Sunday, February 28, 2010


Sometimes it's the little details that make a room. On this lamp shade there are many little details, giving it a really custom look. Love it.

How about that!

Lovely, springy, nice.

How cute are these decals?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Several Separate Thoughts
is up and running. I'll be featuring items here now and then and there's a link on the etsy mini in the side bar that will get you there. Take a look. We're just now filling the shop, with lots more to come, but we have wearable, edible, makeable and "nestable" ART.

Peacock feathers are beautiful and all around these days. A lovely screen.

More hats on the wall. I really should start a collection.

Lovely idea for hangers. Just wrap the metal ones (not the plastic) with ribbon or fabric strips.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


The NEST goes to Les Fabriques in Charlottesville, Va., March 14-19. It's a week of fiber, gelatin monoprinting, easy sewing techniques and circular couture. Join us - even if you're not a sewer you can do all of these techniques. For info or to register go to . It's going to be great fun.

I'm a former china painter. Long before I painted walls and furniture I painted china, specifically porcelain jewelry, then custom tiles. I love anything porcelain or ceramic. This really appeals for me for both the shape, design and texture.

Wouldn't this be great at your front door?

I remember when you could get ice cream buckets from Baskin Robbins or other ice cream stores. Who has these now? Great storage idea for small pieces of fabric. I always have lots of those.
I love a pillow that sends a message!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Things that hang around.....

How lovely is this tablecloth weight?

Lovely mobile. Not sure what the materials are.

Just a lovely summer scene.

Lovely wasp catcher.

How about this for a great way to use colorful beach towels?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lovely Springish Things.......

What could be lovelier than a bunch of pansies in a drawer. Ah Spring!!

Love this door matt. I'm pretty sure if I saw that in a store I wouldn't buy it, but now that I see it in this doorway -
Way Cute.

Great Monoprinting with a colored background. Love it's movement, blurriness, and colors.

This is just cute and simple.

As a Nestette, I love bird things. These are great.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Look at Lovely Pillows.....

Lots of different techniques and great ideas here.

Friday, February 19, 2010

How'd she do this?

I came across this picture for an art opening somewhere and was intrigued with the technique. Is she gluing it on the wall, transferring it somehow or merely figuring out the placement on the wall for painting?

So here's the finished wall. It looks painted. Still not sure how it was done.

Here are a few more orbs to add to my obsession.

And another black and white for that obessession.

This is just great storage and wall usage. Kind of looks like Ikea, but not sure.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lovely Things

I really like the use of the screen next to the stone or marble wall. Great texture.

This is just a lovely room.

Great wreath on a great color door.

Love the lanterns.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I'm not sure if this Jackson Pollackesque painting is on canvas or fiber, but it really brightens up this space.

Great mix of patterns and colors.

I love this room. the use of many colors, brought together with a black rug, white walls and nothing else seeming to tie them together. Great!

Love the inside of these shades. A surprise for everyone who sits under or near.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Few Random Thoughts.....

I love this hanging terrarium. Succulents are such a good idea.

I think that's more framed fiber on the wall. Love the way it looks.
Here are more hats on the wall of an entryway. Great texture. Wish I owned more good looking hats. Might have to start a collection.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Miscellaneous Things........

What a cute and simple way to make a card. Old maps with a little embroidered heart.
It could be your favorite place, where you are, where they are, or somewhere dreamed of.

I think this is adorable. It always astounds me how people see the world. This is a wonderful wee world.

Love the black walls, tin ceiling,
White accents, etc.

This is such a nifty thing. My friend Mary Anne, who makes the most beautifully delicious decorated cookies, could really put this to good use..

Monday, February 8, 2010

More Wall texture and Aqua Love

One more textured wall. I think it has to be something like painted foam core. Looks Great.

Love these wicker bar stools. They look old, but could be new.

Lovely Aqua tiled contemporary bathroom.

Another painted floor pattern repeated on the walls. Clean and Pretty.