Hello, everyone! I hope this week is treating you well! This week I thought it would be a fabulous idea to show you 10 of the most essential items you need when traveling (primarily on an airplane). I've been on one trip to Europe so far, but our honeymoon is coming up and we're going back but to different countries this time. I guess this one is a win-win situation--You get to see some must haves for international/airplane travel, and I get to see if there's anything that could make long travel time better for me. (There are a couple of items on here that I actually have and wanted to recommend.). Here's a little back story for you: I almost drove my fiance crazy because after about 5 hours in to an 8 hour flight, I start up with, "how much longer?" I think my issue is more to do with the fact that I'm VERY aware that I'm in a metal tube flying through the air and there's no way out--couple that with the uncomfortable chairs, lack of sleep, and layover time--and you get a very agitated person.
Also, I do mention a lot of amazon things a couple of apps...I am in no way paid by them--I've used them and think the items and apps might be helpful to you :)
Item #1 is from WIldeNest
I cannot tell you how handy collapsible water bottles are! They can save you a ton of money, and you get your water in for the day. You all know you can't take any food or beverages or any liquids over three ounces through security, but with this you can go straight on through (do make sure it is empty), and then fill it up. Voila! You can just keep refilling it and then take it on the plain with you so you don't get stuck buying the overpriced food and drink on the plane. We had collapsible bottles last year, but after I got sick coming home. I didn't want to open mine that still had water--I was afraid of releasing the germs (it had caused a really really bad sinus infection), so I just tossed it since it was cheap. I really like the look of this one better and will be considering it for this year's trip.
Item #2 is from TheSleepyCottage
I saw this sleep mask and thought that it would be appropriate for the honeymoon because our last half of the trip will be in Italy! It's too funny :) Sleep masks come in all shapes and sizes, so you can be picky. The light on the plane does get turned down some during overnight flights, but sometimes it can still bother you; for cars, if you want to take a nap, you usually wake up with your face smashed against the window or right in the way of the sun (talk about a bright wake up call). This sleep mask is 7 inches across and has a soft lingerie band to secure it to your face. It band also minimizes hair damage. The inside has a plush batting for optimal softness. Sleep would sure be better if you could recreate the environment as much as possible. Make sure to check out the wide variety of sleep masks in this shop--they are all so darn cute!
Item #3 is from Amazon
If you've ever been on a plane before, I know you know that it's difficult to sleep. Space is limited, the seats are hard, and (if you're on the side aisle seat) you have people getting up to go to the restroom and crawling over you. Personally, if someone is crawling over me, I'd rather not know about it. I didn't have to worry about someone crawling in front of me last time because we picked our seats, but room is limited no matter where you sit (even if it's the front of the row). I'll tell you right now, I don't think I slept more than 2 hours on the plane from New York to Oslo even though we left when I would normally go to sleep. After two hours, my hips started hurting, and I knew I was shit out of luck. This time I'm thinking of trying some melatonin to try to get to sleep, but honestly that was the hardest part. This will also help with jet lag and get you into a set circadian rhythm.
Item #4 is from Amazon (or any general store)
Another essential for sleeping on a plane or in a long car ride is ear plugs. Maybe someone has their earphone or earbuds turned up really loud, the radio is turned up, you've got a snoring seat partner, or there's a screaming baby. When I'm awake I'll usually have a movie playing (on the plane), for car rides we're usually listening to podcasts. I haven't had to experience the screaming child on the airplane...yet...knock on wood. No matter your situation, you may have a time that you want to block out the noise to read or sleep. Soft ear plugs should do the trick. They block out my fiance's coughing when he's sick, so they do work.
Item #5 is from
I don't know how no one has never thought of this before! This little kit has pretty much everything you need as a traveler. Everything is contained in a LokSak dry bag container. Inside the little bag are the following sanitizing wipes (perfect for cleaning off the table on the airplane), dental floss packs, fabric band aids, toilet wipe, lip ointment, advil, ear plugs, sleep mask, sunscreen wipe, natural shampoo and conditioner, instant energy greens mix, LED portable nightlight, water purification tablets, a pencil, and more OTC medications. If you're traveling, you need this!--especially if you don't speak any other languages.
Item #6 is from
This travel wallet is something that I really wish I'd had last year on my first trip to Europe. I was putting everything in my purse, but because of the rush most things didn't get back to the exact same place. I feel like with this I'd have everything in one thing that I could pull out of my purse at the gate and have everything in one spot in my purse. By the time I got home I found a ticket in my book, in a slot of my purse, and in my luggage. I really like the look of the airmail detailing and the stamps--it really makes me think of travelling. I'm loving all of the little slots! There are slots for currency, tickets, documents, and hotel plus slots for cards. The card slots would be awesome for the subway cards or tickets or city passes. With this, you will have everything together and be ready to go enjoy the world!
Item #7 is from pacsafe
Ok, so if you're traveling, you really ought to have something to carry your items in. I looked for the backpacks that we ended up purchasing, but I could not locate them, so I found one similar to what we have. What I like about pacsafe is that their items are designed to be anti-theft. This particular backpack has RFIDsafe blocking pockets and material, lockable zippers, secured zip tap, carrysafe slashguard strap, and exomesh slash guard. Our backpacks were big enough to hold everything we needed for a two week vacation, and we were about to cram in a few souvenirs (but that made it heavier). There are a LOT of pockets in this baby, and there was even a lock that you could take out and attach to you chair so that your bag couldn't be hauled off by anyone.
This is the actual cross-body purse that I bought specifically for our trip last year. I had to have something to carry important stuff around in outside of the backpack. I loved the color, and that was what caught my eye about it. Even outside where you are, you need to protect your stuff. This bag has RFIDsafe blocking pockets and material, lockable zippers, turn and lock security hooks, carrysafe slash guard strap, and an exomesh slash guard throughout. You can't cut through it because of the metal mesh. I definitely felt safer with this than I would have a regular purse. Check out their website to find out more about the design and making of their products.
Item #8 is from zany
I know you can remember your journey through pictures, but wouldn't it be fun to know the little details like where you ate or where you went that day? This journal would be awesome for just that. You can make it your own personal travel bullet journal. Hey! This would be great for plane/train rides! Maybe write down (either electronically or on a separate piece of paper or napkin) what all you did a particular day and then draw it out on the plane or train! That would definitely make the long ride go faster if you can't sleep! I may be looking into something like this! You get a choice of a small or large notebook, so do think carefully about your drawing/writing style and the size notebook you like to write in!
