Monday, March 30, 2009

A Few More Finds...

Here are a few more vintage gems to share. The buttons were given to me by Valentina who is a very talented oil painter and stained glass artist. I'll have to post some of her work on here soon. The cameos and earrings were from a sweet lady I met last fall at the antique fair I attended. I'll re-purpose some of them into finger rings. I bought the retro star bowl yesterday at an antique mall. I don't really don't need it, but I love the design, and black and turquoise are hard for me to turn my back on. The price tag of only $2 didn't help, either. Some of the keys were from an estate sale I helped out at and some were already in my stash. I'm not exactly sure what to do with them, but they might look good in necklace form with some black satin ribbon. --L

Thursday, March 19, 2009

50 Cent Treasures

Here are a few finds from a recent trip to Ohio. The little town square in Sunbury has a slew of antique stores, many of which were old homes turned into stores. I hope to repurpose some of the jewelry pieces, though the sweet bow brooch stands on it's own. The cameo print just needs a new piece of glass to be ready for hanging, it was technically $2, but still quite a bargain. I didn't end up buying the lovely bejeweled handbag, but I'm kinda wishing I had now! --L

Monday, March 16, 2009

Mock Cable Slouch

My friend Sunny sent me this pretty purple yarn in the mail recently. Being too busy taking care of two energetic little ones, she unfortunately decided to give up knitting. So I knit it up into a hat for her and I chose the "Slouchy Copy Cat Hat" pattern from I'm happy to say it fit her and she seemed to like it pretty well. Looks like purple hats are in vogue at voguevigilante this season! --L

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I take my hat off to you, Etsy Designers

Every time I come upon a unique and accomplished clothing designer on Etsy I get totally inspired. I just thought I'd feature a few that stood out to me. From top to bottom: Lemon Story, beautiful details; Mr. Racoon's Empire, I have my eye on that adorable yellow jumper; and Sarah Seven, overall gorgeous dresses. Thanks ladies for your beautiful designs! -S

Devendra Banhart - Carmensita

Oh that Devendra... he leaves me speachless. I absolutely love this video! I swear it's a combo of Bollywood movies and the classic I Want to Love You Tender video. - S

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Spring Beret

Spring came early in Texas... then went away for a bit. Last week it was a humid 80 degrees out, then as soon as I finished my new hat, it got cold again! Which was perfect so I could actually wear a wool hat and not look ridiculous in the hot Texas sun. I used a pretty plum wool for this sweet Spring Beret. I did a little blocking when it was done to give it a better shape. Overall I'm rather pleased. -S

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Frittering Away

My attempt at some savory corn fritters. They actually turned out pretty darn tasty! The recipe (which came out of an old Linda McCartney's international vegetarian cookbook) recommended to pair with a garlic dipping sauce, but I opted for my favorite Mother's Cashew Tamari dressing from Austin's own Mother's Cafe! I know I don't usually take photos of my meals, but I thought for all the work I put into this, I may as well share it with the world. -S

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

A Few of My Little Friends...

Spring Cleaning has begun early at the Vogue Vigilante headquarters this year. As I sorted through boxes this morning, putting away a few lingering Christmas elves, I couldn't resist taking a few snapshots of their little smiling faces first. The lovely pink teapot was a gift from sister Stephanie. I'd been eyeing it for months at a local antique shop, and now it's mine, yay! I love it! --L