Friday, July 24, 2015

Boho? Boho Friday Finds!

Just what is boho style?  I have wondered at the definition.  I know that it is literally 'Bohemian'  style, and people often refer to it as gypsy or hippie style, but I have seen so many things included in "Boho" style, that it's confusing.   So, I did some research.  First from Wikipedia:

Bohemianism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-minded people, with few permanent ties, involving musical, artistic, or literary pursuits. In this context, Bohemians may be wanderers, adventurers, or vagabonds.

Wrapped Boho necklace from WABUS 

Doctor Watson has noted that Sherlock Holmes "loathed every form of society with his whole Bohemian soul" and "remained in our lodgings in Baker-street, buried among his old books"  He basically did "his own thing"*
*In Arthur Conan Doyle's first short story about Holmes for The Strand

I love the character of Sherlock Holmes but never thought of him as 'bohemian'.  But the character was someone who had the ability to appreciate intricacies at a deeper level than most and didn't limit himself. 

Sherlock Bracelet by  retrobeadsandbangles 

So I have come to the conclusion, that tho I don't necessarily dress in a boho style, I am certainly bohemian at heart! Another resource I read (sorry, don't remember where) said that the world is one's own creation, instead of living in a box.  I always said, when  was growing up that if you put me in a box, I would promptly jump out! 
And I find that I do this from time to time with my creativity and with changes in my lifestyle!

So as a finish to this post, I am offering my latest creation to today's finds.  Mine is definitely "out of the box"! And can be worn as a bracelet or a necklace!  How's that for BOHO!

Oh, and it is available in my shop:   Have a great weekend!!


Isobel Morrell said...

Thanks for that treatise on boho style - have often wondered EXACTLY what it is myself! Good luck with your continuing in your own way! Loved reading your post - and the latest offering is great too!

Natalya said...

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Duni said...

I never thought of Sherlock Holmes as "bohemian" either, but now that I think about it he does solve crimes unconventionally. I guess I, too, am bohemian at heart :) Fun new necklace/bracelet!

Unknown said...

Great post! Viva la vie Boheme!

Jicsi said...

Awesome post! I've often wondered what exactly qualifies as "boho" it makes for a very interesting read! Sherlock Holmes, who'd have thought it! Haha! I am a fan of both "boho" and Sherlock! :)