Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Knock at the Door - It's Inspiration!

Etsy and the connected blogosphere are wonderful places full of creative people - which is why I wanted to share this amazing video from Duirwaigh (pronounced "doorway") Studios. It's about as much inspiration as it's possible to fit inside 5 minutes and 10 seconds! This energizing video has been around for years, but it's definitely worth viewing again. Take a peek!

The Duirwaigh website is also brimming with food for creative thought:

How have you been inspired lately?

Friday, July 9, 2010

Bargain-Hunting Basics on Polyvore!

Find me on Polyvore

Here's a little treat for all you bargain hunters out there!

We just opened our Polyvore account ( is the website) and are loving the collage-y feel of it all! Try it out, it's lots of fun!

Be sure to take plenty of water to beat the heat, as well as a hat and sunglasses to shield that pretty face of yours from the sun. If you'll be heading out super early or the weather isn't the best, be sure to take a jacket! Comfortable shoes are a must, as are cash and a notebook to keep track of the sales and shops you would like to see.

Best of luck this weekend, and happy hunting!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 13, Starry Night

We both love Vincent Van Gogh's "Starry Night." In fact, Younger Sis even made a beautiful rendition of it in oil pastels, which she gave to me as a gift. Here are some of our fellow Etsians' interpretations of the masterpiece!

(Top left to right, then bottom left to right)

What's your favorite painting?

~ Big Sis Shiny

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 12, Lovely Literature

We are big book lovers in the ShinyGoLucky house. In fact, when we were little girls our mom read to us almost every night - when she got to the exciting parts, she would sometimes forget to read aloud! Consequently, we were both very motivated to learn to read for ourselves. This week we're showcasing a collection of Etsy finds inspired by literature.

(Top left to right, then bottom left to right)

1) Red Stripe Hat with Bow from sweetpeatoadtots

2) Conceal Your Age - Pride and Prejudice Mug - Classic from Brookish

3) Hollow Book Secret Safe (Great Cases of Sherlock Holmes) from SecretSafeBooks

4) Not All Treasure is Silver and Gold from CloVen

5) Paint the Roses Red Posts from FrostedTreats

6) The WIZARD MERLIN and the enchantress NIMUE - Vivian - Tales of Arthur and Camelot - as TIE TACK - PIN or adjustable ring from FunckyTieTac

What's your favorite book?

Monday, June 7, 2010

What Do A Cabbage Patch Kid And A Scarab Pendant Have In Common?

We're so excited about both! Our wonderful mom just had her very first sale in her new Etsy shop, CarolsFineThings . This pretty little Cabbage Patch girl will soon be winging her way across the world to her new mama!

As for us, we scored this knockout scarab pendant/brooch and loads of other vintage pretties at a Memorial Day sale and we can't wait to load up the shop with them! We'll be putting them up soon, and our mom has a ton of treasures she's getting ready to list.

Did any of you score some Memorial Day finds?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 11, Happy Birthday ShinyGoLucky

Happy birthday to us! To our Etsy shop, that is. We opened ShinyGoLucky a year ago, and decided that such a momentous occasion as a 1st birthday merited recognition. So get ready, our shop is about to shove its face in the cake!
(Top left to right, then bottom left to right)

1) PINK and ROSE - Happy Birthday Banner from thecraftyboutique

2) Sesame Street Favor Party Bags - Cookie Monster, Elmo, Oscar, Big Bird from christinescritters

3) ITTY BITTY Bite Size PRINCESS CROWN Sugar Cookies, 8 DOZEN from sugarandflour

4) Infant/ Toddler Boys First 1st Birthday Lolli Dot RED Birthday Party Hat from littleoneboutique

5) Twins 1st Birthday Invitation YOU PRINT from justmeprints

6) MADE TO ORDER - Red Monster Pinata - No Pull Strings from Birchangel

Since al lot of things happen in the late spring/early summer, we've been wondering, do any of you have a major milestone coming up?