June 30, 2009

missing a headlight......

So long ago, I don't remember when, that's when they say I lost my only friend . They said she died easy of a broken heart disease, as I listened through the cemetery trees. I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn, the long broken arm of human law. It always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face, I wonder why she hung around this place.....?

Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever. There's got to be something better than in the middle. Me & Cinderella, we put it all together, we can drive it home with one headlight....

She said it's cold it feels like Independence Day, and I can't break away from this parade. There's got to be an opening, somewhere here in front of me, through this maze of ugliness and greed. I seen the sun up ahead, at the county line bridge, sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead. We'll run until she's out of breath, she ran until there's nothin' left, She hit the end-it's just her window ledge.....

Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever. There's got to be something better than in the middle. Me & Cinderella, we put it all together, we can drive it home with one headlight....

Well this place is old, it feels just like a beat up truck. I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn. Well it smells of cheap wine & cigarettes, this place is always such a mess, sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn. I'm so alone, and I feel just like somebody else, man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same. Somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams, I think her death it must be killin' me.....

Hey, come on try a little, nothing is forever. There's got to be something better than in the middle. Me & Cinderella, we put it all together, we can drive it home with one headlight....
from top left to bottom right:
voodoo king designs, Susie goose, rebecca van stralen, Maggie Studio (alt)
charlie cc bb, c.j. shanks, out loud produktions, audrey pongracz (alt)
Arty John, Kimberly Rose, Best Art Studios, tredlight photographs (alt)
M wilson, Marrus Art, lizard hope, Integrity Studio (alt)

*drives away*

Email finds: Sunshine & Molasses

Are you on a mission to spread smiles and sunshine? Well, you've got a lot in common with Sunshine & Molasses then! Andrea of Sunshine & Molasses has made it her mission to help you spread sunshine and smiles to all those around you! In her shop, you'll find a fun and quirky selection of cards that are suitable for all occasions. Here's a few samples of what you might find:

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June 29, 2009

Keyword: Summer

Summer is in full swing! I love being able to wear flip flops again! When I think of summer I generally think of three things: the beach, pretty sun dresses and colorful flowers. I browsed through about 50 pages of "summer" items and dug these up for you. Enjoy!
1. Seaside Seashells and Sea horse Gift Tags by seasonaldelights
2. Cotton Stone Gray Formal Sundress by JRoseAtelier
3. Remember Summer by IsaFerreira
4. Midnight Blue Purple Flowing Flounce Summer Beach Dress by evilneedles
5. Structured Mini by IndependentReign
6. Strawberry Lemonade Necklace by florabond

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June 26, 2009

Things that made me smile

from the Flickr group. We have over 10,000 photos in the pool now! How exciting!

1. rabbit pearl heart bracelet LARGE, 2. goldfish plush 2, 3. Joy Birds Framed Embroidery Hoops in Shades of Blue , 4. Benny the Teddy bear handmade ooak paper clay art doll, 5. The Wedding Couple in Peach, 6. Here comes the sun.

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June 25, 2009

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English Relics

Whilst perusing etsy yesterday evening (you know...like you do), I chanced upon one of the most ingenious and incredible shops I've found in a long time.  English Relics uses genuine ancient artifacts combined with new materials to create some seriously amazing (and thoroughly modern) accessories.

I love the fact that these pieces are created using little bits of history so that though the item may be new to you, it still has an interesting story to tell. What's more is that these artifacts being used are actually old - from Roman through Victorian times - so it's not like you're being sold a knick knack from the '80s with an antique label.

xo, Caroline

June 24, 2009

on a murcury morning

from top left to bottom right:
rbozuk, Aaron Overstreet Art, jeff the king, Emmalyne (alt)
john matthews, ships, Chris Camargo, madeleine shoppe (alt)
new amsterdamn, sientemiamor, dsbrennan, nice one shop (alt)
Photo Node, fiery eyed, Quietside Crafts, futuro woman (alt)

*walks back into the fog*

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June 23, 2009

I heart you: JujuBySarah

JujubySarah is an amazing jewelry shop that has been a favorite of mine for a while now. I love the simple yet exceptional designs. It's not everyday you see rough diamonds being used in jewelry! To view more of Sarah's work visit the gallery on her website!
Incase you were wondering:
Juju, n: A word of West African origin, referring to the supernatural power ascribed to an object, fetish, charm or amulet. Aura or other magical property, usually having to do with spirits or luck, which is bound to a specific object; it is also a term for the object.

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June 22, 2009

New Flickr Group!

I just started up a new Flickr Group so you can all share photos of your homes, spaces and studios that have been decorated with Handmade and Vintage collectibles, artwork, furniture, etc...

