Saturday, November 28, 2009

12 Days of Christmas - TransCanadaEtsyTeam Christmas GIVEAWAY!!!

The TransCanada Etsy Team's 12 Days of Christmas holiday promotion runs from November 25 to December 6. Enter today to win a prize pack valued at over $350.00!!! Click on the photos to find out how to be the BIG WINNER!!! (and enjoy some fabulous holiday memories, traditions and recipes from team members!)
Participating Shops
transcanada team shop

Monday, November 23, 2009

2nd Etsy-versary Celebration and Blog Give-Away!

December 7 is my 2nd Etsy-versary and it's just around the corner ~
my how time flies when you're having FUN!
In celebration of all the fabulous friends I've connected with and to say a big THANK YOU to all my customers, on December 7, I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY draw ~ the winner will receive a pair of Ruby Holiday Lantern Earrings!

Customer's in my Etsy shop will have their names automatically entered once for each item purchased between November 24 and December 6...see below for other ways to enter!

The winner's name will be drawn at 12 noon EST on December 7, 2009 and they will be notified on the same day.

How to Win - names will be entered once for each of the following:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
3. Blog about this contest and link to this post.
4. Tweet about this GIVEAWAY.
Let me know if you have done these so I can enter your name once for each. Thanks and good luck!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Havin' A GREAT Weekend!

Saturday dawned bright and sunny and mild and I headed to our local garden center for boughs and berries to pretty up our front porch (what do you think of our PINK front door ~ my husband takes a fair bit of ribbing over that door from all his manly friends and just about anyone who sees it, really...poor guy). I've been on the hunt for snowberries this time every year for the past few and I hit the jackpot yesterday ~ bunches and bunches available for the taking (well...buying).
I even had my hubby out helping with the Christmas lights with just a minimum of grumbling ("This is what you consider quality together time????" - direct quote)...anyhow...I thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours of arranging, bow-tying(?), and lighting the place up in order to attract as much holiday attention as possible. Here are a few photos...

and, on a couple of happy Etsy notes, my beaded star ornament is featured in Friday Finds, Thoughtful Gifts Under $50 - THANKS and whooohooo! It brought enough shoppers to reach my 500th sale!!!! Yay! Thanks so much everyone!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A Vintage ~ Mod Christmas

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...
I must say, this little tinsel tree from the 60's has sparked my decorating juices for the holiday season! It's shimmery silver branches sent me on a hunt for vintage ornaments that would feed it's sparkly little spirit (and mine as well!) ...and there is a treasure trove to be found in some of my favorite vintage Etsy shops!
Be sure to check out these great shops and all their treasures this holiday season!
( on my little tree to link to the treasury it also inspired...Mod Xmas!)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Christmas at The Market

We have a wonderful old building in my hometown that is the venue for a handicrafts/farmer's market on Saturday mornings throughout the year. Almost everyone who visits Fredericton makes a visit to the Market while they're in town - it's a real event every week! Christmas at The Market is a local tradition that handmade enthusiasts anticipate every year. For many years, I was a shopper and brought home bags of unique treasures for gifts and holiday decoration (just count my snowmen!). I've been participating as a vendor for about 5 seasons now and just finished up this year's show last night. It was GREAT! There were tons of people in happy holiday humor! Many thanks to all who dropped by the booth to chat, giggle and take home a colorful, sparkly creation! And, just because, you know, I have nothing else to do, I changed my entire display for this show...I found this fabulous vintage silver tinsel Christmas tree and got all inspired! Here are some photos of my little spot..

Is this the funkiest little tree?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

holiday earrings

The Christmas music has been playing at my house for over a week now (I know...I'll be good and tired of it before the end of November, but I just can't resist right after Halloween!). Anyway, the notes of Frosted Window Panes and Silent Night to name just a couple, have sparked my holiday mood and inspired some new earrings! Drop by the shop to check out these and more ~ Enjoy!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Artists of Etsy Project Embrace ~ EXPOSED!

Check out this amazing group of people, some of the members of Etsy Project Embrace, who are raising money and awareness for cancer research in support of our friend Laura Slocum and everyone effected by cancer~ and thanks so much to Vicki Diane for her support! Click this link to see ALL the others! Go team!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

olive branch... all sixteen

I always wish you could see all sixteen...
November 1st feels like a clean slate to me, a short breather between Halloween and the upcoming holidays. This treasury is inspired by this space, the bare branches and uncluttered November landscape, my thankfulness for peace and the days of remembrance for those who fought for it. Peace to you...