November 30, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

Last but certainly not least!

Enter for a chance to win this Custom Gift Set (Scrub, Butter, and Perfume) in White Gift Box with Ribbon from thegardenbath so you can pamper yourself over the holidays!

All you have to do is blog about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

Good Luck Everyone!!

November 29, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

I love yarn and this yarn is gorgeous!

Enter for a chance to win some beautiful Falling Leaves - Hand Spun Merino Wool from jilldrapermakesstuff by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

Hand spun 100 % Merino wool, this yarn is bulky and so soft. This yarn is made from 2 strands of my own hand dyed roving dyed to match the trees when they start to change from Summer to Fall. Bright chartreuse is tempered by reds, oranges and browns.

November 28, 2008

It's better in black!

Friday Flickr Picks



1. EAT ME (now in black!), 2. Black Kokeshi clutch with strap, 3. Black and white with red bows, 4. Black & White Button Bouquet, 5. Ice Queen Pendant, 6. PIA Black Butterfly Earrings, 7. Chiyogami Bangle, 8. Cream with Black accents, 9. Dark Daisy

Happy Black Friday Everyone!

Who better to help us celebrate Black Friday than Kim from littleblackboxes?

For your chance to win a little black box from littleblackboxes just blog about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving




Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I'll be back next week with more vintage than you'll know what to do with.

p.s. Aren't these little birdies cute?

p.p.s. We're having an after Thanksgiving sale over at Goodwiu Vintage this weekend. Come by and take a peek...it's going to be good.

xo, Caroline

Happy Thanksgiving!




Isn't it pretty? I bet it would be even prettier hanging on your neck!
You've still got a few days to enter! For a chance to win this beautiful Sterling Silver Drip Necklace from BeadsInTheBelfry by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 26, 2008

It all started with... featuring HuggerMugger

This week's feature is brought to you by Rachel of HuggerMugger. Rachel offers a "jumble of different things" in her shop. You can never have too much variety!


It all started with my first pair of scissors. As soon as my parents gave me that pair of yellow child's scissors, there was no stopping me. I would cut up magazines and glue pictures to construction paper or anything else that struck my fancy. Twenty-odd years later, my collages are a little more sophisticated than collections of random pictures of toys. And I usually put them on notebooks or journals instead of construction paper. But I still love using my scissors.

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Your dog deserves it! So make sure you enter! For a chance to win this Shark Attack Dog Leash from organidog by blog about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 25, 2008

The Dawanda advent calendar sale is here!

Have you been to Dawanda lately? They started their advent calendar sale yesterday! Not sure what the advent calendar sale is? Well let me tell you! From Nov 24th - Dec 19th 2008 Dawanda shop owners can choose to opt in or out to participate in the advent calendar sale. Dawanda will selects one product category per day and if a shop has opt in to participate their items in that category will be discounted by 11% for 24 hours. All items that are discounted are clearly marked with a red icon in the top left corner. So if you haven't started your holiday shopping yet or are looking to finish up check out the sale for some extra savings!

My Dawanda Faves:


1. Red Leaves Mini Wallet/Card Case - dorothywyn
2. Blue Sanitary Packet - Hot Water Bottles - tumult-berlin
3. Occy the Octopus - BarracudaDesigns
4. Horses 8x10 fine art print - JoannasPhotography
5. Christmas Tree Cookie Ornament - glamasaurus
6. Gangesdelta Cube - DavidHenrichs

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



How can you resist entering for a chance to win these pretty Hazy Raindrop Earrings from zahour?

All you have to do is write a blog post about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 24, 2008

Print Addict!

There are so many different types of prints out there! Digital, Gocco, Giclee, Letterpress, Screen Print, Mixed Media, etc... It's hard not to fall in love with them all! Here are a few of my favorites:


1. Allusion - yellena
2. Doxie Duet - kerrybeary
3. Maidenhair Fern - ColorBoxDesign
4. Little Sparrows - yumiyumi
5. Original Mixed Media on Canvas - "Iris No 1" - magicjelly
6. A mother's work is never done - badbird

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



How lucky are you?

