilyn Monroe - Black Sweater - counted cross stitch pattern.

Marilyn Monroe by WikedLady

Oh, Marilyn. Beautiful, iconic Marilyn. You even look stunning in cross stitch.


Love Molecule Art Embroidery - Wedding or Anniversary Gift - Fabric Art in hoop

Love Molecule Embroidery by itsastitch

Giving in to my geek side, I bring you this adorable, hand-embroidered love molecule hoop. Ah, chemistry just makes me all warm and gooey inside. Love!

Nursery Art Embroidery Hoop Set Modern Wall Art Upcycled Fabric One of a Kind Black White and Yellow

Nursery Art embroidery by KingSoleil.

Finally, a trio of hoops for the baby hipster. So darn cute, I might go crazy. I adore the mixed materials used in this sweet set.

I hope you had fun on our little craft walk through Etsy this morning. Enjoy your day and those you share it with!


Anthropologie, I Hear You.

Are you calling my name? Because if you are, I will come running. I could pretty much eat up Anthro for brunch and be filled with all of the fabulous style I can handle!


I mean, really. Who could resist a dress like this for spring? So sunny. So fabulous!


…With this belt…

Ooh, a floral maxi with architectural details around the neckline? Yes, please! I’ll take two.

Maybe we need something fantastic for the home? Eggs look so much better in this ceramic egg crate. Love!

Okay. I am done. It’s all over, now. I can’t imagine a more perfect place to nap. Oh, the ruffles, the colors, the textures! Dreamy.

I hope you all enjoyed my trip to Anthro-land. I know I did! Have a great week everyone.


XOXO, Elizabeth

Saturday Showcase: St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patty’s Day to one and all! I am not sure I can actually claim myself as Irish with only 1/16th in my lineage, but today everyone is Irish, right?

Today’s Showcase is a sampling of festive finds from Etsy. Enjoy!

St Patricks Day Mustache Moustache Mug Irish Green Double Sided Kiln Fired

Mustache mug by Lenny Mud

St Patricks Day Hat  - Newborn - Photo Prop - Green Brim Hat

Green Brim Hat by dianirasoto

Shamrock Necklace - St. Patrick's Day, Clover Necklace, Aged Patina, Verdegris, Irish, Lucky Charm

Shamrock Necklace by Eternal Eden

St Patricks Day Soap - Beer Soap - Frosty Mini Beer Mug - Vegan soap - men's gift

St. Patrick’s Day Soap by Aubrey E Apothecary

Happy weekend to you all! Be safe and don’t get pinched!

Showcase: Teal Book Love

I actually had this post in the works for my Saturday Showcase, but was out of town and had trouble with the internet therefore, no post. Bummer! So without further ado, enjoy a little taste of Saturday, today!

Many Etsians (Etsy shop owners) have come up with a pretty neat way of grouping several vintage books together by color and calling them an “instant collection.” This is so handy if you are looking for a great accent to go with the color scheme in a certain area of your home. Teal everything is all the rage right now, and I think I’ve caught the bug.

Take a look at the great books I am currently swooning over.

Teal Books Instant Library Collection Decorative Books Photography Props Teal Blue Green Aqua  {Teal Books Instant Collection by SorryThankYou79}

1954 Summer is Here Childrens Book{Summer is Here Book by SitDown SetDown}

Green & Blue Instant Library By Color Collection Vintage Decorative Books Photography Props Aqua Teal Turquoise{Instant Collection by SorryThankYou79}

4 Vintage Childrens Books- Teal Home Decor - Photography Prop - Personal Library- Instant Collection{Vintage Children’s Books by Random Voyeur Vintage}

Antique Book - Primer of Physiology and Hygiene from 1885 - Antique Medical Book{Primer of Physiology and Hygiene at LittleVintageViolet}

Teal books 6 Instant Book Collection Photo Prop  Interior Design color teal grey black  Photo Prop{Teal Instant Collection at The Pantages}

Have a great week, everyone!

Sunday Showcase: You are just my Type.

What writer, history buff, or vintage collector doesn’t love a great typewriter? I do, I do! I love to imagine what was typed on these babies in their heyday. A love letter or professional proposal? A thesis or fantastical story? The possibilities are endless, and so is the inspiration I find when I consider the colorful past attached to beautiful vintage items like these.

I have my eye out for a great little typewriter, preferably mid-century modern, to put in my office/craft room. Just the thought of it makes me giddy.

An ideal spot to discover all things vintage typewriter related is Etsy. Here are a few items that I found on my most recent search. Enjoy!

pink typewriter{pink typewriter by Skippy Designs}

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to have a PINK typewriter on my desk. Yes!

Vintage Typewriter key Bracelet - Spells WRITER - Typewriter key jewelry{Vintage Typewriter key Bracelet by Magic Closet}

The keys on this “writer” bracelet are authentic antiques from the 1900’s-1940’s. Swoon!

Vintage Typewriter Key Letterpress Card Set - Greeting Card - Light Aqua Blue - 3 pack (GTW01){Vintage Typewriter Key Letterpress Card Set by Sweet Harvey}

DANCE in black - Faux typewriter key thumbtacks  {DANCE-typewriter keys by Repurposed Antiques}

I adore all things dance inspired and have always thought that watching a person type feverishly, much like a pianist playing their heart out, is like watching a synchronized ballet performance on the keys. Quite lovely if you ask me.

Maxi siamese - Typewriters in red - double metal frame purse{Typewriter coin purse by Octopurse}

Vintage Typewriter II - 5x7 Fine Art Photograph{Vintage Typewriter II – 5×7 Fine Art Photograph by Sharon Whelton Photo}

So beautiful. Thank you to all for the Etsy shops listed for today’s inspiration.

Have a lovely week, my dear friends.

Saturday Showcase: Anchors Aweigh

As you get to know me, you will become familiar with my relative obsession with anchors and all things nautical. This is an interesting fondness considering my (nearly) lifelong landlocked locale. Phew, that is a long series of L’s. Still, I love it, and since my Hubby is a former sailor, it is a meaningful theme for me, as well.

Etsy is a mecca for cute anchor items. Here are some adorables that I found on their site for you today. Enjoy! {Just click the pictures to be taken directly to the source}

For your Home:

8x10 Anchor print

Black Anchor  Print  on antique  map of England , Wall Art, Matte Print  vintage map and illustration

For the Girly-girl:

Sailor Studs - Pink Anchor and Helm Earposts

silver nautical clutch - black anchor & hot pink stripes on metallic silver : "ginger or mary ann"

For your Little Ones:

ANCHOR Beanie -Newborn Size-For Current Turnaround time Read below Description

Wood Teether Anchor nautical wooden teether baby toy

Happy weekend, friends. Enjoy each other.


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