Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Getting a Little Crabby

This is for all of you Cancers out there, and there should quite a few interested in design. After all, the sign of the crab "governs home life, matters to do with women, as well as sensitivity and emotional intensity" according to Astrology on the Web. " The crab's large claws hang on to its possessions for dear life, just as the Cancerian collects things to beautify the environment and bravely defends the home turf.....Cancerians make good business people, combining artistry, originality and drive with an understanding of financial matters, marketing and the needs of the public." Hmmm.... sound like anyone we know? Astrology is not a big thing with me, but this is a little spooky.


The little crab above is from a trip to Martha's Vineyard, found along the beach perfectly intact (almost).
Here are a few more crabby finds:

Ankasa pillows: Linen with hand embroidered crab on the left. Faux croc embossed patent leather with bejeweled crab on the right.


A couple of Etsy finds: Note cards from Pink Bathtub on the left (very cute, no?) On sale for $4.50!!! ( Not too crabby!). And a wonderful piece of crabby art from atoz ($16.00!!!)on the right.



And we all know and love a little Anthropologie. This crab has a lobster friend as well. Carved from polished bone. ($198.00)

This handsome crab is from the wonderful shop, Loot, in Oakland via the More Ways to Waste Time blog. Thanks Leah for the great post on this shop! The dish towel is from Sur La Table found during a foray to the fantastic shopping area: 4th Street in Berkeley.

I found this mirror of crusty crustations on 1st dibs Paris.



At the end of a long shopping day, it would be so nice to take a soak in this tub. Careful to keep toes in the tub! This bathroom was designed by Shamir Shah as seen in Elle Decor (July/Aug. 2007). Tub by Waterworks. Wall tile is glass mosaic by Bisazza. And the vintage crag sculpture is from De Vera.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of you fellow Cancerians!

17 comments:

Anna said...

The last pictures is so fun!! I would be so scared if I jumped out of the bath to find that on the floor!
XO
Anna

katiedid said...

Anna-
I know! He is sort of cute though. :)

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Great crab round up. Have you identified a new trend?!

katiedid said...

Thanks Maryam! Wouldn't that be something? Me...a new trend. I like the sound of that!

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Thanks for stopping by my Creative Blogs!
Your blog has some great photo! I'm comin back soon

katiedid said...

Thanks for stopping by Kim!

becky said...

What a fun post! I love to find crab and lobster items for my parents' shack on Cape Cod. Crustaceans rule :)

becky

katiedid said...

Hi Becky! Thanks for stopping in :) Cape Cod, what fun!

The Peak of Chic said...

I'm partial to crabs- I too am a Cancer!

pinkbathtub said...

Thanks for mentioning my crab flat notes!

katiedid said...

Hi pinkbathtub!
My pleasure! They are soo cute!

style court said...

Still love Anthropologie's bone crab!

katiedid said...

I do too Courtney!

annechovie said...

I love these crabs, because it happens to be one of my favorite foods and reminds me of the ocean. I am also loving all the lobster motifs that are appearing on everything nowadays. Neat feature!

katiedid said...

Thanks Anne! Thanks for visiting. I love your art pieces!

Zoe said...

Hi, I just found your blog and this post through technorati...Wow! thanks for showing off my little crab. I am a cancerian too and love being a crab...hard on the outside but a big softy inside. ;)

katiedid said...

Hi Zoe! I am so glad you found me! I love your wonderful product line. I visited your blog and you have alot of great things!