I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pretty Things

Hi! So tell me, how do you feel about elephant gray? Monkey brown? A few years ago I was reading a ''mommy blog'' [I have NO clue why!] and the young woman blogger described her future baby's ''perfect layette'': cashmere hand knits! The colors she loved were Elephant grey and monkey brown! LOL?

Tres chic? So cool? But kinda takes the fun out of it all.
However I do keep an eye on trends, a leftover habit from my designing days. I noted that my friends are redoing their cottage here---all in shades of gray. My kids wear almost only grey [''or black, or dark wash denim, mom!", my last four cars have been grey...you get the picture. Gray / grey is the new black.

gray boardwalk, blue stucco wall

For my etsy shop for spring and summer, I have made quite a few ocean / coastal/ sea shore grey items.

 I do love gray and white polka dots! And these new paper roses.

Starfish and dandelion puffs! Very cute!


 I am also doing square and rectangular sachets, in lemon verbena/ lemon balm, as well as lavender. For people who find my hearts too frilly. And/ or do not care for the scent of lavender.

"chic gifts for the modern woman" I laugh but these do make wonderful hostess gifts, teacher gifts, party favors...and so on.

Squares are modern, chic.

I also made neutral muslin sachets, very natural and organic. Handstamped.


If you love my white hearts, no worries! I'll be doing a group of them before I skeeve off to the beach  for the summer.


I also am adding some beachy items, including my special beach gatherings and treasures, below.

What's your favorite summer color? (mine is maybe white....)

 Gray, white, blue (lemon yellow, tangerine!) but ...no monkey brown. Ever.



gone to the beach

\wet sand = gray

mother of pearl grey sunset, from M

all photos are by me except the beautiful sunset, which is from my friend M, thanks, M!
PS I looked it up! Grey is UK English, Gray is US English, though either is correct. Grey with an e looks right to me, I must be reading too many English mysteries....