Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Finds: Eco-Vermont

Vermont is a place where we are often reminded of our connection to the earth.  Farms and wildlife abound.  Beautiful mountains and streams are everywhere.  Old yankees to young hippies - we all love the land.  Here are some items, from the Made in Vermont Etsy Street Team, that reflect that feeling.  Enjoy!

Farm Fresh Rustic Lavender Calendula Soap by oldgatesfarm

I start this cold-processed soap with an infusion of lavender and homegrown calendula. Farm fresh.
This is an old-fashioned, cold-processed soap made in small 3 lb batches...I start with simple pure ingredients like olive oil and organic beeswax. It cures for at least 4 weeks, but upwards of several months. 

This is a very special pair of Squirrel "Carved" earrings. Each earring has two unique squirrel designed nut shells, and the earring also features a brass Squirrel charm. Above each Hickory nut rests colorful glass beads in Purple, Blue and Green. Earrings are wrapped in pure copper wire.

This is a lined crocheted hand bag made of plastic bags. The lining is from material I found at a thrift shop. It would fit nicely in a purse or stand alone on its own. It's large enough to carry credit cards and a few bucks, and thin enough to fit in your back pocket. I found the button in an old cookie tin where all misfit buttons went in my grandma's house.

Birds And Spring Blooms Gift Box by UpcycleRecycleReuse

Handmade Birds and Spring Blooms Gift Box made from used greeting cards. Each box is lovingly hand cut and assembled. Perfect for small gifts.

Beaded Hemp Wrap Bracelet by SimplyHemp

A funky handmade hemp bracelet!

This piece is handmade with teal hemp. It is 16.5 inches long, with wooden beads throughout. It fits around my 6 inch wrist twice. You can wear it as a bracelet, anklet, or necklace!

Abundance print by bethmueller

where my father lives in florida there are these oak trees with the most expansive canopies that just seem to go on forever and envelope you in their abundance.
This is a giclee print from original colored pencil drawings. It is printed on Hahnemuhle matte museum etching paper using archival quality inks. Image size is 8" x 10". All prints are signed and numbered.       


Funky Dreams said...

Gorgeous collection! Love it!

Upcycle, Recycle, Reuse said...

What a great collection of items!

MummaMarie said...

looks lovely!