Winter, Spring, Summer, Or Fall

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am blessed to live in Minnesota where there are all four distinct seasons. Winter brings the snow and warm nights in front of the fireplace. Spring is filled with longer days and gardening. Summer is family time at the lake and dining outdoors. Fall brings refreshing mornings and glorious leaves! I don’t have one favorite season – I love them all!

Etsy Christmas In July team members are creative all year long and since we are a global team our seasons are different depending on the hemisphere! Here are favorite winter, spring, summer and fall inspired items from members of the #EtsyCIJ team!

SPRING

JO from alustrousjewellery says:

I love Spring, when all the flowers start to bloom and vibrant colours start to appear. This natural Amethyst gem stone which I have set into a Sterling Silver pendant will add vibrant spring colour to your outfit.

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Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

Spring is my favorite season after a long winter and all colors being just white and gray–the first green and bloom is so exiting like these agate pendants in beautiful pink hues.

LizPOriginals

LizPOriginals

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

Hello, my favourite season is spring. I absolutely love the flowers this time of year! The lovely perfume from jasmine, roses, freesias, lavender and more! These cards remind me of spring time!

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Summer

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

I love summer! We vacation on Cape Cod. This year we retired so we spent most of the summer at the Cape. In 10 days we return to New York state. Summer means clamming at the beach, crabbing, fishing, pool time and walking. What a good life!! Of course it included shopping, listing and teaming On Etsy. Here’s the sun at the Cape.

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

FALL

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Fall is by far one of my favorite season!

You get to open some windows and let the fresh air just pour in around you. The leaves begin to change colors and this prompts us to take a drive through the north GA mountains or through Stone Mountain park to get close to Gods handy work!!! My morning walks are even more enjoyable!

While we are true sweet potato lovers we do love the smell of things pumpkin spice!

DesignsbyCristal

DesignsbyCristal

Kristen from KestrelCollection says:

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors of leaves and the migration of birds. I love the drop in temperatures and the big cozy sweaters.

These earrings speak fall to me because they might be leaves changing to those beautiful bronze colors or they might be bird feathers sparkling in a fall sunset.

KestrelCollection

KestrelCollection

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

Autumn is both my favorite and least favorite season of the year! Allergy season is in full effect, but the beauty of the season makes it glorious. We love the changing of the leaves and hope everyone has the opportunity to visit Virginia at least once to experience our fall foliage.

DesignstheLimit

DesignstheLimit

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

My favorite season is fall! I love the leaves changing color and the mild weather! Harvest time and Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! Just a wonderful season! This Scare Crow pillow cover is just right to capture the fall feeling!

joliefemmebydiana

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The Top Home Decor Trends For 2017: Etsy

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

I am fascinated by trends. Are you? There are weather trends, work place trends, business trends, job trends, food trends, real estate trends, hair trends, fashion trends color trends and so on.

The definition of a trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. In college I took several classes on trends. I remember distinctly studying pre peak – peak – post peak timelines. I find trends intriguing. They pique my curiosity.

Trends unite us. Give us a common ground. A connecting point.

This article is inspired by the The Top Home Decor Trends for 2017 article on the Etsy blog.

The trends are: Jewelry-Inspired Lighting, The Return Of Terrazzo, Luxury Wellness, Handblown Glass, & Arches And Ovals. Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Jewelry-Inspired Lighting

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says:

My shop features one of a kind repurposed home and garden decor items, great for indoors and out. This unique hanging candle holder features a repurposed ceramic holder and upcycled jewelry accents. An interesting decorative accent for your home or garden!

mscenna

mscenna

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

Candle decor ideas for the house- take simple candle and transform it in the a bejeweled gift.

LizPOriginals

LizPOriginals

Handblown Glass

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

This is a hand blown glass wonderful rainbow dish. The colors are vibrant – let it shine! You can display it on a shelf or in a curio cabinet.

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

Arches And Ovals

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

I have lots of ovals in my shop from jewellery through to home decor, such as this handmade ceramic bowl! Being fired to stoneware temperature it is suitable for the oven, microwave and dishwasher making it ideal for oven to table service.

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

If you are on Pinterest here is the The Top Home Decor Trends for 2017 board!

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

Items Of The Week: October Finds

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Mommy And Baby

Contributor Post from Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird 

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming a new little one into our family — my neice’s new baby Scarlett. As closest ‘Auntie’, I get to babysit and cuddle and enjoy all the thrills of an infant and growing baby, and I am thrilled! I loved learning about how my teamies celebrate the beloved babies in their lives and what they offer to help the rest of us celebrate; check it out!