Item #9 is from Amazon
One main concern you probably have as a tourist is keeping your phone up and running while you're out an about. Not for texting people but for getting around using the GPS or taking pictures. I actually left my camera at home because the photos on the iphone 7 Plus were so good, so we had to keep that baby running. We also had to use the GPS to get around the places we went to (when you can't speak the language fluently enough to ask for directions, GPS is important). This was the exact portable battery we took with us last year and will be taking this year as well. It lasted us about 3 days charging, two iphones, an ipad, and 2 Ninentendo DSs. I think that's pretty good considering we were using the phones constantly. We'd charge off and on during the day through and the night sometimes. When you only have one converter, this is great. You could even charge devices as you were charging the main battery. I wouldn't suggest letting it get to too low of a charge as that can land you in a precarious position. Case in point: We had just traveled from Paris to London via the chunnel and were going to pick up the rental car. Mind you the train dropped us up at King's Cross station, and we had to ride the metro to Gatwick International (this took over an hour because of the Winter Wonderland traffic and half of the Piccadilly line's trains being off for repair). The rental car company's information stated that it was located there. Well, come to find out, it wasn't. We start to use our phones to call and find them when we realize the battery is dead, my fiance's phone is dead, and mine only had 5-10% left. We were able to get and Uber and reach the rental car company just in time. We were both just glad to get the car and head out. We reached Brighton at 10 PM, but the Indian food we had did make the situation quite a bit better :)
Item #10 is from luluandluca
I'm totally loving the colors and patterns of this bag! They're so bright and pretty. I know all of us ladies wear some sort of makeup, even if it's not much like me. When traveling, it's a good idea to keep it all corralled into one location (minus liquids and creams--apparently this includes concealer sticks as I found out in Heathrow). Aside from makeup, this would be a good place to pack any medications or other little items like band aides, or you could use it for containing the chargers for all of your electronic devices and converter. You do get to choose the color of the zipper of your bag...fuchsia pink or yellow. I like the yellow zipper myself because it goes really well with the blue print of the fabric. I don't know if they sell these in London stores, but I'll be on the lookout when I return to London in November!
BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!
There are a couple of apps that I sincerely feel you should also have downloaded to keep you on schedule with flights/itineraries and to keep you sane if you're not fluent in a particular foreign language.
Tripit is a free app that keeps all of your travel information in one place. It even updates the gate number when it is available (usually before you see it at the airport). It's like a giant itinerary. Put all your confirmation emails in and, bam!--It has everything in chronological order for you, so you don't have to search through your email. Available on iOS and Android.
Google Translate will literally save your ass if you're not fluent in a foreign language. We used this all the time in France, and I know that we'll use this in Italy in November. It really helped when it came to menus. You don't want to look stupid and not know what you're ordering, right? With this, you can hold your phone up to the menu, and the app translates for you...it might not be exactly the words but you get and idea (available in 30 languages). Typing in text translates in 103 languages, and offline translating can be done with 52 languages. Get it. Get it now. You really do need this! Available for free for iOS and Android.
That's all for this week, my lovelies! I hope you've gotten some great ideas for the next time you're traveling--I know I did! Let me know some of the places you all have traveled and what you love about travelling in general! I'd love to know :) In less than a month, I'll be putting some of these to the test as we head out for our honeymoon and next European adventure! And, don't worry, I'll have some weekly posts prepared for you, so you won't be missing anything :) Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! Can you believe it's already fall? Time passes so quickly when you're having fun! This week, I've rounded up several fabulous fall-themed items--there's jewelry, home decor, etc. If you've not gotten in to the full swing of fall yet, try yourself a pumpkin spice latte (or pumpkin spice anything in the last few years)!
Item #1 is from KenzieLipsDesigns
I will have to say that this wreath is really, really unique, and I love that about it. The round part of the wreath is made out of Italian cedar and is then decorated with a burlap bow, a few colorful flowers, and some greenery. The accents really balance out the piece and add a very nice texture in addition to the cedar. There is still some sap on the wood, but you can wipe it off with acetone without damaging the wood. I think it would look great inside or outside, but make sure you keep it out of direct harsh sunlight and the elements.
Item #2 is from LeafyTreetopLeather
You can do a lot with leather--cut it, paint it, shape it, etc. These earrings are pieces of leather that have been folded to form the shape of leaves--fall leaves to be exact. You've got six colors and three different sizes to choose from. They're all gorgeous, but I'm leaning towards the browns since they'll go with pretty much any outfit. You can dress up or down with these and still look fabulous! Have allergies to certain metals? The designer has options for that! If you like these, the designer has several other gorgeous items in her shop that you should stop in and take a look at!
Item #3 is from RedDogCandleCo
What's fall without a candle? I already have too many candles, but what's one more, right? I wonder how many more times I can ask myself that without being considered a candle hoarder? (haha). This candle is made from 100% soy wax--no paraffins or dyes (YAY!)--and are 7 ounces with a 50+ hour burn time. Now that's what I'm talking about! I'm sure this one smells mouthwateringly good, too. Pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg with notes of butter, sugar, and spices....mmmmmm.
Item #4 is from MilkandHoneyLuxuries
Fall is definitely that time of year when you want to get out your sweaters, make some hot cocoa/cider, and sit next to a bonfire. Those are all things associated with fall, but the main thing is the cooler weather--and with cooler weather, that means....SWEATERS!
Item #5 is from KitchStudios
It that time when everything comes out in a pumpkin spice flavor. I really first became aware of the trend when I worked at Starbucks. People were asking for it in August, well before release time. That same year (2015), I saw the pumpkin spice Cheerios, the pumpkin spice cakes, the k-cups, etc. You name it, and it most likely existed. I even had people eyeing the cart that held the much craved sauce that I had unboxed from that week's truck in a way that made me pick up my pace as I took it back to our storage area. I was at a Target, so there really wasn't a way of hiding it; however, I did cover the caramel brulee up when it came it. I think this lovely tea towel pretty much sums up the season as far as the major flavor, and everyone who doesn't live under a rock knows what season it is when it comes out. It's a 100% cotton flour sack. Let me tell you, this type of towel is the best kitchen towel there is..especially for drying things! You don't get any of that weird lint you see from other towels. Your crystal will be sparkling! If you want just a little bit of fall in your home, I would suggest this since it is going to be in a room where everyone will see it!
Item #6 is from EastwoodCircle
This would be a nice decorative piece to have in your entryway or in one of those empty spaces in your entertainment center. Add some little pumpkins and fall flowers, and, voila!--you have a very lovely fall decoration. I'm a huge fan of the distressed look, so I'm obviously loving this piece. If you do wish to hang this sign, there is an optional saw tooth hanger that you can have included.
