Home Luxuries

Contributor Post from Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird 

We all like to feel pampered once in a while. What better place to feel this way than Home Sweet Home? We checked in with our teamies to see what they love and/or sell that’s a luxury for at-home use, and here’s what they shared:

Hello everybody!

I’m happy to present you handmade felted shoes made of softest merino (Australia) wool of anthracite colour. Merino wool is the best wool in the world! You feel these shoes like a second skin on your feet and they are perfectly light and tender. The shape is slim, which wraps around your feet. They are soft, perfect for soothing your tired feet at the end of a long day. And the anthracite color is good for every interior also. Sole is made of natural latex.

wool slippers

Wool slippers Elegant felted ballerina shoes Pointy flats Unique design clogs Anthracite merino

Hi to Everyone,
We want to present a beautiful mustard velvet pillow cover. It can bring color to your house, texture, warmth, design, and comfort.

mustard pillow

Valentin and Maia from ModernHouseBoutique says Hi to Everyone, We want to present a beautiful mustard velvet pillow cover. It can bring color to your house, texture, warmth, design, and comfort, Valentin and Maia from ModernHouseBoutique

Hi everyone, thanks for opening this lovely thread.

Probably our best-selling little home luxuries are our beautiful leather butterfly and fish key chains. They’re printed using a unique technique on pure leather and padded to be super tactile. They make really wonderful tokens to say, ‘Welcome to your new home’, but are also just a gorgeous pick-me-up to keep in your pocket or as a bag charm when you want a hint of luxury.

Butterfly Key Ring

Butterfly key ring / Leather key ring / bag charm – Marmaduke Butterfly

All my creations are based on my mood and my daughter’s mood! These sterling silver napkin rings would make a wonderful gift!

butterfly ring

Napkin rings, sterling silver, butterfly, set of 4, silver 925 serviette rings, wedding gift, silver anniversary, housewarming gift

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey said:

So many times, when making a purchase, home decorating is not at the top of the list of things to buy. Essentials like clothing, food, school supplies, etc. usually take precedence over little things like home decor luxuries. Although these types of items are not at the top of the list, they do make wonderful gift ideas.

One of the favorite home decor items in my shop is the cascading tea cup floral arrangements. These are not only elegant but they are also a conversation piece too. The floral arrangements compliment any room in the house and are quite capable of reminding you about the good things in life every time you look at them.

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Pink Floating Botanical Tea Cup Floral Arrangement | Cascading Tea Cup Floral Arrangement | Recycled Home Decor

SosoMe from Sosomeshop said:

Love your home and give it a little exotic luxury with this multi functional pillow designed in the silhouette of a women made with African inspired cotton fabrics and poly fibre filling all machine washable. The pillow is multi functional because it is not only decorative but also acts as a neck rest in an unconventional way.

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Novelty African print lady figure cushion ankara pillow accessories handmade gifts for the home gifts for men and women

Solveiga from Knitwoolsocks said:

A super soft, chunky knit blanket, hand knitted throw made from hand spun super bulky yarn. Perfect for wrapping around your shoulders or simply to add a splash of color to your home.

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Hand Knit Blanket, Brown Blanket, Chunky Knit Blanket, Giant Knit, Extreme Knitting, Super Chunky Knit, ready to ship, Bulky Throw

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam said:

Home luuxuries! How about a nice warm bath? You can soak in the tub and wash with these sweet soaps. My mother Pearl never showered but loved to soak in the tub, even when she had trouble getting out! I was there to help!

bath soap

Christmas Bath Soaps New Gift Box Set of 4 Vtg 1990’s Virgin Mary Baby Jesus Joseph & Town’s People 5 Oz Bars Cross on Top Religious Gift

Linda from LazyYVintage said:

Owning Waterford crystal is definitely a lovely luxury. These champagne flutes make any occasion an enhanced luxury event. Cheers.

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Waterford Champagne Flutes Carnegie Pattern Crystal Wineglasses Vintage Barware New Year’s Eve Celebration Set of Four (4) Champagne Glasses

Many thanks for all the great shares!

Until next time,

Sheila

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Beach Time

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird 

For some of us, August may be our last chance to hit the beach for the summer. What do you love most about the beach, and which/where is your favorite? We asked our teamies what they bring (or sell) related to BEACH TIME (!) and here’s what they said!

