Welcome New Members For July

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
Please join us in welcoming our new members for July to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!

My name is Tanya and I just opened my new party supplies shop (I am still working on it and I have 2 other shops here on Etsy). My very creative friend will join me in a couple of month so I am hoping that together we will create a fun little shop (we both love to decorate!).
So here is one of my garlands to share. What makes it special is it is handmade and one of a kind, the colors combo makes it suitable for almost any type of girls parties and it is simply fun little decoration for the party you will not be able to find at the department store!

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Origami paper dress garland

 

My name is Caroline and I am a new member!
I hand make everything! Here is a bath bomb listing of mine – made with special love, extra attention, and lots of care!

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Sick remedy bath bomb

Hi there! My name is Nicole and I have been making wreaths for about 3 years now. It has been an incredible journey here on Etsy! One of my wreaths went viral because a radio station shared it! I had well over 500 orders in about a 4 month time period! It was really crazy but I am so grateful!

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Fall Wreath

Hi, my name is Allison and I am the “mom” in Willow Valley Vintage.
My daughter is a vintage fan and convinced me to open an Etsy Shop with her last September. We started with about 15 items and made our first sale a couple weeks later…things took off from there!
We love visiting antique shops and shows together and are always amazed at the interesting things we find!
This sweet wooden box originally contained spools of thread from Clarks—before Coat’s came along:

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Clarks thread spool box

Good morning team. My name is Rosalia and I’m a potter for the most part. I also make jewelry but pottery is my first love. I opened my shop, DoubleMuse, with my best friend Linda in 2008. At that time it was a part-time adventure. Kids and a full time job didn’t let me put all my efforts into my business. But now I am retired (do to really bad knees) I am focused on making functional and fun pottery. Bowls, plates, signs, ornaments (Christmas is coming folks) wedding favors, wedding plates, housewarming gifts.

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Trinket dish

Hi everyone! I have knitted gifts for everyone! I have been knitting for 30 years, and my shop has been around for 2 awesome years! These are currently my favorite thing to make. I have them in pink, purple, blue, white, and cream.

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Pink baby shoes-fortune cookie shoes

Hello All! I’m a new member and have been on ETSY since 2011. I’m an avid Vintage hunter…always on the lookout for interesting ‘fabulousities”. My other Etsy shop- MadHatterPlatters- features handmade cake stands as well as everything for your vintage serving needs.
Glad to be a new member and have lots of Vintage Christmas items to be listed soon.

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Vintage 1930’s Pillsbury recipe book

Welcome New Members For June – Part Two

Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns

The team had many new members join during June in anticipation of the annual Christmas in July event.Please join us in welcoming them to our fantastic team! Visit their shop, fave some items, maybe even share some shops/items on your social media channels!!
And here are some of our new members for June!

HI. I’m Rosalia. I found out about Christmas in July team last year but I was working full-time and just didn’t have the energy to join. This year I am not working and decided it is a perfect time to join and participate. Me and my best friend Linda are potters. We make functional earthenware pottery. I also make jewelry and Linda crochets.
This is a great opportunity to get to know and network with some wonderful shops. Merry Christmas In July everyone.

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Sea shell serving dish

Hi I am Madhura I am new to team and joined some days back. I opened my shop for handcrafted quilts and bags some months back. This is going to be my first Christmas in July, and I am very excited!
The unique part about my shop is the design patterns are my own creations. I have even listed some of my art quilts which have been selected and shown in international quilt competitions.

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Moon reflection quilt

Waving hi – just found this info and team. Thanks for putting it together! This sparkly necklace is one I’ll feature. Following all social media as well. I’m glad you put this together. I remember when Etsy promoted CIJ – glad to participate.

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Sparkly green crystal necklace

Crystal W from AtomicSeabassDesigns says

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m totally excited for CIJ! I’ve seen it in past years, but have never participated. This this I definitely am!
Here’s my newest print:
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Digital Donut Worry Summers Here

I just joined the team and look forward to participating. I sell vintage clothing such as this.

