Friday, March 30, 2012

A peek at my apartment... through the eyes of my friend Laurie Marie!

The other night I hosted wine Wednesday with a group of ladies that have become very special to me! We laugh, act silly, listen to music, tweet crazy things that no one understands but us! Yeh.. it's silly but we have so much fun! :)

So I had run outside for a minute & when I came back in my friend Laurie of Laurie Marie Photography was snapping some pics of my apartment on her Iphone!
I loved them all so much that I decided to share them with you! You have to check out her website & her blog! She is an AMAZING photographer & really I am not just saying that cause she is one of my Best Friends! She is AMAZING!!!

This is a little poster I keep on my fridge.. it's a friendly reminder! (I purchased it at I like you in Minneapolis.)

I collect vintage deer & I have this cute built in, in my kicthen that they are all dispayed on. I found a little bag of vintage chicks & bunnies at a thrift store for
.25 cents & had to add them for Easter ( not shown in pics. but I have that little DIY banner I featured in the blog the other day hanging above them)

My vintage mushroom canister set found in my kitchen! I do have this same set for sale at my shop! ;)

My vintage skunk holding a daisy of course.. sitting by my sewing nook & all my thread! (This picture makes me extremely happy!)

I have quite the Black Apple collection which is the print of an original painting by the talented Emily Martin an artist from Portland! My Mom says they remind her of me! I also collect vintage crewel.. these are just a few of my favorite pieces!

I live in Wisconsin.. everyone needs a mounted deer on their wall! (J.K.) I also LOVE my deer by Katie of Skunkboy creatures! I had to have this one.. it has daisies on it! Yup.. she hangs in my living room! ;)

A peek at my little vintage Easter tree that I put out every year! I like to decorate for my kids, not over the top just a few things here & there! I thrifted the entire tree & all the ornaments. I updated it by covering the bottom in a modern flower pot & covered it in Easter grass! (not shown)

My new couch.. while I don't LOVE it, it fits in my apartment & that was the most important thing, but cover it in my favorite granny blanket & cute pillows sooo much better!

I hope you enjoyed a little peek into my world!

p.s. Shop news.. it's kind a crummy Friday oustide. The classroom is open come & make some cute fabric covered eggs & or posy hair clips, or decopage tile coasters bring you friends. All projects are under $5.

Have a great day! Shop hours are 10-6!xo!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! Craft Saturday April 7th 10-4!

Saturday April 7th stop by our craft room any time from 10-4 & make your own spring wreath with Naomi of Glitter Workshop. She will also have supplies available
to make fabric rosette headbands! They would both make great last minute Easter gifts!

The photo is just a sample of what you can make, we encourage you to get as creative as you like! :)
There is no registration.. first come, first serve & while supplies last.

Cost is $14. per small wreath, $20. per large wreath & $10 per headband.

Hope to see you there!

Speaking of Easter we have loooots of new goodies in the shop.. soo many great Easter basket ideas! Hours are 10-6 today! xoxo!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

DIY: Easter garland!

I was working on a Easter garland for a cute little built in at my apartment & I thought it would be fun to share with you how I made it. I love the way it turned out & it was pretty simple & very affordable to make!

Step 1. Buy some pretty paper, you can buy as many different patterns & colors as you like.

Step 2. You will need an oval shape paper punch. (Tip: hobby lobby has them & if you get a 40% off coupon online they are a better deal!) I love mine! This is the same punch I use for the vintage tags at my shop! :)
Punch out as many as you would like to make it long. I did 26 ( you will need two for each piece, they will be double sided)

Step 3. Cut a piece of string or ric rac (which is what I used) to your desired length, be sure to leave at least 6 in. on each end for hanging.

Hot glue or use elmers glue to attach & sandwich the white sides together which makes it a double sided banner, space each oval about 3-4 in. apart.

That's it! It's sooo cute!

If you are not feeling crafty.. I did make a few to sell at my shop! $10. each.

They are great for Easter or really anytime!

I hope you enjoyed my little DIY! Shop hours are 10-6 today! Have a great day!! xo!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Inspiration post.. Arrow LOVE!

I am pretty much in LOVE with anything arrows right now! I love this fabric.. from Spoonflower.

& this ring is on my birthday wish list!:)
(I am not sure where it is from. If you know please comment! I found it via pinterest via tumbler.)

