Peaksboutique is Back

I apologize for being a bad blogger the past few weeks, but I really appreciate all of the new visitors we have had! Jake proposed to me on April 20th, and things have been crazy busy ever since. I will continue to post about fabulous home decor and I might throw in a little wedding stuff here and there as well.

Peak

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City Artist Spotlight Series-Nashville, TN!

Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is giving some love to Nashville! I have selected Nashville artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for a Friday spotlight.

~Peak

Twistgallery-Plummy

Twistgallery-Plummy

Maryink-Silkscreened Votives

Maryink-Silkscreened Votives

Pagemesweetpeas-Green Damask Cake Plate

Pagemesweetpeas-Green Damask Cake Plate

Artbystephanie-Circles

Artbystephanie-Circles

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Peak Spring Line

Spring has finally arrived! It is still pretty cold here in Chicago, but the sun has finally started to shine which is a good start. I wanted to spice up my Etsy shop with a little more color. Lately everything has been shades of blue or teal, so I went a little crazy and bought hot pink twill fabric last week. So far I have started small with various sets of hand painted coasters. They are great hostess gifts or a little something for the bride to be.

If you would like to see a particular design painted just send me a message and I will gladly paint a custom image for you.

~Peak

Peaksboutique-Pink Dragonfly Coasters

Peaksboutique-Pink Dragonfly Coasters

Peaksboutique-Pink Flip Flop Coasters

Peaksboutique-Pink Flip Flop Coasters

Peaksboutique-Pink Martini Coasters

Peaksboutique-Pink Martini Coasters

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City Artist Spotlight Series-New York, NY!

Every Friday artists will be chosen to represent the craftiness of their city. This week the selected city is giving some love to New York! I have selected New York artists from Etsy to share. Feel free to comment if you would like your city or favorite artist to be chosen for a Friday spotlight.

Bluesugarpress-Personalized Sahara Stationery

Bluesugarpress-Personalized Sahara Stationery

imcreations2-PECKLED BLACK n RED - Set of 4 Glass Magnets with Tin Container

imcreations2-PECKLED BLACK n RED - Set of 4 Glass Magnets with Tin Container

Heathercollins85-Macey 6x6 Layered Wedding Invitation

Groffs Graphics-Heathercollins85-Macey 6x6 Layered Wedding Invitation

Paperpumpkin-Tango. . . Set of 36 Tags on a Ring

Paperpumpkin-Tango. . . Set of 36 Tags on a Ring

~Peak

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Custom Work and New Design

A friend of mine asked me to make custom designed tea towels for her kitchen. My only instructions were, “any design you like. vintage inspired…. maybe tattoo inspired.”

I will admit I was a little nervous with this request. I have never had someone ask for custom work so I had a lot to figure out. Primarily following my design instincts and running with it with confidence and of course figuring out what the design should be. She told me that she wanted black tea towels and that I should use “artists discretion” for the other colors. I made a list of possible images to paint, mostly kitchen oriented such as an old malt machine, or milk bottles etc. Nothing really felt right and I was not sure how to make them look tattoo inspired. I love tattoos so I wanted to make sure I included it well in the image choice and execution.

Then I decided that I should focus on the tattoo design instead of kitchen design. What are typical American style vintage tattoos? Top of my list barn swallows, nautical stars, banners, hearts, anchors, and pinups. I opted for two barn swallows with a nautical star in the middle, and I hope that she likes them too! I also decided to add the design to my etsy shop, click on the image below to purchase.

If you would like custom designs done, please visit my etsy store or send an email to peaksboutique@gmail.com.

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Erica

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Travel Time

Hi Everyone, I know that you were looking forward to a post featuring a new city for this week’s pick.  However, I am traveling to wayyyyy northern northern Wisconsin for a little R&R and I will have to research for my post when I return on Monday.  In the meantime if you have any nominations for a city leave a comment.  I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend!

Peak

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Spring Color Trends

Looking for a little color to brighten up your house and your mood? Between the never ending winter and a depressing economic situation, its time that everyone does a little something for themselves. Strapped for cash? No worries, adding a splash of color to a room can be as easy as picking up a box of crayons for the kids, buying a throw pillow for the couch, or for the crafty people make something yourself.

The hot colors this spring are: touches of Caribbean warm yellows & oranges, deep sea blues and purples, and sunset pinks.

What color do you want to spice up your home with this spring?

Love Always,

Erica aka Peak

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