Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed


     Fifty Shades Freed.....it is out. Have you seen it yet?? I have not, so I cannot even pretend that this is a review.



        
     If you are suffering from a Fifty Shades hangover, I have some hair of the dog for you! These make excellent friend gifts too, your besties would love it.

Fifty Shades book page bracelet gift set 
Fifty Shades charm bracelet handcuffs



Fifty Shades book page bracelet gift set 

Fifty Shades book page charm bracelet

     See my whole selection of Fifty Shades items here, or in my Etsy shop.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Little House on the Prairie


     What was your favorite book, or book series, as a child? I loved the Little House series. As soon as I was reading one book, my mother would ask me what the next book was in order to have it ready for me.
     I loved this series and I was endlessly fascinated by the pioneer life depicted in these books. I loved the wild setting, the primitive homes, the animals, and the adventures described in this series.

Ingalls family

     These quotes from Laura Ingalls Wilder really move me. I am fascinated by her moment in time, just as she thought about other past moments in time. Now is now, and these nows are being left behind in time so very quickly.


Quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder

     While I do not live in any of Laura Ingalls Wilder's home towns (although she did spend two months in San Francisco), I feel fortunate to live in a place that has preserved its history. I have spent most of my life living on land worked and owned by cattle and land baron, Henry Miller. When I have the opportunity, I check out old homes and museums. The Little House books fueled my interest in history and for that I am grateful.

     If you have ever visited any of the Ingalls or Wilder homes, if you are a huge fan of the TV series, or if you have fond memories of reading this series as a child (or, as an adult, its that good!), you will enjoy this souvenir of the stories.

     Here is the inspiration for the pink and blue choices for these bracelets:

Quote by Laura Ingalls Wilder
     And, the bracelets.

Little House on the Prairie book page bracelet


Little House on the Prairie book page bracelet

Little House on the Prairie book page bracelet

Little House on the Prairie book page bracelet

     These can be ordered on Etsy - here is the pink, and here is the blue.
     They are also available on my own geminivintagestore.com site - the pink, and the blue.

     Enjoy and be sure to get out there and see some history!

     Air hugs! ~Christine



Sunday, February 4, 2018

Captain Corelli's Mandolin


     Easily one of the most romantic movies I have seen is Corelli's Mandolin. This movie, paired with Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Mama Mia, and so many peoples AMAZING instagram posts, have really put Greece toward the top of my travel bucket list.

     Seriously though.

Santorini Greece 

     Of course, Corelli's Mandolin is not all happy and scenic. It is as tragic as is it is romantic. The book is a very good read too. I still remember the book hangover from that one and it has been several years since I read it.




     So, what is better for a hangover than a little hair of the dog? These little pieces of the book were created in to a book souvenir so you can carry the book with you where ever you go.

Corelli's Mandolin book page bracelet

     Here is the inspiration for the color scheme for this bracelet, an old book cover design.

Corelli's Mandolin book page bracelet

     This bracelet can be seen here.

Corelli's Mandolin book page bracelet

     This is the inspiration for the above bracelet - the blue sea surrounding the island. Blues of the oceans really move me and I don't ever get tired of them.

Corelli's Mandolin book page bracelet

      This bracelet can be found here.

     What do you think? Are you familiar with this story?

Friday, February 2, 2018

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children


     Okay, I have not yet seen or read Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, nor have I read the book, but both received rave reviews from my kids that I knew I had to add this to GVS. As I just watched the trailer, I can see that I have missed out! It looks intriguing.

 


     I made these bracelets ahead of the movie because, just like we often find ourselves with a book hangover, we also end up with movie hangovers, often for quite a long time! I love how these bracelets can help bridge the gap a little bit between the movie and the hangover as a souvenir of what you fell in love with.


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children book page bracelet

     Did you watch this movie with a special someone? Commemorate the event with a one of a kind gift :)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children book page bracelet


         See both designs here

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood


     Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood means so many things to so many people.  I love all of the friend groups out there who identify with the Ya-Yas. It is so incredibly special when a childhood friend group remains together for a lifetime.

     I saw the movie first before I picked up the book. I was thoroughly entertained by the movie and I found the book to be even more engaging.



     I may have to grab a cup of coffee and cozy up to this movie again soon.  All of the actors were so good in this!!

     Do you have a special friend group that you have remained with? I'll tell ya, I wasted my younger years hating high school and I was so happy to be out that I abandoned many of my friendships in my quest to become an "adult". Thankfully, I have reconnected with many of them and have made wonderful memories in the past few years. Not cut our palms memories, but still...


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

     These Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood bracelets are popular as friend group gifts and I always have a lot of fun putting the packages together because I know how special these relationships are. 

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood book page bracelet

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood book page bracelet

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood book page bracelet

     See all three bracelet designs here.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dances With Wolves


     Did you love Dances With Wolves? This is one of those movies that I could watch repeatedly (and I hate watching something more than once. No re-runs for me!). We most recently watched this Thanksgiving weekend.

Kevin Costner in Dances With Wolves 
     Kevin Costner is like a fine wine, amiright? Here he is above in 1990, and below in 2017.

Kevin Costner 
     Here is one of the best scenes in the movie, where Lt. John Dunbar (Kevin Costner) earns his name "Dances With Wolves".



     One of these days I will actually read the book, but until then, I will keep enjoying the movie.

     Whether you have read the book, or watched the movie, here is a way to keep Lt. Dunbar and the other characters close. This bracelet was created using actual pages from the book. The book page beads were sealed to make them water resistant, then strung together with glass beads on to memory wire. These bracelets are fun and easy to wear. 


Dances With Wolves book page charm bracelet

     This color pattern was inspired by the color of the Union soldier uniform. The bracelet was completed with a metal wolf charm.

Dances With Wolves book page charm bracelet



Dances With Wolves book page charm bracelet


This bracelet is available here and here.




Saturday, January 27, 2018

Alice in Wonderland

   
     Remember Alice in Wonderland? It's hard to believe that it was released nearly eight years ago!



     If you need a gift idea for your favorite Alice in Wonderland fan, (even if that fan is you!), check this out!

Alice in Wonderland book page bracelet
     These bracelets were made using the actual book pages! I love to peruse my favorite thrift store, or used book shop and find already loved copies of the books. This way, I can recycle while benefiting my neighbors. 

Alice in Wonderland book page bracelet
     The book page beads are sealed, making them water resistant. 

Alice in Wonderland book page bracelet
     It's fun thinking of color combos for these bracelets.

Alice in Wonderland book page bracelet
     To make it even more special, there is the option to include a stacking metal bracelet. I use a fun coordinating charm that looks great with the book page bracelet, or to wear alone.