Saturday, July 3, 2010


I love Etsy. It's such a great place to support small business and the wide world of handmade art. I recently made a few wonderful purchases.

I stumbled across this shop back in February and was in love - such gorgeous vintage inspired pieces! The aprons especially caught my eye, as did the array of armwarmers. Well the other day, in need of some retail therapy, I was going through my list of "favorite sellers" and decided to have another peek at some of Tamilyn's goodies. How excited was I to see that she was having a "buy one, get one" sale"?! Yay! Double bonus! I ended up with two splendid pairs of arm warmers.

The first pair is called Cherish... lovely gray repurposed sweater sleeves with a pretty layer of embroidery and the merest hint of shimmer from iridescent sequins and shell like buttons- they have the perfect amount of slouch and are cozy through and through!

The second pair that I got, called Captain, are just as wonderful. Not half as girly, but every bit as comfortable and just downright cool. I love the fit as well and the navy blue wool will compliment almost all of my wardrobe. The rosettes are such a fun and unique touch.

Please check out her shop, she's a wonderful seller to work with and her pieces are unique and well made!

Also recently purchased was a wonderful fused glass pendant from Clint and Lacey Loumaster at Wood and Glass. As many of you know I have an affinity for compasses and when this pendant caught my eye I nabbed it up immediately.

The colors are beautiful and calming and I love the hand drawn quality of the sketch of the compass. It's most definitely a wonderfully crafted piece.

You can find them here: They sell everything from vessels to wine stoppers to mosaics... a wide variety of really cool and useful items.