Saturday, March 1, 2008

March Mania

March is upon us and soon Spring will be in the air with Spring cleaning and other thoughts to clutter up our minds. Let's hold onto the last vestiges of Winter and enjoy the coolness while we can. All too soon the Summer heat will be scorching our skin and stifling our breaths.
Last month we called upon our friends at for designers and artisans to feature in this and upcoming issues. What we got in response was an amazing array of talent and creativity. We hope that you enjoy our March finds as much as we enjoyed discovering them.
Thank you to all who continually watch for our blog posts. We are striving to make our posts more oftenso that we will be able feature more Indie artisans. Some of our upcoming issues will be "A Look At Vintage Indie", "Old World Elegance", "Romance Isn't Dead" and "Drop Me A Line". Each issue will have a theme that we will follow; we hope that you will follow right along with us. 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(s As artisans, we always appreciate positive feedback and validation of our talents.


The custom made couture jacket by Bonzie is a serious favorite as well as the Volaticus dress from desirapesta.
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 .

In my gilded cage necklace at barbiestjohn , Piper earrings and Bianca bracelet by Delerium

Arata necklace #3 by Yellowplum Filigree Pearl Necklace and Calla Lily Earrings by Ingemnuity

WendyHumphreys Good Morning Glory Earrings, Scarlett Rose Vintage Brass Filigree Necklace No 2 and Floral Filigree Jewel Necklace from Secretjewellz in Australia.

Just when we thought we had enough jewelry, we came across ButtonEnvy and her exciting jewelry. This Vintage Mint Scrabble Bracelet knocked our socks off as did her Butterfly Bracelet!


Fabulous Zippered Pouches from Louloubell
had some fabulous pouches

and other items as well. We found this one adorable as well as this Owlie Bag.

Fabulous Victorian Carpet Bag and Whisper Softly handmade choker from GildedCageDesign.
We love her use of vintage fabrics and trims! This coiled bag from sparroworiginals was so yummy we had to include it. We also thought that this Ice Cream Bag from Cineloh was cute.


We found these Ethereal and Blue Line Notepads by jenygwen very lovely and calming. We adore her line of custom stationery.

Jasmine Soy Candle and Coconut Blast Goats Milk Soap from Aroma Fields and Vegan Lip Balms from Missevilkitty

We also found these items by CozyMoments good enough to eat! STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM Goats Milk Soap, PINK SUGAR KISSES Body Splash and HAZELNUT COFFEE Sugar Scrub.

Another great find was White Lye with their Bald and Beautiful healing soap and Miss Priss gift set.

Great body mists by Moodwax


BeritNewYork's Cathedral Pillow caught our eye due to luxurious fabrics and detailing while SparrowOriginals gets a second notice with Tea Party and Green Tea and Citrus - 2 of her fabulous coiled fabric baskets.

Check out The Almond Flower Clock from bode22 and Girl With Umbrella - Plexiglass Artwork done in the old Silhouette style. 2 of our Favorites!

These cute Paris inspired houseware items came from ParisChicBoutique and are they wonderful or what?

These gorgeous stained glass works by 27laurabethbeggin are to die for!

We also adored these prints by Nuya from Singapore!


We have never highlighted any children's Indie items but we fould this fabulous designer on Etsy and couldn't resist. Tell us what you think about LittleEmpress and this darling silk ensemble with hand embroidered details! She also did this Valentine's Day Damask Treasure Box with antique lace and vintage beads. Well Valentine's Day has passed but this is a gift you can give year round!

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