Thursday, October 8, 2009

Beak of the Week ~ Garnishing Garland

I came across this shop, Lobster and Swan, the other week while searching for some dainty garland to girlie-up the new space I'm getting ready to move into. Haven't purchased anything YET, but I definitely wanted to share these darling treasures because I can't keep secrets. This Layers of Time garland is beautiful artwork all strung together for your garnishing pleasure!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Beak of the Week ~ Ruffley Cover-up

I'm so in love with this sham by Simple Sage Designs, and's not just because it has a ruffle on it...well maybe a little. But this pillow has a lovely contrast in texture, with a nicely-done soft color combo that is a perfect shabby accent to any chic room. Plus, this baby is on sale through September - so gather up this girlie deal before it's gone.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Beak of the Week: Sarah Jane Studios

With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I'd make my blogging comeback with a themed print from Etsy's Sarah Jane, a dainty illustrator who brings me back to days of a much simpler time. Take a look around her shop, because its all adorable and its all affordable.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Beak of the Week ~ Blue Bell Blossoms

More adorable than you can shake a stick at, these Blue Bell Blossom Earrings (say that three times fast) are not only adorable, but they're also on sale! Check out these and other Summer delights at Red Heart 13 on Etsy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beak of the Week ~ Fluttering of my Heart

Folk has always been a favorite shop of mine ~ the ruffles, dainty detailing and reasonable pricing make for a lovely place for an Etsy shopping spree! Trimmed with frilly pink and cream lace, this Cotton Butterfly Apron/Corset Top would make a lovely summer picnic top. Anniversary sale going on right now!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Beek of the Week: Birdie Yarn Wreath

Yarn Wreath with Bird (on sale right now), one of spools of beautiful yarn wreaths
available at The Little Prints.
Adorned with the most dainty of trimmings:
Vintage lace, a button, and my favorite, a bird!

Anyone can take old junk and make it new again, but not many can revamp vintage into modern with such adorable style and adaptability as The Little Prints on Etsy. Such a fantastic variety - from pin cushions to wall art to bracelets - all sharing a common style and the common thread of sustainability. And I love anything green :)

Oh Deer!

More deer than you can shake an antler at!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Jewelry and Craft Display ~ under $30!

I've seriously thinking about putting some items in a local shop, so I've really been keeping my eye out for some inexpensive and creative ways to display my items. A lot of it is definitely luck, but one must always keep their eyes open and jump at any opportunity to grab the coveted. Such is my experience nearly plowing over some young children in a thrift shop the other weekend to posses a beautiful dress form for how much? $40!
So here are a few items that I've bought, and some I've not (yet), but maybe we can get the creative juices flowing and come up with an amazingly beautiful little cubby at that local artisan market you've been eyeing up.

My new favorite online shop, Elizabeth's Embellishments, carries a huge variety of
shabby chic jewelry displays, or check out this vintage ring, bracelet and earring card
catch-all from Jen's Closet on Etsy.

The perfect catch-all for rings and brooches is definitely a vintage ceramic egg tray, like this one from Cats Vintage Shoppe. Drape jewelry over opened drawers of a jewelry box, like this one from Urban Outfitters, or down a vintage pedestal dish like this one from Shabby Urban Cottage for an elegant look. Table mirrors with swirlies and sticky-outies, like this one from Elizabeth's Embellishments, kill two birds with one stone - customers can try on necklaces and check themselves out at the same time.

Items that have a little bit of height to them, like lacey cake trays or frames enclosed with mesh, can not only hold single earrings, but either purchase or make your own 'S' hooks (with heavy-guage wire) and they can easily hold your very own earring cards. Splendid!

Any other ideas that you guys have to share, I would LOVE to hear!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pain in the Middle

Feeling a little under the weather earlier this week, I had to take a few days off, which meant that I also had to miss Yoga class on Monday. Boo. That left me with one week since my last class. Class didn't nearly feel as bad as I thought it would; it actually felt pretty good. Until this morning, when I attempted to sit up in bed.
I think my instructor calls it the t-strap, that underlying muscle of the lower abdomen and lower back that you wouldn't even know you had until you pretty much did some of the core-strengthening poses like boat and locust poses. Anyway, pretty much every movement I make today is on the achy side, but for some reason, I can't wait for more! I'm imagining the end of my pot belly coming very soon.
Do you hear that? Is that a positive attitude you are hearing from me? Coming with the onslaught of pain? Change is in the air...or in the middle :)

Beak of the Week: Anything Artquirk

I don't know how I missed this sale ALL MONTH ('til Tuesday), but in honor of this intricately-detailed artist's 500th sale, all of Artquirk's dainty illustration are half price! Love these line drawing because they sort of take me away into these overseas cityscapes (well for us in the US anway) where I, one day, hope to stroll through the local produce markets on the way back to my summer cottage. Hey, a gal can dream, can't she?

Flowers in Greece; Laundry Day ; Strangled Lamp Post

Friday, June 19, 2009

Beak of the Week: Mini Dreamcatchers

I've had my eye on these for quite some time ~ an adorable pair of 3" Mini Dreamcatchers, by Nest Pretty Things is sure to only let the sweet dreams into your little one's slumbersome mind. Or most likely into your own slumbersome mind.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Items!

L to R: Peculiar Petals rest upon the prettiest vintage button; Queen Anne's Lace earrings add a little bit of garden to the seamstress in you; A Scoop of Strawberry earrings, actually,make it two scoops, please; Three Gals Nest Necklace warms the heart with a trio of delighful eggs!