The Bee

Like trains of cars on tracks of plush
I hear the level bee:
A jar across the flowers goes,
Their velvet masonry
Withstands until the sweet assault
Their chivalry consumes,
While he, victorious, tilts away
To vanquish other blooms.
His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chrysoprase, inlaid.
His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
Of clovers and of noon!

--Emily Dickinson


i guess i'm in a red and yellow mood....
starting at the top
crocheted accessory, "Trailing Flowers", Maisy and Alice
textile embroidered cuff, "Like Honey Washed Ashore",  La Touchables
1912 antique plate, banana strudel
hand woven poncho, Poncho de Feu, by sub rosa 
vintage mary janes, " Miss Contrary Shoes",  Second Wind Vintage
watercolor, Stone Cliffs by Golly Bard
photo, " Baby Lamb",  lucy snowe photography
hand sewn "Baby Squirrel Venus",  Dragon House of Yuen
screen print, "Solo", Alyoisiuss Pyker
watercolor, "Family Dancing",  fric de mentol


some loves of the day

these drawers by maarten de ceulaer make my eyes open wide with ooooo yes !!!.. and i'm wishing my little scotty planter a fond farewell -- he's been adopted by a lovely customer from my vintage shop, henry's sweet drawing of a green man which makes my heart squeeze, and a completely happy painting by artist dana frankfort


summer's here...

sweet summer succotash...  it all started with this little strawberry heart from my little strawberry patch...

kootut murut,
dottie angel blankets,
loise bourgeois drawing,
will mentor lithograph,
sweet summer strawberry --my photo


in the wee hours .. delightfulness is discovered... starting at bottom-- work by mara skujeniece, middle- work by elisa strozyk, top is cheburashka a little critter that i've fallen head over heels for...

and now good night good people


artisan gallery treasury

today's t east on etsy-- inspired by the waters of summer... featuring members of the artisan gallery team-- a talented group of artists on etsy-- i'm happy to be a member of this wonderful team!
from left to right top row

1. bubbletime
2. NewMoonStudio
3. JessicaTorrant
4. ileaiye
5. StarBags
6. betsybensen
7. MaisyandAlice
8. StudioZen
9. OneClayBead
10. nitca
11. JealousyDesign
12. GreenPost
13. SarahJohnAfana
14. QuercusSilver
15. PipingHotPapers
16. lulubugjewelry


i've been neglectful of my sweet bloggity-- and for lack of time i will post a few etsy treasuries i made like some kind of late night fanatic until 3:00 am in the wee wee dark hours of the morning-- i become obsessed sometimes-- it's too enticing... but here they are..for the fun of it. the first is titled "new world order" and the second is a mix of two of the featured artist's titles--" quiet wisdom..OR..this is not a table..."


a few sweet things for the day

a few shots of alabama chanin's summer line. one of my favorite clothing and textile designers-- i could easily spend each and every day in these garments- alas-- they are much too pricey for such sorts of daydreams... oh... and a shot of a sweet hand embroidered flower pot teaming with cheerful flowers and a little bumble bee who's taken a shine to said flowers-- stitched on white nubby linen -- in a grass green wood frame--it's hanging on our wall in our house until someone decides to snatch it up in my vintage shop... happy thursday to you :)