Colour blocking, typography, and rustic red brick.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The other day I went to a couple garage sales wearing a dress of this lovely Liberty print. I bought these 4 teacups, and when I got home I realized how they as a whole strangely coordinated with the dress fabric.
That was not the first time that has happened to me; every time I shop I seem to have an unintentional colour scheme going with my purchases. So note to self: always be surrounded by beautiful (inspirational) things!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Whew, I'm going to need a refreshing glass of lemonade after this one! My ideas for Spoonflower's Lemonade challenge bubbled into a 10-design collection, Retro Lemonade! My Roadside Lemonade design is up for voting in the challenge, and here's the rest of my collection:
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This ice bucket is probably from the '60s, is pristine, and features lovely Parisian street scenes.
Place du Tertre--Montmartre
Notre Dame de Paris
Sacré Coeur de Montmartre
Monday, June 22, 2015
This fabulous BBQ tray was a mere $4.99 from Value Village. The whimsical illustrations are by Marcelline Gougler Stoyke, a designer who lived in Evanston, Illinois in the mid '50s. This is one of a series of her designs created for trays. Marcelline worked for Social Supper, Pickard China, Sears, Heisey, Stotter, Federal Glass, and Melmac. Doesn't the jolly chef just make you grin from ear to ear? Her model was her husband. And that "Come 'n get it!" is hilarious! Marcelline's style of illustration is perfection: graphic, detailed, whimsical, joyous, and a total inspiration for me!