Wednesday, April 28, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 6, Sealed With A Kiss

There’s something so romantic about letters, sealing them with a kiss. I love the thought of protecting secrets with wax seals and sending them off to trusted friends. This week’s collection is inspired by the expression “Sealed With a Kiss,” and once again Etsy comes through with glorious items galore!

A vintage compact, jewelry made with seals in mind, an old-time kiss, even the materials to seal your own letters – including natural, botanical wax with no petrochemical synthetic polymers! – Etsy, you’ve done it again! Our list of favorites grows ever longer.  : )

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

1) Circa 1920 French Powder Compact Djer Kiss - from CamelliaCollection

2)Natural Sealing Wax for crest stamp 2 sticks Red - from greencraftstore

3)Harbour Ring - silver - from blindspotjewellery

4) Shabby Chic Ephemera Wooden Art Ornament - The Kiss - from tasherajean

5) Hope - Wax Seal Pendant Large - from beadsss

6) Any letter wax seal stamper - fancy script wax seal - romantic letter of your choice - from waxseals

Who have you been meaning to write?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 5, Circus Whimsy

When we were kids, our grandmother took us to the circus. I don't remember much of the show, but I do remember how much fun we had! Here's a little touch of the big top for you to enjoy. Etsy has it all!

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

1) Acrobat - from McCoyToys

Did you ever want to run away and join the circus?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Peek at Utah!

This move is definitely an adventure! We’ve been opening cardboard boxes for days. Fortunately, our Etsy things were among the first to be set to rights and organized.

Here are some pictures from the neighborhood – spring has sprung! We’re so excited to see the daffodils. We don’t remember them being in California. And does anyone know what these trees with the pretty white flowers are? They’re all over town and we’d love to know!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 4, World Tour

Younger Sis: "It's a world of laughter-" Big Sis silences her with a look.

Anyway, welcome to our fourth We Want It Wednesday! Since our last one ended with us jetting to Europe, we decided to continue the travel theme, so this week is a World Tour! We found lots of interesting things from the major continents of the world, and Younger Sis felt like she was learning stuff while looking for these exotic items.

So stay seated at all times, with your seatbelt on, hands and arms inside the ride, and let's begin!

Top row, left to right: starting in Europe, we have these beautiful Matryoshka dolls, or Russian stacking dolls. Traveling south to Africa we get this amazing mask from the Dan Tribe in Liberia, and returning to North America we head to the great state of Texas (practically its own country) for this lovely Texan flag wallhanging.

Bottom row, left to right: from the Asian continent we find this stunning vintage Chinese foot-binding slipper, go to South America for this jungle-themed necklace with matching earrings, and then head to Australia to get this boomerang painted in Aboriginal style.

Crikey, we're finished! What other souvenirs would you have brought home?
(top left to right, then bottom left to right)
1. Ornate Russian Matryoshka Dolls - by Jasmine2010
2. Vintage African Mask from the Dan Tribe of Liberia - by Retro58
3.Texas Flag Bluebonnet Wildflower Quilt Country Art - by aellisdesigns
4. Vintage 19th Century Chinese Lotus Slipper, Geisha, Embroidered Dragonfly, Bound Feet - by TheHilltopShop
5. Set of Necklace and Earrings assembled from carved wood and seeds - by BrazilianSoulImports
6. 15 Inch Hand Painted Boomerang - by VintageTreasures123

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sailing for Adventure - We're Moving!

You might not believe this - we can hardly believe it either! The ShinyGoLucky sisters are moving!

Like sailors from a bygone time, we're on our way to a different home port. No worries though, because our Etsy shop is moving right along with us, and will remain open! Items purchased this weekend will be mailed out as early next week as circumstances allow.

Big Sis Shiny will also be taking this post's cool pirate-themed items with her. They were discovered at a local thrift store (all but the map).

Los Angeles has been so good to us. We love the sun, the shopping, and the easy access to the beach! We're very glad this is where we spent our formative years.

We're also thrilled to be moving somewhere completely different - beautiful rural Utah! We both went to school there, so in a way, it's coming home too. Be on the lookout for some pictures of our new place!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

We Want It Wednesday! - Collection 3, Lottery Dreams

For our third We Want It Wednesday, we decided that we wanted to win the lottery. You're all invited to help us celebrate! No such party would be complete without amazing Etsy finds, and since we're hypothetical millionaires, we've decided to focus on some of the pricier Etsy pieces. And boy are they worth the dough!

In the top row, from left to right, we start with a beautiful, hand-beaded Thumbelina necklace that Big Sis would be wearing to our soiree. It would be paired with a lovely sky-blue gown to complete her light and ethereal theme. We would be feasting on this fantabulous topsy-turvy Mad Hatter cake, and there's enough for everyone to have seconds!

From left to right in the bottom row, Younger Sis would be rocking it out in this fiercely glamorous purple gown, with an equally stunning purple necklace featuring intricate beading and polished stone. Once the sugar from the cake had the time to set in, we could all take turns swinging from this Parisian shopping chandelier! The chandelier would be slightly prophetic, because come sunrise we would all be hopping on a jet to Europe for a whirlwind shopping spree!

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

1)Thumbelina's Garden Necklace by thistledew4u

2)CM1031 Powder Blue Wedding Gown Reception Dress by ieie
3)Mad Hatter Cake by danhalbel

4)Madame X Ultraviolet Couture Crochet Eco Friendly Organic Cotton Bustle Wedding Dress by Krisztina Lazar - by TranscendentBird

5)Royalty by GoodQuillHunting

6)Whimsical Paris French Shopping Bag Chandelier - by whimsicalcollections

What would you lovelies do if you won the lottery?

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter! Some Paper Toys From The Toymaker!

Spring is here and we are thinking about new beginnings. Easter is a great time to give thanks and look forward to the future!

Here are some wonderful, FREE Easter-themed paper toys and cards from The Toymaker. Just print, cut them out (with adult supervision of course!), and glue! Marilyn Scott-Waters is a talented artist who makes all kinds of paper toys available to print out and build at no charge. When you sign up for her newsletter, which is always a beautiful delight, you'll be sent a special link to download the Fairy's Thimble Theatre seen here! It is a gorgeous splash of color, so intricate and pretty. There's a handy field to sign up for her emails at the bottom of the general toys page.
We still have time to craft a paper bunny army!
Happy Easter, to one and all!