Monthly Archives: January 2011

Newest additions to the shop!

I’ve had a whole slew of new items added to my Etsy Shop recently that I’m really excited about. It’s always fun to be making new things, and here is a bit of what’s what. 🙂

A series of wheel-thrown bowls with original illustrations – fruits and vegetables…

Pomegranate Bowl

Pomegranate Bowl

Pomegranate bowl...with pomegranate


Radish Bowl

Radish Bowl, side view


Bean Bowl

Bean Bowl


Fig Bowl

Figs, detail


Olive Branch Bowl

Olive Bowl


And then my newest addition to the Faux Bois collection…a tray set with two square containers. The idea behind this set was small spaces, like city apartments, that could use some self-contained mini indoor gardens!


Faux Bois Tray and Planters Set

The set would not necessarily have to be used for plants, however. There’s a whole myriad of other uses for such a cute trio!

Tray and Two Square Pots


The last addition of the day is reminiscent of the tea light holders I made en masse for my wedding (check that out here). I’ve refined the technique, and I think this little cup is so darling!

Blue Lace & Flowers, a dainty wrapped cup

A perfect desk companion

and beautiful with a tea light candle

I hope you’ll check out some of the newest things over at Jadeflower Ceramics! I’ve been having fun 🙂

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a greatest showdown

Have you heard about this project called “GREAT SHOWDOWNS”? Artist and comic writer ScottC has a site called where he creates an original watercolor painting daily. The subject: the great “showdowns” from movies, which include the classic and iconic to the weird and unexpected.

I’ve enjoyed checking in every couple of days to see what fun new additions have shown up. Today, I absolutely sqeeeee’d with glee!

{kermit vs doc hopper in the muppet movie}

There are countless other fantastic little paintings that are to be found on ScottC’s site. It’s so much fun to try to figure out the more obscure references. (And you gotta love the funny little smiles he puts on everyone’s face, regardless)


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At my deskside – a lovely calendar from Creature Comforts

One of my favorite blogs to peruse is Creature Comforts – so much inspiration is to be found here!

So when I saw this beautifully sweet mini calendar (and free to download, no less!) I did not hesitate to warm up my printer!

You can do the same, and head over to check out her FREE PRINTABLE 2011 CALENDAR and be just as charmed as I was! I love how each illustration is simple, but completely conveys the essence of the month!
I can now look to the side of my computer, and I’ve got that cute little yellow bird perched on the wall above January. Happy new year, all!

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