Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Embellished Beauties....

This past weekend found me in a lovely little shop called "The Wren's Nest" located in Anoka, Minnesota. Anoka is a suburb of Minneapolis and is only about 10 minutes from where I live.

The shop is only open on Friday's and Saturday's, except for the second weekend of each month when they are also open on Thursday's and Sunday's as well.

I had no luck finding any goodies in the antique shops I had visited prior to stopping at this specialty shop, but as soon as I stepped in, I felt my disappointment melt away and I realized immediately that I had unknowingly saved the best shop for last.

It was a girly girls paradise. The shop is by no means large in size, but it was filled with all sorts of treasures, both old and new, including some handmade items, antiques, china, home decor and clothing.

I could have spent a fortune in this store, but I restrained myself and only purchased four lovely embellished gift card and tag sets. I've seen similar ones in different Etsy shops and on websites here and there, and I am happy to have found these.

Just look at how pretty they are all blinged out with glitter and embellishments.

They were bit pricey, but not overly so. No more so than what I've seen them going for on different Etsy websites and I know it must have taken the creator of these cards and tags quite some time to make.

And, I justified my purchases knowing that I would be keeping these for myself to use for display purposes and not for passing them on with a gift as they were intended to be. They are just too pretty to give away.

The shop also as an amazing collection of jewelry pieces that looked to be vintage jewelry pieces re-purposed into new designs. I'm definitely going to have to look closer at the jewelry the next time I visit this shop.

Until then, I'm going to enjoy my lovely purchases and even use them as inspiration for some tags I hope to create myself someday. Seeing these close up and all the details will sure help on that part.

I know you all would just love this little shop and I wish I could take you all with me the next time I visit.


stefanie said...

oooo, they are pretty!!!

Caroline said...

They are so pretty... I think they make up for not finding any treasures at the antique shops.

Nanette said...

Hi Kim,
The little tags are so pretty! Glad you didn't have to go home empty handed!