Sunday, August 7, 2011

Button Love

I know that this post would be more appropriate for Valentine's Day. But I just happened to sort through my button collection this weekend and discovered a beautiful way to keep and display all of my pink vintage buttons. 

The heart shaped chocolate box was a treasure I saved from my mom when I was a little girl. When I was in Grade 6, I remember baking heart-shaped sugar cookies and decorating them with pink icing and presenting them to my school teachers in the staff lounge. I also distinctly remember lining the bottom of the box very carefully with wax paper. To this day, I am so grateful that my teachers returned the valentine's box back to me once all of the cookies were gone. 

Happy in Pink

I think I have an obsession for everything pink these days. It just simply makes me happy. And I am feeling a need for some major 'happy' right now.

Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I find that opening up my jewelry boxes and playing with my collection of vintage jewelry is a quick fix to distract me from my concerns. To be honest, I wear very little of any of the pieces, but I am happy I have the necklaces and earrings to admire and love. So sparkly and pretty. Just what a girl needs some days.

What is your 'happy'?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tinsel Trading Co.

Of all the amazing stores I had the chance to shop at while in New York, I would have to say that browsing through the aisles in the Tinsel Trading Co. was my all-time favorite. Too bad I was not able to get a shot of the store from the outside. I was there later in the day and the street was already in shadow from the buildings across the street. But no matter. Inside, it was a crafters dream full of vintage flowers, buttons, ribbons, german glitter, trims and so much more. But I think I am more of a collector, because I have no intentions of using any of the bits and bobs that I brought home. I guess this is verging on hoarding now. Oh well, that's me!