Lazy Sunday: Gucci Gucci

I just like these dresses on display in the Gucci store window. That is all.

Lazy Sunday: Gucci Gucci

I just like these dresses on display in the Gucci store window. That is all.


Saturday is Etsy Day: Peace Out

I’m going to be out-of-town for a few days, so the Gracious Good Etsy shop will be closed for vacation from noon today until Friday.

Saturday is Etsy Day: Peace Out

I’m going to be out-of-town for a few days, so the Gracious Good Etsy shop will be closed for vacation from noon today until Friday.


Beauty in the Ruins: French Jet Beads

Sometimes I pretend I’m a jewellery archaeologist. I find treasure in bags of broken bijoux and I try to figure out where it came from and what it may have looked like so I can restore them to their former glory.

Beauty in the Ruins: French Jet Beads

Sometimes I pretend I’m a jewellery archaeologist. I find treasure in bags of broken bijoux and I try to figure out where it came from and what it may have looked like so I can restore them to their former glory.


All New Review: Triple Duty Beauty

All New Review: Triple Duty Beauty

NArs Moisturizer and Matte Multiple

NArs Moisturizer and Matte Multiple

Known facts about me and makeup. I don’t wear a lot of it and I don’t wear it a lot. In fact most of the cosmetics I have go bad before I get close to using it all up.

Another fact: As I get older, the no-makeup look isn’t working as well for me. In a nutshell, I was scheduled to make a presentation on the weekend, all of my makeup was expired and I needed to re-invest. At the same time, I was…

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Midweek Modness: Westclox Travel Alarm

Have started spring cleaning. Found this swinging 1960s or ’70s-era travel clock in a dusty basket of stuff.

Midweek Modness: Westclox Travel Alarm

Have started spring cleaning. Found this swinging 1960s or ’70s-era travel clock in a dusty basket of stuff.


Rabbit Season

Selena Wong Bunny Prints

Selena Wong Bunny Prints

I was bad and bought more prints at the One Of A Kind Spring Show & Sale on Sunday. I’ve been wanting some works by Selena Wong ever since I saw her poster for City of Craft, so I bought the two bunny prints pictured above. While I love all animals, I generally go for wildlife rather than domestic beasties, but Wong’s lapins are so sensitively drawn that I had to have them.

Now I have bunnies…

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Hairdo Do Over

Now that spring weather has finally arrived, I can no longer hide my greying, unkempt hair under a beanie.

Hairdo Do Over

Now that spring weather has finally arrived, I can no longer hide my greying, unkempt hair under a beanie.


Lazy Sunday: 1940s Edo Watch

I found this 1930s or 40s tank watch at the Sally Ann. It’s quite beat up, the brand is one of those manufactures that seems lost in the sands of the hourglass of time, so there’s not much I can tell you about it.

Lazy Sunday: 1940s Edo Watch

I found this 1930s or 40s tank watch at the Sally Ann. It’s quite beat up, the brand is one of those manufactures that seems lost in the sands of the hourglass of time, so there’s not much I can tell you about it.


Saturday is Esty Day: Funky and Floral

At the rate this weather is going it will be summer before spring ever arrives, so the…

Saturday is Esty Day: Funky and Floral

At the rate this weather is going it will be summer before spring ever arrives, so the…


Freebie Friday: Buddha and Kaling

Freebie Friday: Buddha and Kaling

buddha hand and sculpture

On our way to buy groceries yesterday, we came across a “free” box of orphaned housewares on the sidewalk. There was a lot of stuff, including a very nice diffusing hairdryer and many plates, but I chose to bring home two ceramic figures — a Buddha and a Buddha’s Meditating Hand — and a paperback copy of Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? I found a place for the Buddha on top of…

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