Item #7 is from EverBloomingOriginal
I'm really loving this wreath. The colors are very natural and kind of create a color blocking effect. You've got the vibrant green of the main part of the wreath and the bright orange of the cute little pumpkins (very nice pop of color). This wreath would look awesome on your front door or somewhere inside your home. You do have to option of choosing the color of the pumpkins as well as the hanging ribbon. I personally thing the combination in the picture above would be the most stunning because of the color pop and the rustic feel.
Item #8 is from Soapaucity
If you want to take the pumpkin spice up a notch, then you should try out this whipped body butter. This will be great for your skin since it is made with 100% raw butters and oils and none of the harmful chemicals you will see in the majority of products in the store. The jar itself is BPA free hand has a metal lid. With this you can carry the scent of fall with you wherever you go!
Item #9 is from JewelryByVogue
I think this bib leaf necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I like it much better that those with just a single leaf. I know it's not red or orange, but gold is a fall color. Even though there is a lot of simplicity in the design, it is still a statement piece. I wouldn't recommend layering this one because I feel like it stands well on its own. It would look great for a day at the office or a girls night out.
Item #10 is from InspiredDesignsKy
It took a while for me to find this one, but I love it. There are plenty of clothing items on Etsy that are fall colors, but there really aren't that many that are actually about fall. I really like this one because I feel like it really embodies what fall is--it's harvest time. There's an old pickup truck with a bed full of pumpkins and what looks like a little bit of hay. There are also a few falling leaves and a campfire (I think). I also love that the colors are very fall-ish--brown, orange, and an oatmeal-like colored shirt. The left front of the shirt can have a monogram put on it or "happy fall y'all" in place of the monogram if you want some sort of design on the front. The shirts are long sleeve, making them perfect for the nice, fall weather.
That's all I have for you all this week, my lovelies! Are you all in full fall mode, yet? I bet you are after this edition of weekly favorites! Enjoy your ciders, hot chocolates, hay rides, and pumpkin carving this season. Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of all things boho, so I decided that I would do another bohemian themed post that was full of beautiful items. I'm also not just sticking to jewelry this time (even though it is definitely gorgeous); I'll be including home and clothing items in addition to the jewelry to make your life boho beautiful.
Item #1 is from HandloomStore
I like how this kimono looks really nice and comfy. I have my days where I what to wear a tank top and just throw something on top to keep it work appropriate. Anyone else? This would definitely be something I would want to add to my closet to do just that. Grab and put on when I don't really want to wear something else. The kimono is made from Turkish cotton and has handmade tassels, wide sleeves, and a color-blocked stripe. It would be a great piece to add to your wardrobe as it has multiple uses--You can use it to cover up a tank top or as a swimsuit coverup, so it's a year round piece.
Item #2 is from SageAndStoneCo
I feel like this moon phase wall hanging would be really neat to have in your home! I would definitely receive many compliments because I don't recall seeing many things like this in the time I've been on Etsy (since 2013)--really unique. The wall hanging comes in three sizes--small, medium, and large--and can be hung vertically or horizontally (whichever way floats your boat--haha, I got a pun in there since the moon controls the tide that a boat would be on).
Item #3 is from GoodCulture
I absolutely love this necklace! There is a lot going on in it, but I think it would be stunning when paired with a solid color dress or top. The necklace has Turkish coins on it to add even more boho flair to the piece. The size of the necklace is 5 inches long and 4 inches wide on an 18 inch chain. It's definitely a statement piece that you'll want to add to your jewelry stash. You'll also want to check out the rest of the shop to see the other beautiful items the designer has.
Item #4 is from SunFaeDesigns
I've always been a fan of these buntings. They're very shabby chic! These are created from upcycled from sari fabric scraps whose company donates the proceeds to charitable causes (upcycled just makes be love this even more!). Since these are made to order, you are welcome to request a specific color scheme, but you can also get the colorful combinations like what is in the photos. The uses for this are many in number, but you can use them at a special event, as a curtain, or as a space decoration to name a few.
Item #5 is from HappyGoLicky
I really love how well this bracelet lends itself to layering! The bracelet that I'm featuring here is the middle one--the one that wraps. The wrap is composed of leather and suede that are woven into one piece to wrap around your wrist three times and closes with a toggle bar clasp. I really like the detail on the silver piece as well. It has a floral pattern and rougher edges for a more boho-ish look and has been oxidized and hand-polished for a beautiful luster. Attached to the side of the piece is a tassel made of the same materials as the wrap. You have to have a tassel when you're talking boho :) I personally love the layered look, so make sure to check out the maker's shop to see what else you can get to go with it!
Item #6 is from fairlyworn
This is a brillant idea! I would never have thought of it. I love my Katha throw that I've got so much that I am looking for another one! This jacket is made from a Kantha throw so obviously I would like it. If you're wondering what a Kantha throw is, here is the answer: a Kantha throw is a vintage quilt made in India by women who have hand-stitched layers of cotton saris together. The are reversible--as is this jacket! It's two coats in one! One side is a champagne color with colorful stitching and the other side is a blue and green checkered pattern. The bottom edge of the jacket has pretty, red embroidered pattern. To tie the jacket together, the designer has used hand-woven Vietnamese trim. This one is definitely a contender for a future jacket.
Item #7 is from TheSaltyLifeCo
I could see this as being the perfect centerpiece to a bohemian foyer. Add a little of this and a little of that, and you've got a stunning entry/exit way. You might say, "This doesn't look very boho to me." "No, not really, " I'd say," but the meaning behind the word is." Affection, love, peace, compassion, and mercy (to me) would be the center of boho or what I would consider to be the boho idea. Even if it's not totally boho decor, you could add some pieces that would make it moreso. The sign is hand-cut and stained with hand-painted lettering. You could hang this or have a plate holder support it (more uses than a plate holder, trust me).
Item #8 is from RoyalSuzieJewelry
This cuff is awesome. The size is great, and I really like the purple color of the agate. If purple's not your color there are a few other options: pink, blue, teal, green, champagne, brown and black. You can also get a druzy as well if you are willing to pay a tad more (just 2 bucks though). The cuff base is just a simple brass cuff. You tend to see a lot of agate and druzy items in boho jewelry and decor, so this piece definitely screams "boho" and would be a great statement piece.
