Monday, February 28, 2011

SEW.... Salt or Pepper??

I just listed this ADORABLE set of s&p shakers in my vintage etsy shop..

& this pretty set of drinking glasses! I love the monarchs!

Happy Monday! xo!

Friday, February 25, 2011


Happy Friday everyone! I am at the shop today 10-4. I have been feeling so inspired lately! Here are a few recent finds that are sooo inspiring to me!

This ADORABLE pop up shop..... I want one sooo bad! I see a traveling shop in dainty daisies near future!

This cute CUTE dress by Red Velvet! Elsie of a beautiful mess is debuting her new spring line of handmade dresses! BE STILL MY HEART!! I am in LOVE!

and these cute shoes! I can't wait for spring! Please tell me it will be here soon!

Have a great weekend! xo!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free shipping SALE!!!

I would really love a few sales over at my new vintage etsy shop! I have some really REALLY cute dresses & accessories listed! I am offering FREE SHIPPING with in the U.S. & 1/2 off shipping to Canada.. everywhere else is full priced shipping.

I have soo many things to share & so many fun things in the works! Stay tuned! Just a little reminder this is my last week of regular hours until my brick & mortar shop closes.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My shop's last gallery walk.... featuring Laurie Marie

Saturday March 5th is my last gallery walk for the shop! It is bittersweet.. I love gallery walks.. it is such a fun night & the one night a month where downtown Oshkosh is really hopping! ;)

I am excited though for things to come & also very anxious! My featured artist is also my good friend Laurie of Laurie Marie Photography! I am excited to feature Laurie's work.. it will give her the opportunity to meet alot of you & talk to you about moving her studio into my space as of April 1st.

We started setting up things yesterday....

This was a special project she featured at a gallery last winter..

I am so excited to show her work.. which I was asked to be a part of. I am not a model by any means,(laughing loudly) but Laurie made me feel so comftorable & I got to show off one of my many headband styles!

Soooo save the date March 5th 6-9 pm. It will be a crazy night.. I am sure lots of sadness, happiness & anxiety as I get ready to close the brick & mortar part of my business!

Have a great day!! I am off to post a few more dresses in my vintage etsy shop.. and hopefully some new "bloom" headbands tomorrow! I made up a bunch!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New spring "bloom" headbands!

New spring headbands are blooming! ;)

I LOVE that they are so simple but yet so pretty...

and they are made with some of my scraps, yet another great way for me to recycle those odd pieces of fabric I have.

I hope to have a few at the shop soon!

P.S. I had to close early today.. my son has been sick. :( I will keep you posted on hours tomorrow if he is feeling better. This also will be my last full week of hours.. starting next week I will only be open Thur., Fri. & Saturdays until I close the shop for good on March 26th.

Have a great day.. I am off to work on headbands while my son takes a nap!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring is coming right??

I was feeling very inspired by spring.. well until we got over 8 inches of snow yesterday although I kind of love snow days. I feel like I have an excuse to be lazy!

I did however do some laundry.. clean up a bit.. watch some of Harry Potter with Max while I caught up on my blog reading.

I am still soooo ready for spring. I am excited for my spring line to come about.. I will start working on it in full after I close my brick & mortar shop at the end of March.

Stay tuned for babydoll sundresses, fun headbands, flower hair accessories & lots of bows as well as summer market totes. I have lots of plans for spring/summer!!

I can't wait for bike rides & walks!

Sending you lots of warm thoughts on this chilly winter day!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A little bit of vintage & handmade...

I have been busy filling up my new vintage etsy shop.. go and check it out if you have yet to.

I also will be adding a few vintage inspired accessories. I have soo many more pieces to add... stay tuned!

Have a great weekend! xo!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

silly Dexter!

Dexter has been awful silly lately...

like jumping on our dining room table.

and how about chewing on his own tail not too mention his foot!

Silly puppy!

I have been a little distracted lately with the soon to be closing of the shop! & I have been working hard on my etsy shops! I promise to be back soon with regular posts. Have a great day!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

daisy LOVE vintage

My newest adventure... daisy LOVE vintage. I finally did it! I opened a vintage etsy shop. I have been wanting to for sooo long & I am not sure what was holding me back.

