Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hula Gypsy Vanity Items

Well my daughter Rachel and I are excited to open our first online boutique together! We will be selling gorgeous vintage items including vanity accessories,clothing, purses and jewelry!

So go to our website at and make your choice-our vintage boutique,purse site,gallery or blog!!!

Thanks to everyone for all your wonderful comments and please stop in to say aloha if you are in Lahaina Maui!! We would love to see you!!!

Lots of Aloha,Anna

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

French Poodle Love

J'adore french poodles!!!
these are from the 60s and I have a major crush on them!!!! My mom had a little toy poodle (that means he's mom didnt play with toys...except of course cabbage patch kids!) anyway his name was Flambeau that means torch in french so we called him Torchy....

I smile whenever i see old poodle retro collectibles and have 12 brooches..everything from red rhinestone poodles to a little pink and silver one...

Have a day filled with love of animals...past or present...real or ceramic...they are meant to remind us of unconditional love...they live in a world that knows nothing of money or power ....only food....playing.... sleep and cuddles!!!! what a dogs life!!!

Lots of doggie aloha!!! anna ps im actually a cat lover and coco is the love of my life (next to my husband Andrew

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ribbons Roses and Rhinestones

My love of all things roses started in high school...i found an old poetry book with a beautiful painted rose on the cover...after that anything with a rose was to be bought- old hat boxes,sewing baskets,hats,even a broom once!!!! I loved them and that was all I have to say about that!!!!

I opened a shop in Half Moon Bay called- uh yeah...The dusty rose!!!!! Here is a photo of me (20 years ago) out in I have HUla GYpsy but once again my deep rooted love of roses,ribbons and rhinestones has emerged ever so faithfully!!!

Have a day full of things that inspire you and make you go to your happy place!!!

Lots of roses and aloha!!! Anna

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Butterflies and Bows

Spring is here!!!! As I go through my collection of over 1500 brooches I have put the butterflies and bows together for a customer of mine in Italy...Federica! She is a wonderful client and has bought some great pieces from me. If anyone has any special brooch they are interested in please email me at or post a comment here! I bet I have one! And my prices are ridiculously affordable......all one of kind from the 1940s and in great shape!!!!

Have a wonderful day and don't forget to stop and look at the butterflies!!!!!!
Lots of sweet Aloha,Anna

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Vintage millinery trims

My new line of clutch purses is inspired by old hats and vintage millinery trims-ribbons,roses and rhinestones...the 3 "rs" I can not wait to add these to my site....They are so colorful and springlike! they make you feel good!!! Go outdoors-smell the fresh spring air!!!!


Monday, March 1, 2010

New Collection Inspired By Dolce And Gabbana

Here are a few of my new clutch purses...the linings are really fun and retro-polka dots....leopard skin,etc. The clasps will be finished off with vintage 1940s rhinestone brooches to match the old millinery flower trims...when they are finished they will be on Etsy by the end of this week!! Here is a sneek peek! Lots of Aloha,Anna