Item #9 is from WhitetailRoad
Dreamcatchers are another thing you tend to see a lot of in the boho style. Dreamcatchers were originally made by the American Indians to resemble a spider's web. Spiders were a common symbol of protection and comfort to the original group of American Indians who created dreamcatchers. The original tribe believed a "spider woman" watched over them as a sort of spiritual protector. Eventually, through intermarriage and cultural appropriation, the "spider woman" could not protect all of her children, so the dreamcatcher was created. Isn't that a neat story? These lovely creations are said to ensure the nightmares and give the owner only pleasant dreams. I'd need a huge one; I have a lot of nightmares and unpleasant dreams---it's like a horror/psychological thriller in there (my noggin) at night. I'm really loving the soft colors of this dreamcatcher. They are visually pleasing, and the different textures are amazing. I think the mint color really makes it pop. This would be great for parties, a nursery, or as a decoration in general. I could really see it in a room with all white walls, maybe farmhouse-y. Definitely a considering adding one of these to our bedroom.
Item #10 is from TravelingSoulStudio
This sign is just too freaking neat! I love it! Those that identify their style as boho or gypsy-related tend to be referred to as free spirits. You want your spirit to be free and not caged up ,so you can explore, feel, and experience life. This sign is another...wait for it...upcycled art piece. It's made from old license plates from across the country, and has a chain to hang by.
And one more just for fun!
Item #11 is from BuddhaBlossomJewels
This is definitely a statement piece that you want to have in your jewelry arsenal. It's made of turquoise-colored, howlite spikes and hangs on a tan leather cord. There are two lengths available--20-23 and 13-16--I prefer the longer one because I'm not a fan of having something that close to my neck (I'm sure you can tell that I am not a choker fan). You can also get this in turquoise or ivory---I prefer the latter because I feel like it makes more of a statement than the other. This necklace makes me think that it would symbolize that a person is strong, independent, and confident. You will get attention with this piece because it is a beauty and most likely because you are a strong, independent, and confident woman.
That's all I have for you all this week. I hope you've enjoyed looking and reading about these items. There were so many items to choose from that I had to narrow it down further than I had originally wanted. I have to save some for the next boho post! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site (whether it's Etsy, Amazon Handmade, or Zibbet) and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, again, everyone! I hope you all are have an amazing week. You're halfway through! I thought that this week I'd go with a wood theme. It's interesting to see what can be made out of something so natural. Maybe when you think of wood you think of tables? While there are tables, the variety of wood themed products are not limited to only that! There's jewelry and art, too! Lots of beautiful things.
Item # is from DEZAART
This lamp is pretty darn cool. It's very minimalist, but it also has very nice details with the separation of each of the rings. It would look amazing in the kitchen or office area, since there is usually a lot going on in those places. The last thing you need is a busy light fixture. This light will come to you packaged flat, so you will need your own light bulb ;)
Item #2 is from HFWoodworking
I really need one of these for my desk! Normally my phone gets covered up with all the other stuff I have on my desk. Maybe we are all a little bit that way! There are smaller stands for smaller devices and different pain color options. I personally am loving the mint green--simply gorgeous.
Item #4 is from AxMen
This watch is really unique. I'm really liking the look of this wooden watch--it's something different from the norm. The wood that this watch is made out of is ebony. Oh how I love ebony--it's just so pretty! On top of it being made out of ebony wood, it's also reclaimed wood, and you all know how much I love reclaimed items! You can also get this engraved for a family member or a significant other with up to 10 words. Definitely a keepsake piece that you'd want to give to a special person.
Item #5 is from ShopJoyo
I love the detail in this set of earrings! I also really like that are they in the shape of leaves. They are available in maple or walnut woods. I think either one would be really pretty..Maybe you should get both or put them both on your wish list! They will go with absolutely anything, and you can wear them during any time of the year.
Item #5 is from foreverandrea
I saw this cute little fox pin and immediately knew I had to feature it! It's adorable (I kind of want to scream because of its cuteness)! He is definitely a hipster with his scarf, hat, glasses, and camera. The little fox is laser cut and made into a pin that you could put on literally anything. Imagination is the only limit :)
Item #6 is from GetBentWood
These are some really cool earrings. They're minimal, but there is a lot of detail. You've got the curves, and the detail on the inner and outer side of the wood. It almost looks like crosshatching (a drawing term). There is a little bit of detail on the outside of the wood due to the wood grain. You could wear these pretty much with any outfit and for a majority of occasions.
Item #7 is from rusticcraftdesign
This candle holder would be a great piece for a romantic evening or for relaxing in the tub. it's multi-use! The wood for these pieces comes from salvaged wood (insert heart eyes emoji here) and comes in a variety of types of wood: black cherry, maple, butternut, black walnut, black locust, elm, and apple. While you the type of wood cannot be guaranteed, they will do their best to get what you would like. Each candle holder is unique as is each tree that they came from. Engraving is also an option if you would like that, but I love how nice this looks without it.
Item #8 is from susangracedesigns
This set of earrings is very lovely with all of the filigree detailing. The white wood filigree has red African beads wrapped around the outer edges and a blue turquoise bead in the center. Red and turquoise is a really pretty combination. The balance between the turquoise and the red is wonderful and allows the turquoise to be a focal point. No, these are not a heavy pair of earrings. They are light because of the wood they are made from. They will look fabulous on anyone, and you will probably have a exotic feel about yourself while wearing them!
Item #9 is from wwmake
I initially thought this was a kitchen table, but as I typed in its information, I realized it was a coffee table! haha! Even though I think this would be a great kitchen table (if it was taller and larger, obviously), I think it also makes a really nice coffee table. It's a very nice combination of rustic and industrial--Its not too much of either one and has married the two styles together very nicely. The tabletop is made from reclaimed wood from a barn in Ohio. Y'all know how much I love reclaimed and repurposed items! The color of the wood is absolutely gorgeous--I mean mouth dropping gorgeous! It has very warm colors with darker ones mixed in. The legs for this table are welded steel legs. I think the color of both the tabletop and the legs tie the piece together in an excellent way. It would look great in any living area and in combination with any decorating style.
