Good morning! Well, I just couldn’t let a date like 10/10/10 go by without a blog post. Yes, I have been very sporadic this year in my blogging, haven’t I? Last post was 8/29/10 – I need to do better – I still find lots of gorgeous new things on Etsy, and I feel bad for not sharing them more often. So, let’s get started on today’s wonderful collection…..
I happened across this shop a while ago, and quickly saved it to my favorites. The message and the look inspire me – Less and More. I am on the verge of a gigantic decluttering of my house and studio, and although my style is not modernist, I love the clean simplicity of these beautiful and very useful pieces. I can definitely use a few of these mixed in with my cottage style decor. Some of these can double as sculpture too. The chopstick holder is wonderful – much better than hiding them in a drawer. Makes me want to go out and buy some fancy chopsticks. Not only that, now I’m craving Chinese food!
What I really need, though is one (or many) of the desk organizers. I especially like the nice-sized Crafting Cindy version. Both my shipping desk and my jewelry bench would benefit greatly from a few of these.
I’m considering moving my studio out of the basement and into what is now my packing and shipping room/bird room. I’d love to be upstairs, and it would be fun to be able to actually have “decor” that inspires me rather than cold cement walls. I came across this wonderful embroidered lavender pillow in the shop of Polkadots and Blooms. What a great name for a shop filled with wonderful, and yes, very useful, fabric treasures!
These handy little cloth storage baskets (small size pictured here – the also come in medium and large) would definitely help out my clutter issues and look great while doing it. The exterior fabric is mangle cloth, a vintage linen fabric between 60 and 100 years old.
I was also thrilled to find a shop, The Creative Gene, this morning that sells handmade cotton dishcloths. My mother started making similar ones for me years ago, and I am totally addicted to them now. Unfortunately my Mom doesn’t always have time to keep making me more of them. I fell in love with this lovely stack of 3 discloths aptly named Violet Petals. My kitchen has a wallpaper border of potted violets, so these are completely perfect!
You’ll find other beautifully made items in this shop such as baby blankets, hats, and this wonderful crocheted storage basket that is a perfect fit for storing your handmade dishcloths! Now I’m totally inspired to go do the dishes and clean up the kitchen – have a great week everyone!