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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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

Social Media

Please continue to use the hashtag #EtsyCIJ on social media!

We are ready with social media for a fantastic holiday 2017 season!

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Become An Etsy Christmas In July Team Leader – #EtsyCIJ 2017

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:

Facebook
Instagram
Pinterest
Twitter

If you are interested in becoming a blog leader please see the following thread:

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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!

Michelle / EviesToolEmporium
Etsy Christmas in July Team Captain

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!

Cleaning House

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird 

Have you ever read (or thought you should read) The Life-Changing Habit of Tidying Up? (www.amazon.com/Life-Changing-Magic-Tidying-Decluttering-Organizing/…) it’s great inspiration for decluttering! Whether it’s scrubbing or just reorganizing the piles, we wondered what folks thought about the subject of  Cleaning House. Here’s what our Etsy Christmas In July friends shared!

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said:

My daughter and I love Marie Kondo’s methods and even mention her on our Profile Page! We try to fill our shop with items that “Spark Joy!” This fun Arm & Hammer Chart shows “recipes” for cleaning nearly everything under the sun with baking soda! Now, you can “declutter” by tossing those expensive products stored in the cupboard! Baking soda does the trick from burned on food to bait buckets!
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Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Advertising Vintage 50s Outdoor Cleaning Chart Ad Litho Cardboard Dial “Carefree Camping” Fun Guide Kitschy Gift

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam said:

Well about cleaning: Etsy was all over my house. The girls at work encouraged me to move my work space from the kitchen table to the family room. It has really freed us up. Here’s a broom to help clean in the small areas. It is old and hand painted with real straw!
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Straw Hanging Hand Broom Wooden Spool Painted Lady With Strap Mid Century Antique Spool Art Primitive Rustic Farmhouse Decor Gift

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio said:

I have two daughters, both creative souls and both members of the Stock Lane Studio team. One is highly organized and a whiz when it comes to placement and design. Another claims to have a method to her cluttered madness but that remains to be seen. Little by little though, her household clutter is being whittled away. Revealing mounds of dust bunnies that are making her wish she had never tackled the clutter in the first place! We all know someone who needs a sign like this.
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Kids room Decor Printable Warning disaster Zone sign, digital Black Red Party Décor, Teen Room sig, digital sign for him her messy room 8×10

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna said:

Sometimes when you are cleaning and organizing, you end up with a lot of tiny things that need homes. I love using vintage and repurposed items on my dresser to store cosmetics, jewelry and other small items. This bird patterned repurposed trinket dish is great for holding jewelry, keys and other items.
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Bird Trinket Dish, Repurposed Jewelry Holder, Upcycled Tiered Candy Dish, Recycled Dish Bird Feeder, Potpourri Holder, Ceramic Dresser Tray

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital said:

 My printable calendars are something I use for myself all the time. I have found it really helpful to write it down on the day I do those certain routine chores – because a few days afterward I simply won’t remember when a chore needs to be done again. So, my calendars don’t just have doctor appointments, or call a friend this week. I know from a glance when to clean the shower again, or change the kitty litter! I love the simple usefulness of a calendar I can scribble whatever I need to on!
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SALE – 2017 Printable Calendar – New Chevron Design, Instant Download, Letter Size, JPG 300 dpi

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset said:

 Cleaning…Yuck!

I would bet that cleaning and organizing is not at the top of anyone’s to do list. It is a necessary evil.

Here are some fun facts about cleaning…

1. You can burn 100 calories for each hour of cleaning. (I need to lose weight, but this would not be my first choice for doing it.)

2. By simply disinfecting your desk frequently, you can reduce sick days in the office by 30%. (N/A I am retired)

3. Dust particles are comprised of 70% dead skin flakes. (YUCK!!!)

4. Office phones have over 25 000 germs per square inch. (Going to clean my phone right NOW!)

5. For antibacterial cleaner to be effective it must be left on surfaces for 30 to 60 seconds before wiping away. (Thanks, I didn’t know this.)

6. The air quality in a closed space can be up to 500% worse than outdoors. (News to me.)

7. Most offices contain 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. (Glad I am retired for sure!)

8. One square metre of carpet can hold approximately 1kg of dirt. (Someone want to convert this for me?)

9. The average woman cleans for 12, 896 hours in her lifetime, while men clean an average of 6, 448 hours. (What’s up with this?)