Enter for a chance to win pretty Lucky Fishpond Necklace from majentadesigns by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 23, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway




There's still time fo your to enter to win this amazing pair of Loves Me, Loves Me Knot Earrings from xiztance by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 22, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

Ouch, I think my teeth hurt just from looking at this super sweet gift set!

For your chance to win this Sweet Tooth Gift Set from threeofwands by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 21, 2008

Thank god it's Friday!

It's been a really long week! Enjoy the weekend :)

1. Licorice Vial Necklace, 2. Gift Boxes Ornament - Altered Domino - Stocking Stuffer - Gift Decoration, 3. IMG_2228, 4. Vintage Pink/Yellow Roses Teacup Soy Candle, 5. white Heart Felt holiday ornament, 6. orange cowl from handspun merino , 7. DSC03947, 8. chryscoasters_front, 9. Green Yo-Yo Christmas Tree

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



It's time for you to get blogging! Enter for a chance to win these lovely Marbled Earth Earrings featuring chrysocolla on handmade sterling silver earwires from chendric by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 20, 2008

Vintage Buyer's Gift Guide (part 2)

For The Kids - (almost) all less than $30:


xo, Caroline

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

I love purple! Do you? If you do you better start blogging!

For a chance to win this stunning Orbitals 3-strand Wire Crochet Bracelet 'mod dots' in purple from pomomamadesign blog about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!




November 19, 2008

It all started with.... featuring Patisserie Jolie.

Good Morning Readers of Sweet Figments! In order to keep the blog fresh and full of fun things to read I decided that we should do a new feature every week called "It all started with..." basically each week I will select one shop to feature and they will tell you in their own words how they got started! If you are interested in submitting for this series you can email me subject line "It all started with..." at sweetfigments@hotmail.com for details.

This week's feature is brought to you by Jessica from Patisserie Jolie who makes mouthwatering soaps. Seriously, I'm drooling just looking at this photo!



It all started with my love of desserts and a mean sweet tooth. I began making soaps about a year ago when I decided to combine my love of baking with my love of bath products. All products are handcrafted with the yummy scents inspired by the desserts you know and love. All items are cruelty free, vegan and are not tested on animals. Just like at your favorite bakery, all products are made in small batches to ensure freshness. I now have about 40 "flavors" of soaps and am always cooking up more!

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Enter for a chance to win this gorgeous Black and White Floral Bangle from tooaquarius by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 18, 2008

Sweet Figments - Email Finds

I love opening up emails that have awesome items! Feel free to submit to me!


1. Every Little Counts is having a Post Election Sale! Everything from their Love Story Collection has been marked down.
2. If you're looking for some are that is whimsical and fun you'll want to stop by bestiaryink.
3. truche offers stunning vintage glass jewelry that is made from repurposed and recycled glass that has been sanded smooth to the touch.
4. You'll be needing address labels if you're sending stuff this holiday season so be sure to pick some up over at bohtieque
5. Emma Gordon London now has hot new accessories to match her HOT purses! You definately want to put this shop on your wish list!
6. Make an effort to stop by Mahar Drygoods for some fantastic vintage and artisan crafted goodies for the kids!

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway




Enter for a chance to win a Felted Birdhouse Ornament in Pinks & Browns from thatissocute by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 17, 2008

COLOR!

I thought I'd finish off the gift guides with something colorful. Why? Because life is just so much better in color! These picks are from the Crafting In Color Street Team on Etsy of which I am a proud member. If you are interested in joining the team contact Tizzalicious. Beautiful gift ideas for people who love color from people who love color!
Left to right:
1. Green Ladies Medium Plaid and Checks Pajama Pants - iheartthatdance 2. Tiny-Tweedies Teddy Bear (Pink) - TweedDelights 3. Twinkle Toes 8x10 Glossy Print - lindaboucher 4. Absolute Pink (Necklace) - pulpsushi 5. Sugar Love...for Your Sweetie...- isewcute 6. Tea Party Necklace - BabyLovesPink 7. Weather Magnet Set - TheTinyFig 8. Monkey Bear And Donkey Fabric Button Magnets - creamrose 9. Mushroom Love Pendant - tizzalicious 10. Hotty Dotty Blanket - whynottsewn 11. Santa Velvet Christmas cowl - MiaRae 12. BLOOMSBURY SNOODIBBLER PLUSH - bloomsburygroup

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

You'll definitely get lots of compliments if you've got one of these hanging on your neck!

