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Frogs and Shop Updates

Monday, June 30th, 2008


Oooooh boy it was hot today! You know when your back gets sweaty from driving in the car for a few minutes? Yuck. And yes, I know I could avoid that with some well-time air conditioning but I just don’t like it. I’m a wind girl. 

Anyhow, beating the heat by making a pasta sauce (so NOT the thing to do if you’re trying to stay cool, but we’ll get a really nice couple of meals out of it) and adding new things to the shop. Woo hoo! It’s been a while, eh? I know. I’ve renewed my commitment to the HappyDashery effective immediately, and no small thanks to a couple of neighborhood girls for committing a few afternoons to Dash. 

So stay tuned. More updates in the days to come. 


What does that photo have to do with anything? Nothing. Just some frogs I thought I’d share with you.


Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

That is in answer to a very popular question being asked of me lately. That being, “Where the hell are you?”

I promise I’ll be back soon. I’ve been working on something pretty special for a while now and I’m about ready to share.

(And on the negative side, which many of you know is a big part of my personality, I’m trying not to be seriously annoyed by the new etsy search options that have all but put a stop to my business. You all know you have to actually select “vintage” from a drop-down in order to find vintage items, right? Spread the word.)

Brooklyn Shout Out

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

I want to give a quick shout out to Meg (of Enderby fame) over at the ever-hip, Brooklyn-based style-guide known as Nest for featuring the HappyDashery as a shop of the week. It’s an honor to be included with so many other talented artists and shop owners. I only wish I found out about this feature way back in October!

Enderby Nest is a “Green Guide to Stylish Living and Eclectic Home Decor.” I recently discovered this site and it’s already rather dear to my heart because she’s living in Brooklyn (and we all know I miss brooklyn and heart anything that brings me back to my days there) and promoting and creating green design.

Meg’s designs and daily posts remind you that “style starts at home,” and will be stepping it up a bit this week with the start of her DIY show on Threadbanger. Tomorrow marks the debut episode. Good luck, Meg!

Go Wait By Your Mailbox…

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

Milkglass Snackset Giveaway at Happydashery

…Ismoyo! You’re the winner of the vintage milkglass plate and cup snack set giveaway from HappyDashery. Congratulations! Invite a friend over for some soup and a half a sandwich. Grilled cheese, I’m thinking. Enjoy it!

And thank you very much to all who entered the contest. I know I had fun and I decided to do it more often, so check back here again for more fun vintage goodies. I’m all about sharing the vintage love (especially on superbowl sunday when there’s not much else going on for me, though I hear others might be enjoy some kind of football contest).

Happy Sunday!

This is Your Moment.

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

For all of you faithful readers (those of you who comment and those who are, I’m guessing, really really shy), Happy Almost February! I’ll bet you didn’t know that was a holiday, did you? Well, to celebrate that we’re almost through with winter (ha!), I’ve decided to do a giveaway.

One lucky reader will receive this super-cute vintage milk glass snack set.
Milk Glass Snackset at

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to my Etsy shop and find your favorite item.
  2. Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite is and why. Inquiring minds want to know!
  3. Not mandatory, but if you want TWO chances to win, put a post up on your blog telling people about this giveaway and link back to this post. Pretty easy to do, and it’ll double your chances of winning!

Your comment automatically enters you in the giveaway. Winner will be announced on Sunday, February 3, so make sure you get your comments in by Saturday night.
Please remember to include your name and email address so I can get in touch with you.

That’s it! That’s all you have to do! Except maybe to check out all the other Bloggy Giveaways that are happening right now. That ought to keep you out of trouble for the rest of the work day.

Good luck!

p.s. hop on over to to win a free copy of Dan Zane’s Catch That Train!