Saturday, July 30, 2011

be here now...on the farm

we spent the evening with some wonderful friends
they are creating quite the home & farm for themselves
a beautiful existence
working with nature not against it
though its not easy
their hardwork & determination is evident
in every & all things around their land
I am happy to have them in our life
I look forward to seeing their dreams blossom into reality
and what beauty full dreams they have!

>>---> a related post in the past found here <---<<

olde world domestique

domestique :: I like that word
ideas and inspirations of a collection are whirling about in my head
I am always a sucker for the primitive, olde world, prairie kinda thing

found here and here

reminds me of a time when women always wore dresses 
from cleaning the kitchen to cleaning the barn
just wear an apron
there's something so lady like

do*mes*tic found here
1. Of or relating to the family or household.
2. Fond of home life and household affairs.
3. Tame or domesticated. Used of animals.
1. A household servant.
a. Cotton cloth.
b. Household linens. Often used in the plural.
3. A product or substance discovered in, developed in, or exported from a particular country.

domestic middle english from old french domestique

ps. presently, I am living a very domestic life...tres domestique

Friday, July 29, 2011

be here now

the signs have gone up!

>>---> bohoMERCANTILE <---<<

featuring local creations, local food & local music
bayouBAZAAR >>---> 1st friday of every month

it's all about color

color collective :: palettes of color

found here and here

filled with color inspiration...YUM...I am excited about this find

my own photo caught in an insta...
for the beauty of color
it goes quite well with the above palette don't ya think?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

crystal inspirations

I just discovered stone&honey and I am now ready more than ever 
to have my very own silver and metal working tools
space and time and tools...oh my

I am so inspired by the simplicity!

and their creations remind me of some of the things my sweet friend laceyDU creates

wood inspirations

a simple way to use all the salvaged small scrap wood I have collected

found here and shop here

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

right now sometimes isn't fast enough...

this says a lot for me

found here in this great post 
it's as though she is speaking to me directly 
+ a couple kids in the mix = anxiety

she really has some great things to say

here's a few of her pointers

plan to make a plan.
judge things by the year not the day.
keep busy and stay focused on your goals.

you really should read her whole post 

and here's something else I found

found here

seems informative and interesting

inspiring photography

thanks laceyDU for the introduction

found here
looks like one pic over another and the top ones opacity has been decreased..
yummy photoshop
found here
I like how the flowers are so bright and the aged look...hello picnik!

one day my inspirations and spirits vision will be reality
one day very soon
I can feel it in my skin...
>>---> stay tuned folks <---<<

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

be here now...

I am editing some pics as we speak to update to my shop
>>---> this week <---<<

here is a peek

native artifacts summer 2011

our children, their tomorrow...

"we are borrowing this earth from our children"

what does that mean to YOU?

dating vintage clothing

this is good to know and very interesting
I am excited to have found this in my daily research

found here for more details

What we know
+ There is a label that reads "Bobbie Brooks"
+ There is no care label
+ There is a metal zipper
+ There is no fabric content
+ The skirt is partially lined

Because the garment lacks a care label we know this skirt was made prior to 1972. Read more about care labels here. But now let's narrow down the years even more.

If you visit the website Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) you can search for when trademarks were filed and used.
1.] Click on " New User Form Search (Basic)"
2.] In the "Search Term" field, enter the tag label (Bobbie Brooks)
3.] Press ENTER and wait for the search results

Monday, July 25, 2011

be here now...

I am hoping for time to shoot, edit, and add to my shop
many new creations and lots of vintage clothes

native artifacts...a new collection

bayou bazaar prep work

>>---> stay tuned folks <---<<

skirts of interest

found here

for me they create images of spain and flamenco dancers
short in the front long in the back
hey it's the mullet skirt
any whoot I like the pattern
I think the one on the right is a dress
and I like the cutout back a reflection of the 80's

hmm...just something else

a bohemian spirit & a domestic lifestyle

all found here @bohemiadesign

I am dreaming of a little vacation
but we have lots of good things happening around home
and sweet Kaya starts 1st grade in less than a month
>>---> summers almost over already <---<<
time does fly when you are having fun

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011

before & after no.1

vintage wall shelf $1 at a garage sale
a little something I would like to introduce here
before & after
simple changes can make a big difference

salvage, redesign, repurpose, recycle, find, create, handcraft, inspire

all RIGged up

found here

both found here

for my dear friend Roz who dreams of her very on rig on the road with her very own creations
 and mine too of course!

Friday, July 22, 2011

inspiring a mercantile

found here

a few fabulous lady friends and me are gathering to create something special
I will be collecting pictures and ideas that speak to me and reflect my vision
for our handcrafted mercantile and keeping them here in inspiring a mercantile
primitive, simple, olde, handmade, special
filled with folklore and funk

love these vintage photo hangtags...found here
I already have my own collection of photographs I want to use

name & group vintage dresses...I like that idea

found here and here

I love to REstyle and this is a great idea
filled with inspiration of simple ways to recycle fashion

I think it would be fun to put together a lookbook like 

ps. this is when my heart begins to race with excitement to create

Thursday, July 21, 2011

kinfolk : a guide for small gatherings

I love that word kinfolk
what a pleasant magazine... I discovered here

 refreshing, romantic, simple, natural
I have included some of their words and captures to give a taste of what they offer
remember to visit the links to discover for yourself 

"Kinfolk is a collaborative effort to encourage a more natural approach to entertaining. It's the marriage of our appreciation for art and our love for spending time with family and friends."

"We recognize that there is something about a table shared by friends, not just a wedding or once-a-year holiday extravaganza, that anchors our relationships and energizes us."

found in their journal

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert EinsteinImages

found here

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

i'm inspired to try...

among all the ideas and inspirations i already have here's one more
i would like to try this
i enjoy working with embroidery

found here
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