Friday, February 26, 2010

YAY!

How exciting! My diagonal golden maskit embroidery clutch is featured in this weeks Etsy voter. I think the most exciting thing is though, that because of Etsy's efforts in making the voter more successful - the items nomintaed are all sent in the daily 'etsy finds' email - so basically every Etsy user who is subscribed to Etsys mailing list can see my clutch! Please please please - VOTE :)


This week has been about getting a grip, mostly gettingused to being back in Israel (my jet lag hasn't passed quite yet) and being back to school, with a whole new schedule in this brand new semester.
It's been raining pretty much nonstop since yesterday - which personally I love (a fact most people find quite odd) and I'm trying to be as productive as I can this weekend since I am already bombarded with school work and shop work. I spent the morning collecting a lot of pretty items for the shop which hopefully (if the weather allows) I will shoot tomorrow and will finally be able to list.

And now to a different subject - lately I've been finding myself attracted to bright bold colors. I've been wearing reds and yellows and bright blues and I noticed my Etsy favorites are also quite colorful. I think my closet has always been filled with lots of colors but there's always been something about subdued colors that is also quite attractive and sexy (to me) which is why I found this shift quite intriguing. I thought I'd share some colorful finds from this week and wish you all a wonderful weekend.

Vintage 1940s Strapless Sweetheart Carmine Pink Dress

1980s Turquoise Leather Boots


Vintage Veiled Red 1940s Hat


Handmade Embroidered Felt Brooch

Monday, February 22, 2010

Vintage Touches - USA

Surprisingly (and to my mothers total shock) I did not do a lot of shopping while in NYC which is a shame but I wouldn't trade what I did and the time I had spent with my lovely for more clothes. I did get a chance to see some really amazing vintage shops and even got to go to a really cool (and freezing!) flee market. I wish I had taken more pictures, these are a couple I wanted to share:

At the flee market: Vintage Printing Press Tablets
(they did not allow pictures taken because they didn't want me to sell them on the internet! That's crazy, but I sneaked this pretty shot)


In a consignment shop in Wampum PA where my friend Kris lives.


I might have not gotten tons of stuff -
but I did get SOME things.
This is a sneak peak of what's going in the shop and the online shop.
For some reason that is beyond me I forgot to include a beautiful
Carolina Herrera wool dress I found.



Saturday, February 20, 2010

Back


More details soon. Wish me a lack of jet lag.


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

One Last Thing Before I Leave

I've Been Busy
















Some Musical Culture

Apparently, the magical Joanna Newsom has a new album (to my understanding it's going to be a TRIPLE album) coming out Feb. 23rd. There are already 2 new songs floating around youtube and they are lovely. I obviously don't know what the albums sound like but these two songs sound mellower than Joanna's previous musical endeavors.

OK. I need to go pack - two days to go until NYC! :) Enjoy



Sunday, February 7, 2010

(only) 2 Things I Liked This Week

In a day late but still in - and it's Valentine flavored :)








Saturday, February 6, 2010

Being a Foreign Seller on Etsy or How to Make the Most of Your Shop

This blog obviously has Etsy in mind. I own and Etsy shop and visit other bloggers who own Etsy shops, I have (or so I hope) Etsy buyers or Sellers visiting this blog. Today I posted a thread on Etsy forums which is very very important to me, so I thought I'd share some of it here:

"When I was a wee toddler my parents relocated us to Texas, USA. Little did I know that this temporary move (about 4 years) would change me completely. To this day – my English is better than my Hebrew, I even still have an American accent.
So when I planned on opening my own vintage shop here in Etsy, I thought it would go smoothly since my English is very good. Behold my surprise when I held up one of my items and couldn’t, for the life of me, think of a way to describe it in English.
You see, I know how to get around in English, I can lead a soul-searching conversation with any native English speaker if I wanted – what I lacked (and still do) is technicality.
Those allusive descriptive adjectives were never a major part of my English because I never needed them PROFESSIONALLY.

I wasn’t going to let my English deficiencies stop me from having a successful shop – there are so many (amazing!) vintage shops here in Etsy (just as any other category has a chunk load of it’s kind) and I don’t want to give my potential buyers any reason to go elsewhere.

I’m writing this because I know there is a growing community of international sellers that probably struggle with the same issues as me. I also think this post is just as relevant to US sellers.

What I’m doing and what YOU could do to make your shop better:..."

If this interests you and you want to read the rest, you can find it HERE. Feedback would be much appreciated.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Things I WIsh I Owned For My NYC Trip

As some of you may have noticed, I mentioned a couple of posts ago I'm flying to New York City this coming Thursday. I live in Israel which normally has a pretty easy going winter and so we just don't have the right attire for European and North-American winters.
So this would be my (partial) wishlist:




Thursday, February 4, 2010