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you've enjoyed this week's theme. Do you have any favorite wooden items? Let me know in the comments! Make sure to stop by next week for another round of product features. Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site to show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone!! Welcome back to another Weekly Wednesday Post! Since I've been featuring things that rival unicorns, I thought, "What a better way to wrap it up than to feature Mermaids?!" And that is exactly what you're getting this week. Now, don't kill me, but I'm not an overly huge fan of mermaids..they're ok, but not something I must have. I know how popular they are, but I just can't jump on board with the all things mermaid group. I really think it may be a fish and scale thing (I don't like any kind of seafood, and scales just make me cringe a bit) BUT, I did want to do this post for you because I do like these items, and I wanted to share them with those of you who do love mermaids more than me ;)
Item #1 is from BelaAnelaJewelry
I will have to say that this necklace is absolutely gorgeous! I personally think this is my favorite mermaid themed necklace on Etsy. It's so feminine and delicate. The wire is gold-filled, but you can get it in rose gold or sterling silver. I'm totally loving the gold filled. Actually I'm in love with the combination in the picture. It's very neutral, goes with anything, and is just gorgeous. You can choose two different flake colors and whether or not to add the starfish. Like I said...gold-filled, starfish, and gold glitter. I really think its the difference in the sizing of the glitters that makes the gold glitter stand out the most to me, but whatevs...whatever floats your boat :)
Item #2 is from BeachHouseDreamsHome
I picked these bookends because they would be something unique to have in your home. I'm a lover of unique things, and these suit that. These bookends are about 9 inches tall, 7 inches wide, and are very heavy (Note to all clumsy people like me: DO NOT drop on foot). The mermaids have been painted a very beachy robin's egg blue and distressed by the makers. I feel like they would hold up several heavy books considering their weight, but it wouldn't have to be several; maybe just a few so that the mermaids are center stage.
Item #3 is from OwingsDesigns
Calling all wine drinkers! I had a little laugh at this one. *Do be careful when drinking...don't drink too much..and stay away from cars!* Wine is just too good--my favorite is white; I just don't like how bitter the reds are. You can customize the color of the phrase and the mermaid--both are in a permanent, outdoor vinyl, so you don't have to worry about peeling. Cheers!
Item #4 is from CreativeSpiritGlass
Do you ever want to be able to see where you're going at night without having to turn the main light on? I know I do, because I feel like a mole when I flip the light switch! This stained glass night light might just do the trick! You'll have a soft teal light showing you the way. The stained glass has been detailed with a mermaid figure and decorative beading. If you want a different color of glass, you can get that custom made, but I really think the teal resonates with the mermaid theme.
Item #5 is from CHAiNGEthesubject
These are some fun little earrings. They are about the size of a dime in height and are mounted on surgical steel posts. These would be great for wearing on a girls' night out or on a summer trip--really though..just do your thang ;)
Item #6 is from MorrellDecor
I could see these knobs in a mermaid lover's bathroom or bedroom...maybe the kitchen. I love the distressed look, but there are other options. Seriously...go for this color...it's too gorgeous! They come in a set of two--the mermaids face each other. Get your decorating on!
Item #7 is from LittleCraneSoapCo
How could I not include bath bombs? Couldn't you just see a mermaid taking a luxurious bath with these? These are moisturizing and fragrant without the use of parabens and detergents. I really like this because I feel like even though we're focusing on what's been sprayed on our foods, we really aren't paying attention to what's being absorbed through our skin. I mean, how many harmful products is our skin coming into contact with each day?---most likely a large number. Protect your skin, too! The lovely smell of these bath bombs is ocean breeze, fresh water, and freesia. Sea kelp, kaolin clay, and Himalayan salt are also ingredients. Sea kelp has several amino acids and minerals that provide antioxidants to remove toxins. Himalayan salt aids in relaxing muscle tension (we've all got some of that), and the Kaolin clay helps to draw out more impurities. A variety of oils has been added to moisturize the skin to leave you feeling soft and smooth after your bath.
Item #8 is from stavri
I love my bangle bracelets! This one is no different! The mermaid and shell have been soldered onto a vintage metal bracelet base to make a simple and pretty piece. Wear it anywhere you need some arm candy...on vacation, out to dinner, or just hang out at home with friends.
Item #9 from Jkdezigns
Let me tell you, there are A LOT of mermaid shirts on Etsy. I couldn't find one that I really felt was unique until I came across this one. I love how the mermaid tail is done in an almost iridescent color--like scales, and I really like the handwriting and the quote. It's different than the "Mermaid hair don't care," ones I kept seeing. You can get this as a regular or fitted t-shirt or a tank top and in a different color--I think this one is best!
Item #10 is from ShineBoxPrimitives
I swear I run out of hooks all the time. I'm always needing a hanging spot (I tend to lose things rather quickly without them)! I thought these were really pretty with their cast iron patina coloring. They'd be perfect for the mermaid fan! They come in a set of 3 and have a hanger on the back, so they are ready to go when you receive them!
That's all I have for you this week, my lovelies! I hope you have enjoyed this week's mermaid theme! I think mermaids are growing on me a little. Do you have a favorite mermaid item? Share it with me by leaving a comment! Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone. It time for another edition of Weekly Wednesday full of fabulous handmade items. What's another thing we've been seeing more of recently besides unicorns and flamingos?? Pineapples!! Not only are they often associated with tropical vacations and fruity drink but they are also a way of symbolizing the welcoming of guests. Enjoy :)
Item #1 is from HouseSensationsArt
What a better way to say "Welcome, to my home," than with a pineapple. Pineapples have traditionally been used as a symbol of welcome in the south and the eastern seaboard. (Learn more here about the pineapple's history!) When I initially saw this front door decor, I thought it was wood, but it's actually metal! That's pretty neat! It is powder coated and cured with heat to make it able to withstand the weather. This pretty piece comes in two sizes: 26 inches x 13 inches and 20 inches x 10 inches. The size you pick depends on the size of your door. In addition to the sizes, there are also several color options, so if yellow or gold isn't your thing, there are other fabulous options!
Item #2 is from FrancyJewel
Alright! Time for some jewelry! I think this ring is pretty neat and simplistic---very minimalistic if you will. This ring was crafted from raw 999 silver by the maker into this form especially for its future owner. It will go well with any type of dress--casual or formal (because you don't have to have bling to be classy). You'll receive this from Italy in a pretty box with care instructions and a thank you card :)
Item #3 is from KatieAbeyDesign
I know! Technically this is not a pineapple, but it's an owl made up like a pineapple. That counts, right? Well, it does since I'm writing--haha. This is just too darn cute to not include! You can get this as a magnet, pin badge, key ring, or pocket mirror. Any of these would be great, but I could really see this on a refrigerator! Want to see more? She has lots of other cuteness in her shop!
