Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Holidays!

We hope that you all had a happy holiday season!  We had a lot of fun with our winter wonderland windows and want to thank all of you for stopping in.  We'll be marking down some goodies this brave the cold and we'll have the shop nice and toasty warm for you!

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Please invite me to your holiday party...

Dear Jonathan Adler,

I would love to come to a holiday party at your place.  I can only imagine how beautifully decorated your home must be.
                                                                                      Your fans at trinket

Sunday, December 12, 2010


The designer of Subsixstudios is one busy lady and she finally got the time to bring us some new goodies this past week.  I love these crochet earrings - very sweet and edgy at the same time. 

Tokyo Bay watch giveaway!

We're going to be giving away a Tokyo Bay watch this month - just in time for the holidays!  Stop by this week and enter to win!  Yipeee!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Lauren Stutzman's hats

Our first Friday artist this month is Lauren Stutzman.  Her hats are really interesting so if you stop by, make sure that you take the opportunity to try one on.  The way that they are crafted are amazing, each one has a comb to help secure it and a elastic band to keep it in place.  Oh - they all have names!  The one that Ginny is wearing (bottom picture) is called Harajuko Mama. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

First Friday December

"Lauren Stutzman is taking traditional craft to unexpected places, especially with Vermont local and re-purposed materials.  Stutzman transforms foam mattress pads into giant puppet heads, or she’ll use native wood and plants for picture frames.  Her unique and unusual hat art is made with Vermont fibers and fabrics.  When she’s crocheting, which is most of the time; Lauren uses Vermont yarn for her baby sweaters, her tongue in cheek high top slippers for adults, as well as for her "heirloom" Vermont fruits and vegetables. 
Ms. Stutzman came upon the Vermont scene in 1995 attending Goddard College.  She loved the area and the people so much she decided to stay.  In 2009, Lauren discovered, an online craft site, and set up shop under her hi guys! label.  She has sold her art pieces all over the world.  She has exhibited in Atlanta, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Montpelier and Burlington. Her one of a kind art is well made and spiced with whimsy and charm. hi guys! products are created to make you feel as if you've just watched a vintage episode of Sesame Street.  She guarantees she will have something kooky and evocative for you, the discriminating buyer."

Come on down and try on some unique hats.  Get your picture taken!  You could be featured on our blog!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

From you to anyone...

Looking for a gift for that hard to buy for someone...what about a Mighty Wallet?!  

"The Mighty Wallet® is tear-resistant, water-resistant, expandable and recyclable. Made from Tyvek® (think express mail envelopes), these cool wallets resist tearing because of thousands of interlocking plastic fibers spun in random patterns, giving them incredible strength.

The ingenious origami construction was and is the original folded Tyvek® wallet designed by Terrence Kelleman. The stitch less design reinforces the materials own strength and allows these very slim wallets to instantly expand and adapt to your own personal storage needs. The Mighty Wallet® will expand right before your eyes (watch the videos).

Because of the slim, lightweight and water resistant features, you can take these cool wallets anywhere. They make great "night out" wallets for a slender silhouette and the writable surface conveniently acts as a quick note pad on the go."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

One of the artists that we are featuring this month is Jon Turner.  He is a veteran that uses art and poetry as a method of healing.  He is part of the Combat Paper Project, a program that uses military uniforms as a base in papermaking. 

"Most of the artwork is handmade paper using a combination of natural plant  fibers and military uniforms. The plant fibers most commonly used are hemp, sisel, kenaf, flax, abaca and cotton. The combat paper is made from four generations of my families uniforms. Generally, I'll pigment the fibers but a lot of times, with book making, the natural color will be used. My artwork is a direct reflection of my past, my memories, my thoughts and my dreams, I have sought out alternative methods of healing from the tragedies of war and am slowly making progress with papermaking and poetry."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saying goodbye...

Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to the wonderful chalk creation that Eric Cram created.  Stop by this Friday and get one last's truly something to behold. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

November First Friday

We have quite a line up for this month.  We'll be featuring not one but three local artists that manufacture contemporary art products in the Burlington area.  Pictured above is a piece by Lisa Scrivner; she specializes in Victorian inspired brass lockets and filigree rings.  Her work is part of the steampunk movement and incorporates vintage watch movements and clockwork.

We also will have handmade ceramic vessels and wall hangings by Cathy WardJon Turner will be showing his handmade paper journals, books and prints.

Friday, October 29, 2010

I love Jonathan Adler

We have such a great selection of his work in right now, I'm having a hard time choosing what to add to my collection.  Fortunately I'm in the process of moving and that has helped put a damper on my collecting habits.  Who wants to pack more than they have to?!  

Check out these holiday ornaments!  Naughty or nice - which one were you this year?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cozy Cuffs in leather

Sorry for the delay but we finally have Cozy Cuffs coming in leather.  If you're not familar with Cozy Cuffs:

"The cozy/cuff SKINNY SNAP is a reusable coffee cup sleeve that doubles as a bracelet. Or a bracelet that doubles as a coffee cup cozy. Either way, it’s a stylish, eco-friendly alternative to the coffee shop cardboard sleeves."

