Monday, March 28, 2011

cabbages & roses, homeware...

some beautiful images from british company, cabbages & roses

love the simplicity of the rooms, with just a subtle touch of texture and color...

"We cherish quality and individuality. We aim to run our business in the kindest way possible, with the best quality of product and with the best treatment of the people involved in the provenance of the product; from beginning to end. Quality, uniqueness and fair prices paid to all our suppliers are reflected in our prices...

Cabbages & Roses has 5 core values:-  beauty, simplicity, longevity, integrity and sustainability."

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Friday, March 25, 2011

something old, something new...

a new orchid hair wreath just added to the shop... inspired by the beautiful simplicity of antique bridal hair wreaths.  sewn using vintage crocheted lace, recycled cashmere, and lovely vintage buttons... something old, and something new

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

cake toppers...

a beautiful handmade wedding cake topper... the first in the shop! this lovely giraffe couple has been entirely hand sewn from the highest quality felted wool, linen, and vintage lace. a beautiful heirloom quality piece to honor your special day! please feel free to contact us with questions or custom orders. this one is ready to ship!

Monday, March 21, 2011

les indiennes...

such beautifully colored and patterned textiles, from les indiennes

"Les Indiennes is an environmentally conscious and socially responsible company. We make printed cotton fabric in south India according to an age-old process that is altogether friendly to the environment. And because we bring fair trade employment to the communities where the work takes place, local culture is unaffected and continues to thrive."           

and a little about the company's origins, from founder mary mulcahy:

"I launched Les Indiennes in 2002, a happy result of my own yearning for beautiful hand-blocked textiles. I had a vivid picture in mind of naturally dyed cotton, with airy patterns of big, single colored motifs. Unable to locate anything anywhere, and utterly possessed by the idea of these fresh, simple designs, I decided to go to the source and create my own.

A craftsman named Srinivas from a tiny village in southern India responded, and I knew at once that his work was what I wanted. Srinivas is one of very few craftsman who still practice the ancient art of kalamkari, an extremely complex printing method."

and be sure to visit the lovely online store

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

shop update...

english ironstone saucers

shop update:  two sets of vintage saucers, just added to the shop... we love to use these pretty and simple vintage saucers as candle holders.  they look just lovely lined up down the length of the table.  and it's always nice to wake up to a pretty candle and saucer on the table next to the bed.

ironstone saucers
forget me not saucers


forget me not saucers

english ironstone saucers

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canvas home store...

how we love canvas home store, both for the beautiful designs and for the use of sustainably harvested materials and natural hand dyed and hand woven fabrics.  not to mention the beautiful photography and the fact that the products are created by artisans from around the world.

here is a little about canvas:

"Welcome to canvas, a new collection of ceramics, wooden objects, textiles, accessories and furniture for the home created by artisans and craftsmen from the US and abroad.

canvas is a journey around the globe that combines natural materials with interesting textures. Unstructured, soft shapes and subtle colours define a look that is understated yet elegant.

With a continued pursuit of products made under fair trade and green principles, we aim for a collection that represents simple, sustainable style."

you can also find an online registry here

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