Item #4 is from YourBags
You can never have too many bags, right? I didn't think so. This is a pineapple-print, canvas drawstring bag. This would be great for carrying your stuff pretty much anywhere--to the lake, to the pool, to the coffee shop,etc. The pineapples are really cute, and if you look closely, you can see that they are formed from stars! That's so neat! The inside of the bag is fully lined and has two pockets...Pockets!! You can never have too many pockets.
Item #5 is from WeArePaperPlane
I'm really loving the color variation in this print! The colors give it so much dimension. And it's not just browns and greens! You have pinks and purples and blues, and oranges! The mint/light blue background really just makes it pop. You can get this print in size A4 or A3 to add to your gallery wall or to hang on its own. Now I want to do a gallery wall...hmmmm.
Item #6 is from NickelDesignsShop
Want to keep the summer alive even after it's gone? You can do it with this 'Aloha Beaches' door mat. You can take the phrase however you want as in literally, 'hello beaches,' or well, you know the other way. All of the designs are hand painted on door mats made from coir fibers (from coconut husk) with a vinyl backing. The coconut husk is resistant to mold and mildew, so you don't have to worry about any of that nastiness. The paint is all-weather paint and the mat has been sealed with a special UV sealant so your door mat stays pretty and welcoming :)
item #7 is from TheBlueRoseKY
I thought this pineapple racer back tee was pretty cute, and since it's been terribly hot here in TN, it would be a perfect way to keep cool. It is flow and is longer cut, which I love because I'm not a fan of short shirts that barely meet the top of your shorts/pants. With it being flowy, you'll probably catch a nice little breeze, too. I really like the gold and charcoal gray together...it's a nice combination. Hello, Kentucky!
Item #8 is from DesignAtelierArticle
I looked and looked for pineapple bookends that really stood out to me, and I didn't think I was going to find any...until I stumbled across this set. Don't you hate it when your books keep falling over or you have to flip them different directions to keep them in place? That's why you need some sort of book end. I think these are really cute and would look great in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, or in your office. This particular set is made from sheet steel and comes as a set. Gotta love the yellow color, too!
Item #9 is from Designbydd
I included a ring, so I obviously had to include some earrings! These are also great for any sort of dress and come in one of three different colors--rose gold, gold, and sterling silver. Can't decide which one you like? Get all three! That way you have a color to match any outfit! All three are really pretty. Wear them on vay-cay, during the summertime, or any time you damn well please.
Item #10 is from UrbanRagsUSA
Do you ever want to bring something tropical into your life when it's cold and dreary in the fall and winter? I feel like everyone does at some point! This is a long sleeve t-shirt with a pineapple logo image. I think it's cute with just the right amount of detail. And I love the length of this one! It's a hip length, slouchy shirt that won't be too short. It's very versatile as it can be worn on or off the shoulders. Make sure you order a size up since it will be a little tighter on the hips and be ready to make your day a little bit brighter!
Item #11 is from ForSuchATimeDesigns
Stamped metal has always been really pretty to me and always stood out. This fork is no different! This is especially for when you're eating your pineapple on a hot summer day wishing you were somewhere tropical. I really like that the pineapple stamp was continued up the tines--it gives it more detail. All of the pieces in the maker's shop are repurposed (love this!). Everything deserves a second chance at life, and it is so much fun treasure hunting! Make sure to check out the rest of the shop as there are many awesome items!
Item #12 is from NutmegandArlo
I had myself a little giggle when I saw this pineapple pine. He's sort of a cool pineapple, and his name is Pedro. He has gold metal detailing, glitter enamel, and some rockin' shades! He would look cute and add some cool to your shirt, jacket, or bag! (This has absolutely nothing to do with the pin, but I have the heart and cloud washi tape in the background haha).
Item #13 is from ManyMornings
I actually decided to feature two things from this shop because there were both men's and women's versions of the same sock. It'd be a cute way to match without it being so obvious as wearing matching clothing. It'd be a little secret between the two of you. I love that these don't match but in a way they do because both have a pineapple on them (the yellow sections and the actual fruit). They're different from what you normally see, and I like that! Another awesome thing they do is part of the Share A Pair initiative-when you buy a pair of these socks, they donate a pair to those in need!
Item #14 is from TrueNorthCollection
I've been doing a lot of cardio here lately, and I sweat...A LOT. Cardio has kind of grown on me but it's still hard. I always have these tiny pieces of hair that curl and then end up tickling my face while I'm jumping. In addition to being all sweaty, there are plenty of other times that you just want to keep your hair out of your face (especially when it's long)--in the car with the windows down, cleaning, etc. These headbands come in a variety of prints and is made from a stretchy, lightweight fabric that keeps it all in place.
Item #15 is from SimplyHeaven
Have you ever been somewhere and needed a bottle opener? Yes, I know a lot are twist tops now, but sometimes, you need a little help. Never be without one with this classy pineapple bottle opener. This one is actually a set of favors that come in a set of 6. These would be awesome gifts at Christmas for co-workers or as stocking stuffers (and weddings)!
That's of the the pineapple-y goodness I have for you today my lovelies. I hope You've enjoyed this week's edition of Weekly Wednesday. Have a favorite pineapple-themed item? Show me below in the comments. Now, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well on this wonderful Wednesday! have you noticed that Flamingos are starting to become the new Unicorn? I've been seeing more and more of flamingo-inspired products around a lot more here lately. (Same thing with pineapples but more on those another week!). I feel like it's time to hop on the pink flamingo train and start showing these beautiful birds some attention. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from TheTeeStudio
I had to laugh really hard at this one! Probably a little too much, but I do think it's cute. Pink lawn flamingos just hanging out real chill like in the yard...I could see that as a spirit animal! You can get one of three shirt colors with color options for the text--the flamingo will always be pink (otherwise it wouldn't be a pink lawn flamingo that was your spirit animal, right?). Unisex and ladies' sizes are available in case you'd like to get one for your significant other ;)
Item #2 is from NordicDesignHouse
We've got to have a minimal art print in here somewhere, right? I saw this one a really liked it. I feel that the background color really balances out the pink in the flamingos to where it's not too "Bam!" in your face. I also like how long their little leggies are! This print is available in a variety of sizes, so pick your favorite!
Item #3 is from GOODAFTERNINE
Alrighty, this was one thing I had a little trouble finding--a flamingo ring. I knew this one would be the perfect one for this post. I love how it looks like the flamingo is popping his head up from a nap to say hello! There is a nice variation is the pink color of the feathers just like you would find in flamingos everywhere. I think a ring like this brings more beauty to the bird and helps us appreciate its existence even more. This ring comes in sizes 5-7, and you can wear it on any finger you choose.
