apologies for my absence

7 Nov

I am so sorry that I have neglected my blog this past month! I have some good posts coming up though so please hang with me! ūüôā

barcelona

29 Aug

I have done alot of traveling in my lifetime  but I have never fallen in love with a city like I fell for Barcelona. It is one of those places I could move to in a second. The city is gorgeous and huge, with an extremely relaxed and creative atmosphere. It is the place I was made to live.  The architecture is amazing. A huge mishmash of styles, colors. and textures.

The people were fabulous and fabulously dressed. And ohhh, the shopping… We found little boutiques selling handmade soaps, bazaars selling anything you can think of set up in the squares. And of course I had to check out the Chanel store next to my hotel!

Definitely a place of huge inspiration for me and hope it can be for you too!

A mosaic by Joan Miró on the Ramblas of Barcelona

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Portal de l'Àngel

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Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. ...

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monday favorite finds on etsy

22 Aug

‘life is what you make it’ by Kaelie

my monday favorites! ūüôā


Ice blue crochet sh…

$58.00

I am enough.. roman…

$29.00

VINTAGE Fire Engine…

$15.00

Bollywood Birdcage …

$80.00

Vintage 70s Powder…

$24.99

Banksy Girl with Re…

$30.00

LINOCUT PRINT – Sma…

$22.00

Pin Cushion – Needl…

$20.00

vintage 1980s candy…

$30.00

Vintage Melmac Sky …

$29.99

Heart Bowl with Den…

$17.00

1960’s Doris Do…

$42.00

Poppy Bowl stonewar…

$27.00

Vintage 70s red whi…

$125.00

Personal Teapot Blu…

$95.00

Tiffany Blue Vintag…

$75.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

check out my etsy website

16 Aug

‘My Etsy’ by Kaelie


Blue Hobo Bag

$45.00

All You Need is Lov…

$25.00

Orange and Brown Co…

$25.00

Blue and Brown Stri…

$25.00

Zippered Travel Pur…

$20.00

Blue Floral Concert…

$25.00

Blue and Brown Stri…

$12.00

Stripey Orange Pouc…

$12.00

Blue Stripey Pouch

$12.00

Paisley Pouch

$12.00

Stripey Pouch

$12.00

Stripey Blue Pouch

$10.00

Grey Stripey Pouch

$12.00

Swirly Blue Pouch

$10.00

Orange Pouch

$12.00

Orange and Brown Po…

$12.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

i love vintage

16 Aug

What is it about those awesome vintage finds that makes your heart beat just a little faster?  For me, it is  knowing that the piece has a history and usually is not just thrown together from an assembly line.  It comes from a time when things were made to last longer than a couple of years.

These are my favorite vintage finds on the internet for Tuesday- enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Merchants:

the best eco friendly finds on etsy

4 Aug

‘with our love we could save the world’ by Kaelie

my favorite eco friendly finds


Needle Felted Gumba…

$60.00

Kate Chopin’s F…

$12.00

Mustache Envy – Set…

$60.00

Handmade Organic Ba…

$19.99

Lavender sachets –…

$18.00

ECO Gray felted Sli…

$65.00

Vanilla Coconut Goa…

$5.50

Emerald Green Lace …

$20.00

Jellyfish Bustle – …

$94.00

LA POMME // Bicycl…

$69.74

Black Stinkwood Inl…

$249.00

Sarah in the Forest…

$25.00

Ribbed Knit Top Org…

$32.00

no.2 repurposed gui…

$21.00

Recycled Hand-dyed …

$22.00

Santa Cruz Dress

$58.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

Wanderer- my favorite etsy travel items

26 Jul

‘wanderer ‘ by Kaelie


Drift. Hand Embroid…

$20.00

Brass Nautical Port…

$37.00

Wrap Around Travel …

$28.00

Steampunk Victorian…

$24.99

50% off SALE — Win…

$7.50

JELLYFISH3 -ARTWORK…

$10.00

Original Red Amelia…

$2000.00

VIntage Travel Sewi…

$12.00

friendly octopus vi…

$30.00

Not All Those Who W…

$20.00

Vintage 50’s It…

$25.00

UPCYCLED Maine SAIL…

$168.00

Vintage Travel Liqu…

$90.00

Vintage Linden Trav…

$31.00

Select images from …

$5.00

Refinished Vintage …

$44.95

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.

steampunk

25 Jul

When I first started on etsy a couple weeks ago, I encountered a term I had never heard of: steampunk. Steampunk is anything made with metal and gears, but from a Victorian age point of view.

Wikipedia describes steampunk as:

a sub-genre of¬†science fiction,¬†alternate history, and¬†speculative fiction¬†that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1]¬†Steampunk involves a setting where¬†steam power¬†is still widely used‚ÄĒusually the¬†Victorian era¬†Britain‚ÄĒthat incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature¬†anachronistic¬†technology¬†or futuristic innovations as Victorians may haveenvisioned¬†them; based on a Victorian perspective on¬†fashion,¬†culture,¬†architectural style,¬†art, etc. This technology may include such fictional machines as those found in the works of¬†H. G. Wells¬†and¬†Jules Verne.”

For more info on steampunk visit: http://www.steampunk.com/

To purchase steampunk items visit: http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?ref=auto&q=steam+punk

Here are some examples:

Steampunk Clockwork Spider Brass and Copper Wi...

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Steampunk desktop.

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Clockwork Universe Sculpture at Questacon uplo...

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North Alabama Craft Fair- NA Crafters

22 Jul
If you happen to be in north Alabama on July 30, come shop our craft fair! 
The following shops are participating:
Help support local Alabama artisans! 

Inspiration in Travel vol. 2

19 Jul
This is my second installment of travel photos! Enjoy!
athens, greece:

 Protest signs in Athens

 Venice… love…

More coming soon!