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For the love of ribbon

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I feel like a butterfly at times, lighting here and there, but only for a moment.   I am quite fortunate that my currently inventory levels are at an all-time high.  There are so many goods things piled up in this warehouse that I can’t list them fast enough.  I am a “bit chomper”….I can’t do anything fast enough.  So while having all of this inventory is so awesome, it also stresses me out because I want to photograph it and list it all at once!  And so I bounce around from one box to the next, one pile to the other, pulling a few things from here, a few from there.  My goal these days is to offer you 5 new items a day.  Be they ribbons, beads, tassels, textiles, I hope to bring you 5 new treasures daily.  Today’s offerings are from my ribbon stash.  As we move towards Fall, I have chosen some richer palettes for this week.  Here are some freshly-photographed items, just listed today.

In addition to bringing you lots of global goods daily, I am efforting to check in here more often.  Many of you have told me lately that you didn’t realize I have a blog.  I don’t have much of one, but I hope to change that.  We’ve got some travels and adventures coming up here in the next few months, and I think it would be fun to share that with you all.  So I’m going to start nurturing the blogging habit starting now.

FuschiaRibbon1 TealRibbon1 Bullseye: Green, Red Festive Silk Trim, Ribbon, Sari Border, India 3"x1 Yard / Christmas, Circular, Repeating Pattern, Sewing Supplies DIY, WomanShopsWorld Blooms at Dusk: Teal, Pink, Aqua Foral Silk Trim, Ribbon, Sari Border, India 2.5"x1 Yard / Garden, Craft, Wedding, Sewing Supplies, DIY, WomanShopsWorld

Until next time,
namaste~
Carter

Parasols & Sunshine at the Country Living Fair

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We’re set up at the Country Living Fair in Stone Mountain Park in Atlanta this weekend, and we have the most idyllic booth space.  The park is lovely, sprawling and green and beautifully wooded.  When we were setting up our booth, we  weren’t sure what we were going to do with our umbrellas.  We normally hang them from the top of our tent, and we are in a smaller, shorter tent here.  I looked up and saw two trees behind our booth that screamed at me.  And there it was: the most perfect display ever!  We tied our rope between the trees, and our umbrellas have been hanging in the sun all weekend.  Isn’t it a delight to look at?!  I snuck down below them and took this shot, looking up into the trees.

WomanShopsWorld & GypsyTemple parasols hanging in the sun at the Country Living Fair, Stone Mountain, GA.

GypsyTemple parasols hanging in the sun at the Country Living Fair, Stone Mountain, GA.

From gypsy bliss to African Gangnam Style….

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I’ve been cruising the internets today, thoroughly enjoying my first Saturday at home after a long time.  We’ve been doing show after show after show.  And while I love being in the road, there is something so grounding about being at h-o-m-e!  How I’ve enjoyed falling down one world wide web rabbit hole after another.  First I stumbled upon the Bohemian-inspired magazine Disfunkshion Magazine, which is my dream come true. If I could jump into the pages of this incredible publication, I would.  I haven’t seen a hard copy yet, but I know from their website that this is right up my alley.  I mean, this is their home page:

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You want more, right?  Check them out, you’ll be glad you did.  Female-powered, empowering, and inspiring, with that gypsy soul that tugs at my heartstrings.

And then I stumbled upon this fabulous video of the Aaninka African Dance Company doing their version of Gangnam Style, and I had to share this with you.  I didn’t understand all of the hype about this song, but throw in some incredible African dancers, awesome African clothes, and I get this!

So that’s it from me for today.  I’m off to do some housecleaning, some yoga, and hopefully a few other home-centric activities.  I hope you’re having a lovely weekend!

namaste~
Carter

Gypsy Flowers for the bride

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blog2a-1Fellow etsian Leah purchased some of this trim to use for her wedding bouquet, and she just sent me some pictures. I’m tickled with how it turned out!  There is something so special to me about a bridal bouquet.  I’m not even the kind of gal who gets all excited over weddings.  But the flowers always get me.  I LOVE how Leah used this ribbon.  Isn’t this beautiful?!  Thank you Leah for letting me share, and thank you Brae Howard Weddings for the photo.

Lusting for Girl on A Vine

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Do you need some Gypsy in your closet?  A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this amazing designer named Girl on A Vine when I was shopping on etsy.  It was love at first sight for sure.  But when I saw that her fringed kimonos are all named after song lyrics, I was head over heels.  These things are amazing.  I have been lusting ever since, and as soon as I sell enough harem pants, I am going to own one of these beauties.

Here is just a sneak peek of some of the loveliness:
ImageImageSo I was pretty ecstatic when I saw that there were still a few more hours to enter The Cult of Style’s contest to win a Girl on a Vine piece.  If you act fast, you can enter to win too by going here.  The deadline is tonight (Monday, 8/27) at midnight.  Click on over and try your luck, for the love of gypsy style!

Until next time,
Namaste~
Carter

The boxes are arriving!

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Things are moving and shaking in the land of WomanShopsWorld.  I have always been a shopper.  No matter where I go, I can’t help but look for the colorful and unusual to add to my collection.  And I’ve always been told I have a good eye.  A good eye for color and patterns, and a good vision for what to do with things.  I find that I can often see the magic potential in something when others just see a scrap of fabric.  I’m also a real believer in letting the universe guide me where I need to go.  So I’m pretty ecstatic with the direction in which this Woman Shopping the World is heading!

All of this started with my opening an etsy shop about a year and a half ago, where I started selling African beads. Then I discovered some vintage African fabrics, so added those too. After a few trips to India and making more new discoveries, I decided there was much more that I needed to be sharing.  Add some ribbons and trims, and some natural Indian beads to the offering.  Over the past few months, I’ve been doing more shows with my worldly goods, and realize that this is way more exciting, fulfilling, and fun than the bead shows I’m used to.   So throw in a few Thai pompoms and embroidered textiles, hair ponies and bags, and the mix is getting even more colorful!  Add some Nepali clothes and accessories, some Rajasthani embroidered umbrellas, and some patchworked Banjara bags, and you’ve got yourself a bazaar.  And that’s pretty much where we are.  I like to think of it as a traveling boho emporium.  And lucky for you, I think this show is just getting started.

Scott’s Antique Market  (Atlanta, GA) is next weekend, and my offerings are growing by the day!  Here are some pictures of me opening our shipment of Nepali goods that came yesterday.  If colorful and boho is your style, follow this leader.  We’re going good places!  More pictures to come as more goods arrive.

We’re off to Cincinnati this weekend for the Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show.  It’s all about beads this weekend, but come next Wednesday I’ll be setting up the best booth at Scott’s, full of WomanShopsWorld bounty!

Until next time~

Namaste,
Carter