Tuesday, January 22, 2013

WARMING UP THE WINTER NIGHTS


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Warmth
With Winter firmly set in we are all looking for ways to keep warm, whether in our bodies, hearts, minds or spirit.  We have been looking in our usual and not so usual places for Indie items that fit the bill of WARMTH.
From pints of Fire Cider to one of a kind fluffy quilts, our array of finds will warm you in at least one of the ways we mention above. 

Once again, we thank those of you who have been faithful subscribers even through our hiatus of over a year.  We are striving to keep our posts more current and hope that you will enjoy each forthcoming issue.
  If you know of a talented designer or artisan, please pass along their information to us - they just might get featured in an upcoming blog!  If you visit any of our featured shops, please let them know where you saw them and that you liked their item.   They always appreciate positive feedback and validation of their talents.  

STATIONARY  Nothing like a seductive greeting card to bring warmth all the way down to your toes.  This one is from RavensFantasyArt.  Where Do You Want These Lips holiday card from AnnKayGreetingCards are risque’ enough to heat up several spots on a body!

 

On the tamer side, we found these Photo Notecards Set for Summer to be just the thing.  Looking forward to a nice vacation in a warm spot can definitely warm you, at least temporarily.  These adorable cards were discovered at 100wordsgreetings  This set of Surfer Girl Notecards by WendiSolariDesigns is adorable as well.

  

 BATH & BODY It might be called Apple Cider Simmer Mix but heat it up and add a little spice to it and you’ll warm right up; from AshleyJaneDesigns and Fire Cider Pints are sure to boost the temp up as well as your immune system.  They can be purchased at  UberHerbal

  

We also found these Tub Tea Bath Sachets by starrydeborah to be the perfect thing for a cold Winter night.  Time for Peace Aromatherapy Tea Bath with Himalayan and Dead Sea Salts and also Goat milk powder.is sure to warm the mind and spirit.  We found these at MomentsofZen.

 

We uncovered Healing Cayenne & Ginger Penetrating Muscle Rub at BarefootApothecary and what could be better than Warming Foot Massage Oil and the pampering that comes with it.  You can get some at TheBeehiveCalgary.



HOME DECOR


This is a wild 37” Sculptural Fire Bowl we fell in love with over at johntunger.  You can sit it right next to your hot tub to warm you up after a day of skiing. Once inside, light up your logs in this Antique Fireplace Insert.  Use it in your fireplace for some added glamour with its raised work design.    We uncovered this one at lakenormancedar

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Fabulous King/Queen Timber Wolf Faux Fur bedspread or comforter by FurAccents is sure to keep every inch of you warm and toasty.  What luxury with this Huge SILVER Raccoon Fur Throw Blanket we drooled over at SimplyFurs.



Natural Chinchilla Pillow 20"x20 by Gambrellrenart is luxury at its highest.   You can almost feel how soft this in through the photo.  How stylish is this?  20" Down Filled Pillow with cowhide center and appliqued vines in leather.  We drooled over this at SilverNestStudio



Great Felted Pillow Cover Fur can be bought at frenchfelt adds just the right amount of warmth and class to any bed.  Finally this amazing Mongolian Goat Rug or Throw would be perfect next to a roaring fireplace.  It can be bought at ShedLimited.  Both should be enough to raise the room temperature .

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Monday, January 21, 2013

STAVING OFF THE WINTER COLD


The winter chill is upon us and for those of us who enjoy the snow and cold it is great. For others who only embrace the negatives of Winter such as snow storms, shoveling cars and driveways, bad road conditions and more, it is probably a drudge. We’ve decided to try and find a way to turn around those negative views with a wonderful array of items from gifted indie artisans and vintage dealers. The assortment we have discovered are sure to bend the most stubborn minds.   This issue will feature kids and pets items for Winter.
If you visit any of our featured shops, please let them know where you saw them and that you liked their item(s As artisans, we always appreciate positive feedback and validation of our talents.  

INDIE CHILDREN CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES 

Two gorgeous winter jackets that would warm any little girl’s heart. We found these lovely items on Etsy by mary gao.

 
Sweet handmade baby girl hat and legwarmers as well as this adorable hat with ears and matching booties handmade by stitchesbystephann on Etsy.

 

Valentines Day Toddler Flower Hat  by OffTheHookHats are shown with these too cute Twins Baby Cat & Mouse Hats by NitaMaesGarden



Poncho Grey Polar Fleece from cyndylovedesigns and Vintage 50s Child's Coat & Hat in lovely kelly green seen at MsTips



Childs Fleece Coat with decorative stitching by babywearing along with Original Wool Trade Blanket Childs Coat by PiecesOfOlde



These Children’s Polar Bear Kids fleece scarf made by FunCreationslab .  What a great idea is this;  Stay on Scarf for Toddlers by PaulaMadeIt



Hedgehog Gloves for children that are just too cute and handmade by muratyusuf.   Children's Recycled Wool Sweater Mittens with fleece lining can be bought at CrystalSquirrel



Your little boy will be absolutely delighted over these Custom Hand Painted Boots from TheKaseCollective.  Nothing like a sunset water view to warm the bones and the heart.  We loved her things so much we have included some other ones as well.