I have been drooling over this Lauren Moffat coat for months now.. originally sold at Anthropologie. I know you can find it here & there on ebay, but I have not made that move yet!

This pretty arrow necklace is available at my shop! I love it & I am wearing one today! They are limited edition as the charms were pretty hard to find.

Shop hours are 10-6 today! Have a great day! xo!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Vintage for him!

Yes! We have vintage for men! :) I have been lucky enough to find some really great pieces recently. Mens' vintage is defintly harder to find. I do have many sizes as well. We also have a great variety of vintage ties & a some pretty cool hats.

Here are a few of my favorites! I love western shirts with pearl buttons..

& the a fabric lover you know the prints get me everytime! This shirt is pretty amazing!

I found this shirt TODAY.. a total score! It is a vintage JcPenneys.. the print screams spring! (even though is feels like winter again)

I have been adding new vintage to the shop daily.. as well as handmade items!


My good friend Naomi will be here April 7th (from 10-4) for our next Craft Saturday!Come & make spring wreaths with us! I will have more info available soon!

Happy Monday!! The shop is open & our hours are 10-6 today! xo!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

New at the shop...

Happy Thursday everyone! I have been getting in lots of new inventory.. we are definitly ready for spring!

New infinity scarves by Baily Belle..

Cute lil' glitter bunny hair clips by Glitter Workshop perfect for Easter!

I have been working on spring wrap skirts..

& the cutest lip cozies arrived from Gracie Designs! These are amazing.. I always loose my chapstick.. no longer my friends! You have to pick up one of these! ;)

I also just got in a few more Hunger games as well as Pride & prejudice bracelets.. they go fast so hurry in!

Have a great day! Shop hours are 10-6 today! xoxo!

p.s. I bought waaaay to many eggs for craft night so if you couldn't make it last night, the class room will be open to craft away as you like. Fabric eggs are 6 for $5 & posy clips are $2. each! I also still have supplies to make decoupage tile coasters $5. each.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Craft Night this Wednesday March 21st 4-7pm!

Come & craft with us this Wednesday March 21st from 4-7pm!

Make & take your own pretty felt posy clips .. cost is $2. per clip &/or

fabric covered Easter eggs!This is a super fun project (& it is a little messy so little ones may need to be supervised.)The cost is $1. per egg or 6 for $5.

(First come, first serve & while supplies last!) Feel free to call the shop with any questions! 920-739-3062)

Shop hours are 10-4 today! Have a great weekend! xo!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Yellow & Blue!

I am loving the color combinations of yellow & blue lately! Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the shop..

This pretty blue vintage sweater..

& cute vintage yellow dress...

I love this vintage yellow & blue terry cloth apron!

(Sorry for the bad pics. I dropped my camera & I need to get it fixed ugh! So bad cell phone pics it is for awhile!)

Shop hours are 10-6 today & 10-4 Saturday!

p.s. I will be back tomorrow with the next craft night & craft Saturday info!

Have a great day! xo!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

What I am wearing.. flowers n vintage!

Happy Thursday! I am LOVING this weather & have been getting out some of my favorite vintage spring pieces!

What I am wearing.. Vintage tunic (purchased on Etsy), black leggings, Tizzy Dee Crochet flower headband (available at my shop $12. ea) & ballet flats (not shown)

I love headbands.. especially with my short hair! (sorry for the bad pics. I dropped my camera the other day & it broke. I am still trying to figure out how to take good pics. w/ my phone.)

The headbands are available at my shop in lots of colors & are only $12.each, handmade by my talented friend Courtney of Tizzy Dee! I think these would make the cutest addition to any Easter attire or even a great little gift to put in an Easter basket!

Sooo many things are coming into the shop! Spring has definitly sprung here! Shop hours are 10-6 today! Stop on down & check out all our new handmade & vintage goodies!

Have a great day! xoxo!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad (Papa)!!!

Happy Birthday Dad!!! He is 67 today! I have the BEST Dad in the world.. he is quite funny, cracking jokes all the time. I have quite an interesting upbringing.. growing up in a small town of about 6000, but having parents who grew up in New Jersey changes everything! I remember all the road trips in our wood grain station wagon, with My Dad, Mom & us three girls in the back heading out East for summer vacations! :)

I love the stories my Dad tells of his days in Philly & Moorestown! I am so glad he is my Dad! He is also an excellent Papa (Grandpa) to my kids! :)

(I wanted to share a pic of my Dad & I when I was little but I forgot to grab it, so here is one I took of off my sister's f.b. page! This is him w/ my little sister Lenora!)