This photograph was captured on the Oregon Coast (I offer a printed and printable version). My children and their cousins were having a little beach therapy: sinking their feet in the sand. The wild natural beaches of the Pacific North West are my favorite. The chilly waters of the ocean along the Oregon coast can be too much for some, but with temperatures reaching 107°F (42°C) in much of the state for the first week of August, the Oregon beaches are the place to be.

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Beach House Print, Black White Children’s Room Wall Art, Play in sand nursery decor, ocean nature print, nautical kid’s art 5×7 8×10 11×14

At Design’s the Limit we have an entire section of our shop dedicated to Destination Themed Picture Frames including a number of Tropical, Carribean, & Beach Themed Destinations! We encourage beach goers and vacationers to take a picture and share your experiences with the world! Inspire others with your custom picture frame and the memories of the moments they contain @DesignstheLimit.

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Vacation to Remember Picture Frame with Font Selection (Select Size and Frame Orientation)

Diana from joliefemmebydiana said:

Watching the water from the beach is a peaceful pastime! Nothing soothes like the sights and sounds of waves and blue water. Any coastal drive or town is a fun visit to the lovely ocean! Here is a sailboat scene on my little mini pocket. Perfect for a any sailing enthusiast.

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Sail Boats on the Water Credit Business or Frequent Shopper Card Holder Case

I can’t think of the beach without the sight and sound of waves breaking on the shore. If you explore beneath the waves, you might be surprised at the variety of sea creatures that inhabit the reefs. Our “Reef Buddies” quilt features pieced wave blocks along with colorful creatures from the shallow seas. Use this pattern to make a keepsake of your perfect beach vacation!

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Ocean animal applique PDF baby quilt pattern; paper pieced wave block; fish or shark quilt pattern; child’s quilt pattern; reef buddies

Sarah Johnson from BellaBoutique23 said:

My family started an annual beach trip and we went to the Oregon Coast this year. It was really cold there but I loved watching my nieces and nephews play, a couple of them had their first time seeing the ocean! I have this adorable beach theme scrapbook in my shop perfect for those cute photos of kiddos playing on the beach.

Beach Theme Scrapbook Album

Beach Theme Scrapbook Album

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 said:

One glance at my shop will tell you that I am fond of the beach. I grew up near the Texas coast and spent many happy childhood days on the beach with my family. As I grew my love of the beach flourished. I learned to surf in high school though anyone familiar with the Texas coast knows that the waves are usually kinda lame short of an approaching hurricane. Storms aside catching a modest wave on my giant surf board (dating myself here) was always a thrill.

It is this love of the beach that inspires many of my designs but none more perhaps than my shell earrings. Each shell is spaced expressly to mirror the opposite earring. Given the unique nature of shells no two earrings are identical which is part of their charm. The shells sway gracefully on waxed linen thread and make a lovely sound that is so faint only the wearer will hear its whisper.

Get your beach on!

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Tiger Nassa and Mixed Shell Earrings

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital said:

My favorite place to visit the ocean beaches is New Zealand. Not so much for white sand, but I love rocky coastlines, and NZ has lots and lots of that. I find beaches especially interesting when there are seashells to find and rocks to explore.

This stationery / printable journal set is from a variety of beaches – New Zealand and California, but I’m not sure to be honest where they all were. I sell scrapbooking items but I am pretty poor at actually finishing scrapbooking, and have lots of unlabeled travel photos in drawers and on the computer. I hate that I am so disorganized!

Beach Printable Art Journal Pages

Beach Printable Art Journal Pages

 

I was half brought up on the beach with spending all holidays at the family beach house! At this time it was a sleepy seaside town, now it is a commercial metropolis with corporate surf shops and fashion labels – needless to say I don’t go there anymore!

But I do still love the beach in summer. These beach themed charms are ideal for adding summer accents to your jewellery, bunting, handbags, and home decor.

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Gold Plastic Pendants Charms – Seahorse or Shell – 40mm – jewellery making, sewing, Crafts, Gift Wrapping & Costumes by DeeDeeSupplies

 

I was raised surf fishing and enjoying the beach, fishing, relaxing, and camping as a child, here in Florida.

Many of my pieces are beachy, but not typical in my opinion.
I prefer the early morning and the eveing and the night, which is reflected in my artwork and functional art pieces. I hope you enjoy this entry.

