Saturday, May 31, 2008

More on wallpaper

I have this lovely book of textiles that I got at Nantucket Bookworks
that I use for inspiration. The Vine design at the bottom of this post is from here ...It's called "fern motif" by Andre Groult 1913...
Another book that I picked up back in 2001 was at a show in NYC at the Neue Galerie.
The show featured decorative artwork of the Wierner Werkstatte and you can go

One of my favorite artists from the show was Dagobert Peche, and an example of his work is this lovely rose design. The Neue carries books on his work as well as a gift wrap sample book of his wallpaper designs. You can get it here.

I love this design.....Have a great weekend! xo

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wallpaper design and other Son

Okay,this is a is only a sketch....the next time you see it , it will be in living color and beau-t-ful! I learned how to do a "repeat" pattern from the wonderful Julia Rothman... her blog is numero uno...visit it every day for inspiration and fun facts....And here is another son...busy making music......We're off Island for the day! Fun! xo

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Wallpaper designs and the printer

I want to start designing wallpaper on a daily basis, but I'm so busy that I don't know if I can make that commitment. But I'm going to give it a try. This is an old design that I'll start with. I have others (more here) and here ...that I did when I took a year off from work and lived up in my house in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. I did the licensing show in New York and got a few nibbles, but I like the indie thing going on now, and since I have a son who just graduated from RISD in printmaking ( with honors...had to put that in...a real Mom...) I have a resource for printing my designs. Maybe on fabric, too. I remember Laura Ashley and her husband started their business on their kitchen table....I used to work on my kitchen table before I got a studio...I think we all started there!Anyway, I started a design last night...I'll see if I can finish it today and post it tomorrow! xoxo

Monday, May 26, 2008


Here are some designs that I did for little pocket mirrors that I will sell in our local Farmer's Market here on Nantucket. I am painting the signs for them, too. It should be fun! This weekend was the Figawi Race, and the ole guy did it! Good for him, I say. It was a beautiful Memorial Day here on the Island and everybody seemed happy...Yipppeee!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Birthday Party

We're going to a birthday party...and here's the present. It's a big galvanized bucket that I painted. The handle is wrapped with little vintage flowers. We are adding a jar of lavendar bath salts, as it can be used for a foot bath. Or, we can fill it with Ice and wine and beer and use it as an ice bucket. Or, we can fill it with flowers and use it as a planter. The list goes on. Here's a nice link for your viewing pleasure! xo!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Vintage Mermaid

I have a new etsy shop where I will be selling all of the coolest and prettiest and funkiest vintage finds! It's called Vintage Mermaid So far I've found a splendid twin size duvet cover in a beautiful yellow floral pattern, that I call psychedelic but Honey says it's not..."it's floral". Then there is a pretty little child's apron, a swedish or maybe Japanese looking tea towel....and more! Go have a look! xo Here's a fun link o' the day.....

Monday, May 19, 2008

Buzzing around

I was buzzing around the blog-o-sphere and came across this funny little website created by Haagendaz ...I found it through

I think you'll like the graphics....Honey loved it and spent quite alot of time playing with it. You can make your own bee and send it to friends to help save the bees....When you open the ready for a surprise! It is so funny! xo

Tote bag and nifty shop

My new mermaid image for my new tote bag to take with you shopping. I am going to color wash each one with fabric paints...Can't wait to get them!
Here is that "nifty shop"
You'll have fun looking around!xo

Friday, May 16, 2008

Your wish is my command

All righty, then, how about one of these, please? Wine Festival this week here in Nantucket...(hic!)...We'll be busy at the Bookstore! xo

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Flower Power...

Another one...I like the blue this time....

and some SHELLS! And here's a link....
I want that dress!xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


I've been's a smaller flower pot that I's 6 inches round at the top, 5 1/2 inches high and 3 1/2 inches round at the bottom.

Then there is this nifty box for all of your is 5 inches wide, 7 inches long and 4 1/2 inches tall....

And last, but not least, is thispretty little scalloped box...3 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches tall and 4 1/2 inches long....all available in my shop
and here is a nice link for the day! xo

Friday, May 9, 2008

Flower pots

New at my Etsy shop..
handpainted flowerpots that have a multitude of uses....This one is about 7 1/2 inches high and 8 1/2 inches round at the top. It would look nice in a kitchen with your mixing spoons and spatulas....Or maybe use as an ice bucket at a party (with a liner) Or for guest towels in the washroom....or......xo Here is a link that will make you happy!