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The silly season is upon us again, which gives me the perfect excuse to go hunting on Etsy for gift ideas (as if I needed a reason…).  Jewellery first – here’s a little collection of pretty sparkly things I found for all the Moms, sisters, daughters, friends and girlfriends;  all handcrafted – you won’t find these in the shops 🙂

Sweetness & Light

Snowfall Sterling Silver Lariat Necklace by Luxe Deluxe

Sweetheart Necklace by Edor

Swarovski Crystal Steampunk Ring by QA Create

The Origami Crane by Ruby Rouge Jewellery

Loop Sweet Baby Bird Necklace by Sweet Berry Bird

Sterling Silver Angel Wing Necklace by Just Jaynes

Coral Flower & Sky Blue Stones Necklace by Goffer Jewellery Designs

Simply Glass 16k Gold Matt Plated Earings by Nest Pretty Things

Pixie Necklace (Prehnite, Labradorite, Pink Amethyst & 14k Gold) by Jennifer Casady

Look After My Heart Swarovski Crystal & Antiqued Silver Necklace by Azure Treasures

Mum Necklace by Rose Marie’s Bijouterie

Little Drop Of Sparkly by Chocolate Kate

Sterling Silver Charm Necklace by Maggie Basile

Love Letter Locket & Sparrow Necklace by Sassy Cheeky Chic

White Rose Ring by Lauren Kari

Swarovski Crystal & Hammered Gold Earrings by Maggie Basile

Garden Of Joy Agate Bracelet by Elle Jewels

Butterscotch Swirl Candy Ring by Sweet Stella Designs

Dark & Dramatic

Rosalie Necklace by Princess In Pink Designs

Just A Little Funk by It Caught My Eye

Autumn Equinox Whiskey Quartz Necklace by Anna Artiste

Black Rose Cameo Pendant by A Second Time

In Bloom Ring by The Family Jewels

Victoria Necklace by Amber Sky

Sterling Silver Black Flower Earrings by Huismus

Antique Typewriter Key Ring by QA Create

Autumn Kiss Necklace Pendant by Tina Tarnoff

Glass Eye & Copper Artisan Ring by Gypsy Moon Art

Vintage Glass Earrings by Faeried Treasures

Enchanted Celtic Knot & Emerald Green Rhinestone Necklace by Lili Swan

All of the above Etsy shops are full of gorgeous handcrafted pieces, but I had to give a special mention to Opus Muse as I really really liked most of the things in this one!

1972 Bracelet

Raindrops Earrings

Chloe Earrings

Heritage Ring

Twilight Necklace

Kaleidoscope Bracelet

Succulent Necklace

Divine Earrings

Kaleidoscope Earrings

Vintage Rose Noir Necklace

This months’ flea will take place on Sunday May 31st at Newmarket, Dublin 8.  Be there or be square 😛

Find out more here or email

lecool may poster

(As always, the specially designed Dublin Flea posters are available to buy for the low low price of a fiver :))

RedCamper‘s range of handbags and laptop bags are made from repurposed vintage car upholstery, original travel and holiday themed 35mm slides, airplane seatbelt clips, maps and postcards.  Each piece is one of a kind and features real images taken on real holidays.  Each bag also includes one naughty pin-up slide, in honour of creator Maura Gramzinski’s Grandfather, who used to sneak them into the family holiday slide show just for fun.

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA 1967

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA 1967

Lunar Landing 1969 - made from a genuine 1969 special edition of Life Magazine

Lunar Landing 1969 - made from a genuine 1969 special edition of Life Magazine

The Skylark LTD

The Skylark LTD


This was going to be one post with my current favourite vintage bits, but before I knew what was going on I had three pages of things bookmarked (as you do), so I’m gonna have to break it down into sections, starting with coloured glass because I just can’t resist the stuff 😀

etsy tangerine bottleTangerine Art Glass Bottle from Everything Nana

etsy green glassGreen Glass Snack Plates With Cups also from Everything Nana

etsy ball jarsThree Blue Ball Jars from Vintage Jane

etsy insulatorsSet Of Three Glass Insulators from Lady In A Shoe

etsy deer dishBaby Deer Dish from Josie’s Stress Relief

etsy tumblersCobalt Blue Tumblers from Vintage Wares

etsy druggist bottle‘Chas. G. Miller Prescription Druggist Lanoke. Ark.’ medicine bottle from The Bottle Diggers

etsy doorknobsEmerald Green Glass Doorknobs from ajn9848

etsy cobalt jarCobalt Blue Jar also from ajn9848

etsy teal pitcherTeal Pitcher from ModernToRetro

etsy purple pitcherPurple Pitcher also from ModernToRetro

etsy sunflower platesGreen Sunflower Plates from Ollie’s Olio

etsy candy dishesSet Of Two Candy Dishes from Fuzzy Memories

These drop-dead gorgeous vintage bus scroll and leather chairs are by DavidMetNicole in Sydney.  They’re available to order at Atelier Abigail Ahern for an eye watering £3,995 apiece…. maybe I’ll get two 😛

bus scroll chairs

via More Ways To Waste Time

I’ve just blown off my entire afternoon’s to-do list because I got totally sidetracked by Katherine Raz’s fantastic blog, Back Garage.  If you have a taste for juicy mid-century goodness, but don’t know your Eames from your elbow – she rounds it up, breaks it down, tells you what it is, how to find it and how to know when you’ve got it.  That, and endless advice and useful tips and tricks for getting your second-hand style on.   This blog is a goldmine for thrift shoppers, car booters, eBayers and junk junkies everywhere. 😀

credenza22-11 via design sponge

(image via Design*Sponge)

More eBay goodness 🙂

I was so going to bid on this, until I remembered my vow to get rid of some stuff before I brought anything else into the house…  A 1948 Box Brownie in working order… isn’t it prettyful?  Ends in 18 hours so hop to it.


Denys Fisher First Edition Spirograph!! It dates from 1968 and it’s located in the UK.  I remember the hours of fun I had with one of these as a kid…. get moving though, I just found it and bidding ends in 5 hours.



This totally cool retro clock is up for grabs on eBay right now – but get your  skates on – bidding ends on Sunday evening.  It’s a bright orange Metamec electric wallclock from the 1970s, in perfect working order; it’s in Blackpool in the UK and the price is around the 12 euro mark.



On eBay right now and based in Co. Wicklow – an original vintage Alessi large sized cocktail shaker from the 1960s – get it while it’s hot, it’s just under 17 euro and ends May 3rd.

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November 2020