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News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere: 9/14/12

Sep 14, 2012

by Alison Feldmann handmade and vintage goods

Because it’s Friday.

A gorgeous wedding.

A flying house.

Make an ombre shelving unit!

Scenes from the Advanced Style flash fashion show.

Penny oil paintings.

A sweet Scandinavian-style cottage.

Love those ceramics.

Mmm: roasted tomato rosemary soup with kale and potatoes! 

Those books!

A (cute) new monkey species has been discovered.


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  • StringBeardCraftery said 7 years ago

    As someone that works in the Optical industry by day, I'm loving those sunglasses :) Great picks!

  • MegansMenagerie said 7 years ago


  • SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Love that flying house and Scandinavian style cottage! You always finds the most interesting things to share, Alison!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Oh! And I love the books!

  • prchalartstudio said 7 years ago

    Love the Scandinavian-style cottage. The monkey is adorable. I read the news story about him though and he is unfortunately no longer with us. Hopefully his relatives are flourishing.

  • glusk said 7 years ago

    Some great reads for my Friday afternoon. Thanks!

  • delmarlady said 7 years ago

    Fabulous Dutch designers, intriguing online magazine, the tiniest art....Thank you so much for sharing all of this! I am loving every link

  • SuzisPillowStudio said 7 years ago

    I loved the slight color variation of the jars on each shelf. It is like a blue rainbow. Gorgeous.

  • HelloShoes said 7 years ago

    Wow , I love all these items. My eyes just had a field day:)

  • fantasygarden said 7 years ago

    very nice items

  • bombastitch said 7 years ago

    Oh my word! SO lovely! :)

  • lmouer said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! Love it!

  • baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Enjoyed the penny oil paintings plus the cottage~ As always enjoyed your blogosphere Alison. Thanks

  • LivingVintage said 7 years ago


  • dollydollyfashions said 7 years ago

    Alison, your blog always rocks. Thank You!

  • OuterKnits said 7 years ago

    Awesome! I'll take one of everything please.

  • melissasantangelo said 7 years ago

    Those ceramic hangy things look like they would be on stage at a Tom Waits concert, being used as instruments. Awesome!

  • birdie1 said 7 years ago

    So many wonderful things but my favorite is the Lincoln penny oil painting ~ I'm in Illinois :)

  • auntjanecan said 7 years ago

    I love the ceramics!!!

  • fatlittlesparrow said 7 years ago

    Alison I pretty much live for your blog. (and that Scandinavian style cottage now.) Gorgeous!

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  • imogensattic said 7 years ago

    The monkey is the thing- A NEW SPECIES!! (which may become extinct pretty soon) isn't that amazing?

  • paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    okay, this collection is so diverse but works so well together! another great article!!!

  • FranceGallery said 7 years ago

    Great photos of this collection!

  • slathered said 7 years ago

    Those tiny penny paintings are making me insane with jealousy and amazement -- so cool! I wish I could do that!

  • TheWoodsSecretGarden said 7 years ago

    How wonderful! After a year on etsy...and I finally find your blog. I know...pretty pathetic; but, what can I say. Very enjoyable! Thank you for your creative collection. My husband and I love that monkey and would never have known about it, if you hadn't found him for all of us. great Stuff. Thanks Dianna Wood

  • messinabella said 7 years ago

    great post!

  • TheBeautyofBoredom said 7 years ago

    Love the nails on page 7 and 16 (first link). I never do my nails though...I use my hands too much, the polish would come off within hours. Still I admire the runway trends and the people on pinterest who spend lengthy amounts of time on their have to have some patience to do that! The LED lashes are cool, but I doubt they would look good on someone with glasses. :( Still cool though.

  • diybeads888 said 7 years ago

    GreatThank you!

  • reflectionsjewelry said 7 years ago

    Oh Delish! The soup looks amazing!

  • varieti said 7 years ago

    Love the penny oil paintings.

  • kellydesigns said 7 years ago

    Love this!

  • moonula said 7 years ago

    Love the Advanced Style blog! Those ladies rocked Fashion Week with their impromptu fashion show at the Lincoln Center. Its about time older ladies showed the world that interesting fashion doesn't have to be solely the domain of the teen-to-20 set. And that "senior" ladies don't have to be automatically consigned to the dreary dustbin of polyester pants. Strut on, ladies!

