Saturday, July 28, 2012

Cottage Colors...

A warm combination of coral and burgundy, periwinkle and navy blue, and celery and olive green adds sparkle to our shop's newest addition - a six by nine inch snack mat. Larger than our mini snack mats, but smaller than our square trivets, the snack mat is appropriately sized for both pratical and decor purposes. The dainty piece makes for a lovely alternative to a doily on a dresser or vanity table, or a cute cushion for a hot cup of coffee and a cookie at your computer desk.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

He can move the mountains...

Playing with blue and green, nature-inspired palette in the treasury today led to this collection. Don't the cool water and mountain colors seem refreshing on a hot July day?

He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save
He is mighty to save
Author of Salvation
He rose & conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

 - from the song "Mighty to Save"

A plethora of treasury fun to share this week - check out the variety of colors, and especially the Christmas in July items! It's a great way to beat the heat and avoid the Christmas rush.

Friday, July 20, 2012

So Shabby...

White and cream, cream and white...nothing but a pure palette of one of the world's most soothing colors takes the stage in our newest rag rug. The crisp, clean collection of whites is a lovely complement to a laundry or bath, or a cozy, cottage chic kitchen. Warm up a hardwood floor or cushion your feet while you stand or sit - you won't be disappointed with this delightful rug!
cream and white upcycled rag rug tee shirts cottage chic french country

rag rug tshirt rug shabby cottage chic laundry bath cream white

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer's Pink

Pretty, fresh, and's the theme in our newest treasury.
"I've heard it in the silence
Seen it on a face
I've felt it in a long hour
Like a sweet embrace
I know this is true
It's calling out to me
It's a voice that whispers my name
It's a kiss without any shame
Something beautiful
Like a song that stirs in my head
Singing love will take us where
Something's beautiful"
- from the song "Something Beautiful" by the Newsboys

And a few other summery bright treasuries:

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chocolate times two!

What could be better than a fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookie? A chocolate chocolate chip cookie, naturally. Double the chocolate for double the fun! This "Doubly Chocolate Chip Cookie" is a great way to satisfy your chocolate and cookie cravings at the same time, or just to add a little variation to your usual baking repertoire.
chocolate chocolate chip cookies

Doubly Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
2/3 cup cocoa
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 cups chocolate chips
½ cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture. Mix in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoon onto cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool slightly; remove cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Makes about 4 ½ dozen cookies.

double chocolate cookies with dark chocolate chips

chocolate chip cookie recipe with butter

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Cool Cotton

rag rug tshirts upcycled cotton knit
What's could be more summery than a cool cotton rug on which to toss your sandy shoes, or wipe your grass-stained feet? Our latest t-shirt rug is just the right blend of white and brights, popping a kaleidoscope of color into your decor.
tshirt rug upcycled cottage modern brights white
bright and white cottage rag rug

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shabby and Sweet

Today's treasury inspiration was MaisonVogue's vintage cushion - both the shabby chic style, and the aqua and creamy white color scheme. How's this for a shabby and sweet summer collection?

"Father this my invocation
That You would come and meet me once again
And I know that You will hear my pleading
And You will find me ever once again
Breathe in me
Breath of God
Mend in me, this wounded heart
That I may know You've made You're peace with me
Breathe in me."
- from the song" Breathe in Me" by Aaron Shust.

Also for your visual enjoyment, check out these three summer escape treasuries we were delighted to be a part of!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Color Play

Time for a quick treasury round up! A constant source of color and style inspiration can be found in Etsy's treasury, and these collections in which our items were included are just plain fun. Can you spot the thread of orange, green, and blue tying these three treasuries together?