I earmarked some funds for Etsy purchases a long time ago, but I finally stopped stalking the shops I love and made a few purchases. This is the second time I've bought something from Etsy - remember that sapphire ring that was my birthday present to me? - and with the Canadian dollar worth a little more than American, it's a fun time to buy!
First off, I had a hard time narrowing down which products to try from Latherati Soap Foundry. Her scents are inspired from literature - and how perfect is that for me! It seems that she is most inspired by Jane Austen, and thankfully so. I decided to try some of her Fanciful lip balm, whose scent comes from the pages of Northanger Abbey. Below the lip balm is something new I thought I'd try: solid perfume. Blossom is reminiscent of Frances Hodgeson Burnett's 'The Secret Garden,' a book I adored as a child. I know I'm going to be a frequent shopper at this site. Now if she could just come up with a scent inspired by Emily Dickinson, we'd be on to something!
Below is something I am so glad to have found! I started collecting these little silhouette pictures this past summer when I bought two from a favourite antique barn. I found a third a little while later while out with my brother. Etsy has quite a few of these if you look hard enough - which really was tough - and some are a little pricey, but these I got for a steal and am pretty excited. The glass is domed - convex-shaped - and easily cracked, which is probably why there aren't that many left around. These were made in the 1930s, and Victorian themes seem the most prevalent, although I've got a great one of a cowboy.
Can't wait til all my goodies make their arrival!