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Etsy Wishlist

To give you a tiny Chicago break, today I want to share with you my current Etsy wishlist. Right now I am feeling lots of color and sparkle, shocking I know. Nothing major, but items with character to complement what I already have. One of the things I love about trolling Etsy is that you always find unique items. My “favorites” list is ridiculously long. Don’t even get me started on my favorite shops list.

Pretty, right? That cartilage bling is calling my name especially loudly. The silver hoop I’ve been wearing for years (don’t worry I replace it regularly) has gotten caught on things a few times lately and I am starting to feel that something a bit more close fitting might be a little safer.


Getting My Crazy Cat Lady On

I am a crazy cat lady married to a crazy cat guy, and together, we are a crazy cat couple. We talk to our fur babies like they’re tiny bitchy fluffy humans. We tell them about our day, where we’re going, why they can’t do the thing, and how sorry we are that we cannot allow them to do the thing. Suffice to say, we are more than likely crazy reality TV gold. A symptom of this condition is that we are not only ridiculous about our cats, but about cats and cat stuff in general. I have two, that’s right, two tea towels with the phrase “Cat Hair – a condiment and an accessory.” Although in all fairness, I only purchased one of the two. I also have a tank top that barely covers my boobs, but proclaims me to be the world’s greatest cat mom, and I wear it proudly as I eat from my cat print bowl and sip tea from my “cat mom” mug. In spite of all of that, I still want to buy more cat themed products; nay, I need to buy more cat themed products. However else will the world know how devoted I am to my fluffy horde?

1. Astro Print Cat, 2. Cat Pose Tank,  3. Check Out My Whiskers Magnet, 4. Let It Snow Card, 5. Cat Print Dish, 6. Chair Rip Card, 7. Cat Butt Mitt, 8. Black Cat Tote, 9. Cat Christmas Tree.

I’ve already daydreamed about picking up my keys from my cat bowl, throwing my cat tote over my arm, and heading to the farmers market in my cat tank to buy fresh produce to bake things I can take out of my oven with my cat oven mitt.  I know, I dream big, right?

 

 


Spreading You Wings: Shovava

One of the things that I think is important to know about me is that while I may be pushing 30, I am still very much in touch with my inner child. She is loud, opinionated, and, boy, does she like pretty things. Right now she is doing her best to convince me that it is absolutely imperative that we own one of the beautiful scarves from the Etsy shop Shovava. It’s becoming a problem because I know she isn’t going to be happy with just one.

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Flowers, feathers, birds, so intricate and ethereal. I follow their Instagram, and I love, love, LOVE seeing their photo stories. If I don’t have one by December, it’ll probably be somewhere at the tippy top of my Christmas list.

 

All images are from the Shovava Instagram page.


More Than Porcelain

I was absentmindedly  perusing Pinterest this weekend and one of the images I  came across linked back a fascinating Etsy shop, More Than Porcelain. Artist Monica redesigns vintage pieces as well as enhancing more modern items to create pieces that are  a little cheeky with a splash of whimsy, and as you all well know, I loves me some whimsy.

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I wish I could buy everything embellished with Alice in Wonderland illustrations, but I am also very much in love with the “Poison” teacup. So cute, so very cute.

 

All images from here.


Fashionable & Literary

I know a lot of people hate Mondays, but I think Thursday is the worst day of the week. Monday and Tuesday are sort of just there, Wednesday is the half way mark that gives you a little boost knowing that the week is more than half over and then there is Thursday. The cold bucket of water day that smacks you back into reality and reminds you that the weekend really isn’t as close as it seems. They might as well call it “Not-Friday”. My solution, look at pretty things online, and mark additional items for my various wish lists. I don’t know why, but it works. My current Esty crush is sweet little shop called PS Besitos. They make charming little purses out of hardback book covers, even better, they have purses made out of the covers of several of my favorite books.

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I may love the Peter Rabbit most of all, but Pride & Prejudice is a very close second.

All photos from PS Besitos.