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Dark Florals - Spring 2014 Inspiration

As always, Spring means florals.  But there is a trend that started to emerge last year and is going strong for spring and summer.  Dark florals are trending in fashion, home decor and of course in floral design.  Pastels have never been very flattering for my skin, so this trend really sings to me.  Plus I have always been attracted to anything William Morris ever designed.  Colors always seem to be more vibrant against a dark background, like how chromatic and bright the trees and flowers look after a summer storm.

I’ve picked out some of my favorite dark florals in dresses, accessories, fabric yardage (for you DIYers), home and gifts.

above:  1. Hermes Spring/Summer 2014  |  2. H&M from Spring/Summer 2013  |  3. Elie Cashman Wallpaper  |  4. Last But Won Floral Tee  |  5. Givenchy Jacket  |  6. Saipua Bouquet

Dark Floral Dresses - Spring 2014above from left to right:  One Floral, All for One Dress $139.99  |  Bursting with Blossoms Dress $112.99  |  Retreat to the Rose Garden Dress $52.99


Dark Floral Accessories - Spring 2014above:  1. Rayban Wayfarers in Texture Surf – $112.58  |  2. Beautiful Botany Scarf – $22.99  |  3. Garden Party Getaway Bag – $84.99  |  4. Cheekster Panty in Dark Floral – $9.50  |  5. Friendly Ballet Flat – $29.99  |  6. Sophisticated Stroll Heel – $118.99  |  7. After You Flat in Navy – $44.99


Dark Floral Fabrics - Spring 2014above:  1. Vintage Floral Cotton Voile  |  2. Liberty of London ‘ Strawberry Thief’ Cotton  |  3. Black Floral Silk  |  4. Grant Park Navy Floral Cotton  |  5. Black Floral Design Japanese Fabric  |  6. Black Floral Cotton  |  7. Coventry Court Cotton


Dark Florals for Gifts and Home - Spring 2014above:  1. Rifle Paper Rosa Case – $34  |  2. William Morris Textiles Book – $38.49  |  3. Floral Curtains – $29.99  |  4. William Morris Umbrella – $60  |  5. Linen Cushion Cover – $17.95  |  6. William Morris Journal - $12.82  |  7. Rifle Paper Midnight Garden Tin – $34

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Submicrocosm Triangles Planter

Submicrocosm Geometric Print

Geometric Garland by Submicrocosm

Set of Postcards by Submicrocosm

Goblets by Submicrocosm

Handmade in France, Submicrocosm is a collection of minimal geometric patterned home goods in a beautiful palette of colors.  The porcelain tea goblets and  mugs are my personal favorites.  Marine’s background in design can easily be seen in the restraint of each piece. This beautiful planter would make a gorgeous Valentines gift with a fern or cactus in it, or as a vase with some fresh flowers.   Or give “diamonds” with this Geometric Print in rosy pink.

For more information and purchasing, visit  Submicrocosm on Etsy or visit her website.  You can also get updates via Twitter and Facebook.

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Stiksel Camp Passport Cover

Vintage Sports Brooch by Stiksel

Stiksel Sillicone Heart Pan Holder

Stiksel Postal Bag Pillow Cover

A Camplight to Lowlands Paradise Ornament

Passport Cover by Stiksel

I have been a fan of Stiksel for years.  It’s about time I shared them with you!  Handmade in the Netherlands, everything at Stiksel utilizes multiple techniques and vintage graphics and fabrics to make unique quality pieces.  I love the passport covers.  Karin is always adding new items, so check back to see whats new.

Visit Stiksel on Etsy for more information about the featured products and for purchasing.  You can also get more Stiksel on their Blog, Facebook and Website.

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Feeling Festive - CollectedNow that Thanksgiving is over I can acceptably start getting in the holiday spirit!  I wont be doing any home decorating until the construction is all done.  So instead I’ve decided to start dressing my blog up with some pretty seasonal posts!  Today’s picks are totally random, but all have a festive feeling.  How cute would that vintage cheese crate look with some faux snow and and a miniature winter scene in it?

  1. Floral Yoke Embroidered Dress – eShakti  //  $42.95  ON SALE
  2. Russian Doll Sunglasses in Olive – Bonlook  //  $49icon
  3. Season’s Weavings Card Set – Modcloth  //  $5.99  ON SALE
  4. Mistletoe Special Soy Candle – Pommes Frites  //  $16
  5. Antique Wood Cheese Box – Aesthetically Antique  //  $15
  6. Charcoal Suede Desert Wedges – TOMS Shoes  //  $89icon
  7. Carmen Necklace – Stella & Dot  //  $71  ON SALE
  8. Handmade Gemstone Statement Ring – Hedgerow Rose  //  $169

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What do you get the cat-lover who has everything on your list?  This is it.  GoodAfternoonan creates custom cat portraits from a photo of your feline friend.   Magnet, brooch or print, the cat lady (or cat guy) in your life is sure to be smitten.

Katie currently works from New York out of her Brooklyn Studio.  Her blog is full of her custom creations as well as space, places and things that inspire her and her work.  Our shared love of vintage and Arrested Development leads me to believe that if we lived closer we’d be Netflix Night buddies.

Not into cats?  No worries!  Katie also does dogs, bunnies and even humans!

For more about Katie and to purchase her work, please visit GoodAfternoon on etsy or check out her Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and on her blog.  Happy shopping!






This post is sponsored by the wonderful people behind Good Afternoonan.  All opinions and words are my own and I only include products and artists I truly love.  If you would like your own in-post feature, please visit my sponsor page for details.

Shop Update from Lost & Fawned

New Necklaces from Lost & Fawned

White Pom Garland

Riley Love Lyrics Vintage Edition

Just in time for holiday shopping I’m bringing you a pretty decent sized shop update!  I have a stock pile of new jewelry, vintage goods, pom garlands and L&F gear waiting to be photographed.  All the jewelry is limited edition.  Pom Garlands can be custom made in just about any color or color combination you want.  More will be coming throughout the next week and through the weekend.  Between my quilt and shop, I’ll be very busy.

For more info on any of the pictured items, please visit the Lost & Fawned Shop.


Jason Wolff Pottery Mug

Jason Wolff Pottery  Vase

Jason Wolff Pottery Bread Baker

Jason Wolff Pottery Berry Bowl

Jason Wolff Pottery Honey Pot

I’ve already started my holiday shopping since we’ll be leaving town early this year.  A few people on my list will be lucky to get some beautiful pieces from Jason Wolff Pottery (sorry to my family for the spoiler, but I can never keep a secret).  Jason just collaborated on these gorgeous product photos with Christa (another dear friend of mine) and I love how they turned out.  Each and every piece is made by hand here in Ohio.  The holidays are a great time to support artisans and craftsmen like Jason.  Take a peek at Jason Wolff Pottery on Etsy for more info and ordering.

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It’s the return of Pretty Pairs!  This was one of my favorite types of posts when I contributed to Cotton & Brass and I’ve decided it’s time to bring them back.  Today’s collection is a total grab bag of themes and photos.  From here on out I’ll stick to a theme or season.

Pretty Pairs - ModCloth and honeypieLIVING

Rose Tea Time Dress via ModCloth + Roses via honeypieLIVING

Pretty Pairs - Peking Handcraft and oncewed

Fern Pillow via Peking Handicraft + Winter Wreath via oncewed

Pretty Pairs - Hunter and ajstepphenwolf

Hunter Huntress Wellington + ‘rider in the sky’ by ajstepphenwolf

Pretty Pairs - the vamoose and Tony Prower

Polished Pyrite and Rope Necklace by the vamoose + Volcano ‘Close Portrait’ by Tony Prower

Pretty Pairs - J Crew Factory and Kallie Brynn Photography

Colorblock Sequin Tank via J. Crew + Architecture in Monaco by Kallie Brynn Photography

Pretty Pairs - eShakti and Jan Erik Waider

Ponte Dress via eShakti + Iceberg by Jan Erik Waider

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Our Home in Ikea Family Live Magazine

A couple of months ago, I got an email from Ikea (DIES!) asking if I would like to be featured in the US edition of Ikea Family Live, their digital magazine.  I was sent the list of photo requirements and interview questions and was feeling overwhelmed, but how can you pass up something like this?

This morning I woke up to find the November issue is live!  And there is our little house (and a big photo of my mug).  I’m pretty pleased with how the house looks (though you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to make a bed look tidy!).  The dogs didn’t make it easy.  They were constantly hoping in and out of the frame.  Unfortunately, photos that included them didn’t make the cut.  I’ll be doing an extended version in the next couple of weeks to show you the full tour, including angles and rooms that didn’t end up being featured.

For now, you can check out the full feature to see the rest of the photos.  A big thanks to Ikea for the opportunity!

Very Late Card Company - Washi Tape

I have something new and exciting to share today!  Jared and I have wanted to collaborate on a project for awhile.  It’s been a long time in the making, but I’m ready to share the start of something different for us.

Jared makes cards for me.  They are always quirky, original and usually a little (or a lot) late.  On the back, where the company logo would usually be located he would write “The Very Late Card Company”.  I have kept every one of these cards, and even gave you a peek at one last year.  We toyed around with the idea over the last couple of years.  Finally we have it moving…

We are still working on the card line.  I’m hoping to have a few new pieces printed and ready for the holiday season. The cards are at times a little nerdy (fun fact: Jared and I are both gamers in our down time) and soon will be incorporating not only hand drawn type but illustrations!  I’m also hoping to add made-to-order personalized cards and stationary sets very soon!  All cards are printed right here in the USA by a small printing company on high quality paper and come with an envelope.

I’m slowing stocking The Very Late Card Company with lots of pretty packaging goodies including washi tape, stamps and ribbon.  All are in-stock and ready to ship today!  I pack every order myself with love and care and ship them from our home in Ohio.

The ultimate goal is to put all the proceeds (after we recoup starting costs and development of new cards) toward our dream farm.

You can also find TVLCC on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and on our blog.  Please take a moment to follow us and if you like what you see, share it!  We’re just getting started and we have a lot in the making!  Thanks for the support!

Sorry Card from TVLCC

Vintage Floral Ribbon from The Very Late Card Co

Rainbow Washi from The Very Late Card Co

Clock Stamp from TVLCC

All images original to The Very Late Card Company.  Feel free to pin, share and post (seriously!  Please share!) but please remember to credit and link back to The Very Late Card Company.

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