[uhp-steyt fan-see] - adjective

1. not exorbitant or extravagent by city standards, however in a rural setting (like upstate new york) it is in fact, quite fancy.

2. a wonderful blog dedicated to art, design and other things that are indeed upstate fancy.




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BIRTHDAY SALE at peppersprouts


I like giving gifts much more than I like receiving them. What can I say I really like to make other people happy! So this year to celebrate my birthday I’m giving you the biggest discount ever offered at Peppersprouts! A whopping 29% off your order over at the peppersproutdesigns shop! But hurry it’s three days only! Happy birthday to all of us! Just enter code”BIRTHDAY” at checkout.

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200th Post!!!!

I just realized this is my 200th post on this blog. We may not be the biggest blog in the world, but we kind of like it that way. As many of you know I also have a small line of fun-tastic things  for your home and yourself called peppersprouts. This week the good folks over at the brightside project are hosting a giveaway for a set of my Classic Silhouette Coasters, So I suggest hopping over there and get yourself in the contest to make your home a little more upstate-fancy. And in honor of my 200th post here I am offering a 20% discount through Friday (10/16/09) for almost everything in my etsy shop (the typographic wall hanging is not included in the sale sorry guys). Just put the code “FANCY200” in the notes to seller an I will refund you the difference after purchase.


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FANCY wood coasters

I have been working on this idea for a while and thanks to the good folks over at ponoko, I have some great new products in the shop. These wood coasters are laser cut form Color Rimu wood, with an engraved frame, and a cut out silhouette. I hand drew the silhouettes, scanned them in to illustrator, laid  them out with a fanciful frame and sent them over to New Zealand to be cut. They look so great I am designing a few different ones to add to the series. 

A set of 4 casters are available over at my etsy shop, you can be sure these will add a little bit of fancy under that refreshing drink. And maybe even spruce up your table and home.