Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Update on Houndstooth Decanter & Shot Glass Set!

So, after a little googling I discovered a sixth shot glass that belongs in the set... black & white!?! See image below:
                                                                  Photo by: Sunny Day Vintage

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintage Houndstooth Decanter and Shot Glass Set

I have had these two tiny, yet adorable vintage houndstooth shot glasses for some time now... they are marked "France" on the bottom and the fun blue and orange just caught my eye... so imagine my surprise when out of the corner of my eye....... the matching decanter!?!?  Once I arrived home and did a quick internet search, I discovered that these retro bar sets are out there and collectible.  So red, yellow and green houndstooth shot glasses... watch out... I am coming for you....

                                                                          Photo by: vintagezen

And now for my set.... 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Playing Catch Up...

I am adding some posts that are not necessarily "new"... but seeing as how my blog is all new along with my website... soooo... there is a bit of catching up to do...

January 2011: Barrett Jackson, Scottsdale, AZ - Interview with

I will keep the updates comings and eventually get all caught up here.... one last video seeing as how this post already has a "Little Louise" theme going... this video is courtesy of Hunter Freeman and was shot during the photo shoot here:

And the link to the video (which isn't on youtube otherwise I would just upload it for you...):

Monday, June 20, 2011

Vintage Costume Jewelry Challenge... My past 5 days SPARKLED!

I didn't anticipate challenging myself to don the vintage jewels I am sooo drawn to when I sat down to write the entry I made last Monday... but that is how it turned out.  I have to confess that I really didn't anticipate the entire "experience" to be as much fun as it turned out to be... but it was!?!  Here are the hi-lites from my week in rhinestones, faux pearls and all the glitz and glam that is typically reserved for far more interesting events and fancy places.... but I wore it everywhere... the gas station, car wash, grocery store and more.... I have to say that I smiled almost non-stop and had one of the best weeks I have had in a long time... while I won't be adorning my wrists, ears, neck and the like with my costume jewelry every day... I am definitely inspired to start wearing it more often than I have... here are the days in consecutive order:

Day 1: Monday (posted earlier):

Day 2: Tuesday:
Yes, day 2 was a bit on the "boring" side... especially seeing as how I wore those same bracelets the day before... but I did rock the red-eye fish brooch....

Day 3: Wednesday:

Day 4: Thursday:

Day 5: Friday:

Okay... so I guess I didn't get around to setting up the tripod and getting a (COMPLETELY staged) pic of myself running the pink Dyson with the tiara... but I will!!!

NOTE: After reviewing this post prior to publishing I realized that this whole "challenge" is crap and that I didn't really wear any "COSTUME" jewels all week long?!? I just wore a bunch of my vintage pieces that I wear sometimes anyway!?!? Sooo... with that being said and noted, I am vowing for a re-do.... and, because it already Monday... starting next Monday.... all RHINESTONES ALL week! Regardless of where I go and what I do (the bank, San Francisco, Marmot meeting.... who knows?!?... but I am going in RHINESTONES) (& I will attempt to do a better job at documenting).... until then...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Etsy item featured on School of Vintage!

Summer has FINALLY arrived and with summer comes swimsuits! Why not relax by your pool in something ultra fantastic... like a super fab vintage swimsuit? I am happy to report that I am not the only one that thinks this way... the retro-themed blog, "School of Vintage" thinks so as well... check out the article posted by Erin and Jeannine here:

and keep your eyes peeled for more vintage swimsuits coming to my Etsy store soon.... (I have some REAL gems to list...) in the meantime check out my store for items like the one featured in this article and happy summer!

Etsy shop link:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Finding Inspiration.... EVERYWHERE...

Today I am installing a new window display at Arboretum in Healdsburg, CA.  Arboretum is, hands down, my most favorite store in town! The clothes, besides being ethically made with the finest of organic  materials, their stuff just rocks.  Andi & Kate do such an amazing job of keeping the cutest, most fabulous frocks in store season after season.  So last week when Andi asked me if I was interested in putting something together for them............ I started thinking.... all I could come up with was......

 - summer
 - color
 - clothes
 - simplistic(ish) (as "simplistic" as anything I do can be)

.....and so I pondered and with no real quick frontrunners in the form of an idyllic summer window, I went out scavenging...searching....seeking inspiration..... and low and behold.... it found me!?!  Soooo... without giving too much away just yet... this was the treasure and the inspiration behind the new Arboretum window:

And as for my vintage costume jewelry "challenge".... Day 1, I kept it simple... I really am going to have to step-up my game though as the week progresses............

I know, I know... not really "doing it up" with my two Bakelite bracelets.... but I have 4 more days to get it to gaudy! Have a great day today-xo

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Love Affair...

 Anyone who knows me, has ever known me or will know me... knows I have a few "loves."  In fact, no parentheses are even necessary.... lets just call it what it is L-O-V-E, tried and true, full-on, no ifs, ands or buts... I ADORE vintage costume jewelry.  Rhinestones, Bakelite, Monet, Trifari, BSK, baguettes, Cathe, crystals, the funky, unusual, unpredictable and just plain GAUDY... But how does this apply to Seahoney (other than just being beautiful objects that personally find to be ultra-irresistable???---well, they don't)... but they do provide inspiration and I don't know about you... but you try running the vacuum while dripping in roughly 3 or 4 pounds of flashy faux-diamonds and see if your day doesn't vastly improve (or at the very least get a significantly more interesting!).... so today I say... its Monday, do something silly this week, something fun.... something unexpected... I challenge you all.  And in the name of amazing vintage fashion I will do the same.... so stay tuned because I will document and post some pics that prove I bucked up to my own challenge.... I plan on going "all the way," so stay tuned...