There was a spring market during the Easter break where I met an artist named Stefanie from SchnittICH. Along with her bags and accessories, she had the most amazing coiled medusa-like scarves that were made with none other than a Stricki!
In addition to them being super warm and trendy looking, the stricki sealed the sale. How could I resist reaching for my wallet when she pulled out this tool from under her table...??? LOVE IT!! LOVE ALERT!!
This isn't the only hand made goodness I've encountered recently. I was the lucky winner of an amazing giveaway from No Ordinary Homestead.
Check out this beautiful basket made with vintage fabric from NikkiBag! And when you see the custom banner on her site, you realize that I'm the owner of the original basket that this close-up is from... can you even believe such terrific good luck??
And as if that weren't enough, the postman also delivered this modern black and white yoga bag from Lslie Art! I'm thinking this bag is also going to come in handy for my camera tripod. If you visit her etsy shop, be sure to peek at my personal favorite, none other than #15, the Bavarian blue-and-white model!!
Last but not least, I won a wedding correspondence set from e.m.papers! With my 10-year anniversary looming around the corner, Eleanor offered to customize them into a re-commitment ceremony stationery.
Am I the luckiest foreigner on German soil? Ja Wohl!!!
(Now the only question is whether or not the German husband would actually marry me again. *toss head and insert wild insane laugh here!)
Check it out -- TJ modeling her new scarf in front of none other than a US Army Jeep seen at this weekend's "Old Timer" car show in Prichsenstadt. Amid all the Porches and Fiats, the little motor head and I were smitten with what we named "The Real Sarge" with it's big old star on the hood. USA baby!! There was a custom Chevy truck, a Buick that reminded me of my cousin's "banana boat" that we drove as kids, a Pontiac, and even a corvette. Be still my heart. I was so proud of the American cars, but the jeep? Take me now or lose me forever...