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Etsy Art I Heart: Ceramics

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Oh hello! We had such a great weekend! We finished up a fun DIY project (I’ll feature it next week, you’ll love it!) and yesterday we took a drive out to the coast for clam chowder and to watch sunset, one of our favorite family outings. We did some gardening too, everything is sprouting in the yard. Matt and I walk around outside in the evenings with a glass of wine and we talk to and about the plants, which ones are thriving, which ones need a little food or pruning while the kids run around like crazy.

All homes need something living inside but even if you don’t have a green thumb, low maintenance succulents or air plants will survive with little water and attention. This month’s Etsy artist feature is all about ceramics and pottery, these planters and chic decorative objects are handmade accessories that look lovely on a desktop, styled on a bookcase, or anywhere you envision unique original pieces, enjoy the roundup!

I love pottery with modern touches, like these bowls, jars and vessels at Red Raven Studios. (I bought the horseshoe).

red raven studios etsy

 

Revisions Design offers beautiful bottles and kitchenware, how pretty is the faceted planter?

revisions design

 

Find planters, spoons, and a unique air plant wreath at Cor Pottery.

cor ceramics etsy

 

I love the gold detail or marbled motifs at Meilen Collaborative

gold and marble ceramics meilen collaborative

  

Don’t miss this porcelain lace collection at Hideminy, so pretty!

lace porcelain hideminy

   

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Etsy Art I Heart: Watercolors

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

I’m on an original art kick lately and I got into some trouble on Etsy this morning shopping for watercolors for a future art display. “Trouble” meaning several purchases, I can’t help it, there are so many talented artists out there! Watercolors are so popular right now with the Waterlogue app everyone’s been using lately turning photographs into watercolor prints. I thought I’d feature a few favorite painters I stumbled across today who specialize in the medium.

Kerri Shipp paints everything from botanicals to abstracts to chinoiserie at Driftwood Interiors (I bought a series of the 11 x 14” indigo tropical leaves, gorgeous!)

driftwood interiors watercolors

 

I adore the zoo of sweetly painted animals you can find at Mary’s Flower Garden. I had to have that blue crab! 

marys flower garden watercolors

 

Color Zen has a great kitchen food collection, also feathers and some beautiful sea life too.

color zen watercolors

    

Amber Alexander shares charming Beatrix Potter inspired stories on the back of her animal prints like Tilly in the Teacup, “From the second she started out that fateful day, Tilly had a feeling that she had bitten off more than she could chew…”  The details are delightful, and that squirrel has serious style. 

amberalexander watercolors

            

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