Thursday, October 22, 2009

Arts and Crafts Finds

Ever since finding that cabinet, I have been interested in finding out more about it. This morning, a similiar piece in Shoestring Chic caught my eye and it was labeled as arts and crafts style. Turns out that those heart cutouts are a distinctive marker of the A & C style! Now, I'm on a mission to find out all I can about this distinctive movement. Of course, in my searching, I found lots of beautiful things that I'd like to share with you!

This is probably my favorite find in my searching. This lovely sign is available from Christopher Vickers' shop based in Frome Somerset, England. I'm a sucker for great fonts and this is definitely a GREAT font. I love how some of the letters fit into the others and how the 'N's are diagonal. The font was designed by CFA Voysey in the late 1800s or early 1900s. One day, when I know for sure name that will come after 'Katie +", I will order one of these. :)

The Broadley font from Fontcraft is based upon Voysey's hand-lettering style above. They have a free demo version available here!

This interesting piece is called the Large Double Gourd Vase and is from the Teco Art Pottery Collection available from Fair Oaks Workshop. These are faithful reproductions of Teco pieces by Prairie Arts.

A C.F.A. Voysey calendar? Count me in! I love buying calendars because they double as such inexpensive and easy art afterwards. Simply tear out and frame the months you're done with! Voila! This one is available from Amazon and showcases an assortment of Voysey's textiles, house sketches and furniture designs.


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