Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cast Iron soap dish with little bird on the side of the leaf. Whether your into the distressed look or plain color , this is a piece your going to enjoy . Use it as a business card holder , bird feeder or a soap dish . Uses are endless.

Very Shabby Chic Card Holder....or candy dish ...YUM!

How wonderful! A very beautiful vintage french madeleine cookie mold. By our french friend,Pascale. A cookie mold and a recipe.

My French Cottage on Etsy
 Madeleine Cookies


  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease and flour twenty-four 3-inch Madeleine molds.
  2. In a medium bowl beat eggs, vanilla and lemon zest with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar. Beat for 5 to 7 minutes or until thick and satiny.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder. Sift one-fourth of the flour mixture over the egg mixture, gently fold in. Fold in the remaining flour by fourths. Then fold in the melted and cooled butter. Spoon batter into the prepared molds, filling 3/4 full.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the top s spring back. Cool in molds on a rack for 1 minute. Loosen cookies with a knife. Invert cookies onto a rack and cool. Sift confectioners' sugar over the tops or melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and dip the tips in the chocolate. Store in an airtight container.
  5. Makes 2 fabulous dozens

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What a Beautiful Etsy Find.....Shabby little business card stand to display your pretty cards. Use as well as a Name Tag Holder when you have a special dinner party. Accommodates a standard business card.

Aqua Business Card Holder from Alacartcreations on Etsy

My Wednesday Nite Etsy Find. Are you planning a beautiful summer wedding? These adorable little tweeters, will look smashing on top of your yummy, yummy wedding cake. Wouldn't you agree? Here is what Christine from Back Bay Pottery has to say...These beautiful birds are hand sculpted out of porcelain clay and glazed in a creamy french white. They have the words "I Do" hand stamped into them. I always use lead free, food safe glaze & high fire in my kiln. These birds will last many lifetimes & can be passed down to future generations.After the ceremony this birds can be placed next to your wedding photo or on your bookshelf. "

 Porcelain Wedding Cake Topper

What do silk, wool, velvet, bamboo, cotton, linen, vintage fabrics, cashmere, angora, Harris tweed, antler, and wood have in common? They are all the building elements used in creating such beautiful items by Inner Wild on Etsy. Here is what Flora it's designer and creator says, "Inner Wild wilderness wear for dearhearts is designed, knitted and sewn by me in the wilds of Scotland. I hope you'll find something here that makes your heart sing & expresses the glorious individuality of your wild spirit." Thank you Flora, for sharing with us such beautiful items. Where ever she goes she is bringing bits of nature home.....

Naturalist Warmers, hand knitted in chunky merle wool mix yarn

Nature Cuffs, hand knitted in sand eco cotton organic yarn

Feather Collector Cuffs, hand knitted in pretty lime organic cotton

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Welcome to Dalit. A very beautiful, feminine and romantic style to her creations. A fashion designer creating clothes for the past 10 years in Israel. Here are her words: I believe very much in a simple functional ecstatic that has a sense of provocative kind of fashion, for women in cities around the world."

Long Sleeve Gray Cardigan, Women Cardigan

Draped Cream Beige Blouse, Beige 

Stone Beige Women Cardigan

Smoky Gray Long Sleeve Cardigan

Ciporkin on Etsy

Analisa from Jaros Designs on Etsy. Here is her story :I find inspiration in clean lines, minimalism and modern fashion blended with a bohemian spirit. I aim to create jewelry for modern women and brides who want carefully crafted pieces that accentuate their own style and beauty.

Small Hoop Earrings With Sterling Silver

Perfect sweet little gifts for your friends or keep them all for yourself... These round dot earrings are handmade from ceramic clay and glazed in bright cheery colors. Surgical steel posts were attached to the back with industrial strength glue. I always use lead-free glaze & high fire in my kiln.

How sweet and lovely............!

Tricotaria.....slow fashion for your life. Please take a peek at this beautiful ETSY shop. I love its fresh clean appeal, Im sure you will too. Now, who is behind this beautiful shop with it's handmade items? Let me introduce you to Andreia. The person behind the label, the brand and the pieces you find in her shop. So here are her words: "Tricotaria is a portuguese word and it means 'I would knit' - yes, if I could I would knit more because I really enjoy doing it. Besides that, I love sewing which I learned when I was a child, taught by my mother, a very talented dressmaker. "

Knitted Mint Green Necklace

Butterfly Detachable Collar

Agua Blue Infinity Scarf
Please visit this shop......

One of my new Etsy finds......I feel her clothes are beautifully designed with an Anthropologie look to them. Heres her story: For the past decade Nataly has been designing clothes for big company based in Los Angeles, CA. a few years ago, decided to follow her heart desire and design under her own label. following a few years of traveling and exploring the world, decided to go back to her place of origin, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Baby Doll Dress Beige

White Dress, Knee Length Party Dress

Naftul on Etsy

Open Back Womes Dress in Brown