Monday, February 28, 2011

art : green


GREEN - Color Collaboration : A Children's Series

March! A lucky month. One filled with clovers, leprechauns and maybe even a pot of gold. Nothing says spring like a bit of green grass and some fresh little flowering buds. So we chose GREEN for our kiddo collection. Enjoy!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

vintage :: shop update

working hard on a shop update. all these items will slowly be making their way over to etsy today and tomorrow. i'm excited that a collection for kiddo's is also in the works, so keep your eye's peeled.

1. enamelware pitcher by arabia finland
2. coffee container by carlton ware
3. enamel ashtray
4. enameled bowl by dansk
5. lemon jar
6. mustard fondue set

Friday, February 25, 2011

home decor :: orange cathrineholm


1. plate, 2. tea kettle, 3. casserole dish, 4. lasanga tray

Cathrineholm enamelware seems to be all the craze! Highly sought after by both artists and personal collector, this pattern, the lotus, is slowly making it's way into everyone's home decor. A wonderful mid century modern design which compliments any style, can be easily added as an accent piece, for everyday use or displayed with like items. There are many bowls, plates, pots, you name it, out there currently, so go snatch one up for yourself.

All photo's found on the flickr group: Lovers of Cathrineholm Designs.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

artist : sara harvey of multiple personality


Featured artist for today is the lovely Sara Harvey of Multiple Personality. Wonderfully talented all around illustrator. Cute little prints, plush and more. So, swing on over to her shop to grab yourself something. Oh and don't forget to stop by her Flickr too, to check out her spectacular toy collection.

Monday, February 21, 2011

art : yellow


YELLOW - Color Collaboration : A Children's Series

a collaboration with myself, my son, and his collection. i have had this idea of documenting things by color, shape, themes, etc. in my head for a while now. so this is our first post for our collaboration. color = YELLOW!
enjoy! xo, s

art :: magnetic pin board display frame

Display Frame

i sell art locally with a little shop in westport called bon bon atelier. they love my work, and i've done quiet well there, which i'm truly greatly for. if you're in the kc area make sure to stop by this super cute boutique the girls that own the shop are fabulous! i've struggled with my artwork for a long time, working hard to get it at a state which i like and which is well received all around; and slowly i've found my nitch. i have been enjoying making mini original art pieces, including... pins, earrings, pendants and rings for a bit now... you can buy/see more of my work on my artist etsy shop, benandi. but today i wanted to share a new display fixture, that serves as a magnt board (left) and pin board(right) created especially for my little pieces. i had a lot of fun making this, it was a quick project (less than an hour), which was self rewarding (knowing i made it), and super easy, costing less than 10 bucks total! i'll do a step by step tutorial of "how i made that" in a future post.

Girl No.3 Pin girl brooch for sale here

handmade mini feather pins feather pins for sale here

Saturday, February 19, 2011

vintage :: enzo mari

Enzo Mari

so, i came across this wonderful vintage puzzle yesterday by enzo mari. it's titled 16 pesci and was produced by danese milano , an italian based company in 1974. the overall design is to look like the original 1950's wooden puzzle but this piece, from the 70's was recreated with cast resin for a longer lasting durability. it was an incredible find and such a unique puzzle that's even tricky, for myself to assemble. if it wasn't for the box that is.

Enzo Mari :: 16 Pesci Puzzle

Enzo Mari :: 16 Pesci Puzzle

Enzo Mari :: 16 Pesci Puzzle

Friday, February 18, 2011

antique finds :: hitting the jack pot

antique mall finds

well over my lunch break today i decided to hit up the antique mall. i always love going there but don't walk away with stuff. the name alone "antique mall" pretty much sums it up for me. you're paying big bucks for stuff that really sometimes isn't big bucks at all. like an old deck of cards marked way over 30 bucks. seriously, it is worth that much! but today of all days i loaded my basket with some pretty amazing items. most of this stuff will be traveling to the shop over the next weeks but i'm still tossing back and forth in my head the puzzle. oh swoooooon! i nearly had a heart attack over it when i found out what i passed up. i bought the other great items at lunch and snapped a photo of the puzzle to text to the hubby to see what he though. i looked at it for a long time and really loved it but just couldn't fess up how much they wanted for it. so i passed on it and headed back to work. needless to say i did a google search and found some info about the maker and after realizing it's super rare and i passed on this incredible find, i jumped back in my car and booked it like you would believe back to the antique store and snatched that thing up like nobody's business.

what's pictured: TEMPORAMA DINNER SET - 4 plates, 4 cups, 4 saucers, 4 smaller blue plates, 4 bowls, salt and pepper, creamer, sugar bowl. STONEWARE DESIGNS - planter. FTD Hot Air Balloons Mug. WALTER BOSSE - iron and silver donkey. Kokeshi Doll - not in english, stamped but i can't read it. and the all time jackpot ORIGINAL 1974 ENZO MARI: 16 Pesci Wooden Puzzle in original box!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

collections :: dresses


over a hundred dresses and counting. a quick preview of some of penny's collection. if your wondering wow that's a lot, well, this is not everything she has. ha! this is just one row out of 3 total. i know, i know. a bit much for our little one. you're still probably shaking your head and rolling your eyes and calling me crazy. but when she starts to wear these little gems i'll surely start documenting them. and when they're soon to small they'll be up for grabs in the shop. that's a perk, right?! so keep your eyes peeled for future penny posts.

vintage :: wednesday finds

wednesday's vintage finds

continuously on the hunt for unique items. finding some pretty cool stuff over here which will soon make it's way over to the shop. i'm a one woman show, so please be patient, because i still need to shot pictures and jot down info before it's ready to post. but here's a glimpse of some of yesterdays finds.

what's pictured - disney's sleep hollow record. green glazed mugs. retro animals mug. xoxo mug. wooden bowl. brass frog. ceramic frog (i think it's actually a bank). tiger bank.

what's not pictured - board games. books. fondue set.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

home decor :: orla kiely

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your patterns, they're so unreal! Pretty color palettes, bold graphic design elements and the overall wonderful mid-century modern feel! I'll take one of everything please!



...and some NEW postings. Hopefully the beginning of something great!
xo s

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


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