Who’s ready for back-to-school season? (Ssshh…raise your hand.)
vintage class photograph, $8, via Modern Poetry
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
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.
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?
This one made me laugh out loud.
print, $12.00, Ex Libris Paper Design
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
poster, $15, Chocolat & Cherries
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I recently came across this lovely white Etsy shop called The White Elephant Stall. The products – and the photos – are simple and pretty.
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
porcelain glove mold, $40
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.
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
French pebble No. 6, $10
French tea bag, $10
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.
Oh, and here’s a little something silver for good luck:
Sea Flower Studios is offering all White Cabana readers 25% off their purchase until April 11th. Enter Winter25 at checkout.
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.