Wednesday, April 12, 2017

New in the Shop 4.13.17



Our latest arrivals...

Large Industrial Rustic Kitchen Island from Feath & Kee
Large Industrial Rustic Kitchen Island from Feath & Kee




This large island was made from reclaimed oak and pine.  It is stained Sedona Red, and has metal casters.









Rustic Bar Cart from Feath & Kee
Rustic Bar Cart from Feath & Kee




Stained Sedona Red, and made from reclaimed oak and pine, this bar cart would go perfectly with the island.








The Shoeshine Bench from Feath & Kee
The Shoeshine Bench from Feath & Kee




This started out with the two side pieces.  We knew that they could be remade into something really neat. Then Bryan's creativity took over and the "Shoeshine Bench" was born.









Chrome Cane Back Rocking Chair from Feath & Kee
Chrome Cane Back Rocking Chair from Feath & Kee




Every once in a while, I come across an awesome vintage piece.  This gorgeous cane back rocking chair needed a little bit of love on its chrome, but now it is as good as new, and oh so comfortable.








That's it for now!


-- Jessica

Friday, March 31, 2017

Sweet Potato Collard Greens

Sweet Potatoes and Collard Greens over CousCous
Sweet Potatoes and Collard Greens over CousCous




I am always trying to figure out fast, easy, and healthy recipes.  This one is great, so I thought that I would share it.  Sweet Potatoes, collard greens, and red onions work really well together.  You can substitute any green, such as kale or spinach.  Eat this alone, or with a grain of your choice.  This time, I made it with couscous.









Ingredients:


  • 2 medium to large sweet potatoes
  • 1 bunch of greens
  • 1 red onion
  • 2-3 tbsp olive or coconut oil
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 11/2 cups of water or broth



Preparation:


  1. Add your water or broth to a small sauce pan, and bring to a boil.
  2. Pour the couscous into the boiling liquid. 
  3. Turn down to low, cover and let simmer for five minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside.
While this is going on, you will also want to:


  1. Peel the potatoes, and cut into cubes.  Wash and tear the greens into 1 - 2 inch pieces.  Chop up the onion.
  2. Heat the oil up in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium heat.
  3. Add the potatoes and onions. Cover and let them cook for a few minutes, then turn them and cook about a min longer.
  4. Add your greens!
  5. Cover and cook until they start to wilt.
  6. Turn everything again, and cook a bit longer with the cover off.



Done!

Depending on how much time I have, I will add different herbs and spices.  This is very versatile, low sodium, and vegan.  Let me know how it works out for you.  What different variations can you think to try?


-- Jessica


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to Wear it Wednesday 3.22.17



It's officially Spring!!  It feels like Summer here in Texas, so of course, I have breezy, comfortable outfits on my mind.



Metallic Wooden Earrings from Feath & Kee
Metallic Wooden Earrings from Feath & Kee







After cutting out the leaf shapes, sanding, then burning the leaf veins into the wood for this pair of earrings, I finished them off with a silver metallic paint.  They are currently available online at our shop, and at 101 E. Main St., Olney, Texas.










Large Hobo Bag from JenJohn Handbags
Large Hobo Bag from JenJohn Handbags




Everyone needs a magic bag. I love this one from JenJohn Handbags. Each bag is made to order with tons of compartments.  You can choose a button or zip closure, and the length of vegan leather straps.






Peridot Gemstone Bracelet from Tillies Treasure
Peridot Gemstone Bracelet from Tillies Treasure



The Peridot gemstones on this bracelet from Tillies Treasure just sparkle!









Huipil Tunic Dress from RebirthRecycling
Huipil Tunic Dress from RebirthRecycling






You really never know where life is going to take you.  Many years ago, cotton fabric was made into a table cloth. It was forgotten, passed on, then discovered by Tina at RebirthRecycling.  She painstakingly added Japanese Boro embroidery and turned the simple table cloth into this elegant tunic dress.








Modern Tribal Ring from The Twist On Jewelry
Modern Tribal Ring from The Twist On Jewelry






This ring from The Twist On Jewelry is made to order.  The pictured ring is made from sterling silver, 18k gold dots, and a .80 k diamond set in an 18k yellow gold bezel.













Handmade Leather Sandals from Floga New York
Handmade Leather Sandals from Floga New York



After handcrafting leather sandals in Greece for three generations, Floga brought their creations to the United States, opening Floga New York.  This sandal features an adjustable ankle strap.









Green Bowler Hat from Corona Hats
Green Bowler Hat from Corona Hats





Made from vintage velveteen, in just the right shade of green, this lovely bowler hat from Corona Hats also has a sparkly gold hatband.









That's it for this week!


-- Jessica

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

How to Wear it Wednesday 3.15.17



With St. Patrick's Day this Friday, I decided to feature Irish designers and makers this week.  Everything except our earrings is from Ireland.


Rounded Wooden Leaf Earrings from Feath & Kee
Rounded Wooden Leaf Earrings from Feath & Kee








Reclaimed Birch Leaf Earrings from our shop.












Leather Sandals from Holy Cow Products
Leather Sandals from Holy Cow Products







Holy Cow Products makes each of their made to order shoes by hand.










Patchwork Denim Skirt from LovedAgain4You
Patchwork Denim Skirt from LovedAgain4you





This patchwork denim skirt from LovedAgain4you was made from reclaimed denim.









Antler Hair Clip from Designs by GRG
Antler Hair Clip from Designs by GRG







You can find this gold antler hair clip at Designs by GRG.