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Navy Peony, Beach house decor, set of 2, ocean cloth napkins, heavy, quality navy linens, hand painted original design, gift

Linda from LazyYVintage said:

This my absolute favorite item in our shop, and going to the beach is the most magical of all vacations. We really like Destin, FL and the Gulf of Mexico. I bring my beach chair, a good book, and an umbrella. I can spend all day there, watching the waves and just be still. There is a spirituality about it and peace just flows through you.

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Vintage Beach Art Ink Drawing, Honey I’m Home! Black and White Sea Gulls Building a Nest Ocean Beach House Home Decor Decor Birds Nests

JO from alustrousjewellery said:

The thing I love most about the beach is collecting sea shells. We have a lot of good beaches near by. I have a few beach inspired items, this is one of my favourites as I love seahorses.

seahorse

Seahorse, Seahorse Necklace, Sterling Silver Seahorse Necklace, Beach Necklace, Ocean Necklace, Sea Necklace, Marine Necklace, Fish Necklace

I am spending much of the summer on Cape Code shell collecting! Here’s a brass shell favorite from my own collection!

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Brass Sea Shell Wall Hanging Polished Solid Brass Nautical Wall Decor Sturdy Hook For Hanging Beach House Decor Gift Summer House Gift

Linda Britt from BrittDesign said:

I live in the desert and going to the beach usually means a trip to San Diego. I love walking the beach and finding artifacts. That gave me the idea for the polymer and angel skin coral necklace.

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Bohemian Necklace – Ivory Pendant – Angel Skin Coral Chain – Polymer Pendant

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey said:

Who doesn’t like to see dolphins when they’re at the beach? Beach and dolphins go hand in hand for me! But since you can’t go to the beach every day to see these amazing creatures, this wine bottle stopper can bring back the happy memories of when you did!

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Dolphin Charm Interchangeable Beaded Wine Bottle Stopper / Decorative Wine Bottle Stopper Accessory

I remember our trips to Myrtle Beach and Tybee Island with our children when they were small. It was the best time ever just to see their little faces light up at the sight of all that water!! We always came back home with tons of beautiful sea shells with plans to create something special to remember our trip.
Although, I never liked the salty water on my skin I did however, love walking through the cool sand as the sun would set and at early morning sunrise!!

bandana

Sea Shells On the Beach Dog Bandana, Gifts for Dogs, Dog Bandana with Shells, Gifts for Dog Lovers

Emily Tan from QuirkyEleganceEm said:

My favourite beach as a child was Air Papan Beach in Mersing, Malaysia. My family used to go there very often, and I remember making many various sand cakes (they don’t really count as castles) with the very white and very clean sand. The sand would squeak if you rubbed your feet in it the right way, which was a constant source of amusement for me as a young child.

I love collecting seashells on the beach! There are always so many different shapes and types of shells. This is a special piece of jewellery I made with a collected seashell and bead embroidery.

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Bead embroidery white seashell ring: Statement ring, bead embroidered ring, seashell ring, adjustable ring, nautical jewelry, mermaid gifts

Susan Fowler from SSFDesigns said:

Nothing like the beach on a hot day! I love to read a book relax and watch the water and waves. My favorite times are when my children were small nothing like the joy on there faces as they played in the sand and water. Of course I loved having a cool swimsuit to wear too!

1950’s Style Swimsuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to everyone who participated – fun items!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

 

Foodie Gifts

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon from BeadyEyedBird 

‘food·ie
ˈfo͞odē/
noun
a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet.
synonyms: gourmet, epicure, gastronome, gourmand
“his father was a foodie who worked for an international magazine”

We are definitely foodies! How about you? Our teamies told us about their love for all things gourmet. Tell us about your favorite foodie things!

For many years I am a vegeterian. Actually I could be a vegan also because my favorite food is fruits. I love the colors and scents of fruits, there are so many different shapes! It’s so inspiring! I also like to paint fruit too. One of my favorite topics is “wild apples”. Many years ago in my neighborhood, there was a custom of planting an apple tree by the road. When I go for a walk with my dogs I can meet such a wild tree and collect apples that are no longer available in any store. I paint small still life with these apples. It’s a little romantic and it’s a great decorating the kitchen or the dining room, so this series of my oil paintings are selling fast. Occasionally they are also available in my shop. Of course I also paint other fruits and you can order oil painting with your favorite fruits or vegetables.

