Sunday, May 22, 2011

UWIB BlogHop - A Cape Cod Wedding

Back on June 30th, 2007, I became a happy, blushing bride... okay, at my age I was well past the "blushing" stage... let's just say I was happy and "flushed". ;)  It was a gorgeous day, and my now husband and I had a lovely outdoor ceremony and reception, with friends and family here on Cape Cod. It was a magical day. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Cape Cod is a romantic place to hold a wedding, and whether you can tie the knot here, or are looking for a little Cape Cod flavor for your nuptials, I thought I would share a few local items that will make your special day even more special. :)

Sailboat Wedding Invitation by Dulce Press on Etsy

I love these nautical themed invitations. :) Jen, from Dulce Press, has a small shop/studio on Cape Cod, where she makes her beautiful handcrafted, custom paper products. She has an Etsy shop (click ^ pic) with a modest selection, or visit her website for more variety and styles to choose from... 

Hold Everything by hheaslip on Etsy

These adorable clay place/note/card/photo holders are handmade by Holly Heaslip, a native Cape Codder and award winning artist, who's inspiration comes from the sea shore. Holly has had an extensive art education and over 30 years experience in working with clay. Visit her Etsy shop (click ^ pic) to see more... she is also happy to take custom orders. :) 

Cape Cod Scallop Shell Necklace by MidWestMermaid on Etsy

What a precious necklace - fit for bride or bridesmaid! Gigi Golato, who proclaims to be a "beach loving displaced Cape Cod girl", handcrafts these pendants from fine silver using a mold she made from a tiny scallop shell she found on a Cape Cod beach. Click the pic to see her listing, and browse her shop for many more beautiful pieces of her original, handmade jewelry. :)

"The Wedding Cod" by Cape Card on Etsy

Last, but not least, is this whimsical customizable print by Cape Cod graphic artist - Andrew Newman. My husband and I discovered his art hanging on the walls of a local breakfast spot, and knew we would some day have one of his pieces.  For our first anniversary, my husband presented me with a customized, "The Wedding Cod".  It is just the most awesome commemoration of our vows... I LOVE it! <3 Check out Andrew's Etsy shop, and his website:  for prints, posters, notecods, postcods and stickers for ANY occasion!


This post is a part of the Unique Women in Business' monthly blog hop... for more wonderful wedding themed goodness, check out our other members contributions...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Whimsical Herbal Art with "good4you"

I found this shop on Etsy, "good4you" that hails from Cape Cod. I don't know who's behind it, or where exactly on the Cape they are, but I like their style. :)

"my work is an herbal creation oasis. a seven year project. i make herbal art. what i create comes as the inspiration does, and goes with your choosing."

"the teas are my roots, salves are the stems and everything else i create are the leaves. the remedies give color, I draw to feel how it heals... "

"new projects may lead me in other ways eventually... so i say, if you see something that clicks with you, don't wait to bring it home"

Visit this colorful shop of 

herbs love art and eco friendliness


    Thursday, May 5, 2011

    Cape Cod Profile: The Sleeping Dog

     If you're looking for custom photo jewelry, whether you live on Cape Cod, or points beyond, you'll find an awesome assortment offered by The Sleeping Dog!

    The Sleeping Dog is a one woman shop run by artist and teacher, Jenn. Having a love of all things found, reclaimed, re-treasured, and re-loved serves as a catalyst for much of her creations.

    All pieces are handmade with love and one of a kind - but should you see something that's been sold and want more - contact Jenn and she will do her best to create a new piece just for you.

    Jenn lives with her best friend (who also happens to be her husband) their cherished daughter, and their crazy (but wonderful) dog Lilly.

    When Jenn isn't teaching she can often be found staring up at the trees and moonlighting making art and jewelry into the very wee hours of the night in her Cape Cod studio...where the memory of her much beloved dog Kaia (for whom her shop is named) lives on.

    A thousand thank you's...and enjoy!

    *************A Portion of Select Proceeds
    *will be Donated to Canine Cancer Research*

    Please visit Jenn's shop at:

     This is a periodic Cape Cod Dreamer feature of  local Cape Cod artisans... support your local artists... and buy handmade! :)