Thursday's Unique Picks - Libra-l Choices

It is September 23rd. What does that mean to you?
Yes, we have officially entered Autumnal Equinox of yesterday, September 22nd.
Beautiful original artwork titled "September Rain" by Beverly Dyer on etsy.

Not the answer I was looking for. Please try again. 
I'll give you a hint...

Cardboard repurposed into a fantastic colorful birthday banner from Cardboard Sheek's etsy shop.

If your next answer is: three days away from MY birthday then you are in business.

Picture of my big toe directing you to my birth date, on this over sized birthday calender at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
OK, next question...if my birthday is in three days what does this make me?
Old like me. Awesome 1891 Libra Zodiac illustration from VeeJaysVintage etsy shop.

No, a Libra.
Thanks, mean. You fail.

This would be a cheerful greeting card for you to send me, in regards to my feelings about getting older. I found it in Artsy Fartsy by Alisson Burda's etsy shop.

 For this weeks Unique Picks, I will be featuring some Libra-l choices from great etsy sellers picked by your resident Libra, me, you know, the birthday girl.
 (Please note: it's almost my birthday so I can pick what I want to. I know I always pick what I like but I hope my Libra-ism doesn't offend any readers this week)

They nailed it. This great original typography print on canvas, is from mursblanc's etsy shop.

Libra's are balanced.
Libra: "The Scales" or "Balance", is the only symbol of the zodiac that is represented by an inanimate object.

Balanced and inanimate, like me. I love this mid century copper and pressed amber scale from Ugly Santa's etsy shop.

Hmmmm. So the symbol for the astrological sign Libra is scales. 
Around the equinox, the night and day are approximately equally long.
Libra + Autumnal Equinox = Coincidence, I think not.

The Sun enters Libra on the moment of autumnal equinox by definition on September 23, leaving it on October 22. (My reliable source on this fun fact was Wikipedia.)

Charming, hand embroidered vintage hankie with the words of a beautiful poem by George Eliot, "Delicious Autumn", found in Stitchasaurus Rex's etsy shop.

Bear with me: Over analyzing seems to be a typical trait of an air sign.
All these years I have been blaming myself.

 Libra is an air sign.
"Those with planets in Air signs lead with the head, and those wheels are always turning to analyze and interpret their world,"-
No crap.
Soft and airy dress from aftershowershop on etsy.

"Talking with an inspired Air sign can be like skipping through a kind of virtual reality full of detail, specificity and local color."
Thanks to this article on, I can happily explain my over analysis neurosis as a trait of being an Air sign.

Ruled by Venus.
Libra-lly ruled by Venus, the goddess of L-O-V-E.
Romantic and charming
"They like the opposite sex to the extent of promiscuity sometimes, and may indulge in romanticism bordering on sentimentality." - astrology-online

Oh sweet romance, even Owl brings his date flowers. I heart this hand embroidery by Chet and Dot on etsy.
Their marriages, however, stand a good chance of success because they are frequently the union of "true minds". -astrology-online
So happy to find this beautiful hand cut paper banner from Ay Mujer!'s etsy shop
The Hubby and I have been married for nine years now, and it's good to know that I can attribute it to having "true minds", and not just a mutual love for cheap beer.
It's blue being a Libra.
...not really, but apparently the Libra color of choice is blue.
Fantastic vintage inspired lounge wear from Market [Store (Shoppe)]

I am not really sure why I am drawn to these PJ' it because I am a Libra and really like blue or is it because I really love the vintage design, or is it because I am expressing my Libra traits of being Flirtatious and self-indulgent?

 Bust out the Sapphires.
Libra's star stone is the sapphire.
Sapphires are considered good luck in many ways and one of the major healing stones.

Lovely little vintage Sarah Coventry birdie pin from Edismiles' etsy shop.

 In this Libra's opinion, most jewels are healing...even if they aren't real sapphires.
Wow...are you picking up on this not so subtle bird theme I also have going on? bird brain a Libra trait?

What's a girly to do?
According to my extensive research on Libras and being personally involved in this study, it is reported that...
Some Libras are gifted in fashion design.

OK this is amazing. I wish I had this when I was little. I found it in lovemaestore on etsy. It is a reusable fabric wall decal. I love that you can change her outfit and restyle the doll again and again.

I don't know if I was really gifted, but I did design clothes for about seven years...
and then I thought...

This fortune scarf from Xenotees on etsy will say it all.

"Now is the time to try something new."

It's a good thing that Libras make good Antique Dealers too (according to my findings on astrology-online). Maybe "Antique dealer" is a stretch, but we can say I try and sell some pretty sweet vintage in my etsy shop.
Another potential career choice for Libras is a lawyer or diplomat...I will need to weigh these options...

A lovely little birthday dress letterpress card from Fugu Fugu Press on etsy, is what any girl would want...not just Libras.

Happy Birthday Libras of the world! 

May your cake be topped with something as cute as these "You are old" vintage catalogue picture cake toppers from VintageScraps on etsy.

The Libra-l views and picks expressed by the writer of this blog may be the direct result of her birthday rapidly approaching. Sorry...did I already mention that? Guess it's my old age.


  1. Such fun Sarah! Thank you for the feature :)

  2. Happy Birthday to you!

    Your blogs are always the best. So glad you found me on Etsy. Now I have added you as one of my favorites on my blog to share with my readers and I read you daily. So much fun! Oh, I'm a Libra too! Birthday is Sunday

  3. Thanks so much for the Birthday Wishes!! Happy Birthday to you too Cindy! We libras are usually on the same page! Hope you have a greatbirthday week and thanks so much for reading!
    I love to use exclamation points!!!