Monday, 21 November 2011

I wish I was a rich girl


(Picture source: http://www.citrusavenuecollectibles.com/blog/)

It’s so easy, when I can’t sleep, to surf around on Etsy and drool over all the things I would like to buy. And it’s so easy to buy it too- the dollar is low compared to the Swedish krona and, oops, there I bought something nice again for almost nothing. Unfortunately a lot of almost nothing ends up not be so little in the end… I have, by no means, shopped more than I can afford, but I have a few things coming next year that I want to be able to spend on, so it’s time for me to tie the purse strings and only buy what I need. At the moment I have all the fabric and patterns I need for my upcoming sewing projects and the only thing I can allow myself to shop for is a black dress and a brown handbag and knitted mitts. Possibly a pair of green court shoes, but that’s stretching it a bit. What to do then, with all the lovelies I can’t buy? Well, I thought I would post them here in the hope that it will be exactly what you have been looking for. My choice is purely personal- none of the sellers has in any way endorsed me. Some of these things I would probably not buy because I find the price too high, but it may very well be in someone else’s budget. I haven’t purchased from all the sellers, so I also recommend that you check out their feedback first. So then, let’s begin with;

Dress clips Self explanatory, I guess, one or a pair of clips that you put on your clothes. You can use ear clips for the same purpose, but a dress clip has little spikes to make them sit more securely (and you wouldn’t want to put those in your ears…) With a pair you can use them to change the shape of a neckline and thus put a new spin to a dress. Be a little careful with fragile fabrics you don’t damage the fabric.


I really like Bakelite clips.


Bakelite flower


See-through carved Bakelite


Brown Bakelite clip


Green Bakelite


Celluloid clips and buckle A really bad case of want here…


Celluloid flower

And now for some bling


Blue glass stone clip


Rhinestone and cut glass


More rhinestone


Grape cluster fur clip I’m really loving these one too- I’m soooooo tempted to buy it anyway, but I shan’t.

I find this cluster shape quite often, here in green enamel.



Pearl cluster


Green glass dress clip

(All pictures borowed from the respective Etsy-shop)

9 comments:

Katrin said...

Oh no, so much beautiful jewellery. Now I want to be rich too ;)

Vivian said...

Blue glass stone clip *love* Join my club btw, hehe, I do the same thing when I cant sleep :)

Laurence said...

I see that we have the same problem... When I don't know what to do I'm surfing on Ebay or Etsy and I cannot stop myself to buy a lot more than I want at the beginning... First I'm just wanting to have a look and ending up with paypal...
I was thinking lately to create a group on Facebook to share the beautiful things we saw on Ebay and which don't fit or too expensive... I will think about it...

Meg the Grand said...

Oh, I love surfing Etsy!!! The grape cluster fur clip is stunning :)

Sarah said...

I'm in the same boat! I just combined The Seamless Pledge with my Thrifty365 Pledge, which means no new clothing (new or thrifted) for me until September 1, 2012.

Thank you very much for coming by and commenting on my blog today. I am happy to have found yours again! I came across it several months ago, but forgot to bookmark it. Keep up your great and inspirational posting!

Lina Sofia said...

I hear ya!I LOVE Bakelite clips like those! And I wish I was a rich girl too!

Olivia said...

Agh, farligt.. De där bakelitclipsen, de bruna och gröna... ojoj, vill ha... Och de där paren med strass hamnade på min lista med... får nog gå och köpa mig en lott eller nått och hoppas på storkosingen. :)

Isis said...

Katrin: I'm not surprised. :)

Vivian: I'm glad I'm not alone! :)

Laurence: Im sure there would be an interest for that!

Meg the Grand: Yes, isn't it? I want it badly!

Isis said...

Sarah: I have been thinking of doing something like that but I'm not so sure I have character enough...

I'm glad you found me again! I hope you will enjoy reading!

Lina Sofia: There is something very appealing with Bakelite...

Olivia: Visst är det!

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