Upcycled and Recycled Wedding Goodies on Etsy

Handmade Wedding Goodies for your Green Wedding

Here are a few finds from Etsy that make me wish I could get married all over again so I could include them.  I love window shopping on Etsy, and what's so great: you don't have to drive around to do it! Check out these little snowmen or snowwomen from Mosey : They are made from organic wool and would go perfect on the top of a winter wedding cake! mosey snowmenmosey 1 snowman Check out these nature-inspired silver leaf design rings by SilverGarden:

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And a couple upcycled white leather clutches by Overlap that would look perfect with a retro wedding dress:

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Thanks Overlap, SilverGarden and Mosey for your lovely works of art.  I believe handmade goods are worth so much more.  These artists and crafters are acting sustainably too by recycling, upcycling and using organic and biodegradable materials.

In upcycled joy and warm nests (from mosey),

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G&G

My favorite Recycled things #2

Snow, Winter Weddings and Wonderlands

I live in California.  So, I don't see much snow, and when I do, it's because I've decided to head to the mountains.  I have to admit, I'd rather have the option.  Blizzards, black ice, shoveling snow and drippy noses seem to come to mind when I think of snowy winters...  But so do snow days, snow flakes, hot cocoa and snow men.  I guess it's a yin and yang situation. Whether you dream of playing in the snow or just like to watch it on TV like some of us, you will probably love these gorgeous recycled snow flake jewelry pieces by Kumvana Gomani that are featured on inhabitat.com. snonecklace02 Picture-2-04 kumvana_profile They are delicate, light (I imagine) and could be the perfect adornment for a wedding ensemble, cocktail dress or just a day at the office.  I love the fact that they are made from plastic bottles.  I love it, I love it, I love it.  Can you ask for anything more? For those of you not sure why this is a big deal, check out this little story on the tremendous amount of plastic water bottles and other plastic waste floating around the oceans as we speak: thechicecologist.com Yikes!  Giant plastic islands floating around the oceans the size of texas!  If you read the full post you'll see that plastic is accumulating and turning up everywhere, including in that sushi dinner you just had. Kumvana's jewelry pieces are gorgeous, handmade and totally affordable!  I know they aren't diamonds or anything, but that plastic just might last as long! In Recycling and Health, G&G