Friday, April 6, 2012

Upcoming Spring & Summer Markets

I am thrilled to have been accepted to several upcoming vintage and craft markets this spring and summer!

First up is the Vintage Flea and Finds Pop-Up Market in Madison, WI, run by the fabulous Glitter Workshop!

Next is the Urban Folk Circuit's Craft Market in Chicago, IL on May 19th! I'll have my handcrafted jewelry and accessories there.

I'll also be at The Vintage Bazaar market on Sunday, June 10th from 12-5pm at the Aragon Ballroom on Lawrence Avenue in Chicago, IL!

Sunshine Yellow

Did you know that one of the current kitchen trends is bright yellow accents?  I've recently (and quite coincidentally) acquired quite a few yellow vintage items, including a two-level metal breadbox Now pics yet), and was very surprised when I discovered that I was right on top of a current trend!

Vintage Tin 

Lustro Ware coffee and tea canisters

Mid-century swirly pattern glasses

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Jewelry Shop News

I've added hair accessories to the Liesl Designs shop, made from repurposed vintage earrings.

Siri earrings

Marla earrings in amethyst

Gemma earrings in peach coral

Riley earrings

Friday, March 9, 2012

Upheaval, Making Changes, and Collies

So, it has been a loooooonnnngggg time since I've posted on this blog, due to a large amount of upheaval in my life. In the past year and a half, I've changed jobs twice, replaced my car, mourned the loss of a loved one, and am currently unemployed(aside from my Etsy shops). Whew! (Or Ugh. Whichever you prefer.)

I'm currently taking a medical billing course to expand my job search options, and working on my jewelry and vintage shops. (Unfortunately, the shops are not currently busy enough to be my sole support...working on it though!) I've also applied for, and will hopefully be vending at, several fairs and markets this year.

Not everything is gloomy, though. In the past year and a half, I have also adopted a darling, lovely, smooth Collie named Mia. Who is not supposed to be on the couch. :)

So, I'm hoping to get back into the swing of posting on this blog at least once a week, which I think is an attainable goal for me. :)