Edward Gorey Tarot Cards

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From the clever kids over at my favorite store, ETSY.  These cutie tarot cards would be great used for the purpose they are made, or perhaps scrapbooking, gift tags, framed up.  Oh the possibilities are endless!

$18.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/122046545/set-of-edward-gorey-tarot-cards-fantod?ref=market

 

 

 

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Custom~ Double Thumbprint, Heart Necklace

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Ah our friends at ETSY.  Such a talented group of artists to discover!

Custom Fingerprint Heart Necklace Jewelry Double Thumbprint Sterling Silver Personalized, We are introducing our newest jewelry that takes two fingerprints puts them on a heart, casting it as one piece and creating a beautiful piece of sterling silver jewelry.

A Great design for a Bride and Groom, Mother or Father and Child, 2 children, friends, sisters, etc.

After you order we send you at our cost a “very simple” mold making kit to take a mold of your fingerprints. We enclose a self addressed stamped envelope to send it back to us. From that mold we are able to make a casting of the fingerprints in sterling silver. We never scrimp on the silver so they are pretty heavy. Then we engrave a name on the back. How cool is that??? Within 6-8 weeks your fingerprint is shipped to you on a beautiful sterling bale, and a 17 inch sterling chain.

This is a forever gift for anyone to wear, child, mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, friend, or wear your own. But the best is for the mother to wear her childs print.
It is an organic look and each one will be different.
Any questions, please let us know.
A velvet pouch is also included.

I’ve posted a piece from this lady before.  See the dog nose pendant @ https://octaviasvintage.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/dog-nose-necklace-the-perfect-gift-for-the-dog-lover/

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http://www.etsy.com/listing/45154689/custom-fingerprint-heart-necklace?

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint Laurent

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Okay friends!  Speak up and let me know what you think about men wearing stylish vests casually?  What about a vest like this?!  I think it’s absolutely DIVINE with a capitol D!

The Mr. would looks incredibly sexy with a basic long sleeved shirt, some black jeans and this gem!

Support your local artists on ETSY!  Keep our economy strong!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115405883/mens-steampunk-vest-waistcoat-bronze?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=mens+waistcoat&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=related&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=handmade

The Wind in the Willows ~ Handcrafted Bolivian Willow Furniture

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I adore weeping willows.  They evoke lovely memories of being a child.  We would hide and play under the soothing cool cover of the willow trees in the summer.  It was if it was a magical outdoor room that was all ours!

I found these incredibly organic pieces at my friends The Victorian Trading Company.  I love the feminine form and movement of them.

Natural, romantic, enduring, and classic.  Each piece is handcrafted by Bolivian artisans.

3 piece set: Loveseat (54x33x43″) Chairs (43x32x32″).

http://www.victoriantradingco.com/store/catalogimages/1a/i20419.html

True love stories never have endings… Custom Renaissance Wedding Gown

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So I’m not exactly a traditionalist when it comes to weddings.  That’s not to say I have never been.  Yes, I had the big wedding with the fancy, frilly white dress circa 92.’  I got that out of my system, got divorced, met  and eventually married my lovely husband 18 years ago,  complete with a black gown and all!  

I’m always on the hunt for cool and unusual wedding attire and I thought this one in particular was amazing.  I love the color and style of this.  And for only $350.  you’ll have tons of extra money for a fantastic honeymoon!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81718931/custom-wedding-gown-teal-peacock-or?

Super Cool Downloadable Digital Collage Sheets

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Yesterday while perusing ETSY I came across a gal in England that makes some of the coolest downloadable digital collage sheets for $3.99 each.  Currently, she has over 200 different sheets to purchase, that could be used for a plethora of different things;  from gift tags to spice labels.

My smart husband also reminded me that if the files are of a high quality, they could be used as the base for artwork such as stretched custom canvas where they use your personal image.

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http://www.etsy.com/shop/rowantreedesign/about/

 

 

Sparkly White Chocolate Lemon Truffles ~ How Sweet It Is

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From my gal over at howsweetitis, here is one of her delicious creations.  These look divine!

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/12/sparkly-white-chocolate-lemon-truffles/

Ingredients:

10 ounces high-quality white chocolate, chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon corn syrup
1 drop lemon extract or pure lemon oil
the zest of half a lemon
white sanding sugar for coating

Directions:

Add white chocolate and butter to a bowl, then microwave on medium power for 30 seconds. Stir a few times, then microwave for 20 more seconds.

Add heavy cream and corn syrup to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until bubbles appear on the edges. This will happen quickly! Immediately pour the cream over the melted chocolate and butter, stirring well for a few minutes until combined. Stir in the drop of lemon oil and lemon zest, mixing to combine. Place in the fridge (or even the freezer) for 1-2 hours.

Remove from fridge and scoop out teaspoon-size balls of chocolate with a melon scooper or small spoon. Roll them into balls and dip in the sanding sugar, coating completely. These hold up great at room temperature but I tend to store them in the fridge.