Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A magical, whimsical place

With Autumn, the juices of inspiration flow all over the blogosphere, be it in interiors or fashion or food. Don't you just love Autumn? 
Today I came across this beautiful (magical, phantastic, dreamy...) photographer's studio and I wanted to share it with you.

Wait, that's my monogram in Greek! How lovely of you!

I love the colour on the walls AND that bag!

Love blackboards and inspirational messages.

Ah! that couch! Let me pose there for a minute. And that trunk...my grandparents had two of them. Pitty nobody realised their decorative value at the time!
Having seen this, you may want to see the photographer's work, too.
 Can't blame you. 
Hang on to your seats:...




'nough said. Head over to enjoy some, a lot, more. 
First found on Made by Girl, the beautiful shed and business belong to Eden Photography.


love, Irene

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Don't miss this FREE class!



A quick reminder to all my friends:
If you haven't seen my sidebar and haven't signed up yet, I am inviting you to join us for the Complimentary ACT in Action TeleParty on October 28, 2010 . 

That is this coming THURSDAY OCTOBER 28TH,
 9:00pm Eastern
8:00 Central, 7:00 Mountain, 6:00 Pacific

The class will be recorded, so even if you do not attend-though I strongly advise you to attend -why miss the fun?- do sign up!
We are going to be, oh so encouraged and inspired, each of us in our own creative process. 
Hear you there (and let me know what you think!)

love, Irene

Etsy Inspiration

Good morning dear friends,
Today I am posting some nspirational pictures from The Storque feature at Etsy.
This on-line editorial magazine is a great guide to Etsy sellers by style, while helping you achieve the look of your dreams.




With categories such as 
Peaceful Retreat, 
Lessons in Nature, 
Casual Coastal Living,
Modern Practicality 
and Southern Hospitality, 
you are bound to find the little something that will add flair to your home or office design.





Here are some of my favorite objects:







All photos and items via Etsy.



love, Irene

Cath Kidston -25%




If I could a) afford them and b) fit in them, I would run and purchase these beauties from the Cath Kidston 25% off sale, currently running on the website. Let me know if you do~or show us some pics with these (or other!) beauties on!

love, Irene

Mosaic Monday-Autumn decoration 2010


Hello dear friends,

Today I am joining Mosaic Monday at Little Red House, the lovely blog I wrote to you about in this post.
My first mosaic is a collage of photos from our new Autumn decoration at the shop, that we completed last week. I hope to post some more pictures this week. Thank you for stoping by today, and thanks to Mary Carroll for hosting.

Have a beautiful week,
love, Irene

Monday, 25 October 2010

Monday Blog Loving: Autumn in Scandinavia

Hello, dear friends,
Autumn is coming around the blogosphere.

via http://hemmapakrakered.blogspot.com
 Look at the beautiful colours she brings with her.

via http://lantlivpaholm.blogspot.com
Do you like chryssanthemums as much as I do?

via http://lissboden.blogspot.com/
Oh look! The first apples of the season.

via http://mali-mo.blogspot.com/
Pumpkins arriving, too!

via http://beccashus.blogspot.com/
via http://madeinpersbo.blogspot.com/
 Soon Christmas will be with us. Let's get planting our winter bulbs!


A beautiful week to all!



love, Irene

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Friday's Fabulous Finds

Hello dear friends,
As the week draws to a close, I am going to share with you the finds of the week: blogs, photos and links that I picked up and I'd like to share with you.

My perfect spot to enjoy a fall afternoon with my cross stitch and a nice book.
First of all, I want to introduce you to a beautiful, warm and right now perfect for me, and the Autumn season, blog, called Little Red House.


 Browns and yellows with burgundy reds are my favorite colours. I also love the plates and the hount.
Did you notice the plaid walls and flower curtains?
I bet Ralph Lauren takes his inspiration from Mary Caroll!


Mary, the author, is an admirable photographer and a thoughtful and sweet blogger.

This forest looks very much like one I remember from my childhood.
Mary also hosts Mosaic Monday that you may want to join.




I also found a tutorial for a Thanksgiving Garland. It's very beautiful and doable. 


I am always considering the amount of time, effort and materials one might need to put into a project. If I can do it, then we all can!

This one is by Tartelots and Jello, a very nice visual and crafting blog, but I found this project via Ucreate.





Last but not a least, as I've said before, in the past couple of years I am experiencing a yearning for things vintage, loved and beautiful.

Sewing, and all of the home arts.
 The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home
 is my desert island book.
loving a time more innocent and smiling
  Magic Moonlight offers free images that you may use to embelish your desktop, your inspiration board and your crafts. I loved the Halloween images, cause they are not scary, only mellow and sweet.

I hope you enjoy my links. Have a lovely, spice scented, crafty, loving weekend,


love, Irene

Classy Bling

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