I have recovered from the sick spell and my body rejoices! Honestly, I don't know when I've ever felt so vivacious. Perhaps I just feel amazing in comparison to before but I seem so much more bubbly and energetic than usual. I had a very long day today full of uncharacteristically hyperactive behavior and now it is nearly 3am and I still have no desire to sleep! Very strange.
I'm generally a rather mellow and slow moving creature like a wooly bear caterpillar; but since the moment I sprung out of bed, I've felt like a hummingbird or a school of twinkling silver fish. I don't know what to make of it. Perhaps my body sent me a nice gift of adrenaline and endorphins to make up for how badly it made me feel for the past few days.
I tried to wind down by browsing Etsy and sipping chamomile tea but then I came across a shop that ruined my attempt at relaxation! This shop was such a thrilling find that I'm full of electric excitement and urges to spend.
I found Vintage By Crystal using Etsy's shop local search tool (she lives in the Boston area too). I'm generally so inspired and impressed by sellers on Etsy that I come to each shop with high expectations. I realized that I'm so saturated with great stuff that it takes a lot to surprise me. When I got to Vintage By Crystal's Shop, I felt a giddy sense of wonderment and delight. She makes these inexplicably special little figurines that remind me of my mother's vintage Christmas decorations combined with Maurice Sendak and glitter. I love that they have the vintage feeling paired with a little bit of contemporary quirkiness. Sometimes they are made of salvaged bits and pieces like a skirt made from streamer paper. I love them.
I must say, whimsical doll figurines have never been of interest at all. I actually had a hard time understanding why they are such a popular collectible until I found these. My family's prized Hummel collection has always been puzzling and undesirable to me and I thought I'd never ever let myself become a grown woman collecting little people. Alas! I've met my match. I want them. I want MANY of them in a little cluster on a display shelf with a doily!!!