Visual Somethings

If there is one thing I love doing, it’s building an imaginary art gallery on Etsy.  First off, I think the concept of Etsy is one of the saving graces of capitalism.  I love that “a baller on a budget,” like myself, can still collect quality art from up-and-coming artists, while supporting the art community, sans middle man.  Here are a few pieces I’ve been spying.

tastesorangey    Sislo Giclee

“Ring of Roses” by Clare Elsaesser                            “Flower on Wall” by Yangyang Pan

Midwestern Moments No.1: Is it Spring or Winter?


It seems I jumped the gun on the whole “the promise of spring is just around the corner” thing. This past weekend was one of predominant snow. As usual, we made the best of it, and we had a pretty grand time. I know a few members of the house didn’t have the immediate instinct to pull the covers over their heads and fall back into a slumber.


I was ecstatic to receive these little beauties in the mail. they brought a little warmth to our cold Midwestern backdrop.


While scouring my favorite local antique shop, I happened upon these charming little containers. I haven’t decided if I should keep them or sell them. At the moment, I’m thinking they’re keepers.