Monday, April 18, 2011
When I was little, I had a thing for small coin purses.
I had quite a few...some zipped, some you squeezed, but my favorites were the ones with the little silver ball clasps at the top that clicked when you open and shut them. I would squirrel away my coins and other treasures in them.
So recently I decided to get one that would fit folded cash and coins, trying to alleviate the huge collection of change constantly wallowing around the bottom of my purse. And since the coins were never handy, when I used cash I couldn't ever find the proper change, thus I got more change back. Ugh.
I happened upon this most lovely framed coin purse from the zakka...it is just perfect! It fits the cash and coins exactly how I wanted it to, it is beautifully made, has super cute fabric, and best of all, has the little silver balls on top to click shut. Right back to my childhood memories.
Check out her beautiful shop for many sizes of framed clutches, pouches, accessories, and more!
Friday, April 15, 2011
When I was in college and felt like shopping (but only had about $10 to my name), my roommate and I would hit the thrift stores. We would come out with loads of uber-cool stuff for next to nothing.
I loved to thrift well into my late 20s, more for the thrill of a really cool find, but also because an awesome bargain brings a great adrenaline rush...and it's just so fun!
Somewhere along the way once I had my kiddos, I just didn't have the time to do it. Let's face it, a baby doesn't want to sit for hours in a stroller while I poke around looking for treasure.
Well, this is where Etsy enters. Not only is Etsy for handcrafted items like my own shop, it is also a place to buy/sell vintage items (anything older than 20 years).
I was doing a random search the other day and ran across this amazingly cool modern circle belt buckle from Accent on Vintage. I had to have it, and now just a few days later, I do! Put it on my belt right out of the envelope...LOVE IT!
Now I can look for vintage treasures from the comfort of my laptop!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I have taken to wearing layers of necklaces as of late....love to put a cute necklace that sits close to the neck with a long 26-inch dangle one. I decided on a 3/4 inch hammered circle and a 1 inch hammered circle, each on a lovely long cable chain.
Also lots of requests for more modern heart options! So I decided to make a long angled hammered heart too.
If you love these pendant designs, but do prefer a shorter necklace, I have all three of these in a shorter necklace length too.