Friday, July 31, 2009

a little dose of inspiration

i just got back from a quick trip to visiting my family in Cincinnati...every time i go home i make it a priority to visit the Over the Rhine District. this neighborhood has a intriguing history beginning around 1860. in the early 1900s Over the Rhine was thriving German community, but when i was growing up in Cincinnati, you didn't go to this part of town. this once thriving neighborhood had taken a downturn and when i was little was in the news constantly for violence and shootings. you just didn't go there...
but now, thanks to many creative and innovative types and the city getting behind them, the door is being opened to rediscovering the charm of Over the Rhine. this community has turned into an exciting and unique community teeming with creativity. Main Street, with its collection of shops and restaurants, is rapidly becoming a regional entertainment district. the Ensemble Theater on Vine Street attracts national attention with its innovative productions and premieres of new plays by acclaimed playwrights. Music Hall and Memorial Hall host a wide variety of performances and special events throughout the year. the community's remarkable nineteenth-century buildings set the stage for life, work and play in the community, creating an historical environment that is uniquely "Over-the-Rhine."
I snapped a few photos before a huge thunderstorm moved in and i couldn't take pictures, but before it came, here's some pics i snapped...

looking down Main St.

a wonderful little coffee house and book shop

the back patio of the book shop where you can sit with your book and coffee and enjoy the outdoors

me and meg

i wasn't able to get more pics because of the rain, but on the sides many of the old buildings, they have new and fresh art work this clash of old buildings and modern art!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

thank u...;)

a very special thanks sweet Hayley from Ruby Wren Boutique for including me in her lovely purple collection blog post...check out her lovely blog here...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

i {heart} tinyheart

check out this cool chica's shop on etsy...she creates these fabulous bags out of upcycled cool is that?!?! the best part is her prices! look how affordable these lovely bags are! head over to tinyheart's shop and check these out...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

oh my my...

look what i found...aren't these just so fabulous? they're made out of old grain sacks! you've gotta check out more of this chick's amazing creations in her etsy shop, lesliejanson...i just can't decide which one i want...maybe i just need all 3!

Friday, July 24, 2009


i found this video on youtube and it just made me so happy and giggle! i want to know these people! what a fun wedding ;)happy friday!

ps...i'm open today and tomorrow 10-4...come see me ;)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

all ready to go!

we've been busy busy bees down at Flatiron...and i'm so excited for the party tonight! here's just a few little "sneak peaks" of some of the new things you'll find in my studio...

i'm excited to introduce my new line of jewelry "lily jolie"...
this lovely little line is so elegant and colorful.
the necklaces are reasonalbly priced at $18 ea

and these adorable little posts are only $9 a pair!

at that might need a pair in each color!

i'm excited about these tall and skinny small neck bottles. the largest measures at 24"
this set is so elegant and i can just imagine it on a my mantle...

the bottles are priced individually

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

come celebrate with us!

there's quite a buzz down at Flatiron Studios...because we are so excited for our dear friend T... it's the 2 year anniversary of her business, Art and Light Gallery. Art and Light, Knack, Angie, and Lily Pottery will all be open this Thursday night July 23 from 6-9 pm! Teresa is throwing a big bash with lots of chocolate and tasty treats and one of the biggest treats of all is that the guest artist for the evening will be Diane Kilgore Condon! and let me tell you...Diane's work is STUNNING!!! we hope that you all can join us in this milemarker event!

i want to do this...

Monday, July 20, 2009

a little giveaway...

a special thanks to my buddy barb of Knack Studios for hosting a Lily Pottery giveaway...
head over to her beautiful and amazing blog for a chance to win one of my rings!!!
click here to

Friday, July 17, 2009

i {heart} gaia conceptions

i have had my eye on Andrea Course's lovely line of organic clothing, Gaia Conceptions, for awhile...and finally i own a piece! i was so excited to get my skirt in the mail just before i left for Market. not only is the quality of her clothing is amazing, but her designs are fabulous!

All Gaia Conceptions clothing is designed, cut, and dyed by artist Andrea Crouse using certified organic and eco-friendly fabrics. Each creation is hand sewn by Andrea and her helpers Stephanie and Kathy. Each garment is then hand dyed using fiber reactive low impact dyes or natural plant dyes.
you totally need to check out her etsy shop, and i can't wait to purchase my next piece...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

i'm back!!!!

whew! i made it back from Atlanta and let me just say....WoW! i had a great week at Market, and i'm so excited to be back! here's some pictures of my booth...

after market, Lily Pottery has expanded to 8 other states and possibly two catalogs. i will be sure to keep you guys posted on the progress and once the orders have been shipped out, i'll be doing a little post on each fabulous shop that is now carrying Lily Pottery! i met some amazing shop owners and i'm so excited about them carrying my jewelry line!!!

a HUGE thanks to all of you who've asked and wanted to know about market. i truly appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and support while i was gone. the support from all of you is what made it happen!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

more incredulosity from BLU...

i am totally mesmerized by this guy...

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

new product cards!!!!

i am totally flippin' out about my new product cards fresh of the press, just in time for Market! my amazing friends Lib and Andrew Ramos of RamosCreative are so talented and are the design brains behind the lily pottery image. anything i ask them to do, they do it and it always looks totally amazing! the new product cards are a really heavy matte cardstock. you can't really bend the cards at all. i think my fav is the new ring card! i think these new cards really elevate the look of my jewelry and help brand everything so well. thanks Andrew and Lib!!!


earring card

necklace card

ring card

business card

well...i gotta's my last day to finish getting ready for many little things do today, but i'm so excited!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009



The new short film by Blu: an ambiguous animation painted on public walls. Made in Buenos Aires and in Baden

check out more insanely amazing goodness at

Monday, July 6, 2009

this little lily's going to market!

and i am jumpin' outta my skin! i'm headed to Atlanta GA for the AmericasMart international accessories and home show! i have a booth on the Juried Boutique Floor, which is located in Building 3, 4th Floor. i am super excited! i still have quite a few things to get in order before i head out thursday morning, but here's a few pics to give you a sneak peak of what i've been up to...
these are swatches and pics of my paint colors, floor, and displays etc...

i'm on a pretty tight budget, so i had to get creative...
i made an 8ft "lily" banner using a stencil and green paint on cream burlap...

i was really happy with how it turned out...
i'll post more about what i've been doing before i head out for exciting!!!

thank u...;)

a special thanks to Christine over at Etsy for including one of my birdhouses in her "Etsy Finds Decor: Community Garden" on Etsy's handmade blog, the Storque. Click here and check out her fabulous garden finds...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!!!

hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing holiday with your family!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

etsy love - {comfort homes}

i love these little homes. i found them all on etsy...i'll take one of each:

"i wanna live in your house" wall pillow by stepkana
"charming little homes" by littlereddoor
"little soft felt house" by melissa sue
"house pillows" by leililaloo
"tiny little terracotta houses" by johnsonstudioart
"tres petit maison necklace" by deciduoussoul