Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I just had a dream wherein my friend Katie and I were in a vintage shop in an old house at the top of a huge hill, at night. It was full of treasures that were tucked into dozens of dresser drawers and laid out in old jewelry boxes. I told her that we should look for "something steampunkish" and buy it. Although I was aware it was a dream (I am a lucid dreamer), I still thought that I could somehow take something back with me when I woke up if I really put my mind to it. This has happened to me countless times. My reasoning: No, it's never worked before, but MAYBE THIS TIME IT WILL. Well, guess what? It didn't. Sirius Black is not impressed (yeah, he was there too).
Now I've got steampunk and vintage on my mind, though, so I went through Etsy trying to reconstruct the store that was in the dream.
Jewelry box from Thequeenofre; 1930s enamel brooch from Erie Basin Vintage; Leather frames from littlebyrdvintage; Rings from Erie Basin Vintage; Mourning ring from Erie Basin Antiques; Tintype from Obscurio; Romulus and Remus necklace from Erie Basin Antiques; Corbels from Haven Vintage; Victorian signet ring from Erie Basin Vintage; Vintage boots from Omniawears; Alexander of Macedon ring by artisanimpact.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Remember how easy and straightforward applying to college was? No? Well, you will when you apply to grad school. What a nightmare. I've spent a huge chunk of yesterday and today beginning my applications. When I'm not doing that, I make quick, clandestine trips to websites like Brook Farm General Store. I love their simple, useful thing-a-ma-bobs ... including socks that look like the sock monkey that my family owned for 20+ years before I accidentally left it behind in a hotel in Maine.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Do you think it's a good idea to name your store Mxyplyzyk? It looks cool, I guess (it also looks like my cat stepped on my computer), but I feel like it would be hard to gain popularity by word of mouth. People would be all, "There's this great store! It's called ... well, I can't pronounce it or even remember how to spell it! But it's great! You should check it out!" and their friends would be like, "Uh-huh."
Still, it's a pretty cool store. And yes, that is a Make-Your-Own-Joseph-Cornell-Box.