First, I want to say thank you to everyone who sent me wonderful emails introducing themselves. I'm so excited to get to "meet" you all and introduce you to the rest of my readers and followers! (If you haven't sent me your email yet, you can get all the details here).
Well today, I'd like to introduce you to an absolute GEM -- Village Boutique. (They are also the newest sponsor of the Hand Me Down House!)
The minute I saw this fantastic shop, I knew you gals would love these bracelets and goodies too. One of the most awesome things about these bracelets is that they are completely unique, which means no one will see your bracelet and say, "I have the SAME one from Target!" (Don't you hate when that happens!?!). The spoons that she uses are from years when they didn't have machines to replicate the pattern -- so they are hand-crafted designs.
Village Boutiques has bracelets, key chains, necklaces and bracelets with charms -- and they are all made out of silverware! They are fantastic! Here are a few of my favorites:
What's even more amazing is to see how most of the spoons are originally found (before she cleans them up and makes then into beautiful jewelry):
The spoon fanatic behind Village Boutique learned her crafting and creating skills from her Grandpa as a little girl. Over the years she's perfected her craft and well, you've seen the outcome -- amazing jewelry! She puts so much love and care into each piece of jewelry she creates - and it shows; they are beautiful!
And just like me she's fascinated by history and the thought of where this silverware may have come from and who may have used it over the past hundred years. I think that's what initially intrigued me about this amazing jewelry -- it's already older than I am, yet it's a brand new piece that was JUST created.
She also has a fascinating blog that has TONS of interesting and fun facts about the spoons she uses for her bracelets -- so your jewelry comes with a mini history lesson too!
These bracelets would make wonderful gifts too! You could give your mom or grandma a truly unique, meaningful gift of a bracelet that was originally made in a year that was special to them -- a birth year, an anniversary year? How special would that be?!
I'm SO excited to have this wonderfully, beautiful jewelry here! And I'm SO glad I got to share it with all of you, too! Be sure to visit these little gems at Village Boutique!
Be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow, too -- you might just have a chance to get one of these awesome pieces for yourself! :)