Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Whimsical Halloween Figurines Made by Vintage by Crystal in Collaboration With Johanna Parker

This whimsical Halloween collection is one of my favorite so far because it's created by two of my all time favorite artists - Crystal Sloane of Vintage by Crystal and Johanna Parker. The graphics and faces are from Johanna Parker's collection and the hand-spun cotton figurines are made by Crystal in her signature style. This range offers both free standing figurines and ornaments that are ready to hang. 

Every figurine is handmade inspired by techniques used by the cottage artisans who made holiday ornaments in Victorian era Germany. To construct these characters the artist used both new and vintage materials, and embellished them with found objects such as ribbons, antique glass beads, vintage paper, and glitter. These one-of-a-kind characters are finished with hand-painted details. You can find these limited edition Halloween collection here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

3 Dimensional Shadow Boxes by Cutting Edge Wood Creations

Tina and John is a husband and wife team of designers behind Cutting Edge Wood Creations. John has accumulated an experience of over 35 years in carpentry and construction field. Tina studied art and photography in university while she was dabbling in the arts on the side. They make three dimensional shadow boxes using layers of laser cut cherry wood that is hand stained and assembled into beautiful scenes. These shadow boxes come pre-wired ready to hang.

Their work is inspired by the nature featuring owls, dolphins, deer, and holidays. "Tina lived on the coastline of British Columbia for over 17 years, “with orca pods basically in my front yard,” she writes. The jumping whale scene, with its orca playfully leaping out of the blue ocean waters, is an image close to her heart. Cat and dog images stem from their personal animal rescue efforts. Wildlife scenes come from their woodland Oregon City home."

They have shown their products at several art festivals, exhibitions and galleries. If you want to see their work in person then they will be exhibiting at Tempe Festival of the Arts from December 4 through 6, 2020. You can find the details for this event and the upcoming events on their website

Monday, October 19, 2020

Halloween Collection by John Derian Exclusive for Target

John Derian collaborated with Target to design this year's limited edition Halloween collection for Threshold. If you have been following this blog for a while then the chances are you must have seen Derian's work. New York based designer Derian is well-known for retro style decoupage and ceramics. His signature style can been throughout this exclusive collection. The motifs such as owls, raves, eyes, skeleton, moons, cats and bats are from his "dark images" collection.

The Halloween collection offers something for every room in the house. It's dark but at the same time not scary. There are cushions, trays, plates, tea towels, glassware and more that are perfect to add just the right amount of spook. You can find the product shown and more on

Friday, October 16, 2020

Beautiful Photos By Award Winning Bird Photographer John Parker

Hi everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your time on the blog because it brings me a great joy to find all the owl finds for you. Before we wrap by for the weekend let me introduce you to the beautiful work of John Parker.

John Parker is an award winning photographer based in New Zealand. I have been following his bird photography on Instagram for a while now. His portfolio is an impressive collection of photos showcasing the the beautiful diverse New Zealand birdlife. His effort is aimed at inspiring people to look closely at the natural beauty the world has to offer.

He donates a portion of the sale from his prints to a local conservation groups at Maungatautari and Otorohanga kiwi house. More of his photography can be viewed on Instagram and to buy his photos you contact him through his website.