Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Old, The New and The Handmade

You all know that I love to find shops to share! This week I have three that feel like summer - - in an abstract way - feelings aren't always literal. They come and go, and what we see, purchase and have in our homes reflects who we are.

Marmen of French Attic Finds has been a favorite vintage shop of mine since I first started selling on Etsy. The ease with which she seems to stock her shop, and the particular french feel have touched my heart. My french ancestry gives me a strong sense of connection to her beautiful items. And she is celebrating her second year on Etsy!! What fun!

From Left to Right - Vintage Metal Coat Hooks, Escargot Bowls, Le Creuset Enamel Pot
Did I mention that my husband just completed his first year teaching at a new High School here in San Diego - and that he teaches ceramics! That means that I am fascinated by ceramics! I find so many lovely shops on Etsy and just found this one. Sean O'Connell works in porcelain and his glazing is abstract and has a depth of emotion that I find so peaceful. Each piece is a work of art and the fine detailing is charming!

From Left to Right - Lidded Jar, Desert Plate, Cocktail Cup
A newbie - - that's what we call new shops on Etsy. When I was new, my photos were lame, my prices were lame, and I didn't know what I was doing. Eden of Eden Some, on the other hand has a shop that totally rocks! From the getgo! His paintings are energetic, abstract and cohesive! The colors are pure summer to me, and the composition feels right. He has lots to choose from, originals and prints - he opened his shop on January 1, 2013. What a great way to start the year!


Jen said...

omg, Elise, you've outdone yourself this time! awesome picks!!

Kathi said...

such wonderful finds, love the shops !!! thank you Elise

FrenchAtticFinds said...

thank you so much Elise!! And what a treat to be featured with Eden! I own 7 of his ink paintings, and will probably find some room for some color ones soon :)

LOVE EveTeam!

gazaboo said...

Love these great shops know how to pic'em!!!

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Sweet shops! Thanks for sharing :)

Niftic Vintage said...

Wonderful shops, inspiring finds! Thank YOU Elise!

ace faced said...

Wonderful! Love Marmen's shop too and thanks for introducing me to some new ones!

umeone said...

I love your finds! Thank you for sharing!

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