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...jen o'connor's...Artful Adventures & Daily Inspirations

I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

smitten...again...best of the best

...you know I really do like nice things..

When I was little, I was all too happy to hold out for "...exactly what I wanted." 
And well, sometimes I got it and sometimes I was told to console myself 
with whatever was in the sale bin...

Still at 43, I consider myself a girl who knows what they like...when I see it...when I use it.  And lately, I have been prone to console myself with "...exactly what I want"...
but since these Tokyo Milk goodies start at $7 it's all good...

We've been shooting these products -- which by the way are made with all-natural ingredients in Boulder, Colorado -- and I have come to realize,
 I like everything about them...


The scents...

...like "Dead Sexy" and "Let Them Eat Cake" which are utterly DIVINE...


The quality of the ingredients...yep, all natural no bad stuff here...




The uber cool packaging...I admit I save the boxes of my handcremes!

...the little itty sizes are chicly done up...



As a matter of fact, I love it all so much so that last year, I started carrying it here at Earth Angels...



I am addicted to the lip elixirs...my faves..."Salted Caramel" and...

...yes, believe it or not "La Vie en Rose"...


But topping the charts is the "mix and match" perfume vials...
at $20 for a set of 6 that's a whole lotta smell good...

Look it has it's own little suitcase of info...


But I still love this best...a little pot of lip goo in scented flavors like "cherry bomb" and "candied violets"...total fab u lous ness....

...what a lineup!



Oh, and if you mention this post...for sure, we will do free domestic shipping and reduced international shipping when you order...just say promo code "thebeststuff" ...

xxoo Jen

Sunday, August 26, 2012

FAIR SOON!!!


Have you seen the ads...the postcards...or caught the blog buzz??? 
The FAIR IS COMING SOON...
...and we sure hope to see you there.

COLUMBUS - September 14, 15 & 16

Visit www.StellaShows.com for advance ticket sales...





Thanks in advance to all the folks who make this event possible...we are looking forward to another stellar Stella show...we love THE FAIR!!!
xxoo Jen

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Suunybrae's in Victorian Homes...


It's almost surreal...here is my dear pal Kathy's home...
it is bright and glorious among the pages of the latest Fall issue of Victorian Homes...


It was fun to shoot and write this  3 page featurette on showcasing heirlooms and using them in entertaining. It gives a sweet peek into the parlor and dining room of  Kathy's wonderful home...and if you have a keen eye you will spot artful creations by Earth Angels' artists Letty Worley, Dara DiMagno, Jennifer Lanne and Debbee Thibault.


Kathy's style really deserves the attention. She is a collector and a curator of things that are sentimental, vintage and dear to her.


I love sitting on this couch in the sunny parlor of Sunnybrae...


Just look at these sweet vignettes... 

 She creates the most wonderful of arrangements with everyday things...

A big thanks to Editor in Chief, Hillary Black for allowing me to share these images of Kath's home with Victorian Homes readers...

This is an all around great issue...among the pages you can also spot Michelle Sylvia's Blackberry Briar candles and roomsprays...




And a fun shot of our Hotcakes jewelry offerings...


So run out and grab this issue, it's my fave yet!
xxoo Jen O'Connor

Friday, August 17, 2012

Brush & Paint...WOO HOO Diana...and a sale treat...

Loving Diana Card's work is an easy thing to do...
She says her paintings are stories told with paint and brush, and sweet stories they are...

In the new issue, PRIMS celebrates Diana's style and shares her personal journey as a painter.

 It was a treat to do this piece on Diana...she deserves the attention!
 Here is one of my fave themes she visits...cats on the prowl under a moonlit sky...

 So many tiny details...some of her brushes are just a few strand thick...these cats are about an inch wide!
 I love how she does the title on the side...

 I also adore her garden pieces...
 Look at her signature mug in the window...

Thanks to Jenn Jackson at PRIMS for agreeing to feature Diana...
Diana...come for coffee soon...thinking of you 
xxoo Jen O'Connor

Friday, August 10, 2012

love that grand scale, love that Lanne...

...bigger is not always better...but I confess, I do love sweeping grandeur
I adore the grand scale of large works...it's not the size, it's the amount of color and detail that 
Earth Angels' artist Jennifer Lanne can pack onto a canvas or cradled wood piece...

Some amazing larger works have arrived from Jennifer's Ballston Spa studio 
and I just have to share them...THEY ARE SO LARGE they don't even fit on this page!!!

Just look at them!

Dreaming of Dusk...18x31 on found wood and architectural elements...



A Day for Roses...24x36, mixed media on wood...


Wanting it All...18x31 on found wood and architectural elements...


A Cherried Life...24x48 on wood...


Sweet Dreams...24x24 on wood... 


Flutter Away Blues...24x24 on wood...  


  Gracious Manners....36x48 on wood...

Happiness Blooms...36x36 on wood...

Something to Crow About...24x24 on wood...

Temptations....24x36 on wood... 

 The Weary Garden...29x37 on old door...


Thanks to Jennifer for these amazing works....they are totally inspiring to me...
More images and full details can be seen on the site...or email me at Jen@EarthAngelsToys.com

xxoo Jen


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