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Vintage dress

So looking forward to CIJ. I’ve been crafting for over 40 years, I have sold my ornaments here in Chicago at most of the major shows. I love the ease of Etsy, no more lugging tables and large totes to and from craft shows.

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hand embroidered multi designs

Hi I’m kind of new to the team, I joined last week, but have been incredibly busy listing new items, and now editing many for the CIJ Event. New for me this year will be Christmas ornaments – I have ordered supplies but they haven’t come yet – I am hopeful that they arrive before the event kicks off.
I sell mostly supplies, but I am also a jeweler and a Lapidary. I cut most of my own stones in my studio, and have recently purchased a diamond drill press so that I can make beads from my cabochons.
Etsy is my “Full Time” job now for three years, and I’ll never go back to working the grind, I LOVE it!!!

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Opal ring size 7

Hi Just joined, I sell VINTAGE from Jewelry to Tools…something for everyone!

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Vintage cookie cutters

Hi Everyone!
I joined a few days ago and have been busy reading everything and getting my shop setup for this EtsyCIJ Sales Event.
I love going picking and finding neat treasures from our past than reselling them; well those that I can part with.

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Tiara Chantilly Green Sandwich Serving Platter

Mallori Packer from MGPCreations says

Hello! I joined a couple of weeks ago and am very excited about Christmas in July this year.
My favourite item in my shop is my made to order mermaid tail blankets. I love-making them and love that I can help make someone feel like they could be a mermaid, cos let’s admit it everyone at some stage in their life has thought about what it could be like to be a mermaid!
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Made to Order Mermaid Tail

Hello
I joined the team early in the month, but have been on holidays before I had a chance to introduce myself.
I opened my Etsy Shop 3 years ago. initially I only sold handmade jewellery, but over the years I have added original art and art prints to my shop.
Presently I have a great range of products available.
My latest additions are art prints from ink drawings. These black and white drawings are dynamic and capture the movement of the subject.
This drawing of two girls dancing is one of my favourites.

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Dancing Girls Modern Art Print

Hi all,
We’re so looking forward to taking part in our first ever Christmas In July (decking the halls as we type).
At Tread & Pedals we (Em and Ivan) handcraft fun and functional designs through re-purposing old bicycle parts. One of our favourite items would have to be our Cog & Chain Bottle Opener.
Our Bicycle Cog & Chain Bottle Opener is an essential for any bike or beer loving man’s pocket. The bike chain is silver soldered to the cog to form an extremely strong bottle opener. The bike chain is still movable so it easily fits inside your pocket, attach it to your key chain – so you are always ready to enjoy beer o’clock and pop open those ice-cold drinks.

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Bike Bottle Opener

Lukseh from Lukseh says

Hi, I’m a new member, and I’m from Italy. I’m very interested in the opportunity to promote my shop. I’m new in this universe of social marketing and I’ve so much to learn!!
I work with metals: lost wax castings in silver and bronze, fire enamels and a lot of new projects which are going to be realized…everything inspired by the Norse tradition and by Nature. This is one of my creation and my shop is Lukseh. Thank you!

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Plaque collar Fire enameled celtic collier pendant

Hi there, we have joined and will participate in this EtsyCIJ event for the first time. Our store specializes in girls clothing and accessories for ages 0-6. This upcycled strip skirt below is special to us because it represents a merging of our ideas. My design and my mother’s talented sewing and machine embroidery. We love working together to realize our creative ideas, with the aim of being just a little bit different.

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Girls floral skirt

Hello Everyone,
I just heard about the ChristmasinJuly event and decided it would be fun to participate. I grew up in an old farmhouse filled with antiques and have grown to love and appreciate these age-old items that have stood the test of time. Now that my husband and I own our farmhouse, we are busy filling it with all kinds of antique and vintage treasures! My love for collecting however is causing us to run out of room, and so I have opened my Etsy shop to share my lovely items with you!

