Saturday, August 14, 2010

Vacation fast approaching!

Hello hello...another week is fast approaching...which means there are only 5 days left until vacation! Me & the Mister will be heading 7 hours north to the lake house for 5 days of alone-style bliss! We haven't taken a vacation since we flew the plane down to Key West last summer. Well, enough rambling...


These are a few of my favorite items that I have been dreaming about for my trip to the lake!

Cottage Carries has some amazing clutches and bags...and I personally own one of her fabulous coin purses! Here is mine...but there are plenty to choose from in the shop!

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You will find wonderful handmade accessories from Judy @ The Toastory!

The Floral Bracelet Belt is a fantastic edition to any outfit...casual enough for a day trip to the local winery, but dressy enough for dinner out.

You can find this listing here:

More great items:

What are the inspirations for your designs? My inspiration came from everywhere of my life, such as visual objects, garment components. I love deconstructed pieces, and apply to accessories, then try to make them wearable.

With all my creations, I started with hand-stitching when I was little. I remember the first bag I made is a small little jeans handbag with a little patchwork. Soon thereafter, I have learned the most practical skills I ever felt, which was sewing.

How did you stumble upon Etsy? Before I started toastory from etsy, I was thinking about flea market, or some market fair. However, I pick etsy at last because I think it is efficient for my business, and easily to meet my target audience.




I love a good coffee shop...and bakery. There is an amazing coffee shop, with some of the best bread & baked goods I have ever tasted up near our lake house. These goodies from greinerj23 remind me of some of the warm goodness from the lake.

Lemon Polka Dot Cakes can be found here:

Find more fresh baked goodies here:


One of the best things about the is super laid back! These pants are great for bummin' around town, or conquering the Sleeping Bear Dunes...and the best thing is...Conscious Clothing is from Michigan (where our lake house is)!

Listing for Hemp Linen Drawstring Pants:

More great items from Conscious Clothing:


So...I must admit that Conscious Clothing is one of my favorite clothing shops on Etsy... :)

Here is another great item from their shop! This great Hello Summer dress, is perfect for tooling around town, or even as a beach coverup.

Hello Summer Dress Listing:


So there you have it! These have been some of my "wish I didn't have to live withouts" for my vacation at the beach! Thanks for all the wonderful selections on Etsy!


Nutshell Farms
Hidden Gate Designs

1 comment:

  1. Loving that clutch!! It is so me! Love the look of that belt too.