Birds and Honey

Sunday, July 5, 2009



Do you know Sam of the world famous Matou en Peluche? She's one of my favorite people and an amazing artist. Several of her prints already hang in my bedroom but most recently I had the fortune of winning three more in a giveaway by Lilly's Life (very lucky!). My prize, 'Two Victorian Ladies have tea', now decorate my fireplace and keep my grandparents company. Aren't they lovely? I like the rather large bird on the right, I think he was probably the main subject of an obviously fascinating conversation. Wonder what kind of tea they were drinking?



The honey part: Have I told you lately how much I love the band Camera Obscura? I think I might've... :) This last month they released another video off their latest album 'My Maudlin Career'. The song is entited 'Honey In The Sun' and it has gorgeous lyrics. I'm a sucker for a good unrequited love song with a happy dancy beat.



Lastly, more birds... I recently found these little Japanese bird pins. There's three that I'm keeping and three that will be in my etsy shop sometime next week (as a set). Really lazy when it comes to putting things in there. I think it has to do with the writing of the description or maybe that it feels a bit too much like work. :) Do you have an etsy shop also... do you drag your feet about putting things in there too?

54 comments:

lilylove said...

the artwork is love!
also liking your new layout a lot :)

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

love that first print, loving the layout & header too :)

Gabbi said...

~ Both of your blogs are gorgeous, such a compliment... and I couldn't agree more about Sam's work. Thank you so much Lily and Tina!♥xo

Elizabeth Marie said...

I adore the artwork! I wonder what kind of tea they were drinking also...
I need to check that band out!

Adorable pins Gabbi!

Gabbi said...

~ You're awesome, thank you Elizabeth!♥♥

_nina_malvada_ said...

i want to steal those pins! so perfect!

and i think i'm going to love your tee,too...

you should post more outfit pics girl!

have a great night! mouach*

spoonful said...

Oh, I got that pink bird! I love it!

And my etsy shop has been empty for a long time now...

Hanako66 said...

thanks for introducing me to her work....it is beautiful!

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats on your win, darling! Love all these gorgeous birdies!

xoxox,
CC

Gabbi said...

~ That’s so nice, thank you so much Nina! ♥ It’s actually a dress, I’m working my courage up for one of those outfit posts. I generally keep the camera pointed away from me most of the time. I love your new blogger meet post… hope you’ve had a lovely weekend!

~ And you have some gorgeous things too dear Spoonful… it’s sort of a hassle to post there isn’t it? Thank you and hope you have a wonderful new week.

~ Thank you Hanako…♥

~ Thank you dearest CC! Wishing you a gorgeous new week…xo♥xo

Keith said...

I hope you've had a nice weekend. I've given you an award over at my Dino Lounge blog.

Chrisy said...

It was so great to see some of Sam's work framed and displayed so beautifully. You have a real talent for display! Love that pic of the birdie brooches...and yes re the etsy thing I find it's the taking of pics that's the part that slows me down...but hey life's to be enjoyed so if I'm not in the mood I don't do it! will have to check out this band...

The Clothes Horse said...

Those brooches are fantastic and I love the new illustration too.

Sam said...

Ah! Gabbi! You sweet heart! Blushes all round! I wish I lived closer to you as I'd love to take you out for a civilised afternoon tea or perhaps a sophisticated cocktail or perhaps you could show me your favouite parts of the Getty Museum - which you sort of already have here on your blog...but I like to see them again! Gee I sure would like that! I am just about to listen to the band with the very lovely name (Camera Obscura). Those birdies are darling!I trust you had a restful and relaxing 4th of July.

Sam said...

They're lovely! So breezy and up beat! The guitar sound I'm very fond of; it reminds me a little of Mazzy Star...and I forgot to say I love your new layout - very pretty and fresh! Sam XX.

muchlove said...

gorgeous artwork!

I definitely know the pain of listing new Etsy items. Writing descriptions takes me forever! And before that, there's the picture taking and editing - something that also takes me longer than I'd like.
I think I go into listing moods, sometimes I'll be very productive and list every day for a week, but then I go through a whole month of nothingness (like lately... *sigh*)

Fashion Personality said...

The birdie brooches are beautiful. Love your blog with nice layout & header. Fantastic post! :)

Planet Mondo said...

Those talking ladies pics are fabulous Gabbi - they remind me Edward Lear imagery - and Camera Obscura , is the perfect summer soundtrack

miriam said...

i too love sam's work. she seems really sweet too. and camera obscura, soo cool! have a lovely day, sweets. xx.

down and out chic said...

those pins are adorable and yes, i'm a huge fan of sam's work. love the print where you placed it (and that vase is so sweet).

Rebecca said...

That print is just adorable! It looks like you have a lovely wall of photos and art there.

Those pins are cute too! I totally drag my feet about putting things in my Etsy shop... Some days it seems easy, but when I take the time to do it, I do often feel like it's too much work! Haha. :)

LiLu said...

Those pins are so cute and summery and colorful! Love them :-)

Fashion Moment said...

I love that white vase!

FM~FP~AF

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you so much Keith! I’m really touched and honored… you’ve always been such a nice blog friend to me on here. It’s really appreciated I hope you know and your blogs are always fun to read, wishing you a great new week.xo

~ Sam is phenomenal isn’t she Chrisy? I’m always very much in awe of her work. Thank you for making me feel less alone with the etsy thing :) I actually love having the things I make up in there, but I don’t like the actual work of taking photos and describing and then setting prices? But yeah, it took me years and years to figure out that if there’s something I’m not in the mood for I just don’t do it. Hope your week has started out nicely! ♥

~ Thank you dearest CH!!xo♥xo

~ Sam, you must be the bestest museum partner ever! If ever in Los Angeles you must promise to go to at least one with me? :) Thank you so much for your wonderful giveaway, I love your work and it’s amazing to have it up on my wall. It’s very much a treasure. 4th was nice, hope you had a lovely weekend also. ♥♥♥ ps. Happy you liked the song!