And the winner is...

First of all, I want to thank Courtney from Bored Inc. for sponsoring a lovely prize pack! I have drawn a winner out of the 88 entries using the random number generator and the winner is #57 Paula H. Congratulations!

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June 19, 2009

Flickr Friday: Cuties

I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day weekend!

1. Super Yorkie, 2. Blue Lovebirds, 3. little lamb iPhone cozy, 4. Meet the Chublubbins!

Don't forget to enter!

Bored Inc. is giving away a fabulous prize pack valued at $90 to one of our lucky readers! You've got till Midnight on Sunday to enter for your chance to win!

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June 18, 2009


I'm planning a big trip for this summer, and I've been keeping an eye out for a bag that will be able to suit a variety of needs. I'll want something that can work as my carry-on for a plane ride, but that will just as easily hold up on a camping trip or thrown in the trunk for a road trip. Any of these four vintage options would be perfect.

xo, Caroline

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June 17, 2009

In My Head

You are a god, and whatever I want you to be.....


from top left to bottom right:
Mandy Janes, indigo lights, alisonni, Meganzii (alt)
roxie's peth, stellalola, 7e9ah, Tocadora leather (alt)
isotope, house of telsa, Bella Lili, fuzzy bunny stew (alt)
little punk people, jess gonacha, roll and tumble press, daupo (alt)


Stop and smell the roses

It's mid June and the roses should be in full bloom wherever you are so go for a walk, enjoy the gorgeous weather and take in the beauty of your local roses :)

Morning Cup of Beauty by GabrielleKai

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June 16, 2009

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Watch your language

Or not! Locher's is a small womens clothing label from Paris that has a decadent and romantic style but features some naughty potty mouth words! Perfect for the girl who wants to say "come here" and "go away" at the same time. Personally, I really love their accessories. They are pretty and dainty but with an in your face feel!

Locher is offering our readers some special promos! There is a "Spring Fever", special where selected tops are marked down to $49US and "Menage A Trois", buy any 3 items and get 1 necklace of your choice for free.

June 15, 2009

Bored Inc. Giveaway!

Bored Inc. is a Los Angeles based company run by Courtney and her mother. Together they create and sell products to make your everyday life cuter! The shop carries a variety of items suitable for men, women and children.

I chatted with Courtney recently and she has generously offered to giveaway some adorable Bored Inc. merchandise to one of our lucky readers!

The Details:
Contest runs from June 15th - 21st. The contest is open to International Residents so be sure to tweet about this on twitter and tell all your family and friends! Winner will be announced on June 22nd.

Up for Grabs:
One lucky reader will walk away with a prize pack valued at $90!
- 1 TokyoBunnie Acrylic Rhinestone Necklace
- 1 Don't Pollute Tote Bag
- 1 Yummy Wall Decal Set

To Enter for your chance to win:
Simply visit the Bored Inc. website, then come back here and leave a comment on your favorite item. One entry per person. Be sure to leave your contact info!

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June 12, 2009

If I could grow a beard...

You all know that I've been following the Stanley Cup Playoffs and secretly wishing I could grow a playoff beard. If you've been following too you know that tonight is game 7 between Pittsburgh and Detroit! Anyways, last night I was blog hopping and I got a really good giggle when I found this fun little Etsy shop on the Modish Blog called imadeyouabeard. This Portland crafter makes wonderful beards out of felt and yarn! You could even pick a bright and funky color one! So, if I could grow a beard... I wonder what color it would be ;)

Flickr Friday

Some more vintage finds brought to you by our fantastic Flickr group :)

1. Wocka wocka yum yum., 2. Vintage Perpetual Calendar, 3. Around the World in 80 Stamps Upcycled Vintage Bag, 4. Brass Steam Vintage Button Necklace, 5. Penguin pyramid., 6. Lemon Cream Pie parasol

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June 11, 2009

A Vintage Father's Day (cont.)