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam said:

It’s a girl! We are expecting our first granddaughter on Thanksgiving! Little girls like to dress up. Mommies and grandmas like to dress up little girls from hair to shoes! Girls can be expensive. Here’s a chalk elephant bank to savevfor her future. It holds lots of money in this big bank secured with a plug.

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Large Elephant Coin Bank Chalk Plaster Piggy Bank Retro 1940’s Yellow Hat Upward Trunk for GOOD LUCK Child’s Room Decor Child’s Bank Gift

After the birth of my son, I was inspired to create this piece after listening to the song “Carry” by Tori Amos. The quote: “here I will carry you forever” deeply resonated with me, and provided the jumping off point for this piece. Ultimately this powerful illustration symbolizes the idea that even after birth, I will always carry my son with me. A beautiful gift for new moms and a precious heirloom for children to come.

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Mother’s Heart and Child Print, Motherhood Illustration, Meaningful Gifts for Mothers Doulas, Nursery 8×10 Graphic Art Print, Wall Decor

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals said:

Adorable little colorful memory paci charms for the proud auntie and all the relatives. Great for purse, planners, anywhere a little color and bling is required! Congrats to all new moms!

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Kitschy bright acrylic binky – baby zipper pulls – shower favors – pacifier – stitch markers – diaper bag – new mom gift, LizPoriginals

There’s nothing like welcoming a new life into the word, full of hope and promise and dimpled cheeks and soft coos. Congrats Sheila and Shannon!

Whenever a new baby arrives in my extended family, the aunts and uncles and cousins go wild decorating the family’s front yard and door with signs and balloons and banners and storks.

Here’s a sweet heart full of baby love to welcome a new girl.

Our printable baby art is perfect for decorating a nursery or adding to printed and digital announcements.

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Pink Nursery decor, Baby shower gift, Printable Pastel Pink Baby Love art, baby girl’s room, baby shower party decor, diy pink heart poster

Vaishali Chudasama from NVillustration said:

Papercut portrait in layer its very beautiful customize portrait of her.

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Custom Baby Paper Portrait- Paper cut Portrait -First Borthday- Gift Idea- Birthday Gift- Baby Shower- Free shipping- NVillustration

Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said:

Here is cute vintage 1960’s maternity dress with lovely and colorful polka dots and rainbow striped.

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Vintage 60s dress Polka dot Chevron A line summer Maternity dress Small

Bevan Blackshaw from TimberDimensions said:

Maybe a functional item that allows mum to have some me time…reading a book.

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Page Holder. Book Bird. Thumb book holder. Page Pal. Book Buddy. Book Holder. Victorian Ash

Sue Kenny from SusySewandSew said:

I loved it when I had my babies, recieving hand made items. I especially loved the quilts/blankets that baby could use for play time on the floor.

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Baby quilt, pram quilt, floor play , chicken quilt, chook quilt, baby blanket, newborn gift, farm animal quilt

Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset said:

How about a little positivity hanging in the nursery or child’s room. A simple reminder that you are loved, to be happy, smile, dream, and love your family.

family

Wall Decor Family UpCycled Cottage Chic We Are Family Laugh, Love, Smile, Faith, Dream, Imagine Believe Gold and Yellow Wall Hanging Gift

Mrs. A. from 2aEmporium said:

After the excitement of welcoming my own sweet little bundles and now having had the joy of six precious grandchildren, I always feel a little sentimental when I think of a new baby arriving.

Here is a bit of nostalgia for the new one’s nursery decor — “Wish Upon A Star” nursery rhyme collectible plate.

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Wish Upon A Star Plate, Collectible, Baby Gift, Nursery Decor, Home Decor, Blue

SosoMe from Sosomeshop said:

Congrats on your latest addition to your family.
My novelty lady figure cushion is not only a stylish addition to any home but is also perfect for Mums, Dads, and babies because of its unique design which can act as a comfy resting spot for the baby and also act as a comfy neck support for you when you most need it.

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

Many thanks for all the great shares!

Until next time,

Sheila

Make It Metallic

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Metallic is defined as anything made of or looks like its made of metal. Different metals tend to be popular at different times. At this time silver seems to be the hot metallic. I know some who follow the trends, but truthfully its personal preference.

We want to see all your metallics. Tell us all about your metallic item. What is it? What does it do? And so on….

Pam from PearlsVintagebyPam says metallic means tin! I collect unique tins and I found this fantastic guitar tin. It’s clean, it shines and vibrates as it prepares to play for you! Rock and Roll!

