A Girl’s Gotta Shop!

18 Apr

I am back in Los Angeles now.  Unpacking isn’t so bad because I am unwrapping all the delightful things I bought in Mexico!  Here are my excellent shopping conquests!

I am obsessed with this ring. The picture doesn’t justify…it is simply stunning in person.  It is made from a seed!

The Tagua seed is referred to as “Vegetable Ivory” because it is the only 100% sustainable alternative for elephant ivory since it’s color and hardness are very similar to ivory.  It saves elephants from being slaughtered and no rain forests are damaged because trees are not cut down.  The seed hangs from the tree and is simply removed.  Once dried, it can be carved and died.

I only bought one because they were pricey.  Here are all the others I was drooling over.

These three beautiful necklaces are also handmade.

The red one is made of some sort of shell, maybe coconut shell… and the green and black ones are made of Tagua seed.

I just love that seed!

Check out my handbag and pillow cover.

The pillow was handmade in Mexico.  I had never seen this embroidering design in Mexico before and the store keeper told me it was a new style that is evolving in Mexico.  I LOVE it and it will look so great with my pink couch.

This embroidered purse was handmade in Guatamala.

Check out the coolest iPad cover ever!!  Made from Mexican table cloth called oilcloth.  I also bought this oilcloth coin purse.

These necklaces I bought for my niece and nephews are made from coconut shells.

Crocheted earrings.  For fancy or casual wear and very lightweight!

These skirts were made in Oaxaca.  Oaxaca is known for their beautiful textiles and these skirts are handmade.

So nice, I bought twice!  A blue and green one.

And more beaded jewelry!

Thank you Mexico!

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3 Responses to “A Girl’s Gotta Shop!”

  1. Angie & Carrie April 18, 2011 at 5:35 am #

    Love, love, love that RING!!!

  2. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons April 18, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    you have amazing taste in jewelery! love it all!!!!

  3. Angie & Carrie April 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    Thanks Jenn!! It was hard to hold back because there was so much good stuff there!!

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