Dark & Delightful Halloween Party

Dark and Delightful Halloween PartyI’ve committed to making two handmade costumes this year, so I have been working my fingers off.  But it totally has me in the Halloween spirit!  We are not hosting a party and we never get trick-or-treaters on our street, but that doesn’t stop me from decorating.

If I was having a Halloween party, I would love throw a small dinner party with some close friends and family.  I would stay true to our love of antiques and brass.  I love the idea of faded peach roses, dusty lambs ear and eucalyptus centerpieces on black tablecloths.  Adding a simple mask to your portraits and photos is a quick way to dress them up.

  1. Printable Halloween Invitations from Design by Detail
  2. Cranberry Apple Cider Cocktail from Jelly Toast
  3. Bat Filled Front Door from Country Living
  4. Elegant Floral Halloween Centerpiece from Style Me Pretty
  5. X-Ray Glassware from West Elm
  6. Strapless Lace Mask from The Midway
  7. Masked Portraits from Country Living
  8. Chocolate Espresso Layer Cake from Savory Simple
  9. Lace Pumpkins from Honestly WTF
  10. Candlestick Mantle from Style Me Pretty

Whale of a Tale / Etsy Round-Up

Whale of a Tale - Etsy Whale Round-Up on Lost and Fawned

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’ll be heading home in just 2 weeks to spend 10 days with my family.  A good chunk of that time will be spent at the coast.  The last time we went to visit we got to catch the beginning on the winter whale migration and could see spouts from the deck of the house.  If you are ever given the opportunity to go whale watching, don’t hesitate.  One of my fondest memories is seeing whales up close and personal in their natural environment.  They are such beautiful creatures.

Here is a collection via the craftsmen and shopkeepers on etsy inspired by the beauty and power of whales.  Enjoy!

Covet / Jenna Rose

Screenprinted Hamper from Jenna Rose Handmade

Handmade Travel Bag by Jenna Rose

Jenna Rose Handmade - Bee Scarf

Nautical Hampers from Jenna Rose

Handmade Screenprinted Purse by Jenna Rose

Stormy Zipper Pouch by Jenna RoseToday’s Covet is a artisan I have admired for a long time.  Jenna Rose creates beautiful goods that are truly handmade.  She hand draws the illustrations, dyes natural fabrics, screenprints the old fashioned way and then turns them into bags, hampers, pillow covers, tea towels and more.  Every piece is meticulously crafted in her beautiful studio (converted from a barn, which is totally my dream!).

For more of Jenna’s work and purchasing, visit her at her Etsy Store or website.  And be sure to follow her on Facebook and Instagram for updates.  Happy Friday!


My Fabric Collection on Spoonflower

Textiles and Fabrics by Ever So Splendidon SpoonflowerI’ve been a busy bee this month.  I’m finally getting to work on a long-time dream of mine, to create a collection of fabrics (and someday design a line for a major manufacturer).  I have a small collection of florals now available in my little Spoonflower Shop.  I’ll be adding more as I digitize all my sketches.  The process is time consuming, so I can’t quite keep up with my ideas.  For more information, check out my post on Ever So Splendid.  If you have questions or color suggestions, please feel free to let me know in the comments.

Be sure to follow me on Spoonflower for updates and new patterns.  Thanks!

Covet // Worley’s Lighting

Lamp by Worleys Lighting

Candle Holders by Worleys Lighting

Signature Bookends by Worleys Lighting

Worleys Lighting Candle Holders

Pedestal Lamp by Worleys Lighting

Worleys Lighting Lamp

We have always admired woodworking.  Recently Worley’s Lighting caught my eye.  They make stunning simplistic lamps, andle holders and bookends.  Everything is crafted by hand in North Carolina by this family run business out of quality woods.

