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Shop Indie - Plush Pillow Accents

After venturing out and buying my very first sewing machine, it looks as if those accent pillows I wanted to make are a little farther into the future than I had visioned. I haven't given up on sewing, I think now my problem is finding the time to practice. Either way I have gained a huge amount of respect for all of those sewing divas out there. In between practicing and summer maybe I'll eventually get some plush pillow accents ready for fall or holidays. If you are like me and have high hopes for sewing, but just haven't found the time, I've found some great indie made vintage style pillows that will do more than just accent.

Vintage pillows are so neat. Whether their made from some leftover scraps from a sewing project a loved one made or from an old vintage table cloth it seams each one tells a story. I found some fantastic examples. Check out our first feature from dottieangel's Etsy shop.  These Nora Retro cushions are make using a vintage "retro" style table cloth, then accented accented with lace. These would look beautiful on a front porch swing.


Next I landed on strawberryhil on Etsy. This adorable shop is filled with vintage plushies. Including this fantastic Flying in Ivy pillow. This pillow made from a vintage tea towel is darling with it's cute red rick-rack trim. I just love it!  Pillowstraberryhilivy

I also love this pillow Catch of the Day made of a vintage fish market place mat also by strawberryhil.Pillowstrawberryhil_2

Lastly on our plush accent hunt is shop ninispins and this completely hand sewn Blue and Grey Sky Patchwork Pillow. This soft fluffy pillow is stuffed to perfection and the color combo is a perfect blend vintage fabric blues.

Indulge in indie plush accents and support the hand made community with one of these fantastic finds for your home.

Vintage Body Spa, LLC

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Shop Indie Weekend Special - A Vintage Summer Treasury on Etsy

I just had to share this beautiful compilation of fantastic vintage finds all from Etsy. If you haven't had a chance to shop through a treasury, it's a lot of fun and interesting to see how others pull things together. I chose the title A Vintage Summer because of my love of all things vintage and because there are so many beautiful diverse items on Etsy for that title. You better hurry because these fab finds won't last long!


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Shop Indie - Sun Dresses with Vintage Style

Nothing says summer like putting on a pair of your favorite pumps or flops and throwing on a super cute summer dress. Summer Dresses are easy to spice up or tone down and available in a plethora of styles & colors. Our favorite of course is vintage style handmade dresses with vintage fabrics. Check out what we found.

From Etsy.com we found two fantastic shops. The first is LaMadeleine, she offers custom made to order dresses like this vintage Swing Halter Dress ($45.00) You send your measurements, color choices and any other detail and you have your very own swanky custom dress delivered right to your doorstep. If you don't like this design she offers others to choose from. 






Next we found SWANclothing from Etsy.com as well, she creates many dresses of this style that are one of a kind, using vintage thrifted fabrics & new elastic components. This Empire Striped Roses ($110.00) dress is our favorite in her shop with it's ultra feminine feel.





Last but not least is a new favorite vintage find, Adore Vintage. This shop is full of fantastic womens & men's apparel, accessories and vintage treasures! You have to  hurry though most of these fab vintage finds are one of a kind or very limited quantities.
First up is this super adorable 1980's Bubble Gum Sun Dress!($48.00).






Or why not dress up your summer style a little with this 1970's Rosy Gypsy Dress from Adore VintageThis would look great with black flats or pumps and at ($58.00).




Indulge in something pretty this summer with these indie designed and vintage classic styles!


Vintage Body Spa

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Shop Indie - Spring Bag Thing 2007 Guide


A special thanks to Stephanie from indie babies & Sammi Bags for sponsoring the give-a-way!! To Enter  to win one SammiBag Simply Comment on THIS post. Must have a valid email address to enter. Giveaway begins 5:00pmEST May 4,2007 Ends Mother's Day May 13th 6:00pmEST. Just in time for a little something extra! (Items will be shipped after the contest date) Winner will be posted on our blog.



I don't know if you are like me, but the only accessory I've been carrying around for the last five years is sippy cups, diapers, and snackies. Now that my youngest is two it seems like I'm really starting to miss viva glam and pretty things that make me feel like a woman. Hence the handbag guide!


    Ever since Karen from Simply June sent me the beautiful Nataliya bag I decided it's time to share the love of independent designed handbags. Below is only very small portion of simply exquisite design and craftsmanship in the line of handmade handbags from around the globe!


The possibilities are endless as these fabric designed bags come in many shapes sizes and styles to suit your personality.


Beatrice  : $49.00        justinamaria                                                 


Ribbed Envelope Purse: $50.00 McIntosh


    Peppermint Twist : $52.00   mintworkshop                                               


    Summer in the City : $58.00 Spirited Style


           Spring Time Floral : $45.00



These over sized bags hold everything you need and more. Made from hand carved/hand cut leather and specialty fabrics.


   giallo tote bag : $55.00      DrikaB                                         



La TURISTA  BUENA : $175.00   Feral Empire    



    Ivana Geometric Hobo : $95.00  Sewlutions by AMO                           



Saturday Eleven-Thirty : $75.00   Kaleel Design


Choose one of these snazzy clutches or solid color bags to create the perfect accent to any outfit!


Simili Leather Cute Ruffle Clutch : $12.00   Dactylo                                                                  


Blushing Envy : $40.00     Olilo


Small Gray Check Print : $90.00  Becky OH                                          



Ava Lemon : Approx $78.00 USD.    Emma Gordon London



These classy addition dress up any casual style an make perfect evening accessory.


  Circles Clutch : $22.00      The Devils Cloth                                              




     THE ALEXIS CLUTCH : $38.00  ao3designs








Cocoa Stiletto : $45.00     Simply June   


Black with Silver : ray-min


Twiggy : $40.00  Hollyhawk


A special thanks to Stephanie Szabo for help with the Spring Bag Thing, find her work at her Etsy shop!

Another special thanks to Stephanie from indie babies & SammiBags for sponsoring the give-a-way!! To Enter to win one Sammi  Bag, Simply Comment on THIS post. Must have a valid email address to enter. Giveaway begins 5:00pmEST May 4,2007 Ends Mother's Day May 13th 6:00pmEST. Just in time for a little something extra! (Items will be shipped after the contest date) Winner will be posted on our blog.

The give-a-way is now closed.


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