Monday, June 17, 2013

Vintage Barware

Vintage Barware

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I am obsessed lately with vintage barware. And if it has some gold on it all the better. I have some of the items above in some form or another.
I was able to find a few of the decanters with the different typefaces but they sell pretty quickly (there is still one available here). The snack decanters are a little harder to come by but a nice change from glasses (because really at this point I have more glasses than people I could fit in my place).
The pastel cocktail forks are tiny little blasts from the past - and you are going green too - think of all the toothpicks you can save. You can also find spoons. They complement the pastel blue cocktail set, known as Blendo. These sets are readily available in different colors and styles online. And I love the different pastel colors you can find.
The roly poly glasses were one of my first purchases and this particular pattern seems to be pretty available online as well. These are pretty sturdy and are nice for wine.
The pineapple cocktail forks - I am not sure these need more explanation. The pineapple is pretty tiny and because it is gold it really fits in with most decor and is pretty hilarious.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mandyland Update

So my little Etsy shop has been plugging away over the last few months.  A few weeks ago I got a request for some custom arrows from Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge who sells beautiful bridal accessories.  I had so much fun with the order as I put together a pretty custom listing in multiple colors based on a reference photo for a chandelier they had decorated. 

Creating the custom arrows

The final product

Little did I know that Untamed Petals would be using the arrows at their booth at Bridal Fashion Week in NYC.  And they featured some awesome shots of the arrows on their blog about it. 
And I've been contacted to provide some arrows for a fairy tale themed wedding shoot in June.  I will share more details on that later.  I am just so touched about all the recent feedback I've been getting about the shop recently - especially the arrows, which definitely seem to be a favorite. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Living Room

The living room has been a work in progress for some time (see here).  Here are some shots of one side of the room.  The couch is really comfortable and I keep seeing couches in similar styles pop up all over the place - so I think I made the right choice.  I'm still searching for the perfect curtains but I had these sheer pink polka dot curtains that I picked up on sale a few years ago that will do fine for now.
Z Gallerie Couch and CB2 coffee table

Bar cart from Society Social with new and vintage glassware

I have flipped around the rest of the living area and I'm going to revamp  my work area at the start of next year to allow for more storage and keep the work area clear. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Etsy Find: Nest Pretty Things

I was poking around on Etsy the other day and found Nest Pretty Things - and instantly fell in love with a few of the necklaces and the earrings weren't far behind.

Double Chunky Beaded Necklace Pink
Double Chunky Beaded Necklace Pink

Pastel and Gold Beaded Gold Filled Hoops- choose one
Pastel and Gold Beaded Hoops

Colorful Chunky Bead Necklace-Choose One- NOW in SIlver too
Colorful Chunky Necklace

Colorful Beaded Gold Filled Hoops
Colorful Beaded Earring
 I love the faceted beads and the colors and the gold!  I could go on and on.  The shope has items ranging from $10 to $160 (only a few at that higher price point though). The single strand necklaces are only $28.  I like getting pieces with lots of colors as they work with more outfits and most of these fit the bill.  I can't wait to snatch one up!

Monday, October 15, 2012

More Gold!

A few of my favorites from Zara Home and to brighten your Monday afternoon! And who doesn't need the promise of something shiny on a Monday to get you through the week.  I worked all weekend so I'm even more off than usual for a Monday.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Rainbow Brites at Zara Home

Rainbow Brites

Zara Home launched its U.S. website earlier this month and it looks promising. While there were a ton of options (in fact it seemed almost impossible to see everything based in part on the fact the website organization could use some reorganization). My favorites on a first review were the items that embraced all the colors of the spectrum. My favorite is probably the throw.