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And I don’t mean the kind that deals with fishes and the like, although I love that too.  The underwater world is so astounding that it is amazing it can be captured on “film” and shared with those who aren’t lucky enough to venture into its depths.  However, I’m talking about a different kind of underwater photography.  I got my Anthropologie catalog today, and the first few pages were all shots of their items captured floating in the water.  They were so beautiful and ephemeral, they could easily stand alone as art instead of just product photography.  I have a few crappy underwater cameras that I’ve been longing to play around with and this might just provide the inspiration that I need.  Now all I need is some water (rather difficult to come across in the desert) and we’ll be good to go!  Here’s some beautiful pictures that I find inspiring.

(this is going to be a long post, there’s too many beautiful pictures to choose from!)

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These salt shakers came from the flea market this weekend.  I usually manage to make it out without buying anything, but these were calling to me.  So cute and woodsy.

The neighbors have some beautiful, giant, succulents in their yards.  I had to take the picture and get out before they thought  I was strange.

The absolutely adorable, thoughtful tag that came on my little pouch from Made By Hank.  I love tough ruffles.  I actually can’t say how much I love this little purse, it’s that great.  From opening the package to deciding what to do with it (I still haven’t decided).

It’s kind of depressing, all of the palm trees everywhere.  They’re beautiful, but they make you think you’re in the tropics and on vacation but wait…there’s no beach.  I guess a kiddie pool in the yard will have to do for now.

purseA strange picture of a new kind of knitting I’m working on.  This one’s a purse.  Thinking about listing it.  Thoughts?

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fridayfaves-mar6It’s that time of the week again!

This week we’re staring with La Belle Savage.  She makes beautiful and unique jewelry using found, reclaimed and recycled epherma.  Whimsical, feminine and a tiny bit french, her jewelry is both elegant and surprisingly different.  Accordin g to her profile, many elements used in her jewelry come from her grandmother’s company that supplied jewelry to Vogue shoots in the 40’s and 50’s, so you can own a piece of history as well!

I just discovered William Dohman’s photography and other cool stuff.  Cool story – apparently, MC Hammer digs his stuff and tweeted about it!  That’s reason enough for me.  He has some beautiful travel photography, a genre which I’m definitely partial too.  He also makes some really cool birdhouses, and some excellent designs.  Plus, free shipping and little extras -what’s not to love?

I’ve been stalking knitalatte‘s work for some time.  She covers stones with intricate needlework.  Every once in a while, if you get lucky, you can actually purchase one of the stones.  If not, she’s always got beautiful prints showcasing lovely arrangments of her knit stones with other natural goodies.  I always love the integration of natural elements with traditional crafts and this is no exception.

Zaq’s Vintage and Design is a new seller on Etsy, but I think that he has a bright future ahead of him.  He upcycles old luggage and creates these beautiful new useable objects with them.  His work looks impeccable, he’s got a great eye and the lining fabrics he chooses are modern and elegant without being too fussy.  I’m really looking forward to seeing more of his great finds!

Thanks to all this week’s favorites for their beautiful work!

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I’ve been really enjoying my new project.  I have tons of vintage trim that I keep collecting and that I can’t find a use for.  Same goes for vintage scarves.  And I really love these vintage slips that I was dyeing – they are great for lightweight wear in the spring and summer.  Plus, I figure, it’s spring!  And what a better way to beat the winter doldrums than to show a little leg and get happy with some color!

So I bring you….the flea market skirt!  Lots of fun layers, vintage lace and old hankies as pockets.  A little bit of flair here and there, and you’re the life of the party!  They’re all one of a kind, (though I love custom orders) and they will be available in my etsy shop here in the coming weeks!

flea market slip

flea market slip

up close and personal

up close and personal

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I opened up a supplies/vintage shop on etsy, and I’ve been using old family pictures for my banner and avatar, etc. I thought that I would make a business card with the cool old pictures, so here it is.

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