Lovely Blogger List: Who am I?

I’m an avid reader of more blogs than I can count.  But when I ran across the Lovely Blogger List this week I was immediately flooding my reader with tons of new, fresh and beautiful blogs to follow.  I think it’s such a wonderful idea to create a hub for all these beautiful corners of the web to  share experiences, learn new things and be inspired!

If you are interested in getting your blog on this lovely list visit this page and post an entry on your blog with info and photos about what you create and what inspires you.

My name is Lindsey Elisabeth Fowler.  I recently graduated with a BFA in interior design (focusing on retail, hotels and restaurants) from the Columbus College of Art & Design.  While in school I also dabbled with a bunch of different mediums and got a minor in Art History focusing on the classics.  I grew up in the west where I lived in Utah and Oregon but moved out to Ohio where I finished school and found a university.  My family moved back out west but I fell in love with a midwestern boy and got married in August of 2009 (pictures coming soon!).  We have a goofy dog, Logan who keeps me company during the day and a silly bunny, Colonel Brandon who makes us laugh at night.

When I graduated there were no jobs to be found so I spent my days at my desk creating as much as I could to keep my skills sharp as well as help pay the bills (we were planning a wedding after all).  I love jewelry making, sewing, drawing, printmaking, paper craft, photography, baking, trying to cook and upholstery.  I’m always playing with new mediums and often say I have too many hobbies for my own good.

I’m inspired by so many things.  I have a large collection of vintage books.  I love the classics and collect vintage copies of Jane Austin novels.  When I have nothing to read I love to re-read an old favorite from a new book.  I think it almost gives it a new life to read it from a different edition.  I get a lot of inspiration from my background in art history.  I find the colors and drama of the baroque and northern renaissance very inspiring and keep my art books close at hand.  I always have my google reader tabbed on my browser and check it just about every hour to see what blogs have updated.  I love seeing what other people are creating and it keeps me motivated to try new things and keep exploring.

I currently run a few shops on etsy, but my original and most widely known is Lost & Fawned, a jewelry shop consisting of vintage jewelry and my own creations inspired by vintage art and photos.  While I’m creating I love to open my old green jewelry box full of vintage costume jewelry and turn on a movie such as anything from BBC’s Jane Austin series, an old classic from my Fred and Ginger collection or something else from the MGM glory days and just work for hours.

I recently started both a home division and a destash shop on etsy as well.  My home division features vintage and antique pieces for the kitchen, library, walls and any other nook or cranny.  I love bundling vintage books together by theme or color and listing them as a collection.  I also create handmade bunting, pillow shams and beautiful pillow forms made out of vintage floral sheets.  I’m constantly playing with new ideas for all my shops and try to keep them as fresh as possible.

Herb Roasted Chicken from PWC

It’s stormy and cold outside again today and whole chickens were on sale at the local grocery so I figured it was high time I roasted a chicken.  I think I’ll be modifying this herb roasted chicken recipe from the wonderful Pioneer Woman Cooks and stuffing it with a lemon and garlic and using some lemon pepper on the outside.  I think I might serve it with potatoes but I haven’t quite decided yet.

Light permitting I will to post some pictures tomorrow and will most certainly let you know how it goes.  Also bookmarking her recipe for petite vanilla bean scones for a later date when I’m feeling adventurous.

Afternoon Walk

Took a lovely afternoon walk with Logan yesterday around 3:00.  It was so lovely and warm.  I was actually able to wear a tank and feel sun on my shoulders for the first time this season!  All the trees and bushes are in full bloom right now.  There were so many gorgeous pinks, whites, yellows and spring greens.

I wore my new “jeggings” (see trend test drive post), a sailor striped appliquè tank and my new Lux Coronette owl talon necklace.  My hair was still a little wet from the shower and I let it air dry in the sun.

I’m so glad the weather is finally turning.  I hear we’re supposed to have a couple days of thunder storms soon, but even that is better than snow (rain I can handle, I grew up in Oregon for goodness sake).  We need to find some cute vintage deck furniture for our tiny front porch.  Off to check craigs list!

Accessorize Me: My Picks

So here are my picks for the Target bistro set in red enamel.  I think a grass green would be a great way compliment the red.

For special occasions I would probably put up some bunting in shades of green and put a festive vintage tablecloth on the table.  I have the most perfect little vintage 1970’s goblets in green glass that would look so lovely on the table as well.

Accessorize Me: Target Bistro Set in Red

We have a tiny little front porch on our apartment and since the weather is getting nicer we wanted to find a little dining set so we could have dinners outside, sit and read or just hang out with a drink.  I found this bistro set from Target online that I think would be perfect!  Compact, easy to fold and store or move, on SALE and has some pop (and a cute perforated design in the enameled metal top!).

So, how would you accessorize it?  What plants, lanterns, etc?  I’ll show you my picks later.

PS:  It also comes in white, yellow and blue.  I’m still kind of considering the white, but something about that red…

Daffodils & Crullers

Spring is officially here.  I came home yesterday and Jared had daffodils and butterfly cruller cookies from his mom waiting in the kitchen for me.  I thought the cookies were so pretty when I put them on a clean white plate today after lunch.  She makes each one with love and they are fried in an electric skillet she received as a wedding gift.  They don’t absorb much oil in the process, so they are light, crispy and not as unhealthy as other fried cookies and donuts.  She dusts them lightly in powdered sugar.

Fresh Start to Spring

With spring quickly approaching I am taking the first step in taking my blogging to the next level by moving on over to wordpress.  Eventually I am hoping to host my blog and really have my own space, but that is still way ahead of me.

I do hope you will follow me over here as I will be posting new, beautiful content (but still much in the same taste and style) and have lots of adventures ahead of me as a young, creative newlywed. I am very open to suggestions for new topics and trends to discuss and will of course be posting lots of vintage eye candy and tid-bits about our little world and where life is taking us.

Check out the link at the top of the sidebar to add me to your feed and get updates on new posts.

Always.

Lindsey

(Photo by .Lict und Schatten.  Check out more of their beautiful work on flickr.)