Thursday, 18 December 2014

Local gift guides Pt.2

Our second recommended gift guide is from 
Suzanne puts her focus on supporting local when shopping
for teachers, tutors and coaches. 
And once again a big thank you to her 
for including ...and then again in her list.


All the gifts in her guide can be found at 
Brick & Mortar Living in New Westminster, BC.
I especially love the Wallflower Living Frames.
Check it out!
-Amanda & Liz

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Local gift guides Pt. 1

We love a good gift guide!
Especially when it includes gifts that are affordable and support local makers/shops. 



A big thank you to in a sequoia for including 
our bottle charms, in her gift guide
 for the vino in your life.

Megan has created various gift guides that match the personality/interests of your recipients including; the boho spirit; the wanderlust; the goal getter; the feminist and more. 
Check out these guides for some great inspiration!

-Amanda & Liz

Monday, 1 December 2014

Tiny Treasures

I love to include vintage items in our Christmas decor.
Sometimes they are decorations or serving-ware that has been passed down and other times they are trinkets that have been found.


These tiny spoons were found in a box of souvenir spoons that I had acquired last year. 
I was actually going to sell them as a set but my boys didn't want to part with them. They are perfect for stirring hot chocolate and eating marshmallows.
Maybe one day, they will become a piece of Christmas magic that the boys will want for themselves.
-Amanda

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Tea Time


Afternoon tea with a little treat.
There's something irresistible about 
a tiny spoon with tiny letters.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Pinterest Win



 Have you seen those hilarious pictures of people's attempts to recreate crafts and recipes from Pinterest, the ones that end with disastrous results?
Often with the hashtag #pinterestfail, or the title 'Nailed It'.

Well today I am not going to show you a fail, but in fact a win!

Pinterest inspiration.

 
   My result.

I deviated from the instructions slightly and embellished my snowflakes with three extra points. I also made two different sizes as I wanted to fill and add balance to my almost nine foot wide fireplace. I am quite pleased with the result and best of all, the boys love them! These would also look really great hung in the window.

Here is the link for the instructions.

-Amanda

Friday, 31 October 2014

Friday Favourites

 Thought I would do a quick post to show
you some of my favourite Etsy shops.

I love to peruse Etsy for inspiration of all sorts.
I especially love the 'Featured Shop' column on 
the Etsy blog. 
It provides you with an opportunity to learn more about the makers/curators, their shop processes and their personal motivations. It always interests me to find out how a particular design idea came to fruition and how their shop was started.

Enjoy the eclectic mix below and check out their shops!

 

Mermaid Fiddles Bamboo Tee 

Feathers and Succulent Art Print, Watercolor Painting, Giclee Art Print, Archival Art Print - Birds of A Feather Collection 

READY TO SHIP | Dream Weaver Embroidered Tulle Cape | Byzantine Collection 

 Unicorn Heart Warrior  - LARGE Aragonite Crystal Carved Skull - Ombre Hand Dyed Horse Hair - Druze Cave Cranium - The Hii Diie Collection

Happy Halloween!
-Amanda

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Paris Pop Up Shop


We are happy to announce that we will be a part
of the Paris Pop-Up Shop at Highstreet happening 
October 23-25, 2014.
This fantastic shopping event is presented by 
 The event features a curated selection of locally made goods and one of a kind finds from Paris.
This is a great opportunity to get a jump-start on your Christmas shopping. We can't wait!
Hope to see you there!

 
 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Recent Custom Work

I thought I would post a few pictures of 
recent custom work we have done.
I don't blog often as I find it quicker and easier
to pop a photo up on Facebook or Instagram.
But for those of you not on all the 
social media outlets, I will share some photos here ;)










Please join us over on Instagram and Facebook

-Amanda

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Hand-Stamped Bridal Place Settings

We are pleased to let you know that we are now offering
our six piece bridal place setting as a 
whimsical mismatched set,
in addition to our popular heirloom set.





We come across such a variety of beautiful
patterns but often only a few matching.
We love the shabby-chic feel of combining patterns. 
The perfect touch of vintage for any wedding.
 Something old perhaps?

The patterns pictured in the photos above include
'Plume' 1935, 'Park Lane' 1936, 'Cotillion' 1937, 
'Ambassador' 1919, 'Coronation' 1936, 'Lovelace' 1936,
'Enchantress' 1937, 'Old English' & 'Revelation' 1953.
 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Airloom Art Pt. 2

As promised in the previous post,
here are three more styles of our 'Airloom Art'.







I love the idea of using the piece pictured above, 
in a nursery or a pretty powder room.
When the light hits the crystals, it really sparkles.








The clapper of this last windchime is made from the bottom of a wine goblet. The windchime itself is a chafing dish and allows space for flowers to be laid in the top. 
This piece is quite gorgeous as unique wedding d├ęcor.




Which piece is your favorite?

-Amanda & Liz

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Airloom Art

We are very pleased to share with you
photos of our first batch of 'Airloom Art'.


 
These wind-chimes had been on our 'to-do' list 
for awhile now, and we love how our first collection turned out.





We created each piece using a combination of silver-plate hollow-ware, vintage chandelier crystals, Swarovski crystals and even a little bit of gemstones and copper.
They are all made by hand and one of a kind.



In celebration we held a little photo-shoot in the backyard.
We used a great collection of vintage linens that my mother-in-law had given me to create a romantic tee-pee setting. While we showcased the hanging art outdoors, they certainly look captivating indoors as well.




We will share our other three styles in the next post. 
Thank you for stopping by! And yes they are available for purchase.

-Amanda & Liz

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Snail Mail

Inspired by recent reproductions of antique 
sterling letter openers, and episodes of 'Downton Abbey'
we present our re-envisioned '...and then again' vintage letter opener, with an added touch of whimsy.


 These vintage silver plate knives are unique with their 'Snail Mail' charm and Swarovski crystal. The above photo was influenced by an episode of 'Downton Abbey' where Carson presents Lord Grantham with a letter and opener on a silver tray. Time to make opening your mail, a special event.


 We created a limited collection of these letter openers. 
A small amount will be delivered this week along with some stamped Father's Day spoons, to our retailers in Vancouver, New Westminster and Tsawwassen.


As we near the end of the school year, these make fantastic gifts for grads and teachers.



Plus they look great on display with your favorite stationery.

-Amanda & Liz