happy friday!
everything's a poppin at my house!
just in the last week every tree in the yard has bloomed in full force. the smells are like a punch in the face and glowing in the sunshine it all feels so amazing. wow, i am so thankful for my home and yard in the springtime!

and so not to forget upcoming mother's day -
this beautiful treasury by snookumsandme...


yipee! just a minute ago i got my 1000th sale!

AND a frontpage listing...

thank you so much to etsy and everyone who participates -
go happy products made in the USA!
hooray for friday!
check this wedding awesomeness...

melssia of fresh in love photography asked for a few of my pieces to sprinkle into her amazing wedding shots and the results are so wonderful! so much thanks, melissa!
{featured: owl always love you postcard + balloon postcard + each day calendar}

+ find all the nitty gritty on this beautiful wedding at the collection event studio.

happy weekend!

all of these things are inspiring me today...

as always, a little bit o' pa german art.
more wedding banners in the works and coming soon!

vampire weekend.
i must admit it makes me feel old and a little and silly – but boy does that white sky song have something special to it. also, have a new respect after seeing them on an hbo special performing it live. wow, that high pitch yodel is no joke.

lenni lenape
i really just like to think about them in this area. we've read records that said there were many indians around when our house was built - along with many black bear. here's hoping the family that built this house were friends with both –

paul simon.
especially those lyrics: losing love is like a window in your heart.
everybody sees you're blown apart. everybody sees the wind blow.
any many others. special thanks to christin kelley –

happy friday people!

here's a long post to catch up in the mid week...

first, come find me!
chez sucre chez and myself will be at art star again this year!
so, if you're in philly on may 15th and 16th and looking for a great time – hop down to penn's landing and find us along with hundreds of awesome artists, live music, and outstanding scenery!

+ this year i will have some secret items that won't be for sale anywhere else and i'll be handing out coupons to all my happy visitors.
hope to see you there!


also, i wanted to include some great inspiration from the weekend...
saturday we bummed around shopping for parts for the john deer and stopped in at a little antique shop. first, i found this crazy awesome needle point that exemplifies all my stitching dreams.

i love how it's half realistic and half folk style.

then i found some great books illustrated by walter seaton.
love, love, love, his style!

and lastly i really like the idea of these...

half wood carving, half painting. so nice!

afterwards we went down to the bowers supply shop and had 50 cent hot dogs. what a saturday, right!? ahhhhh berks county, i love you.
happy wednesday everyone!