I haven't been documenting most of the goodies I've been buying up for the Etsy shop because I've been washing, cataloging and boxing up the stuff as quick as I can to keep house clutter at a minimum. Remember: our nutty plan was to list a bunch of the stuff we have, give it a whirl for the summer and then evaluate. Happily, it's been such a success we'll definitely re-open in 2013! And I promise to share the reason for the weird, four month hiatus soon. Just know there's a ton of goodies waiting. All neat and tidy so they don't drive me insane. Here's a peek at a couple shop-bound items, and also a few I'm keeping.
I was super excited to find (what I think are) stone coasters, after drooling over ones I couldn't afford. Except the other day I accidentally smashed one. Sigh. It was my favorite one, too.
The coasters (minus one) are sitting beside a sweet wood frame I bought for a photo I keep of Hubby in the office. The design is so smart: instead of taking up cumbersome space with the usual flip out stand, the thick frame supports itself and the photo slides in on the bottom. Great for balancing on a skinny stack of books, too.
These moss green, bakelite earrings are shop-bound because I know someone will love them. At the very least, they are so cute for a retro Halloween costume!
Never before have I found jadeite while thrifting, until spotting this egg cup holder. Meant to keep an egg warm under the cup (when it's flipped over) I think it works this way as a sweet vase. I'm all about flipping things over.
I found this pretty green vintage Haeger vase with the label still attached.
A teeny tiny little enamel dish is perfect for keeping jewellery organized in a jewellery box or drawer. I really like the forest green with the teal and gold.
This is a weird purchase for me, but I couldn't resist. I want to live on a beach so badly, but this little shell dish is the closest I'm going to get in the foreseeable future:
It has little glass half-spheres glued on as "feet," making this a cute DIY idea for any shells you might have collected on travels.
I keep it on the re-furbished tray by the garage door. That's also where I store my "painting glasses," so now there's a handy place to toss any jewellery I might have left on. Once I accidentally spray painted wearing pearl studs, so now I need this reminder to doff my jewels before heading out to the garage for some DIY fun.
I think this is my favorite: a large turquoise bowl that adds another much welcomed dose of turquoise to the living room, balancing the McCoy planter. Stamped "Calif USA C607".
Oy. There's oodles more. I need to get busy snapping more photos!
How about you: any cute finds recently? Ever find yourself buying things in all one colour, all on one day (I noticed a really green theme editing this post)?