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.