All posts tagged blue

Gritty Pearl Photography

I recently had a photo shoot with Gritty Pearl Photography.  I have tried for years to do my own photographs but wasn’t satisfied with how they turned out.  I met Amber Estes Thieneman, the talent behind Gritty Pearl, through Block Party Handmade Boutique.

I wanted to get good photographs of my new products so I met with Amber, found some models and we scheduled a time for the photo shoot.  Many thanks to my beautiful models Zane and Lucy! Check out some of Amber’s photographs below.

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If you need professional photographs taken of your work, I would highly recommend Gritty Pearl Photography. Whether you’re applying to art fairs, submitting work to stores, or selling on Etsy you need high quality product photos.

 

Gift Baskets

I’ve been attending a lot of baby showers lately. Tis the season I guess! I love to go above and beyond and be crafty so I decided to make items for all of my friends and their babies! I love making special handmade items because I think they are more personal.

Through this process I’ve made my own burp cloths, baby tag blankets, bibs, onesies and pacifier clips. I like to find online tutorials and then change them up to fit my style and aesthetic. Here is a handmade gift basket I made for my pastor’s wife’s baby shower this past Sunday.  Little baby Booker is joining the world soon so I wanted to make sure his mom Allison had some essentials! I chose fabrics in blue and gray but mixed up the patterns to add a little more visual interest.

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Headband Giveaway!!!

Summer is here and I’m excited to get out and enjoy the sunshine! In celebration of warm weather I’m giving away an adorable headband!

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This headband is handmade by me and is perfect for dressing up any outfit! This stretchy headband is extremely comfortable and features a navy blue, green and white floral fabric with two blue felt flowers.

To be eligible for the giveaway just comment on this post! If you follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page your name will be put in the drawing more times so you’ll have a higher chance of winning! All giveaway winners are chosen at random.

The winner will be announced in July and contacted by me.

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Block Party Handmade Boutique

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I’m really excited to announce that I will be selling at Block Party Handmade Boutique!  It’s my first time showcasing my new line of items for children including skirts, dresses, headbands, toys and more!  Everything is re-purposed and vintage so you can feel great shopping from me because you’ll be ‘going green!’

Here is a preview of some of the items I’ll be selling.

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Block Party Handmade Boutique opens tomorrow but the big official Grand Opening event will be April 15. Hope you can all stop by!

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Wallpaper

Wallpaper doesn’t have to be outdated and boring.  If used properly, wallpaper can add a lot of personality to your home. Use it on an accent wall or in a hallway.   Second Hand Rose has a lot of vintage inspired designs that I love.

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Unique Thrift Store

I love Louisville’s Unique Thrift Stores. Located on Preston Highway and the Portland Neighborhood (22nd Street) these stores offer 25% off every Monday and if you sign up for a free VIP card you get 25% off every Thursday! I always find something amazing when I shop there. Always. Last week, my mom and I went and found a five-piece vintage glass set for only $6!

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Tickled Pink

I decided to visit Tickled Pink last week because I have heard so many good things about it. After I arrived and looked around, I thought to myself, “How have I never been here before? This place is amazing!” It was truly amazing. Tickled Pink is a vintage mecca!

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Matryoshka Dolls

My parents are constantly traveling around the world and recently my father came back from Russia with gifts! I received a gift of Russian chocolates, tea, coffee and of course… Matryoshka dolls! Matryoshka or Russian Nesting Dolls refer to a set of wooden figures of decreasing size placed one inside the other. They’re beautiful and a fun way to add some color to your home.

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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!

 

 

 

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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