10. Typical office workers hands come in contact with 10 million bacteria per day. (Again, retired.)

Source:
www.forbes.com
www.howstuffworks.com
www.disinfecttoprotect.com

I believe everyone should have a pretty and unique container for their trash in every room. Here is one for starters…

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Basket Wicker Wastepaper With Rust and Gold Ribbon BowUnique Vintage White Wicker Collector Awesome Gift Idea Bedroom Bathroom Basket

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese said:

 Well I have been tidying up and decluttering the past few weeks as I prepare to move houses! Part of this process has been going through clothes and some have needed buttons sewn back on. So here are some fun buttons!
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Novelty buttons, mixed buttons, teapots, hearts, flowers, flat back, set of 15

Donna Schindler from TreasuresFromTheLake said:

 This isn’t cleaning house, but it is a good way to clean out some of the craft beads and charms that you have left over from other projects.

Love these wine charms that you put on your glass so that you never forget whose glass is whose at a party.

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Wine charms, beach glass wine charms, sea glass wine charms, nautical wine charms, unique wine charms

Marijean from MariMartiDesigns said:

Nothing makes you clean house like the hormones that cause “nesting” in the second trimester of pregnancy! When pregnant with my first, my husband found me in the middle of the night climbing in the pantry to organize all of our party serving ware for the Baptism party we were going to throw four months later!

He also found me organizing (and reorganizing!!) all our food in the pantry! Stockpiling the faves and making donation bags constantly!

This time around, my home studio is getting tons of attention! It’s been VERY fruitful to organize beads and see what I really have in stock and what I need to order (vs just guessing)! The hormones have also inspired me to set up a more productive and consistent photography light box that is always ready to go!

That–and again, hoarding a bunker of our favorite foods!! I think my subconscious is worried about us starving to death when a new baby comes lol!

Here’s a tribute to all those pregnant mommies out there riding the highs and lows of those hormones that make us glow and grow!!! A new collection of mine inspired by the baby under my heart–a pregnancy tracking bracelet to help you keep time of your little one’s approaching birthday! A great baby shower gift or treat for yourself! You deserve it after all that life changing magic of mid night tidying!

Pickles and Ice cream maternity bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many thanks to those who shared their thoughts and great items with us!

Until next time,

Sheila

Minimalist Style

Contributor Post from Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird

Leonardo da Vinci said:

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.”

I define minimalist as a style that uses pared-down design elements. The artist strips everything down to its essential quality, to achieve simplicity.

We asked our CIJ Friends what they love and/or offer in the minimalist style; here’s what they sent in.

Donna Schindler from TreasuresFromTheLake said:

Finding a heart beach glass piece is rare.

So even though this beautiful brown piece is small, about dime sized,I decided to make a pendant from it

With as little wire as possible, I wrapped the piece so that the heart is the highlight.

TreasuresFromTheLake

Richard Darani from RichardDarani said:

These came from an idea I had to turn shapes into an illustration and was watching Robots with my kids at the time.

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Shilly Shally Jewelry from ShillyShallyjewelry said:

This simple chain necklace has a beautiful Tanzanite stone surrounded by a gold filled disc. This necklace looks great alone or paired with other chains!

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Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels said:

When I begin to knit this purse it is very simple, just a plain minimal little purse with very little character. As I continue to build upon it with its flower and beading it grows into a sophisticated clutch handbag that is one-of-a-kind. People who have these purses always share their compliments with me that they receive.

Imagine – a red handbag with little pansies – how fun could that be! And yes, it has be made and sold. “Simplicity is the ultimate of the form of sophistication.”

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Maryann from gojjell said:

Simplicity and beauty speak for themselves. This choker features a trio of beautiful beads….vintage German lucite and champagne tubes. Beauty that stands the test of time and can be worn effortlessly!

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Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop said:

Many of the items in my shop are simple or minimalist, as that is my own favourite style. I have chosen to showcase this Harris tweed tea cosy.

Far from the bright colours and bold tartans of some tweeds, this cosy is made from two almost-plain weaves. A cosy made from just one of them might even look dull. By joining them with a straight horizontal line, together they bring out the best of both pieces.

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Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio said:

Simple message for a positive idea: help kids celebrate who they are – give them goals and help them achieve success, but let them know they don’t have to change who they are to get there.

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Suzi TC from Oldewoods said:

I chose this vintage piece for it’s simple lines and understated character, discovering later that it is an early 20th century cemetery / funeral vase.

A nice way to remember …

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Pam Maggio from PamsPawsJewelry says:

While I enjoy a lot of fancy, ornate, and unique items with pretty colors mostly, sometimes something simple with nice lines, unique simple shape, or something useful that will match or go with anything will touch my soul…..

This bracelet is pretty, simple, dainty, and yet it will go with most anything and white Pearls and black Onyx have a classic, timeless, and elegant appeal!

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I hope you enjoyed these wonderful treasures and stories as I did!

Until next time,

Sheila