Sunday, May 29, 2011

sally nencini...

the exquisite design and upholstery work of sally nencini....

"Each of Sally's bespoke upholstered pieces is a unique response to the vintage chair and its character; the story of its use and its user. The fabric sourcing and craft-treatment give the chair a new life but also acknowledge its idiosyncratic past life. Sally will work to commission, sourcing furniture around a brief or responding to a family piece in need of reworking with the same research and consultation process. Sally's cushions, bags and toys sample pattern-motifs from vintage nursery toys and fabrics. The knitted pieces can be made to order, or purhased online at her Etsy shop.

Sally, from County Armagh, Northern Ireland, studied MA Fashion at the Royal College of Art and has designed for, amongst others, Levi's and M&S. Since bringing up a young family, she has retrained in upholstery. Her long-held interest in handworked craft, surface pattern and vintage" 

and be sure to visit her etsy shop

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Monday, May 16, 2011

j'adore love...

a few photos, courtesy of j'adore love photography, from a recent new york wedding...  

we had such fun working with the bride, to create the textile flowers and succulents for the table centerpieces and cake decoration... as well as for the bridal bouquet, the boutonnieres for the groom and groomsmen, and the bouquets and hair bands for the sweet flower girls...  

so wonderful to work with this lovely bride, for her beautiful handmade and vintage inspired wedding


** p.s. we are currently have a customer appreciation springtime sale, now through the end of may, over in the shop... enjoy 10% off every prairie seed purchase, using code:  may11sale

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the beautiful, handmade furniture of bddw...

here is a little about the company:

A small American furniture company dedicated
to the creation of well crafted timeless designs.
Tyler Hays, a painter and sculptor, is the company
founder and head designer. BDDW is known for
their heirloom quality solid wood furniture, traditionally
joined, in select domestic hardwoods. Their finishes
are all hand rubbed with natural oils and lacquers.
In beds, tables, seating, lamps and storage,
BDDW has created dozens of classics and is
constantly producing new and innovative work.

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summer roses apron...

new summer roses apron, just listed in the shop.  sewn in a double layer throughout, with various pink and blue cotton and linen print recycled fabrics

a nice big, full apron, with two pockets to carry you from gardening and egg collecting, to the kitchen for baking, to your daily errands, and back home again

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Monday, May 2, 2011

ill seen, ill said...

love the beautiful blog ill seen, ill said and nearly swooned upon seeing her beautiful post about the olde bell inn. wouldn't this be such an amazing place to stay? feels more home like than like an inn... and the design inspiration could easily be incorporated into your own home.

be sure to visit jane's new shop, coterie, where you can find the beautiful blankets displayed in the first photo above, along with other goodies.