Friday, February 18, 2011

Mash Handmade

I was in Westport recently picking up an outfit for Brendan at Boomarang, and I stopped into Mash Handmade. This awesome shop on 39th and Pennsylvania offers wonderful locally-grown, national and international handmade art. Yeah!! Below, an artist near and dear to my heart, Miss Taylor Triano.

Her talent with textiles is amazing and of course, I had to take one home.

A friend of Taylor's makes these great, soft, stuffed monsters under her company name, "Monstrosities". So fun!

This artist did amazing things with pipe cleaners . . .

She even recreated the Happy Meal TOY!

I loved the vibe of this little shop. The owner was so friendly and fun and the way she styled these pieces was terrific.

Great inspiration all over the place has me itchin' to get home to my studio (basement).

The next time you're in the market for a special gift for a friend or when you want to treat yourself, pick something up at Mash Handmade and support the arts and a local shop!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Fun Stuff

I found the perfect little dresser a couple weeks ago on a shopping trip. So cute and just the right amount of creamy chipped paint.

This giant basket was awesome. You can't tell from the picture, but this basket is probably a few feet across and a couple feet high.

Old metal drawers have so much personality.

Old timey photo viewer.

I don't see many cream and pink dress forms. This one was pretty fun.

The greatest bag of tiny bottles, many have already found a home in mosaics that can be found HERE on my other blog.

I didn't take home much on that trip, but this card holder was something I just couldn't pass up.

Metal and just the right color of gray.

This timer was another find. I already had the paper mache parrot.

Looking very stately on the mantle with the clarinet.

Just look at the details in this instrument.

Brendan had a dance last weekend with friends. I have to treasure these moments. We took him to tour The University of Kansas yesterday and it won't be long before high school is over and he's on to college. WOW, what happened to the time?

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I Heart Old Stuff

All of my latest goodies are now at the mall. I had fun talking to some really cool dealers yesterday while I restyled some stuff.

This chippy wicker chair got some oooo's and ahhhhh's as I moved it in. It won't be there for long!

Vagabond box camera. They add such great interest to a vignette.

Vintage timer mixed with the religious.

I'm continuously adding clocks to the mix as others find new homes.

And it was another day of fun in the snow at my brother's. Here's the fort that took us hours to build yesterday.

My brother will soon be in India for two weeks; no snow where he's going!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Great Poets

Please see my other blog HERE for some interesting tidbits about my new frames. Hope you're staying warm where you are!