Give us a shout if you want us to call you when they're in!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jennifer Kahn on VPR

"In other news: I was mentioned on Vermont Edition on VPR by a kind and lovely customer on Wednesday. They had Martha Fitch, Executive Director of the Vermont Crafts Council and Anne Majusiak, curator for the State Of Craft Exhibit at the Bennington Museum on to talk about the craft movement in VT. You can hear the whole show HERE or just the snippet HERE." Jennifer Kahn

The picture is taken by Brett Lupher and Kat is modeling a fabulous pair of earrings by Jenn. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

First Friday

Our First Friday artist, Eric, working on the tale of Saint George.  Stop by, he's still working on it and it will be up all month!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Get to know Jennifer Kahn

Great article about Jenn in the Free Press today...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Meet the designers of our new favorite line, Polli. Each piece is designed and made in Australia. Tess Lloyd and Maja Rose met while studying Industrial Design at the University of Technology, in Sydney. "Their designs are strongly influenced by their respective backgrounds and cultural experiences gleaned through study and travel."

We fell in love with the stainless steel pendants of Amsterdam (pictured) and Brooklyn. The "engagement" necklaces are also super cute and I had to have the pug necklace for my own collection!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jennifer Kahn

We had a great time at our first, First Friday Art Walk. Jenn gave a great demonstration on precious metal clay and showed us how she creates her own unique patterns. We also got a peek at her private jewelry collection and the publications that she has been published in. It was great to see what goes on behind the scenes with our favorite local artist.

p.s the cupcakes from My Little Cupcake were amazing!

Monday, August 30, 2010

First Friday

We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Kahn will be the first artist to host the First Friday Art Walk at trinket! She will be bringing a special collection to sell, she will be doing demonstrations and also discussing her techniques. Here is your chance to ask your favorite local artist what inspires her! Hope you can make it...

Saturday, August 21, 2010


So Design*Sponge is one of my favorite web sites and SLJ and trinket were mentioned on it! I love to read it when I eat lunch, they cover everything from DIY projects to up and coming designers. It always feels accessible but special at the same time.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Guess who met Jonathan Alder?

Our first stop this morning was Jonathan Adler and guess who was there...Jonathan! Erica and I being such HUGE fans were star struck but she had the guts to ask to meet him and get a photo together. Thank god for her bravery! It was so exciting and made our day.

We ordered some fabulous new holiday ornaments, new candles and some vases. Great gift ideas for the bride to be or for that person who has everything.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Up and coming model

I turned my back and a certain black pug raided my jewelry box! Buddha choose this lovely G.S. Lillian necklace from my stash. It's a statement piece but he kept the rest of his outfit simple.

I like it because it screams summer and it can dress up almost anything. I wore it with my maxi French Connection dress and flat sandals.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

For your inner dj...

Brass necklace by Monserat De Lucca.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summer lovin

It's sweltering out and the last thing that I would want to do is be in my garden. But it needs to be looked after and putting in these fun stakes by Pamela Barsky, will maybe inspire me. I especially like the "pray for rain" stake. We could really use some to cool us off!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Where did the time go...

I've been very lax in keeping you up to date with the happenings at trinket. Time to start fresh...

Soon we will be participating in the
First Friday art walks. We plan on introducing you to our local jewelry makers and crafts people. Come and see how they get inspired and what goes into their work!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Whooo Hooo

Alloy jewelry is in the May issue of Family Circle! It's such a nice write up and great placement. Way to go Leah!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Cozy Cuff

We got in a fun new eco-friendly line called Cozy Cuff. It's coffee cozy that can double as a cool felt bracelet.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Jonathan Adler's stationery line

The April issue of InStyle (page 90), has a spotlight on Jonathan Adler's new stationery line. We have it in the store right now and I think it would make a great graduation gift.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chocolat Blu

In the mood for some spring flowers? Why not carry them on your handbag! We have some beautiful bags in from Chocolat Blu. Put away that heavy winter bag and lighten your mood with a new spring tote.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meet Sam Liebert

This month, we are showcasing local artist Sam Liebert. His earrings are made from recycled scrap metal, some of which is supplied from another local artist, Kat Clear. Sam's jewelry is made of copper and copper wire and the patina is protected by a wax coating.

Come down and support our great local artists!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Retail details

Hey - check it out, trinket was mentioned in Retail Details. It's a blog about merchandising and display ideas. It's about time that we all band together and share the ideas that make boutiques so special.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Knit wit

It looks like some crafty knitters have been busy around town lately...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The cupcakes! They were so good...thank you my little cupcake!

Our first birthday...

Today is trinket's first birthday! It's hard to believe that it went by so quickly. It was a really fun year and I think we all learned a lot. I would have to say that one of my favorite things about the shop, is working with our local artists. Some of our favorites:

-Jennifer Kahn
-Leah from Alloy
-Rack and Ruin
-Nichole's Buttons
-Jill from Toluca Brand
-Baked Beads
-Claudia from Me and Louise
-Michelle from my little cupcake

The picture is of Erica and I, in our party dresses...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Molly M Designs

I'm off to the New York Gift Show next week. It's one of the largest shoes that I attend but it's also the most fun. I love to check out the design section - it has all the crazy pieces that I wish I could sell. I'll take some pictures when I'm there to show you some examples.

These earrings are by Molly M. If you're a regular trinket customer, these will be very familiar to you. We currently have the layers collection in the shop.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A quote from Matthew Williamson

"The fantastic thing about accessories is that you can purchase them purely on the basis of your admiration for that piece, without adhering to the usual constraints of fit and suitability."

Matthew Williamson

Sunday, January 17, 2010


We got in a fun new line this week T-box. The line got its start in Istanbul by squeezing a tee shirt into a small box. The result is really cute packaging with a fun product inside. They come out a bit wrinkled but you can iron them for a cleaner look.

We ordered headbands, scarf/headbands, tank top and boy short sets, and printed tank tops. A great gift idea for Valentine's Day!