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100% Pure Natural Shampoos & Conditioners

April 28, 2015 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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100Percent Pure Shampoo and Conditioner

When I first decided to stop using conventional beauty products, around 8 years ago, two of the products that were most difficult for me to find natural replacements for were shampoo and conditioner. I visited my local health food store thinking that they must have safe alternatives. But after reading the ingredient labels on pretty much all their shampoos and conditioners, reviewing the products on the skin deep database, keeping the price in mind, and knowing what my hair needs; there were only a few that I was willing to try. I tried a few different brands and types, even some that didn't meet the safety level I was looking for, and was disappointed by all of them. So I turned to DIY shampoos and conditioners, thinking at least I would be in charge of the ingredients. I tried different concoctions with baking soda, honey and apple cider vinegar and many recipes for castille soap shampoos with vinegar rinses - none of them worked for me for any period of time. My scalp got really dry and my hair always seemed stringy and heavy. (I should note that we have really hard water, and I have read that it can negatively impact how castille soap based shampoos work.)

For my hair, shampoo and conditioner has always been hard to find because I have fine, but very thick hair which can look oily and weighted down straight after washing with certain products. I also wash my hair about twice a week, so being able to go a few days in between washing without my hair looking oily is a requirement. I'm very picky about shampoos in particular, because my hair can tangle into crazy knots very easily when I wash it. I need a shampoo that will clean well, but not turn my hair into a knot ball before I apply the conditioner. And I need a conditioner that will moisturize, but not leave my hair heavy, stringy and greasy looking by the end of the day. I have honestly been searching for what-seems-like-forever, and only have only found a few that could make the cut.

100Percent Pure Shampoo and Conditioner

After trying shampoo and conditioner from Desert Essence, Nature's Gate, Giovanni, JASON, Avalon Organics, Earth Science and a many more - the first shampoo and conditioner that I switched to was by ShiKai, which left my hair feeling pretty good but I wasn't satisfied with the level of ingredients. Still, I used it for a while because I had not found any that worked better for me. The next shampoo and conditioner that I switched to for quite a while was Beautiful Curls, which met my ingredient qualification and left my hair feeling pretty clean, but started to look oily by the end of the second day. And I could never quite get used to the lack of suds when using the shampoo, so I continued to look for something more. About a year later, I started using Acure shampoos and conditioners, which met my ingredient qualification, the shampoo has just enough suds and doesn't leave my hair super tangled, and my hair felt and looked pretty good in between washing. I have been using them ever since...until I tried the new 100% Pure Shampoo and Conditioner line.

100Percent Pure Shampoo and Conditioner

100% Pure offers a great collection of moisturizers, cleansers, makeup and hair care products all made from healthy ingredients and refreshingly no chemicals or synthetics. I have tried many of their products from moisturizers to makeup, and keep coming back for more. I enjoy reading over the labels with the line-up of ingredients of extracts, oils and hydrosols from fruits, flowers, coffee, tea, kelp, aloe and not much else. The makeup is even colored using fruit, and everything smells seriously delicious.

Their collection has grown a lot since I started ordering from them over 6 years ago. I believe at that time it included only one shampoo and conditioner. I received samples of the old shampoo and conditioner with one of my orders, and honestly I didn't care for them. The shampoo had a consistency similar to water which was very difficult to work into my hair and it left it feeling heavy, although it smelled great. Even though I didn't care for that shampoo and conditioner, I love their other products so I was excited to see their new line-up of shampoo and conditioners all of which have great reviews. I decided to give some a try, and chose the Yuzu & Pomelo Glossing Shampoo (because I am drawn to fruity/citrus scents) and the Burdock & Neem Healthy Scalp Conditioner (because my scalp has been pretty dry this winter).

AWESOME-NESS ALERT:
First, my order shipped a half hour after it was placed - awesome.
Next, it arrived at my house 2 days later - double awesome.
And it included a handful of small samples of lotions and cleansers - triple awesome.
(Every order I have received from them has contained 3-4 samples in it.)

100Percent Pure Shampoo and Conditioner

I have been using the Yuzu & Pomelo Shampoo and Burdock & Neem Conditioner for about a month now, and I'm happy to say that they are great. I really like the fresh, citrus scent of the Yuzu & Pomelo Shampoo. The consistency is on the thin side but not problematic, it has just enough suds, and my hair feels really clean afterwards. The Burdock & Neem Conditioner has a pleasant minty scent, a small amount can be worked throughout all my hair and it's not too greasy. Overall, my hair and scalp feel clean and moisturized and my hair dries with minimal frizz (I always air dry).

My husband has also been enjoying the Yuzu & Pomelo Shampoo - he has psoriasis on his scalp and many shampoos cause it to get worse, so this is a big deal. He's tried all kinds of psoriasis shampoos from prescription to tar based, some of which worked ok, but of course we were concerned about the ingredients. Since we started trading out chemical laden personal care products for more natural options, the shampoos that have kept his psoriasis in check have been this diy natural shampoo recipe from Wellness Mama which he loves, and the 100% Pure Yuzu & Pomelo Shampoo.

100Percent Pure Shampoo and Conditioner

What natural shampoos and conditioners do you love? Share your favorites in the comments below!

 

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Modular Recycled Carpet Squares

April 06, 2015 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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FLOR Parallel Reality Soda Shoppe 5x7 area rug
My FLOR Carpet squares, in Parallel Reality design, set up in a patchwork pattern.

When I first came across FLOR carpet squares, modular carpet tiles sounded like a really great idea to me - you can mix-n-match different colors and designs to create one-of-a-kind rugs, if one square gets dirty you can lift it up and clean it in the sink or replace it if need be, and when they are worn out you can send them back to the company to be recycled into new carpet tiles. But at the time, I was living in a house that had wall-to-wall carpet in almost every room. So even though I thought they had a cool product, there wasn't really a space that lent itself to trying them out.

In our new house, we were lucky enough to be able to install bamboo flooring throughout before moving in. And although I love the look, we have found that area rugs bring some much needed warmth to our spaces. I typically prefer to purchase rugs made from natural fibers, but I wanted a rug that could stand up to spills and traffic for the kitchen and entry. So I decided now was the perfect time to give FLOR carpet squares a try.

FLOR Recycled Carpet Squares - Made in the USA
Packaging was minimal, this is the box I received from UPS.

FLOR Recycled Carpet Squares - non-skid backing
The non-skid backing, shown in Line, Please design. | What was in the box.

I received them today, and it was super easy to get them all set up. I just placed them in my desired layout, and used the included adhesive dots to secure each carpet square to the bordering squares. The quality of the carpet squares seem very good. They are heavy with a non-skid backing and the pile looks very uniform, full and free from snags etc. They look like they will be very durable. And so far they have fit together so snug that the rugs almost look seamless.

FLOR Dots
The yellow adhesive "dots" used to secure the squares together.

I ordered the multi-colored wide stripe Parallel Reality in the Soda Shoppe area rug which was perfect for creating a fun and colorful centerpiece in our kitchen. And the Line, Please in Cayenne, which has very thin stripes, and worked well for creating a more subtle patchwork pattern in our entry. And I'm very impressed with the design, feel under foot and the overall quality so far.

Since I was opting for an easier to maintain nylon for high traffic areas, I wanted to make sure that it was eco-friendly. Both the Parallel Reality and the Line, Please carpet squares are made in the USA and are made from recycled fibers - 100% for Parallel Reality and 49% for Line, Please. And as I mentioned, once they are worn out you can send them back to FLOR to be recycled. All you have to do is contact them with the number of squares you will be sending, and they email you a prepaid UPS label. This is a huge bonus, to me, to know that they will not just end up in a landfill at the end of their life.

FLOR Carpet Squares in Horizontal Pattern
I ended up going with a horizontal pattern for the final layout.

Based on what I've seen so far, I'm hopeful that these will look nice for quite a while. And based on how easy they were to set up, I am even considering using FLOR carpet squares in a wall-to-wall installation in our basement living space...stay tuned.

Have you installed FLOR carpet squares in your house?  What do you think of them? 



Family Room Inspiration: Colorful, Artisan & Handmade Throw Pillows

Vibrant Modern Handmade Throw Pillows

We recently moved, we've been in our new house for just over a year, and we are still in the process of furnishing some empty spaces. So I've been spending loads of time browsing for ideas to inspire me. I'm drawn to neutral colors and simple, modern style for my main furniture pieces and wall colors, with colorful accents to set the mood (as I don't want to get locked into trendy design choices for years to come). So I wanted to share some of the fun and colorful, and of course "green", home accessories I've come across on my journey.

