pling

accessories • handmade goodies • life+style • zakka

{ old school } February 18, 2010

 

A self-professed hoarder and a hopeless romantic, I often can’t bare to throw away those everyday things from the past, especially my super old garden patio chair, my mum’s big wooden cupboard and old Singer sewing machine, and those vintage cups and mugs. Relishing the make and style of bygone (and often simpler) days, I love these pieces that transport us to those days of honey-tinged photographs, acoustic sounds, and childhood memories that seem to be slowly melting in this heat.

 

Here’s a blast from the past…

 

 

*SOLD OUT*

Advertisements
 

{ skeleton keys } November 14, 2009

 

Remember the joy when you received your 1st set of keys to the house as you turn of age? Or the excitement on the vast possibilities and future jubilation when you turn the keys to your new home? Or sweet nostalgia as you handled the keys to a very special box where memories and precious things are kept? Keys mean so much…a place of security, a home you call your own, or something you want to keep secret and only you would know and understand what the contents mean to you.

 

These skeleton key necklaces are a continuation of my obsession with them – their simple beauty, or for some, their extremely intricate details. Popular in the late 1800s, these keys conjure images of vintage furniture, classical homes, Gothic churches and antiqued chests. The possibilities of imagination are endless when the old (the key necklaces) and the new (your outfit) co-exist in fashion and style.

 

If you love key necklaces, check out : {keys of inspiration ~ part II }

 

*SOLD OUT*

NA0239 - trio of keys necklace

 

{ keys of inspiration ~ part I } May 5, 2009

 

Antiqued keys conjure romantic notions of a time past, of a place where treasures were safely locked from plain view in immovable chests or dainty jewel boxes. They never fail to inspire me to dream of the place where it might have been, transporting me to a period that I always find in the classics.

 

Imagining drawers that have yet been discovered, old chests that were not opened for ages, antiqued keys are like guardians to these memories or secrets. Safely tucked away, these containers lie in wait for the holder of the key to reveal their treasures within, treasures that were held so dear to the heart.

 

Stamped with singular words of “Journey”, “Heart” or “Memory” (short, concise and poignant), these keys of inspirations hope to interpret your feelings of the moment, the life at present or a past experience much cherished.

 

*SOLD OUT*

NA0209 - 'i heart paris' necklaceNA0213 - queen of the journey necklaceNA0208 - memory keeper necklace

 

 

{ travel lite } November 12, 2008

Filed under: ≈ shupg — plingthinks @ 1:05 am
Tags: , , , , , ,

 

I’m longing for a holiday! The heart yearns for foreign lands, people of different culture and the little beauties that lie hidden in quaint corners. Stumbling upon an unexpected treasure off the beaten track is always so rewarding. This simple surprise brings a smile and brighten life, making life’s journey so much more exciting.

 

A list of travel essentials can be very long but these are some of my absolute picks – my suitcase (of course!), a camera to snap away at beautiful things, and a journal for jotting down thoughts, feelings & notes. Take flight with these handmade necklaces and witness inspiration abound!

 

NA0165 - 'Welcome to Sesame Street!' necklace

NA0170 - 'My private plane goes putt, putt...' necklace

NA0168 - ‘Merry meter, speedy beetle!’

*SOLD*

NA0143 - 'Eager Tourist...NOT!' necklaceNA0162 - 'Unlock your bright sparks!' necklaceNA0059 - 'What's your school of thought?' necklace

 

 
%d bloggers like this: