Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trove Holiday Sale

Thanks to those who came for the Trove holiday sale! I had so much fun preparing for it and hope to have one every year, bigger and better as I go. If anyone is interested in hosting a Trove party, I am starting to take names and book dates. Contact me via troveboutiques.com

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The perfect gift-a custom vintage dictionary word pendant!

Trove is now accepting custom orders for word pendants! One of our most popular items, these pendants are created using vintage dictionary entries placed under fused glass. Pick a word that means something special to someone you know- (or you!) They will likely be one of the most thoughtful and treasured gifts your recipient has ever received. All orders must be placed by November 22nd!

If you are interested in placing an order, send an email to kelly@troveboutiques.com with the following information BY NOVEMBER 22nd:
  • your name
  • your email address
  • your chosen word/s
  • size of chain/s desired
  • method of payment (check or online through paypal)
  • your mailing address
Once your order is received you will be sent a paypal link or an address to send your payment to. If the word you choose is not available, you will be contacted and not be obligated to make a purchase. One word per pendant only. Please understand that since these are custom orders, all pendants are final sale. Shipping cost is $8.00.

Happy Holiday Shopping!
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Stay tuned tomorrow...

For a fantastic custom gift idea for the holidays.
Order yours this weekend!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kid's music

For anyone who has children and cannot bear to hear one more rendition of Hickory-Dickory-Dock by Barney, there is no need to. Ziggy Marley released a children's album in May that I find myself listening to more times when my daughter is NOT in the car than when she IS. The album is called "Family Time" and I pre-ordered mine the moment I found out about it.

Ziggy was promoting it the other night on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and I was reminded of how great Ziggy is and how his smile and lyrics just make me so happy. Love that guy.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


This Target commercial has been out for a while. But, for some reason it sort pops into my mind now and then. When I watch this ad, it puts me at ease. Happy people, enjoying simple activities. It makes me want to pop some popcorn (the real way, with melted butter), crawl under a blanket on my couch, and watch a movie. Tough times don't have to be unhappy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night!

What the hell is Pecha Kucha Night?

That's what I said too. Here is a description taken off their website:

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.

I think it’s such a great opportunity to be seen and heard. Tonight there is a Pecha Kucha night and I am thinking of attending, out of pure curiosity. It sounds completely fun and inspiring. It is taking place at BAR in New Haven at 7:30. More information can be found here on their website.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chez Chanel

When I heard about the upcoming movie, Coco Avant Chanel. I dropped everything to immediately watch the trailer. Audrey Tautou (one of my favorite actresses) plays Gabrielle Coco Chanel- which is reason alone, to see the film.

After seeing the trailer, I decided I MUST own the soundtrack. It was an impulse buy, but a successful one. There is one particular song, as I sat at my desk and listened with my headphones, I felt as if my chair lifted off the ground and I was floating around the room. My office was transformed into a ballroom. My coworkers were guests and I was having my first dance at the most exquisite and romantic wedding I could ever imagine. The song is Chez Chanel. Click below to listen.

I love this song

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday stroll

Today my husband and I decided to take our daughter for a walk through Yale. She is only 1, but we figured it's never too early to look at colleges. ;) We live about 15 minutes away from Yale, but for some reason, never walk through to explore the campus. We peeked through the gates and examined the details of the architecture. The dorms look like castles. I daydreamed about what it would be like to live and study there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

happy birdies

I love these little birdies! If my daughter was a little older, I would buy her one. They were created by SugarElf. They can be purchased in her Etsy store.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ellen Forney

I came across some really different wedding invitations done by illustrator Ellen Forney. She incorporates a custom portrait into the invitation as well hand drawn type...actually, hand drawn everything! So if you, or someone you know, is looking for a way to avoid the typical invitation- Call Ellen! She does more than wedding invitations- check out her fun comics, too.

These would definitely get my attention in the mail.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Just a quick note...

Happy 4th! 

If you are visiting for the first time, please be patient with me. This blog is still in the works...adding links, blogs, etc...

Keep checking in!


Monday, June 29, 2009

The start of something.


Here goes...

Welcome to my blog.

Trove is something new that I have started. It has taken a long time to get it all together and it’s still not together yet. Every minute in-between my full-time job and caring for my almost-one-year-old daughter, I try and fit in Trove.

What is Trove? Trove is a traveling boutique. Meaning, I set up “shop” in peoples homes, they invite friends and basically go shopping in a living room...or a kitchen...or a backyard. I sell nearly all handmade items, ranging from baby shoes to jewelry to coffee cup koozies. The catch is that there is no catch. There is no spiel, no games, no going around the room to introduce yourself... I do it because it quenches thirst I have for fun things and fun people.

I am not setting parameters on my postings to this blog. I am inspired and moved by so many things that I don’t want to limit them!

Stop by again soon!