Item #4 is from EyeCandySugar
This purse is something that I never imagined I would come across, but it somehow showed up in my browsing and I thought, "WOW! That's a genius idea! How has no one ever thought of this before?" This is pretty neat and would be great for a beach vacation, shopping, pool, etc. I would be an eye catcher for sure and a great conversation piece ;) I personally think it'd be a great way to show your personality a bit without having to say anything! Bamboo handles have bee attached to the inside for increased durability, and the inside is lined with pink fabric. Make sure you check out the maker's blog for more fabulous items!
Item #5 is from DessiDesigns
Oh, cell phone covers..What would we all do without you? We'd all break our phones, that what. I like how the clear material allows for the back of the phone to show through...makes it look pretty neat. The designs on the cover are actually watercolor designs done by the maker! How neat is that?! I wish I could do that! I love the vibe this phone puts off--beachy, chill, and cool af. It's one you'll need on your next vay-cay, honeymoon,..or why not every day?
Item #6 is from IvMarART
I LOVE the colors of this print. The combination is absolutely gorgeous! It has a very beachy vibe, but I could see it in almost any space. I also like how the flamingos are more detailed up front but turn more into a rough sketch the further they go back. There are several sizes to choose from depending on the size of the space you would be putting it in--not too big, not too small; just like Goldilocks!
Item #7 is from EvasEmporium
Ever need a little help getting some shut eye? Maybe a nap during the afternoon or on a long plane ride? Sleep masks can be wonderful for this. I personally will probably be getting one before we go on our honeymoon so I can sleep better on the plane (of course there's only so much restful sleep you can get on there, so why not try for it?!...gotta get that melatonin too). This mask has a very cute flamingo and palm tree print fabric decorating the outside. I can't just go with a plain black sleep mask like my fiance....I've gotta have some color! Some Pizzazz! This will be softly padded and stay on your face with an elastic band that goes around your head (also keeps that pesky light out). ;)
Item #8 is from TheRedUmbrellaShop
Don't you get tired of seeing the same old shower curtain every time you go into the bathroom? Sometimes, you need a little change up..especially if you live near the beach and even if you don't. The yellow and pink would definitely add a pop of needed color to your bathroom, but there are also other background colors to choose from. How fabulous would you look singing in a shower with a shower curtain like this?!?!
Item #9 is from ThriftyBitchVintage
Here's another item I didn't think I'd come across. it's a pink flamingo lamp! I honestly would never have thought about converting a lawn flamingo into a lamp! Awesome innovation! These come in a pair of two lamps with black bases (right now). These would be a great conversation starter and a wonderful addition to a man cave (hey, pink can be manly!), nursery, play area, or just a lounge in general. I also like the two different poses of the flamingos. I had a nice giggle while reading through the listing..."Grandma will be the envy of the nursing home," and that's the truth!
Item #10 is from EverythingSheWantsTo
I think these straws are absolutely adorable! Who would want a plain straw when you can have these cuties?! These come in a set of 12 straws, so there are plenty for a small get together. They'd be great for a birthday party, a bachelorette party, or just hanging by the pool or tanning!
That's all I have for you this week lovelies! I really hope you've enjoyed this week's Weekly Wednesday. What do you think about pink flamingos? Do you think they're becoming the next unicorn? Let me know! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, hello! I think most of you who read my blog are women, but just in case...men...this is a post about PMS. If you need to stop reading, leave now, but I encourage you to stay because you're getting to see inside that monthly occurrence that can cause some of us ladies to go a little bit nuts. You'll see some ideas with how to help your wife, girlfriend, and coworker, instead of going, "It's that time of the month again!" It happens, and we ALL might as well recognize that fact! If we get a bit bitchy...It's hormones...not a lot we can do there, but it doesn't help to make a huge deal out of it. Help us ease the symptoms...not make them worse ;)
Item #1 is from AlchemillaMakes
I know the first thing that most people (male and female) think of when they hear PMS is cramps. I was lucky not to have terrible cramps--I could pop a Midol and be good to go--but I know many women have really terrible cramps. The hot water bottle is something nice and warm that can ease the pain, but they are usually really ugly. This is a cute crocheted hot water bottle cover--who said periods had to be ugly? And even if you don't have cramps, these can be nice to put in the bed to keep you warm (I do not recommend doing this if your partner is a freaking radiator!)
Item #2 is from clearpink
Chocolate!!! I swear, I think it's the one thing that the majority of women crave when they're PMSing (or salty or a combination of salty and sweet). I know the other day right before that time, all I could think about was brownie brittle and chocolate chip Teddy Grahams....and yes, I went and got some right after I got off of work that night! I feel like these would've hit the spot that night had I had them. They're more chocolate than dough (they've already won me over), and they have three types of chocolate in them (dark, semi-sweet, and milk chocolates).
Item #3 is from FrankieandMyrrh
You know when you're bitchy, tired, hungry, and fed up with everything? Yeah. Sometimes I feel like a soothing scent would work. This is an aromatherapy spray/perfume aptly named "Spray the Bitch Away." I found this completely hilarious! This has the scents of rose germanium, Clary sage, lavender, vanilla, and Frankincense which combine to produce a nice calming effect. Sounds like I need this! The other day I had a customer on the phone at work who was a little less than pleasant, and I wondered if there was any way I could spray something like this through to her! (I know I can't but the thought is what mattered!)
Item #4 is from EminaBotanicBoutique
A relaxing bath is probably one of the best ways to ease the stress that comes with PMS. After a long stressful day, it would be so nice to be able to come home, draw a bath, and fill it with some wonderful smelling bath salts. These are organic and use a combination of pink Himalayan salt, dead sea salt, and Epsom salt with a scent of your choosing. That eucalyptus and peppermint is looking mighty nice, if I do say so myself. Each bottle will last about 5-6 baths and provide the relaxation you need.
Item #5 is from LaserCreationsGB
In addition to a relaxing bath, why not add a glass of wine? Treat yo-self! I've thought about this more than I'd like to admit, but I always come up with, "I don't have anywhere to put it!" Well, I present to you...the bathroom wine glass holder. It is acrylic, and you can have it engraved or just leave it blank--it's totally up to you. I'm just glad I finally found a holder!
