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Thank you all for participating in my giveaway contest.  Even though it wasn’t as big a response as I was hoping for, I know some of you are first time commenters and your comments totally cheered me up.  I also loved seeing all of your shops, blogs, etc.   Of course always a huge thank you to folks who are my regular or sporadic commenters already!   You guys keep me going.

Sooo… the randomly selected winner is…. (drumroll)…  Victoria!

Victoria’s comment was:

‘I too think it’d would be a special necklace to wear every day! It would go so well with my daily stand-by of black skinny pants, a black tunic and cardigan, and my favourite black boots with stacked wood heels. It would stand out perfectly.”

Thank you Victoria!


Don’t forget tomorrow by 12 PM PST is the last day to enter my giveaway contest for a Triangle Grid Necklace if you haven’t already entered!  A winner will be drawn on Friday the 19th.

An assortment

stand up comedy, crumley, jewelry, thelooksee

hopi men, dancing, arizona, cline library, thelooksee

tinsel and trinkets, valentines postcard, etsy, thelooksee

katharina fengler, art, painting, thelooksee


1. Stand up Comedy– Crumley Necklace  2.  CL Archives– Hopi Men  3. Tinsel & Trinkets- Vintage Postcard  4. Katharine Fengler (via here)  5. Monkey on Goat (via Allison)

Navajo life

More from the Cline Library archive that I mentioned here. Absolutely in love with all the weaving photos.

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history,  photography, thelooksee

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history, photography, thelooksee

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history, photography, thelooksee

cline library, navajo, weaving, archive, history, photography, thelooksee

Vintage Finds: Crazy quilt pillow & Little Friend jacket

The pillow I’m keeping, but this amazing child’s coat by “Little Friend” is in my shop.  The tag in this coat is almost as rad as the coat itself.

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coat, childrens, bird, found, vintage, thelooksee, etsy

coat, childrens, bird, found, vintage, thelooksee, etsy

To Hansje and Willem


Ancient Man: The Beginning of Civilizations

Written and Drawn and Done into Color by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
New York. Boni and Liveright, 1920


Perhaps the lovliest thing I’ve read all week.

(via here)

Vintage Finds: Ceramics & baskets

Today I totally scored.  I found these three amazing pots (my favourite is the large modernist one on the left),  and I found these two baskets with leather-wrapped handles.  The baskets are perfect for my new office, and the pots are perfect for all my succulents and cacti that are rapidly needing bigger pots.

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® thelooksee, thrift, basket, woven, vintage

Update: Renilde DePeuter 2

Yet another couple of new pieces by Renilde for her Wormhole series.  I’m always so inspired by her work.  I love this new one especially:


I am also enamored of this new hooked rug cushion she made:

renilde depeuter, cushion, needlepoint, art, thelooksee


I’ve been using Twitter for a while now, but mostly for personal stuff not necessarily for The Looksee.  But now I’m doing it!  The Looksee is now on Twitter.  If you are too, please feel free to follow.  I promise to be sporadic in my Tweeting.

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Off Beat Repeat

Seth clued me into Off Beat Repeat which was made by our friend Mylinh Nguyen, as well as Sally Thurer, and Dan Michaelson.  You can make your own tiling patterns with a little help from their site.  It’s a fun little time waster… and it’s pretty.  Here’s part of one I made.

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