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.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
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
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
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.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Look at these super adorable cosmetic bags! These would be so cute for bridesmaid gifts. These lovely bags come in a variety of colors (your choice!) and have pretty printed fabric inside. The colors and prints can be customized to match wedding colors or for bridesmaid preferences. I would love to have any of these colorful bags and I think the embroidered initial is the perfect embellishment. They have such a simple elegance to them. These personalized cosmetic bags can be found at Allisa Jacobs on Etsy. This shop has a large collection of handmade bags, purses, cases, organizers, and wedding gifts, all in lovely colors and prints. If I was getting married, this would be my first stop for bridesmaid gifts. Stop by and take a look!
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The holidays are coming and it's that time of year to stock up on gifts and packaging items. Here is a set of adorable Christmas stickers to use to seal cards or to put on packages. These hand drawn forest animals are super cute! Whimsy Whimsical is home to a large variety of paper goods, all created using original drawings. With a shop full of lovely stationary, prints, note cards, invitations, and other great items, it is the perfect place to find gifts for friends and loved ones. It is rare to find a shop where I would buy every single item if I could, but Whimsy Whimsical is one of those shops. Stop by, browse all of the adorable forest animal creations, and pick out a sweet gift for a loved one this holiday season.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Looking for a gorgeous headband for your little one? Maybe for the holiday season or a photo shoot? Here is the perfect one! Made with satin puff fabric in a toffee brown is this lovely handmade flower headband. The elastic band is super soft and stretchy, perfect for delicate heads and hair. Different sizes are available to fit infants, toddlers, and young girls. This pretty headband is also available in purple, mint green, and peach. To find this beautiful item and other great hair accessories visit Twisted Flowers on Etsy.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Today I was looking through my favorite shops on Etsy and came across a lovely shop I found about a year ago. Brooklin Girl has a wonderful collection of handmade accessories for the home. Her collection includes coasters, dishcloths, mug and cup cozies, bottle covers, and napkin rings. All items are crocheted in beautiful colors with 100% cotton yarn. My favorite items from shop owner Lisa are her adorable coasters and cute mug cozies. The lime green cozy shown above would be a great little gift for a friend or co-worker. How cute would this be with a cup of hot cocoa on Christmas! For handmade creations for babies and kids, visit Lisa's other Etsy shop Bubblegirl Knits.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Looking for a fun gift for a friend, daughter, sister, or maybe your bridesmaids? Look no further than Mama Bleu Designs on Etsy. This shop has a beautiful collection of clutches, pouches, and other whimsical illustrated items. The designs used are simply adorable. My favorite clutch from the collection is this personalized party banner clutch. The bright colors and little birdie are so cute! The owner has a variety of designs, including pretty garden flowers and fabric owls. Stop by today to find a pretty little gift for someone special in your life!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Clearly I am a huge fan of bows and other hair accessories. I came across this super adorable and affordable hair bow today, which was featured on the front page of Etsy. How cool! This pretty little clip comes in any size needed, from infant to adult. This lovely peach colored bow is made with beautiful bridal satin, making it a great accessory for both casual and dressy occasions, and is available on a variety of different hair clips. The shop this hair bow is from also sells the same one in many colors, as well as a large selection of other accessories for girls and adults. To find an item perfect for you or your little one visit My Sweetie Bean on Etsy.
Monday, October 1, 2012
I am a sucker for cuff bracelets . . . and lace . . . and anything blue, so when I came across this lovely bracelet on Etsy, I fell in love. Made from hand dyed cotton lace, this pretty turquoise cuff would be great for a special occasion or for every day wear. Blue not your color? No problem. These beauties come in a large variety of vibrant and versatile colors, as well as different sizes. Want a custom color for a wedding or bridesmaid gifts? This seller will help create a custom order for you and work with you on finding a complimentary color to your wedding. To find a lovely bracelet for yourself visit The Parris Domestic on Etsy.
Sunday, September 30, 2012
I was looking at the website Wanelo, where you can find a huge selection of great products, and came across this lovely Etsy seller. She sells unique, yet adorable jewelry and hair accessories. My favorite items from her shop are these pretty hair bow bobby pins. They feature handmade fabric bows on lead and nickel free bobby pins. She has a large variety of colors and prints, and they come in sets of two or six. This lovely set that includes a teal green hair bow and grey checkered print bow is my favorite from her beautiful collection. She also sells a variety of jewelry and even bow ties for men! To find these pretty bow bobby pins and many other great items visit Freena on Etsy.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Mint green is so popular right now. Everywhere I look..mint green. I completely understand why, because it is such a pretty color. From one of my favorite shops, I found these beautiful earrings. Heart shaped metal filigree pieces are hand painted with a lovely mint green, creating a unique lace look. The pieces hang from gold kidney style earring hooks. These would look wonderful with any outfit. Great for the fall season! To find these pretty earrings and other gorgeous hand painted jewelry visit Handmade By Firefli Jewelry and Accessories on Etsy. Hurry in, these beauties won't last long!
Sunday, March 4, 2012
M E L A N I E - White Bridal Flower Hair Clip
From one of my favorite shops, this is a beautiful handmade bridal hair clip. This flower is made with white fabric and a lovely button in the center. The flower is securely attached to an alligator clip, making it very versatile. What a pretty hair piece for a bride on her wedding day! Even though I love this one, I absolutely love all of the other bridal hair accessories in this shop. There is a great selection of flowers made out of different fabrics, many different button accents, and a variety of types (such a comb, clip, and hair pin). To find this beautiful piece and other wonderful items visit Twisted Flowers.
Monday, January 23, 2012
G R A P E - Purple Organza Flower Hair Clip
With my thick curly hair, sometimes it is hard for me to find hair accessories that actually keep my hair up. I am always on the search for something cute, but strong. From one of my favorite shops, I found this beautiful organza flower alligator clip. The beautiful handmade flower is so elegant, yet the clip is very strong to hold up to all types of hair. I am a proud owner of this clip in sapphire blue organza. I love how I can wear my hair in a pretty updo and stick this lovely clip in to help hold all my thick hair up. I love it so much I might have to get another one in this pretty purple! To find this great hair clip, as well as other handmade hair accessories, visit Twisted Flowers.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
W I N T E R - Blue Leaf Earrings
Even though the weather seems otherwise, it is Winter! In one of my favorite Etsy shops I came across these beautiful powder blue leaf earrings. I love the color! These delicate leaves are simple, yet very pretty. These earrings would be the perfect addition to any Winter outfit. Maybe with a white sweater dress or a pretty cream blouse? To find these lovely earrings and more wonderful handmade jewelry visit Handmade By Firefli.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Mockingjay Quote Bookmark
I recently read The Hunger Games series. Best books I have ever read! Which is saying a lot, because a have read many, many great books. I was inspired to create a bookmark to go along with the books. The bookmark pictured has a quote from the third book in the series, Mockingjay. At the end of the book, Peeta asks Katniss, "You love me. Real or not real?" Her answer, "Real." Along with this sweet quote, there is a small white pearl to represent the one Peeta gave Katniss. Fan or not, this is a touching quote that could represent any love. To find this simple, yet romantic bookmark, along with other handmade items, visit Pretty Petals Paper Shop.