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Fine Art Still life Original Realistic OIL PAINTING on CANVAS 3D Apples on the table Decorative art Small Format Square Kitchen Wall Decor

Lisajoy Sachs from saxdsign said:

Oh boy do I LOVE to Cook!!! Experimenting by pairing specific foods is a great challenge, but a really fun project for me too. The best part is eating it!

I carry a few really fun food related ceramic beads in my shop like these little peanuts that have a Chinese saying on them “good luck always”. Peanuts carry a special meaning in the Chinese Culture of flourish and growth. Which is a perfect symbol for this spring summer season.

peanut

Peanut Bead Ceramic Porcelain Chinese New Year Good Luck Focal Writing Nut Jewelry Fertility Necklace Kitsch Oddity Weird Unusual Funny

Market Day in Villefranche-sur-Saône, France
I love the sensory overload of village markets. The hustle and bustle and conversation of the animated sellers and shoppers, the smells and colors of the produce and meats and fish. I offer travel photos in my photography shop: Stock Lane Photography, and this one brings back so many memories of visits to this large indoor market. Capture your wanderlust!

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aerial photography, Rustic Home decor, food Kitchen wall art, French market travel photograph, Picture of Villefranche-sur-Saône village

My husband and I love to cook and try mom n’ pop restaurants. We enjoy trying new recipes or creating our own. He got me several celebrity chef cookbooks for christmas, so we have been trying a new recipe each week. Recently, my husband started a blog to share our recipes with step by step pictures. He gets so excited writing a blog, sharing all his ideas and tips.

We use several kitchen gadgets and this huge measuring cup is great to use.

 

cup

Anchor Hocking 8 Cup Measuring Bowl Lid Vintage 2 QT Batter Bowl with Lid Storable Mixing Bowl AH Mix & Store Replacement Kitchen Bowl

Linda from LazyYVintage said:

Jim and I love food. Restaurants, menus, cooking shows, and trying new recipes. We try out new places, and are regulars at a few local family own restaurants. I love to cook and bake, so being a foodie is real thing for us. When my boys were little they loved to watch the Frugal Gourmet. I have a set of these Pyrex deep dish pie pans and absolutely love them. They make great lemon meringue pies.

pie

Pyrex Pie Pans Pair (2) of Pyrex Originals Dishes Vintage Ovenware and Cookware Ruffled Edged Pastry Pan Farmhouse Rustic Pie Baking Pans

Patty Riley from PupcakesBowWowtique said:

I really enjoy baking. When my kids were little I used to bake and decorate every birthday cake, or make cupcakes/cookies for school functions. Now the kids are grown and gone, so I have started making treats for our three dogs.

I consider this bandana to be a symbol of my passion for baking.

bandana

Custom Flannel Over-the-Collar Bandana

Katerina Iliaki from OnceUponJewelsCo said:

I love cooking! I enjoy inviting friends in my house, sitting around a big table, eating, drinking and laughing for hours …..
At the moment I am experimenting with fish recipes…

green fish

Tiny Fish Earrings, Little Fish Stud, Minimal Earrings, Everyday Earrings, Simple Fish Earrings, Animal Fish Earrings, Silver Stud Earrings

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit said:

We love Wine, Cheese, & Charcuterie! We have a wide selection of gifts perfect for entertaining in style and we love to cook and enjoy food with good company in high style! Our personalized cheese board is one of our most popular gift items and we specialize in providing a service as personalized as the gifts we create.

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Personalized Cheese Board & Cutlery Set with Engraved Overlapping Monogram Design Options (Each – 10″ Diameter) Print or Script Options

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns said:

Yes I love good food, cheese and wine!! And I love making tableware to showcase my food. There is nothing nicer than eating and drinking from handcrafted vessels.
So I also love being able to share these products with the world through my Etsy shop.

green bowl

Ceramic Bowl Green Cream Red Stoneware Unique Handmade Pottery Home Cooking Fruit Bowl Salad Bowl by Dawn Whitehand

Every Foodie gets their ideas by creating a different spin on a classic!
We love browsing through old cookbooks for new and interesting recipes that have been popular throughout the years. This 2 part cookbook set is a must have for all Foodies! This Meta Givens set was a staple in every aspiring chefs library and is still a much sought after set today !

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1957 Edition META GIVENs Modern Encyclopedia of Cooking Coo

Many thanks to Everyone for sharing these great FOODIE items with us!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 to all and to all a good night.

