This Whimsy House necklace is fashioned from a vintage military service grosgrain ribbon bar in dark magenta, white, black, red and sky blue. It is topped with a vintage white oval cabochon featuring a purple zinnia bloom, tiny red flowers and green leaves. This sweet striped pendant hangs from a 22″ gunmetal ball chain that can be sniped to any length you like.
I started Whimsy House on a whim, of course, in the spring of 2007. Shortly after my second daughter was born it quickly became evident that my “stay-at-home-mommy” title was overtaking that of “interior designer career woman.” My passion to remain in a creative business lead to the start of Whimsy House. In the early 90’s I owned The Angelic Rabbit, an antiques and gift shop, with my mom in Middleton, WI. My love for vintage goodness bloomed and my retail knowledge grew quickly. All my experiences and interests merged with the creation of Whimsy House.
My designs are inspired by all things vintage, the sentimental pieces of the past. I derive an immense amount of pleasure through creating one-of-a-kind accessories with findings from yesteryear. I turn ridiculously giddy over a mason jar of old buttons, a box filled with well worn fabrics or trims, a broken down jewelry box of partner-less earrings and strands of old beads. Oh, the world of possibilities! The pendants, rings and brooches just screaming to be born!