2.27.2008

Shop Highlight: The Hermitage

Don't you just LOVE when you have been looking and looking for something--the perfect thing--and then you find it on Etsy? And to top it off, don't you love even more that it's a handmade piece of art, crafted lovingly by someone who is so passionate you can see it in every aspect of their work? I do! I do!

That brings me to the shop I want to highlight today: The Hermitage.

Not long ago, in a little corner of my living room, I wandered across an Etsy front page collection filled with unique items. One in particular, however, brought me to Rima Staines's shop, and I'm so glad that I clicked on it so I could explore all of her wonderful pieces of work. Unique and mystical, magical and spellbound, all of her products make me want to close my eyes and live in the place that she has created, a place where conversations with faerie folk and magical creatures is an every day occurrence.

The reason why The Hermitage is such a fantastical find for me is because for months now I have been searching for the perfect piece of art that will adorn my entry way. It had to be that one perfect piece that would be situated above the coat hooks on my wall; the one piece that no matter whether someone was coming or going, they would be intrigued by its look and compelled to read it. You can imagine my delight when I came across this:

Isn't it just absolutely lovely? And it's going to go so well with the theme of my entry way. It will undoubtedly garner much attention, along with a request for information on where I found it and who made it, which I'll be absolutely delighted to share with all of my friends and acquaintances.

You can be a part of The Hermitage's world, too, by visiting Rima's Etsy store, The Hermitage web site (which houses a charming collection of characters, words, and creations), or for even more wondrous pleasure, visiting The Hermitage blog.

So what are you waiting for? Take some time for yourself, settle into your comfiest slippers and your coziest chair, and prepare to be enchanted. It's OK--The Hermitage's inhabitants welcome all wayfarers; see for yourself when you visit the Porch.

5 comments:

Rima said...

Chelsea, thanks so much for your wonderful write up :) I am so pleased this piece will be hung by your door... You may be interested to know that the quote was originally said by Roald Dahl :)
Wishing you much magic in your work and creating :)
All the best
Rima

High Desert Diva said...

Great feature (and I like your new entry piece)

off to check out Rima's shop

CopperSpringsLeather said...

What beautiful work, Rima.

Simply Wired Custom Jewelry said...

Thanks Rima...I found the quote--from The Minpins. I think I might buy it and read it over the weekend; the Etsy Bloggers Street Team blog carnival theme this week is writing about a children's book. You should join it! Your posts are so wonderful.

A Blond And A Torch said...

I will have to check out that shop!