I am excited to have a little place to host all my vintage wares. Many of these items are available at my b&m shop until I close in late March.

Here is my new banner.. I love it so much!

I plan on adding a few vintage inspired accessories as well.. like the new star rings!

It will mostly be vintage dresses, housewares & whatever other lovelies I find to add!

I have had a love for vintage most of my life & I am excited to finally make it part of my little business.

If you get a chance head on over to etsy and check it out.. I also will continue to post my handmade goodies in my other etsy shop

Have a great night! xo!

Monday, February 14, 2011

It is time for change...

This is going to be one of the hardest blog posts I have written in awhile. I have been thinking about closing my b&m shop for awhile.. there are many reasons. I assure you the shop is doing well & alot of people don't understand why I would close it when sales are up.. yes January was awful slow but sales have been good.

It is a much more personal reason.. I started dainty daisies as a hobby over 10 years ago.. a way for me to stay busy while being a newly wed & stay at home Mom that had just moved over 2 hrs away from my home town, friends & family. I fell in love with making things.. it has always been a part of my life but didn't really realize how much until I started to make things myself.

I am sooo thankful for my lil' handmade business & to all of my sweet customers.. I really have developed some amazing relationships thru my shop the last 3 years & on the road selling at shows. You guys are so great!

So here are a few of the major reasons why I have decided to close.. the ups & downs of owning a shop.. paperwork... the time & energy that I put into it & don't get back. The interruptions from people coming in to get ideas.. dainty daisies is not the "idea store" and that really offends me.

I also feel like I am at a road block with the shop.. I can only go so far in downtown Oshkosh & I feel like I am at that point. I have sooo many ideas & sooo many things I want to do & running the shop is holding me back.

So with that said I am sooo excited for the change for the unknown!It means the world to me that most of my friends & family support me especially my husband. I miss my kids! I am looking forward to working from home again & being available to them. In that note dainty daisies is NOT going away.. I am filling up my etsy shop.. I am starting a vintage etsy shop (which I am soooo excited about).. I sell at 3 b&m shops, 2 in Madison, 1 in Baraboo, I will be at the Appleton farmers market this summer & I already am thinking about the Handmade for the Holidays show this Fall.

My friend Laurie of Laurie Marie Photography has rented the space and I am excited to see what she does with it. I know she is planning on participating in gallery walks & we have talked about scheduling trunk shows for me to come in to her studio and sell at as well as other artists (so stay tuned).. how fun would that be!

I feel like it is time for change & to remove the stress & negativity that I have had towards some things in the downtown. I will have the shop open til' mid March so stay tuned for the exact closing date.. as things sell down I will cut hours back. Laurie will be taking over the space April 1st.

Again thank you all for your support & I hope you will continue to follow me & support me thru my newest journey! I am sad but sooo happy at the same time!

If you have any questions feel free to email me

p.s. I will be collecting emails if you would like to receive reg. updates let me know! I am also working hard to make my online shops amazing!! I will also keep up my website & this lil' blog with all my current happenings.


p.s. I didn't realize this til the other day but Valentine's day has always been a symbol of change for me & my business. I feel like this is the right things to do.. change is always good!

Happy valentine's day! xo!

Friday, February 11, 2011

♥ Valentine's day LOVE ♥

Valentine's day is this coming MONDAY! How did that happen you say?? Well no worries I have lots of cute affordable Valentine's gifts! Here are just a few that I think would be great for your Valentine! :)

A sweet set of pretty hair pins.. and you could write a special note on the back! (set $3.95)

Show your LOVE for the Midwest.. I only have a few of these left. ($25. ea)

How about some pretty felt heart hair pins.. (I also have rings!) hair pins are $2. ea. or 2/$3!

and we have a few Valentine's day mugs with different scents.. like this one! They are on sale today & tomorrow for only $5. each!

Shop hours are 10-4 today & 10-2 Saturday! xo!

