Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shop of the Day haitus and LFM featured at a new store!

I'll be out of town and with limited Internet access for the next week or so, so there will be a bit of a break from my shops of the day!

The posts should be back by the 8th or 9th so go find your own favorites until then!

Also, my rings now are being sold in a great new store in Old Town in Lansing!

If you're from the area or went to Michigan State, you've no doubt heard of Scavenger Hunt, which is packed full of all kinds of awesome vintage finds (and was owned by my partner in crime (Jay until a couple of years ago).

New owners Eric and Danielle Merckling now have opened a second store in Old Town, which features some vintage clothing, mostly focuses on earth-friendly, sustainable, re-purposed, recycled and reworked items.

If you live in the area or are heading to one of Old Town's many summer events (like Festival of the Sun, which always is fun), then stop by Scavenger Hunt Eco on Grand River Avenue just east of Turner Street.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: DeWitt

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Racheles Originals.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shops of the Day: Detroit

Detroit is a toughy because A) many people say they're Detroit who are actually elsewhere (and I'll get to you!) and there are many many shops in Detroit.

Here are just a few that caught my eye!

Illumination Jewelry

Gina O'Brien Photography

MaddyMeg Designs

Monday, May 25, 2009

Shop of the Day: Dearborn

Shop of the Day: Jill Eileen.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shop of the Day: Coldwater

Shop of the Day: Simply Us Beads.

Yet another amazing glasswork artist!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shop of the Day: Clio

Shop of the Day: Family Flame Artisan Beads.

This mother and daughter team makes amazing glass beads. Check them out!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Clawson

Shop of the Day: LilacPop.

Janna has some of my favorite stuff out there right now. Not only is she an AMAZING photographer but she makes jewelry, knits, and does all kinds of other stuff (all while being a mom!) I had the pleasure of doing a show with her back in April.

I long for the day I come up with some extra cash to buy one of her necklaces made from the parts of a vintage cash register. Check out her shop (and her BLOG!)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Cedar Springs

Shop of the Day: Kitty's Shop.

From vintage postcards and fabric to handmade items, Kitty's has a little bit of everything!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Cadillac

Shop of the Day: John Michael Photography.

John Michael Photography is full of amazing nature photography, including flowers, wildlife and more, often on metallic paper.

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Brighton

Shop of the Day: Imagination Couture.

Although this is the only shop in Brighton, I would have featured it anyway!

Imagination Couture has all kinds of adorable, girly accessories for dress-up, play, dance recitals and more. Check it out!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Bloomfield Hills

Shop of the Day: Design by Byn.

There are several great shops in Bloomfield Hills and it was hard to choose, but something about my early '80s upbringing kept bringing me back to this shop. I can't help it -- I want to snuggle up with this robot...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shops of the Day: Birmingham

There are several talented artists in Birmingham with Etsy shops and -- although there aren't dozens like other cities -- I think I have no choice but select two. I really like both of these artists for very different reasons.

Patrick Irla Jewelry. features exquisite jewelry -- sadly most of which I can't afford. BUT for those of you who can, I want to share it. It's truly beautiful.

HolloDesigns gives me a more affordable outlet to feed my stationary addiction.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Big Rapids

Shop of the Day: Creative Lovez.

Although this is the only shop in Big Rapids, it's not lacking in many kinds of items to choose from, including blankets, jewelry, scarves, photo albums and much more!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Berkley

Shop of the Day: Forest Creations.

Although there were several amazing shops in Berkley to choose from, I ended up choosing Forest Creations. I like to think I randomly choose shops because I just get "a feeling." This time, the feeling may or may not have been this sailing bookmark.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Benton Harbor

Shop of the Day: Baubles & Goddesses.

Here is some great jewelry out of Southwest Michigan -- quite a variety to choose from!Some of the stones make me feel like I'm looking at a painting. Great stuff!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Belleville

Shop of the Day: Grandpa's Workshop.

Here is some amazing woodworking from Bob, a grandpa of two who started toiling away in his workshop in 8th grade. I especially love the candlestick and I sort of wish my pile of apples was in the large bowl right now...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Michigan Etsy Shop of the Day: Belding

Shop of the Day: Tracey Pepper.

This is the only shop listed for Belding (so close to my hometown, Ionia!), but she has amazing glassware. Check it out!