DIY ‘VINTAGE’ CRATES

I am a bit obsessed with finding storage options for my space, even though I am a minimalist by nature, I do have inventory + supplies to contend with now (and a tiny apartment to fit everything in). I found some great tutorials utilizing crates as storage and on creating your own faux vintage crates (insert squeal here). True vintage crates can get expensive if you are buying in multiples but I have added my favorite vintage crate resource for those that don’t want to put in the elbow grease.

LOTTA AGATON SHOP::NOW OPEN!

The word on the street is that Swedish stylist (and one of the many Swede’s I stalk, follow), Lotta Agaton has opened her shop.  Why is this such thrilling news for me when there is not a Swedish jaunt planned anytime in my near future?  A girl can dream….

BESOTTED BRAND SNEAK PEEK::VINTAGE POSTMARK STAMP

I used to sell something similar in my Etsy shop (many moons ago).  I missed having a stamp like this at the ready for my parcels so I made one for moi and knew it would be great for a wedding detail (think stamped favor bags) or for a small business.  I made this one with a weathered vintage vibe (taken from an actual early 18th century postmark), but a clean, crisp version will be forthcoming. I never know how my ideas will translate as stamps, so it’s nice when an idea actually works like I intended.  You can pick yours up here, but if you are feeling lucky let me know in the comments why you might need/want a stamp like this and I will choose a winner on Friday, December 23, 2011.  Good luck!

THE WANDERLUST BY DANNI HONG

One of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met is Miss Danni Hong (actually a Mrs., but you know I love a good Miss, right?) recently opened up a delightful shop called The Wanderlust.  Danni’s shop is a as sweet as she. There is a lot of vintage inspiration going on–think Anthro meets Japanese stationery shop. Danni, whom is also generous gave me these darling scissors, I already owned a pair of embroidery crane scissors so I think I now have the beginnings of a new collection!  Danni suggested I use them for props, for someone like me that has been struggling with my product photography I was so appreciative for the thoughtful gift.  The little compass, well that’s just so apropos for a store dubbed ‘wanderlust’, it came as a topper on the gift she gave me, when you have a gift that has a miniature compass attached to it you know it’s going to be good.  Danni’s shop is closed for the holidays, but keep it on your radar, it won’t disappoint.

DESKTOP TELESCOPE

I don’t have a need for a desktop telescope, who does?  Actually, if you know someone that does, I’d like to be introduced; now that has to be an interesting individual, right?  This was on One Kings Lane today for a hair under $50.  I considered buying it even though I don’t usually succumb to trivial purchases, but it’s darling.  I love anything presented as a ridiculously smaller version of its original incarnation. I have no idea why this is, but that’s who I am, I am owning my peccadillo. 
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