Oversized Clutch from Elina Grosa
Oversized Clutch from Elina Grosa





This clutch from Elina Grosa was made from vegan leather.









Limited Edition Charm Necklace from SWALK
Limited Edition Charm Necklace from SWALK







This limited edition necklace from SWALK features two amulets that were made from antique seal impressions.










Dusty Plum Kimono Top from Alice Halliday
Dusty Plum Kimono Top from Alice Halliday






This lovely, kimono top from Alice Halliday was made from reclaimed chiffon.













Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jessica

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How to Wear it Wednesday 3.8.17



St. Patrick's Day is almost here!  So we have a green outfit this week.  Every item except for the boots are from TEMPT Team members on Etsy.  Today is also International Women's Day.  All of the featured items today come from small businesses that are owned or co-owned by women.


Glittery Green Earrings from Feath & Kee
Glittery Green Earrings from Feath & Kee




These earrings from our shop have been painted lime and emerald green.








Clover Key Chain from Lilamina
Clover Key Chain from Lilamina







This cute clover key chain is made of felt, and can be found at Lilamina.











Fern Shirt from Michelebuttons
Fern Shirt from Michelebuttons






The Fern Shirt from Michelebuttons has been dyed by hand.













Poodle Shirt from Cloud Hunter Co.
Poodle Shirt from Cloud Hunter Co.







This cool skirt from Cloud Hunter Co. has been made from faux poodle fur.










Shamrock Tic Tac Toe Game from Dust Witch Creations
Shamrock Tic Tac Toe Game from Dust Witch Creations






This Shamrock game board from Dust Witch Creations was made from reclaimed Cedar.












Lucky Clover Hair Pins from CassieVision
Lucky Clover Hair Pins from CassieVision





Green glass seed beads make up these lucky clover hair pins from CassieVision.









Women's Boots from MonSoulier
Women's Boots from MonSoulier







You can request different variations of these boots from MonSoulier.













That's it for this week!


-- Jessica




Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How to Wear it Wednesday 2.22.17





Last Wednesday of February!  I can't believe that Spring is almost here.  We really haven't had much of a Winter this year.  This week's outfit is so right for those chilly mornings that turn into warm sunny afternoons.


Wooden Feather Earrings from Feath & Kee
Wooden Feather Earrings from Feath & Kee











These rustic feather earrings from our shop were made from reclaimed birch.











Bamboo Skinny Sweatpants from Skinny Sweats
Bamboo Skinny Sweatpants from Skinny Sweats






Made from eco-friendly bamboo blend fabric, these pants from Skinny Sweats mix comfort and style.











Felted Vintage Style Sneakers from Momoish
Felted Vintage Style Sneakers from Momoish






These vintage style sneakers from Momoish are made to order from felted wool.










Agate Hemp Necklace from Creative Earth Jeweler
Agate Hemp Necklace from Creative Earth Jeweler




This lovely hemp necklace from Creative Earth Jeweler features a gorgeous agate slice.







One of a Kind Biker Jacket from Miss Lizzy London
One of a Kind Biker Jacket from Miss Lizzy London







The fabric for this awesome, one of a kind biker jacket from Miss Lizzy London used to be curtains in a mental asylum. Can't. Top. That.










Earth Friendly Tote from A Well Worn Story
Earth Friendly Tote from A Well Worn Story




Reclaimed belts, canvas tipi, plaid shirt, neat old travel pennant = one amazing tote!  Find it at A Well Worn Story.







Organic Silk Tank from Ethical Life Store
Organic Silk Tank from Ethical Life Store







Made from sustainable silk noil, and hand-dyed using plants and herbs, you can get this handmade tank at Ethical Life Store.










That's it for this week!

-- Jessica

Friday, February 10, 2017

How to Wear it Wednesday 2.15.17



Yikes! I have been away for far too long.  I have really missed my weekly "shopping trips"!  I am back this week with some great finds!

Wooden Heart Earrings from Feath & Kee
Wooden Heart Earrings from Feath & Kee



We are just past Valentine's Day, but these cute heart earrings from our shop are fun for everyday! They have a linseed oil finish, and burned arrows.









Hand Printed Tee from Little Atoms Clothing Company
Hand Printed Tee from Little Atoms Clothing Company





You can find this hand-printed, eco-jeresy shirt at Little Atoms Clothing Company.  Each shirt is made to order, and available in grey or black, with white or black ink.












Howdy Clutch from Writ Studio
Howdy Clutch from Writ Studio




Make a friendly statement with this clutch from Writ Studio.






Up-cycled Jeans from Abi Dashery
Up-cycled Jeans from Abi Dashery






This pair of up-cycled, customized jeans are from Abi Dashery.











Lampwork and Chrysoprase Pendant from Magnolia Jewel Designs
Lampwork and Chrysoprase Pendant from Magnolia Jewel Designs






This one of a kind pendant from Magnolia Jewel Designs was made from a lamp-work bead, quartz, and agate.  It comes with your choice of a 16" or 18" sterling silver chain.










Hand Painted Boots from Crazy Sexy Chic
Hand Painted Boots from Crazy Sexy Chic







I love these colorful, up-cycled boots from Crazy Sexy Chic.












Periodic Table Copper Cuff from Hardware Designs
Periodic Table Copper Cuff from Hardware Designs






This gorgeous copper cuff from Hardware Designs has the periodic table etched onto it.













That's it for this week!


-- Jessica