All posts tagged 2012

The Encyclopedia of Collectibles

I recently received a gift from my friend Lauren. She’s like a sister to me and found the perfect present to cheer me up while she was at an estate sale. She gave me two sections  from The Encyclopedia of Collectibles.

These collectibles have all kinds of fabulous articles and photos including Barbed Wire, Bicycles and Botanical Prints! Love love love!




Free Vintage Fox Print

Here’s another free vintage fox print.

Laura Fauna

Laura Fauna is a Louisville-based clothes designer and manufacturer. She is well known for her beautiful dresses but also makes skirts, scarves etc.  You can find Laura Fauna’s work on Etsy, in stores around Louisville (like Cherry Bomb) and at art fairs.

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Depression Glass

I find a lot of vintage colored glass on my thrifting adventures. I came across some translucent pale pink glass awhile ago and was told that it was Depression Glass. I started to find similar items and decided to learn more about this beautiful delicate pink glass.

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Tiny Sea

I’m currently undergoing a redesign of my website. One of the new additions will be one of these Soy Milk Chevron Backgrounds from Tiny Sea.

Here are some other free backgrounds from Tiny Sea that you can use for your website, blog and craft projects!



Featured Cincinnati Etsy Seller

Paper Acorn offers a wide variety of paper products including luminaries, garlands, decorations, favors, and cards . They’ve been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine and offer great products at affordable prices.

Fair Trade Gift Registries

Spring is huge for weddings and babies!  When you’re planning where to register, you should think of Just Creations. A Fair Trade and non-profit store, Just Creations offers a variety of items for everything including weddings, babies, anniversaries, birthdays, and of course Mother’s Day! Just Creations is kicking off their gift registries with an event this Saturday (May 12) from 10AM-6PM. There will be refreshments and a variety of gift baskets available to help give you ideas for your own registry or to help you find that special gift for someone special.

By shopping or helping other shop at Just Creations, you’re giving back in three big ways.

  • you’re buying local and supporting a Louisville business
  • you’re shopping ‘green’ because most of the products are made with recycled or re-purposed materials
  • you’re supporting artisans all across the globe and helping them earn a fair wage for their work

Check out some of these great wedding items including gifts for your bridesmaids, cute hair accessories for your flower girl and  gorgeous blown glass goblets for toasting!

Here are some great Mother’s Day gift ideas!

Make sure you stop by Just Creations this weekend to see how you can incorporate Fair Trade into your big event.

Just Creations is located in the heart of Crescent Hill at 2722 Frankfort Avenue.


Free Vintage Fox Print

Here’s another free vintage fox print.


I love browsing the kickstarter website looking for interesting projects. I was looking through the fashion category and stumbled upon Kordal. Kordal is based in New York and is a knitwear clothing company. Their project on kickstarter is to raise $10,000 by May 18 to help launch the 2013 Spring collection and attend the Capsule Trade Show in New York City.

I think their items are beautifully crafted and I love the idea of combining high end style with comfort. Watch their video here and maybe you’ll be inspired to donate! They have a great selection of knitted incentives including ties, bracelets, hats and sweaters!


I’ve often come across vintage aluminum kitchen items on my thrifting adventures but never knew much about where the items came from. I recently saw these canisters listed on Etsy and decided to do a little more searching online to discover some other mid-century aluminum treasures.

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