Friday, October 26, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
|Country Living, fall 2012|
There are many trends that we are fully aware of and we buy for the shop accordingly. And then, there are ones like this. Trends that just happen and we're already prepared because we buy it anyway. We love plaid anything -- we have our own mini collection of blankets, we're working on a tartan tin collection, and we have a plaid thermos, jug, and cooler collection. We're both addicted to plaid flannel shirts and wool coats in the fall and winter. And we sell a lot of Pendleton suits. So we are, you could say, drinking the plaid Kool-Aid on a regular basis.
|Pendleton Blanket, House Beautiful, Fall 2012|
We prefer wool blankets, but we don't pass up pretty acrylic throws. They are just as stylish, and honestly, are much softer to snuggle up with if you really want to use your blanket. I mean, cashmere would be ideal, but realistically, who has the money for that? Certainly not us!
|Brimfield store in Chicago, photo from Velvet and Linen|
|Our favorite plaid wool blanket from our collection.|
We still have plenty of blankets available in the shop, so take a look! Here's a sample:
|From our shop!|
Monday, October 22, 2012
We have this print on the wall in our kitchen, but you can buy this one from etsy:
|"All is Vanity", from midmoddave on etsy|
Here's a neat milk glass lantern:
|from SmallFavorites on etsy|
We always go for vintage anatomy plates:
|from iowajewel on etsy|
This time of year, vintage Halloween decorations are abundant, like this guy:
|from grandmothersattic on etsy|
And we don't always go for vintage. Modern skulls are just as interesting. Of course, we have some Leanne Pizio skulls on the wall:
|Respect the Pizio!|
Skulls can be useful in other areas of home decor. Need a throw pillow?
|from PopEyeCon on etsy|
Here's a great skull artist, Joe Vollan:
|"The Couriers of Rusty Gallows"; www.joevollan.com|
And of course, one of our biggest modern inspirations, Alexander McQueen. .
|McQueen clutch; bagbliss.com|
|McQueen Crystal Skeleton Jacket; from catwalkqueen.tv|