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Little Gorgeous Things

My little sister just got back from a week in Cape Cod with her boyfriend and found a shop called Little Gorgeous Things that she thought I might want to post about. Something in this shop caught her eye....the furniture art of Johnny Swing. He uses all sorts of junk to make his pieces like glass jars, a footrest on a dentist’s chair, coinage and car windshields. The following are some of his wacky furniture...the first is his butterfly chair made from 1,500 half dollars and 7,000 welds. The second is his leather disc couch that utilizes remnants of Italian leather floor tiles (8,000 pieces of hardware). The third is his quarter chair made from approximately 1,200 quarters and the last is his tack chair, that he claims is so sturdy it's "hurricane-proof".


I love ebay!

No time to go thrift shop hunting this weekend. Too many UFOs (unfinished objects) to work on. Didn't stop me from finding some great bargains though.

This fabulous piece of vintage fabric is "Moresque" from the studio of Ronald Charles Assoc. Enough for 2 or 3 pillow fronts $14. These will be going in my "living room on a budget". But the best bargain of all ......

2.7 metres of Florence Broadhurst Windsor - Circles and Squares from Signature Prints. The price? I was the only one to bid and won it for $15 the lot. Believe it or not these are the first two items I have ever bought on ebay. I think I'm hooked.

P.S. That's my winning bid and no I did not bid against myself. I was just upping my maximum bid in case someone out bid me at the last second. Can't you tell I'm a newbie to ebay?!!


Helen Crowther

I love these rooms that are part of the portfolio of stylist Helen Crowther. Happy, simple, real, inspiring. Doesn't Heather have a great eye!



WINKS - weekend links. Here we list what has come in during the week, things we think you'll like to see. If you'd like to see your blog or website featured email us and if we think it fits with our readers we'll link you. It's a short WINKS this time. I'm up to my eyeballs in UFOs (unfinished objects) and the weekend list of jobs to do is huge!
  • Lotta Jansdotter is offering her subscribers a free askö zipper bag on any purchase over $40 (excluding shipping). Simply use the code "asko" when you check-out to receive yours! Offer is still open till 21st August.
  • Elizabeth from Laura Day Design whose work I featured here emailed to say that their blog has been updated. Laura sure has style. WOW!
  • Kelsey sent a link to her blog Designage. Drop on by and check out her take on all things design. Don't you love finding new design blogs!
  • And because I am so jealous of the West Coast party lifestyle he is living, click on over to Jordan Cappella's blog. Check out his tote bag line while you're there. Lucite furniture and bags. What's next Jordan?


Janis Nicolay

Janis Nicolay has photographed for some of my favourite Canadian magazines such as Canadian House and Home, Chocolat, Gardening Life and Style at Home. Here are some of my favourite photos from her portfolio. If you enjoy this eye-candy, go have a look at her portfolio for many more gorgeous photos.