Let’s Have A Tea Party

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

As a kid and even an adult it is so much fun to have a tea party with friends and others. There are many types of foods, desserts and more that go into a tea party.

I love having the finger sandwiches, scones, different types of teas and using such beautiful tea services at the tea parties I have gone to.

What do you have in your shop that can be used in a tea party?

Marta from ArtByMartaGotliba says decorate your living room with a nice, food theme art piece, it will help you to set up the right atmosphere for your indoor tea party.


Dessert drawing of macaroons

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said this antique cup and saucer would look lovely on the table and it’s pretty enough to leave on display when the guests have departed.


Vintage china cup

Mrs A from 2aEmporium states  this vintage Noritake creamer and sugar bowl with lid was only manufactured during the years of 1979-1986. It would make a wonderful addition or replacement piece to your Fine China collection.

Noritake cream and sugar bowl

Caroline from SoyCandlesbyCaroline says while your guests are already calm and comfy from the tea and fixings, a candle with Lemon Essential Oil may be the perfect addition to your tea party. Lemon Essential Oil has been shown to help promote positivity.

Lemon soy candle

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals said wonderful gift favors with adorable charms.
English garden tea comes to mind–I can see it added to the place settings and see the lush garden around it.

Tea party zipper pulls

Pam from PearlsVintagebyPam states tea parties are great fun. When I went to Ireland we had lots of tea and scones. I am sharing One of my favorites from my personal Tea pot collection!!

Vintage Cronin blue teapot

Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations says nothing sets the tone of a tea party better than having a nice table setting. Linens can make it even more special. My mom has made so many great table runners that I’ve used throughout the seasons. It makes the place settings even nicer. Here’s one that combines turquoise and brown with a rich floral and paisley pattern.

Quilted table runner

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop said if you’re going to have a tea party, then you need to keep the tea warm while you chat! A stylish Harris tweed tea cosy is just the thing. The lovely fabric is hand-woven in the Outer Hebrides islands, and any item made from it is a little bit special.

Harris Tweed tea cosy

Mairi from mairidesign states I’d say we all need butterflies at our tea parties. Pop a colorful butterfly into an empty iced-tea bottle with a few wild flowers from the park, lay down the gingham picnic blanket, and nibble on your Scotch eggs, cucumber sandwich triangles and sip some chilled iced-tea from a china cup.

Butterfly stained glass pot decoration

Amanda from KNITANDPROMISECRAFTS says my strawberry tea cosy is perfect for any tea-party. It is my best seller and is popular across the globe including Europe, America, Hong Kong and Australia. It was originally created for a 50th birthday tea party and was the highlight of the day!

Strawberry knitted tea cosy

Marta from GottliebTextiles said your kitchen also deserves to be decorated for the tea party. These dish cloths have lovely pastel color tea party themed embroideries. Not only a perfect kitchen decor but also will become handy when washing dishes after the party.

Dessert tea towels



Cherry Tomato – Pantone Fashion Color For Spring 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Spring 2018 is Cherry Tomato.

PANTONE 17-1563
Cherry Tomato

Impulsive Cherry Tomato is a tempestuous orangey red that exudes heat and energy. Demanding attention, this courageous, never to be ignored, shade is viscerally alive.

PANTONE 17-1563
Cherry Tomato

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Cherry Tomato! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

The red color emanates energy and is a symbol of life in many cultures. It is associated with an appetizing tomato and also with the blood that revives our bodies. In the winter, when it’s gray and dark, we need colors and we enjoy them more than ever. Perhaps this is why the Chinese recognize this color as lucky and they chose it as the symbol of the New Year.

I made home decorations for the New Year 2018 with a dog symbol and I used a red background to accent the meaning of this symbol. Both the dog and the color of the red tomato carry the message of joy.


Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio:

Cherry Red, just love the Pantone name for this lucky and energizing red! A perfect color for our dynamic popcorn bar sign.

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

This cherry tomato red handmade glass basket was purchased at an estate sale. It wasn’t that I just saw it and picked it up to purchase. Another lady saw it first and picked it up. I followed her around for a good 30 minutes hoping she would change her mind…and she did. Once she put it down, I immediately picked it up. I didn’t give her a chance to change her mind again.

I displayed this basket in my kitchen for a while holding my wooden spoons. At Christmas time I would move it to the living room coffee table and add some holiday picks. I even had it in the bathroom holding toothbrushes. Yes, this is a very unique and versatile basket for use in any room to add a little spice to the decor.


Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

I may have just that in my shop … love bright orange reds that remind me of fire!

These cherry tomato colored earrings will add a splash of color to dreary winter days -just looking at them makes me happy!


Marie-Antoinknit from 9ElizabethStreet says:

I use a lot of red in my items because I think it’s a dynamic color that adds the “pop” accessories should bring to a person’s look. These cloche hats were inspired by the 20’s style, but simplified for today’s fast-fashion trends and busy lives. No need to find a dry cleaner or hat block for this one, and you’ll still look great!


Evan from VamptVintageDesign says:

I am a vintage lover, and this is one of my cherished treasures. This classic Chanel inspired vintage bag will naturally attracts attention whether you carry it day or night!


If you’re on Pinterest here is the Cherry Tomato board!

While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Reception Decor

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

So you’re giving a reception! Wedding? A special event? What have you seen at receptions that knocks your socks off? Our Christmas in July team members shared these special reception items and stories.

Przemila K from CanisArtStudio says:

Wooden heart is useful both as a decoration and a small gift for a wedding or other party. Usually, I add a small wooden heart to every order in my store but my clients ask me to order a special heart with their pet portrait or another own motive, Therefore I have designed a series of wooden painted hearts like this:


Christine from cwagenblass9 says:

Personalized gift tags for your wedding guests that say “Thank You” for being apart of your special day.


Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

This past summer I was at a wedding and a cell phone was ringing during a crucial part of the ceremony. It was the bride’s own mother who had forgotten to turn her phone off. She was so flabbergasted (and probably nervous and embarrassed) she didn’t really turn it off correctly. So a little while later it rang again!!

SLS event signs present an elegant way to get the necessities out of the way during any hush hush occasion. We do offer printed signs as well as our digital, print yourself variety. This comes in handy since once you’ve purchased the digital file, you are able to print off as many as needed in a number of sizes.


Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

One wine decanter to serve them all! Our sand-carved decanters don’t get any bigger! Impress your guests and keep them entertained at the same time. Don’t wine about not finding a unique idea for your reception, visit our shop @Designsthelimit for more ideas.


pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

Weddings are a true blessing. Often weddings take place in a church and are officiated by a pastor. This is a clear glass church figure with stained glass window. The glass church lights up by a switch.


Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

I think a very cute way to make shower and wedding favors look special is adding some charms to the gifts! I can do anything and any theme a bride would wish for! Be it zipper pull or just add on to the ribbon the favors are tied with
making wedding favor gifts a memento for years to come!


Nesting With Nature

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

I am a big lover of nature and know I am not alone in that. I love being among the trees and seeing all the colors, smelling the smells and hearing all the little peeps of nature.

I know I use a lot of color combinations and ideas from nature in my works, so that you can have nature with you all the time.

What do you have in your shop that brings nature into your home?

Cindy from Cynhumphrey says I love to bring nature inside! Here is an item from my shop that led me to our woods to find some broken branches. I also used nut shells for the flowers, which is another nature item. Pair these with fake floral flowers and a silk butterfly to give it just a splash of color and you have a beautiful centerpiece!


Faux flower arrangement

Nancy from EponasCrystals states we live in the country and always have an abundance of wild life crossing through our yard. My husband puts out sunflower seeds for the birds and we have squirrels, turkeys, deer, possums and raccoons come to eat as well. Here are some flying bird earrings to remind you of “nesting with nature”.

Bird earrings

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says I captured this photograph during a relaxing and peaceful hike along the Cornish Trail that parallels the Hudson River. Scattered along the trail are old ruins of a once thriving estate. The old well has turned into a home for turtles and frogs. Brick chimneys and stone walls are all that remain of the buildings.

Abstract forest photography

Cristal from DesignsbyCristal said while my allergies sometimes get in the way of my venturing outside during the blooming season I still love the spring flowers! The colors are bright, bold and smell so good! One of my favorite flowers are daisies!

Daisy dog collar

Przemila from CanisArtStudio states in my shop, there are many items that show nature because I paint pet portraits and wildlife animals. But today I chose the miniature painted clock with cardinal songbirds, which will be the original Christmas decoration. In my shop is available a series of painted clocks with different birds. You can also order a custom clock with your favorite bird or pet.

Cardinal clock

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says I also love to be outdoors among the trees and flowers. I recently added these rose cards to my shop. I absolutely love roses, especially their gorgeous scent!


