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Another favorite shop in Rhinebeck is Four Winds. They have an amazing selection of hand-picked items. The owners take regular trips throughout Southeast Asia too find unique accessories and furnishings. You can find everything from cool coasters to a hand-carved mahogany daybed. Everytime I visit I spend at least an hour and always leave with something irresistable. This time I found a gourgeous stamp…you can see the finished look above. Thank You Four Winds!

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I took a much needed long weekend to Rhinebeck, New York. I am just back now and wanted to share one of my favorite shops. Hammertown is a great place with everything stylish and upbeat for the home. They carry beautiful linens, gorgeous glassware, Mitchell Gold furnishings and much more. Each time I visit I am inspired to re-decorate, cook a gourmet meal and of course outfit my pooch with a stylish new collar (yes, they even carry a line for woman’s best friend)!

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Samples, Samples, Samples!


January 15, 2007

It has been crazy so far this year in the studio. Sample requests galore and new orders are keeping me gleefully busy! This is the newest design I am working on for a save-the-date card. Just a hint of my ever popular lacy floral is seen in the bottom right corner.

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Bijou Graphique Jewelry


January 10, 2007

I have been wearing this jewerly for years and have developed quite a collection… I am even an official collector on their site!

“Bijou Graphique was started in 1995. Since that time, artists Dawn Estrin and George Wilson have combined forces to create a unique vision of what jewelry can be. The artists have lived and worked together for twenty years, both exploring many mediums and materials. Their work together reflects a common interest in themes such as art, romance, and humor.”

I own close to twenty pieces from their classic collection. Above are two of my favorites! Each piece features photography and classic imagery and a combination of sterling silver and semi-precious stones.

Each time I wear a piece I get loads of compliments – check out Bijou Graphique soon. Recently the Fantastique collection was expanded to include “The Wise Old Owl” design.

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Primrose Design


January 9, 2007

Janet at Primrose Design creates the most lovely pillows from vintage fabrics and trims. I first came across her site by accident and was so pleasantly suprised to see such impeccable work. Her website design is even sprinkled with vintage fabric patterns – so cute!

The Cool as a Cucumber pillow above is my favorite! Be sure to check out her cheerful site – sure to put a smile on your face!

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Stefanie Elizabeth Designs


January 8, 2007

With the show season just behind me I can now reflect on the great finds out there. I always meet someone whose work just stays with me… Stefanie is a vendor at many of the shows I participate in and she is so amazingly talented!

She creates a huge variety of items from orginal paintings to various craft accessories. I personally adore her snowmen which she paints on just about everything from tradional papers to vintage metal tubs and plates. She uses a luscious painterly technique that goes far beyond the typical “crafty” painting evident at so many shows.
This time of year my entry is filled with her snowmen..I will post a photo soon!

Be sure to check out her site and visit one of her upcoming shows!
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“Funky Finds”


January 5, 2007

I am today’s Funky Find on a great blog featuring the work of independent artists and designers. I checked my email today to find out I was featured on this very cool blog! Definitely take a look. My eyes have really been opened to the wealth of talented independent business owners out there. We all should support these talents and always shop indie!

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