The Bohemian Bauble, on West Lakeside Street, is a nice destination shop in a sweet, old-fashioned area of old Madison. The shop may not be selling anything you necessarily need right this second, but you'll probably feel better just for having looked.
This is the place to go if you're thinking of adding a juice pouch dimension to your personal style (or are otherwise interested in buying anything made out of a juice pouch, Capri Sun-brand or otherwise). ImagIn Design crafts a number of styles of purse from juice pouches, plus two styles of tissue box cover-up - the large square rectangle and square cube styles ($15-$35). Do we need tissue box cover-ups anymore, since the boxes are usually well designed? But if you're buying some embarrassing off-brand of tissue, it could be fun to invest.
Pop-artish rings - finger rings, that is - made from stacked vintage buttons ($10-$12) are cheerful, distinctive, and neatly sidestep those awkward is-this-diamond-politically-incorrect moments. One size fits all (they're elastic).
Proprietor Tami Beirne and nine other local artisans stock the shop with such handmade goods as cards, herbal soaps (by Lynn Martin), painted glass (by Melinda Janda), and original paintings (by Paul Hendrickson).
The BB also carries a select rack of vintage clothes, shoes, and men's ties, and thoughtfully chosen vintage dishes (found by Vintage Interests and Twinkle Toes and Tijuana Jane).
Lastly, if you're looking for a supplier of vintage candies, like Necco wafer necklaces or that most incorrect of all sweets, candy cigarettes, you can pick 'em up here - 30 cents a pack. Just don't be giving them out to the kids for Halloween.
The Bohemian Bauble
404 W. Lakeside St., 333-2646
10 am-4 pm Thurs.-Sat., 11 am-3 pm Sun.