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Antique Large Apple Butter Copper Kettle

Catherine Caramanica from BlkBttrflyDsgns says

Hi everybody, I’m new to the Team as well. I’ve gotten my Shop together for the CIJSale beginning tomorrow. I sell Handmade items and everything Vintage, i.e. Clothing, Home Decor and Jewelry. Still trying to do something Christmassy for my Banner. It either will or won’t happen. I definitely want to be involved in everything. I’m not the savviest when it comes to Social Media but I’ll do the best I can. Happy to be here with you. My best to all for an amazing CIJSALE.
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Reversible necklace from MOMA

Hello I just joined a few days ago, I’m really excited about this group And CIJ.
My shop is about finding old things and making them into something new. I make a little bit of everything, jewelry, home decor, wall art, stationary etc.

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Landscape Large print

Hi CIJ team! I just joined today and have my shop all ready for the sale starting tomorrow. Everything will be 25% off, no coupon code needed. This is my best-selling item on Etsy!

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Custom name necklace

Hi Everyone – We just joined and wanted to introduce ourselves.
My husband Jerry is the woodworker, I paint and do the wreaths and listings. I have joined because we are participating in the Christmas in July 2016 event.
Any advice for newbies, I’m all ears! – Opal
Our shop offers mostly owls, but a lot of beautiful wreaths, nautical decor items and fun, whimsy items also.

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Nautical decor

Tammie from Nashba says

Hello. My name is Tammie from the shop Nashba.
I’ve always been a lover of African fashion and this beauty is one that I am really proud of.

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Orange dashiki tote bag

Hi! I don’t know why I didn’t think to look for this sooner… MysticOaksPatches is a new shop for me. I wanted my patches separate from my other items. I’ll be joining from my main shop as well (CocoaDragonfly). All items in my shop are marked 20% off for CIJ.
I just love this patch. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan anyway, but this just sums up motherhood for me. Protection and love all in one.

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Dragon embroidered felt patch

I’ll post my favorite Christmas ornament  I’m making everything 20% off for the CIJ sale. Some items are already marked down. I need to go back and add hashtags though.

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Bacon santa ornament

Joined today and I do horsehair fired ceramic clay art.

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Ceramic clay crosses

Food And Drink – #CIJParty 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning everyone! Another new addition to our third annual Etsy Christmas In July Party this year is food and! What is a party without refreshments?

I invited members of the Etsy Christmas In July members to share their food and drink items.

Eleni from LenasCakes says:

Actually is this one. Totally CIJ , right?

As you all see it’s Santa. And his belt.

Making it at first, I thought it would be one of my Xmas items, for those who want their cupcakes decorated in a Holiday gathering.

Well, although I have sold it for Xmas season, it has most sales-believe it or not!- in July! There are a lot of people who love Christmas and they don’t want to celebrate only in December, but all year round!

(I’m sending one set of those next week, that’s why it’s the first I thought).

Have a great #CIJ Party everyone! And a lovely summer!

LenasCakes

LenasCakes

Jackie Irvin from JackJacksWayart says:

A sweet cupcake to fill his tummy so yummy!

Dash away Dash away all.

And to all a good night.

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JackJacksWayart

Michelle Emma Kay from EmmaKayInks says:

In April I participated in “Creative Sprint (www.creativesprint.co/). Each day you are emailed a prompt and you make something in response to it.

The prompt for one day was “make something from a collection”. I went into the kitchen and saw my partner’s left over popcorn. I photographed a collection of them and drew them.

It was then that I realised that like snowflakes and finger prints, every piece of pop corn is a little bit different. I also enjoyed the way their forms looked when they are a bit abstracted. And thus, it became the basis of my first post it note design.

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EmmaKayInks

Christine Parker from modernimpressionist says:

There is a coffee shop in Chelsea Market in NYC that has the best roasted coffee and it is such a treat to brew and drink a cup of steaming hot coffee at home. Here is a bag of their coffee in front of one of my paintings in the background and a floral still life waiting to happen!

