Spring Style & Decor

My Top Ten Easter Decor, Inspirations & Gift Ideas ….Delightful Animal & Flower Things for Spring Time & Easter

1. Coral & Tusk Easter Linens

Basically any sweet embroidered Vignette from Brooklyn Based  Coral & Tusk. 

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2. A wool felted Easter Egg made by Natalia, Life & Wool

 

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 Via Life & Wool

3. A Wood Bunny by Aarika

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4. I need a note book to write down all my spring thoughts. 

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Petunia’s Whimsy

 

5. Rabbit Washi Tape for Easter

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From Pokeman Gardens

6. And some super cute watercolors, with case decoration by Natalie Lété

These are incidentally for children supposedly, but I don’t mind.

 

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7.  Whimsical Japanese cotton fabric for small sewing projects

 

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From Nanagracy, Etsy 

 

8. This squirrel cutting board by Natalie Lété

 

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9. These Gold Leaf Eggs

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From Angie, Little Inspiration

Angie’s site is very pretty, & she gives a very nice tutorial as well for these gilt eggs, & many other stylish ideas

 

 

10. Kayle’s Delightful Chocolate Eggs

And last but not least, this delicious idea that someone obviously needs to make right now. + Vegan Raw Peanut Butter Eggs dipped in Chocolate. YES. And if I can turn you onto Kayle’s site, The Kitchen McCabe, deed well done, even if you just had 6000 calories because of me. xxoooo

 

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Bonus + Did you see the sweet bunny plate as my featured image? So lovely and by Joëlle Wehkamp, Studio Sjoe, I love everything she makes…..like these amazing creations for Rice DK!

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xoxoxo

How to decorate kids’ rooms with vintage prints DIY

 

 

 

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Image courtesy of Liza Giles and Decor 8.

 

Decorating with vintage prints, pretty calendars from years before, old appointment books –here are some DIY ideas to transform your child’s rooms or even your sitting room. Add depth, character & a sense of originality with eclectic selections.

Salon style hanging of reproductions, good quality laser prints, e-bay or thrift store finds, pages from old discarded kids’ books, and creative commons images licensed for non commercial use are some of the many sources for eclectic curation.

Your frames can be different materials and shapes as well for a true salon style arrangement.

For kids’ rooms, think about adding reverse glass paintings, framed old sewing patterns, hand drawn prints of old advertisements,  and antique nursery decor items.

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Combining children’s artwork, with historic art, folk art and modern pieces can work beautifully.

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This painting rather makes me rethink on the dingy strange mid century style things I walked by at thrift stores….

 

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These images below were sourced from google creative commons & licensed for non commercial reuse, so you can print them out & frame if you like…or you can hang with washi table or fancy pin tacks like this.

 

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Pretty room via juliasvitadrommar, the lovely feedsack pins are available @ MAKINGtheNESTofIT


 

A Gallery of Ideas…DIY Decor

1. Cheerful Vignettes

 

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And sometimes not so cheerful…

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2. Grimm Style Fairytales

 

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3. Classic Tales…

 

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4. Fairies, Myth, & Romance

 

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5. Flora & Fauna

 

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Great Links to Free Printables for your salon style wall

1. The Hawthornes….

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♥Free Downloads of Vintage Childrens’ Books, House of Hawthornes and Farm Animals

 

2. Handmadehome

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Free Downloads of the Alphabet, Handmadehome

 

2. Freeprettythingsforyou

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Courtesy of Free Pretty Things for you, we love this vintage kitty

Stuff that makes me happy

Because one needs this kind of thing sometimes.

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Reading the paper in bed…or perhaps stretching in bed with full make up….

 

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Pink macaroons

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Romy Northovers ceramics

 

 

Photos by JessaKae

Pictures of women holding coffee….and being stylish

 

 

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The shirt says it all –I mean one does not really “kill it” in a calico skirt, but I love the whole concept. I think one rather reads books on one’s lunch break while dressed as such, but never the matter…

 

 

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Luxury feel bedding, quartz rose color…..because so soft.

 

 

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Random unicorn stuff

 

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Ridiculous unicorn items.

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Household goods with cats on them (even though I have a dog).

 

 

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A cloud Lamp who simply just loves you

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And a mad pillow from etsy.

Trending: Little Girl’s Fashion Ideas

Discover this fashion look book for little girls aged 2-8….the choices are as modest and comfortable as possible, no need for super cinched waisted clothing for littles etc…Enjoy!

 

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Stylish baby…cozy & great to play….Mac & Mia via 100 Layer Cake

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Whiteandfrosty at deviant art. Toast pins…

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Louise Louise via MiLK

 

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Moon Moth Sweater, via oh my dear blogspot

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Gina Kim, Photographer @ minimoda, the faux fur vest would definately be a hit in my house, love that this outfit works, but looks like a styled by child assemble…..

 

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Cat shoes ….so sweet via tumblr

 

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Alicia Paulson design by Karin Vestergaard Mathiesen, via Ravelry

 

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Real life, mud, baggy pants, tangled hair, boots for every outfit & a teddy bear, via ravelry

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Lia Griffith

 

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Kindred OAK

 

 

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Pigve purple tutu and little skirt…..Via Vivoli Babies

This floral skirt is truly a super easy sewing project —-your daughter, niece or grand daughter can help!

 

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Aida Cornado

 

 

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Pigve mitts

 

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Pink Mexicana frock from Aida Coronado, Pigve mitts, & pretty blue dress via Kees and Me.

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Little Moon Clothing

 

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native belle boutique….

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Yellow tutu 

 

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Via Pinterest….looks so much like cousin Juliana when she was a little girl….

