Saturday, October 24, 2009


It's not even Halloween, and many folks are thinking about the major Holiday Season beyond that one. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or just the Winter Solstice, if gift giving is part of your celebration we encourage you to give handmade or vintage items!

The shops and sellers on this wonderful Etsy forum thread,
Pleasurearts’ Great Shops List BNS
have all put a bit of themselves in each of their treasures. Each shop has a short description of their wares and each one would love it if you'd do some virtual shopping!

1. Great price jewelry to support charities!
2. Beaded items: ornaments, pens and jewelry
3. Decorative pillows, children, teen and tooth fairy pillows
4. Fun, bright, unique jewellery!

5. Needlecraft

6. Crocheted stuffed toys
7. Soft cover leather sketchbooks and journals
8. Fused glass, specializing in barrettes
9. Fine art photographs
10. Hair bows, crochet hats for little girls, women and more
11. OOAK Bloomin' Button Jewelry; OOAK Swarovski Jewelry
12. Scarves,Baskets,Coasters,Pin Cushions,Hair Jewelry

13. Fused glass jewelry, art and home decor
14. Paintings in a variety of mediums and prints
15. A variety of items!
16. Jewelry, scrapbook tags, buttons, cards, etc.
17. One of a kind crochet pieces and custom work
18. Stained Glass Studio featuring nightlights, suncatchers, panels

19. Stuffed animals, blankets, purses and scarves

20. Beauty and spa products

21. OOAK fun, funky, whimsical Art Magnets

22. Handspun yarn,handpainted yarn and roving

23. Wire wrapped jewelry, vintage and supplies.

If you're an Etsy seller and interested in putting your shop on the list, this is all you have to do!

-Buy from any shops on this list
-Post your transaction on the forum thread (see link above) and your name will be added on to the list.
-Check in at least once a day to stay on the list.
-Promote your shop, new items, deals, sales, etc.-Chat, have fun, promote each other!

***** Happy Shopping To All *****

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Blissful Blooms Giveaway!

A very talented Etsy artist is having a Holiday Giveaway on her blog. Very easy to enter, and really nice prize - this set of Holiday cards! Just visit her blog to enter!

Monday, October 19, 2009


We are adding new critters to our collection of magnets; Owls! The first one to grace our shelves is Hooty Potter, a wise old wizard owl. We have 3 other owls that will be listed this week as well. Donna drew the design, and John handcut and painted them. Donna's still trying to finish painting her first owl, but it's slow going when you work outside the home full-time! Here is Hooty and a group shot of all 4 of the owls that John has finished. Hope they make you smile!

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Now's the time to get some unique gifts for friends, family, co-workers, the mail carrier, the newspaper deliverer, a Secret Santa, or just for yourself! Go shopping and have fun!

*** WEEKEND DEALS 10/16 - 10/18 ***
*** 30% off all magnets in our HALLOWEEN section! ***
*** 15% off ALL OTHER MAGNETS in our shop! ***
*** Put the promo code WEEKEND DEALS in the message to seller when you checkout ***
*** Will refund discount through PayPal or adjust the invoice, buyers choice! ***

Friday, October 16, 2009


We're having a sale on ALL items in our Etsy shop from today through Sunday midnight! Please stop by and browse around. Maybe you'll find that "perfect" little fun gift for someone special!

Here's one of our magnets in the Weekend Deals gift guide:

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Owls are all the rage it seems, so I created a treasury for them on Etsy. The link will take you directly to the treasury that contains all the wonderful hooty owls in these pictures. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

A Herd of Dachshunds!

That's the name of the Treasury West I just created. Please check it out for a dose of doxie cuteness!

Sorry about the blurry picture...haven't figured out how to do the right way obviously!

Crochet, you say?

I love creating new treasuries on Etsy. It gives me a chance to explore new shops and new items, plus it's just fun! Here's the newest one with a few pics from it:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I created a treasury featuring items from my ChristiesCottage BnS forum friends! Please check it out and click and comment away!

Here are a few pics from this colorful treasury!