Each day, my dedicated blog “Eye for Design and Color” shows an item I’ve chosen that fits the design and/or color theme for the week. Most of these items are on Etsy but I try hard to find other sites that have the kind of things I’m looking for. I would like to encourage anyone who knows of another site similar to Etsy to let me know. I’d love to find some more sites to virtually peruse.

I have been doing this for about 2 weeks, and just decided to share them here. Every Saturday, I’ll be adding a post to show what I’ve picked for the week. Most are themed, many will be by color, all will be something that catches my eye.

Here are the picks for the last 2 weeks:

©2011 Vincent & Jessie Leman of Uncommon Handmade

This item sold yesterday. That’s awesome! Congrats to the new owner and to Uncommon Handmade.


Because this shop is a fav of mine, here’s more clocks entirely as cool as the one above:

©2011 Vincent & Jessie Leman of Uncommon Handmade

How fab are they?!

©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics


©2011 The Art Planet


©2011 Robin Grattarola of atomiclivinhome


©2011 Dawn Stewart of TheSavvyShopper1


©2011 Chris Austin of kiwistudios


©2011 VintageZen


©2011 Willow Mietus of willowonthewater


©2011 Jackie Yarmo of JBirdHome


©2011 babylonsisters


©2011 SusabellaBrownstein


©2011 mothcushions


©2011 Lunar Lounge by Jonathan Sebastian


As you can see, I do have a soft spot for Vintage, Retro, Mod, Mid-Century design. But just as delightful to me are colors that are soothing to my senses. These too will be used as a theme.

When I started this a few weeks ago I wasn’t sure where I was headed with it but as the weeks progressed I saw that if you combine all the things I picked together (including my own mosaic retro frame), you can see a blending of designs. These all would look good in one room or many. They’d be great to give as gifts or an inexpensive way to spruce up a corner of a room in your home. Some of them, placed together in one room would look really cool too!

I love the Atomic design so much and found a lot more that I will share as I continue. Next week will be a soft color choice with a beach theme. For those living in areas where it gets cold and wintry, using these items in a room you spend time in will surely keep the memories of beach living fresh in your mind.

The weeks to come will have themes such as winter white, recycled art items and vintage EVERYTHING including cool retro delight. A true favorite!!

Enjoy the weekend!


©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics