Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ETSY Stuff I Love!

fI know I don't NEED anything - but here are some things from Etsy I WANT -



Love this lamp!



Gorgeous Tarot bag - great Etsy shop!




I'm a real fan of crazy pants - these are so tempting!




I think I have to have these earrings.  I bought earrings from this shop a few months ago that I love...SOLD!





Monday, September 27, 2010

It Could Happen to You...

Babylon Sisters were exploring some vintage shops yesterday and found one with EVERYTHING.  A fantastic collection or verging on madness?  I'm not sure but I started looking around my house...


I found this little display shelf for about $5.  Perfect for oils and incense.




A little $35 dresser and pretty wall art by the front door.




$20!  It's the old made in Hong Kong original - had to have it!




We found these art prints by Melody Merrill at a yard sale in New Orleans.  How could we pass them by?




Little Altars Everywhere!

Do I have too much stuff?  Do I have a problem?  No, I don't - I'm sure I don't...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Be Inspired - Be VERY Inspired!

Here are some beautiful blogs to get lost in -

                                                 



I would so love to dress like a cast member from Les Miserables!




Apartment Therapy goes on for days!




Some Turquoise Items...

I remember when I thought turquoise was just so old-fashioned and un-cool.  Of course now I think it's super retro fab...  Here are some Etsy items to support my opinion!




This great lamp from TheFrontHouse.




Ornate Wall Sconce from gucciart22



These beautiful mason jars from GallivantingGirls.



Friday, September 24, 2010

They Draw and Cook

CIf there's anything cuter than They Draw and Cook for inspiring recipes, I just don't know what it is!








Are you inspired?  Get cooking and drawing!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Spied It! Found It! Again!

SPIED this dress, jacket and knitted scarf outfit in Marie Clare UK -




FOUND these great items on Etsy to get this look -




Start with this polka-dotted beauty from TheVintageVortex...





Add this vintage raw silk jacket from purevintageclothing.





Finish with this extra-long knitted scarf from TrappedInTimeDesigns.

Hello Gorgeous!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spied it! Found it!

fSPIED this great black lace dress with leather belt and pearl necklaces in the latest Vogue -




FOUND these fabulous items on Etsy -



This black lace dress from VintageMercy.



This vintage leathert belt from SkinnyandBernie.







These perfect pearls from VintageStarrBeads.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

BLACK and PURPLE ALL OVER


These Siamese cats from our Etsy shop were featured in this gorgeous treasury which got us thinking about purple and black - a Babylon Sisters favorite color combination that appeals to our gothic tendencies.

So we found these beautiful images:


Black and purple witch hat from Gothic Rose

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Lovely poison.



This fabulous full moon...



And then, to top it off, a TON of purple and black wardrobe inspiration from the incredible Polyvore!  We may be up all night ...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OH! The Things You Can Collect !

I was looking at some pictures of Jennifer Perkins' fabulous and inspiring home through her Naughty Secretary Club blog.

 She has so many great collections!   So many of the same things Babylon Sisters collect - for our home and our Etsy shop.



A collection of vintage Thermos jugs.



A Day on the Boat by Babylon Sisters



Asian-themed collectibles.



A cute couple from Babylon Sisters - (just sold tonight).




Headboard covered in a great piece of barkcloth.



A great piece of barkcloth from Babylon Sisters.




Crazy cat figurines (on the tear drop-shaped shelf).



Crazy cat figurines from Babylon Sisters.






Tuesday, September 14, 2010

REALLY Recycled Art

The July 2010 issue of The World of Interiors magazine feattured the amazing art of "Ghost of a Dream".










All of these works are made from used lottery scratch cards collected from around the world.  Discarded garbage representing discarded dreams - these works are called (from top to bottom)  Dream Home, Dream Car and Dream Vacation.  Fantastic!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inspiration Station

If you don't know about the fabulous Teesha Moore - prepare to be inspired!  Her art journals are gorgeous and she generously shares so much information!

Take a look at these journal pages:






And these:






Don't EVEN say you're not an artist and you can't do it.  Grab a notebook, some old magazines and a glue stick - you ARE an artist!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Connect the Dots for Inspiration


For today's post I'm going to Connect the Dots  - an idea from a great show on a great Houston community radio station - KPFT.  I do realize that my topic - artistic inspiration - is not as earth-shattering, chain-rattling, ass-kicking as the things Brother Robert tackles, but here goes:

A couple of weeks ago, Babylon Sisters went to the Junk Gypsies sale and saw these:









Last week-end we went to the flea market and found this magazine for only one dollar!



A gorgeous issue, full of inspiration!  Including the fabulous Anahata Katkin.