I’m going to fess up, I’ve had a pretty rubbish couple of months. For a positive, happy go lucky kind of girl (am I still a girl at 30? ok maybe lady) it can be hard when life doesn’t want to play ball. I’ve been swamped with work (and not the lovely blogging kind) and life seems to be throwing me all these challenges to wade through… and I’m wading… and slowly coming out the other side ;) Littlelish being my little guiding light!

So yeah I’ve been kind of busy and kind of preoccupied but oh my something really bad happened. I forgot one of my dearest friends Birthdays. Totally unforgivable. I just don’t know what happened, I knew it was coming up and there it was gone in the blink of an eye and I didn’t even call her to wish her a Happy Birthday :(  She is a better friend than I am because she forgave me straight away.

So I set about trying to make it up (by buying my way back into her heart with jewellery) and stumbled across this little GEM! Too good not to share with you all.

It’s a shop on Etsy called Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear filled with lovely vintage costume jewellery creations.

Vintage Costume Jewelry designed and made in Edinburgh, Scotland by Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear. Specialities include vintage cocktail rings, art deco brooches, vintage Czech glass rings, bird jewellery of every kind, fifties pearl necklaces and fabulously gaudy eighties clip-on earrings. Oh, and horses, stags, rabbits and greyhounds. Gold is preferred to silver, the more tarnished the better.

I was absolutely and utterly spoilt for choice. Vintage cool, simple yet quirky – totally up my street and fingers crossed my friend will love the pieces I’ve chosen for her. What’s more Eilidh has sent it with super quick delivery and a little birthday note with my (grovelling) words. I really do love Etsy for gifts there is such a fantastic choice of unique, handmade and vintage items and dealing directly with the shop owners is normally a really pleasant experience especially when they are like Eilidh :)

I’ll let some of my favourite pieces talk for themselves. Look! Truly adorable right? Go and pay Eilidh a visit, you won’t regret it.

Turquoise Chevron Necklace ….


Wishbone Chevron Necklace …..


Neon Necklace … Turquoise …


Triangle Earrings … Geomet…


Horse Brooch … Vintage Bra…


Fool’s Gold Necklace ……


Neon Yellow Earrings … Tro…


Yellow Geometric Necklace …..


Owl Ring .. Verdigris Bird w…