Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Austrian Etsy - The Vintage Raisin

The Vintage Raisin takes you on a journey back in time with vintage treasure finds that are both useful and eye-catching, sure to delight fans of elegant Art Deco and cool retro pieces alike with their nostalgic charm of yesteryear.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Lucky Dip - The ElleBee Tree

Where to go? The ElleBee Tree

What to buy? BOXY POUCH Grab Bag

What does it cost? $5 plus shipping

What's it all about?
With this listing you will receive one boxy pouch of my choosing. It may come in any color, pattern or weight, ranging from medium to heavy.
I will not let you know before hand which bag you are receiving - it is all part of the fun!
You may receive any item listed currently in my shop or maybe an item that is not even listed yet!
All bags are serged throughout for a professional and durable finish. The bag will be made with a new, high quality ykk zipper. Dimensions (approx.): 7” Long, 3” Tall, 3” Wide

With a prevalence of lime green I couldn't help but humming the Harry Lime Theme while unwrapping my purchase. Soundtrack aside, I was instantly pleased with the appealingly versatile fabric designs and the general color theme of blues and greens suits my taste as well. Once I puffed one of the pouches into shape it revealed a perfect size for toiletries too. Then I discovered that they have no lining. Picture me puzzled. While the bags seem sturdy enough this was rather unexpected. Of course, maybe I'm just too much of a s(ew)nob to even mention this.
Verdict? A fun boxy fabric surprise at a great discount!
Side Note: The option to additionally purchase a lining has now been added to the listing's text, probably courtesy to my respective review.

Personal Favorite? Blue and Purple Floral Pouch

Are you as fond of cute little bags as I am? Would you declare such a boxy pouch a keeper and fill it up with make-up and stuff or generously give one as a gift to someone dear instead?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Austrian Etsy - obowodo

obowodo specializes in fine art prints made from original paintings spanning from the figurative to the abstract, bringing a touch of rustic charm into your home and accentuating your office walls with unworldly impressions that invite your eyes to linger.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Adventures in Postcrossing #4

The goal of Postcrossing is to connect the world via real mail, by allowing you to exchange postcards with other random members around the world.

Before I say anything else, be warned - this is a picture-heavy post! All right, three photos, but typically one will do. Courtesy to my December vacation and the fact that a decent amount of cards (at least considering that I just recently jumped on the card-writing-wagon again, with only a maximum of ten postcards travelling at a time) found their way into my mailbox during the past two months, I simply couldn't cram them all in one photo as I neither have enough space (aka small and charmingly cluttered apartment) to do so, nor would anyone be able to appreciate the individual cards if they were all so tiny in the picture. 

That being said, let's feast our eyes on the massive Postcrossing haul. As you can see, the designs are wonderfully varied and apparently the note that I like tea-time didn't go unnoticed, so those are probably my secret favorites this time. Now where did they all come from? Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Slovenia, Taiwan, Ukraine, the UK and the USA. No super exotic places as far as Postcrossing stats of all countries suggest, yet I'm hopeful to one day hold a card in my hands with a 3- or 4-digit ID* written on it - that'd be majorly cool!

*Germany is already in the 7-digit zone with almost 3,5 million cards sent and Austria, in comparison, has 6-digit IDs slowly working its way up to 200.000 (so in a way, getting a card from me is maybe not quite exotic, but definitely special)

Are you a snail-mail enthusiast yourself or maybe even part of the Postcrossing community? Let me know!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Austrian Etsy - b creative

b creative is all about the love of designing and creating one-of-a-kind pieces, often made from vintage and recycled materials, which are skillfully transformed into both beautiful and convenient bags for everyone from shopaholics to crafters.

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