Saturday, June 20, 2015

You Are My Sunshine

A few months ago I came across a lovely shop on Instagram. I started following her page and instantly fell in love with all of her beautiful handmade pieces. Rebecca at House of Bec makes hand stamped vintage silverware made from rescued silver-plated spoons and cutlery. She brings each one back to life to display in planted pots, on the wall, in a frame, or to give as a gift. I have fallen for many of her pieces over the last few months, but this one in particular is my favorite. Throughout my childhood, my grandma always sang this song to me. I even have a very special tape recording of her and I singing the song together when I was just two years old. I have this lyric throughout my house on picture frames and framed sheet music. My husband and I have a house full of potted plants, so this would be a perfect fit in our home.
Her Etsy shop also features a beautiful collection of jewelry that she makes in her home studio. The pieces are made of sterling silver and made from casts of real succulents and twigs. How neat is that?! All of her pieces are stunning and so unique. I am also a huge succulent lover, so I am wanting every piece!
You can find her shop at House of Bec on Etsy. You can also find her on Instagram at @houseofbec.
Here are a few more pretty handmade pieces from her collection

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Whimsical Critter

This is my first post in 2 years... but when I came across this, I couldn't help myself! Embroidered hoop art is beautiful on its own, but add some lovely patterned fabric, and you have a really unique piece of art for your home. I have come across several shops lately with pretty embroidery items, but this has to be one of my favorites. This super fun "Pesky Squirrel" hoop art can be found at Three Red Apples on Etsy. The shop is filled with so many lovely, whimsical handmade items. I think I might have to get one!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It is summer time. The days are warm and sunny. It is time to pack away your pants and bring out your pretty skirts and dresses. At Joozie Cotton on Etsy you can find a lovely selection of skirts and dresses for this summer. This beautiful deep red peasant skirt is one of my favorites! It would be great for work, a wedding, or shopping at the farmer's market. Such a versatile piece! Joozie Cotton is also home to pants, tops, and scarves for when the weather cools back down. Stop by this shop and check out the great selection. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Todays Pretty...

Rain is pouring down outside and I can't help but get excited that it is my favorite time of year. I can get out all of my fall/winter clothes and switch out my sandals for boots. One accessory I am still missing from my fall/winter wardrobe though is boot cuffs. I found these lovely mint green crocheted boot cuffs today on Etsy. These can be found at Lumi Style, along with a bunch of other pretty crocheted accessories. Not only do I want these for myself, they would make a great gift for several of my friends. With the chilly weather coming, I could also use some of the lovely wrist warmers, hats, and cowls from this pretty little shop. Stop in and find a cozy accessory for yourself. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Todays Pretty...

I absolutely love quilts! Who doesn't, right? They make me think of home, comfort, and family. This beautiful quilt is from JAQS Studio, home to a lovely collection of handmade quilts. The vibrant colors and unique chevron patchwork pattern of this quilt would make it a great piece in any home. The size makes it perfect for a child's bed, a living room throw, or to take on a picnic. I love quilts in all colors and patterns, but this has to be one of my favorites. It would be great to snuggle up with this Winter. This shop has wonderful quilts, but also has a huge selection of great cloth napkins. The eco-friendly napkin sets come in many pretty colors and patterns. Stop by JAQS Studio and see for yourself! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Todays Pretty...

Lulu Bug Jewelry is home to a beautiful collection of handmade jewelry in silver and concrete. Each lovely piece features a quote or drawing etched into fine silver. I have so many favorite items from this shop it was hard to choose just one. This pretty inspirational quote necklace has a silver circle pendant with the words "not all who wander are lost" and a smaller pendant with a barn swallow. Sometimes a few words and a small drawing can mean and say so much. I would wear a necklace like this as an everyday piece of jewelry, having more meaning than just a fashion piece. Visit Lulu Bug Jewelry and find a meaningful gift for yourself, a friend, or someone special in your life. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Todays Pretty...

I was browsing jewelry today on Etsy and came across this lovely brass pendant necklace. The geometric lines of the pendant resemble a chevron pattern, which is ever so popular right now. This longer, bib length necklace would be a great statement piece of jewelry and would add a little sparkle to a classic look. Along with this pretty necklace, Fauna y Flora is home to a beautiful collection of other nature inspired jewelry, including bracelets and earrings. Stop by and take a look at the other great pieces from this shop.