As a jewelry designer and writer, I find my inspiration everywhere. My sources include high end designer wares, vintage treasures, people watching, enjoying the great outdoors and scouring magazines. All the visions that fill my head have to end up in one, organized place or nothing will ever be accomplished and a notebook/journal is one of the apparatus I use.
What better place then to store my ideas regarding pear shaped fashion tips and jewelry sketches then the “Fruits of Your Labor” ($36) book from Three Sheep Studio shop on Etsy.
As a professional multi-tasker balancing in need of balancing all my creative endeavors, I have an arsenal of basic tools to keep me on track. Included are my PDA (I even walk around my house with it), colored pencils, tape and of course a notebook. When my current one featuring a retro, Mary Quant print is filled, I will need to move onwards, and this pear adorned spiral may be the thing to keep me on track.
Many times refrigerators become the central communication station for American Households. Art, coupons, “to-do” lists and recipes all find their way to the magnetized surface of the ice box and cute fridge magnets are the way to delightfully display the latest household headlines.
Thanks to Tamar Hammer’s shop on Etsy not only can we pay homage to our favorite fruit, the pear, but a whole fruit salad ($7.50) completes this set of 5:
The vintage style of the images are based on the artist’s “original mixed media digital design” and the magnet strength is deemed very strong. If you are looking for a great holiday gift under $10, I think these cute as a button set would serve the purpose quite well.
The sense of smell is the one most directly related to triggering off memories. Whether it is the aroma of fresh cut grass that sends you back to your childhood, a whiff of tequila that makes your stomach churn or a bouquet of Aqua Velva to remind you of your father, once you catch a sniff of the fumes, your mind goes wandering.
If you want your memory to stroll to happy times in your grandma’s kitchen or to your favorite Parisian cafe, then a fresh batch of hand crafted Pear and Vanilla Body Oil ($5.25) will send you there in seconds.
According to the Etsy boutique owner, “At Hendricks’ Hearth, you will find only the highest-quality natural and organic ingredients along with aromatic fragrances, delectable botanicals, and other wonderful essentials.” The scent is sure to smell delicious, while paying a subtle tribute to your Pear Shapely figure. Additionally studies have indicated that the vanilla component “have been claimed to have aphrodisiac qualities.” You got get ’em grrrrrrl!
No matter what your “bag” is, taking the time to do your bit for mother earth should be part of it. One simple way to contribute to the cause is by bringing your own tote bag to the market and just saying no to the plastic or paper options provided by your local store.
Alabama artist, The Lily of the Valley, has a wonderful option for only $8:
According to the creator herself “This tote is 100 percent cotton canvas and is perfect for groceries, books, lunch, beach etc. When it gets dirty just machine wash in cold water and low setting on drier and you are good to go!”
What better way to save the earth and honor your curves? UPDATE: it looks like the pear tote already sold so I have updated the link to take you directly to the Lilly of the Valley shop and you can contact the artist directly about getting the bag.