Friday, January 9, 2009

Etsy Feature: GreenLeafandOwl

I happened to notice one of GreenLeafandOwl's pendants on the front page the other day, and I immediately fell in love with the wonderfully quirky shop. It was one of her vintage birds that drew me to her shop, and this Queen Whydah is my favourite. I love the expression of disdain on her pretty little face.

These cool pendants preserve a snippet of vintage illustration under a vintage acrylic cabochon for a one of a kind piece. Many of them also feature unique vintage settings and other vintage components. If you prefer, you can also find brooches and pocket-mirrors featuring these wonderful illustrations.

Now to go on a bit of a tangent...

Usually, if a piece of jewelry makes me laugh, it's because there's something really unique and unexpected about it. And usually, these pieces end up as my secret favourites because they're so darn funny. Of course, it's often something so unusual that no one else gets the joke, but that only makes it funnier to me.

Take this asparagus necklace... not something you see everyday, that's for sure! It's just so crazy.. does anyone love asparagus that much that they would want to proclaim it by wearing it around their neck? And yet... even though I prefer the bird necklaces and would end up wearing those way more often, I'm WAY more tempted to purchase this quirky little bit of vegetable.

Does anyone else feel this way or am I slightly delusional?

I guess maybe I'm just a little over-tired... really could have slept in this morning.... Moving right along.

Of course, if you aren't as crazy as I am, maybe something a little more simple will suit your style. In that case, check out GreefLeafandOwl's earrings. They're classic in design, often with a bright burst of colour, right where you need it. These sweet silver leaves are my favourite. I can see myself wearing them again and again, with many different things.

Now from what I've shown you (and her wonderful photography), it isn't surprising that the artist behind GreenLeafandOwl is inspired by texture, nature, musty antique stores and her collection of old typewriters. She also co-runs a paper goods and destash store, PipingHotPapers, with RunAliceRun. And she has a blog, though it doesn't look like it's been updated in a while.

You should definitely check out this shop. Plus, if you act now, you can still benefit from the free shipping she is offering for the holidays (and after)!

1 comment:

mchen said...

Ulixis, dude I'm ALL over the asparagus too. My only question: if you wear the necklace, does it make your pee smell??? ;) Great post!