Sunday, October 30, 2011

treasuries featuring bailybelle

Thank you to everyone who features me in their treasury collections. Here is a short list of my recent favorites. Each list is interactive which means you can click the pictures to see the listings!

Winter Chill! Are You Ready?
by 1HeartFeltVintage


Be All That You Can Be.
by Dermique


Saturday Afternoon.
by adjewelry


Thanks again everyone! These make great gift guides so happy shopping! 

XOXO
Vanessa

Thursday, October 27, 2011

love my sponsor - wayfaringmagnolia

It's that time again! Time to find out about another one of my lovely blog sponsors. I'm so excited to share this post with you guys because I love vintage and she has some great items in her shop! Find out more about WayfaringMagnolia and then take a minute to show her shop some love!! XOXO

Amanda of WayfaringMagnolia
1. Tell us a little about yourself and why you love vintage!
Well I am an avid history, music and art lover. My first love was music, I spent most of my years singing and playing different instruments both professionally and for fun. From a young age I became very interested in the history of different kinds of music and then stemmed my love of history and everything it encompasses. I remember watching old movies with my mom and just drooling over the costumes they wore and being in musical theater in high school I got to play vintage dress up often. I love vintage because of the history it represents to me, it is the material left overs from people and their stories of times gone by and I love to just think about the eras that the fabric has lived through. 

2. What's your favorite thing about selling on Etsy? 

I love the flexibility of my own schedule to do what I love, I love the creative spirit that runs through the Etsy community. 


1980's Gray and White Pumps
3. Do you have a favorite time period you shop for? If so, what is it and why do you love it? 
Hands down 1940s. I think it comes from the stories my grandparents told. Both of my grandfathers served in WWII and my grandmother would tell stories of going to dances with the sailors so I guess it is just a time period in which I've fell in love with the imagery of the culture that my grandparents described. 

4. Where would you like to see your shop in 3 years? 

I would love for it to be a full time job. Or at least a sustaining hobby in which I don't have to spend lots of time doing promotion. (I am the worst at it!)


1950's Embroidered Sundress
5. Are you on any Etsy teams? If yes, what do you like about them?
I am in quite a few. Many devoted to Vintage sellers and lovers as well as a couple for the Nashville area. I'm not the best about keeping current in the forums but I love to pop in from time to time. The Nashville groups are great because they put together a lot of craft nights and booths at craft fairs for all of us etsy sellers to be a part of. 

6. Do you have any funny stories that relate to selling or collecting vintage? 

I don't  know if I have many funny stories other than I've always been called grandma by some of my friends. But I guess that is bound to happen in college when you sometimes choose staying in to bake or read instead of another night at the bar. 

7. What's your favorite item in your shop right now?
I just sold my favorite one but this is my second fave


Yellow Square Polka Dots Ruffle Dress Coat

Where you can we connect with you?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

fall home decor

Cozy, fun and perfect for fall. These great Etsy sellers have me ready for cool breezes!

Cinnamon Spice Sachets by gardenmis
Hand Embroidered Hoop by Merriweathercouncil
Maple Leaf Garland by imeondesign
Knit Throw Blanket by cricketshome

Friday, October 21, 2011

a night out under $50!

It's Friday night why not throw on some glittering pieces and head out for some fun. Here are some great pieces on Etsy I'd love to have for a night out! All under $50!!

Hoop earring by JarosDesigns
Pocket Check Vintage Dress from VolenskaVintage
Brooch from MelindaMilkshake
Vintage Gray Slouch Boots from RustBeltThreads
I know I'm in the mood for a night out! Have fun!
XOXO

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Working on a new photo style. Thought I'd share a test run with you and see what you think. 


The new style I'm going for is a sophisticated rustic look. I hope that comes across in these photos. I'd love to hear your comments. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

new look, new name

Today Etsy released the option for shop owners to change their shop names. It's something that I've been waiting for and am so happy the day is finally here! What does this mean for BailyBelle Creations? Well, as of today I've officially dropped the "Creations" and from here on out my shop name is simply BailyBelle!

New Banner
I think this fits better with the direction that I'm going and it's easier to say. Facebook will remain the way it is until they catch up with the name change game. For now you can only change your name if you have under 100 fans, which makes things difficult but such is life. 

I hope you guys love the new change. 
-Vanessa

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

fall fashions for under $50!

God's Eye Pendant by Nanoukiko
Red Plaid Dog Shirt by PoisonPaws
Huge Knit Circle Scarf by LarkinandLarkin
Now, there is no excuse for not looking amazing! Make sure you click the links under each photo to visit their shops!! XOXO

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

new prices

Hello everyone. Times are hard and we shouldn't have to sacrifice our pretty accessories because of it. I've been thinking about this for a while and have decided to lower some of my prices.  

My newer linen stamped necklaces are now only $15!
Leaf necklace. Makes a great hostess gift!

