Shannon Berrey

A whatkatiedid reminder

Wednesday, October 24, 2012






After a crazy day of work yesterday, I came home at just the moment that my streets were lit up by the golden sunset. I remembered a new print I saw, just the day before, by whatkatiedoes. Following its instructions, I grabbed my camera and headed out to capture some of the glow. 




Thanks for the reminder Katie! Nature is the best sedative!!

Check out Katies etsy store to purchase this pretty or some of her other prints. 

Diesel & Juice {and Autumn!}

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


One of the local news channels we get here in the NC mountains is one based out of Greenville, SC. Last week, they did a story about a giraffe that is pregnant in their zoo and has gone into labor. As giraffe births are rare -- they have live cameras set up so that we can watch it!! I have been faithfully checking in on this sweet mama giraffe since I found out about her. You can also catch glimpses of her handsome lurver, Walter, in the next stall. They have separated the 2 so that miss mama can focus on the task at cervix hand. I want so desperately to view the birth as I now feel a special bond to Autumn. I give daily updates to my not nearly as interested family as she is referred to as 'my giraffe'.     



I have learned so much about giraffes over the past week! Did you know that they are pregnant for 15 months but have very short labors once the baby starts to come out. They are unusual in that they give birth while standing and the baby will come out hooves first. A newborn calf, which can weigh between 120-150 pounds and stand 6-feet tall at birth, will usually take its first steps within an hour of its birth.

 If you want to join in and watch Autumn, along with me and several hundred thousand anxious wanna- be aunts, uncles, and cousins, visit the live cam here: And, if you see tiny hooves start to descend, PLEASE be a friend and email me asap (shannon {at} shannon berrey dot com) !!

You know I am a huge animal lover {with 3 of my own....dogs...not giraffes :) } so while we are all impatiently waiting, let's take a look at the delightful illustrations of the talented artist, Michele, of Diesel & Juice 

 Diesel & Juice is an illustration project that was inspired by her love for her English Bulldog Diesel and feisty feline, Juice. She offers both custom and pre-made prints of the most adorable pets, creatures, and objects. All illustrations are drawn using Adobe Illustrator and printed in house with UltraChrome archival inks on premium archival paper. 








Diesel and Juice

Are they not fantastic?!! She offers a ton of sizes and her mini-prints are only $5!! She also has an etsy site and you can learn more about her and her process on her blog. Or contact her to commission a print of your own best friend!  

{Maybe we can convince Michele to do an illustration of 'my' new baby giraffe!}  


Loving Janet Hill

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


I have been a long time fan of the soft and dreamy work of Canadian artist Janet Hill. Her paintings depict beautiful small vignettes of decades long ago -- of glamorous ladies and their stylish homes surrounded by velvet upholstered antiques, whimsical wallpapers, vintage floral drapes and fresh floral arrangements. The best part, is that she produces new paintings almost weekly and she shares their stories on her lovely blog.   










If an original is not in your budget, then check out her extremely affordable prints in her etsy shop.

{all images via Janet Hill}


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I was doing a little window shopping, etsy style, and came across the sweetest shop, Susabella. If you have a wedding to attend in the near future, this shop can offer you some great gifts.

There is nothing I like to give more than a personalized gift to celebrate a new marriage. Susabella's  white pottery is so beautiful in it's handcrafted simplicity, but they also allow each piece to be monogrammed and dated, before it is glazed.  

I don't know about you guys, but these are nothing like the unity candles on the market when I got married.


A cigar box for the groomsmen... 


Instead of the ringbearer's pillow, how about a stamped box?


A sweet remberance tucked into the bridal bouquet.


Check out all they have to offer at their etsy site here.  

{not compensated, just like sharing great stuff!}

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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