Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Ebony Gifts Fit For Everyone On Your List This Black Friday

Good Morning! We are so excited about all of the amazing gifts at Flutter this season, here, just in time for the holidays. We are feeling our moody side this Black Friday, and gathered up some gift ideas for anyone on the list. The best part is there will be no need for hair pulling or tug of war at Flutter over treasures, there are plenty of perfectly unique gifts to go around for everyone.

amy earles
This unique "November and December" paper doll set by Amy Earles is a dream gift for the imagination, not to mention they would make super cute tree ornaments.
the jazz life
Taschen Jazz Life Book A Journey Across America in 1960-The perfect title for that person on the list who loves music
bulldog bottle opener
Cast Iron Bulldog Bottle Opener-Any beer lover would chuckle at this bottle opener

tokyo milk poes tobacco
Tokyo Milk Poe's Tobacco No. 1 Parfum-An oriental spicy tinctures for women and men. This fragrance features tobacco, tea, red apple, woodsy notes and amber.

horse pillow
Black Horse Hook Pillow-The perfect pillow to cozy up with on a chilly winter night!
gothic skeleton bride necklace
Gothic Skeleton Bride Cameo Locket by Brehan Todd-Charmingly classic with a dark twist.
voluspa makassar ebony
Voluspa Makassar Ebony & Peach Candle-perfect for creating the right mood, with warm ebony, rich mahogany and mirabelle peach.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Holiday Ornaments Galore at Flutter!

Happy holidays everyone! This is in fact, one of my favorite times of year! If I had to choose a few of my favorite things, holiday decorations just may have to be at the top of the list. Flutter always has a vast selection of holiday ornaments for the home, as well as the tree. This year, we have the most gorgeous and unique collection yet. We have lots of sparkly birdies and hand carved woodland forest animals, as well as Santa and all of his reindeer, just to name a few. I'm a especially excited about these few examples posted below.

In order to snatch up your favorites, you must hurry in to Flutter immediately! These beauties are flying out the door and onto trees as we speak!!!!

These little pipe-cleaner Santas could not be any more precious



glass birds

glass birds


Happy Holidays!
xoxo, Brehan and Flutter

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Heirloom and Handmade Jewelry at Flutter

Heirloom and Handmade Jewelry
Hello, everyone, this is Brehan Todd, and I'm back as the new guest blogger for Flutter! I'm couldn't be more excited to keep you in the loop about what's going on in the magical world of Flutter! Flutter is known for the carefully curated collection of ephemera, from the past. Local and handmade jewelry, are always plentiful at Flutter, as well as on the website. Many of the designers carried at Flutter are inspired by or include vintage and antique jewelry in the design process. Since we are such jewelry enthusiasts at Flutter, Co-owner, Kalaisha Watrous, thought of the genius idea to share selections of our most treasured vintage baubles from our own personal collections.

You've likely noticed the handmade, heirloom inspired jewelry by Paper Treasure for Flutter. Jesseca McCloskey, the creator of Paper Treasure, has always loved jewelry and has been gathering trinkets for most of her life. Her beautiful collection of unique brooches, cameos, rings and a gorgeous pair of hand carved coral rose earrings, are a testament to her impeccable taste. I covet the peacock brooch below.

Jess heirloom 1

Jess heirloom 3

Here are some examples of the particularly unique and lovely cameos and other deco treasures from Kalaisha's personal collection. This emerald green, deco brooch is my favorite. I've never seen a cameo in a rectangle shape, quite like this one, have you?

K's heirloom

K's heirloom

K's heirloom

K's heirloom

I added a few selections from my own stash as well. As a designer, I'm looking at vintage jewelry constantly, and searching for very specific pieces. I love cameos, (who doesn't?) and I collect things that tend to have some whimsy and humor to them. This glass cameo brooch is one of my favorite personal treasures. I definitely have an affinity for vintage brooches, real orchid jewelry, anything reminiscent of The Circus, and of course, lockets galore!

vintage cameo brooch

pocket watch

Mouse, cuffs brooch

monogrammed lockets

orchid, brooch, spoon

We hope you enjoyed seeing our own favorite vintage jewelry! Flutter has one of the most defined and unique jewelry collections of any shop in the world. Owner's Cindy and Kalaisha, are geniuses at finding the most interesting designers, to promote at Flutter. Along with Paper Treasure, Brehan Todd Jewelry, and several other local designers, Flutter has anything and everything you should need in the way of jewelry gifts.