Right now I'm in search of some colorful and fun throw pillows for our family room. Novica has loads of unique, fair trade and handcrafted home accessories (fair trade throw pillows shown above). I also really love to look for modern, colorful home decor on Esty - you can always find tons of creative, handmade and unique, vintage items perfect for whatever vibe you are going for. Above are some fun, vibrant throw pillows that I pulled together to help spark some colorful family room inspiration. If you're looking for a little throw pillow inspiration, check out my full fav list of colorful handmade throw pillows on Etsy.

 

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On Planning a Green Wedding - Selecting a Caterer

August 23, 2012 | posted by Emily | 0 Comments

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When we selected our venue, we were excited about supporting a local, sustainable organic farm that has a community supported agriculture program. In keeping with the theme of staying local, we discovered that our venue had three recommended caterers who are committed to using local ingredients from the Maine coast. After a lot of consideration, we decided to go with Belle Fete Group, whose founder Lori Kinkade has been an absolute pleasure to work with.

While our menu hasn't been finalized, we know that it will include whatever veggies are being harvested at the time of our big day, as well as Maine-brewed beer. In addition to the local ingredients, Belle Fete values providing guests with a taste of Maine. Somehow we will incorporate lobster as well as blueberries, since the lovely Pine Tree state is known for having the largest blueberry and lobster harvests. 

Not only does Belle Fete prefer to keep it local but they are also a green caterer with a green policy that includes:

  • Composting their scraps from the kitchen
  • Recycling all plastic, metal and cardboard containers
  • Using biodegradable plastic at their events
  • Using Bamboo plates
  • Donating leftovers to the Mid-Coast Hunger Prevention Program

For more info see: Belle Fete Events & Catering

I'm excited to be working with such a lovely catering company that not only provides excellent customer services but is also eco-friendly.



On Planning a Green Wedding

June 20, 2012 | posted by Emily | 0 Comments

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Last month I got engaged. (Thank you! Thank you!)

The past month has probably been the most exciting time of my life filled with love, joy and a lot of planning. Initially I had the mindset that I was going to enjoy our engagement for a while and wait to begin planning our big day. But when husband-to-be began the conversations about picking a wedding date before my head even hit the pillow the night we got engaged, I knew I was in for it.

Luckily, we have the same vision for a theme for “the” day - rustic, barn wedding. I had spent a significant portion of my life on a dairy farm that not only had cows but also raised chickens, pigs, produce and hay. Most of my adult life has been spent living an urban lifestyle in Boston, MA but I have always held a special place in my heart for country living.

The day after he proposed, Chris began scouring the web for weddings on farms, trying to find any place in the northeast that was a barn venue and wasn’t outrageously priced.

One place we considered was the Peabody Historical Society’s Smith Barn - a venue located in Peabody, MA that is surrounded by 250 acres of orchards and conservation land. Rental fees support the mission of the Society in preserving and promoting Peabody’s history.

Photo courtesy of Geneve Rege

Another place we considered was Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells, Maine.

Located on coastal Maine, Wells Reserve at Laudholm is an estuary research reserve that is listed on the historic places register and offers its land and barn as a wedding venue.

Photo Courtesy of C.A. Smith Photography

While these venues are beautiful and met our vision of getting married outside and in/near a barn, what we really wanted was a D-I-Y type of venue.

Chris went back to the web, scouring it for hours until he finally found it: Broadturn Farm.

Photo Courtesy of Broadturn Farm

Located in Scarborough, ME, Broadturn Farm is a community supported agriculture farm that grows organic vegetables, strawberries, some poultry, turkey, lamb and pork. They also grow flowers - one of the more exciting crops for me since Stacy, who runs the farm with her husband John, will use the  flowers from the farm's gardens for beautiful wedding flower arrangements.  

 Photo Courtesy of Broadturn Farm

Along with including the farm’s own cut flowers on the wedding day, there are three recommended caterers that use local ingredients in preparing the food for the event. The companies ensure that when possible, they use ingredients from Broadturn Farm. Next on our list to do is taste all the yummy food these caterers have to offer, and then make our selection!

