Monday, August 13, 2012

Vintage look, French canvas bags have arrived; FINALLY!


Today we finally received the vintage-look canvas purses and messenger bags that we've been waiting so patiently for.
Aujourd'hui, que nous avons enfin reçu les sacs à main toile Vintage et les sacs de messager, que nous avons attendu patiemment à arriver.
(that last bit is French, I didn't translate so forgive me if it's la wrongo)
These beautifully crafted purses have that vintage feel that go as well with lace and linen as they do with jeans and sneakers. They each have their own unique character, nubs, discoloration and old stitches from their original purpose and are lined with a very pretty striped cotton. The large purse measues about 18" by 16" without strap. The smaller version is about 17" by 12", again not counting the strap.
The messenger bags measure about  12" by 13" for the small version and "14" by 13" for the large.



Friday, July 20, 2012

Sunflowers

I know we still have several weeks of hot, dry summer ahead of us. It's supposed to be 107 here in Fort Worth tomorrow. But before we know it, it will be fall again. It shouldn't get over 100 then! Just kidding. I hope. There are sunflowers growing like crazy on the south side of my house. I have never watered them but they are glorious in spite of their neglect; or maybe because of it?


The butterflies and bees and certain tiny birds are having the times of their lives. Granted the butterflies and bees don't have a lengthy lifespan but they really don't seem depressed about it and they don't have anything better to do than to hang around my sunflowers.I love to make cuttings of them (the flowers not the critters) and place them around my house and in the shop but I always leave plenty for the birds and bugs and so they will re-seed. No worries about that usually, because they can be very invasive.
 The top flower is the bracelet and the bottom one is a brooch. It would be perfect on clothing, a straw purse or great floppy hat.

 We carry many beautiful flower pins in our shop created by a local artisan and friend. Her handwork is amazing. She brought these wonderful silk sunflowers just this morning. I will take orders for them by phone or email if you'd like one. The smaller is a bracelet and the larger flower pin are $42 each.