Category Archives: Great Gift Finds

Jim Bowen featured Florida photographer

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Today I am super excited to announce that we have received a nice delivery of Florida photographer, Jim Bowen’s fabulous pictures. All are matted prints on archival paper and only using the finest inks. This means no fading, yellowing or other signs of aging. These are museum quality images!

A little about Jim…
This guy is just a super nice, down to earth, “Floridian”. Those of us who live, breathe and exude that casual, life is too short attitude, know exactly what I am talking about. While Jim is always pressed and dressed in coolness, often he is sun kissed and in flip flops. His love of birds genuinely shows in his images.
If you are looking for that special “piece” that embodies this relaxed way of life for an office, den or living room, please stop in and see these fabulous photos.
We also have a limited selection of notecards, boxes of 10 for those special events.

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Gypsy Rose Wraps Photo contest

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Yesterday I was talking with Gypsy Rose Wraps and I told her we were gonna do a photo contest in store and give away one of the rose wraps. So, my customers can double up….Gypsy Rose Wraps are gonna give a total of 3 wraps away to one glam gypsy gal.
From their blog…

As we are just starting out, we are going to start with a photo contest once a month. If you purchase a Gypsy Rose Wrap, take a picture of you, your family member or your gorgeous gal pal wearing our fun vintage inspired hair accessory and send it via email to gypsyrosewraps@gmail.com for a chance to win 3 free Gypsy Rose Wraps! The month will end on the last day. As this is almost the end of the June we will run this one until July 31st, midnight EST. Winner will be announced the next day.

Gals, here is your chance to forget the ordinary and become extraordinary. Release that inner Gypsy spirit lurking inside. Have fun! We will base our choices on originality, too stinkin’ cuteness, and those that exude the spirit of both the gypsy and Gypsy Rose Lee.

Gypsy Rose Wraps will have frequent slideshows showcasing all the gorgeous gals, ladies and gypsies out there.

I will also have all patterns and rose options listed online here later. You may shoot me an email to order or you can stop into Scentsations in Vero Beach to pick one up in person.

So..what are you waiting for…send me your pics!

Look at all the gorgeous Gypsy Rose Wraps

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I am still trying to get these gorgeous Gypsy Rose wraps all featured in the store. What is making it so hard, is selling them as I am hanging them! Not that I am complaining but I have had to change the display a few times. I ordered one of every style. So needless to say this is the best variety we have ever had.

Why do my ladies love these? “They are too stinkin’ cute” as one mom put it!
The little divas love them but high school and college girls looking for are unique way to bling it up are grabbing them too.
From one of my nurse customers…”it is a nice way to forget about the boring scrubs we have to wear every day and every time I wear one, it get’s noticed.”
I had one lady Sunday buy 4 for grandaughters and one hair wrap for herself!
These rpse hair wraps are the greatest accessory to add to any outfit. The casual, bohemian coolness are an awesome way to express your individuality.
I have 4 now and have my eye on another two. I have to tell you, I have had my rose wrap in since 8:30 this morning and I don;t even notice it is on until someone compliments me!
So, stop on by Scentsations today and get a little hippie chic for yourself.

Gypsy Rose Wraps arriving tomorrow

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I am super excited to say we just got in a huge delivery of Gypsy Rose Wraps. These gorgeous head bands are a perfect way to accessorize any outfit. I can’t keep these in the store either but fortunately I have about 50 showing up tomorrow and another 100 mid next week.
So this is just a little teaser, get here early as they will go on sale at 10am.

How to wear these gorgeous wraps…
{1} Where do I put the rose?  Well every girl is an individual so please put it where you feel like.  there is no right or wrong way.  If you hold your headband out from hand to hand, you will see that the rose if slightly offset from the middle. This is the “shorter” side. We suggest putting the “shorter” side of the headband with the Gypsy Rose on top or to the side.  Once you’ve done this, you’re assured to have the correct placement for the rose and the ends will match better in the back.

{2} Don’t tie their headbands too tight as well. There is a happy medium and it is found in the wonderful word, taut.

The natural fibers of your headband allow for a slight stretch as you tie it to your head. The more you wear your headband, the more you will be able to see how the stretch of the fabric will start to shape to your head. After a couple of times wearing it, it will fit your size and shape of head better than if you put it on the first time. The key is to tie it tight enough so it’s not lose or you don’t have a pucker on the back side of your wrap {closest to your crown} but not too tight so it starts to slip off your head.

See you tomorrow! (Notice I didn’t tease you with pictures!)

Let’s talk Fair trade

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As we enjoy 18 years of being independent store owners, we have seen so many changes in the economy here and abroad. As many of Scentsations customers are aware, we are striving to support and feature both made in America unique gifts and Fair Trade gifts. We simply do not want to feature products that you can find anywhere.
I am constantly amazed at how little the average customer (not that any of my customers are average!) is not aware of what fair trade is and how purchasing fair trade items by artisans can benefit and change lives.

From the World fair Trade Organization:
“Fair Trade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect, that seek greater equity in international trade. It contributes to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to, and securing the rights of, marginalized producers and workers – especially in the South. Fair Trade Organizations, backed by consumers, are engaged actively in supporting producers, awareness raising and in campaigning for changes in the rules and practice of conventional international trade.”

Fair Trade products are produced and traded in accordance with these principles – wherever possible verified by credible, independent assurance systems.

We began featuring Tagua Nut (or palm ivory) jewelry and have since added genuine Montecristi Panama Hats. These products are a direct result of our commitment to nature and the urgent need to create income opportunities for impoverished local community members. Teaching people how to make handicrafts and helping them sell their exceptional treasures gives them an income alternative that reduces pressure on the unique and endangered ecosystem of the surrounding dry tropical forests. These gems are completely sustainable and renewable plus we are promoting a socially conscious way to not only protect our rain forests of the Amazon but we are also helping an impoverished area learn skills and trades that will earn them a way to provide for themselves and their families.

In my opinion, it is time we all become a little more socially conscious about the decisions we make, what products we buy and why we buy them. As consumers, we can make a difference in the quality of life others have on a global level. So the next time, you decide to purchase, flip the label over and see where it comes from!

Tagua Nut Jewelry fashion alert!

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Wheweee it has been a super busy day! You know eco friendly and eco fashion jewelry is all the rage right now on the runways….today Scentsations just got another hot and huge shipment of tagua nut bracelets, rings and necklaces from Ecuador. Plus we have just a couple days left of our SUMMERSTOCK Sale, where all jewelry is 25% off. You won’t find better prices, better colors or better selection all in one place! Bracelets start at $15.99 and on sale that is just $11.99…stock up today. These are VERY HOT and fly out of the store quick. They make the perfect gift for bridal party attendees, eco friendly, and trendy fashionistas of all ages.
See what just arrived…

New Bella Taylor quilted Handbag delivery!

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As part of our continuing Summerstock sale where everything storewide is 25-50% off, I am excited to say we just received a hug delivery of quilted handbags from Bella Taylor and yes…it is all 25-50% off.

Stop by today for best selection.

The ever popular Blue Tropic is back in stock along with some great patriotic patterns like Florista and Masquerade. Perfect way to acessorize and show your American Stars & Stripe spirit!

Patriotic Masquerade

Red, White and Blue Summer Fun

Blue Tropic Getaway

Show your allegiance

Constance is 50% off and we just received some Newport back in stock at 50% off.

Folkart Quilted fun

Roomy Suzanne handbag

Stride $22.50 – pockets everywhere!

Classic saddlebag $22.50