Friday, September 23, 2011

Freebie by Johanna Parker

After Martha Stewart's owl and cat masks I have another owl and cat freebie for you. Isn't it fun?

Johanna Parker, whose pieces I blogged previously here, has been featured in several magazines including  Phyllis Hoffman's Celebrate Halloween Magazine which featured her latest spooktacular Halloween creations. The magazine also has 2 of Johanna's illustrated Halloween characters - owl and cat that are suitable to be used as cupcake picks for Fall and Halloween themed parties. Click here to begin the download.

Kenneth Townsend: Menagerie Tiles

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Adorable animal tiles by Kenneth Townsend from Menagerie Series. Isn't this the cutest owl, or whale, or moose you have ever seen? I would love to collect them all!

These vintage tiles seem to be popular among collectors and hard to be found for purchase. I did a quick search and managed to find only a couple of tiles on eBay. Do you own a piece of Kenneth's work?

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Freebie: Martha Stewart Halloween Owl and Cat Masks

Images removed on request of Adam McCauley the copyright holder.

"Masked Pumpkins" is an excellent pumpkin decorating idea featured in Martha Stewart Halloween Oct 2009 issue, found by me yesterday at this blog. The night owl and black cat masks' templates can be downloaded for free here! Simply download the masks, cut out and tie them to the carved pumpkins. To use them as hand-held masks just glue a craft stick to the bottom of the print out.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

West Elm: Plates




West Elm's new porcelain "field study rimmed dessert plates" from their fall collection are inspired by vintage 1950s wallpaper and are available in two lovely designs - patchwork patterns of owls and botanical tiny flowers that extend right to the rim of the plates. A set of 4 plates will mix and match perfectly with the whites dishes that you already have.

World Market: Halloween Goodies

With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to plan for Halloween Parties, costumes, candies and decorations. The fall is my favorite season of the year when owl-themed goodies take over the web. I found the following Halloween goodies at World Market. My favorite is the nutcracker, the expression on the owl's face is priceless! Do you have a favorite?

{1. owl on pumpkin table decor, 2. halloween tumblers, 3. nutcrackers, 4. owl luminary, 5. halloween plates, 6.  boo whoo-print beverage napkins.}

Meri Meri Owl Bake Cups + Sur La Table Owl Spatula


If you like to bake and throw parties, chances are you have heard about Meri Meri - an award winning paper design company that offers party supplies such as toppers, invitations, cupcake holders etc. I was excited to came across these Meri Meri Owl Bake Cups that are perfect to add personal touch to any owl-themed party. To fill those cups with the pastry cream or to apply icing, don't forget the cute Sur La Table Owl Spatula

Happy Baking!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Marie Christophe

Marie Christophe is a French artist who makes whimsical and gorgeous sculptural lamps and chandeliers with curved wire and colorful beads. She has been commissioned by Hermès, Dior, Cartier and Bergdorf Goodman

Her 3D sculptures have a very fluid look to them, they are "as light as air and as transparent as bubbles in a glass of champagne...with simple and sublime design she turns wire, beads and baubles into illuminating poetry". I would love have an owl (or pelican?) lamp from her menagerie of animal lamps. More of her work can be found at Lisa Fontanarosa.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apolline à Paris

Paris-based textile artist Apolline creates whimsical dolls, mobiles and brooches. Her work is created by hand using matrials, fabircs, prints and colors, and amazing attention to detail.

What inspired her?
Her two little girls and "her childlike reveries rose a whole little world of coquette dolls, facetious sprites, mysterious fairies charming animals, elegant sweethearts."

Visit her website which is as wonderful as her work. You can buy her products from

Le Point Rose




I am loving the distinctive and unique style of the Belgian stylist and illustrator - Le Point Rose, who hand makes her creations that "revolves around the emotional and symbolic purpose, without any age restrictions". Some of her work is available at Ugly JoJo

The Art of Michelle

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"she is their comfort"
"the lookout"
Beautiful watercolor paintings created by Michelle using vintage maps from old books and her granmother's collection of music sheets. You can buy originals and prints from her online store - The Art of Michelle.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Owl Cookie Jar


I am coveting this quirky hoot owl cookie jar by Candy Store Collective a boutique that offers both vintage and contemporary goods. 

Owl Hottie Covers




I adore these owl hottie covers by ZippityDooDah. The covers are handmade with 100% wool and vintage felt that will keep your hot water bottle warm for longer - plus they look cute! Available here and here.