INDIE PET CLOTHING
Soft White Turtleneck from and handmade Handknit Dog Sweater both by sunshinepet1



Corgi Dog Winter Clothes in fabulous tartan plaid found at CorgiKuriandFriendsKnitted Mustard Dog Sweater is such a wonderful find at mailo



Sherlock Holmes would be totally envious of this Brrrrrr-berry Plaid Warm Winter Romper, Overcoat and Hat by hatz4brats.  We found this Snow Lynx Luxurious Faux Fur Holiday Winter Burrito Wrap by LupitasChicBoutique to be purrrrfectly wonderful.



Knit Cat Hoodie from RockinDogs and Wool Cat Jumper from Catsfashionart 


Sphynx Cat Hoodie by SphynxCouture and Hand-Knit Sweater by HandyDuo

Saturday, January 19, 2013

STAVING OFF THE WINTER CHILL


The winter chill is upon us and for those of us who enjoy the snow and cold it is great.  For others who only embrace the negatives of Winter such as snow storms, shoveling cars and driveways, bad road conditions and more, it is probably a drudge.  We’ve decided to try and  find a way to turn around those negative views with a wonderful array of items from gifted indie artisans and vintage dealers.  The assortment we have discovered are sure to bend the most stubborn minds.
 
If you visit any of our featured shops, please let them know where you saw them and that you liked their item(s As artisans, we always appreciate positive feedback and validation of our talents. CLOTHING The custom made Fitted Cashmere Wool Military Jacket from Sophiaclothing is a serious favorite as well as the Red Riding Hood Maxi Coat from pandaandshamrock.  The vibrant color on both are enough to shake the winter doldrums.  
 
 
Check out this fab Winter Hookie Cape Coat by FM908 with its incredible styling and attention to the utmost detail.  This luxurious 1950s Fur Trimmed Wool Coat puts the W in WOW!  You can buy this beauty at WildHoneyPieVintage but you better snatch it up before it is gone.

 
Anyone would look like a million bucks in this beautiful hand knit sweater by FedRaDDThis lovely 80s vintage dress is lovely with its asymmetrical styling; you can purchase it at RubyChicBoutique.



Talk about stunning, this 70s Crochet Winter White Cream Eyelet Dress is so flattering on.  We uncovered it at FridhaVintage.  This Vintage 60s Hippie Suede Leather & Snakeskin Skirt was discovered at NotSewIdle.  We love the little extra details like the built in chain belt.



Take a gander at these Vintage Fendi Cutwork Leather Pants with daring cutout sides which are just over the top stunning.  Add to the spotlight one killer pair of vintage Glam Rock Rhinestone Leather Pants with rhinestones that sparkle like new snow.  Both of these are sure to not only raise temperatures but also melt ice.



and I think our favorite was AnnieBriggs Mercerized Pima Cotton Hand Crocheted Outfit or Hand Crocheted Soft Mercerized Cotton Ruffled Bell Sleeve Jacket, both made to order. We also liked the great vintage inspired dress from CHERRYPICKVINTAGE .
ACCESSORIES   Chunky Cabled Wrap, Hat and Fingerless Glove sets can be custom ordered at BJsKnitsandPurls   Hand Knit Hooded Scarf and Gloves from Magicdoll

 

Icelandic Wool Hat Scarf and Convertible Gloves set is sure to keep you warm, buy it at mlyrec2010. Fabulous Brown Crochet Neckwarmer handmade by Mucar



Vintage 80s Moon Snow Winter Boots from MamasShabbyAttic and these fab 1970s Alpine Faux Fur Winter Boots that we uncovered at LoveItShopVintage



Dansko winter BOOTS from Glitz1 and these fabulous Vintage Lined Boots from RustBeltThreads



Shearling Lined Winter Boots can be had at stranger2stranger and vintage GALLIA 70s Tall Yeti Fur Boots discovered at stellahsgroove



Tan Leather Winter Boots found at LongSince are super stylish while these Black Fur Tecnica Winter Boots really took us down.  You will find them at RabbitHouseVintage



And what better way to finish this list off than with a amazing Bridal Lace Flower Headband that incorporates vintage millinery flowers with handmade felt flowers.  Nothing warms our hearts more than a beautiful wedding, even in the coldest of months.  We found this beauty at RockabillyRetro.  Wear it with this beautiful vintage wedding gown from NotSewIdle.