Mini rose cards

Pam from PamsPawsJewelry said I love nature, natural things, and being outside! For my Etsy shop I enjoy taking photos and incorporating natural items, flowers, rocks, shells, leaves, or just an outdoor backdrop into my item photos!

Sometimes I match the colors or exact flowers as in this handmade necklace photo to what is in my handmade and vintage items.

This necklace is pink rhodochrosite, rose quartz, and the pretty dogwood tree flowers match the sterling silver flower in my necklace design!


Rose floral and leaf necklace

Aska from PaintingsGallery states I work from my airy studio from where I can look outside into the distance and enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains and sea.I gain inspiration from nature colours & all the beauty in the ever-changing landscape which I want to capture in my canvases and share it with you. The beauty of the Island of Mull is my main subject. The island has been my home since 11 years now and still, there is so much to discover.

Golden grasses at Calgary art print

Susan and Sharon from MsPDesignsUSA says our quilt patterns are inspired by nature! This nursery quilt features animals who live in the forests and woodlands in Montana, where we grew up. I had such fun making the animals, as they each have a whimsical touch.

Woodland pdf quilt pattern

Alicia from MemaAntiques said my husband and I love wildlife. We live in an area where you see all sorts of birds and water fowl. It is nothing to see and alligator walking down the sidewalks where we live at.

Vintage owl brooch

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals states I love to be in nature and get always inspired with all the colors and textures there. Here is a nature inspired pair of earrings where the frosted leafs remind me of fall and the first frost.

Aqua leaf earrings

Candy from WickedlyCreative says I have a fondness for nature especially trees, flowers and birds. This owl I designed brings all of it together in a fun, whimsical way.

Owl pillow

Desert Dabbler from DesertDabbler says I love hiking and being outside. In the summer and fall we go to the Rocky Mountains to escape the desert heat and see the wildlife. Last year we went to Jasper, Canada. one of my favorite places. As we were driving there, we spotted a mother black bear and her 3 cubs. What a treat! I took their picture and was later inspired to make this necklace because of them.

Bear Necklace


Vintage Charm

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue! Remember that? We’re focusing on the something old today! Our Christmas in July team members shared these charming vintage items and stories.

Emily Tan from QuirkyEleganceEm says:

These are handmade earrings made from vintage spider web lamp-work glass beads! They were made in the 1950’s in Japan, and are an enchanting and very rare find from the good old days. I’ve made these gorgeous works of art into wearable jewelry, perfect for the lover of vintage style and also the modern fashionista.


Hilary from FabFloridaFinds says:

Well, I have something inherited and blue! This bottle was in my mother’s dining room curio cabinet. I always remember it as a child and when she passed away, it’s one of the things I kept. Well, for this entire time, I thought it was a cruet, but wasn’t sure of the Maker or pattern. I asked in one of my FB Etsy Groups and it ends up being an antique Barber bottle for hair tonic, etc. Goes to show, in the world of vintage and antiques, you are always learning something new.


Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

I adore vintage buttons and crystals and when I find the right box I love to decorate with them! The pewter buttons are from Austria and used to be on folk outfits there my grandmother had a huge button box and I loved playing with them as child.


pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

That is what my house is all about as I have collected vintage items for 40 years. It started when my sister in law bought me a Fenton Bell for College Graduation. From there it went viral to cookie jars, tea pots, milk glass and you name it. A few years after my mom died and I found her purses I opened my Etsy Shop. I have chosen this art deco hall tea pot for my charming vintage item.


Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

When I lived in West Virginia I opened a craft store in my home – JAMs Hobby Shop. I sold my handmade items, painting supplies, and taught painting classes. Upon moving to Florida, I had to try the craft show outlet, because my Florida home was not big enough to house my craft store. Thirty years ago I gave my dad a 1 1/2 inch picture of a wooden cash register to use at the shows. From that small picture, he made the cash register, which I stained and painted. He could make anything. I sure do miss him very much.


Linda Britt from BrittDesign says:

Many years ago I started collecting vintage clothing. I fell in love with this gown with the faded blue fabric showing through the exquisite lace. I love the crisp cotton fabric and the tucks in the hem Most of all I love the sleeves and the lace that folds back at the wrist. I was never the right size to wear this but it was enough just opening the closet to look at it. But the time comes when it needs to be shared. I bet that ‘s the way a lot of us feel about vintage clothing!


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