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.