Friday, January 7, 2011

{ Sweet Finds }

I've been wanting a new purse lately. Is it just me, or are handbags crazy expensive?! The two winter-y ones I have are both 5+ years old; the one I've been using is feeling increasingly...dated. It was perfect for me for so many years, and now it's not. Yesterday I was at TJ Maxx looking for a curtain rod, and lo and behold, they have a HUGE selection of handbags. I found my new buddy: a lovely, slightly slouchy, slightly distressed, deliciously detailed shoulder bag with the sweetest faintly feminine accents and pockets while still being a little "tough" and lived-in. I'm embarrassed to say this, but it made me think of a bag the Pioneer Woman would have, and I liked it all the more as soon as I thought that. I don't think you'll have much luck finding information on Sparrow True {the brand name and my first sweet find} online--I've had none!--but they make great handbags, for only $25!

Today I was browsing Etsy, and stumbled across a shop with dozens of gorgeous earrings, each of which costs only $2. The shop is called Buck'N'Ear--get it? A buck an ear? Look at these examples of loveliness:

You could buy all three pairs and only be out $6 plus shipping + handling! What a sweet find!

So there you have it, my two sweet finds this week: Sparrow True handbags, and Buck'N'Ear's shop on Etsy. It's so fun to find pretty, affordable things to spend money on. I'm sure my husband would wholeheartedly agree with that statement {cough, cough}.



  1. Great find! I love it when people share good deals for the rest of us to enjoy!

  2. -But I want a picture of the new handbag too! :)

  3. Where's the photo of your purse? I'm dying here! And as I was browsing Amazon yesterday I saw that Pioneer Woman's book "Black heels to Tractor Wheels" is that right? Is coming out next month! But you probably knew that..I had missed that it was being published but thoroughly enjoyed laughing my butt off reading it on her blog!

  4. Yeah I want to see your purse too! I went to etsy and typed in the brands, and couldn't find them, but it is probable me. lol.