Sunday, February 22, 2009

A little Irish

Right around the corner is one of my favorite fun holidays. My heritage is partially Irish and I love having fun on St. Patrick ’s Day with my son. We have a pesky leprechaun who causes mischief around our house in March. He makes messes and leaves green things all over the house. We listen to Irish folk music and read stories about the wee folk. (Tomie de Paola has some fun ones for your littles.)So in the spirit of good old Irish fun, I’d like to highlight some of Sheteam’s talented artists.

Prairiecottagerose offers an Irish Blessing Table Runner in a fun shamrocks fabric.

BathNBeads created a set of shamrock soap —so pretty for your bathroom or perhaps the leprechaun will leave them as a gift for your children?

Emptynestegg has a St. Patrick’s crystal bracelet in a few variations. Perfect to wear on March 17th to prevent pinching!

Mountaineercountry offers a sweet candle in a shamrock teacup. Perhaps burning it will mesmerize the wee folks into leaving their gold behind?

Timelesschild talent produces collars for Irish dance costumes.

Mummumscrafts offers soap in the correct color—GREEN!

HuggyBearKnits yarn will inspire you to pick up the needles and knit something tiny for a pesky leprechaun.

Mompotter’s bracelet offers the best of St. Patrick’s Day—green and gold together in one piece. And you won’t have to catch a leprechaun to afford it!

Tredlightphotographs shares an icon of St. Patrick’s day—I wonder if any of these are of the 4 leaf variety?

Since Ireland is the Emerald Isle, I can’t leave these out. Beadstylin shares her beautiful vintage style emerald earrings.

Speaking of the wee folk, FaerieRebecca shares the beautiful Lady Holly.

If you can’t catch the little guys, don’t feel badly! Just get this from smokeymountainscents and console yourself with the fact that you don’t need a leprechaun to have some gold!

Thank you for travelling to Ireland with me! Good luck catching those pesky leprechauns.


Saturday, February 7, 2009


I really hate to think of Gunne Sax as vintage. Wasn't it just yesterday I was proudly wearing my Gunne Sax dress?

SHE team has a few shops that sell vintage. I want to introduce you to five of them. Be sure to stop in and see what else they have for sale.

Introducing Sassy By Design

This shop is loaded with vintage sewing patterns. It is an enjoyable shop to look through if you sew or just have good memories of a mom or grandma sewing. It was so hard to pick just one image to show. This is a Vintage McCalls Pattern from the 1940's.

Introducing Aunt Sue's Old New Lovely

This shop offers vintage supplies, linens, vintage art work, depression glass and more. It was very hard to pick but was drawn to this hand embroidered handkerchief.

Introducing A Page From the Past

This shop offers a wide variety of linens, jewelry, supplies and collectibles. Another shop where I found it difficult to pick just one item. This is a vintage table runner.

Introducing A Dusty Attic

This shop offers vintage, upcycled, and photographs. A wonderful collection of items to choose from. I was drawn to this hostess apron with memories of Christmas. My mother would change into an apron very similar to this right before family and guests would arrive for Christmas dinner.

Introducing Handcrafted at Wit's End

Although you will find this shop listed under our sewing section of the SHE team shops, these hand sewn bags are truly vintage. These bags are made from old feed sacks. They are truly charming and one of a kind.