Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Stunning Vintage 1940s Jewelry from DeRosa and Reja

This sterling fan brooch pin from Ralph DeRosa is likely from the 1940s, but seems to have an Art Deco 1920s look to it as well. I love the vivid blue stones!

Here's a lovely yellow lotus flower necklace by DeRosa - perfect for Spring!

This DeRosa brooch is described as "kite-shaped." It features faux emeralds and a cabochon. Love the color!

This lovely topaz flower brooch by Reja also caught my eye. I'm not sure I'm ready to become a brooch-wearing middle aged lady yet. Perhaps I'll wait 10 or 15 years and then start!

I am so enchanted with this ballerina pin and set of matching earrings. They're by the Reja company, sometime in the 1940s or 1950s.

Hope you enjoyed a look at these fabulous vintage jewelry pieces I found on eBay!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Cheerful and Charming Butterfly Baby Shoes for Spring

These butterfly shoes are "first walkers" made by Momo Baby. They're for toddlers. Love the two-tone butterflies!

Here's another pair of two-tone butterfly shoes from Momo Baby - this time in pink.

Robeez made this pair of pre-walker shoes with a trio of butterflies.

These leather pink pre-walkers are also by Momo Baby. They sure like butterflies!

These soft sole butterfly pre-walker shoes are by Sayoyo.

These butterfly slippers for toddlers sort of hurt my eyes, but I like how different they are.

These darling butterfly baby booties are by Maison Chic.

These crocheted booties have a cute butterfly on the toes.

These butterfly booties are so colorful! They look summery too, not just for Spring.

Here are some cute Mary Janes with three-tone butterflies on them.

These darling leather butterfly baby shoes are by Amur Leopard.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lovely Jane Austen Figurine

I'd love to put this beautiful Jane Austen figurine on my writing desk or mantel for inspiration. This china figurine was made by Rockingham in England.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Disney's Adorable Its a Small World Meal Set Lunch Boxes for Kids

I wanted to show you these darling meal sets based on Disney's "It's a Small World" ride and characters. Each meal set is comprised of a bowl, plate and cup. They're dishwasher safe, but perhaps not microwave safe.

The line also includes an American Boy set, placemats and pencil tubes.

Disney "London Boy" Meal Set

Disney "Swedish Girl" Meal Set

Disney "China Girl" Meal Set

Disney "Mexican Girl" Meal Set

Disney "Irish Boy" Meal Set

Disney "French Boy" Meal Set

Disney "Indian Girl" Meal Set


Search eBay for more Small World meal sets for kids!

Lovely Retro Bread Bins

Living alone like I do, it's hard to eat up a whole loaf of bread in a week or so, before the bread becomes stale. I've been wondering if I should commit some counter space to a bread bin to help keep my bread fresh.

These retro styled bins are so cute, they're definitely tempting me!

I'm not interested in the boring ivory one, but I'm going to have a hard time choosing between the red and the blue, as my kitchen has pots and pans and kettles in both colors!

Retro Bread Bin in Turquoise Blue

Retro Bread Bin in Ivory

Retro Bread Bin in Red

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Darling House-Shaped Birdhouses for Winter

This Cape Cod birdhouse is so cute! I wish my real life house looked like this! It also reminds me of a little dollhouse I had when I was a young girl, though I suppose mine was more Colonial style.

The thatched roof on this birdhouse makes it look like a little storybook cottage.

This birdhouse is made to look like a farmhouse on the prairie.

This birdhouse is lightly painted yellow and depicts a little Victorian cottage. It's also available on eBay.

This vintage 1970s rattan birdhouse wouldn't withstand the elements in winter, but it might look nice hanging from your deck in the summer.

Here's a quaint little blue birdhouse.

Here's a birdhouse that depicts a different kind of house altogether: a little yellow schoolhouse!

I love the look of this freestanding Victorian birdhouse, but I'm afraid my rambunctious dogs would knock it over.

This birdhouse looks like a cross between the White House and the Capitol building.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Delightful Book-Shaped Bento Boxes

I love this concept! Here's a bento box shaped like a book!

The book opens up to reveal two separated compartments for your lunch.

Wouldn't this make a great gift for your librarian or bookstore employee friend?

The box comes in several different designs. My favorites are the Peony Red and Peony Black.

These book shaped bento boxes are microwavable, too!