Fresh Fall Florals….

One of my passions is vintage. I try to watch the trends in vintage fashion closely because it often tells you what will be popular at retail several seasons later. Two springs ago I started seeing 1980’s Laura Ashley drop waist floral dresses going for really insane prices. All of a sudden it was tough to find them in the usual places and they were being tagged with things like punk and goth. As it often does this street trend trickled up into the designer collections and has been strong for both spring and Fall 2009/Winter 2010. Style blogs like Stylescout and Streetpeeper have showed both vintage and current takes on the trend. Searching Etsy for floralfabrics and themes I found lots of beautiful things but decided to focus on accessories, a beautiful way to update or showcase your fashion floral trend.

I found beautiful necklaces from fabric flowers at Florabond and enamel at Raquel Castillo.

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Gorgeous bracelets, cuff or charm style from Hollee Costume Jewelry.

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Rochelle Darrow

I am strongly influenced by the natural world and close up wonders of leaf, insect, plant, pebble and translating my experiences using silversmith techniques.

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My name is Rochelle Darrow and I live in Claremont California. I have always been a gardener and plant geek. I, like so many, find inspiration in the natural world and the tiny up close wonders of a leaf or insect. I love to hike with my dogs on moist days when the aromas of the plants are especially strong. When traveling I’m often interested in the geological aspect of the area. The rocks, plants and the landscapes. I have a fascination with rock and pebble that I would like to share with you. Those are my definite likes. Some of my dislikes include; rattlesnakes, bears that come too close or thinking about mountain lions when I’m out alone.

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Bluebird of Happiness vs. Fail Whale

Considering how frustrated I was last Friday night when Twitter was down for maintenance, I think this just might be the perfect mug for me and my end of the week obsession.

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Lenny Mud: Lenny is the name of my studio cat. I make the pots, Lenny breaks them. This way, I never run out of shelf space.

{ I like her! }

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And just in case you’re not a Twitter addict, this is what I’m referring to.

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