Wednesday, January 20, 2010

wednesday wishlist

This week its all about the handbags. You can never have too many. Ruffles, embroidery, beading...I love all the uniquely textured bags that are out there right now. So my list this week is a collection of stand-out purses that are sure to get you noticed.

white seashell clutch -
beaded borealis bag -
poetry bag -
vegan leather handmade clutch in butter -
deux lux ruffle bucket bag -

Saturday, January 16, 2010

upcycled tin necklaces

I have been working on a lot of new jewelry for the shop and am so excited to introduce these upcycled tin necklaces. I've had a lot of fun  searching thrift and antique stores for vintage tins to turn into these adorable necklaces. The search itself and thinking about the story behind each piece is almost as much fun as seeing the finished product! They will be in my shop very soon.

Friday, January 15, 2010

vintage wallpaper collection of goodies

I got totally geeked out when I bought this vintage collection of goodies. I'm a sucker for anything with pattern, so the sheets of vintage wallpaper sold me on this pack from HopeAnd She has all kinds of cool finds in her shop, but I LOVED these collage packs made up of wallpaper, sheet music, dictionary pages, vintage taffeta ribbon and little key envelopes from the electric company. I have no idea what I will make with all these goodies, but I'm so excited to think of something.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

hey there, cupcake!

I ran across this charming blog with all kinds of goodies and fun baking ideas. has this adorable make your own cupcake pop tutorial. Have you ever seen anything cuter?? Everyone loves cupcakes and who doesn't love tiny little cupcake bites or cupcakes on a stick! I also thought it was only perfect to pair this with some wonderful cupcake accessories I found.

1. gorgeous cupcake stand - TheCupcakeTower
2-3. adorable retro cupcake liners - SweetEstelle
4-5. more sweet cupcake liners - HeyYoYo
6. beautifully intricate cupcake wrappers - paperorchidstationery

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

wednesday wishlist

Valentine's Day is creeping upon us. So I thought I would take advantage of that and collect some super sweet picks for my list this week.

vintage valentine collage pack -
custom heart, tree print pillow cover -
valentine bingo cards -
antique brass love charm necklace -
silver cupid's arrow necklace -
valentine heart soap -

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

which way to the bathroom?

How adorable are these male/female bathroom signs. What a charming way to welcome guests into your bathroom at home. creates these gorgeous little works of art with dozens of patterns to choose from. LOVE them!

Monday, January 11, 2010

telling time

I rounded up a group of my favorite wall clocks. I LOVE this frame clock. You can fill it with photos or funky collages like shown here, just adorable and from Super fun etsy shop has beautiful clocks made of repurposed china. sells wall art with clock functionality. This piece is printed on bristol paper with a sturdy backing. has many unique, modern clocks like this honeycomb pattern lattice clock. The last two designs can be found at Generate. The butterfly clock comes in 4 pieces to arrange yourself. And the Cuckoo Forest clock is a modern version of Grandma's old clock. But it still still keeps a bit of the retro feel with chirping bird sounds. Which one is your favorite?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

fire king glass

I'm really digging all the fire king mugs out there right now. Fire king glass also known as milk glass or jadeite was originally produced for every day use between the 1940's and 1979 made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation. Some are collector items and can fetch more than $200 a piece and some hold very little value.

I love them for their milky color and bright retro patterns. Collecting them has become very trendy and many can be found on etsy and ebay or of course your local antique and thrift stores. This image was found on and is a great example of just a handful of designs out there.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

wednesday wishlist

Yellow and gray are a very popular color combo right now. And of course I am totally in love with it. I freaked when I saw this sheet set from West Elm...who am I kidding, this whole bedding set. I must have it.

I've already been having visions of what my bedroom makeover will look like. These printed sheets and the mustard quilt and shams from West Elm. This simple but lovely herringbone pillow from CB2 with yellow piping (what a pretty detail!) And I recently bought this gorgeous geometric fabric that is practically screaming for me to make a pillow. Along with these pretty Amy Butler fabrics found at that would also be wonderful as accents. And to top it off I ran across this totally sweet Town Print from lisajonestudio.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

dreamy anthropologie mugs

I am in love with these pretty scenic mugs from Anthropologie. I love that the colorful watercolor art lets you dream of sipping your tea or coffee in some European village. 

plants forever in bloom

I'm guilty of neglecting my blog over the holidays. My shop was super busy, which was great! Along with Christmas, my birthday and new years all in the span of a week and a little getaway to the cabin, I am trying to get back in the groove of things.

With the MN temps in the negatives and having nearly 21 inches of snow dumped on us this December, it is hard not to  curl up on the couch and hibernate. But it is a new year and today there is a blue sky and the sun is shining...even if it is only 5 degrees! I came across these gorgeous plants made of lovely colorful fabric from No matter what the weather outside these handcrafted florals will stay in bloom every day, freezing temps or not.