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modernimpressionist

Sue from SuesAkornShop says:

I have always seen cups decorated with fabric here and there. I thought it was something that I would like to try to make and came up with this fabric cup sleeve. I thought it would be neat to make one for our holiday get together and then after they were used at the party the people could take home the one that they used for their drink. I put a few in the shop for various holidays as well.

SuesAkornShop

SuesAkornShop

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says:

My daughter and I found this milk bottle at an antique shop!

We love the graphics showing a woman displaying her archery skills!

It was made by the University of Wisconsin Dairy.

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WillowValleyVintage

Tanya Hardman from TheWoollyTangle says:

So, I love tea. And I have children, so I often get cold tea! Tea cosy’s seemed the way forward. Since this is my first year joining in with christmas in July I thought I’d get the ball rolling by starting with some fun festive silliness. Why not turn the tea pot into a Christmas pudding?! Just don’t cover it in brandy and set fire to it. Won’t make your tea taste better!

TheWoollyTangle

TheWoollyTangle

Ashley Babula from ABStudio62 says:

Fall and Winter holiday beverages from my favorite coffee shop are something I look forward to every year. My favorite, the Peppermint Mocha Latte, inspired this piece of holiday decor in my shop.

All of my signs are hand painted and designed by myself. I created this piece to look like a chalkboard to coordinate with rustic holiday decor. I use a stretched gallery canvas and permanent materials to make the sign. Lettering cannot be erased.

My shop opened in April, so this will be my first year participating in CIJ. I’m excited for the promotion! I’m still creating a few more items to add to my inventory to join this holiday piece!

ABStudio62

ABStudio62

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

“À Table”

Dinner’s Ready, it’s time to eat!

My mother would call all seven of us kids to the table with this French phrase. We might have been in the middle of what we thought was something very important, but we knew, if we heard our mother call that phase, we’d better hurry and wash up!

A perfect print or printable to accent any kitchen or dining room.

StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

Lizzy and Boo from LizzysBibsandBobs says:

‘Twas the night before Christmas …You’ve heard this before !? Anyway Santa has been hard at work and needs some refreshments, so wouldn’t he love to find this sweet little plate filled with delicious Christmas Cookies waiting for him!

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LizzysBibsandBobs

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

I love food and sharing food…. it is a great way to celebrate and feel close to family and friends.

I have lots of food and drink relate products in my shop, such as this set of nesting bowls which are great for condiments, olives, chutneys, dipping sauces – you get the idea!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

Rosalia and Linda from Doublemuse says:

Throwing a nice holiday party is almost as fun as throwing clay and making pottery. When I can incorporate both loves it’s a win win. This sea shell chip and dip plate I made really brings my two passions together.

Doublemuse

Doublemuse

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says:

When I think of food and drink I see my friends sitting around a big wooden table where we share a home cooked meal. The table is set beautifully which is an important part of the meal and the experience of eating (and laughing) together. Place cards are a nice and personal touch, and you can even take them home with you if you like.

CarolaBartz

CarolaBartz

Lia Russo from Ghirlandiamo says:

Come, friends, come, eat and drink with Pulcinella!

Pulcinella is the old Naples character, he has a great personality and his own philosophy and ….is always hungry.

He’s aware of his problems, but always smiling.

He’s disrespectful and makes fun at powerful people.

I wanted to honor him with something non-conventional, so I created this centerpiece, in cooperation with a talented ceramics crafter from Vietri sul Mare*.

And so was born my Pulcinella, the Naples king of the table!

A piece for connoisseurs, who will be able to appreciate the creativity of the whole piece, the added value of ceramics from Vietri sul Mare*, the so thorough miniatures.

It’s one-of-a-kind centerpiece, where a fine ceramic Pulcinella, the Naples character, and so many incredible miniatures stand out.

This rustic Mediterranean centerpiece is a parade of typical Neapolitan food and Pulcinella stands in the middle, ready to enjoy them all.

