20 Below: Old School

Who’s ready for back-to-school season? (Ssshh…raise your hand.)

vintage class photograph, $8, via Modern Poetry


Marketplace: Fierce Deer

Last weekend I attended the Home County Folk Festival here in London. There’s a festival almost every weekend here in the city but I think Home County might just be my favourite. The music is great, the crowd is relaxed, and there are always some creative vendors. This year I was most attracted to the pretty jewelry and the lace and vintage window display at Fierce Deer, a Toronto-based shop owned by Kate Swan.

pretty white lace backdrops at Fierce Deer

the Fierce Deer earring collection displayed on lace-backed vintage windows

Fierce Deer necklace charms

pretty knobs (remember this post?) hold necklaces

silver-plated necklace

a cup full of charms that are used for custom design

a creative vintage display at Fierce Deer

it’s the details – like the consistent deer theme – that make this shop so charming

Kate’s white cat – brings the shop good luck!

what I walked away with – a tiny bear on a long chain necklace – a must for my menagerie

It was great to meet Kate and to explore her charming jewelry shop. If you’d like to see more – go on and visit Fierce Deer.

Photos by Jordana.


Art: Abstract and Affordable

It seems that we’ve got summer activities and art on our brains this week. I was browsing through the amazing work of some Etsy artists last night in hopes that I would find inspiration for the three blank canvases that are waiting for me (this was the last piece I painted – a year ago!). What do you think of the works I’ve gathered here?

$50, Adriane Duckworth

$280, Tainted Canvas

$325, Letter Happy

$260, Linda Monfort

$81, Lulu & Drew

Do you buy original art? Do you always have a budget?

Or, do you prefer to make your own?


20 Below: Funny Quote Art

This one made me laugh out loud.

print, $12.00, Ex Libris Paper Design


20 Below: Geometric Art

Looking for inexpensive artwork for your home? Have you checked out Etsy lately? There are some really great paintings and prints. This simple geometric print, for example, could go in so many different spaces, and it’s only $10!

Geometric Art, $10, Fat Eye Design

p.s. Speaking of art, if you have an interest in vintage posters you should definitely watch Troy‘s informative segment on House & Home Online TV.


Art: Simplicity

screenprint, $35, ConiLab

Yes. Yes I do. How about you?


20 Below: Lovely Words

I love this lovely poster from Beatrice, a crafty blogger and the owner of the Canadian Etsy shop Chocolat & Cherries. Sometimes simplicity is really the way to go.

poster, $15, Chocolat & Cherries

Happy Valentine’s Day!


Marketplace: White Elephant Stall

I recently came across this lovely white Etsy shop called The White Elephant Stall. The products – and the photos – are simple and pretty.

natural white cotton ball of string, $6

paper star hanging ornament,  $25

glass pharmacy bottle, $6

natural fibre sisal scrub, $6


The Friday Five: French By Design

I am such a big fan of Si’s blog, French By Design. If you haven’t visited it – you must! Si also runs a very successful Etsy shop and I’m happy to feature some of her latest inventory on today’s Friday Five.

vintage street sign, $41

vintage band-aid tin box, $11

oversized French enamel sign, $240

porcelain glove mold, $40

vintage Detecto scale, $95


Photography: Lisa Steadman

Photographer Lisa Steadman captures everyday objects in such a beautiful way. The colour and composition in each of these images completely catches my attention.

How wonderful that these photos are available for purchase at such affordable rates on Lisa’s Etsy shop, Diem Design.

All images via Lisa Steadman.


Etsy Taste Test

Even after all of these years I am still amazed by the unique selection of items at Etsy. Here’s the latest from my recent Taste Test search.

elephants, 35 Euros, Go Go Berlinette

egg lamp, $99, Rhan

tiered pendant light fixture, $195.99, StudioJOTA

Leentu lounge chair, $500, Lunar Lounge Design

salt & pepper shakers, $40, Kina Gorska

candlesticks, $36.95, Revisions

parchment paper snowball lampshade, 67 Euros, Nellianna

Costa del Sol porcelain bracelet, $180, MaaPStudio


Thank You Desire to Inspire!

Sending out a big thank you to Jo and Kim at Desire to Inspire for featuring White Cabana on their Easter Reading Guide. Yay!

card, PAWLING


20 Below: Ma Galerie

I recently discovered Ma Galerie via Etsy Taste Test and these photographs are definitely worth checking out. Especially because of the fact that they are French and many are less than $20.

French pebble No. 6, $10

French tea bag, $10


Designer Spotlight: Sea Flower Studios

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Marissa (via the blogosphere), the designer at Sea Flower Studios, a Toronto-based jewelry shop. Although Marissa’s hand-crafted necklaces and bracelets come in a multitude of colours, it’s her white pieces that I find most delicate and pretty.

bracelet, $40

filigree earrings, $15

rose earrings, $15

Oh, and here’s a little something silver for good luck:

silver bow necklace, $15

Bonus:

Sea Flower Studios is offering all White Cabana readers 25% off their purchase until April 11th. Enter Winter25 at checkout.

Happy shopping!


The Friday Five: Egg Cups

Egg cups…perfect for the weekend brunch you plan on hosting…

RSVP egg cup set, $21, Amazon

Hunslet egg cups, 10GBP, Ben Pentreath

double egg cup, 6.25GBP, Heal’s

vintage egg cups, $24 (set of four), All Things White

Cico egg cup, $20, Alessi

or for a super mini floral arrangement, or for a safe spot to store your earrings.

Oh, and if you need an egg cup with a little more colour, let me know what you think of this one.