Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vintage Finds and Fond Memories

When I was little, my mother used to embellish my clothes. Even after I was old enough to choose jeans over frilly dresses and denim over lace, she used to embroider designs on my shirts or little details into the cuffs or pockets of my jeans.

Patch Vintage Shop on EtsyNow days, if you want that kind of embellishment on your clothes, you usually have to pay through the nose for it in a retail store. There's another option though.

Vintage.

Vintage recycled clothing is a terrific way to discover styles and fashions that have been lost in time but can easily be worn again or converted into something fashion forward for today's society. And, although most of the features that I put up on this blog are handmade in origin, I believe there's a true art to vintage scavengers who hunt for and discover terrific finds then find ways to recycle these terrific finds back out into the world again.

Today's shop is one of these places that does just that. Patch Vintage Shop on Etsy is filled with bygone styles just waiting for the right person to come along and resurrect them back into the world of today. I'm especially fond of the linen blouse featured in this post, which reminds me of the many embellishments my mother used to put on my own clothing. I took these embellishments for granted back then, but now, looking back, I see how much work was involved in them and how much of a labor of love this was for her. When I find items in the present that reminds me of those special pieces, it always makes me smile.

TO VISIT PATCH VINTAGE SHOP ON ETSY YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!


If you like what you see in the Patch Vintage Shop, you might also enjoy the other two shops they have to offer, Patch First and Patch Supplies!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 8/25 thru 8/31


I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]



If you would like to add this Linky to your site, you can contact me in comments with a request (and way to contact you) and I'll be happy to share the code with you!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beautiful Jewelry Inspired by the Sea

WaterWaif shop on EtsyOhhhhh am I in love! I was fascinated today when I stopped by WaterWaif's shop on Etsy and I have to share!

I've been in WaterWaif's shop a number of times in the past. She makes beautiful jewelry with lots of shimmer and shine and delicate accents. But when I went by today, it was like a whole new shop!

The banner at the top of the shop has a vibrant depiction of an ocean shore and she now has items on feature that match! They match so well that I almost didn't want to scroll down the page because that first look was so enchanting that it was hard to take my eyes off of.

Waterwaif states that she finds immense strength and inspiration from the ocean and its inhabitants and this is apparent in her beautiful work so be sure to stop by and take a look!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT WATERWAIF's SHOP ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

You might also enjoy waterwaif's blog or visiting her on Twitter!

Our Followers on Facebook


Quotes

"Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual." - Arthur Koestle

Archive

Other Blogs to Check Out

 

The Meandering Musings... | Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial License | Blog Design by Simply Fabulous