May 28, 2015

Richard Faust's Retro Illustrations



I'm crazy about the retro vibe of these designs by Ohio artist Richard Faust.
His colorful illustrations and patterns are lighthearted and...well, just happy!

After spending many years illustrating for American Greetings,
he now works from his home studio, gathering inspiration 
from vintage shops and flea markets.
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See more at Richard's website.
He has prints for sale at Art in Motion!



Images used with direct permission from Richard Faust.

May 27, 2015

Best Sticky Buns Ever at Mr. Sticky's - Lancaster, PA

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Tucked into a parking lot at 501 Greenfield Rd. in Lancaster, PA,
is a little white trailer that bakes the very best 
homemade sticky buns I've ever tasted!
Gooey perfection. Absolutely delectable!

Promise me that the next time you're in Lancaster, you'll swing by and try one.
Heed their warning, though, because they truly are "extremely addictive."


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Here's the Mr. Sticky's website.


May 25, 2015

The Earthy Pottery of Melissa Weiss

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The rustic, earthy pottery of Melissa Weiss.
Drawn into her booth at The Clover Market in Bryn Mawr, PA,
I knew I had to explore more to share with you here on the blog.

Melissa lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
To obtain her clay, she heads out to Arkansas, where she owns some land,
and digs it and then processes it herself.

She makes all her pieces by hand,
either thrown on the wheel, slab constructed or pinched.
Her simple designs are graphic and robust,
with a homey, relaxed look.


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 Now, here are some of my favorites from Melissa's website~

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Here's the post on my day at The Clover Market

Visit Melissa's website to see more.
You can read in depth about how she processes her clay.
She also shares the warm family memories that inspire her creativity!

Find Melissa Weiss Pottery on Instagram



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May 22, 2015

The Fabulous Finds of Funsize Vintage

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Funsize Vintage was one of my favorite booths at The Clover Market!
Stuffed with really cool stuff, artfully displayed.
I met Andrea, the friendly owner, and found out she also has an Etsy shop.
Perused that when I got home and selected some of her items to show you,
along with a few shots I took at the Market.

There's something about that certain piece that catches your eye,
and coaxes you to imagine its life in days gone by.
(Yes. That does rhyme. Quite by accident.)

Good things with a history, carefully and creatively selected by Andrea.
That's Funsize Vintage!


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Meanwhile, at the Etsy shop...

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Here's my blog post called
The Clover Market – Lucky Finds for the Home.

Check out more Funsize Vintage:
Etsy
Facebook
Instagram

And The Clover Market website here.



Images used with direct permission from Andrea Chrupcala.

May 20, 2015

Sweet Watercolors by Jojo La Rue

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I'm smitten with the art of Jojo La Rue!
Her soft spoken water colors are pure loveliness!
This talented Massachusetts artist says that her work
"encompasses all the beautiful, colorful, cute
and sweet things in the world around her."
I'd say that neatly sums it up.
She has chosen to paint some of my favorite things:
vintage luggage, a globe, a Vespa, pastries, books, teacups...
See for yourself~


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The sheen on these satin ballet slippers is just perfect!

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See more of Jojo LaRue on
Etsy
Facebook
Instagram



Images used with direct permission from Johanna Pabst.

May 18, 2015

The Clover Market – Lucky Finds for the Home

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This past weekend, we skipped over to Bryn Mawr, PA for The Clover Market.
Perfect spring weather to stroll through this fantastic open-air craft bazaar,
overflowing with vintage home decor and handcrafted treasures!
See for yourself~



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Read my blog feature on this shop here!





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See my blog post featuring Funsize Vintage here!





A wonderful assortment of vintage hankies
remind me of my sweet Granny.

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Check out The Clover Market website.