Get the Look: Dottie Angel's Mossy Shed

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Dottie angel lives in a run down cottage over looking the sea. she has two airstream trailers in the yard, one is her studio and the other stores her vast collection of vintage notions...
her eight children are home schooled and spend the day outside running barefoot and their evenings sitting by the fireplace, learning ancient crafting technics. they never talk back to their mother and always smile...
she has several chickens, seven rescued greyhounds and a bearded dragon named STIG...
dottie spends most days dressed in an old vintage slip that belonged to her grandmother, that she customized. she thinks to herself, surely everyone dreams of living this life, or at least dressing like they do...

Tif lives in suburbia, is a Brit, a wife and a mother of four kids who talk back. she wears a customized slip and dreams of living dottie angel's life..

Today I found the most quirky and colorful home, called "The Mossy Shed", on Flickr and I just had to share it.  Dottie aka Tif...well I think it's best if she tells you...

Dottie Angel's Once Upon a Time from Etsy on Vimeo.

I love Dottie's self proclaimed "Granny style" and the touches of whimsy throughout the "Mossy Shed". To get this look started in your own home, make sure you stop by Dotty Angel's Etsy shop first. 


Photos found on courtesy of Dottie Angel

Super Excited...

Friday, July 29, 2011

...that one of my treasuries made it to the front page of Etsy, I just had to share it with you all! Ok, thanks I'm done now :)

Obsessions: Terrariums

I got an email from Terrain today and it reminded me how much I love terrariums! I am so fascinated with tiny ecosystems under glass! I wish I lived a little closer to Philadelphia so that I could attend one of their terrarium workshops!

I have tried my hand at an apothecary terrarium this past winter, but I think my house was too try because the moss did not survive long, despite my misting it with water. Oh well, better luck next time. If you are interested in making your own terrarium, I would highly recommend purchasing The New Terrarium by Tovah Martin because it is packed full of tips and pictures that will help you create your own miniature wonderland. Tovah's blog, Terrarium Wise is also chocked full of great ideas and, of course, pretty pictures.

If you are ready to get your hands dirty below are some of my favorite ideas...


Corked Jars, $16.00

Quick Post: Trend I Love Right Now

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

When I was little we lived next door to an older couple that made jewelry and were self-proclaimed "rock hounds". They had a pile of discarded rocks and crystals next to their barn that I loved to explore. I would spend my time looking for the "diamond in the rough"- a glittery crystal or broken geode that I could add to my collection. I loved the look of these beautiful gems!

More recently, my husband and I were in D.C. visiting a friend, and we took a tour of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.  I spent most of my time there taking a million pictures of their Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals. I love all of the colors, shapes, and thinking about how our earth can produce such amazing creations. Below are a few, of the many, pictures I took while at the museum.

So, yes as you have probably guessed, I am totally in love with anything that has to do with druzy, (crystals on a rock fracture surface) geodes, or shiny minerals. I have recently purchased a necklace, bracelet, and  2 rings.I have been seeing a lot of jewelry inspired by this trend lately, so I wanted to share some of my favorites.

  I love this trend in the home as well. Here are some of  my favorites for your home...

Obsessions: Vintage Medical Cabinets

Sunday, July 24, 2011

If I had no limit to the amount of money I could spend on my obsessions, I would probably have an antique medical cabinet (or two) in my home. I love the look of them, a substantial piece of furniture that is austere yet beautiful, with a certain curiousness about it. What I like even more, than the cabinet itself, is the way the  item's unexpectedness evokes conversation.  Add a stuffed squirrel and there is no end to the conversations people will have about your house...haha! Ok, so maybe you will leave out the stuffed squirrel...but either way these cabinets are a great way to display your treasures and curiosities.

No room for large cabinets? Here are a couple smaller options.

Don't like the idea that your vintage cabinet may have housed some icky specimens? Here is a new cabinet with a vintage feel.

Get the Look Decor: Modern Vintage Cottage

Friday, July 22, 2011

Today I was perusing Southern Living online and I stumbled on to these wonderful pictures of Lucy and Jim's Athen's cottage. I love the pops of color and all of the unique flea market finds. This home is just my style.

Vintage Quilt                         Vintage Japanese Screen

            Vintage Native American Portrait                        Antique Mirror

                   Bright Blooms Painting                                           Vintage Stool

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