Thursday, April 30, 2009

Aloha! Vintage Luau, anyone?

In just two days, the hubby and I are departing for our belated honeymoon in Hawaii! I realized - I haven't really gone shopping, and now it is too late! If I had the time to wait, of course I'd go Etsy all the way. If you're heading to Hawaii in the next few months, here are my recommendations for you:

The Hilo Hattie’s Vintage Hawaiian Floral Maxi Dress above, from ramonawest, is my top pick not only is it truly stylish, but since this is a honeymoon and "babymoon" for me, the cut and shape would be perfect! It'd really be great for the night of the luau - I could gorge myself on crablegs and virgin mai-tais without worrying about busting any seams!

Next up, for research purposes, you'd have to snag this Vintage National Geographic Making of America Hawaii Map Filled with Illustrations of Birds from TinkersShop
And for daytime shopping and photo-ops, I encourage you to consider this vintage yet modern looking Vintage 60's Floral Ruffle Collar Day Dress from sailorpinkvintage:

Well folks, this may be my last post until I return to the mainland in roughly 2 weeks - until then, aloha!
top photo courtesy of swankpad.orgsee their post here

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MOVING SALE - Buy One, Get One FREE

MOVING SALE! through May 16thBuy one item in my Etsy shop, get the second item FREE!
Second item must be $20 or under - cost of second item will be refunded via Paypal
Also - follow me on Twitter for additional secret sales posted weekly!
STORE = http://8jonesstreet.etsy.com/
TWITTER = http://twitter.com/8jonesstreet

So, you could buy this one of a kind Lush Handmade Vintage Flower and Leaves Collage...

And get this Blue Milk Glass Art Deco Necklace and Earrings set free...

OR - you could buy this Vintage Wedding Gown...


and get this vintage Glass Jewelry Box free!


COME SHOP! http://8jonesstreet.etsy.com/

Monday, April 20, 2009

Vintage, Baby!


Well, the cat is out of the bag: my husband and I are expecting our first child! The baby isn't due until the beginning of September, but we're already looking around and planning the nursery (or whatever sort of nursery you can expect to have in a small apartment).

Anyhow, what is up with all the safari animals in modern baby gear land?

I prefer a more vintage approach - woodland animals and charming pieces from the past. Here are a few of my faves on Etsy. Take the Sweet Vintage Nursery Lamp Two Kids on Swings With Music by Irmi (pictured above) offered by sweetlilystudio. Wouldn't it be adorable in any little lad or lass's room?

And what child's room is complete without a piggybank - like this Pretty Polly Piggy - Vintage Ceramic bank offered by TheBakersDaughterToo.

I think this Vintage white milk glass bird jar with lid offered by Highstreetmarket would be perfect for storing cotton balls.

And what woodland decor would be complete without a Sweet Bambi Deer Figurine like this one from HelloVictory?

All in all it is kind of rough trying to outfit a baby room with vintage things, since safety standards have obviously changed, and some of the vintage baby things out in the world are downright scary. Luckily we've got a few months to figure things out.