Wednesday, September 10, 2008

It's official

I'm pleased to have found the Etsy community as an outlet for my projects and vintage fetish. To add to the joy, I've been added to the Etsy Vintage Pledge Blog's list of acceptable sellers.

Don't you love their Mucha logo? I know I do.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Wabi Sabi on the Front Page


That is one of my Wabi Sabi Walking boxes... right there on the coveted Etsy front page. Neat, huh? A giant thank you to Etsy seller walrustusk for putting me in their treasury.


Meat. Vintage Cookbooks. Lots of meat.

I had to share this:

From a 1951 version of the Gourmet Cookbook - there is an entire chapter titled "Man's Meat."

That's it.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Leaves Turn Inside You - a new series brewing

I'm often influenced by seasons and music, hence the new series of millinery collage I'm calling "Leaves Turn Inside You" (leaves brought on by autumn, and the title a nod to Unwound for those interested in the music part). I am sure to be a busy bee this weekend!

Here it is hot, but there it may be fall


It has been hot h o t HOT here in the Bay Area the past few weeks. As a New England native, it is hard to face September without a chill in the air and the blush of turning leaves. The colors of fall have always been my favorites and I really want this shawl by TickledPinkKnits.etsy.com
I am daydreaming about my strolls from Greenpoint to the L... there I am in an alternate universe, in McCarren park wearing this and carrying this awesome vintage kimono clutch by humade.etsy.com

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Don't know what you got 'till it's gone...


Ode to Joan.

Myopic Joan
gazed at stars
in blue no doubt.

I must pay tribute to the "estate sale." Literal goldmines of vintage finds, and the beauty is the pieces are connected. Everything is from the same home, and often from the same person. Joan wore glasses (big dorky ones made by Guess?) and liked to knit. She lived in Northern California most of her life, and from what I gather she loved white wicker furniture.

When I sold these glasses it was painless. Yet somehow I keep looking back at the pictures... they really are a great set of specs! Truly the worst part of dealing vintage is mourning the loss of pieces you wish you'd kept.