Wedding planning is so fun! I’ll be sure to keep you updated as our plans evolve...

 

Emily

Emily - Guest Blogger

Emily lives in Boston, MA with her fiance Chris and their furry child, Stoli. Newly engaged, Emily is planning her wedding on an organic farm with the goal of making as many eco-friendly decisions as possible. Besides wedding planning, Emily enjoys working out, reading, and blogging.



Follow Ecomodish on Bloglovin

June 10, 2012 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Get Pampered While Staying Green in Massachusetts: Green Spas Near Boston

May 17, 2012 | posted by Emily | 0 Comments

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Eco Spas & Salons in Boston Area

We all like to get pampered now and again. Wouldn't it be nice to indulge in spa services while being a little gentler on the environment? If you're in the Boston area, here are four spas that operate a little greener:

 

1. Roffi Salon & Day Spa

134 Newbury Street
Boston, MA
617-536-9600
www.roffisalon.com
info@michaelroffi.com

The Roffi Salon is located right on Boston's enchanting Newbury Street. Not only does the spa offer eco-friendly products, but it also addresses other earthly concerns such as energy conservation, eliminating waste and supporting free trade products.

Services:

Hair Coloring, Cut, Perm, Highlights, Updos, Straightening
Skin Facials, Makeup, Eyelash Application
Nails Manicure, Pedicure

Other Green Features: (taken directly from the website)

  • Operate on 100% on wind-generated energy
  • Recycle newspapers, cardboard, magazines, plastic, paper & metal
  • Recycle hair coloring materials such as color tubes, canisters & foils
  • Energy efficient washer, dryer, dishwasher
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products and filtered water (not bottled)
  • Electric hand dryers instead of paper towels
  • Energy saving light bulbs & low voltage fluorescent lights
  • Serve 100% free trade coffee
  • Glasses and porcelain mugs for water & coffee

Products:

Aquage, Bio.Ionic, Minardi, Davines, Dr. Hauschka, JOICO, Goldwell

 

2. Daryl Christopher Wellness Salon and Day Spa

840 Winter Street
Waltham, MA
781-890-9211
www.dchristopher.com
office@dchristopher.com

Situated about 30 minutes west of Boston, Daryl Christopher Wellness Salon and Day Spa offers an array of services for the hair, face, hands and feet. Their green services include but are not limited to natural Keratin treatments, paper hair highlighting (rather than foil), and organic hair facials.

Services:

Hair Coloring, Cut, Perm, Highlights, Updos, Straightening
Skin Facials, Photolight Therapy, Makeup and Eyelash Application, Microdermabrasion, Peels
Nails Manicure, Pedicure
Body Exfoliation, Massage, Body Wrap, Bronzing
Hair Removal Waxing

Products:

302 Skincare

 

3. Skin Innovations

1149 Walnut Street
Newton, MA
617-332-SKIN
www.skininnovations.com
info@skininnovations.com

Located about 20 minutes west of Boston in Newton, MA, Skin Innovations partnered up with various eco-friendly products including Jane Iredale makeup (participants of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics), and Pevonia Botanica.

Services:

Skin Facials, Makeup, Eyelash Application, Peels
Nails Manicure, Pedicure
Body Exfoliation, Massage, Body Wrap
Hair Removal Waxing, Threading

Products:

Pevonia Botanica, Jane Iredale

 

4. Four Elements Salon and Spa

627 College Highway (Rt.10)
Ryan's Professional Center, Southwick, MA 01077
413-569-4004
www.4elementssalon.com
natural@4elementssalon.com

Four Elements Salon and Spa is dedicated to providing its clients with family and environmentally friendly salon by using only certified organic products and by promoting patronage of local businesses.

Services:

Hair Coloring, Cut, Perm, Highlights, Updos, Straightening
Skin Facials, Makeup
Body Massage
Hair Removal Waxing

Products:

Organic Salon Systems (certified organic ingredients, no ammonia, parabens, formaldehyde, plastics, SLS, or thioglycolates, 100% vegan friendly, fair trade) Earthly Body, Simply Organic

 

All of the above spas offer different services and boast their eco-friendliness by offering green beauty products and/or operating their facilities conservatively. Do you patronize eco-friendly salons or spas? Tell us about them!



