Posted by linnea gits on October 05, 2012 0 Comments
It was so much fun to see our Bohemia deck posted on the blog of our good friend's gorgeous stationery company, Snow & Graham. We are big fans of their beautiful cards and especially those calendars!! Ebony, you are the Bee's Knees, The Cat's Pajama's and The Monkey's Eyebrows.
Posted by linnea gits on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
AMERICANA by Russell Kerchevall of Circle City Cards. We loved the old west, outlaw take on the court cards in Russell Kerchevall's deck. Add to that some "blood-splattered" pip cards and a played-with-hard look and you have one very cool deck. Would make an awesome gift for Father's Day! You can find it at House of Playing Cards.
WILLIAMSBURG DECKS sent to us from one of our favorite customers, Suzanne Ellison. As Suzanne informed us, "Both decks are replicas of playing cards printed in England for export to the colonies, hence the penalties you see printed on the packaging." My favorite part of her note on the cards was the very funny side story about purchasing them: "Gambling and betting on just about anything was rampant in England and the colonies. I had to add the emphasis because it was strongly emphasized to me by the colonial-costumed clerk at Williamsburg." I bet! Couldn't resist the pun. Thank you again, Suzanne - yousi are the best :)
BELGIAN PLAYING CARDS from the 1920's recently purchased on ebay. Each ace features a well-known building in Belgium, (my Dad's homeland!). Loved the awesome little dog heads on the back of these cards.
Posted by linnea gits on May 19, 2012 0 Comments
It's only a small parkway plot in front of our studio, but we think of it as a little sanctuary we share with the bee's, hummingbirds, butterflies and all the other creatures that somehow find a way to live and even thrive in this industrial corner of our city.
Peter's Grandfather's brass nozzle and this cast iron rabbit make for a handy sprinkler alternative.
Foxglove for the humming birds. Believe it or not, we have quite a few.
Early Ukrainian sweet pea transplanted years ago from Peter's Grandma June's garden. It's the most reliable, beautiful, all-summer-into-fall bloomer we've ever planted. The butterflies and bees go crazy for it.
White Climbing Roses add a beautiful scent to our industrial corner. The Weeping Pine was planted a few years back in memory of our cat, Inge.
Posted by admin on July 20, 2011 0 Comments
Beautiful magazine. Gorgeous, lush photography. Kinfolk is an unhurried and thoughtful publication.
Posted by admin on February 22, 2011 0 Comments
An appreciation for nature.
A respect for craft.
A sense of playfulness.
In the air this spring...
1. Andrew Wyeth: Christina's World, 1948 2. Oregon driftwood 3. Gar wall sculpture: Peter Dunham 4. Necklace: Anna Kunz