If you are ever after something unique to brighten up your work clothes or simply want to add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe, then do pop over to Etsy to see the handiwork of the very talented Emma Morgenthaler of Fairytale Collars. I just adore her creations. From mermaids, to pizzas, she does quirky perfectly! I’ve picked a couple of her gorge collars and a funky little pin that I really should be sporting as a bonefide red lipstick wearer.
I know we’re not meant to like bugs, and I’ll be the first to swipe at a wasp after my sandwiches at a picnic, but these insect-inspired designs by UK based Warbeck & Cox are the bee’s knees! I stumbled across them while browsing the excellent Poppytalk monthly online street market. The Grasshopper cushion above costs £40.
How about offering your dinner guests these beetle napkins. £20 for a set of four. They don’t just go mad for bugs, either. I rather fancy this Key mug (£10) and the fab irons teatowel (£8.50)!
Who said domesticity had to be boring??
If you want some cute vintage-inspired jewellery, look no further than Elsie Belle. I came across this little lovely at a craft fair last Christmas and meant to blog about it then, but never got around to it. From lockets to rings, I love the cute attention to detail, the delicate woodland-creature-adorned necklaces, a nod to the current obsession in interiors for animalia.
I have picked out a couple that caught my eye – and they are really well priced to boot! At the top is the Florence pendant – a 1950s Japanese pearlised porcelain cabochon mounted onto a raw brass floral locket. Fill with keepsakes or photos of your loved ones. £16.95
There’s nothing quite like a dollop of good ol’ fashioned Victoriana to get my eyes twinkling – and this wonderful little Etsy shop certainly does the trick for me. Let me introduce you to Mamas Little Babies – Santa Cruz based jewellery designer whose work is inspired by Victorian era images, particularly animals, gardening and textiles. If you are after something a little bit unusual to adorn your lapel/neck/ears/bag, then look no further.
The Polly brooch (above) really caught my eye – it’s a great price too at £12.99 as did the Soiree necklace (top image) – a very respectable £18.83 – but my favourite has to be the Victorian scissors brooch – just the right side of quirky and a snip (!) at £12.99. Free worldwide shipping too, donchaknow!
A great new find, courtesy of my ever watchful sister Siobhan, an avid crafter and seamstress extraordinaire. This little online boutique is jam-packed full of goodies, and all at a great price.
Enter: Re-Found Objects! This little site is ace, I love the paper stuff (see top image) and also these mexican paper designs.
Or what about these cute ‘Rusty Shapes’ from £2.50 each.
For textile fanciers, these lovely vintage Parisian ‘Memento’ cushions are just darling and for £35 each, a fair price for a slice of silky vintage history.
I could go on…oh ok, just one more…
I love these recycled metal picture frames – very salt-weathered and sea-sidey and a snip at £9. Fab! I urge you to favourite it (then you can buy lots of new and interesting stuff and wow your friends!)
Well, our little shoot has been making the headlines – this time in Venue magazine. It’s great to see the images in print even though our other feature has not yet been published – Elsie Riley’s owner, Katie was so pleased with the pix that she is using then as her own promotional images now – praise indeed!