Seaworthy by Marissa Howard, is the newest designer to be showcased at Flutter. Marissa chooses at least one vintage item to include in each of her, one of kind designs. Salvaged keys, vintage doilies, earthy stones, chunky chains and metal are re-purposed to create each design. Here is a peek at some of Seaworthy's, crochet and chain necklaces available online and in the shop.

Vintage Violet Crochet Necklace by Seaworthy

Vintage Green Crochet Necklace by Seaworthy
Flutter fell in love with designer Jesseca McCloskey and her handmade jewelry line, Paper Treasure. You've likely noticed an assortment of her pretty lockets and vintage layering necklaces at Flutter for several seasons. All Paper Treasure designs are created by hand, in Portland Oregon, with sustainability in mind. Fine vintage and antique bits and baubles are combined with new chains to create these amazing, unique and limited additional designs. Wear them alone, or piled on thick and you'll have everyone ask you "where did you get that"? Just in time for the holidays Flutter is fully stocked with some lovely, one of kind pieces, by Paper Treasure. Stop by the shop or check Flutter's website, for new designs.

The Kitty Reeves
The Kitty Reeves Necklace by Paper Treasure

The Susan P. Thurlon
The Susan P. Thurlon Necklace by Paper Treasure
In 2009, Brehan Todd Jewelry officially introduced itself to the market, with a line of one of a kind, handmade jewelry. Based on a philosophy of dedication to the environment and creating sophisticated design, my refashioned jewelry and accessories, are handmade outside of Portland. A vast array of mixed media, both precious and non-precious, found and vintage, are carefully selected, draped on a dress form and hand manipulated, to create each, original design. Intricate hardware, silk ribbon, game pieces, and recycled bullet casing charms are a few examples of the resources that become part my inspiration during the design process. Each line reflects my vivid imagination, fascination with nature, and stories told by cast off trinkets. You'll always find new, one of a kind and limited edition styles in the shop, as well as on Flutter's Website. Here are a couple of my favorite one of a kind designs available now at Flutter.

Circus Necklace by Brehan Todd
Cracker Jack Box Necklace by Brehan Todd

Rose City Cuff by Brehan Todd

Until next time.....

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Circus Book by Taschen at Flutter


I'm so happy to introduce myself as a new guest blogger for Flutter. My name is Brehan Todd, I am a designer, blogger and lover of fashion, here in Portland, Oregon. Flutter happens to be my favorite boutique, of all time, so I couldn't be more excited to starting writing these Flutter blog posts regularly for you!

The Circus book from Taschen

I've been fortunate enough to work with Flutter, designing custom jewelry for two years. I have become even more of a Flutter enthusiast than when I first set foot in the shop, years ago, before I moved to Portland. The owners have a special way of creating a new experience for visitors, each time you stop by!

The Circus book from Taschen

The Portland retail store and the Flutter Online Shop always carry a fantastic selection of ephemera and oddities inspired by the circus. This season there happens to be some particularly amazing circus related toys, enchanting jewelry and heaps of other curiosities available in-store and online. We just got in this amazing new coffee table book by Taschen called The Circus. To help with Holiday shopping, now through November 30th, Flutter online orders of $100 or more will automatically receive FREE SHIPPING at checkout! This is also great since The Circus book is quite large!

The Circus book from Taschen at Flutter

I don't know about you, but I've been inspired by all things circus since I was swaddled in my first blanket, covered in circus animals. I use primarily vintage images such as the ones above to help me design new circus pieces. Stop by THE GREATEST STORE ON EARTH soon and you can also snap up my new, circus-inspired jewelry creations! Like this little beauty...

Can Can Dancer Necklace at Flutter