Thank you

Thank you to all the Etsy Christmas In July team members who participated this year.

The Etsy Christmas In July team leaders spent the past year working hard behind the scenes for the Christmas In July 2017 event!

I would like to take a moment to thank the Christmas In July leaders! Please visit their shops!

Alicia from AliciasFindings

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox

Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

Lisa from SpoiledFelinesArt

Megha from byTheArtBug

Sheila from BeadyEyedBird

The blog contributors wrote great blog articles during #EtsyCIJ 2017!

Thank you for joining us on Wednesday July 5th for the #CIJParty 2017.

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Schedule

Here is the schedule of our events!

July 1st – Welcome To Etsy Christmas In July 2017 – #EtsyCIJ 2017
July 2nd – CIJ Team & Wandarrah Team Cross Promotion
July 3rd – CIJ Team Leaders
July 4th – #CIJPopUpMarket #1: International Shops
July 5th – #CIJParty
July 6th – #CIJPopUpMarket #2: USA Shops
July 7th – #CIJPopUpMarket #3
July 8th – #CIJPopUpMarket #4
July 9th – Best Photos From the #CIJLovesJuly Photo Challenge
July 10th – Happy Etsy Christmas In July 2017 To All, And To All A Good Night! – #EtsyCIJ 2017

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Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Are you enjoying the Etsy Christmas In July event? The Christmas In July team is looking for talented and dedicated team members to become leaders!

If you are interested in becoming a social media leader please see the following threads:

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Thank you for your consideration! It takes an entire year to plan the virtual Christmas In July event.

I sincerely appreciate all the time and energy the Etsy Christmas In July  team leaders devote all year long!

Please take a moment to get to know them now!

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Christmas In July Team Leaders

Christmas In July Team Leaders

Today each Christmas In July team leader was individually introduced and featured so please get to know them and shop!

1. Alicia / AliciasFindings / Feature

2. Barbara / MermaidsHatbox / Feature

3. Dawn / DeeDeeDeesigns / Feature

4. Lisa / SpoiledFelinesArt / Feature

5. Megha / byTheArtBug / Feature

6. Sheila / BeadyEyedBird / Feature

7. Sherri / ButterflyFeetDigital / Feature

Thank you for supporting the Christmas In July team leaders!

Etsy Christmas In July Leader – BeadyEyedBird

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Christmas In July Leader – Sheila And Shannon from BeadyEyedBird

BeadyEyedBird

1. What is the name of your shop and where do you look for inspiration?

The name is BeadyEyedBird, and I find inspiration in beautiful gemstones and the jewelry and bead creations of talented artisans and designers.

2. How has your shop evolved over time?

I have begun to focus more on bold, exotic items, whether they be unusual/rare gemstone beads, African trade beads, ancient Roman Glass, or striking, out-of-the-ordinary jewelry designs.

3. What do you love most about your work?

Writing my weekly blog in celebration of the things I love — beautiful gemstones and other natural materials for jewelry making, amazing Etsy artisans, stories from the bead and gemstone industry, and more.

4. What motivating music do you listen to? Share your playlist that gets and keeps you going!        

Classical — Mozart, Beethoven
Folk and Bluegrass
World Music
Any music that celebrates and embodies joy, passion, beauty, love and life.

5. What book are you reading right now and where is your favorite place to read?

Usually read in bed — must have old fashioned paperback copy I can snuggle up with comfortably so I can focus on only that and be drawn into the book’s world. Right now I’m reading The Museum of Extraordinary Things.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: TheBeadCollection

Twitter: BeadSheila

Website: TheBeadCollection

Etsy Christmas In July Team Leaders – #EtsyCIJ 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The Christmas In July team leaders are a talented and dedicated group.

Today each Christmas In July team leader will be individually introduced and featured so please check in throughout the day to get to know them and shop!

Michelle / EviesToolEmporium
Etsy Christmas in July Team Captain

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

1. Alicia / AliciasFindings / Feature

2. Barbara / MermaidsHatbox / Feature

3. Dawn / DeeDeeDeesigns / Feature

4. Lisa / SpoiledFelinesArt / Feature

5. Megha / byTheArtBug / Feature

6. Sheila / BeadyEyedBird / Feature

7. Sherri / ButterflyFeetDigital / Feature

Thank you for supporting the Christmas In July team leaders!