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Sunday, September 8, 2013

My studio ❤

On my ETSY website I did a little story today about my studio space and it made me realize how much I love my magical space and the inspiration it brings me. I thought I'd share it with you! ❤

I love this white shabby chic cabinet where I keep all my bottles
until I'm ready to use them.

My drawers and shelves are labeled with things you don't
often see in everyone's studio!

Even my files are a bit magical!

Here I am against one of my favorite cabinets in my studio where
I display all my bottles and fairy things before photographing them

Things always get a little crazy in my studio during the holidays!

You can read a little more about myself, my work, and my studio on the "About" page of my ETSY website:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I found these beautiful roses today that have this lovely pale green tint to them. They are really amazing. I'm sad to say I don't think they will dry very well, but I'm going to try to dry them anyway. White, or white-ish roses tend to just turn brown when they dry no matter what you do. This pale green tint would be beautiful on a grapevine wreath with some pale pink roses added. Perfect for a shabby chic spring wreath ❤


LOVE keeping a shabby chic theme for Christmas. Just works so beautifully ❤


About Me

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I grew up on the beach in Malibu, California and began traveling to Europe at a young age. Although my heart belongs to the sea and life at the beach, I loved the history and old-world feeling of Paris and London compared to my sunshine filled beach life at home. I often found myself searching through antique stores and vintage shops during my travels in Europe. Dusty leather bound books, prints, vintage handbags, and old apothecary bottles were my favorite things to collect. After attending colleges in California, Hawaii and England I graduated with a degree in illustration and I planned to become a children's book illustrator, but then I took a course on bookmaking and letterpress at Otis College of Design in Los Angeles and I began making my own books. As my handmade book collection grew I decided I really wanted to recreate more of the beautiful antique books and other things I remember finding in the little shops in Europe and that's when WANDERING MERMAID was born. I like to think of my ETSY shop as the mysterious little vintage shop you find down a hidden alleyway . You never know what you will find ❤