That's all I have for you all this week my lovely readers! I hope this has given you some ideas on how to ease your PMS symptoms (or for your significant other) Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and some some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! I know you all know it's summer, but let's think about something that we usually associate with summers (at least in the south!). Any ideas? It's lemon! Makes sense doesn't it? Sweet tea with lemon, lemonade, etc. Now here's another quirk about me---not a huge fan of lemonade (but I do like strawberry lemonade daquiris). My mom and dad always told me about how I like to suck on lemons when I was little, but you won't catch me doing it now! My mouth almost does like cartoon characters' mouths do--everything puckers up! I do like the smell of lemons, etc...just not lemonade, so I've opted to do a citrusy themed post this week! I hope you enjoy :)
Item #1 is from ThePennyPaperCo
I'm sure everyone is aware that enamel pins are the popular item to have right now! I can understand the popularity...I mean...they're pretty darn cute, and they can go on your clothes or on a bag of some sort (or maybe on your cork board?). This particular pin says, "Easy peasy lemon squeezy."
Too cute! It has gold enamel and a butterfly clip for the backing. Lots of pins to choose from! I'm also loving the llama pin :)
Item #2 is from PopOColor
I saw these pillow covers and immediately fell in love with them! The colors are so rich, and there's something a little bit retro about them. The patterns are large enough the each pillow cover will be a different portion of the pattern (I'm sure it's all gorgeous!). They come in a variety of sizes and you can get the pattern on both sides! That way you can just flip it and it will look like you've got a new pillow. The inserts are sold separately, but I will link you to them here.
Item #3 is from twoinspireyou
I really love how simple and gorgeous this wreath is! It would look great on anyone's front door. I think doors need a little decoration because that's where you welcome people into your home and where they get their first impression. The striped ribbon also adds a nice flair. I can definitely see why the designer has been asked to recreated this one more than once! The colors go really well together and the texture is well balanced. Grab yourself a summer wreath and spruce up your home, and check out all of her other fabulous creations!
Item #4 is from SilverDollarCandleCo
Make your home smell nice, clean, and fresh with a lemon sherbet candle! Who doesn't love candles? I honestly, don't think you can ever have enough..haha. This is a 16 ounce soy candle with lemon top notes followed by lime, a bergamot (with a slight rose scent) in the middle, and a woodsy bottom note finish. Those smells sound amazing! How long do they burn you ask? 75-100 hours (awesome!) You can also add a short message on the top if you would like. These candles are a perfect gift for almost and person or occasion!
Item #5 is from AutumnbloomsbyKami
Lavender, Lemon, Honey. MMMmmm. I bet these soaps smell wonderful and are invigorating, yet soothing. All the ingredients sound familiar and include essential oils and goat's milk. She has several varieties in her shop worth checking out. The ingredients in this soap make it highly moisturizing and perfect for rough patches. We all have them, so why not admit it and get to moisturizing! Pamper yo'self!
That's all I've got for you today, my friends! I hope you've really enjoyed this post! Let me know what your favorite summertime drink is below in the comments. And, as always, please head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! Welcome back! Are you ready for a new Weekly Wednesday??? I hope so! This week, I decided to go with a Spanish Tile theme. I've had this in mind to do for a while, but I never could really find anything (side note: I'd search 5 minutes in between everything I was doing and finding nothing). Well, last week I sat down and actually browsed for this particular theme. Guess what?? There are a lot of items that fit within this theme. I knew I couldn't have picked a theme that I couldn't find anything for! I have always loved the colors of Spanish tiles--they're so vibrant, like you can feel energy emanating from them. Enjoy!
Item #1 is from TexMexFunStuff
Don't we all need one more trinket box? For something small or for certain items? I think yes! This little box is 2.5x2.5x2 inches (length x width x height). It would be perfect for something small that you want to always keep track of. The hand-tooled, tin box has 2 x 2 inch talavera tile placed on top and a mirror bottom on the inside. Very neat! If I had something like this, I'd store my engagement ring in it, so I would always know where it was---right now I store it inside the box of the box it came in...gotta do something about that soon (*adds to favorites*).
Item #2 is from Atrio
I love how absolutely gorgeous these earrings are! I actually favorited them sometime ago before I decided to do a post on Spanish tiles! The colors are so pretty and compliment (complements compliment---haha--just one of my corny jokes) each other very nicely. The blue and green really balance out the orange, but the orange adds a very nice pop of color. These tiles are a replica of ones that were seen on a buildings in a small town in Portugal called Aveiro. Unfortunately, with time, many of the buildings have been demolished or fallen because of disrepair. I love how this artist is trying to preserve some history! Portugal and Spain are options for our honeymoon, so if that's where we go, I hope I get to see some pretty tiles! So in love with these!
item #3 is from CorinaCrooks
I will have to say that I got a bit too excited when I saw this ring (think heart eyes emoji, ok?) I love the colors and the detail of the setting of the ring. The setting is made from sterling silver and the handmade tile has been inlaid in it. The ring comes in sizes 6-10 and is one I could see looking very nice on any of the fingers! (Note to mom if you read this---remember the big 30 is coming up! I could definitely use something like this ;) )
Item #4 is from ShelleyCooperJewelry
I guess I never really thought of a tile cuff, but this is definitely gorgeous! It makes a very nice statement piece. The tile is placed inside a handmade, hammered bronze frame that has enamel accents. The texture of the bracelet really sets off the smoothness of the tile. You do have a choice of one of four tiles--all of which are equally gorgeous! As for the size, the tile itself is 1.5 inches across and the cuff is an adjustable 6 inches. This piece would go with almost any outfit and definitely make it pop.
Item #5 is from luxdivine
First off, I'll have to say that there are not a large number of Spanish tile necklaces on Etsy (at least ones that really caught my eye), but this one really drew my attention moreso than the others that I saw throughout my browsing. The tile is 1.5 inches in size and the necklace portion is made in a hand-knotted, mala style. The Tiger's Eye beads really add something to the tile and also makes the tile pop at the same time. The entire piece is 36 inches in length and perfect for all you boho and layering babes! Get it before it's gone!
Item #6 is from fujigirls
I had a difficult time finding a pair of earrings since they were all made by one of the designers already mentioned in this post! Awesome job in continuity, everyone! You've caught my eye more than once! I'm not saying that these are a second choice, for the definitely are not! I looked high an low and these beauties showed up. I like the monochromatic look as well. The blue really pops with the metal that's visible. There is also a large amount of detail--the pattern on the backing and the detail of the round cap on top. They are truly gorgeous and you need them!
That's all I have for you all this week, my lovelies! I hope you have enjoyed this very colorful edition of Weekly Wednesday, and I hope to see you next week! Now, head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
p.s. Feel free to like, tag, share, tweet, or pin!
Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.