Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We're Throwing Out the Frozen Dinners and Buying Aprons...

Necessity is the mother of invention, and our mothers were the greatest inventors of all time! They knew how to cook on a dime, and darn good, too! So with the economy crashing in on us and pushing us back to our roots: Homespun, homecooked and homemade is no longer considered what poor people do. It's eco-chic, trendy, and green.

So why a new apron? Because they are practical...a great invention, and thanks to the creative genius of some savvy sellers on Etsy, an absolute must-have fashion accessory!

Colorful, comical, classy or upcycled, vintage, retro; there are countless styles to choose from on Etsy. Just type in a search for handmade and aprons, and you'll get over 26,000 results! And another 4500+ for vintage aprons...So I'm very pleased for one of the members of our Etsy team: Florida Etsy Street Team that Pamwares is celebrating 400 sales- Her aprons really stand out in the crowd!

To celebrate she is offering a giveaway on her blog: Pamwares, where you'll find a link to her Etsy shop. So after you submit a comment entry for her funky Weird Scenes with Ikea Fabric Apron, you can run along to her shop and see all the other stylish choices she has. Great gift ideas for the holidays, or just pick a few favorites for yourself, since you'll have a hard time choosing just one!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sweater Weather -- Never Better Vintage

A chill in the air means pulling out the sweaters: soft, woolly, fuzzy, chunky, angora, cashmere, chenille; wraps, shrugs, cardigans, pullovers, turtlenecks. I love them all, the feeling of a cozy cocoon of warmth, way better than a blanket and, heaven forbid, a Snuggie! My favorite of all are vintage, embellished with adorable rhinestone or pearl buttons, embroidered or detailed, an aged softness you can't replicate without time. The styles and colors are endless, and thanks to the 'reloved' movement, you can find zillions at the click of a button. Of course, I still love to hunt on foot for these priceless treasures in my little local shops...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wearing What Grandma Wore...

I can still smell the freshness of Ivory soap and Jean Nate when I'd 
kiss my grandma's cheek...And her dresses- neat and pretty with all
the crispness of cotton floral prints. I'll never forget the first time she
wore a pair of pants, it was startling and for a long while did not seem
quite right. 
Today, my fascination for all things vintage runs as deep as my love for those childhood days and the comfort of my grandparents' home. 
And oh, what I would give for a rummage through my grandma's closet.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I'm Sew Pretty! on Etsy

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