My geometric jewelry is now only $15!
Triangle earrings
My fabric fan necklaces are now all $20!
Charcoal and Sunshine

I thank each and every one of you for sticking with me in this economy. Make sure you check out the shop to see what else has been discounted!! XOXO 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

new rings

I started making more rosette pieces for the shop since I have many people who are wanting them. Here's a peek at what I listed today, make sure you visit my shop to see them all! The rings are just $18!! 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83302806/teal-linen-rosette-ring

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83300050/rosette-statement-ring-with-polka-dots

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83301030/golden-rosette-statement-ring

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

we have a winner!!

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by to read my interview with Sophie from That Vintage. I'm super excited to announce we have a winner for the giveaway! Are you ready?
Congratulations to CREATIVE KATE you are the WINNER of these amazing earrings. I'm super jealous! :) Sophie will be in touch with you very soon!


Thanks again everyone, this was a very fun interview and giveaway!
Until next time...
XOXO
Vanessa

Saturday, October 1, 2011

a must read, trust me!

I can't tell you guys how excited I am to be publishing this post. Being a huge fan of this talented lady it makes me giddy to write this and even more so to announce something very cool at the end! Don't skip ahead, I know you want to but trust me it's worth the wait! 

You may have seen her pieces on Etsy or read her fantastic tweets on twitter and if you are like me you may even own a piece of her wonderful jewelry. Sophie, the creator of That Vintage, is an Australian designer who works with Tasmanian Myrtle timber and a laser cutter, the results are breathtaking!


Who is Sophie? She writes...
"My life is simple, sweet and I try to fill it with the things that make my heart sing; fresh air coming through the open windows complimented by the chirping happy birds, cups of delicious tea, good music, kitty cuddles with my blossom, craft nights with friends and op-shop trips to find a treasure or two. I live in Launceston, Tasmania  (the little heart shaped island south of mainland Australia) and it is a truly beautiful place to live"


The back story on That Vintage...
"That Vintage began officially in February of 2008, so it is fast approaching its fourth year. It started off as a little hobby from drawing illustrations of birds and other woodland creatures, playing around with fabric covered buttons and falling in love with the prints, patterns, lace and birds, oh and of course the gorgeous Australian native garden that is outside my studio window - I count myself lucky for that! I never really visualized it would become as much of a "business" as it has, every step has fallen into place naturally - I've always kept it in my mind that it is my creative outlet, hence why I still have a "bread & butter" job in retail - having That Vintage keeps me on the "sane" side of life and I am forever tickled pink by the love it receives!"

Staying Sane...
"The most difficult thing that I have had to do is find "balance" - especially when the hobby turned into a business; finding that perfect balance between bookwork and admin type things and the creative design element. Some days it can get truly overwhelming, even more so when you are doing it all completely on your own! Cups of tea are my saving grace for getting my head around those overwhelming moments."

In 5 years...
 "In 5 years time, I would love to see That Vintage progress to having a more stronger presence at mainland Australian market events - being located in Tasmania, it makes it tricky to take stock and market props over to the mainland for events. I love doing markets; I love the one-on-one interaction you have with your customers, from what I can gather (and my experience with meeting other designers) is that the customer gets a buzz off meeting the person behind it all as well!"


Inspiration...
"Where I live, our garden is a mix of Native Australian bush with French licks - it is truly beautiful and a true inspiration to see every day - in particular the little feathered friends flitting around the trees outside, I am quite an observer of such things that we would normally take for granted! I am also inspired by intricate lace and crochet work, wrought iron work and vintage floral prints - a little of the old-soul comes out in That Vintage through these aspects."

Organization...
"Ahhh, the golden question: "How do you stay organised?" - truth is, I spend a lot of my spare time double checking everything, stock levels and supplies. I almost always order in bulk and make a note of the dates that I placed orders - it is now at a point where I can gauge when I am running low on something in particular and whip up a quick order. My suppliers are great and we have great communication; it pays to be loyal to your suppliers if you can, especially if you need something super urgent!"



Working with photographers...
 "I have been so lucky with my photographers; they have all been my friends or I have met them through friends - where I live, we are a bit of a tight-knit creative community on many levels - so networking is easy. If you are on the hunt for a photographer, get personal with them - meet them for a coffee and bring along some of your product, your ideas and be open to whatever suggestions they present - at the end of the day, they work the camera and know what they are doing! Have fun with it also; I have enjoyed being on set for the shoots for That Vintage - and don't be afraid to speak up to your photographer in the midst of the shoot, he or she will appreciate your input - they aren't mind readers!"

The best things...
"That Vintage has allowed me to meet some incredible people, warm souls and some pretty die-hard fans (or as I like to call them "lovers") of That Vintage. I have been lucky enough to receive warm & fuzzy emails from customers and shops that I stock to - I have also made some pretty amazing friends through That Vintage... it has given me a whole lot of love in my life really!"

Swoon! Now for something extra juicy...are you ready?
One lucky reader is going to win a pair of her Dainty Wren earrings!! Squee!! I know I'm dying too!

Dainty Wren Earrings by That Vintage
Here's how to enter! 
* Go to her shop > ThatVintage < and leave a comment here telling us all what your favorite item is!

The winner will be announced Wednesday Oct 5th!

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