Friday, April 8, 2011

A Vintage Inspired Spring

Wow!  Spring has sprung!

So.....we are springing into action here at Whimsea Designs!
Here are a few new vintage items that I have found in my travels recently that I want to share with you as I am jumping into my spring & summer line.

These are some beautiful, vintage belt buckles and a vintage makeup compact.  Oh!  I am so excited to see what I can design around these beautiful pieces!!

And what about this one-of-a-kind piece?
Can you guess what this fun item is? {psst....I'll tell you at the end of this post}

Oh, and what are spring OR summer without NEW colors?  
Here is a selection of bright-make-a-statement gemstones.  Gorgeous, right?  I am going to be working on these in the next few weeks, so let me know your favorites!

And just a bit of COOL news!!
Yesterday on Etsy, Whimsea was featured in yet another Treasury....oh my heart!....

{Click on the pic to see other cool finds in this treasury}

Meanwhile I am working on some new 2 1/2 - 3 inch drop earrings that you are JUST going to love AND I spent some time vintage shopping on Thursday, so I will update you on my fun finds next week! Yay!

Oh, and yes!  I bet you are wondering what my little secret find above was?  Did you figure it out?
It's a lipstick holder/compact!

Fun, right?  I love it so much that I just HAD to keep this one for myself!

Don't forget to leave me your comments about your favorite gemstones!
And won't you pop over to my Etsy page or Facebook for all up-to-date finished pieces?

Enjoy your weekend wanderings!

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