Saturday, October 17, 2009

Yoga Teacher's Dream Chair!

I have to admit I can't even remember where I saw this picture. I would love to be able to give credit to the person that designed these chairs. I am coveting them, I can see so many different color/fabric combinations. However, I don't think I will have room for them in our new DC home. It appears that not much more that a shack can be had for a cool half million if you want to be anywhere near anything appealing. No matter where we live, we are not going to have much expendable income. I figure we should live smaller and live closer so we are able to enjoy all of the free museums, parks and trails our nation's capital has to offer. I am selling off as much as I can of what we currently own just to prove to Jim that we can fit into a three bedroom, one whole, twohalf bath house if we want to. Did I mention there is no garage? Am I crazy? I don't think so. We are down to two kids at home. We have fit in much smaller homes with three kids. When did we become so 'BIG'? I want less stuff! Look for me on Craig's list!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Etsy Picks of the Week

I decided on a whim today that on Fridays I am going to highlight a few of my favorite Etsy sellers. In the future I hope to maybe even have a chance to interview them and find out more about their process and why they do what they do. Today, seeing as this idea just came to me I just want to share two of my latest Etsy obsessions with you. The first is "bee things" an Etsy artist that created the beautiful silkscreened images above. I love her use of color and the composition of her work is amazing. It makes me happy just to look at it. I am putting the zebra finch print on my Christmas list for sure! Bee things is based in Dallas Texas and when I checked out the artist's profile there wasust a quote from Jim Henson that I think she has definately lived up to. "My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here" well bee things, I think you have. Visit the bee things shop at You can also visit bee things blog at


My next Etsy favorite is Michele Maule and her Etsy shop of the same name. She lives in Portland Oregon with her boston terrier Chloe. In her Etsy shop she has mixed media original art pieces and prints. I love her whimsical take on everyday objects and am dying to get a print of one of her typewriters to hang above my recent vintage typewriter find. A quirky perception of life seems to really come through in her art. More of her work can be seen in her shop. You can also find out more about the artist at her blog I hope you take the time to check out both of these inspirational artist and I look forward to sharing my latest Etsy finds with you next Friday! Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I am always amazed by the power of words. Every time I strike a letter with a hammer into metal letter stamp, it is a strike I can't take back. Straight, crooked, upside-down or rightside-up, that letter is forever emblazoned onto the metal beneath it.

Words are the same way. As soon as they leave our mouths they become a sound rather than a thought. We no longer have the intent to strike. We have stricken. The words may heal or encourage or inform or they may hurt and slander and villify. The older I get the more I appreciate the art of listening rather than talking. Of being the metal rather than the hammer and of deciding what I want to do with the words that are impressed upon me in life. I can look at them as imperfect and crooked or misspelled. Or I can choose to perceive them as quirky and one-of-a-kind explanations of someone else's outlook on life. I can take them any way I want to no matter what the intent behind them was. I can convert bad into good and good into bad. I am an alchemist of words. Really, when it comes down to it, I am the one who has to live with the words that leave me and the words that enter me and the only words I can choose to process any way I want are the ones that come in. And I welcome them all.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Trunk Show

The trunk show was a huge sucess. It was wonderful to have so many people come out to show their support. All of our hard work paid off when we the Halloween wonderland we had created was shared with our favorite friends. Even the creepy crawly ones made an appearance!

This was one of the first customers of the day. The poor thing grew tired of waiting for her necklace to be assembled and wasted away to nothing on the porch. At least she had a cute hat on. Check out Elizabeth's pillows keeping Ms Skeleton company on the swing. The witches legs were my favorite. We sold out of both witches legs pillows and Charms. What does that say about our clientle? Or maybe us! Feel free to visit us on to find out about upcoming events!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kitchen looking into butler's pantry

Yes. I thought it was the trunk show that slowed down my blogging pace. More photos from that later. However, It is the fact that we are moving and I am having to sell my house that really has thrown me for a loop! I have been getting it ready to stick that sign in the yard, which we did today. Now I have got to get back to Libby's World and fill my unfilled orders. Thank goodness for patient customers! Thanks to everyone for putting up with the craziness!