Thursday, February 18, 2010
Nothing is more wondrous than the beauty of nature. Everywhere you look you can find inspiration to create art, soothe the spirit, and ease the body and mind. Nature is calling us to listen to the stillness for in the stillness we can find all of what we seek. She is asking us to open our eyes to the wonder of life and the need for us to protect and preserve nature.
This lovely necklace is made from a recycled vintage button and a Picasso stone to create a beautiful pendant. It is a wonderful reminder for us to appreciate nature and all that we receive for her. You can purchase this necklace from out Etsy shop, chicdecru.etsy.com
Create a collection of items you have around your home. Whether it be a series of pichers, vases, frames, or old mirrors, just make sure they all share a common element. Group them together on a table top or dress up a wall in your room with an assorated arrangement. Remember odd number groupings are always best.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Artful Tuesdays Underway!
Monday, February 15, 2010
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Thursday, February 4, 2010
"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it."
I think this quote sums up my feelings on photography. I love capturing those special moments that always seem to find their way through my camera lens. This particular series I discovered while taking pictures of roses my husband gave to me for my 24th birthday, as I looked through my lens and this magical moment happened and I somehow amazingly enough was able to capture it in all its beauty. I also love making cards, so I have come up with a series of cards with some of my favorite photos. You soon will be able to find them on our etsy shop at chicdecru.etsy.com. I am so excited to have this opportunity to see some of my work come to life. I often come across amazing photographers and photo editors and hope to one day aspire to be a good as they are. This particular of the ring in a white rose needed no photo editing. I encourage myself to get out into the world as often as I can and discover new techniques and ideas through my lens. Here are some more of the moments that I was able to capture. Enjoy!
Grace & Love (Always), Natalie
~ Please never copy, save, or use any pictures on this site without permission. All original photos here are owned by Chic de Cru. Email me at ChicdeCru@live.com if you are interested in any photos. Thanks
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I love this wall art work, by PopWall. The vinyl cherry blossom wall sticker is so unique and adds a beautiful graphic look to any room. I love the contrast of the wall art with the modern furniture. This is a husband and wife team, both with backgrounds in graphic art. I think that is so cute and wonderful to be able to create a business together.
I am all for family business. Having a family business myself with my mother and grandmother, I find is the most rewarding career path I could have chosen for myself. It is such a joy to work with the women who I admire and look so often to for support and help. It has been a blessing for our entire family and has given a new chapter and meaning into each one of our lives.
Enjoy some more of my favorite vinyl stickers from PopWall and if you like what you see check out their shop at Popwall.etsy.com
Check back for more featured Etsy sellers and go out there and support those family businesses.
Grace & Love,
Monday, February 1, 2010
We are a three generation company brought together by a grandmother, mother, and daughter's love of vintage and antique pieces. Started in September 2009 as an idea to create unique jewelry pieces for holiday gifts, soon became a growing company, extending into hand-crocheted tea towels, hand embroidered pillow cases, mother-daughter aprons, and more. Our philosophy is to fuse the past with the present to create handcrafted one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts with grace and love from vintage and antique bits and pieces.
We give a special and loving touch throughout the entire process from creating to packaging. Our gifts are delicately packaged in a luxurious purple vintage bag and then we wrap it in tissue paper with a gift sticker. We also include the story and a picture of the item in the package.
To see more of our products and to shop with us please visit our shop on Etsy at www.chicdecru.etsy.com and be sure to stop by our home site at www.ChicdeCru.com
Grace & Love,
Natalie (Daughter) & Charlotte (Mother)
-Owner of Chic de Cru