accessories – Nonpareil sprinkles of indie style Sun, 30 Jan 2011 22:53:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 philly style. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 22:06:47 +0000

I’m loving these enameled bangle sets from Bullfinch & Barbury…I loved wearing stacks of bangles in the ’80s {I’m seriously dating myself, I know!!}…and I think I’d love to have a stack of these on my arm…now to decide which ones to choose!!

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thai style. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 15:11:43 +0000

What a busy six months it has been!! I just graduated from the Chicago School of Thai Massage on Sunday…which I’m very excited about…AND while looking through Etsy a couple of days later, I found these SUPER cute leather goods that are made in Thailand. The shop is called RN & TN. I love the colors and designs…think I may have to buy a wallet as a graduation present for myself!!

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organically inspired. Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:10:54 +0000

I adore the chunky stacked druse ring from Carrie Bilbo {above, right}…and go to her website to visit it on occasion…Sigh {I have issues, I know!!}. Many of her pieces are inspired by nature…from silver rings that look like twigs to necklaces that have cicada wings in them. Gorgeous.

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buenos aries inspiration. Fri, 27 Aug 2010 08:12:00 +0000

I long to visit Buenos Aires *sigh*….South America is top on my wish list of travel spots…

Meanwhile, I’ll just admire these fun, funky bags made from the same vintage Naugahyde that can be found on the buses in Buenos Aires. Never has vinyl looked so good! They are from Viva Zapata…and styles sell really quickly…so if you see one you like, snag it before it’s gone!

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boho bag bliss. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:35:25 +0000

I’ve been wanting a funky boho bag ever since I saw the Simone Camille bags on Who What Wear…but $650 isn’t exactly my handbag budget. SO, I found some super-cute bags that Dazzling Lanna has on her Etsy site. They are from Chiang Mai…and I just LOVE them! Most of them are made from vintage Hmong baby carrier fabric….fun style at a MUCH better price point.

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lovely lovelies. Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:11:47 +0000

Such beautiful, rustic-y jewelry from New Hampshire based Lisa’s Lovelies {or, New Hamster as my daughter used to call it}. There seems to always be something new at her shop…and, I know, because I’m there more often than I’d like to admit visiting the “bramble ring” above. Gorgeous pieces…and ooh, how I’d love to sport that ring on my finger!

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gadget geekiness. Fri, 09 Jul 2010 18:33:42 +0000
My birthday was in June…and, as much as I totally hate to get older, I love celebrating…hanging out with friends, getting presents and eating cake!! This year, I especially scored in the presents department…my husband bought me an ipad {yipee!}. I hadn’t thought seriously about buying one, but now that I have one, I think it’s such a fun and useful gadget…I’m all geeked out about it!

Maybe even better than the ipad itself, is the coolie case I bought for it. It’s the one above, center…from Temple. It’s made from re-purposed military fabric, as are some of their other bags. I love the look of a high-tech gadget tucked into something that looks so old. I like their other bags too…so rugged and masculine.

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summer break. Wed, 07 Jul 2010 15:58:58 +0000

Hi everyone! I took a little much-needed {and unintentional} blogging break…and it’s really nice to be back! June has been a little crazy: I’ve been to Oregon to visit my parents, to Thai Massage classes, had a visit from the in-laws, and have been driving my daughter to Chicago for two weeks to art camp at Lill Street Art Center {yikes}…which brings me to today’s post!

One of my daughter’s classes was a week long “metals” class from a fantastic teacher, Rebecca Zemans. Of course, I HAD to check out her site, and was totally impressed with her beautiful jewelry and metal sculpture…what a lucky girl to have such a talented teacher!

rockin’ jewelry. literally. Mon, 24 May 2010 22:23:20 +0000

It would never occur to me to make jewelry out of a simple smooth stone. But, I’m crazy about the stone bracelet from Stonz jewelry…and really love all the beach glass, silver hearts, rustic chains and pearls in the pieces too. Very cool stuff…all of it!

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quench. Mon, 26 Apr 2010 08:00:26 +0000

I adore the jewelry from Maine’s Quench Metalworks. Let’s just say that you were wondering what kind of gift to get me…you know, just in case you didn’t know. Then, you might consider the fabulous butterfly necklace {bottom, right}…or the ring {top, left}. That’s just the nice kind of person I am…helping you make these difficult decisions easier!!

You can learn more about the artist, Jen, here. Follow her blog here. Fan {or, “like”} her on Facebook!

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