Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday's Fabulous Finds - More Signs of Spring

With all the beautiful signs of spring outside today, and with Easter coming up, I'm having a hard time narrowing down this week's Fabulous Finds to just one I'll call this "more signs of spring". I'm loving any artwork with trees and birds right now, plus any decor or gifts with an Easter theme, so the next few weeks may just be sprinkled with plenty of both.
Cherry Blossom Triptych - one panel in detail

All three panels of Cherry Blossom Triptych

I fell in love with this Cherry Blossom Triptych before I even realized it was a triptych...three seperate panels that create one large picture. These are limited edition prints by askey illustration. Get this - you get all three for $50 total! They are just beautiful. In addition, askey illustration has many, many other fun and funky prints that I love...with names like "Red Shoes" and "Do you like my shoes?", how could I not? Be sure to check out their full selection.

You've got to admit...these Tussie Treat Cones are pretty adorable. Made by Sweet n Shabby Roses, they come in a set of four. I like the idea of these at each place setting for your Easter brunch, or perhaps hanging on strategic doors in your home with treats inside...or maybe a gift for coworkers or child's teachers on Good Friday.

Original Mixed Media Cross - 8x10

It's difficult for me to find images of the cross that I really love - but this is one of them. I really like this original mixed media artwork by doodlingart, complete with a vintage button in the center. I'd be happy to have it hanging on the wall year-round.

Dusk-lit Gathering limited edition print

Morning Song limited edition print

I had the hardest time choosing which prints by OlaDesign to feature today, because I find all of her work to be quite beautiful. These are limited edition prints of her original artwork. They are only $20 each but if you buy two you get the third one free! So I would probably choose this one:

Spring Signals limited edition print by OlaDesigns

Antique Brass & Rhinestone Cross Necklace

Some of you may have noticed by now that I seem drawn towards jewelry that is vintage or made with vintage elements. I actually love trendy jewelry too, but jewelry on Etsy is special because not only is it handmade, but many of the pieces are one-of-a-kind...and as much as I love my Nordstrom Rack, you can't find these pieces there. Take this gorgeous piece by Angel Hearts, for example. I love the antique look of the cross, and of course the sparkly crystal. (You had me at "Rhinestone".) Browse through the rest of the vintage jewelry by Angel Hearts...lots of fun stuff.

"Early One Morning" original 5x7 collage

"Here I Am" original 5x7 collage

Aren't these original collages by littlestflower just so sweet? They have a really charming and vintage feel to them...but manage to feel fresh too. They come framed$8.

There it is for this week, folks. I had such a hard time narrowing it down to only six vendors this week, because there are just so many talented vendors on Etsy. (Oh, and I love to shop!) Some of you have wondered if I sell on Etsy. I don't - I just love to promote those who do. I really love promoting art that is original, beautiful, and affordable. If you are curious about other items I love from Etsy, I've got an extensive "favorites" collection that is ever-changing and expanding. You can check it out by clicking on "nourts" in the right sidebar under "Today's Etsy Favorites". And no, I don't get any credit if you purchase any of the items listed there...I just pick what I like and list it there in case you want to browse. I've often dreamed of owning my own retail store where I could sell beautiful things like this...but for now...I'm mommy...wife...redesigner...and couch-shopper. So enjoy the efforts of my virtual shopping!


  1. Courtney! You have got to stop showing things that make me add to my wish list! Our townhouse isn't big enough to accommodate all the gorgeous art you have me lusting after... especially those OlaDesigns prints. And my hubby is wishing you'd stop showing me new necklaces since I've been sending him links for our upcoming anniversary!

    Hope you and your family are feeling better.



  2. Hi and Thank You for showing off my little tussie's !! :) You have a lovely blog, I will be back !!



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