My favorite eco-friendly baby items

April 25, 2012 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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I wanted to write, my first post in quite a while, about a topic that has pretty much consumed my days for the last 11 months - baby products! I recently had my first baby in the spring, and while taking a break from posting on Ecomodish, I have been spending loads of time finding non-toxic and eco-friendly baby gear for my son. So I've compiled a list of baby products that I own or use, to share with you...

Meal Time

Eco-friendly Baby Meal Time

I researched baby products for months before my son was born focusing on non-toxic and eco-friendly options, including baby furniture and other products that could be re-used or converted into something new as he grew. The OXO Tot Sprout Chair is a great example of a baby necessity that can convert to extend its use. Its made for children ages six months to 5 years, converting to a youth chair by removing the crotch post, tray and harness (an extra cushion comes with the chair for the youth setup). Its also super customize-able to the size/age of your baby - the seat can be adjusted in height and depth, the tray can be secured at different depths and the footrest's height can be adjusted as well. It also has some other great features for the busy, clean-freak parent (like myself). The tray is easily removed and secured with one hand, sits flat when placed on a table or counter, will hold about 7 oz. of spilled liquid and wipes down easily (it also easily fits under the kitchen faucet for big messes). The seat cushions are BPA-free, phthalate-free, and PVC-free and can be easily removed (they attach with velcro) and wiped down and are pretty stain resistant - we got ours in a fun lime green color. The base appears to be solid wood and the footprint of the chair, including the tray, is pretty compact which was also a necessity in our tiny dining room. Overall, we really liked our OXO Tot Sprout Chair, it was easy to use and clean and the modern design fit in well with our dining room decor.

Storage

Eco-friendly Nursery Storage

Diapering

Eco-friendly Diapers & Diapering Products

  • Earth's Best Diapers - When we started looking into diaper options we really wanted to choose the best product for our son and the planet, which naturally led us to cloth diapers. But after going over and over it, we finally decided that cloth diapering was not the best option for us. I felt really guilty for a while, but decided that I just had to be ok with our decision and move on. So after researching dozens of brands we chose Earth's Best because of the materials used in the creation of the diapers and the great reviews on performance and lack of diaper rashes, and we were not disappointed. We used these diapers from the day our son was born and never had diaper rash or a problem with leaks. They are chlorine free, latex free, dye free, fragrance free and made with renewable, natural absorbent materials such as corn and wheat (although they do have some petroleum based materials, they are much less than leading brands). We also occasionally used Honest Diapers, and they are comparable to the Earth's Best but come in fun prints!
  • Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes - We have also used these wipes since our son was born and have been pretty happy with our choice. Bum Boosa wipes are made of bamboo instead of tree pulp, have a pretty clean, short ingredient list and a pleasant smell. Some downsides are that they are difficult to remove from the package and they are on the thin side so you need to use more than a thicker wipe, but they clean really well. We bought an OXO wipe dispenser (see below) which solved the dispensing problem at home. We tried Seventh Generation wipes and occasionally use Honest Company wipes and neither seem to clean all the poop residue quite as well.
  • OXO Tot PerfectPull(TM) Wipes Dispenser - This works great for keeping wipes wet and actually dispensing one wipe at a time. It has a little window in the front to see when the wipes are getting low, a silicone gasket that keeps them moist, gripping feet so it doesn't slide, and it pops open by pushing down on the top - so its easy to use with one hand. I've also read reviews of it working well with cloth wipes as well. And you can re-purpose it to hold other types of wipes, cloths or even tissues later on.
  • Buti-pods Wipes Case Refillable Zippered Slim Travel Wipes Holder - I bought this when I wanted to switch from carrying a diaper bag everywhere to just keeping a diaper and some wipes in my purse and didn't want to buy travel wipe packs. It doesn't hold a ton of wipes, but it is super slim and keeps wipes moist for months - I went to get one to wipe a cute little face after playing in the sandbox recently (after not using them for a couple months) and they were still wet! It works great for wipes or tissues and its easy to fill up with existing stock - no more travel size packages needed here.
  • Motherlove Diaper Rash & Thrush Relief - This stuff works like magic! We used a few different creams and salves in the beginning but never felt like any of them helped too much. My son never had any major rashes, just some redness when his poop diaper didn't get changed right away. I was using the Motherlove nipple cream at the time (which I also love), and when I went to buy more I saw the diaper rash relief, so I decided to try it out. It comes in a tiny container, so I was a little hesitant, but I'm so glad I tried it. You only need a tiny bit so it actually lasts quite a while, it spreads on very easily, AND most redness/rashes disappear by the next diaper change. I highly recommend it.
  • Naturepedic Organic Cotton Contoured Changing Pad - We wanted to make sure that the air quality in our son's nursery and anything that he would be coming in contact with would be safe, so when looking for a changing table pad we wanted one that wasn't made of vinyl. This Naturepedic one is great, we've been using it for 4 years and it still looks brand new. It is covered in an organic cotton cover with a clear 100% polyethylene food grade waterproof coating, so its super easy to clean just in case there are any accidents. We bought an Argington Wood Changing Tray to place it in on top of a regular dresser, and it fit perfect. I also like the contoured shape because it offers a little padding under the head for toddlers.
  • Snoozy Organic Flannel Waterproof Multi Use Pad - We used these as travel diaper changing pads (and during potty training), and they were great. We also use them under bed sheets for extra protection when our son is sick. The top is organic cotton flannel with a polyester fill and the underside is a lead and phthalate-free waterproof polyurethane protective layer. It is also rated to provide protection from allergen molecules of less than 10 micron.
  • Naty Biodegradable Disposal Bags for Diapers - These bags are biodegradable and compostable, and are made from GMO-free corn-based film. These are perfect for when you are out and about or even visiting family or friend's houses as they are really great at masking the dirty diaper smell. They could also be used as doggie clean-up bags or even for a small countertop compost bin (although I haven't tried that).

