Friday, July 25, 2008

Serious cuteness

There is some serious cuteness going on over at dadaya. Am I the last person to learn of these berets and other cold weather wear?


Bubblegum sweet

So lately I have been ranting about my hatred of gum. And I do abhor gum and gum chewing. However, I can admit to loving this sweet vintage bubblegum dress, right? Especially with that extra adorable pocket! Find it at DeborahJeanVintage.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Decision-making made harder

My bathroom is tiny. Counter space is nonexistant and cabinet space is a jumble. So I've set my sights on getting a tray to stash all my make-up in. I can keep it on my dresser in the bedroom, and prettify myself in front of my dresser mirror. Now all I need is the perfect vintage tray, but etsy makes it so hard! Here's some recent temptations:

From Shopworthy.
One that Kristen would adore from deadbirdfinds.

Great color from lorenzstudio.
From YouAreYou.

From GreyBrocketsHome.

Tiny and adorable from scottishart.

From KitschNCollectibles.

And I should buy one of these, but as a vintage seller myself, I can't resist the challenge to go find something pretty and unique myself. However, that green one is SO tempting.

Stunning bed dressing

This scarf bedcover idea and result is so pretty its stupefying. I could gaze at it all day long with my mouth hanging open. Made by ouno.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

In the fashion.

Lovely collage work by Cafe Baudelaire. I could say a lot of things about these, but really here is what I feel: jealousy that this isn't my shop. Also check out Mulberry Muse, her line of stationery.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Giveaway Winner + Blog and Craft Show Announcements

We used the oh-so-simple random number generator to select the winner to our 500th post giveaway. And the winner is Uma! Please let us know what you're mailing address is, Uma, and we'll get your goodie box shipped this weekend.

We'll post pictures of the prize box once its been received. Cause packages are better whent he insides are complete surprises.

Other announcements of note:

  • You can catch Kristen and I guest blogging over at Design^Sprout which is full of indie designs and green living. We were so delighted at being invited!

  • In super super how-do-we-get-ourselves-into-so-many-projects?-news, we are planning an alternative craft show to benefit a wee little girl who's family is buried under a mountain of bills from her cancer treatment. On September 20th, we're going to hold Crafternoon on High, an alternative art + craft show for a cause. We're very very excited. Right now, we're accepting vendor applications. We're also planning a raffle to raise even more proceeds. If any of you artsy crafty kinds want to donate something to raffle off, let us know.

Monday, July 14, 2008


This dress from Mint & Vintage is so perfect. I think she should be worn to a party wear people drink martinis by a swanky pool.

Friday, July 11, 2008


I spotted these clever and adorable camera cases on hine's flickr photostream. They will be listed soon. Finds like this are the biggest reason I am in love with etsy. Seriously!

And a reminder, you have until the end of today to be entered in our giveaway. Just drop a comment on our Giveaway post to be entered in the drawing.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Caroline laughs and it's raining all day

This coat and dress is the definition of happy making. No one could be glum in such a pretty pattern. Find it at Kitty Girl Vintage.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I'm absolutely smitten with Neawear's wallwear. So adorable and pretty!

Also crushworthy is her blog - Creativadoration. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Delightfully monstrous

I want a whole wall of emmaklingbeil's delightfully monstrous prints.

Banana wallpaper!

So relate-able.

They are so strange and perfect and my walls are begging for ornamentation.

Sweet aches

Ashley Anna Brown's fern creatures are just about the sweetest thing I ever saw. So sweet, they make me ache a little.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Giveaway & Shop Announcement

Okay I must get this out of my system: Yowza!

500 posts and Kristen and I are still addicted to finding and sharing all the prettyness we can. And in honor of that madness, anyone who comments on this post will be entered into a drawing to win a goodie box. What sort of goodies? A nice variety of items from our sponsors and handmade items by Kristen and I. So don't be surprised to find pretty jewelry things and felt fripperies and notecards, and other wondrous goodies. We'll allow comments on this up until July 11th, and then we'll randomly pull a name.

All sorts of comments are encouraged. Tell us what kind of posts you like the best. Leave us a line of poetry. Describe the mood of your favorite color or what dreams dream about. Its completely up to you and will not at all affect your chances of winning.

Now for the shop announcement. Its not a new shop, per se, just an extra prettified one. Kristen and I are vintage junkies and we've had a vintage shop on etsy called Miriam and Eleanor for a while. (Named after our super fabulous grandmothers no less). Well, we finally found a very wonderful, slinkster cool model to help elevate our shop to a new level. (And by found, I really mean Kristen finally turned around and asked her stylish co-worker if she'd be up for it).

Take a look at how we've improved:

And there's so many more pretty shots yet to be posted. Its exciting to really adore your own shop. And in honor of all our happy excitement, we're offering a sale through July 11th as well. For 15% any Miriam and Eleanor item, just enter "500" in the comments section and wait for a revised invoice. Cause we're all about spreading the yowsa's.
And thanks to all you who share our fascination with all things beautiful. Your comments and your blogs and your shops are a constant source of inspiration.

Afternoon tea.

Today I am loving these re-invented tea sets by Christine Misiak. She takes classic tea sets and updates them with fabulously modern colors, new handles, new bodies, etc. The result is completely eye-catching.

P.S.: This is post 499......

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Shopping New York.

This is a bit of a different sort of post for me, but my hope is that it may prove useful to someone. We all know that yes, there are many great shops in New York. But on a recent work trip I had the chance to go in several amazing places that I've never heard of before, so I wanted to give them a mention here in case you might want to add it to your list the next time you are in the city.

1. Blue Tree
(uptown, 1283 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128)
This little shop is owned by Phoebe Cates (of Gremlins fame) and is, in my mind, the exact sort of place that I'd like to own one day. They carry a fabulous assortment of offbeat jewelry, including the lovely "Give You The Moon" collection, designed for the shop by Phoebe Cates and Pablo Valencia (and also sold at Nieman Marcus, etc). The collection starts with a simple sterling necklace with a round charm stamped with "The Moon." The idea is that you then add on other charms with other things you would like to "give" the recipient (or yourself): "the stars," "superpowers," "1,000,000 kisses," "unconditional love," "a good night's sleep," and so on. The effect is absolutely wonderful: sweet without being sappy.

2. ABC Carpet & Home
(Flatiron, 888 & 881 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)
You might think from the unassuming name that this is some sort of discontinued carpet warehouse. Well, no. It is 6 floors of amazing home d├ęcor items, gifts (jewelry, books, etc), textiles, bedding, furniture. Imports. Vintage & antiques too. Their displays are breathtaking (merchandising a la Anthropologie) and the space is broken up into smaller boutiques so the experience is not overwhelming.

2. Fishs Eddy
(Flat Iron, 889 Broadway at 19th Street, NYC 10003)
Located across the street from the above, this fun shop has the coolest dinnerware & glassware you will find. Themes include maps, skylines, floorplans, Alice in Wonderland, pets, alphabets, Pantone colors, etc. I fell in love with a cheese plate that looked like a sheet of looseleaf paper (holes and all!).