Thursday, April 14, 2011

april giveaway.

Its time again for a my monthly Facebook Fan Giveaway! Head over to my Facebook Fan page and comment below my post today. A winner will be chosen randomly to win these super cute ivory satin earrings. Perfect for wedding season, Easter Sunday or a sunny spring day. The question for the post is "What is your favorite outdoor activity?"

I would have to say taking walks/hikes. I'm not a fan of exercise as many people know (although I should start a routine because I can't stay a size 4 forever with the way I eat haha!) but I do enjoy leisurely strolls on nice days. The beach, woods, my suburban's just nice to be out and about :)

So please head over to my Facebook to enter my Giveaway! And don't worry if you don't win this time...there will be one next month to look forward to. Have a lovely day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

good day.

I feel like its been so long since I posted! It's been pretty crazy round here as of late, so finally tonight I had some time to update some things. Last weekend I spen the day with Evan exploring The Crane Estate in Ipswich Massachusetts. It was such a beautiful place, especially since it was still the off season so no one was there. We spent a few hours walking around the estate taking pictures, then headed to the beach for a walk. We ended the day with a seafood lunch and picking up a very cool chair at an antique place. All in all, it was one of the best days I've spent up here.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


One thing I've learned the last year is that life is totally unpredictable. I've never been one to plan out my life (ex. In five years I'll be married/have 10 kids/live in mansion) but I wouldn't have imagined a few years ago that I would still be struggling to find work, happily living with my boyfriend and residing in New England.

And once again it's about to change. Evan got a job back in Pennsylvania so at the end of April, I'll be packing up and moving again. At first I was hesitant, after all I love it here -aside from the hours away from friends and family. The ocean, the history, the adorable towns with great shops and restaurants, Boston, etc. are all so inspiring. But sometimes things that you think won't be great...turn out to be wonderful.

So as the big move approaches, I have decided to have a sale! Through the month of April all the things in my shop will be 20% off with my coupon code MOVE1

Please check it out! Not only will you be saving money on some cute things...but you will also be helping me move by lessening the load! :)

One of my faves:

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

quality vs quantity

So I just treated myself to ordering these fabulous boots from Starlet Vintage. I am sooo excited for them to come in the mail! I have been wanting real leather boots for a long time. My Payless ones are on their last leg (haha no pun intended!) and I've been on the hunt. I tend to not spend money on things that I use everyday...which is the exact opposite of what you should do. Why do I refuse to spend money on quality boots/jeans/bras and continue to buy cheap ones I need to replace year after year? Well I finally broke the chain. Plus I got a good tax return so even though I need to save money...I think I can treat myself on something I'll be wearing for a long time. Now to get around to that haircut I've been putting off....

Thursday, March 17, 2011

stylish blogger award

So a couple days ago I was contacted by Mary of UneBelleVie because she gave me the Stylish Blogger Award! It's a super cool thing where we find out a little bit about other sellers and pass on the love. I'm so excited to be included...who knew people read this!

Thanks Mary :) If you haven't already checked out Mary's blog or etsy shop- she has very cute vintage finds. Take a look!

*Stylish Blogger Award rules*
Thank the person who awarded it to you
Post 7 facts about yourself
Pass the Award to other bloggers and let them know they were choosen

Seven facts about myself:
I love making lists- even better if I can cross things off the list.
I would choose salty over sweet anyday. Except cupcakes.
I am 5ft tall, wear size 5 shoes, and my ring finger is size 5
I am still close with my friends from high school. We call each other the eleven.
I adore Jane Austen. There is nothing better than a cup of tea and Persuasion.
I am really it's hard for me to promote my work in person.
I've never been stung by a bee.

Passing the Award to:

Have a lovely evening :)

P.S. I am working on a collection of headbands. A preview is on my Facebook fan page. They will all be listed soon!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

march giveaway!

So its time for my monthly Facebook Fan Giveaway!

I started last month with my first giveaway and am seeing if it can be something I do monthly. The February one went well with about 9 people entering. Although not a was a good start for me!

So this month, on my lucillejean Etsy Shop Facebook page, all you have to do is comment under my Monday March 14th status and you will be entered in the giveaway. I will choose a random winner to receive this super cute one-of-a-kind ring...its perfect for spring!

In the mean time, I'm trying to keep my shop updated with new spring items. Take a look!

Friday, March 4, 2011

literary love.

I am in love with Jane Austen. Many people already know this, but I've been trying to work my love of Jane and other literature into my creations. I started a "Jane Austen Collection" in my etsy shop but I've been having some creativity blocks and haven't been working on it. Then I had a great idea! I had made a charm bracelet a while ago with a locket that inside I put a quote from P and P. It was such a cute bracelet and it sold. Maybe I should make more and focus on romantic quotes from Jane and other authors. Ideas:

  • Captain Wentworth from Persuasion (J.Austen)
  • Mr. Knightly from Emma (J.Austen)
  • Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind (M.Mitchell)
  • Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights (E.Bronte)
  • Rochester from Jane Erye (C.Bronte)
  • Colonel Brandon from Sense and Sensibility (A.Austen)
I need to do some research for some more obscure heros. Oh what a bummer more reading ;)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

vintage lovelies

Sneak peek of some of my soon-to-be listed vintage jewelry

Pearl and Gold Adjustable Link Ring

Tiny Starburst Pin w/ iridescent and and blue stones

Rhinestone and Gold Adjustable Link Ring -missing rhinestones replaced with golden pearl beads

Check out my shop for these vintage pieces and stay tuned for more to come.
Happy March 1st!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

shop update

Miss Anne Sage and Gold Knotted Ring (Jane Austen Collection)

Lemongrass Stone Earrings-sold

More listing to come as the spring season approaches. Looking forward to showing you some vintage jewelry and some new spring headbands.