Bed Time



Trade-up Your Old Bridesmaid Dress for a New Little Black Dress

May 10, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 0 Comments

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Little Black Dress

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the NEWLYMAID bridesmaid dress "exchange" program is no longer active.

I wanted to share with you a new site that launched today, NEWLYMAID.com. They offer a unique way to trade up a bridesmaid dress after a wedding for a new little black dress that can be worn for any occasion. NEWLYMAID is the first service of its kind to offer women a way to enjoy savings, reduce their carbon footprint, help others in need, and get a fabulous dress they can wear for any occasion.

NEWLYMAID accepts bridesmaid dresses and special occasion dresses from ANY designer brand. In return, you get a special 30 - 50% credit value towards a new 'any occasion' black dress. The little black dresses can be styled to work for many occasions from a sophisticated office look to flirty looks fit for a night on the town.

The gently worn bridesmaid and special occasion dresses will either be donated to charity or recycled. Dresses which are suitable for reuse will be donated to Clothes4Souls. Clothes4Souls brings shoes and apparel to people in need around the world. NEWLYMAID will also work with UNIFI to recycle qualifying dresses that are 100% polyester. And, future NEWLYMAID styles offered will include REPREVE (R)- recycled fibers made by Unifi.

If you have an old bridesmaid or special occasion dresses just hanging around in your closet, visit NEWLYMAID and send in your old dress for credit towards a new little black dress perfect for work, brunch, or girl's night out.



Inspired Style: Vintage Wedding Dresses & Accessories

March 21, 2011 | posted by ecomodish | 1 Comment

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While browsing Etsy for some handcrafted goodies I decided to try out creating a Treasury List for you all, and opted for a theme of Vintage Inspired Weddings because there are just so many amazing vintage and handmade wedding dresses and accessories to choose from. Enjoy!

Twigs & Honey

Twigs & Honey - Handcrafted wedding hair accessories, veils, tiaras and garters.


Chloe AND Maddie

Chloe & Maddie - Vintage inspired wedding hair accessories, shoe clips and other wedding accessories.


Isadora Clothing

Isadora Clothing - Convertible dresses, for brides and bridesmaids, available in Eco Jersey (organic cotton and bamboo blends).


Primitive Pin Cushion

Primitive Pin Cushion - Antique jewelry and vintage inspired jewelry created with vintage beads and findings.

View all these vintage and vintage inspired wedding dresses and accessories on Etsy.