Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fearured "Etsian" -Raquel's Birds

This is a darling Etsy shop is filled with wonderful fused glass bird items!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fearured "Etsian" - Woodsmoke Woolworks

I think that these are some of the cutest hats I have ever seen! They are sold by WoodsmokeWoolworks on Etsy. They even make them for adults. How fun!

Friday, January 22, 2010

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Dragonflies

Featured Seller - VaseCandle


I happen to have a couple of these candles scattered throughout my home, and I enjoy them so much. The light reflecting through the glass and the scent options of their candles are so inviting. They also make lovely gifts!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Curated Collection for Haitian Relief Efforts on Etsy

Here are a few of the items you can find on the collaborative Esty shop--Hearts for Haiti. Etsy sellers have donated the items, and all proceeds (less Etsy and Paypal fees) will be sent to DoctorsWithoutBorders to help with Haitian relief efforts. The shop has permission to use the DoctorsWithoutBorders name and a separate bank account and Paypal account have been opened to maintain the integrity of the shop.

Etsy artist, Martha Marshall, of Color Poetry is also donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the painting listed above to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund. Documentation of the contribution will be provided upon completion of the donation.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hearts for Haiti From Etsy Shops

My fellow Etsians have organized this wonderful shop on Etsy that benefits Doctors Without Borders. Shop and/or donate! Wow!

This is really an amazing endeavor, which took much organization to get up and going. I have been following the concept as it arose on an Etsy forum. Despite all the hurdles, they have really made it happen!

Make sure you visit!

Who loves JT? And it is even blue!

Besides blue, I would have to add James Taylor to my list of favorites--and to the top of my list of favorite musicians. Can you believe I found JT mug on Etsy and it is even blue? I will let you all take a look before I place my order. =)

Adorable Wambawear Kids Clothing on Etsy

I just ran across this neat shop that sells adorable kids clothing on Etsy. The name of the shop in Wambawear. Here is the link:

You can also see a fun interview with the designer on this link. (It is about half way through the video.)

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Slated

Saturday, January 16, 2010

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Complementary Blue

Waiting for Spring... by DahliaHouseStudios on Etsy

"Waiting for spring,
A Cardinal sitting in the bare tree branches.
Early evening a light snow falling."

This is a limited edition, signed, numbered, and dated print of a photograph altered with acrylic paints and color pencils by artist, Gina Signore. I think the result of the artistic alterations gives the piece a wonderful batik look. Check out her Etsy shop for more of her beautiful creations.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Handpainted Silk Scarves with an Ethnic Flair from Wearable Art by Heather on Etsy


Today, I ran across these lovely silk scarves on Etsy by a New Hampshire artist. I was especially taken by her ethnic batik designs. Here is a bit about the artist edited from her profile:
Heather was born in Southern Africa and grew up in a small town called Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. All of her life she had the privilege of being surrounded by artists and musicians infusing the flavor of Africa into her three decades as a textile designer. These influences are woven into the color and design of each scarf so that it truly evolves into a one-of-a-kind creation of wearable art.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cool Contemporary Handmade Pendulum Clocks

I ran across these really neat clocks on Etsy today by artists, Justin and Mary Potts. Their Etsy shop is called infinityarts.

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - 1/8/10



Friday, January 8, 2010

Sea Glass Valentines


There are jewelry artists doing some wonderful things with sea/beach glass right now on Etsy, but I have to say that some of my favorites are from Etsy seller SeaFindDesigns. The heart designs are especially inviting with Valentines Day coming up!

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - 1/7/10

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Spring "Plannings" in Blue

I am not sure if it is the "Efflorescence" painting I posted the other day or the fact that the forecasted high temperature for Friday is only 9 degrees fahrenheit, but today I have been dreaming of my gardens.

Below is a picture of some of the pots on my deck last summer. (Notice the blue theme.) Because of the "Efflorescence" painting, I know I will be looking for those lovely Green Envy Zinnias this year. The Midnight Blue Salvia is usually easy to find.

Other than my perennial plantings, I cannot say that I have ever "planned" my gardens. What usually happens is that I purchase as many different kinds of blue annuals that I can find. Then, I go back to the greenhouses for the different colored and textured "fill ins" I need. I guess I do sort-of plan things as I go along, because I do pay attention to light needs, size, color and texture, but they are spur of the moment decisions vs. pre-planned.
Whenever I have had the big idea that I am going to save some money and grow some plants from seed indoors, they usually don't last very long. I either forget to water them, or I do not transplant them fast enough. However, I have had luck with seeds that I can plant directly in the ground.

The following a few of the seed selections offered by gardeners on Etsy plus a few other neat things. =)

Here are the links to the items above:

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - 1/4/10

Sunday, January 3, 2010

"Efflorescence" Painting by Etsy Artist, Stephanie Mealor Corder

"Efflorescence"

by Stephanie Mealor Corder


Alright. I have to admit that I have fallen in love with this painting. It is only 8"x16", but you would think it is larger because of the detail. (I was surprised at the size when I looked at the description.) My mind is panning the walls looking for the perfect spot for it to hang in our house. Just looking at the listing makes me smile. It is so cheerful!

To make this an even more tempting purchase, shipping is free for US Residents.

Stephanie--Etsy seller stefny68--says that most of her paintings come from pictures she has takes of her garden. This particular painting features a Green Envy Zinnia framed by Black and Blue Salvia. She also offers lovely little cards with this image, which I will definitely purchase.

ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - 1/2/10


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. =)

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Slip-on Wine Coasters and "Taggers" in One Simple Design!

from DimmalimmHome on Etsy

I just found these on Etsy tonight. Aren't they neat?! Here is the description:
Slip these on before you fill your guests glasses and they can carry their drinks around and put down on your favorite piece of hardwood furniture or wherever they want without causing you any stress. Your guests will find their drinks easily and the host can relax and enjoy their own party. Mix this set with Citrus - a different but matching shape of slip on coasters in same colors for set of 12, and if your party is really big this set also comes in another color combination.

At the end of the night, you can soak these in cold water to get the wine stains out (if any), or simply pack away for your next cocktail or dinner party when you're ready.

Come in set of 6.

35% Wool, 65% Rayon.

Hand wash cold, lay flat to dry.
Here is the link to the listing:

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ETSY MINI ARCHIVE - Resolutions