Wonderful vintage, lithographed tins from Olde Tyme Notions. I can't get enough of these. I have an old jelly cupboard stuffed to the gills with old tins - I really love them - especially the little kingfisher one below.
Friday, March 25, 2011
There's something about these that reminds me of the Spirograph post from the other day - must be the geometry factor - what do you think? I've had my eye on these for a while and I like the way they have evolved. From Maranon.
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Just sold and relisted this pretty 'Dream Big' art print from the Cartolina Etsy shop. This has been one of the most popular prints in the shop so far. Thanks to everyone who has purchased items from the shop and made our first month at Etsy a roaring success!
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
No I'm not going to start knitting! I was dying to show you this(sorry about the pun!) This yarn was dyed using a Crockpot and Kool-aid. Isn't it pretty? I saw this on Crafty Minimeg via Craftgawker and originally from a tutorial on Do Stuff Blog. It's really quite an incredible process and I encourage you to check it out. I simply can't believe that it's Kool-Aid :-)
Creatively compiled by Fiona Cartolina at 5:20 PM
I started a frenzy of flashbacks on Twitter a couple of weeks ago when I mentioned how much I loved my Spirograph when I was a kid(actually it could have been my sister's - not sure.) It was so fun, though it came with some complicated options that I was so intimidated by - like those long flat pieces that you were supposed to twirl your plastic circle around to create something other than a round pattern - did you ever actually try that? I want a Spirograph right now. I would try all the toughest tricks in the guide book - no problem - Yeh!
Monday, March 21, 2011
I rather fancy these earrings. In fact I rather fancy a few things from Urbanite Jewelry. Their pieces are very inexpensive($12) and really unusual. I bought a cool paisley tunic from the John Robshaw collection at Lucky Brand when I was in SF last week. these black earrings would look very exotic with the indian motif on the fabric - I think I'll treat myself!
I just know you are going to love these. Hand painted letters and signage from Golden West Sign Arts in Berkeley CA. The first letter A here caught my because Doug loves 3 dimensional, art deco type and uses it all the time in his work - it's so fun and all hand painted!
Big thanks to Vancouver's Birch and Bird for including our Cartolina Art Prints in their Roundup of Artful Ideas last week. We love their blog and they have such great vintage collectibles in their store - especially this super cute kids book - gotta love that cover!