Showing posts from December, 2011

carroll gardens, brooklyn.


an update and a call for pen pals!

Hi there, my friends! Hope you all had a lovely weekend and a Merry Christmas if that's what you celebrate. I had a great weekend with my and Frank's families. Everyone loved the gifts I bought them (best feeling), and I love everything that I received. More on this to come..

Sadly, my beautiful Grandma Rita passed away yesterday. We are all very sad to lose her, but also relieved and happy she isn't suffering any longer.

With my grandma's passing, I've become incredibly motivated. I know that it's a pretty common thing that when people experience loss, they make sudden and sometimes large changes in their lives. For me, at least right now, all I want to do is clean. I'm organizing, streamlining, and purging everything in sight. Most of the physical clutter in my life is just nonsense that I'm too sentimental to get rid of, but not any more!

Speaking of which, I have about 30 of these hilarious pieces of stationery from Urban Outfitters which I bought ye…

a pause.

Hey, friends. I'm going to be taking it slow on the blog the next few days. Unfortunately, my darling Grandma Rita isn't doing too well right now, and her condition combined with the craziness of the holiday season makes blogging seem slightly less important. I can't say for sure how much (or little) blogging I'll be doing and for what length of time. I just wanted to let you guys know why I might be missing in action for a bit. Hope you're all doing well! :)


music monday: Bing Crosby - "White Christmas"


decor inspiration • bri emery.


shop preview • instagram style!

All these beauties will be in the shop soon. If you have any questions or if you'd like to reserve an item, email me at for more info. Also, follow me on Instagram (awildtonic) for more updates!

tonic tuesday 12/13: red and green.

It's almost Christmas! I cannot wait for all my gifts to get here so I can wrap them and put them under the tree which we still don't have. Haha! Are you all done with shopping and wrapping and all that? I feel like no one is ever truly done early. Anyway, now that the big day is only about a week and a half away, I'm in full-blown red and green and tinsel and candy cane mode! This week's tonic tuesday is a celebration of that. :) Click the links below to go to the Etsy listings.

(left to right, top to bottom)
1 • vintage 1950s mohair scarf / mod, hipster red and green fuzzy plaid / the MISTLETOE COCKTAILS muffler
2 • Vintage East German Nutcracker
3 • Vintage Christmas Decor / Christmas Tree / Bottlebrush Tree
4 • vintage 1960s Witchy Woman elf shaman boots
5 • S A L E // vintage 1960s plaid cotton necktie // The Carlton
6 • vintage . silk . kimono . EMERALD . green . robe
7 • 60s Austrian knit knee high socks
8 • Vintage Floral Print Dress - Kelly Green Emilio Borghe…

adalou vintage • 12 days of giveaways!

Sandi over at Adalou Vintage is hosting a fabulous holiday blogging event called "12 Days of Holiday Cheer!" Every day for twelve days, Adalou will have a fabulous giveaway running, including one of my prints from the shop one day! Go check it out and enter away! Good luck! :)

music monday: She and Him - "Blue Christmas"


blue and gold.

Hello hello, my good friends. How is everyone doing on this fine December evening? Things are going swimmingly here at A Wild Tonic headquarters. Most of my Christmas shopping is done (or at least on the way to me), and the house is almost fully decorated (we still haven't gotten a tree!). Things are going really well shop-wise too! I've got big plans for the shop in the new year and I cannot wait to get started! Speaking of the shop, you do know there's a sale going on, right? From now until January 2nd, all vintage is 45% off so hurry up and shop! ;)

vintage dress: in the AWT shop, here | necklace: a gift from a friend; Etsy | vintage bracelet: was my mom's
vintage owl purse: thrifted | shoes: donated from a friend; liz claiborne


Here's a beautiful vintage dress that was just listed in the shop today.

shop preview • outerwear!

Here's a bit of a shop preview. This fine outerwear and more is coming very soon to the Etsy shop. If you have any questions or if you'd like to reserve an item, email me at for more info.