Thursday, February 10, 2011


I am a 35 yr old mother to 2 kids & 2 dogs! I love making things.. it is my passion, my life! When asked for advice I will tell you be who you are & DO what you LOVE!

I am on an emotional roller coaster this week! I am anxious for things to come and ready for a change!

Thank you to all of you who love me for ME!

dress.. Anthropologie
leggings.. Alternative apparel
boots.. uggs
tee.. Old Navy (I have had it forever)
cardigan... target
Felt heart ring.. handmade by me
(available at my B&M shop as well as in my etsy shop)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Are you ready for the cuteness!

I would like to welcome Baily Belle creations to the shop. Vanessa creates the cutest handmade paper jewelry, accessories & clutches!

I really REALLY love LOVE them!!

she also makes really cute clutches! Vanessa & I met at a craftacular this past summer & we hit it off. Her creations are so well made & she really has a great eye! I also love that she is always coming up with something new! A girl after my own heart! ;)She also happens to be from Eau Claire where my husbands family is from & I kind of have a soft spot in my heart for Eau Claire!

annnnd Cari from Heart felt wool created this little guy! He also is at the shop along with 2 really cute bunnies! How cute are they?? Come and see!!

p.s. just a little reminder shop hours thru Feb. are now Tues-Fri 10-4 & Sat. 10-2

Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

New Forest hair wraps!

I am so in LOVE with my newest hair accessories! I ordered some wool felt awhile ago & started making cute hair wraps with handcut leaves & vintage trims. Each one is unique & adjustable as they tie in the back.

I also made some pretty hair clips! I have yet to take pics of them.. so I will be adding them slowly to my etsy shop!

The shop is open 10-5 today. I will be closing at 4:00 all week as my husbands work schedule has changed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who came out for gallery walk Saturday night! Jess from Little Dandelion Studios & I had soo much fun.

Look at her adorable set up! I actually remembered to take pics! Yay!!!

I also had a trunk show in Madison on Sunday & I have to say Thank you to everyone who stopped at the glitter workshop.. especially everyone who bought dainty daisies goodies! Yay! I hope you all love them!

I had such a great weekend..and THE PACKERS WON THE SUPERBOWL! I am not a huge fan of football.. but I have to say! I am proud to live in a Wisconsin & have such a great team to support! Go Pack!

Happy Monday all!!! xo!

Friday, February 4, 2011

busy.. busy weekend gallery walk & a trunk show!

I am sorry I have been a bit M.I.A this week butI have been a bit under the weather. I have a busy weekend planned. Gallery walk is this Saturday night from 6-9pm. I am excited to feature my friend Jess from Little Dandelion Studios. Jess & I met at a Craftacular I believe last year. Her set up is always so adorable & caught my attention right away.

Jess sells her cute knit hats, posy pins & pretty clip lines as well as magnets at my shop.

I can't wait to see what else she brings! Come and meet Jess tomorrow night & check out all of her adorable handmade goodness!

I also will be in Madison on Sunday at the Glitter Workshop selling my wares at their first ever trunk show. (Yes we know it is superbowl Sunday..) It starts at 10am so there is plenty of time to shop handmade & get to your superbowl parties! We will have lots of little treats too! Come & say Hi!

Shop hours are 10-5 today, 10-3 Saturday & 6-9pm for gallery walk!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Opening at Noon today!

School has been cancelled! We got a ton of snow overnight! I have decided to open the shop around Noon today.. We have to dig out our driveway & let the plows clear the streets first.
Shop hours will be Noon - 5:00 today!

See you later!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowy day sale...

Today & tomorrow ONLY! daintydaisies vintage is 50% off (this does not include picture day vintage)

I made up a few new wrap skirts yesterday until my serger ran out of thread... ugh, not good in the middle of a snowstorm. I will be waiting a bit to restock on thread til the snow passes. I did however finish 3 skirts. I love this one & had to share! I LOVE the scissor fabric!

I will be listing mini bow sets in my etsy shop like these...
(and a few new purses.)

The shop is open today 10-5!
Have a great day! Drive safe locals! xo!