Enter for your chance to win your choice of any pewter pendant from 2monkees by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!




November 16, 2008

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Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway




Blog with us and enter for a chance to win these Evergreen Earrings from GenuineArticle by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 15, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Win this Limited Edition Dreaming In Blue Wristlet by TheTinyFig by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th! Remember there's 30 great prizes to be won!

November 14, 2008

More Sweet Stuff!


Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

Store your all your goodies in this Pink and Green box from gmistudio!

For your chance to win it write a blog post about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 13, 2008

Vintage Buyer's Gift Guide

Not only is buying vintage the most eco-friendly route to go, but often it can be incredibly wallet friendly as well. Nab any of these vintage gems for the discerning guy or gal on your list, and get away with it for less than (or much less than, depending) $30. Have more to spend? Give 'em more vintage - two presents are better than one, I always say!

for him:

for her:
xo, Caroline

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway


This would look so great hanging on your wall don't you think?

For your chance to win this Red Hum Love - Original Scratchboard from TidbitsandBits blog about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 12, 2008

Host / Hostess

With the holiday season comes a lot of parties! Which kind of leaves you stuck with trying to figure out what to bring the host/hostess right? Well, I've rounded up some really fab gift ideas to suit everyone's budget!


Left to right:
1. Seven Deadly Sins Coffee/Tea Set - trixiedelicious 2. Dotted Branch Shakers - baileydoesntbark 3. Red Poppies Dish Towels - MichelleBrusegaard 4. Huge Green Wine Bottle Cheese Board with Spreader - CDChilds 5. Mini Bowl Emanate Pattern Vague Colorway - jillrosenwald 6. Marbled Paper Coaster Set of 4 - Sassy Rose 7. Felted Fleur Vase with Daisy - cozycottagecreations 8. Wine Pocket - spacemoderne 9. Maven Ruffled Hostess Apron - mavends 10. Designer Chairs Cocktail Napkins - avrilloreti 11. Fall Three Layer Soy Candle - blisscandles 12. Brown Glass Moose Bottle Stopper - englerglass

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway

Change your baby in style!

Enter for a chance to win this Island vibe burp cloth and changing mat set from SnugBugClothing by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 11, 2008

In Remembrance


Poppies by maryellengolden

Gals, Girls and Women.

For some reason all guys seem to think that girls are hard to shop for. Well, being a girl I have to disagree since there are just so many more options for girls than their are for guys! Especially when it comes to handmade gifts. Here are some special gift ideas for the lucky ladies in your life!
Left to right:
1. Pink Bird Seed Zipper Pouch - louloubell 2. Red Apple Tree Shirt - boygirlparty 3. The AandV Pleated Bag - aandvdesigns 4. Olive Clusters - JuicieJulz 5. Vintage Inspired Hand Crocheted Flower Brooch - bohkay 6. Black Leather Normandy Clutch With Antique Skeleton Key - urbanheirlooms 7. Sweets For My Sweet Brooch - AlwaysAmy 8. Sterling Silver Waterfall Earrings - BeadsInTheBelfry 9. Phlux Scarf - hierapparel 10. Red Flowers (set of 6) Book Plates - tuccipaperco 11. Personalized Blank Notebook - siskastudio 12. Autumn Is Here - Turquoise Heart and Hedgehog Necklace - Tizzalicious 13. Plum Coat - LittleHouses 14. The Key - kezbirdie 15. Georgia Full Apron With Shirt Cuffs -mountainashdesign 16. Soul Searching Necklace - PulpSushi 17. Crocheted Slouch Hat - Dusty Purple - joclothing 18. Growing Ear Wire Flower Earrings - novadesigns

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Blog along with us for a chance to win this Silver plated Marsa Ring , Two Beaded beads and Polymer Clay Flower Pillow Bead from dicopebisuteria by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 10, 2008

