Etsy: Great Handmade Home Decor Products! Our Picks For June!

We are featuring great products from This website is a market place for handmade items as well as vintage too. A great place to sell you wares! More information can be found on these products at
Above: Dali's Decals - Great vinyl decals in a large range of colors! Above is the popular "Chandelier".
More from Dali's Decals - Windswept tree.
Kam Lamp Company - Handcrafted pendant from antique floor lamp with new shade.
Naked Decor - Dachsund pillows from the Happy Hot Dog Collection.
Bench and Birdie - Ottomans for kids, 18" diameter x 10" tall.
NY 2 Paris - Great light switch covers that are handcrafted.
Uncommon - Scalloped mirror in powder blue, 18" diameter x 14" wide.
Roger Humbert - Bench made from Lilac and Cherry, 42" long x 36" high.

Last day in Oakland!

Today is our last day at our store at 1000 Jefferson Street in Old Oakland!

It is a bittersweet farewell, we have loved and worked hard for the Oakland community we were a part of ... and created a setting we loved in our shop.

But it is time for us to move on and grow, and the new Berkeley address (2447 San Pablo Avenue) will help us be adjacent to other artisans focused on design and furniture ... and open the door to potential new partnerships and community opportunities.

Thank you to all of our Oakland friends and we hope we can continue to serve you from our new location ... another cool destination to while away an afternoon with a little shopping, a nice lunch or dinner  ... and time in a great neighborhood community in southwest Berkeley. We anticipate opening our doors on our new location in mid-June.  We'll keep you posted here!

If you have a chance to stop by our Oakland store today, please do!

For Sunset Point

Designer Textiles: Aviva Stanoff's Creations

Aviva Stanoff began her career in textile design by focusing on fashion runway designs. It was six years before she launched her current collection of hand dyed and painted designs. Each item is etched and painted one at a time! The attention to detail and embellishments is exclusive to her studio in Brooklyn and she is known to travel the world for inspiration for her new ideas and collections. You can find out more information on this wonderful designer at her site: Above: Eucalyptus.
Above: Forest
Above: Lemon Leaf
Above: Net
Above: Ostrich
Above: Seafan
Above: Silk Layers

Take it indoors

Well tonight's girl's night has been postponed until tomorrow. And that's fine by me - I'm tucked up on the couch, in my jim jams and slippers, having a little 'me time'. Bliss!

So seeing I am home, I couldn't go by without a post.

The theme of tonight's post is: greenery.

I love how bringing a plant into the home can really lift a neutral scheme. Here's some examples I like.

Longer lasting than flowers, good for the environment, and soothing to the soul, pot plants can look good in any style of home, but really work brilliantly with clean, uncluttered neutral rooms. Depending upon the type of plant you chose, they can add some pretty softness or a sculptural hit of colour.

Images: 1 Home Handyman 2 Dar Seven 3 Unknown 4 Nancy Fishelson 5 Slettvoll 6 Unknown 7 Australian Women's Weekly 8 Prue Ruscoe 9 Lobelia 10 diy ideas 11 Darren Chung 12 Debi Treloar
Best wishes,

Garden Delights!

It is now time to move to the garden! We are now gravitating outdoors and the beautiful products are titillating our senses! We have listed a few great garden styled items for your porch, sun room, patio or garden. Enjoy the view and contact us for information on any of these products. Above: The Garden Lantern has multi-colored flowers on a French white frame. More information at our site under Lighting/Lanterns:

This beautiful screen with a unique garden scene is hand painted on crackled canvas with an antique glaze and mounted on hardback, 72" high x 16"wide for each piece. Check this product out at our website under Accessories:

A beautiful new design from Pierre Frey Fabrics. Les Jardins d'Eyrignac pays homage to a topiary garden in France. Contact us for information on this fabric or for purchasing. Indoor fabric only.
A cute hand painted bluebird for your porch on a iron stand! Size: 23" tall x 16"w x 6"d. Use under a covered porch only. You can find this bluebird under Accessories at
A wonderful garden flower lamp in antique green and white with a linen shade. Check out this lamp at under Lighting.
Wire Chair - A gorgeous wire chair for the garden from the website: Now under our Closeouts!
Vinca - A contemporary floral in nine comfortable colors on a union of cotton and linen. Busby & Busby fabrics from England. Indoor fabric only.

Teeny tiny cupboards

Just a quick post today, as I am heading off for a girl's night out soon. We're going out for all-you-can-eat Mexican - which could be dangerous! But I didn't want to let the day go by without a post for my blog friends, as I'm off for another girls night tomorrow and might not get the chance to post.

So anyways, a little while ago I did a post about blue painted furniture. I was lucky enough to find some lovely images of some cute little cupboards and some other pieces, see here.

Well today I'm sharing with you some green painted pieces. Just two mind you, but they really are beauties!

Please let it be known amongst the universe that the cupboard above is exactly what I'm looking for. I adore its humble simplicity, its usefulness as storage, its potential for lots of lovely vignettes on top. Almost every week I faithfully visit my favourite auction houses, in the hope that one day I will meet a little beauty like this and take it home. One day it will be there, waiting for me, I'm sure of it!

I love the feminine, curved lines of the piece above, and the rustic painted finish. How fantastic would this look in a boudoir?
Enjoy the rest of your day lovely people!
Best wishes,

Chocolate and vanilla: a perfect pair

I love the colour combination of rich, velvety chocolate brown, lightened up with a touch of pale vanilla colours.

Hope these pictures are a feast for your eyes!

Who says brown is boring? Not me! Brown is warm, inviting and comforting.

Best wishes,

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