Happy Saturday :)

Monday, February 21, 2011


As much as I love winter, it's nice to have some warmer weather. But I'll be honest, spring is probably my least favorite season only because it never seems to be "real" spring weather. Rain, wind, cloudy days, grey, damp...this is what I think of when someone mentions that spring is coming. It's not till well into May that the weather looks "springy" and then BAM! 80-degree weather pops up and summer has taken over. I guess if you think about it, spring isn't really a type of weather...more of a state of mind. New growth, shedding of layers (slowly cause it still can be chilly), and a brighter perspective. With that in mind, I have been thinking about doing some new home decor projects for the apartment to brighten it up and add a little life.

1. Refinishing an old lamp in the living room. Found this DIY lamp project here. All I need is some metallic glass paint and a new shade.

2. Using some old skeleton keys I got from my grandmother to make a piece of art...thinking the top right one. Thanks Design*Sponge for all your cool ideas!

3. Want to make a garland to place above the bed, since we haven't found the perfect piece of artwork yet. Plan on using some old sheet music and keeping with the colors of the room- grey, slate blue and a golden tan.

4. Recovering some pillows in the living room in bright and fun patterns. Love this neutral room and the fun accessories!

I'll update with pictures when I get the projects done, but for now it's all in planning stages! Stay tuned for an etsy shop update!

Monday, February 14, 2011

things I love today

(Evan and I last Valentine's Day at the Albright College Victorian Fashion Ball...I made my dress!)

Five things I love no particular order.

1. English Breakfast Tea

2. My kitten Essie

3. A Pride and Prejudice reunion in The King's Speech

4. Snow on the beach

5. This print from NanLawson's Etsy shop...find it here

While you're at it, check out my Valentine's day Treasury...A non-red Valentine's Day featuring some pretty things like this:

A leather pouch by renneslechateau


Vintage Brown Shoes (in my size!) by witchgoose

Happy Love Day!

P.S. Don't forget to check out my Facebook Fan page to enter my giveaway today!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I have some good news! I have been planning to do a giveaway for some time now but didn't know quite how to pull it off. With Valentines Day quickly approaching I decided to show some love to my Facebook Fans by having a giveaway. On Monday Feb. 14th, I'm gonna post a status on my lucillejean Facebook Fanpage and all you have to do is post a comment in response and I'll choose a winner at random to receive this super cute grey knit cuff with pearl beads!

To continue the love..I've decided to do this every month on the 14th. The prize might change but the concept is the my appreciation to my Facebook Fans :) I'm pretty excited about my shop lately because I'm beginning to connect with other sellers and get the word out. Ms. Veronicas was even kind enough to post about my giveaway on her blog- check out her lovely shop here. Her cards are so adorable!

Well I hope everyone has a great weekend - lots of love :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wedding season prep

There is finally a few days without a snow storm up here in New England, so I've been busy with my day/part-time jobs and haven't had time to do much other than drive to and from work and eat. I got off early today so I decided I should get some stuff done! Valentines day is next week and I'm working on a gift for my boyfriend. We decided to make gifts this year since we are trying to save money and we already have plenty of candy :)

I thinking of using the scraps from the felted mittens to make a case for his phone. Its grey and plain so it will be "manly" enough for him. I have a vintage button I'm gonna add to it as a closure.

Wedding season is coming up and I have to get busy! I have many gifts to get my friends who are getting hitched this summer, as well as try and list wedding-y stuff on lucillejean. I'm working on relisting my wedding good luck charms, which are very cute and
have a great story with them.

Many years ago when I was a flowergirl in a family wedding, I was given a special bridal party present. This tiny horseshoe charm with a small bow of blue ribbon was to be saved until my wedding day. The card said that when pinned carefully to the inside hem of my wedding gown, the little charm would bring me luck on that day. The charm has remained at the bottom of my jewelry box, waiting for my own wedding day.

So when I found some cute little pins, I added different pearl, gold or blue beads and tied a blue bow to the top. Each one comes with a nice little card wishing the bride luck on her day. Its a great shower gift and I plan on using them as gifts for my friends who get married as well.
So check back in my shop soon because I'm going to update them a bit.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Naturally lovely

So I spent some time in Boston this weekend and it was great. Very cold but great. And it got me thinking about my love of nature and how I am so inspired by it.

For example, when I was in London for a week this fall, I was really inspired by the properness of it all, the intellectual attitude and the unabashed coolness. I wish I could be those things when I get dressed in the morning!

I'll be honest, the only reason I wanted to write this post is so I can share some pics from this weekend and my London trip. I think they are having a huge impact on the stuff I create. Whimsy, natural, and just pretty is what I am going for and am hoping to get cohesive ideas in the process.



I planning on doing more with natural headbands. Which are kind of represented here in these photos. Much like my Silver Whimsy Headband.

I haven't had time to work on any personal projects the last week, although I do have a list for when I finally get to go to the store for some supplies.

  • A piece of neutral scrapbook paper to mat photos
  • Thick knitting needles to start a cowl with some great yarn I've been saving
  • Look at the thrift store for some wool sweaters for felted mittens
  • Create pattern for LOVE banner over bed

Another snow storm headed my perhaps I'll have time to finish some stuff after all!