Crochet Bikini Dress CrochetBaeUSA

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Crochet Bikini Dress

Crochet Bae USA on Etsy, this dress $200 here .

Bikini Dresses Crocheted with Love……..

Winter is hitting the East Coast with a surge in winter temps.  Vacations to warmer places, or life in Florida or California may sound fine.  Imagine laying out by the pool in this crochet bikini dress. That’s right, I said crocheted.   Crochet isn’t just for scarves, toys or blanket anymore, but for stylish beachwear. These deisgns are crafted with love by Crochet Bae USA in San Diego, California.

Crochet Beach Wear Cover Purple and White from CrochetBaeUSA, Etsy.

Crochet Purple Dress from CrochetBaeUSA

Most dresses will “stretch” to accommodate but different sizes are available.  What lovely gifts for the special gal on your list.  What I seem to like the most, is the fact they are making crochet hip and trendy again.

great knit bikini dress Crochet Bae on Etsy

Grey and White Crocheted Swimwear Dress 

 Find this and more at CrochetBaeUSA.

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Holiday Gift Ideas Fashion Style Finds

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Crochetions Piggy Scarf

Adorable piggy scarf, $40 Crochetions .  Buy this one on Etsy here. 

Holiday Fashion Finds : Shop with Style!

Holiday cheer is here with these cute and easy holiday fashion finds.  Buying gifts for your loved ones can be easy as point, click, pay. Online shopping for the frugal  and the fashion savvy can be fun and adventurous.

Doggone Cute

First up, we have adorable crocheted scarfs in animal designs, made by Shelley Brown, who sells on Etsy, Ravelry and direct.

In the $35- $40 range you can get your loved one these adorable cute scarves!  From dogs to dragons you never know what kind you will find!  Shelly explains, “My site Crochetions,  is where I post the items I sell. I design and make crochet items (mostly scarves and hats). I focus on creating scarves and hats that look like different animals (mostly dogs) I sell items made to order by me and also the crochet patterns so other crocheters can make my designs as well.”     Buy a design, or the items by visiting Crochetions.com.

Doxie Scarf

Adorable Doxie / Dachshund  Scarf, $35 find all dog scarves here at Crochetions.

 

Natural Men’s Gifts

Mens Ring by Joshua Bishop

Handmade Men’s Ring by Joshua Bishop $30 

Wooden Rings Stocking Stuffers

Joshua Bishop Etsy shop has great inexpensive handmade things for the special man on your list. From wooden rings , slide bracelets and pens, you’ll find a bit of everything in his shop.  Staff favorites by far, are the handmade wood rings, ranging around $30.  This way, you can score a lovely stocking stuffer for your favorite man on your shopping list without busting your budget. Above, we have Bubinga wood (African Hardwood) and below delicious Ebony!

Johsua Bishop Handmade Ebony Ring for Men

Joshua Bishop Handmade Ebony Ring for Men, $30 found here on Etsy.

Bracelets for Men

Men's Bracelets by 33Rayons on Etsy

Men’s Bracelets , Triple in Onyx $69 here at 33Rayons on Etsy 

Men’s Bracelets

Next we find this great Etsy shop who makes elegant and affordable Men’s Bracelets by owner Jacques LeClair.   You can get them in one strand, double, or triple and all are made with rocks, wood and natural components to make your guy’s wrist stand out.  Men like simplistic yet solid designs, and these are so worthy. Average pricing for a triple, about $69!   Single? About $39.   The bracelets are made with Sterling Silver 925 Made in Italy components, and come gift boxed.

 

Bayong Wood Men's Bracelet on Etsy

Single Bayong Bracelet, sterling and wood $39 at 33Rayons.

One of our favorites is the Bayong Wood, it would go great with anything.   Bayong is a durable hardwood with similar properties to mahogany. From the ‘Afzelia rhomboidea’ tree a species of legume in the Fabaceae family, found in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.Find out more at 33Rayons .

Back to the Women…….

Tiki Apron : Making Baking Interesting $54 at Dotties Diner

Kitchen Witch Doesn’t Have to Be Out of Style

Aprons for the Mrs. would be an interesting gift idea, get her to look cuter while baking or make her do Cheesecake Photos in private, your choice!  Adorable retro aprons at Dotties Diner on Etsy bring back the vintage look with modern style. Our favorite above is a Tiki inspired apron.

Tiki Fountain, $169.99 on sale here. 

Tiki Culture is booming in America, just ask the folks over at  Tiki.Online who have a huge Tiki inspired shopping website.  From Tiki Bars to Tiki Torches, you never know what you may find.   Don’t anger the Tiki Gods!  According to Wikipedia, the whole Polynesian Culture of Tiki began in 1934 with the opening of a restaurant. The rest, from mugs to torches spread like wildfire.

 

Polynesian Tiki Dress on Etsy

50’s Tiki Dress found on Etsy, $120 here at VintageDomestic

Adorn her with Jewels…….

Reproduction Lucite Brooch

MrsPollysLucite on Etsy makes cool brooches to look like vintage Bakelite! This fish $20.79 here. 

Druzy Rings from Etsy $12.50

Handmade Druzy Rings on Etsy, $12.50 Find them here at Anthology 27

A Savenko Handwriting Jewelry

Anastasia Savenko 14k Gold Earrings   – Handwriting Jewelry $580

Jewelry Trees and Branches

Jewelry Branch on Etsy

Jewelry Branch on Etsy is $30 from Heart Not Included

For the man or women on your list, they have one thing in common: ways to organize jewelry and their watches. We found this great shop, HeartNotIncluded on Etsy.  Owner Rosalind Bullard from California created her own jewelry tree and the rest was history.

HeartNotIncluded  Red Jewelry Tree Organizer  $90 Great Gift Idea!

