Saturday, September 12, 2015

New to the Shop: Art Deco Ivory Celluloid Painted Elephant Bracelet

We've just listed a truly fabulous Art Deco ivory celluloid bracelet. It is covered in a black japanned finish with elephants and Asian characters painted in relief.  While some flapper no doubt found great pleasure in this addition to her dress and dancing shoes as she went out for a fun night on the town, sipping on illicit champagne and enjoying the sparkling strains from the band, we've put together an everyday ensemble you can wear today!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New to the Shop: Hand Painted Flapper Lady Portrait Brooches

We've just added these two flapper lady pins to our shop.  Highly collectible, these fun brooches are hard to find, particularly as the are hand painted. 

The first brooch is porcelain and features a sophisticated black haired beauty.  She is visiting with a brightly colored butterfly friend.  Bold flowers accent the bottom.  She has a luster finish.  While usually we strive for perfection, she is does have her flaws (the finish has flaked away on the flowers) but then don't we all?

The second brooch is sea-foam green pearlized celluloid and features another flapper who could be her sister as she is another belle with raven tresses.  While her sister is more bohemian and finds joy in nature.  You can just tell that she enjoys the good things in life. Like her dramatic rose adorned picture hat and matching beaded necklace.  Or sipping tea, or cocktails, with friends! 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

70th Anniversary of VJ Day and the End of WWII

Today marks the 70th anniversary VJ Day, the day the treaty with Japan was signed marking an end to World War II.  I am proud to say the my dad's father, Frank, served in the army at the tail end of the war and the transition to peacetime (he was too young to serve before) and my mom had two aunts who served in the WACS. Norine served during the war and was stationed in the Philippines and Claire Estelle served during peacetime.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!
We just couldn't imagine life without all our pups.  Our shop, Trendy Bindi's Boutique LLC is named for our beloved Bindi who crossed the rainbow bridge this past May. She was Stephanie's special little sweetheart.   We are blessed to still have her litter mate, who is Kerry's baby, as well as an English Springer Spaniel, a black lab hound mix and a border collie mix in the family.  Stephanie is keeping her eyes and heart open for the next pup that chooses her.  In the meantime, we thought we'd share some of the great dog products that we've purchased and fallen love with as well as some of the wonderful local rescues that do so much for the dogs in our community.

Clockwise from the top right:
  • Here is a picture of Bindi from about a year ago.  She was an absolute blessing and is sorely missed.  
  • SICSA is a wonderful animal rescue in Kettering, Ohio.  Bindi, her sister and many of our pups over the years have been adopted from this great organization. 
  • Joseph's Legacy is a rescue that takes on some of the most heartbreaking cases of neglect and abuse in this corner of Ohio and give the dogs a whole new chance at life.  
  • Tails of Hope is a great Ohio rescue that pulls as many animals as they can from kill shelters in Ohio and Kentucky.  
  • Recycled Doggies is another of our favorite rescues and they work wonders in the Cincinnati area saving animals from kill shelters.  
  • This handmade flamingo collar is made by Fairy Tail Collars in Arizona and we've been very happy with the quality of the collars that we have purchased from them. 
  • When our rather senior English Springer Spaniel developed a major case of hyperkeratosis on her snout this spring we were amazed at the practically instantaneous results we got when we applied Snout Soother from The Natural Dog Company.  It is all-natural and made in the USA!
  • This sweet polka dot rose collar from Day Dog Designs in Arizona is similar to one that we got for Bindi and another of our girls.  The engraved buckles are a wonderful addition and when one of our dogs escaped we got her back thanks to the information on her buckle.  
  • This nylon webbing pink leash is triple stitched and has held up really well to a lot of wear and tear.  It is made by The Haigler and Wallace Company in North Carolina.   
  • Finally, this reflective and glow in the dark collar from Darkdog Outfitters is really well made and it really does glow.  It really helps give that extra visibility to your dog after dark.  

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Happy 99th Birthday National Park Service!

Today is the 99th birthday of one of America's greatest treasures, our National Park Service.  To celebrate we've put together a collection inspired by all the picnics that have taken place over the last century across the country at these beautiful parks.

Clockwise from the upper right corner:

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Just Beachy!

As summer is beginning to wind down, we find ourselves longing to pop down to a beach to enjoy a good book and the sand and surf on our toes.  Unfortunately, we are a little landlocked here in the Midwest so we have decided to dedicate today's post to a wonderfully beach-y outfit and daydream instead!

This ensemble is inspired by this sensational set of 1930s beach pajamas from Guermantes Vintage:

Guemantes Vintage 1930s beach pajamas

We think it would look striking with our apple juice floral celluloid rhinestone bracelet:

Art Deco apple juice floral celluloid rhinestone bracelet

And accessorized with this classic floppy brimmed hat from Love Charles Vintage:

These bold shades from BoomQVintage:

And finally, these versatile organic cotton wedge espadrilles from IBIZENCAS:

 What do you think?