  • storeythreads said 7 years ago

    this is incredible! check out my shop if you love fashion!

  • CozyMoments said 7 years ago

    Awesome reads, thank you! ♥

  • styleforlife said 7 years ago

    Beautiful article.....:-) XOXO EL Vintage

  • NicoleNicoletta said 7 years ago

    love those flowers!

  • dizhasneatstuff said 7 years ago

    thank you for the entertaining picks, Alison. I'm working on my pre-advanced style wardrobe.

  • ChristineShmistine said 7 years ago

    love the magnolia bud.

  • Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Always so many goodies to munch on - Thanks!

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  • Attractive1 said 7 years ago

    Very interesting! Thanks!

  • PinwheelStudio said 7 years ago

    Love it - and that wedding is fabulous!

  • HandmadeHandsome said 7 years ago

    I love the flying houe, and advanced style of course.

  • kaffeekatze said 7 years ago

    great picks!

  • ikabags said 7 years ago

    Formidable as always ! Merci Alison !

  • Ainurcrochet said 7 years ago

    Amazing !!!

  • Iammie said 7 years ago

    Cool! Love them all!

  • Elyseeart said 7 years ago

    Awesome article and pictures! Congrats!

  • mazedasastoat said 7 years ago

    Hang on, someone used a fabulous set of shelves as an ART INSTALLATION? What the heck's the matter with these people? Don't they own any stuff that needs to be stored on shelves? And if not, why have shelves in the first place? Loved the penny pictures, despite the somewhat pretentious write-up. Sad to think things are still being marketed especially to women by simply changing the colour scheme to something girly... but if they didn't sell they wouldn't exist. The comments about the pastel Bic pens are well worth reading!

  • SunsetPrintAndDye said 7 years ago

    I'm absolutely wild about wild flowers and had them at my wedding back in 1988! Oh the cottage, the cottage, so lovely and clean and un-cluttered. And all that white! Gives me some great inspiration, after all the kids are all grown now and the only one playing with crayons is me . . .

  • danleathergoods said 7 years ago

    It is really beautiful, thank you for your sharing!

  • BambuEarth said 7 years ago

    ♥♥♥ This post has allowed me to cover a lot of ground today! I headed on over to "A Beautiful Mess" Blog and shared their awesome (totally awesome) tutorial on making beeswax candles. Then, of course, I was hijacked by their compelling content. I've, within minutes, discovered some pretty awesome things, both creative and useful. Such as their "Staying Inspired" and "Prolific Living" articles. And, my favorite part of the day? Well, I found out I need something I didn't even know I needed: the Wacom Bamboo Splash Tablet. Dude, I put it on my Wishlist. I'm so excited! Lol.

  • DewyMorningVintage said 7 years ago

    I love the flying house picture! Gorgeous picks and photos!

  • jamieribisi said 7 years ago

    Those oil on penny paintings are stunning!!! And... new monkey? Yes!!!

  • missantique said 7 years ago

    oh I love that monkey! But for me is quite funny that someone, even a scientist would so presumptuously say that he discovered a new specie when it well known to his locals. Imagine someone from Central Africa coming to Europe or to the USA announcing he just discovered a new specie of owl that is familiar to us. That would be a headline to laugh of in the newspapers but this one is not? We occidentals can be so arrogant.

  • asundrynotion said 7 years ago

    Front to back joy! Thank you.

  • lizhutnick said 7 years ago

    When I read flying houses, I had to look! Great collection!

  • simplyworn said 7 years ago

    Alison... I liked everything about this read fun...imaginative...just plain enjoyable thanks.............kelly

  • BourgeoisDesigns said 7 years ago

    Nice collection.

  • ColorfulPixelsByLife said 7 years ago

    Great pics..

  • ElChocolatin said 7 years ago

    Grandma hit!)

  • LoveTheBaby said 7 years ago

    That is the most beautiful monkey. He looks so intelligent and nice to know. I have been admiring him since first seeing the photo last week.

  • MissHildebrandt said 7 years ago

    Poor Monkey. Now we will tag them all.

  • mingtaphotography said 7 years ago

    Cool! : )

  • lkmccray said 7 years ago

    Love the story of girly pink!

  • megan67 said 6 years ago

    I love the scandinavian style.It`s so simple,so elegant. Not too much colours or details.

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