Guys, Boys and Men

I hate shopping for boys. I just never know what to get them and there aren't always a lot of options it's usually clothing, electronics or games. Don't you agree? Well, I've been digging and I found a bunch of great stuff that might help you cross off some of those names on your list!
1. Beetle Mechanique Vintage Watch Ring - 19Moons 2. Soap And Shave Cubes For Men And Women - ShopRedLeaf 3. Sterling Silver Spinning Ring - TammysTreasureChest 4. Wooden Airplane -StillpointWoodworks 5. Limited Edition Leather Journal - ArtisanGraham 6. Steampunk Vintage Swiss 17 Ruby Jeweled Watch Movement Gold Money Clip - edmdesigns 7. Guitar Pick Monogram On A Sterling Silver Keychain - TheVintageChain 8. Monkey Belt - mymimi 9. 70's Throw Back Leather Cuff - RADCOW 10. Beer Soap Bar - dennisanderson 11. Middle Finger. F-ck My Job Cufflinks - TDjewelryNYC 12. Dad, xoxoxoxoxo - westbyron 13. Forest Reflections Leather Card Case - AnvilArtShop 14. Gnome NYC - TeeShirtGnome 15. Men's Football Soaps - kimberquinn 16. Placeholder, Screen Printed Designer Nerd Microfiber Tie - toybreaker 17. Deluxe Metro Man Bifold Wallet -sewlutionsbyamo 18. Minus Messenger Bag In Chocolate - minus

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Have you blogged yet today? Enter for a chance to win STUD from museacdonline by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 9, 2008

Don't forget about your furry friends!

These days it seems like EVERYONE has a dog or a cat or some sort of furry friend! So, let's not forget that our loyal companions deserve to be spoiled too! Check out these awesome pet gift ideas! My personal fav is the Starbarks Dog house with the Cat Bed (Dog Rug) being a very close runner up. heheLeft to right:
1. Corgi Poster - throwmeabone 2. HandMade Felt Banana Catnip toy - Handmade 3. Bon Appetite Pet Bowl - parischicboutique 4. WoofWoof and Sew On Dog Collar - BiceDesigns 5. Pet Bed - anniessweatshop 6. Medium Critter Pouch - crittercargo 7. Copper Pet Tags -jmanigrossi
8. Cat Bed (Dog Rug) - natdesigns2003 9. Mini Starbarks Indoor Dog House - yappyhappy 10. Happiness Is A Horizontal Print Adjustable Leash - houndmade 11. Cheese Please Organic Dog Treats - Organidog 12. Pet Crazy's Cat Nip Mouse With Bell - PetCrazy

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Everyone needs a good journal and this one is just perfect for jotting down notes, writing your thoughts or whatever you wish!

Enter for a chance to win this fantastic handbound leather journal from myhandboundbooks by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 8, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Enter for a chance to win these gorgeous Rose Quartz and Leather Earrings from HeartofaCowgirl by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 7, 2008

Flickr Friday!

More fab picks from our Flickr group.
1. Gwyneth Collection, 2. Lia Ices, 3. Metro wallet with happy hedgehogs, 4. House Bag #1, 5. Felt butterfly ornament , 6. TRUE necklace with lime green tagua nut , 7. Vintage 1960s Mod Shift Dress S, 8. Chocolate Frosted Cupcake, 9. Thanks Handmade Card

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Enter for a chance to win these Desert Dreams Hairsticks from stringmealong by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!

November 6, 2008

Reminder: Blog A Day Giveaway



Are you blogging with us? Enter for a chance to win this Fabric Shopping Bag and Earrings from avocadocreations by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th! You could win up to 30 prizes!

Who's Whooo

It would be wise of you to take a gander at the selection of delightful vintage owl items that etsy has to offer. Get it...wise? You must excuse me, I can't help myself. At any rate, here are a few of the good ones...do enjoy.


xo, Caroline

November 5, 2008

Reminder: Blog a Day Giveaway




is Asking For Trouble. Enter for a chance to win this beautiful Snow bunny washi covered notebook and a Japanese fabric badge set by blogging about this shop or any of the other shops participating in our "Blog A Day Giveaway" and posting a comment HERE along with the link to your blog post before Dec 4th!