In one hand he holds a glass of wine, from his arm a salami is hanging and he’s surrounded by a lot of many other local delights: anchovies, tomatoes, salami, bread, eggs, apples.

Couldn’t Pulcinella eat any pizza? No, definitely! He got three!
And with all this food, a good wine in a wicker bottle.

This centerpiece will be perfect in the middle of any table, bringing cheerfulness at the first glance and adding a touch of Neapolitan life.

* Vietri sul Mare is a small village on the Amalfi Coast, very close to my town Salerno.

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

It’s famous in Italy and all over the world for ceramic tiles and all kinds of decorated crockery.

It’s ceramic traditions have their roots in the Etruscan period.

Ghirlandiamo

Ghirlandiamo

Thank You For Coming To #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good night everyone! Thank you for joining us today for #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 here on the Christmas In July blog! It was a really fun day!

It was a party in the streets of our blog! The streets were shut down and their tents were up and ready to showcase their unique items for you.

We had a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops were here for you and they are loved interacting with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 was individually introduced so please look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

 

1. Linda B / lindab142 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Ethicalinfant / Ethicalinfant#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Karen / ChocolateDogStudio#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Lola / LOLADOGdesigns#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. briellasoul1 / BriellaSoulKids#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gillian / PrettyHappyVintage#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Lydia / PollyHadADolly#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Veronika / TapsikDesign#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Candy / WickedlyCreative#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. patontheback / patontheback#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Susan-SharonMsPDesignsUSA#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Rosalia and Linda / Doublemuse#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2!

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 – Doublemuse

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

#CIJPopUpMarket #2 Shop – Rosalia and Linda from Doublemuse

Doublemuse

Doublemuse

1. What is name of your shop and what is unique about your shop?

Our shop is DoubleMuse. Me and my best friend Linda make functional, fun pottery. That is our first passion. Then Linda makes beautiful heirloom quality crochet doilies. Finally I make jewelry. Ceramic pendants, bracelets and more.

2. What is your favorite July activity where you live?

t’s hot here in CT so I spend most of my time in my studio (aka the basement) making pottery and hanging out with my dog Mia.

3. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Tuscany! My husband and I were there for the first time this past September and I fell in love.

4. Who do you most admire in life?

Firefighters and first responders. They don’t get enough credit for putting their lives on the line for us.

5. What is a skill you’d like to learn and why?

That’s a hard question because there are so many but I think I would love to try glass fusing. I feel I could incorporate that into my pottery and make really unique pieces.

6. What are your social media sites?

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Doublemuse
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/rosaliasa
Instagram: www.Instagram.com/rosaliasa
Twitter: twitter.com/@doublemus

Welcome To #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are thrilled about our second annual #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 – a party in the streets of our blog! The streets are shut down and your tents are up and ready to showcase your unique items for you.

We have a fantastic line up of Christmas In July team member shops for you to get to know. These shops are here for you and they are looking to interact with you here on our blog!

Each shop at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2 2016 will be individually introduced so please check in throughout the day to look in their tent, get to know them and shop!

Christmas In July Team

Christmas In July Team

Now let’s shop!

1. Linda B / lindab142 / #CIJPopUpMarket Tent

2. Ethicalinfant / Ethicalinfant#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

3. Karen / ChocolateDogStudio#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

4. Lola / LOLADOGdesigns#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

5. briellasoul1 / BriellaSoulKids#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

6. Gillian / PrettyHappyVintage#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

7. Lydia / PollyHadADolly#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

8. Veronika / TapsikDesign#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

9. Candy / WickedlyCreative#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

10. patontheback / patontheback#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

11. Susan-SharonMsPDesignsUSA#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

12. Rosalia and Linda / Doublemuse#CIJPopUpMarket Tent

Please use #CIJPopUpMarket on social media as you visit all the fabulous shops today!

Thank you so much for joining us at our #CIJPopUpMarket #2!