Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday: Follow the butterflies

In honour of the butterfly house I visited while at Chester zoo, I decided to make a treasury:

I decided to move away from my usual colour theming this time for a different look. I'm not entirely convinced but I think it might grow on me.

You can take a proper look at it here.

What do you think?

Friday, 25 May 2012

Feature Friday: Crimson and Finch

Anyone who wishes me a sparkly day is alrighty in my book. I happened to stumble across Crimson and Finch when looking at other treasuries on etsy. The necklace I saw just stood out and i had to click to see more. 

I adore this style of necklace but the majority of the styles that I've seen out there are far too big and bulky. This shop seems to have the delicate statement necklace style down to an art. 

Crimson and Finch is run by Mila who lives in The Netherlands (my parent's live there!). She is very passionate about "jewelry, fashion, color and shiny, glitzy things in general" which definitely comes across in her work. All pieces are original one of a kind and beautifully photographed. It was a joy to browse through the shop. 

Here's a couple of my favourites:

            Sea Holly necklace, 29,50 

                        Birdy McBride necklace, 28,50

The Lady Arancia necklace is definitely my favourite! Take a look at her shop here. She also has a blog which you can see here

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New: Button Earrings!

Walking around Ashton, I happened to come across a tiny craft shop. There were so many buttons! All the shades of the rainbow. I took one look at them and thought earrings! Take a look:

Colourful button earrings for Random Quirks!

Perfect for summer!

So far, only the yellow ones are on the website but keep checkin back - there rest will be up soon.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday: Raspberry Ripple

It's treasury Tuesday. And today I'm ignoring the sun/rain combo that's going on outside and thinking of summer. At least the name of this treasury has a summery theme. Take a look:

You can see the treasury on Etsy here.

What do you think?

Monday, 14 May 2012

Fair photos

So it's been a busy week and a bit. I've been to three fairs! Take a look at some photos of them:

Random Quirks

Toast Rack

I had a great time at all of them and I sold loads of stock from both shops. So much that I needed to take some more photos of new stock today. Keep checking the websites to see brand new products!

Friday, 11 May 2012

Feature Friday: Yellena

I have been admirer of this shop for the last couple of years and one day I vow to have one of her prints hanging in my house. Yellena is an artist based in Portland, OR in the USA and this is her job. Amazing!


I love all the detail that goes into each print and that they appear to have a floral sci-fi feel about them. Two of my loves! 

De Novo

These prints leave me pretty speechless. All I can do is stare and go "WOW".



Feeling uninspired? Go take a look at Yellena's etsy shop right now. 

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday: Purple Rain

Say hello to my favourite colour!

What's your favourite colour?

Friday, 4 May 2012

Feature Friday: Gush 4 Plush

I've had a plush from Gush 4 Plush on my favourite list for ages so I decided to feature them for this week's feature Friday. Just browsing the first page immediately brings a smile to my face. 

There is no way you couldn't see how cute these plushies are! There are so many colours, shapes and styles to choose from so there is something to suit anyone's tastes.  

Kitty Cat Plush - $20

And, compared to other plushies I've seen out there - rather cheap. They would make great gifts, or perhaps just a treat for yourself. I may have to keep this little orange guy on my favourites list until I move into my new place and have somewhere to display him. Or maybe one of my loved ones will see this. Hint hint, it's my birthday next month!

Take a look at a couple more of my favourites:

Bunny Plush - $20

Spunky Owl Plush - $18

I just love their little faces, especially their eyes. They just say "Can I live with you?" So if you need an injection of cuteness in your day, take a look at Gush 4 Plush.

The Vintage Fair

If you happen to be in Manchester tomorrow, be sure to stop by The Vintage Fair.

Both Toast Rack and Random Quirks are going to be there and I am so excited. The Vintage Fair is held all over the country but it hasn't been in Manchester for a couple of years. As soon as I saw it was coming back, I booked my place. 

It's in Whitworth Hall on Oxford Road in Manchester from 12pm to 5pm. So if you're in the area, come and say hello! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Treasury Tuesday: In the Navy

It's Treasury Tuesday. My treasury this week is called In the Navy. Not particularly original but I like it.

Let me know what you think!