Saturday, November 13, 2010

it's that time again...

(and vintage/recycled)

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I've bought a total of one (1) thing. Hmm. I might be bit behind pace, considering November is HALF OVER.

So I headed over to Etsy this morning to see what I could see. I love handmade, but let's face it. We make our own clothes (um, when we actually sew) and jewelry is about the only "handmade" item I buy for myself. Other than possibly scented candles or soaps. Ok, I never actually buy the soaps, but I do spend a lot of time looking at them.

ANYWAY. I personally interpret the "buy handmade" tag to include recycled/upcycled/vintage/previously-loved items too. After all, they don't make 'em like they used to. Here are some bits and bobbles and sundries I covet.

You know I'm a bow girl, so these speak sweet nothings to me:

vintage rhinestone bow pin

hammered silver bow necklace

In the "Emma Pillsbury would wear that" category...

For the vintage seamstress in your life... (erm, vintage as in "loves vintage", not as in OLD. KRISTINE I'M TALKING TO YOU. /ALLCAPSSHOUTING)

For the shoes-are-my-crack set:

And...I'll stop there. Because it's so much more fun to peruse Etsy for the things YOU love. Er, I mean the things your GIFTEE's would love. Because you wouldn't be shopping for YOU this close to Christmas.

Uh huh. That's what I thought.


  1. Gee, Angie... that's so sweet of you, to get little old me that wonderful vintage dress pattern! You're generosity is too much!!! ;)
    The red shoes with the "Kinney's" mark just about killed me, with a sudden flashback to the Kinney's store in the mall with the salesmen that wore mustard colored jackets... yikes! I feel "vintage"!!!

  2. Nevermind. Wrong "Kristine"... crap.

  3. Silly woman. Like I would ALLCAPSSHOUT at you. :P

  4. Ok, whatEVer. YOU OLD BAT.

    Does that mean I get all that nice vintage stuff then? Awesomness. I WANT those buckle shoes.


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