Sunday, December 11, 2011

Nutcracker Sweet!

♥ My "Nutcracker Sweet" Collection on Etsy ♥

Bright, sweet, candy-colored holiday gift ideas inspired by sugary confections from the Land of Sweets in the ballet "The Nutcracker"

Enjoy! xoxo

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Waltz of the Flowers

My "Waltz of the Flowers" collection on Etsy

Keeping with "The Nutcracker" theme for the holidays, I present my take on "Waltz of the Flowers"- the hothouse flowers in hot pink, rose & fuchsia are perfect for dark, cold days of winter!

Enjoy! xoxo

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♥ The "Flowers" costumes backstage at Lincoln Center ♥

Saturday, December 10, 2011

HGTV + Etsy Treasury Challenge Winner!

I am so happy & excited to announce that my "Deck the Halls with Vintage Flair" collection was chosen as one of the winners of the HGTV + Etsy "Deck the Halls Together Treasury Challenge 2011"!

My collection was inspired by Mrs. Lilien's "Retro Holiday Decor" on HGTV which featured beautiful photographs & ideas for decorating your home for the holidays with vintage style.

My "Deck the Halls" collection was featured on HGTV's blog "Our Favorite Christmas Treasury Lists"! This is such an incredible honor for me and my little shop Rue 78 Vintage! My sincerest thanks to the staff of Etsy and HGTV for liking my treasury and selecting it for their blog feature!

I would also like to give a special thanks to Tim at Handmadeology for featuring my collection & fellow HGTV Treasury winners on!

Happy Holidays!!

Featured - "Home Decor the Pink Way!"

Special thanks to Nadia and her fabulous shop of one-of-a-kind prints, gifts & home decor Nane Handmade for including my pair of Vintage British Royal Alma Electric Floral Mugs in her pretty collection "Home Decor the Pink Way!" Pink is my favorite color & I'm so happy to be a part of this lovely collection! :)


Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy

Perhaps one of my favorite things about the holiday season is Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker". I first saw the George Balanchine version of the ballet performed by the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center with my mother. I was completely taken with the costumes, sets, music, and of course, the part where the Christmas tree rises from the stage in a dazzling display of hundreds of twinkling lights & candles.

The Land of Sweets portion of Clara's adventure is a feast for the senses. Clara and her prince are treated to a host of dances inspired by exotic spices & sugary confections. This wondrous and enchanting land is ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Her pas de deux with her Cavalier provides the spectacular grand finale of the ballet.

My collection Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy sparkles with plum, violet and lilac goodies inspired by the magic & majesty of the sugary fairy queen...Enjoy! xoxo

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♥ Sugar Plum Fairy & her Cavalier ♥

Featured- "Stop...You're Making Me Blush!"

Pink has always been my favorite color. It makes me feel instantly happy, pretty & girly. I adore all of its many hues- from the palest seashell to the boldest of fuchsias- especially in the gray wintry months, when spirits may be low and in need of a bit of lifting.

I'd like to thank Kelly and her fabulous shop Breezy Beach Cottage for including my Vintage Pink 1960's Ice Bucket in her gorgeous & girly collection of pink vintage fare titled "Stop...You're Making Me Blush!"


Thursday, December 8, 2011

I ♥ Hogwarts at Christmas!

Inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter and his beloved Hogwarts, with its mysterious stairways, hidden passages, enchanting courtyards and majestic, festive Great Hall. May the magic of the winter season be yours! ♥

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♥ Hogwarts in the snow! ♥

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Featured- "Silver Light"

Wintry sunsets in icy shades of pink and silver are one of my favorite things about this season. Special thanks to Melinda and her beautiful Etsy shop Cabin Castle for featuring my Vintage 1960's Pink Ice bucket in her beautiful and ethereal collection "Silver Light".

Visit Cabin Castle for beautiful, vintage-inspired handmade jewelry & stationary!

Cheers! xoxo

Featured - "Dancing in the Rain"

Chase those early winter blues away! This bold, warm collection peppered with bright red hues is sure to lift your spirits & warm your heart ♥

Thanks to Greek Mythos for including my Vintage 1970's Aladdin Thermos in this fabulous collection! Nothing like piping hot soup on a cold wintry day!


Featured - "At the Festival"

As the days get shorter & colder, the daily grind of life can seem a bit dreary at times. The cure for this malady? An infusion of bright pops of color & bold design!

Special thanks to Yann Pendaries for including my colorful Vintage 1970's Tupperware Travel Cups in his "At the Festival" collection!

Be sure to visit his amazing shop Photography Dream on Etsy. It is brimming with ethereal, original fine art photography of France & Europe.

Featured - "20 Days!"

The shopping countdown begins!

With the holidays fast approaching, finding that unique and special gift for the loved ones on your list can be a bit of a challenge. Etsy to the rescue! Here you are guaranteed to find original, one-of-a-kind handmade or vintage items perfect for everyone on your list. Plus, you are helping thousands of small shop owners & independent merchants like myself grow and thrive. So stop by and give
Etsy a try this holiday season...

A very special thanks to Linnea and her fabulous Etsy shop Linnea Heide Art for featuring my Vintage Sunny Yellow Coffee Mugs in her holiday shopping guide "20 days!"

Featured - "Why Is Santa Happy?"

The answer?
Because "..Maybe because he knows where all the bad girls live?!"~Marian

Special thanks to Marian and her amazing shop Marren Handmade Jewelry for including my Vintage Fenton Hobnail Sugar Bowl in her delightfully naughty & nice collection!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pow! Zap! Boom! Gifts for the Fan Girl!

We love comic books, video games, Star Wars, superheroes & Sci-fi...we're Fan Girls! These are perfect for the Fan Girl on your list...Enjoy! ♥