Friday, November 18, 2011

Grateful Threads, A Unique Boutique in Grover Beach, California

The coolest little boutique in town!  This definitely is a reason to visit Grover Beach.  Owner Sarah Crosby opened doors in February this year (2011).  Convenient little stop and shop boutique right next to the post office. 

The store is loaded with new and vintage clothing, handbags, and shoes at great affordable prices.  In addition there is lots of jewelry from local artists such as Gems and Baubles handcrafted jewelry, Lean Dog Pottery, SomethingSeaBlue, and  adorable hand carved abalone necklaces by Donna are just to name a few.

Are you a hat lover?  Perfect for winter are the Hand Knit Slouches too! We also found cute little handmade felt flowers by Princess Boutique. 

Sweet carved abalone sunglass necklace!!

And there's more than just clothes and accessories, Sarah also welcomes art and greeting cards from local artists such as Palm Art by Bernadette, Water Colors by Nancy Carol and Windchimes/Suncatchers by Franci Dunwell.  And again this is just to name a few, there is so much more!  So you just have to come and check it out for yourself. :)

Wow a section for Men too!!!

In addition to being home to this dog friendly, kid friendly boutique, Sarah occasionally holds special customer appreciation days with some yummies served.!!!  As well as being a very active supporter and donator to San Luis Obispo Women's Shelter.

Sarah's sewing area

One of the features I loved about this shop, being a seamstress myself was the "mom and pop" feel of the little sewing area at the front of the store.  Since clothing rarely ever fits just perfect off the rack, Sarah will do light alterations to get you the proper fit.

Oh and I think I forgot to mention that Consignments are welcome!  So if you have any questions just give Sarah a call at 805-709-6861.

So if you are looking for that perfect unique one of a kind outfit or accessory, drop off your mail and come take a peak into this cute little boutique and with the help of fashion conscious Sarah you will walk out looking like a million dollars without breaking your pocket book!

Oh and one last little tidbit....a line of my jewelry, SomethingSeaBlue,  is now being carried at Grateful Threads.  Some nautical themed necklaces featuring sea glass, or shell sailboat pendants, wire crochet bracelets and bangles all made with shells, sea glass and more beach themed jewelry.

So next time your on your way to Pismo Beach, stop by Grateful Threads and say Hi to Sarah for me will ya ?  :) Because as one customer put it, "this store totally rocks!"

Grateful Threads
957 W. Grand Ave.
Grover Beach, CA  93433

Have a great day!!
Renee of SomethingSeaBlue

Mancessories...Cuff Links Anyone? The Perfect Man Gift

Cuff Links inspired by a day at the beach

Mancessories?? What's that?  In other words Men's Accessories!  The market is flooded with plenty of Women's Accessories from shoes, scarves, jewelry and the list goes on and on!  But what about for the fashion conscious man in your life?

Well of course if you have been a faithful reader to my blog you already know how very obsessed I am with beachcombing :)  I have sooo many shells and beautiful beach stones from California and Kauai.  And I've always loved men's why not combine the two!

Above are two rich purple colored cowrie shells I found on the beaches of Kauai. 

These little yellow and purple spiral cone shells were also found in Kauai as well...I can just see them paired with a deep blue men's dressshirt can't you??

These two jade beach stones were found at Moonstone Beach in Cambria, CA.  A subtle touch of sage green would compliment cremes and browns.

I found these very pale lavender and creme cowrie shells in Kauai as well.  I can just see them worn by a groom at a beach side wedding.  Remember in addition to the bride the groom has to accessorize as well :)   and if loves the beach?  then these are a perfect choice.

Now for the sea glass, or beach glass.  Also found in Kauai at Glass Beach.  They can be dressed up or dressed down.  Goes with just about anything.

So what do you think?  Are you looking for the perfect gift for your man?? You can never go wrong with  little handmade one of a kind finds!

Have fun shopping! 

Renee of SomethingSeaBlue

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shell Bangles, Stackable Bracelets and More Beach Jewelry! 25% OFF JEWELRY SALE!!

Stackable Sea Glass, Stone and Shell Bangles!

Well its been a fun weekend!  I just love getting lost in my workshop surrounded by shells, rocks and sea glass!  Options are endless when you get lost in creativity :)

Sea Glass and Shell Sailboat Necklaces

I like to create peices that take you right back to the coast...that make you feel the sand under your feet and the sea breeze against your face....well not really! but you know what I mean!  Anyone who loves the beach, knows what I mean :)  Especially for all you beachcombers!  There's nothing like a day at the beach finding treasures...

So here are some of the results of my day of "funness"!  You know that really should be a Webster word!  Because it completely describes the moment :)

I love bangles and I have tons of beachcombing shells from this summer in Kauai with my daughter and other beaches around California, so why not combine the two ...They are simple and cheap!  I figured I create some not so expensive like ones with Sterling Silver and Gold.  Just for some of us that want the look without the cost.  So here's my $15 line of Shell and Gem Bangles.  I used gold colored brass. 16 gauge wire.  and Silver colored permanently colored copper wire.

They are fun and can be stacked with your other favorite bangles.  I love them and wear them everyday!  So when Im away from the beach, I can look down and dream a bit :)

Beach Stone Necklace

Also here's a line of beach stone necklaces and wire wrapped sea shell sailboats.  Several of the ones above are for a store in Grover Beach that is going to start carrying my jewelry, but stay tuned for more listings at SomethingSeaBlue

Shell and Pearl Necklace

I just thought I would give you a sneak peak!  Prices for this collection range from $18-35.  If you are a store or gallery and are interested in carrying some of SomethingSeaBlue peices please contact me...I do sell at wholesale prices to stores and boutiques.

Sea Shell Sailboat Necklaces

Okay, so what do you think???  Want to go for a walk on the beach??  Sailing??  Whale watching??

Stackable Bangles only $15!!

If you just can't get to the beach right now....scroll down through some of my blog articles of my trips to the beach and the inspirations that resulted from them...

And you will feel like you were there too :)

Have a wonderful week!!!!

Renee at SomethingSeaBlue
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