Thursday's Unique Picks - Sunshine State of Mind

Happy Thursday everyone.
Sorry for the break in the Unique Picking action last week, but I had a little matter that I had to attend to...
You may be asking yourself  "What could possibly be so important that you are skipping out on your blog-ligations to provide your readers with great finds from etsy sellers?"
Travel in vintage style with this brilliant blue set of luggage from Yesterday's Silhouette on etsy.

Due to my ADD and OCD (self diagnosed, of course) it makes packing for vacation quite a trip. 

Handmade button from Nasty Buttons on etsy. It is funny because it is true in my case.

All I really need to pack though was...

I would have been so glamorous if I had had a gorgeous Mid century swimsuit like this one from Coral Vintage's etsy shop. It may have also been a bonus to wear a suit like this for all of those around me, because  it would have provided extra coverage from all of my blinding pale Ohio skin.

My swimsuit and some sunnies

Stay cool with these shades. These fantastic vintage sunglasses from Collectible Spectacles on etsy are just begging to be taken with you on your next vacation.

With an extensive packing list such as this it should come as no surprise to you that I was headed somewhere south (and I don't mean Cincinnati). The hubby and I evacuated the the great State of Ohio last week in hopes of finding a state of relaxation.

Beautiful original fine art photograph from lucy snowe photography's etsy shop

We boarded our crack of dawn flight to find some fun in the Sunshine State. 
AirTran take me away.

GO FLORIDA! Awesome vintage souvenir pennant from Recent History's etsy shop.

Upon arrival I made sure to pick up a little something to remind me what our vacation was all about...

Subtle yet, to the point. Relax. Quite tasty and refreshing I might add.

The hubby and I happen to be very lucky children because we were able to stay at a home away from home with my in-laws. 

This is Danny, and he will be your dresser caddy. This sweet vintage caddie laddy dresser caddy from honey blossom studio on etsy, would be a charming addition to any room.

Their home my be located in a beautiful golf course community a la Bushwood, but you better believe you wouldn't find me swinging any clubs.

Me and my main squeeze. Our afternoon at the beach.
This is the only sand trap you will find this girly in.

I am not one to brag. This hilarious original design letterpress postcard from Mad Menagerie's etsy shop will help you to express to your friends back home how you really feel about your vacation.

Besides golf, about the only other thing I wanted to avoid while on our Florida vacation was alligators.

Why can't all alligators be this cute and stylish? This vintage enamel brooch can be found in Triolette by Langkev on etsy.

So how did I spend my days? No garage sales for me this week. 
Let's just say this girly was satisfied to float.

Sweet relaxation reminder. "Float" away with this hand embroidery from the merriweather council's etsy shop.

If I was an illustration, I would have looked something like this, "Afloat" in the pool (but maybe a little less blond and a little more pale).

Great original limited edition print from Stephanie Fizer Coleman on etsy.

Alas all good vacations must come to an end, because if I was on vacation everyday it wouldn't seem as special (at least that is what I keep telling myself).
I am now back in Ohio and it is about 30 degrees colder than where I was yesterday afternoon. It just makes me appreciate how lucky I was to get to go on such a fab Florida vacation.

Wishing I had some of this right about now, "Genuine Canned Florida Sunshine". The great vintage find is from  Lucinda and the Bluebird's etsy shop.

Oh well, at least I have a bit of a tan to remember how much fun I had in the sun.
I hope this week's unique picks from great etsy sellers put you in a Sunshine State of Mind! Even if you can't get away from your daily grind, these great finds may brighten your day and make you feel like you are on vaca!


  1. Thank you so much for including me/my suit in your blog post Sarah :) How wonderful it would be to go on vacation!!!! Looks like you had a great time:)

    P.S. I was so reluctant to post a actual photo of myself in a swimsuit ( taken in January! Talk about pale skin! )

  2. Ha! That "I'm Having More Fun Than You" postcard is awesome! Mad Menagerie, can we make that into a t-shirt so I can wear it out in public everyday and walk around using my thumbs to point to myself...cause that'd be super funny. thanks for including my cases in your post, and for reminding me how desperately I need a vaca!

  3. Great blog post! The vacation looks so wonderful and so needed. :-) Thanks for including my sunglasses.

  4. So many great finds! Thanks for including my "sunshine" in you post! :) Hope you had a wonderful vacation!