She now creates lovely boutique style jewelry trees using real trees that were living at one point in time. Some have butterflies and are painted. (see Red Jewelry Tree Organizer above…)  They are set in wood boxes with rocks and make stunning artful and functional displays to organize your jewelry . Trees range from extra small to large with average pricing around $55-$90.  You can view more designs here in their sales booklet.  The options are endless for picking out just the right tree for you or your loved one’s home.

Places to Watch: 

OmniiShop is an up and coming marketplace. 

We’ve been watching this website pop up!  Omnii Shop (“Omnii”) is a community-based marketplace, welcoming all craftsman and artists, with emphasis on providing a secure platform for selling and buying both physical and metaphysical items. Their listing fees are only 15 cents (lower than Etsy) and they charge a flat 6 percent checkout fee (which includes all your fees.)  Listing items there is easy sign up and registration. Users have to connect to new or existing Stripe for payment processing.  We can’t wait to see what happens to this website! Will it be the next Etsy?   Read more about this service at OmniiShop.com

Note: Some of the links in this post may be paid or sponsor links, yet the selections and suggestions are all our own.


Scarf up Vintage Scarves

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Mens Tuxedo Scarf on Etsy

$6 gets you this men’s tuxedo scarf, a great accent for the modern man or diva!  Circa 1960.

What would the fashion police say? Perhaps, to Scarf up on Vintage Scarves!  This collection circa 1960’s to 1970’s we just adore.  Scarves make a great statement wrapped around your neck, hair, arm, or attached as a focal point into a pocket!

Paoli Scarf

Paoli Scarf on Sale $6 circa 1970.

We found these all on Etsy at shop 2goodponiesvintage . This shop is based out of Johnson City, Tennessee and run by Karyn and Jay . It features all kinds of eclectic items from books to vintage kitchen items and today we just adore all the old scarves!  Most of these are on sale for only $6 at the time of this post, and could be used as adorable accents to your fashion wardrobe!

Oleg Cassini Scarf

Oleg Cassini Scarf, this one $12 Rainbow 🙂 

Get them all before their gone at 2goodponiesvintage


Red White and Blue Vintage Finds Decor

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Red White Blue Glass

Red, White and Blue Glass from BetsyVintageHome, $5

Red White blue Print by Whisker Prints

Whisker Prints of Etsy makes Prints on Old Books, what a great statement $8.99 here

Red, White and Blue 

For the 4th we’ve highlighted some of the best Red, White and Blue items we could find in vintage fashion and style!  Bing, bang, boom, celebrate the holidays having fun with the family but when you get home snatch up some of these great items to redo your decor!

Red Chairs 3HeartsStyleStudio

Repurposed Hand Painted Burlap Chairs 3HeartsStyleStudio  $375 Made in Colorado

Nothing like adding a little vintage to your life. Not only is vintage decorating a great way to repurpose the old but you are doing your part in recycling and being more eco friendly.

Betsy Vintage Home has this great tumbler for $5

Red

Red is vibrant and bold, be a little gutsy and set off your room with a boom!  We love these hand painted chairs and red furniture adornments. Add some style with simplistic adornments or pottery that says a lot!  BetsyVintageHome out of Los Angeles California has a lot of vintage pottery and cool finds.

Trixie Belden Book BetsyVintageHome

Trixie Belden Book, 1960’s makes for cute focal display. Find it here at Betsy Vintage Home.

Rooster Napkin Set BetsyVintageHome

Rooster Napkin Set BetsyVintageHome on Etsy $45

White

White is simplistic and artful.  Find old milk glass and use it for picnics, or set an artful sculpture around your home.  Elegant design stands alone in these artful discoveries.

Porcelain Glove Molds on Etsy

RetroChalet has glove molds $32

Shabby Curio at HuckleberryVntg

White Shabby Jewelry Box Curio at HuckleberryVntg on Etsy , $145

 

Deviled Egg Platter on Etsy

Betsy Vintage Home Milk Glass Deviled Egg Tray Great for Picnics $10

Bacon Square Farm on Etsy

Bacon Square Farm old box w real iron forged handles $95 here

Blue

Blue skies and oceans of vacation. After the fireworks use these finds to create a calm statement in your home.

Vintage 50s Dress on Etsy

Dance around in this $89 vintage aqua blue 50’s dress from DethRoseVintage

Whisker Prints

Whisker Prints on Etsy has this whimsical print for $8.99

Books make for interesting decor, not just stacking them but displaying them. Whisker Prints on Etsy makes it real by using old book pages, upcycling them into frameable art prints. The prints are all one of a kind, handmade and so cool since you never get teh same page twice!

Blue Books on Etsy

Blue Books on Etsy $57 at The Whole Book 

Shawnee Pottery Vase  on Etsy

Shawnee Pottery Vase on Etsy $16 here at Betsy Vintage Home on Etsy 

upcycled furniture on Etsy

Reloved by Danielle on Etsy, upcycled repurposed cabinet now in blue $275

Cobalt Milk Bottle on Etsy

Cobalt Milk Bottle here on Etsy $15 at BetsyVintageHome


Grilling For Dummies

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Grilling For Dummies

We always thought grilling takes some form of fashion, from red hot heels to bright red grill, now you can be in style with your fashionista chic little cow cutting board. This board is inspired by news of a recent “Grilling Museum and Factory Tour” being given to barbecue gurus by Big Fat Daddy’s Pitmaster Wayne Schafer. Now you can send your loved one to a tour of the Pitmaster’s Playground, and obtain a small mini educational tour on the history of meats, meat packing, dry rubs and more. Not bad for something to do, huh.  When of course, you’re not shopping.

You can read more on the tours on Etsy shop, Big Fat Daddy’s, or click here:

Grilling Museum