Fabulous Friday Finds #5 on ArtFire

Fabulous Friday Finds #5 on ArtFire


Published On: 08-23-2013 02:17pm

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Category: Fabulous Friday Finds

It was sooooo hard to narrow down the 12 features for this week's Fabulous Friday Finds.  But, then, it always is!  Think there's something for everyone in this week's edition:  art, jewelry, trivets, teddy bears, soap, antiques, silk scarves, puzzles and furniture.  What fun I have in finding so many interesting and beautiful items.

Without further ado, here is this week's Fabulous Friday Finds:



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I have to start out this week's finds with this "Night Poppies" print of a Catahoula dog sitting at night with poppies and a full moon by Todd of ToddYoungArt.  Since this looks so much like my own part Catahoula Shadow Dog, Seamus, a print is now on its way to me and will hang next to my work table (:  



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I have had a thing for geckos starting in my childhood.  So this gecko brooch by Quentin of lunarskies really caught my eye!  It was created from sterling silver with a prasiolite head and leopardskin jasper body.  



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What a wonderful organic look to this apple shaped trivet! Handmade by Vilve of NaturalHomeTreasures from natural juniper wood slices attached to a wood back, it will definitely added natural beauty wherever it is used.



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Who doesn't love a guitar-toting, flamenco teddy bear?  Handmade by Elena of Handmade_by_RusaElena, this cutie is named "Cantaor", which is Spanish for "Flamenco singer".  Perfect!    



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If you happen to love the color purple, you will definitely overdose (in a good way!) on purple when wearing this gemstone and Swarovski crystal 4-band stack bracelet.  It was designed and beaded by Nancy of jazzitupwithdesignsbynancy



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I had to smile big time when I read the label of this handmade goat milk, oatmeal and honey soap:  "Goatmeal and Honey Ewes Soap".  How clever!  Great for your skin, this wonderful cold process soap was made by Debbie of EweniqueEssentials 




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Because of the hands that shaped and used this ancient bowl, I go back and look at it over and over again.  Just imagine!  The Bactrian civilization that produced the bowl existed from 2500 BC to 1600 BC.  It can be found in Anna's studio, CraftsofthePast  



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What beauty for around the neck!  This extra long silk crepe scarf has several magnolia blooms that were individually hand painted on a watercolor blue background by Morgan of morgansilk.   



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I just had to include another dog items (:  This is a fun wooden puzzle, hand cut and hand painted by Scott of BerkshireBowls, is perfect for the desk, mantle or shelf of a dog lover.  



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These wonderfully rustic copper earrings were hand forged with an impression of an old German coin.  Then Gloria of ChrysalisJewelry hammered and patinaed the copper to achieve an antique look.



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The other day I was watching a sunset from my studio window . . . and then thought "I've seen that before!"  Well, this serene mini-painting by Chris of GildedOwlJewelry sure captured the beauty of a desert sunset!



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Sit a spell in your favorite outdoor spot in this lovely wooden garden chair.  Handcrafted by Eric of creationsbyeric from durable western red cedar, it will last for decades. 


I hope you have enjoyed Fabulous Friday Finds #5 on ArtFire.  To visit the other four Fabulous Friday posts, please click on the "blog" tab near the top of my studio and scroll down to each week. 

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Reader's Comments

By bluemorningexpressions on 08/29/2013 @ 02:44am

Great finds! I really love the little bears that RusaElena does - they are smile makers.

By JewelryArtByDawn on 08/28/2013 @ 04:04am

What a great mix of selections - love this eclectic Friday Finds post, Catherine!

By PebblesatmyFeet on 08/27/2013 @ 03:57pm

Wonderful selections for this installment of Fabulous Friday Finds. I love Toddyoungart's dog and landscape paintings. The one you selected really sets the mood for your collection this week.

By GildedOwlJewelry on 08/26/2013 @ 03:22pm

Such FABULOUS finds on ArtFire! The artisans are incredible. Thank you!

By DesertCreations on 08/25/2013 @ 11:35am

What wonderful finds!! Love them all!!

By NaturalHomeTreasures on 08/24/2013 @ 05:14pm

So lovely! Thanks so much for including my trivet! Vilve

By lunarskies on 08/24/2013 @ 03:28am

What a great Collection of items. I feel very honored to have my Gecko Brooch included.

By craftingmemories on 08/23/2013 @ 10:27pm

Fabulous new finds, thank you for sharing. I need one of those chairs!

By ShadowDogDesigns on 08/23/2013 @ 09:06pm

Thank you everyone, for all the kind comments! There are truly amazing artists on ArtFire as the "Finds" show!

By PutmanLakeDesigns on 08/23/2013 @ 09:04pm

Such beautiful items again this week. That bowl from Crafts of the Past just makes me sit and wonder about the artist that made it and those that used it.

By EweniqueEssentials on 08/23/2013 @ 08:12pm

What a fantastic variety of handmade finds for this Friday! I'm sure you will enjoy the doggie print which is so similar to your own sweet dog. The apple trivet made of wood slices is intriguing, and the gecko brooch is cute. Thanks for adding my Goatmeal and Honey soap. There's only one bar left...

By berkshirebowls on 08/23/2013 @ 05:23pm

A wonderful group of Friday Finds! Thank you very much for considering my dog puzzle worthy. He is honored to be with such a great group!

By morgansilk on 08/23/2013 @ 04:54pm

Wow! I will have to check your blog more often, Dog! Very proud to have my magnolia scarf featured. I have a big tree in my front lawn and it seems to be going through a second blooming. A two-fer!

By Handmade_by_RusaLena on 08/23/2013 @ 04:38pm

What a great idea to talk about interesting articles in a blog post! I'm very flattered that my teddy bear in this gorgeous collection! Thank you very much! Must see previous post with the findings.

By craftsofthepast on 08/23/2013 @ 04:07pm

What an astounding collection of art, both past and present. Thank you for showing it and writing so sensitively about each item. Thank you for including the Bactrian bowl. Will promo as usual. Anna

By jazzitupwithdesignsbynancy on 08/23/2013 @ 02:50pm

Beautiful beautiful....love the mixtures of colors! Thank you so much for including my Imperial Jasper bracelet! Nancy

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