Connie already posted some great vintage finds for the father in your life, but I couldn't help myself from showing you a few more. It used to be much harder to find great vintage goods for men online, but that seems to be changing lately, and I for one am pleased to see it.

first row:
1920s or 30s Durham Duplex Razor from Call Me Out
Vintage 1970's Navy Canvas Shoes from The Bag Basement
Vintage Cufflinks from Olden
BloodHound Pipe - Vintage Avon Decanter - 1976 from Opal Essence
second row:
Another Mans Shoes from Willow Creek Sparrow
Mid Century Amber Glass and Gold Bar Decanter Drinks Retro from Morning Glorious
Men's Blue Plaid Western Shirt from Has Been Then Again
Boho Vintage 80 Drivers Sunglasses from Pudding from The Pudding Store Vintage
third row:
Vintage Wool Tweed and Leather American Tourister Messenger Bag from Fox and His Friends
Scotland Red Plaid Wool Vintage Necktie from Memories of Yesterdays Gone By
Vintage Navy Blue and White Soft Leather Sperry Top Sider Deck Shoes from Jacks Fifth Avenue
Vintage Fedora from Grace Art & Antiques
fourth row:
Vintage 60s/70s Tooled Leather Belt from Old Baltimore Vintage
Vintage CHRISTIAN DE ROZ Men's Brown Fade Eyeglass Frames from Chigal
Vintage Brooks Brothers Freestyle Bow Tie from Elizabeth Wren Vintage
Vintage 1980's Woven Jute Oxford Style Shoes from The Bag Basement

As for me, I'm on the hunt for the perfect pair of vintage sunglasses for my own baby's daddy (that black framed pair might do nicely).  What do you have planned for the dapper dad in your life?

xo, Caroline

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June 10, 2009

everyone else has it, so why not?

wedding fever that is.
it's june, so everyone seems to be stuck on weddings!

so, i figured, why not make an almostery with some cool/quirky/cute things that go in a wedding?
(on a lighter note, why is there so much more stuff for the ladies getting married than there is for the gentlemen? do boys not really care, so there's no market? *shrug* no idea.)

anyway: the almostery!

from top left to bottom right:
d.k. designs - hawaii, yosemite vintage, jesswitaj, trillium (alt)
Fleurs Rock Affair, zaza studio design, My Lady's Treasures, florabond (alt)
Titta ME, the bitsy bean, Twice As Nice Boutique, Post Invitations (alt)
Northwest Bridal, Eden Invitations, Vintage Urban Girl, designed by love (alt)

congrats to everyone wedding this year!


A Vintage Father's Day.

So to continue along with my Father's day finds I thought it would be appropriate to do a Vintage post. I'm sure Caroline will come up with much better vintage finds than me but I love these items and I'm sure some lucky Dad would too! Snatch them up while you still can!

1. Dad's Retro Printing Calculator from happydayvintage
2. Polaroid One Step Camera from ethanollie
3. Dynafelt Fedora from treasuresinanattic
4. Blue and Black Vintage Thermos from ravennagirlsvintage
5. Vintage 1918 Convertible Old Car Miniature Pencil Sharpener from TheLovelys
6. Modern Vintage Timex Electric Clock from ellacinders

The 2nd Annual Etsy Yart Sale Starts Today!

Yart sale? What exactly is a “Yart Sale,” you may ask? The term Yart is an artistic spin on the traditional yard sale:

Art + Yard Sale = Yart!

Head on over to Etsy now and search using the keywords "yart" or "yartfreeship" for some amazing finds!

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June 9, 2009

Dear dad,

I thought you might like a few of the following:

1. The man behind the belly t-shirt by JellybeanApparel. I think my dad would get a good laugh out of this.
2. Love beyond measure Father's Day Card by jtcreations. Great for the sentimental dad's :)
3. Multi metal key ring by ChipmunkHollow. An everyday reminder of your love!
4. Father's Day gourmet spice rub and barbeque kit by purposedesign. Yum! That is all I have to say.
5. Porcelain Dad cup by alinahayes. Ever dad needs a good coffee cup!
6. Dear Dad Father's Day card by TweeCards. Another great card!

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June 8, 2009

Father's Day is right around the corner!

I thought I'd get the ball of ideas rolling with these great finds from DaWanda. What are your big plans for Father's day? I'd love to hear! My sister and I will probably be cooking a big dinner but since the weather has been so nice maybe we'll have a BBQ instead!

1. Gold/Blue square silk necktie by rabbitstop
2. Halcyon Bracelet by markarmstrong
3. Wine red leather shoulder bag by apipi
4. Notebook design cover by for-men
5. Favor gift boxes by DanceWithSilver

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June 5, 2009

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June 4, 2009

Vintage Wedding

'Tis the season for weddings, and I've been eyeing some pretty great vintage pieces that would be perfect for somebody's big day. I love the idea of wedding goods having a bit of a history that you can add to and be a part of.
xo, Caroline

Modern Chic.

Are two words I would use to describe jessicastewart's jewelry collection. It's simple yet classy, sophisticated and perfect for everyday wear. One of Jessica's goals is to use the highest quality materials and create one of a kind pieces that are available at affordable prices. (I think she's definitely succeeded at her goal!)

To view more of Jessica's work please visit her shop.

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