For more information and purchasing, visit Worley’s Lighting on Etsy or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Covet // Seventh Tree Soaps

Seventh Tree Soaps Gift Set

Owl Soap - Seventh Tree Soaps

Serum by Seventh Tree Soaps

Owl Soap Gifts by Seventh Tree Soaps

Carrot and Bergamot Soap - Seventh Tree Soaps

Lotus Soap by Seventh Tree Soaps

Now that I have a freshly renovated bathroom and big soaking tub, I can’t stop trolling etsy for pretty soaps and soaks.  With spring upon us, I am in love with everything Seventh Tree Soaps.  The packaging and presentation is of course gorgeous, but take a moment and read through some of the scents… Chai & Vanilla (perfect for colder months), Sweet Orange, Carrot & Bergamot and of course Lavender & Rose (which is everything… EVERYTHING).  I want one of each please.  And I want 100 of those little owls.

For more or to purchase, visit Seventh Tree Soaps at their Etsy Shop.  Or follow them on twitter, facebook or their blog.

Covet / Boxwood Terrariums

Boxwood Glass Terrariums

Glass Terrarium by Boxwood

Glass House Terrarium by Boxwood

Boxwood Terrarium

Boxwood Glass Terrarium

Beautiful Glass Terrarium by Boxwood

I have a green thumb in the garden, but I have never been able to keep a house plant alive.  Still, I am totally fixated on terrariums.  Boxwood creates beautiful handmade terrariums in a variety of shapes and sizes.  While I love the idea of a classic plantscape inside a terrarium, if I could take one home I would probably use it to store my vintage thread spool collection or simply display it as is on the piano.

For more information and purchasing, visit Boxwood on etsy.  Or visit them on their website, pinterest or instagram.

Giveaway / Glint Candles

Glint Candles Giveaway - Lost and FawnedI’d like to introduce you to my my new favorite candle.  Glint Candles makes beautiful soy candles by hand.  Their list of thoughtful fragrances has something for everyone.

Chris and Lacey were kind enough to send me a one pound ‘Just Chillin’ (Refreshing cucumber and mint with a light infusion of lemon, ylang ylang, spearmint and orange) to try in our home.  I checked out their guide to getting the perfect burn and lit it up for it’s first burn while I did some quilting.  As you know, we have 2 big dogs.  This time of year when the snow gets slushy and the salt is on the sidewalks, they can get a little stinky between baths.  This candle quickly masked the doggy smell without being overwhelming.  ‘Just Chillin’ is a perfect mix of citrus and herb.  It’s fresh and clean and makes the house smell amazing.  Soy has some awesome benefits, one being how cleanly it burns which is good for your lungs and your walls.

The Process - Glint Candles

Glint makes all their candles the old fashioned way, pouring the high quality soy wax in beautiful reusable jars in Santa Barbara, California.  Their scent combinations are unique and complex.  The jars and containers are beautiful alone too.  After cleaning them out the Glint team has a ton of great ideas on how to re-purpose them.

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One lucky Lost & Fawned readers is going to get to customize their own Glint One Pound Candle with their choice of fragrance and stamp.  There are a lot of ways to enter.  The more ways you enter, the more chances you have.  Use the widget below to enter (if you don’t see the widget, click here to be taken to the giveaway page).

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Good luck!  And a huge thank you to Chris and Lacey, the amazing Glint team for sponsoring this giveaway!

Prize is provided by Glint Candles.  I received a sample product to provide readers with a thorough and honest review.  No other compensation was given and all opinions expressed are my own.


Free Sample Swatch from Spoonflower

Free Swatch of Silky Faille from SpoonflowerQuick!  Before noon EST today you can get a free sample 8″x8″ swatch of Silky Faille in your choice of pattern from Spoonflower.  Visit this page for details and then pick out any pattern of your choosing (or design your own) and use the free sample button before noon to have it printed and shipped to you for free.  Spoonflower is a great resource for sewers, quilters and crafters.  If you haven’t tried it, today is the perfect opportunity.  But hurry!  Time is running out for this sample swatch!

I’ve always wanted to see Woodland by Lydia Meiying in person.  What swatch are you sampling?

(PS: Sorry for the short notice on this one!  I woke up and saw it and had to share.  It’s too good to pass up.  I hope you catch it in time to snag a swatch.)


Covet // Submicrocosm

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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