The Etsy CIJ team is full of vintage and retro treasures. From Art Deco mirrors and vintage recipe boxes to finely preserved antique music programs. Adorn bright retro dresses with brooches and pendants that brings us back to the ‘good ol’ days’ or evoke cherished memories.
Brooches were once popular items of jewellery to enhance an outfit. As with all things they seem to be making a resurgence, My timber brooches are made from offcuts of rare and beautiful timbers. These will last for eons. The finding is screwed, not glued to the timber and I use findings of the highest quality that I can find. Truely a beautiful thing that takes you back to a time gone by.
Contributor post by Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns
We have a wide variety of Etsy sellers in our Christmas in July team, and this means we have a great range of handmade and vintage products to choose from for the 12 Days of Christmas.
I asked team members if they have an item in their shop that relates to the 12 days of Christmas? And here we go:
And here are the 12 days of Christmas!
Twelve Drummers Drumming
Twelve drummers drumming- I’ve always been a percussion instrument fan, and this fabric makes me think of not only the twelve days of Christmas, but a little drummer. Happy holidays!
Eleven Pipers Piping
Ten Lords a Leaping
Nine Ladies Dancing
Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. This necklace also symbolizes the joy of love and freedom. Dance is an expression and combination of all of these sentiments.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me– nine ladies dancing. Well, we actually have 13 ladies dancing the ballet on this fun nursery quilt, but who’s counting?
Seven Swans a Swimming
Six Geese a Laying
Five Golden Rings
The five golden rings represents the great love of God in sending a Savior. It is a very powerful day for me as I adore Christmas and Christmas time. It is a unique opportunity to remind ourselves to love each other, to help and respect everything that has life in it.
Four Calling Birds
I love celebrating Christmas in July…I live in Baltimore where summers are sweltering so having a Christmas in July pool party certainly helps beat the heat!
Three French Hens
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree
Maybe it’s a bit too cold to go dancing in the square, but even with the craze of the holidays ahead of us, every couple needs a night out to themselves.
A map and a wallet all in one, we can ensure that Mr. right won’t forget his money at home. We also won’t have to worry about stopping and asking for directions, which you know he won’t!
Nail polish is one of the most resilient accessories a girl can have. You can’t leave it at the restaurant, you needn’t worry about the wind mussing it up, and there is zero risk of it wearing down or smearing on your face should things with your date start to heat up a little bit! So go on, girl. Paint the town. And those pretty nails.
The fairy tale says that at the stroke of midnight, all the good things disappear. Luckily for us, we don’t live in fairy tales. Let that clock tick on past midnight and toast to being masters of your own time over a cozy late night coffee.
One of the most loved activities of the cold weather season is baking. Everywhere you go there are warm baked goods to be had, new recipes to try, or the story of a kitchen mishap from the mixer that was on just a wee bit too high (good luck getting the flour off that popcorn ceiling!). Whether you’re making or enjoying, autumn offers some of the greatest comfort pastries known to man.
A staple in most baked goods, there’s a debate in every household over how to crack one of these bad boys open. Personally I use a flat service to avoid shells falling into the mix, but some swear by rapping it against the rim of the bowl. Want to forgo any egg troubles at all? Use applesauce!
Because it is such a festive time, we mustn’t have naked pastries. Whether it be a sprinkling of confectioner’s sugar, or something more fancy, such as a themed fondant topper over a mountain of frosting, your sweets will be the talk of the town. Or at least my tummy.
If we are going to be having a fancy gathering with fancy sweets and fancy toppings, one can not simply reach for a pastry. Nay, fancy serving tongs are required. I do hope you’ve room on your plate for the pumpkin roll. I hear it is fantastic this year.
Thanks for viewing this week! Stay hungry!