Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cheerful Spring Handbag w/ Vintage Accent

I fell in love with the texture and color of a chartreuse green handbag this past spring...I assume it was a promo/freebie with the purchase of Matrix hair products because of the inner label.

Being self-conscious of toting a "freebie promo bag"...I had to make it my own.

I am a jewelry packrat, but don't wear everything I collect. I never could get myself to wear a fuschia vintage flower brooch even though the coloring was so beautiful and the matching rhinestones were amazing, yet I wouldn't part with it.

It was simple. I decided to wear both! I pinned the brooch onto my bag and have gotten many compliments since!

I picked up the bag at a neighborhood yardsale, and the brooch is from the jewelry case of a local thrift shoppe. I paid $1.07 for both items.

Pins like this can be found in most antique shops.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fuzzy Goals - location, location, location!!

I have a goal...and it's a fuzzy one.

But I want to clearly see my goal so badly. My bifocals are on. Yet when I look at the present...I can't see it. And when I look further away....I still can't see it.

So with a prayer in my heart and a mouse in my hand, again, I hit the internet.(Tabi's anyone?)

I've heard that blogs, forums, and chat rooms generate exposure...so here I am.

Todays goal: linking my links
I will post each link, in each location
Where I offer the jewelry I design
The Bird's Nest
Where I offer collectibles, antiques and other treasures
Where I swap. Guilt free shopping
Location, location,location. Now, even though my goals may be fuzzy, when I finally get this "kicked-off" I should be able to score easily. Simply because of the goal placement.


What ever shall I wear?

I sit here with my refreshment, but my tootsies get to chillin'. What ever shall I wear while surfing for ideas along the great internet highway? Socks! No question about it. And not just any kind of socks.


Last summer we had a great time re-discovering the San Francisco Bay Area. And one of my favorite souveniers was a pair of Tabi socks that I found in Chinatown.

Tabi -vs- Toe

Toe socks are nothing new, I know. But it seems that the creative people behind toe-sock production have decided to make each toe glow, or have googie eyes or hair. I just can't. And, though they are very much like a pair of fun slippers...it is tough to cram each little sock covered toe into a pair of shoes as you run out the door. I'm not totally against toe-socks. I've worn them to bed during cold winter nights...and woke up finding my two toes sharing one toe-compartment (if you will) or the pinkie toe of my sock on the top of my foot. Pretty silliy looking.

Now....the Tabi on the other hand.

Tabi will separate only the papa toe. Which scores mega-points for this flip-flop fan!

My toes don't have to fight for space with my socks when I throw on a pair of shoes. I don't wake-up to find any missing or extra toes on my feet. I can run around in them like a light slipper, and slide right into my flip-flops and NOT look like I'm wearing comic relief on my feet. (referencing multi-colors & googie eyes).

My problem......I only got one pair.

I've searched for more on a couple of my favorite websites. Ebay, a place where I both buy and sell. And swapstyle.com another great hunting ground, of which I will discuss further later.

And so here I sat..with new Tabi's in mind, doing an internet search and BAM!

I found the motherload!

Not just a variety of Tabi socks...but socks for any occasion!

Sock Dreams


life is good!