Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mirror Mirror: The Fairest Fall Finds

Mirror, mirror

Do tell all
Show us the fairest of the fall.

Fall colors and reflections held in the brilliant beauty of glass. Art worthy shapes reflecting the changing colors of the season. Pieces of glass, useful, dazzling, admired, the fairest for fall.





Golds and Greens and Clear Glass Reflections

Clear Glass and Reflections


A Member in the Circle of Eve, Ani & Rose

Your turn in the Circle may be soon, as EveTeam members are featured here, and other shopkeepers. Ani and Rose, EtsyVintageElite team members, are two vintage lovers and hunters! Their shop, aniandrose, is one of the largest, most wonderfully eclectic, vintage boutiques on Etsy. From vintage phones to wingtip shoes, mink hats to garden spray guns, everything is presented in the best of light!

Serious Shopkeepers who love Serious Fun.

Ani was the spokesperson for this duo, who are obviously sharp business women who run a tip-top shop with over 400 items and 1000+ sales in just two years. Serious? Yes. Dedicated to their customers? Yes. All work and no play? No way. They are the ideal vintage lovers who work hard and truly enjoy their adventures. And, they have some personal stories of their own vintage loves.

Ani and Rose are two of those who really do turn off the road at a sighting of a piece of rust, and it's Ani who is the rust lover, and the one who wears high heels when she shops! Rose loves found objects, and makes time for healthy habits and cups of tea. She wears moccasins when she shops. (What a sight these two must be at the vintage fairs!)
As much as they love vintage, they also love the camaraderie of fellow vintage seekers. Meeting new "characters", as Ani says, is also the fun of their hunt. One can imagine the laughs and stories, and all the new friends, they bring home along with their finds. And don't be suprised if Ani brings home another camera, her passion. She loves every one in her treasured collection, and still dreams about a real beauty she passed by years ago. You'll see some of Ani's great cameras in the shop.

Fun-loving and personable, they have families and friends who share and support their vintage passion. Family gatherings and day-to-day activities center around the wonderful pieces and  efforts for their fabulous aniandrose shop. Look for some high-heeled, moccasin wearing ladies at the roadside sales, listen to the laughs and friendly conversations, and you'll feel the true heart of the work and pleasure of vintage, the hearts of Ani and Rose.


From aniandrose, click and love.
Wingtip Shoes
Animal Horn
Singer Sewing Machine
Wool Connemera Blanket
Lady Baltimore Luggage
Garden Spray Jar
Kodak Movie Camera
Knickerbocker Raggedy Ann Andy

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Spooky Wonderful Finds from Etsy Vintage Elite

                                                                          Beveled Mirror from LittleRedPolkaDots

Spooky Wonders, Creepy Cool! 

Victorian Cat Napkin Ring from AntoinettesWhims
Gold and Crystal Bead Earrings from BallyDingRevue
Vintage Halloween Pig Postcard from SunshineBooks

What We See and Want: Spooky Fun!

Current Etsy tags show we want Halloween! The tags of today are Autumn, Autumn trends, September Finds, Halloween. In the latest Etsy Finds, all things Halloween were featured: costumes for all ages, trick or treat bags, Halloween decor... It's time to start thinking about the Holidays!

       Featured shops:
       Vintage Graphic Beaded Silk Dress from AustinModern
       Dragon costume by BeauMiracle
       Trick or treat bag by HolidaySpiritsDecor
       Black crochet garland by BobbiLewin
       Cat Claws from saburkitty
       Vintage doll parts by NifticVintage

                  Nuno Felted Scarf from Marywool

                                     Wool Orange Infinity Scarf by violasboutique

Talented contributors to this Spooky Wonder blog are Anathalia from SCAVENGENIUS, and Salome from cakenumber9. Thank you!