Posted by jessica

I've almost forgotten how much I enjoy using Polyvore.

Hope you all had a happy Monday!

reed danziger

Posted by sarah
The elements in these highly intricate paintings by Reed Danziger are quite contrasting -- they are both delicate and bold, organic and geometric. The complexity in these pieces blows my mind. There are so many neat little details to focus on!


new camera

Posted by jessica

I've been thinking about purchasing a new camera for a while, and I finally bought one! I couldn't be more excited! I was debating between getting either the Canon Rebel XS or the Nikon D3000. I settled with the latter after seeing some phenomenal images that were taken with this model by fellow bloggers.

It'll be a bittersweet farewell to my former camera, a Sony Cybershot DSC-W30. At the risk of sounding corny, I've had many memories with this camera, which was a gift from my parents many years ago. However, it is only so long that one could tolerate the camera mode dial switching on its own.

I'm still learning how to use the camera, as I'm kind of a beginner when it comes to photography. This is my first SLR camera, so I definitely have much to learn. I literally want to take my camera and get lost in the wilderness to try out my new device.

Now, on to making a pretty strap for my new camera...


Posted by jessica
vintage swan dish/ring holder

During Sarah's visit last month, we went for lunch at a lovely Thai restaurant and had some delicious Pad Thai and mango salad (my favourite!). After lunch, we headed down to the St. Lawrence Antique Market and spent the afternoon browsing through some beautiful antique jewelry, memorabilia, and other antique trinkets.

It seems to be getting increasingly crowded at the Market which, on the one hand, is lovely to see that more people are interested in shopping for antiques, but on the other hand, makes it more difficult to browse. We also spotted many adorable dogs walking throughout the market. It was definitely a highlight of the day. :)

My sister left with an Art Deco-inspired trinket box made with mother-of-pearl mosaic tiles. I ended up finding this delicate swan dish which I instantly knew would make a perfect ring holder.

a new leaf

Posted by jessica
I mentioned in an earlier post that Sarah and I were working on "something special" for the blog, and here it is -- our new layout!

This design came to fruition a bit later than we anticipated, but we think the extra time we took to polish all the finer details was worth it.

We can't believe feathers of gold is already a year old. Thank you all for visiting our blog, especially to those who have been with us since the very beginning!

pins and needles

Posted by sarah

Gold filigree and pearl brooches are my weakness, although I don't wear them often enough. All of the ones pictured above were thrifted for $4 or less each. The background is the excess fabric cut from this dress. I've since added more pins to my collection, maybe I'll share them in another post one day.

oh, summer

Posted by sarah
Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted in about 4 months! I'm glad Jessica has been holding down the fort. It's April of 2011 already? Time certainly flies.

But the temperatures are rising a little bit day by day, we are slowly but surely moving into above freezing weather now. Thank goodness, because I am so tired of the snow, the clouds, the cold. I started thinking about summer dresses to remind myself that warmer weather is just around the corner.

Here's a dress I thrifted and altered last summer -- I shortened it a good 12 inches or so and used the excess fabric to make side pockets on the dress.