~ Thank you Anna :) After I posted that I felt like a big dummy for complaining on here, I was just feeling really lazy with the heat and humidity, but now I feel better about it all. But yeah, its spurts of productivity, sort of glad I don’t rely on it for my income :) Hope you’re having a nice Monday and wishing you a lovely new week! *bises*

~ Thank you dear Fashion! I love your new Michael Jackson inspired fashion post… :) I had a Michael Jackson black & white shirt when I was a little girl that I absolutely adored. I remember secretly wishing I had the glove too.

~ Isn’t it amazing Mondo? It definitely belongs in a museum doesn’t it? I’m glad you liked Camera Obscura too! ♥ Hope you’re having a wonderful new week… :)

~ She is dear Miriam, as are you! Thank you so much and wishing you a lovely day too…xo♥xo

~ Thank you Christina! Sam has a huge following doesn’t she? Her work is lovely! Thank you so much, I love my vase. It was sort of forced on me by a friend at work who was selling ‘Princess House’ products but now I’m really glad I bought it. When I moved about three years ago it lost some petals but you can’t really tell. I’m surprised George hasn’t broken it yet either. He’s good at knocking things over with his fat butt.

~ Thank you Rebecca! I feel better about my lazy days now… hope your new week is going really well! ♥♥

~ Thank you Lilu and Fashion Moment! Wishing both of you girls a lovely new week…xo♥xo

Petite Esthète said...

those bird brooches are lovely :)

drollgirl said...

sam is so great, and so is her art!!!

love yer little birdies. teehee. i am usually a'scared of birdies, but not these. :)

Savvy Mode SG said...

the illustration is really cute. hoped you had a wonderful 4th of july.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

oh i LOVE LOVE THAT PICTURE! and I have pins just like these!

Pen Pen said...

Now- I bet that tea had some absinthe in it! :)
Gorgeous print!!
AND-- 'Honey In the Sun'!! I LOVE it!! It makes me think of 'Lost In Translation'!! I'm going to itunes NOW to get some tracks!!! :)
HUGS!!

Pen Pen said...

Oh!! and I LOVE ur bird pins!! SO colorful and summery! :)

Certain Creatures said...

What a pretty wall! Sam's artwork looks so nice on there and framed like that it looks perfect!
I have a crush on your bird pins! they are sooo FUN!!!
have a happy week gabbi!

Fran
xxxx

_nina_malvada_ said...

the drink is called blue lagoon and it's perfect for hot summer nights..

thanks for the lovely comment..it's nice there aren't so many fashion bloggers in greece becauce we all can meet each other in person (you have to see how people on the street look a bunch of 12 girls..huhuhu)

on the pictures thing you should start by taking pics of yourself without showing your face directly to the camera..so you can take it step by step..but as i can judge from you layouts..i see a lot of style there(you're pics are going to look amaze=D)

TheDecoDetective said...

I can totally understand why you're keeping the pins, they're adorable =)
Sam's art is great, isn't it? I'm so glad I discovered her!

spoonful said...

I think it's a bit complicated to use etsy. Also most of my customers live in sweden and they don't use paypal, but they almost always clicked the "paypal" button and then I had to cancel the sale.

Merylu said...

Hello Gabbi!
How are you? Finally I'm back in the virtual world. I missed you and reading your blog!
I find these birds pins amazing! They are so colourful and lovely...
Yes, I'm very lazy too when I have to update my DaWanda shop =P
I send you a big kiss!
Mary

Hey Harriet said...

I love that Matou en Peluche print! I'm also the proud owner of some of Sam's gorgeous artwork. And yes, your grandparents are lovely :) Those birdie pins are adorable! I have an Etsy shop and I also drag my feet regarding listing things. It's thinking of 14 tags for every item that does my head in! Aaarrrgh!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Love the print Gabbi, lovely how you group them together! ~XO*

Mary-Laure said...

I love Sam's work too, how great you won one of her wonderful pieces...

I don't have an Etsy shop but just love shopping on Etsy. It rules, it rocks!

Kelley Anne said...

What a great post! Thanks for putting up the Camera Obscura video:)

Mujer imperfecta said...

Me encanta visitar tu blog: sé que nunca me va a decepcionar.

Emily said...

Argh- all of my stuff is completely original and unique- which means that it has to be uploaded and listed freshly from scratch.... I'm SO LAZY about putting it on Etsy... Not to mention the fact that I do so much better at shows, so I only get a little more lazy.... Love those cute bird pins... -e

essentialepaper.etsy.com

natalie said...

The print is gorgeous, congrats on winning! :) And the pins are so cute, I love birds!

me melodia said...

What a great score.
Lovely blog btw.
;)

archivingfashion said...

Absolutely beautiful artwork! The concept of illustrating a conversation is so quaint and lovely!

Couture Carrie said...

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, darling Gabbi!

xoxox,
CC

Fashion Moment said...

Wonderful, darling!

FM~FP~AF

miriam said...

have a wonderful weekend, my sweetest Gabbi! btw, I've put something in the post for you. it'll match your cute pins! xx.

Andrea S. said...

Those bird pins are so pretty! I love them!

Emy Augustus said...

I love those parrot pins.........

Emy Augustus said...

how much will you be selling them for?

Diana said...

that print is adorable and so are the pins!

andrea said...

Super cute! I'm the same way about my etsy shop...each of my pieces are either vintage or one-of-a-kind handmade, so I have to take new photos and write new descriptions every time! If you wanna be friends on there: miscusi.etsy.com :D

Andrea

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