The Rabbit Hole....Under the sea....

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Maybe it's because it is almost summer here in Lala land or maybe it is because we are both born to be total beach bunnies...but what ever it is we are finding ourselves magnetically drawn to all things ocean and beach related.  And it seems that our Instagram "explore" feed totally gets us because we came across these 3 incredible deep sea inspired things.

The other week it was our quest for the perfect spring suit and this week we can not get enough of things that remind us of our long summer days spent at the beach.  Here are a few things that have us dreaming of that golden air and salty inviting waves right now...

1. Vaute clothings newest collection for Summer '16-  Created from eco-friendly recycled fabrics.  This planet, people and animal friendly clothing company has us all in a tizzy with their gorgeous Dolphin & Stars Vaute print and perfect pieces!   We.  Need.  Everything......   (PS they are having a pre-order sale!  20% off!)

SO dreamy it's BEYOND!  How stunning is this print!  

2. When we came across this account we actually gasped aloud.  How gorgeous are these giant stuffed ocean creatures from Big Stuffed?  Made in France, these dreamy sea animals would be right at home just hanging out all over the place.  It's like they are begging for a snuggle...and a nap partner

Now I need a stuffed sea animal snuggle induced nap... too good.

3.  This print from Society 6 artist Picomodi needs to be hanging up somewhere in our homes.  Every time we see we will be reminded of those long beach days we are longing for.  

Society 6

Where ever you find inspiration to get out and enjoy nature...find it!  Even if its from Instagram at 3 in the morning...when you can't sleep while dreaming about the warm sun soaked sand and coconut scented skin...

Surfer.com

Surfer.com

What are your favorite new Instagram discoveries?  Anything we should know about?  And don't say Dr Pimple Popper...because unfortunately we already know about that...(and we are embarrassedly obsessed)  Send us your fave Insta finds and we might write about them!

xoxo TWH

Turquoise Dreams

Turquoise in America was originally found by Native American Indians of the Southwestern United States.

The Turquoise mines first set up in America were hand mined with primitive tools. Turquoise was originally found in New Mexico and Colorado. The earliest Turquoise Mine being in what is now known as Cerrillos, NM. Turquoise Beads have been found at the Chaco Canyon Site dating back over prior to 900 A.D. (Durangosilver.com)

We have always thought Turquoise was one of the most beautiful stones we have ever seen, color variation and markings make each stone unique. 

We recently stumbled upon a Instagram page called @Turquoiseoverdiamonds and instantly fell in love. Turquoise Over Diamonds is a feed of beautiful photos of turquoise jewelry and can not only inspire you but introduce you to amazing jewelry designers and retailers. 

Song Yee Designs  - As featured on @Turquoiseoverdiamonds

Song Yee Designs - As featured on @Turquoiseoverdiamonds

One of our favorite designers we found while falling down this "Turquoise Instagram Rabbit Hole" is Paloma Stipp.  @paloma_stipp based in Sydney Australia... Because of course thats where pretty much everything dreamy happens. Paloma hand makes every piece in her workshop and if you follow along on Instagram you can often see pictures of her bandaged finger tips to prove it! Plus a portion of every sale goes to WaterAid

For a few years now we have been searching for the perfect vintage squash blossom necklace... Something beautiful that doesn't cost an arm and a leg... But, most vintage Native American jewelry is super expensive, because it's super well made and beautiful. 

Vintage Turquoise- Pintrest 

Vintage Turquoise- Pintrest 

Buying vintage turquoise can be a daunting task... How do you know what you're getting and if you are over paying? Here is a short video with some tips. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND2nr3OHJmA

We also like to go through a shop we trust when buying vintage Turquoise. We love to browse the intro jewelry section at Prisim Boutique

There are also a lot of cool companies that are remaking and reworking vintage looking jewelry at a more realistic price. Some of these trades people's families like Greg Thorne have been doing this for generations. While still an investment, they are not as pricey as the actual 1940's & 1950's pieces. Plus, you can wear them forever. 

Greg Thorne Jewelry

Greg Thorne Jewelry

Turquoise is such a dreamy stone and if you are interested in the meaning of gem stones..  Here is what we found. 

The turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home. This stone is a very personal and meaningful stone to one who wears it. Turquoise takes on the characteristics of the owner. Turquoise carries great wisdom of basic truth within it.

ounds good to us. 

XOXO- TWH