I don’t know if it’s your favorite time of the week but it’s definitely mine. Haven’t had too much time to cruise Etsy this week so we’ll be relying on some of my all-time favorites.
This beautiful hair clip from Neva Plume is a twist on an old favorite. I’ve always been a fan of peacock feathers for their vibrancy, but this clip takes the old standard and bleaches them out. It’s a recognizable form in a new, hip color combo that I just can’t look away from. It also looks spectacular in the model’s red hair. I think this would be a nice piece for a vintage or alternative wedding.
I love this carousel picture from Bucks County Frames. I love old carnivals and games and all of the hoopla that goes with it – it makes me nostalgic for something I’ve never really seen! There’s these little bits of human experience that I think are shared throughout the ages, and this reminds me of one of them. As an added bonus, this great shop has other good photography but most importantly, frames! Otherwise your prints just languish in a pile somewhere (like mine) hoping dearly to one day see the light of day.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve always been in love with handwriting. I’ve changed mine more times than I care to mention, and have noticed that as time goes on, it grows to look more and more like my dad’s. They say that handwriting is imprinted in your brain – if you learned how to write with your feet, apparently, your handwriting would look the same, eventually. Not all of us have wonderful handwriting (either with our hands or our feet) but that’s where D Paulette comes in. For a small fee, she’ll act as your scribe with her beautiful calligraphy! The obvious use is for a wedding, but I’m still plotting ways to get my hands on some of that beautiful written work.
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how much trouble Obama is getting into for not coming up with the perfect gift for visiting dignitaries. And I’ve realized how hard it is to get a perfect gift for someone, especially someone you don’t even know! When I’m pressed into coming up with a great gift, Urban Heirlooms always comes to mind. This awesome shop stocks great leather accessories (wallets, keychains, etc) perfectly accented with an antique key. Great for brothers, sisters, in-laws, or even strangers!
Thanks to this week’s artists – we all appreciate the great work that you do!