Sunday, June 28, 2009

yes, it really is 6:27 on sunday morning.

and i can't sleep. i decided to check out san fransisco's craigslist out of curiosity and it is amazing what you can get for under $1200 a month out there. it really makes me wonder if this is really where i want to be or if i'm just settling for the most expensive area in the world out of proximity to my family and friends. most likely the latter.

in more positive news, restoration of the jersey city power house starts this summer! i'm very excited about that. this is the ferry building in san fransisco, a similar project.

i'm pretty sure that amazing piece of architecture has been sitting there, stagnant, for a few decades now. i'm glad they're not just tearing it down to put up high rises like the rest of the pavonia-newport-ish area.

also, i just recently found out about the jersey city bike tours and rental, which totally supports my theory that this is becoming a vacation town. which i love.

kristen from kanibal home gave me some vintage skeleton keys for a commision project, which i am very excited about. now i need to order tons of chain from ebay! more news/ pics soon. kim also brought a bunch of vintage accessories to kanibal to sell on consignment and i'm totally in love with a leather coach-esque bag. as soon as i have some extra cash it's mine.

i've been working on a ton of new jewelry pieces for another man's treaure (i will be the featured artist for the month of july!) and they're coming along wonderfully. here is a really terrible picture of a pair of earrings i will be selling.

blah blah blah. i'm finally getting tired now.

Friday, June 19, 2009

blog-love triangle/square kind of thing

i just dropped off a few more pieces of jewelry at kanibal home yesterday. i also dropped off a vase full of magnolia branches to display them on. i absolutely love kristen at kanibal. what a doll!

my friend and fellow vintage shop girl kim picked up one of my designs from kanibal last week and blogged about it! kim also just started etsy shop where she sells beautiful vintage jewelry and accessories. check it out! kanibal also mentioned me and kim in their blog. what a magnificent blog-love triangle!

another man's treasure just started blogging also (the amazing vintage store where i work, incase any of the 3 people reading this didn't know). the world of vintage can be very cult-like and consuming. since i started working at amt, my philosophy on life has completely changed and i've become much more comfortable with myself and my eccentricities. i've realized that selling vintage is in escence recycling and helping to preserve and cultivate respect for history. i can go on and on about all the positive aspects of it.

i picked up an amazing vintage wooden jewelry box at a flea market last weekend ($14) it was stained dark brown, so i painted it high-lustre red-orange and i'm in love with it. pictures soon. ;)

and with that i'm off to boonton to do laundry and watch my little brother graduate high school!

Friday, June 5, 2009


i dropped some of my hand-made jewelry off at kanibal home yesterday, to be sold on consignment. so exciting! all of it is new and more delicate than my previously posted pieces. i'm pretty sure it will be on display as soon as this weekend (maybe even today!) i'm going to drop off some business cards right now.

kanibal home is an amazing new home store in jersey city, they sell tons of handmade pieces (clothing, jewelry, etc) as well as reupholstered vintage furniture and vintage glassware, wall art, lamps, and more! not to mention, their prices are amazing! i suggest everyone that reads this (3 people?) go check it out immediately.

michele from red delicious things put a bunch of revamped vintage accessories in another man's treasure last night as the featured artist for the month of june. (i'm next for july!) her stuff is totally amazing and her opening party is tonight as well as a ton of other artsy events happening around jersey city for JC fridays.

i went on a bit of a shopping spree last weekend and picked up tons of new vintage goodies, that i really probably shouldn't have spent money on (clothes, sunglasses, dishes, purses, even some more bikes!) my lack of thriftshopping lately just made me relapse totally. i still hold by the mantra that i make more money off of vintage than i spend on it. so it's okay. haha. someday my obsession will become a career. soon my etsy store will fill up with some overflow from my extensive collection of trinkets and oddities. especially because my mom is making me come home and clean my room today :)