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pierogi picnic trends: confetti pops of color

One of my favorite trends of the moment brings together two different looks: color and polka dots.

Using a simple white background and then splashing it with miscellaneous rainbow hues, makers and vintage collectors are showcasing confetti prints every which way I turn. Reminiscent of a super sugary cupcake  doused in sprinkles, the trend is definitely one that will make you smile.

Here’s a look at some Etsy finds that find fun ways to harness the power of the confetti print.

        1. Micro Confetti Top by Two String Jane
        2. Felt Garland by The Fickle Felt Tree
        3. Vinyl Record Clock by Making Time Etc
        4. Confetti Hand Knit Mittens by White Noise Maker
        5. Vintage Midi Dress from Pierogi Picnic
        6. Confetti Bombs from Knot & Bow
        7. Glitter Ring by Willow Street Jewelry
        8. Vintage Bracelet from Diament Designs
        9. Confetti Art Print from Julia Dineen

pierogi picnic: spring trends - headkerchiefs

Headkerchiefs are back!

These timeless head wrapping scarves are becoming all the rage again – and the timing is perfect too! With spring and summer on their way, and beach days, farmer’s markets and outdoor shows at hand, it’s the best possible time to scoop up a set of vintage or handmade kerchiefs for wearing in your hair!

            1. Rockabilly Bandana from Maple & Oak Designs
            2. Starlette’s adorable kerchief styling off Tumblr
            3. Dolly Bow Tie Head Scarf from Three Bird Nest
            4. Retro head scarf styling from the Mattieologie blog
            5. Vintage Floral Headkerchiefs from Pierogi Picnic

Easy to tie, timeless in charm, and truly versatile, any square-shaped scarf can be transformed into a rockin’ retro hair accessory. Not sure how to tie things up? Check out this adorable and easy to follow video tutorial from the DIY N Crafts website, which will show you twelve different ways to style one of these classics scarves. 

And if you don’t have any in your arsenal yet, check out our new collection of vintage and hand-printed pieces in the Pierogi Picnic shop here!

Happy kerchief-wearing!

 

polka dot

There’s something absolutely timeless about a polka dot print. Retro yet modern, playful yet elegant, it’s a pattern that can adorn countless of items without ever losing it’s retro punch.

And so it seems this tiny repeated shape is making a come back in the season’s fashions. From art and accessories to leggings and prints – it’s the perfect look for fall. And when created with a golden metallic paint – well – let’s just say it makes for an easy breezy transition toward holiday festivities.

So in honor of this vintage inspired look, here’s a monochromatic yet bold collection of handmade goodies that boast this beautiful pattern.

Enjoy!

polka dot pretty: trend

1. Burlap Bunting by Ali Mark
2. Hair Bow Set by Made by Megra
3. Revamped Vintage Dress by Pierogi Picnic
4. “Glimmer” Photo by Carolyn Cochrane
5. Handmade Clutch by Muni Shop
6. Slouchy Vintage Blouse from Darling Vintage
7. Infinity Scarf by Scarves 2012
8. Portrait by Fanny Erkelius
9. Polka Dot Leggings by Kelly Lynne

Pierogi Picnic: Trends - Crazy Cat Lady

Working full-time at the humane society during the day, I can tell you one thing: I have cats on the brain. Cats cats cats. It being the end of summer we’re overwhelmed with kittens, senior kitties and everything in between.

So imagine my delight when I found myself coming across item after item of kitty emblazoned products, both on and offline. I absolute love this kind of fun, furry and fuzzy trend! Plus – it’s a great way to remind people of how awesome cats are – and hopefully inspire adoption.

In ode to my furry friends, both at the animal shelter and at home, here’s a collection of feline-finds from my favorite Etsy shops. Go ahead and call me a crazy cat lady – I won’t mind!

  1. Ceramic Wall Hanging by Pearson Maron
  2. Temporary Tattoos by Hello Hariett
  3. Paper Cut by Catfriendo
  4. Nine Lives Cat pullover by Nic and the Newfie
  5. Kitty Cat Mini by Rabbit and Eye
  6. Black Cat canvas tote bag by Tshirt99
  7. Wooden Cat Brooch by Lucy Ellen
  8. Kitty Flats by Em & Sprout
  9. Cat Lady Brooch by Feline Fatale Shop
  10. Sleeping Cat Brooch by Elizabeth Pawl
  11. Big Cat Tote bag by Xenotees

Pierogi Picnic: Spring + Summer 2013 handmade eco clothing aqua theme

I had quite the night Wednesday as I hosted a Pierogi Picnic photo shoot for the Spring + Summer 2013 collection!

Somewhat overdue, three beautiful ladies braved the cold to come out and dress up in my latest creations. With a click here and a pop there – we flew through over 30 outfits in just over an hour!

As I sit later in the night reviewing the 300+ photos we had snapped – I noticed a theme: aqua. Lots and lots of aqua! It’s funny how certain colors become prevalent with or without intention. I had planned to focus the next few month’s worth of pieces on blacks, whites, mints and pops of red. That was the idea at least! So it’s fun to see where my sub-conscious creativity really leads – and in this case – it’s to the most wonderful of bluish-green hues. 

For a sneak peek at our shoot – check out the Facebook album here

Ooh la la – one of my vintage finds was featured in an Etsy Fashion email last week! The adorable piece, which is a black and white polka dot fitted dress with a peplum waist, is one of my favorites from a photo shoot with Wanderslustings‘ wonder Caitlin Peters. So glad to see it being noticed!

I had no idea when I started making the Never Never Land tunics that I would be joining a soon-to-be trend that would take the fashion world by storm. My original inspiration for these tops was a vintage dress I had scooped up years back. In the Spring of 2011 I started experimenting with various ways of hand-making and screen-printing the iconic shape. That’s how my whimsical design (though it wasn’t a trend then!) was born.

Then this past Spring I suddenly started seeing this embellishment everywhere! First it was on the runway, then magazine ads, etsy sellers and now on the streets! I am definitely one to encourage a vintage aesthetic and am thrilled that the look has caught fire. Long live the Peter Pan collar!

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