Monday, February 23, 2009


Annie & I have decided to move on and start new. This will be PeacockEnvy's last post! Don't be too sad though, You can come visit me at my new etsy shop : HelloVictory and see my new blog.Thanks so much for your support over the last few months & I hope you decide to follow me to my new etsy shop and blog!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

sneak peek!

Spring is approaching (some places slower than others. Mn just got an ice storm...) & we're getting pretty antsy for green grass, no boots, and the sound of birds. But what I'm most excited for is seeing color! A gander out my window displays approximately 3 colors: white, grey, & brown. These lovely finds that will be in the shop this week brighten up my day & add a bit of color to my life. Why not show off all those great mugs you have with this nifty flower cup holder?
Weathered (check). Great color (check). Absolutely adorable (check). Hmmm I think we have it covered. Plus- What a great display item for books, plants, and misc...
We have an addiction to olives & pickles in our house. This mid century 3-piece server would be a perfect spot for those little bites at your next get together.
This glass vessel has the most beautiful design of white feathers and gold leaves. Where else would you want to put those valentine flowers your getting?

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Jumpsuit: Friend or Foe?

Lately I've been drawn to the jumpsuit. Cousin to the bib overall, this look can be really stunning and look quite good when done right. That being said, it could go horribly wrong (flashbacks of my mom at the roller rink when I was a kid come to mind...). I'm not sure If I could pull it off, but these are tempting me to try....What do you think of the jumpsuit? {The color is one of the many things I like about this one. By Hayden-Harnett}
{Can't go wrong with comfort & classic black. Would be cute with a fun belt. By Bona Drag}
{This look is so chic with the wide legs & belt. I think I would need to be about 5 inches taller to pull it off. Also by Bona Drag}

Short & Sweet

Just a quick exciting note...PeacockEnvy is the Etsy Seller of the week over at More Ways to Waste Time. Her blog is full of lovely finds & ideas so be sure to stop by and check it out! Thanks Leah!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Are you talking to moi?

If loving Piggy was wrong, I don't wanna be right. Kermie was wrong about about one thing though, it IS easy being green. Or at least taking little steps toward it. I know it has been the hot issue (no pun intended) for a while now and environmentalism has swept the nation, but I think it still seems daunting to many of us. Sure I recycle, try to buy non-toxic cleaning products, bring in my own bag when shopping (most of the time), turn the water off while I brush my teeth, use crazy spiral light bulbs. But I also can't get away from buying zip-lock baggies, paper towels by the multi-pack and have my old appliances that guzzle up water and electricity.

Of course my favorite way to be green is buying, dressing and decorating vintage. My most prized possessions (that aren't from my mom) are the ones I hunted down to find; digging through piles of stretched out sweaters and plastic gnawed on sippy-cups. Vintage and re-purposed goods are a fantastic way to be unique and not rely so heavily on newly manufactured products.

However, the coup de grace of any vintage find is if it helps reduce your dependency on other products that are wasteful or expensive. Two fantastic examples that we have in the shop right now are vintage pyrex dishes--using them instead of tupperware, not only cuts down on the amount of plastic floating around the planet, it also makes you seem oh-so-domestic, in a Carol Brady kind of way. My other favorite find that I have promised myself to start incorporating into my daily life is cloth napkins. They make any meal or snack seem a little more special--plus they will save your wallet in the long run. We fly through paper towels like crazy at home; I think this will help at least a little.

So no, I can't afford a hybrid car quite yet and my clothes aren't all made of hemp, but every little bit can help and it actually feels good to be responsible (if you look cute while doing it).

Saturday, January 31, 2009

In my mind I am very Kelly Wearstler-esque: eccentric, polished, glamazony rock-chic, in a bohemian way.

In reality I rarely take off my winter boots at the office and haven't had a working bathroom sink in over a year.

However, I love having touches of the divine around me. These items we have in the shop right now speak to that aesthetic in me: interesting, cool and worldly, in a refined 1970s Bianca Jagger kind of way-gilded botanical, hot pink agate cocktail ring, golden archways. Hmmm, as I blog in my paint-splattered sweats...a girl can dream can't she?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

M is for Mid-Century

I think whenever I stumble upon some mid-century pieces my heart skips a beat. There's something about the sleek lines, stylized structure & industrial edge (especially when it comes in contact with wood) that makes it so appealing. Annie & I have some great new items that meet these guidelines in our shop and coming soon. Be sure to grab them while you can!

{Passing the salt just got more fun...}

{Switch on this lamp during your next study or reading session}

{This wood bowl from New Zealand can do magic tricks. It makes everything inside look good}

{Toss your salad in style with these sleek modern utensils}