I have had my eye on PersephonePlus's store for ages now. Every single time I think I found the perfect piece I want to get, I find 6 other things that begging to be bought as well. The store is filled with imaginative and exquisitely crafted jewelry, which are the perfect blend of femininity and cheek. I mean, how can you not love a store that has Anais Nin and Henry Miller earrings? And features Madam de Pompadour, Lillian Gish and Elizabeth the 1st?
|Shabby Chic Rose and Crown Pendant Necklace (with earrings) by PersephonePlus - $60|
There is something so wistful and ethereal about this print by ThisYearsGirl. There is a story to be told, and this is just a glimpse of it. The artist uses photo manipulation to create a shop that is full of arresting images that are all tiny slivers of dreams.
|Merry Go Round (8*8 print) by ThisYearsGirl - $22.50|
It is that time of year when everyone seems to be getting married (Congrats, Jason and Laura) or having children (Chance is so cute, Shayne!). So, I am always looking for an unique gift to give aside from the normal money,clothing or diapers cakes. I wish I had found San Jose Engraving earlier, because these might just become my go-to gift. Joanne & Tony Cheng specialize in custom engraving on natural rocks, glass and wood, but I am especially fond of the Mother's Nest Line.
|Mom's Nest (c) - set of 3 stones in bird nest by SJEngraving - $38.00|
Certain men of my acquaintance have recently complained that Lulu shows no love to the Male gender. I do bow to this point and offer up this great little old fashion shaving kit from Dirty Deeds Soaps. It comes with a a wooden soap dish, handmade beer soap, brush, and shave card with instructions on how to have a classic shave. And, I swear this isn't a hint about getting rid of that winter beard that you love so much.
|Wooden Men's Shave Set by DirtyDeedsSoaps - $20|
I never thought to buy anything edible from Etsy. Vintage shoes, a hand painted canvas, sure, but food never crossed my mind. But more and more, I am seeing wonderful epicurean delights showing up on Treasury after Treasury. So, I am going to take the plunge - and I think these truffles from Xocolatl Chocolates might have to be my first purchase. Chocolatier Esther Aguirre blends rich dark chocolate with just a dash of sweet rosewater in these made-to-order Truffles. She can also make them Vegan. Yum!
|Dark Chocolate Rose Water Truffles (16 pieces) by EstherAguirre - $11.50|
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