Happy Birthday Dad! I hope you have the best birthday ever! I love you!!

Love, Shel(that is what my parents call me), Jada & Max!!

p.s. It's also my sister Kathy's birthday! She would kill me if I posted pics of her! Happy Birthday Kath!! I love & miss you, wish we lived closer!!! xoxo!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hello Spring!!

Well Hello spring like weather (here in Wisconsin)! :)

I have to say I am not a huge fan of winter so this spring like weather is a nice welcome! I hope it's here to stay but I know the weather can change like that.. so my fingers are crossed that it sticks around!

The shop is looking very springy & we have been getting in lots of new inventory..handmade & vintage!

Here are some new earrings by Glitter Workshop..

I also made up some fun new headbands! Easter is right around the corner & my new pretty flower headbands would be a perfect addition to any Easter dress!

Courtneyof Tizzy Dee made up the baby bunny diaper covers & hat! Are they not the cutest thing you have ever seen?! I think they would make a great Easter basket gift for a expecting lady! (They are only here for a short time, so hurry in!)

Naomi of Glitter Workshop also made up some fun yoyo clips with vintage yoyo's! They are adorable!

We have lots of great Easter basket gifts! Stop in today & check out all of the new goodies!!

p.s. Thank you to everyone who came out this past Saturday for our handstamped jewelry workshop!!

Shop hours are 10-6 today!xo!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Come & craft with us... tomorrow is Craft Saturday at the shop!

Join us tomorrow for Craft Saturday March 10th from 10-4 at the shop! Guest artist Mindy Kuen will be here to show you how to handstamp your own bracelet or pendant!

Here are a few samples of what you can make...

Projects will cost $8-$13 & is done on a first come first serve bases.

It will be a fun day! See you tomorrow! xoxo!

Thursday, March 8, 2012



It's so important to buy local & support independant artists! I just thought I would share this poster with you. Thank you to all of you who have supported me & my shop! I truly appreciate you all & you allow me to live my dream!

Have a great day! Shop hours are 10-6 today!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Welcome Brilliant Stranger!

Welcome to Dawn of Brilliant Stranger, she is our newest consigner! She makes adorable one of a kind pieces, reconstructed vintage & screen prints! I have always loved her work. I am sooo excited to add some of her creations to my shop!

I love the colors in this dress, there are about a dozen cute dresses to pick from in a variety of colors & sizes! They are made of vintage sheets with cute details from ric rac to buttons ect.

How cute with a vintage cardigan & brooch. Wear it with some bright colored tights & knee high boots! ADORABLE!

I have one in this style and they look soo cute with leggings as well. Stop by the shop & check out all of Dawn's creations! I also have been putting out lots of spring items! Just a little reminder Craft Saturday is this Saturday with my friend Mindy! More info on my website..

The shop is open 10-6 today! xoxo!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New at the shop.. think spring!

Here a few new things at the shop this week.. I am thinkin' spring! ;)

Pretty little felt hair pins (we have them in headbands as well).

Fabric button ponytail holders are back in stock! They make great gifts at only $3 ea.

& new pretty little daisy studs!

The shop is open 10-6 today! I am putting out some handmade/vintage items by our newest consigner Dawn of Brilliant stranger.. come & check out all the new goodies!
p.s. don't forget about Craft Saturday this Saturday!! (details in yesterdays blog post)

Have a great day! xo!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Craft Saturday this Saturday! Handstamped jewelry workshop!

Happy Monday!! :) I have decided to start something new at the shop.. Craft Saturdays! This Saturday from 10-4 I have invited my friend Mindy of Emma Jean's boutique to come & teach how to handstamp jewelry! Come & make your own pendant or bracelet, projects will cost $8-$13 ea.

Here are a few samples of what you can make!

You can stop by anytime from 10-4 Saturday March 10th. It is first come, first serve & while supplies last!

If you would like to receive further updates on craft nights & craft Saturdays please join my mailing list.. the link is on the side bar.

I have been busy this morning making the shop look springy! It defintly helps to have the sun shining! I have lots of new spring accessories as well as a few new spring wrap skirts! I will also be slowly adding more spring vintage dresses & skirts!

My shop is open 10-6 today!