Saturday, April 30, 2011

Etsy Favorites

Some of my current favorites things from Etsy.  Look!

Love this 70's top from Majik Horse.

A vampire greeting from Victorian Lowbrow.

Fantastic gypsy skirt from cornerhouseinn.

Gorgeous handmade tarot card tray from PatinaArtsAlchemy.

Upcycled leather cuff bracelet from TrailerParkGypsy.

One of my all time favorite albums from BootsNGus.

A beatiful silver ring from Lanter.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fantasy versus Reality

This past week-end at the beach was one of those fantasy versus reality events that seem to happen so often.

the fantasy

the reality

the fantasy

the reality

the fantasy

the reality

the fantasy

the reality


Friday, April 22, 2011

Jimi Hendrix Style

Here's why Jimi Hendrix is my number one style icon of all time - LOOK!

I could go on and on...  Jimi was simply the best !

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

We Are Still Married

So my husband and I were home last night listening to Pink Floyd.  You know how you think it doesn't get any better than Dark Side of the Moon -

and then you listen to Shine On You Crazy Diamond and have to re-think the whole thing? 

 Anyway, I was working on hand beading about six yards of vintage sari fabric and happened to chuckle to myself that in a lifetime of crazy endeavors this was right up there and my husband said "Have you seen my plywood carvings?".

We've been married 10 years or so but I had to think about it.  "You carve plywood?", I asked.  He didn't really answer.  That's why - We Are Still Married.

Read Garrison Keillor.  You'll laugh - you'll cry.

What I REALLY Want to Do...

You know how no matter how successful an actor is what they've always wanted to do is direct?  I've just begun a creative endeavor that I'm really excited about.  After over two years of selling vintage items on my wildly, oh, I mean mildly, successful Etsy shop - Babylon Sisters, I'm making things.  Sewing things to be exact.  The first stage is a line of gypsy-inspired curtains.

Curtains are such a crucial element in the hippie/gyspy decorating style and really, you can't just buy them at Target and expect to get away with it.

As anyone who knows me, which is pretty much nobody, can attest, I haven't really changed my decorating style since about 1977.  Some years I'm in, some years I'm out...

So I made these curtains called "Silk Road".

and these - called Gold Dust Woman.

And I'm working on these.  They're going to be called "Midnight at the Oasis".  My daughter and I are in the process of hand-beading them...

So, check out our shop if you're interested in this type of thing.  I'm also hard at work on a line of clothing and home accessories all handmade and one of a kind from vintage and ethnic materials.

Two things:

1.  If you're not spending every spare waking moment at Parsley Page Rosemary and Thyme, you're totally missing out on so much inspiring beauty and

2.  I don't have a pet peacock.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Bathroom Inspiration

I've been thinking I'd like to re-do our master bathroom.  Since we're not the hire all of Lowe's and spend $20,000 type of people - but rather the I'll do it myself  and spend nothing type of people, here are some ideas I found. 

More old mirrors and plants are always nice.

Like this color and the towel ladder.

Love the lace.

I always like the idea of incorporating an old piece of furniture into the room.

A shelf for more stuff would be good.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Gypsy Jewelry

I've been thinking I need more jewelry.

I especially love lots of bracelets.  I've been searching Etsy - look!

Chunky turquoise cuff bracelet from Holy Smoke Vintage.

Antique tribal bracelet from The Curious Bead.

Elaborate cuff bracelet from Nepal by way of curiositiesonmain.

Mysterious antique pewter ring from Luxxor.

Love these earrings from Audreyf.

I think I'll order this handmade Egyptian necklace from GypsyLeeLee.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


What's up with two strangers coming to my door early on a Saturday morning with a stack of bibles?  What on earth (or in heaven, I guess) ever gave anyone the idea that it was ok to take your personal spiritual beliefs and try to talk someone else into them by disturbing them at home?

I mean, I get that some people feel they've been given really important information to share.

We all know what can go wrong with this.

Why are they always pushing the same dreary stuff?  Why doesn't anyone ever come to my door with a nice Book of Kells and want to talk about it?

What if I went door-to-door with a Wiccan Book of Shadows to see who might be interested?

What if the cannibals came to the door to tell you all about it?

No one has ever come to my door with a Tibetan Book of the Dead and tried to tell me about it. 

I understand everyone tends to think that their particular religion is the best but no way do I want these people showing up at my door.

No Religion - Listen!