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Africa baby queen —-Via Pinterest

 

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Yellow Bunny Dress, Blue Flower dress & bunny, kitty & horse skirts from Mini Boden. Great paired with knit or sweater leggings….

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So sweet, brights at crewcuts
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Vintage Circus theme tunics,  Via Etsy
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Pigve and Lucky Boys Saturday
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Shop Minikins &  Yoyo MOM
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Picnic Frock, Arty Dress via Shop Minikins, & Dino world via Mini Boden

 

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You can make these…via 

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Baby Russia……via Old Samovar and  Sokologorskaya
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Pigve

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Madyura… and Pigve…
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Via Lauren Conrad

 

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Seed Heritage Tutu

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Lingerie is art. For Valentine’s Day

LINGERIE

Hello Ladies & Gentlemen, enjoy this gallery of handmade artisan lingerie as well as few manufactured pieces of exceptional beauty. Edgy, traditional, feminine, kink, whatever you like ladies…

(Cover image is courtesy of Dottie’s Delights)

 

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Palmers by Lena Hoschek Lingerie Collection ~ Photo by Hilde van Mars, Source.

 

 

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Journelle….

 

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American Grace Lingerie, Handmade in the United States, Edgy and fun selection.

 

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Lena Lena, beautifully stylish & handmade…

 

 

Lingerie ideas for valentine's day

Meow said the cat to the cow...Hopeless Lingerie from Australia…Love their instagram too ♥

 

 

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Alexandrea Anissa -amazing meets seventies & betty paige style ♥

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Alexandrea Anissa

 

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So sweet, foxy panties Betti Bones Shop

 

Audrey Set @Miss Crofton

 

Miss Crofton...thank god for natural models..and creatively designed hand made artisan goods

 

 

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Honoka Lingerie. Source.

 

 

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Baby…I was just born this way. I don’t know if it’s the natural no effort sultriness of Madame Brunette or the modesty of the cuts, but this is my favorite so far. Heirloom collectibles. Couture undies by I am Evgenia.

 

 

Oh SO LOVELY lingerie

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In love….so sexy, beautiful colors…..OH SO LOVELY

 

 

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Ohhhlulu, Lingerie @ Etsy.

 

 

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Naomi Lingerie, Japanese Style

 

 

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1920s vintage style….from Cluebelle

 

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Simple prettiness by Ollegoria

CIAO CIAO

 

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Best of Scandinavian Inspired Decor

Scandinavian Inspirations & Decor, enjoy these winter decor ideas to warm up your snowy winter! I LOVE SNOW…Just love the thought of cozying up in bed with my coffee. Had a great time snow shoveling today and watching my husky mix dive through the snow….

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Harpers Bazaar

 

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Aviva Stanoff Champagne Pillow

 

 

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Sewing Kits for Kids….

I will be featuring a monthly blog on creative people who through their own art, teaching or special way of introducing creativity make a difference.

 

This month, I am delighted to present the work of Robin Norgren, creative, teacher, entrepreneur, artist and more. She is an Expressive Arts Counselor and Creativity Facilitator based in Virginia. Committed to the importance of art and craft, Robin knows how to present materials to young children so they can achieve real handiwork. Her kits are so sweetly charming, I am over the moon! 

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I wanted to feature Robin’s work, and sewing kits before Valentine’s Day because sewing kits are an amazing gift for a child of almost any age. Sewing together is a meaningful way to spend time together as parent and child, brother and sister or whatever loving combination there might be.

I came upon lovely Robin when looking for a way to teach my older daughter to sew, patterns, or kits that are frustration free. I like that you can show the child how to follow patterns or if the child is younger do prep work before your homeschool or craft-time period. This prep is often key to keeping children of different ages engaged during handiwork.

 

 

Tell me about your vision:

“I truly believe that art is a vital component in our lives, promoting peace, joy and a sense of connectedness personally and our community each other. My work builds a foundation that helps children develop coping skills for stress and anxiety, which they will draw from time and again throughout their lifetimes. We offer opportunities for adults to play as well.”

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Why sewing kits?

“I love Maria Montessori’s philosophy for teaching children. I decided to become certified as a Montessori Primary Teacher because I knew that it would enhance the way I create curriculum as an art teacher. During the training, I discovered that you could teach sewing to children as young as 4 years old. This seemed amazing to me having experienced similar meditative advantages myself from hand sewing. I was privileged to see this age group sewing first hand as a Montessori Outdoor Environment teacher.”

How did you develop your kits?

I was asked develop a craft kit for a school fundraiser. So, I began to research what types of sewing kits were  on the market in order to offer something different to our community.

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What I found was that there was not anything out there that was not super complicated. And so, that is how Josey’s Art school sewing line was born. Our kits offer whimsical designs that you can frame or make into pillows with all fabric and embroidery thread and a pattern. The bonus is that you receive a pattern, which you can use to create multiple hand-sewn gifts for yourself and others.

Links:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/robinnorgren

 http://www.joseysartschool.com Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/user/wellofcreations

 

Trending Style Inspiration: Tunics

 

 

leanilastyle @logspotTrending style Inspiration-Tunics 

The tunic is a canvas for creativity for fashion designers, textile artists and more. Ultimately feminine in a cozy, flattering, and totally
unexpected way this dress piece is suitable for all ages and all body types. The tunic looks pretty with layers, such as long “boyfriend” style sweaters, long cozy sweaters, and with complementary tanks as well. Great with leggings, and if long enough cozy tights, jeans, and more. In the summer, beautiful at the beach, or with shorts or alone.

 

 

 

 

 

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