Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I have moved!

After a bit of deliberation,
I have decided to combine my ODE TO BLUE posts
into another blog.

Please come and follow at:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Beautiful Blue Butterflies on Etsy

Wow! I knew it had been awhile since I posted, but I did not know it had been over a month! The beautiful weather, yard, and gardens have just been too much of a diversion.

However, today I wanted to share a couple of neat things.

The butterfly magnet from ButterflyCreation pictured on the left is made from recycled plastic soda and water bottles. They are then beautifully painted. Very nice!

In the center is a reproduction of a collage painting by ThumbelinaPaint. She has a special ability to capture the essence of childhood, in my opinion. Beautiful work!

Last but not least, on the right are the edible butterflies from SugarRobot. They are amazing! Wouldn't a group of them be absolutely beautiful fluttering on a cake?!

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Blue and Brown - 5/17/10

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Etsy Treasury - Blue + Green = TLA

I decided to change it up a bit today. Well, maybe not much. The items are still blue with a bit of green thrown in. However, instead of my little Etsy Minis, this is an Etsy Treasury. Treasuries only last a couple of days, but if you are lucky, you can still find it here:

Friday, March 26, 2010

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Another Fun, Funny, and/or Funky Friday - 3/26/10

Featured Mother & Daughter "Etsians" - OneClayBead and MarciG

The other day when I was getting the Etsy Mini ready, I was searching through OneClayBead's shop for the Marine and Turquoise Poppy Bowl I featured. When I could not find it, I even searched her sold items, but it was not there. The funny thing was that it was not an item from her shop but her daughter's shop. I did not make the mother/daughter connection until MarciG commented on the post using her mom's Google account. That is when I went back to MarciG's shop and saw the link right in her shop introduction.

The other thing I did not realize is that MarciG happens to be a teenager, and a very talented one at that. I guess talent runs in the family!

As I was sitting here at my dining room table creating this post and drinking a cup of tea, I keep visualizing how neat a collection of MarciG's little poppy tea bag holders would look as a centerpiece. If you were having some friends over for tea, they would also be a functional centerpiece.

Above, is a picture I did up of how these wonderful little poppy plates from MarciG might look surrounding one of her mother's--OneClayBead--beautiful bowls. They will even combine shipping.

Oh, I just had another thought. This centerpiece would also be great for a bridal shower. The poppy plates / tea bag holders could be prizes or favors for the guests, and the bowl could be a gift for the bride. (That is if you are willing to part with them any of them.) How fun!

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - A Touch of Teal - 3/25/10

Monday, March 15, 2010

Share Your Favorite Beautiful Blue Items on Etsy!

Don't forget to include the URL. =)

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Blue Gardens - 3/12/10

Just a reminder...

If you click on the image above, you can enlarge it. The Etsy seller ID's are also easier to read. (The seller's ID is listed on the second live before the price.) You can do a seller search on Etsy if you would like to find that seller and his/her items.

To do a seller search, you need to type the seller ID name in the Etsy search box, then select sellers instead of handmade from the box to the left.

Oh, and the link to Etsy is the big orange square in the upper right-hand corner of this blog. =)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Fearured "Etsian" - dlk designs - Custom Map Jewelry

There are many great shops on Etsy that sell map jewelry of different sorts, but this Etsy seller creates custom heirloom pieces set in sterling.

The "Journey" or "Daydream" bracelets above are my favorites. You can select your own journey or daydream and have it custom made for you. The maps could be of places you have visited, lived, or even dreamed of seeing. They would make wonderful gifts, and also meaningful pieces of jewelry as a gift to yourself.