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Electric guitar tin

Gillian from Gillisflowers said I like playing with different papers and often combine them in different ways. For this metallic looking hair comb I layered a VERY fine and delicate tissue paper in shades of blue on to a piece of silver foil paper. I love the finished effect and this hair comb really looks more like metal than paper.

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Rose hair clip

Linda from LazyYVintage states these lovely green metal angel candle holders are a favorite of mine. They have brass candle holder cups and are painted to look like tarnished copper.

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Green metal angel candle holder

Dawn from DeeDeeSupplies says being a supplies shop I have lots of metal in my shop!! These swirly beads are my favourite at the moment … I love the way they capture and reflect light due to their flowing shape.

Because of this swirly reflective quality they are not only great for statement jewellery but would also be great for home decor design such as wind chimes!

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Silver swirl beads

Diana from joliefemmebydiana said a lightweight little bag to use for evening is great with a metallic touch! One of these has gold metallic accents with green and the other has silvery metallic with teal. Both make a great gift!

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Metallic evening bag

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit states we originally created this design for the Net Neutrality protest many years ago now, but we keep it listed to show our support for Net Neutrality. We encourage Etsy sellers to show your advocacy in your Etsy shop and social media. www.etsy.com/advocacy/net-neutrality

Personalization, using any combinations of the designs in our portfolio and fonts we have available in our selection, is included in the cost of the products in our Etsy shop, but we also offer and specialize in commissioned inspired designs including images submitted on request. Submit your own images, have us create an inspired design with your inspiration.

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Net neutrality stainless steel mug

Dawn from DeeDeeDeesigns says this necklace is made from upcycled metal guitar strings wound with a thin metal jewellery wire. The memory wire necklace is also metal, and while the feature bead is plastic it has a statement metal presence.

This is a great gift for the music lover!

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Guitar string necklace with silver bead

Natalia from KMalinkaVintage said here is gold gilt vintage 1950s electric alarm clock by Matson it has an ornate ormolu gilt frame with dogwood bird.

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Vintage matson gold gilt clock

Connie from Bungalow42 states the Mardi Gras rainbow of shimmering colors in these dangle earrings will literally go with any party attire. Check out all those cool iridescent colors. No glitter here but rather a metallic finish applied to these most unusual lightly ribbed vintage lucite beads.

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Mardi gras lightweight earrings

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says love I adore metallic … adds fantastic touch to mundane pieces. like the metallic finish on these oval beads –featured in my Christmas ornaments.

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Silver peacock Christmas tree ornament

Tovi from tovisorgaboutique said we print on leather and have a very unique range printing on metallic leather, so our products have a beautiful metallic feature, combined with rich, high-definition print design.

Some of our most popular products include metallic leather clutch bags, cuff wallets, bracelets and this particularly yummy Birds of Paradise tote bag – which features a toucan on one side and a cockatoo on the other.

Leather tote bag

Nancy from EponasCrystals states gold, gold and more gold! This statement ring has layers of golden ball chain and rhinestone cup chain, with Swarovski crystal chatons.

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Rhinestone statement ring

Judy from JAMsCraftCloset says my sweet metallic silver flower girl basket will bring smiles to everyone as she walks down the aisle spreading her rose petals. The PERFECT accessory for the PERFECT wedding.

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Flower girl vintage basket

 

Navy Peony – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall 2017

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 Fall 2017 is Navy Peony.

PANTONE 19-4029 Navy Peony

A mainstay for the season for both palettes, Navy Peony is a dependable and an anchoring shade. Solid and stable, the hue takes some of the load off of black as a go-to neutral.

Laurie Pressman
Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute

PantoneFashion Color Report Fall 2017

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

Cerena Levene Studio Make Believe from CerenaLevene says:

These luxurious cloth napkins were inspired by my love of natural things around me. I live where huge Loblolly pine cones fall seasonally and make great fire starters for the fireplace, terrific decorations in baskets and fun projects for children during the winter season.

Navy Peony and a rich chocolate brown partners well with the the look of glistening snow- whether it is your white dinner set, milk glass, crystal goblets- or even tin!

CerenaLevene

CerenaLevene

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

Navy Peony is a classic color perfect when combined with white. This bag is just right for any occasion from a dinner date to a casual wedding! Navy peony is great for all seasons and goes with so many colors as an alternative to black.

joliefemmebydiana

joliefemmebydiana

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

Navy blue is a perfect back drop to display the pink ribbons for Breast Cancer. In this print it’s no wonder they paired navy peony with the pink ribbons because a Breast Cancer survivor or fighter is strong (solid), faithful (dependable), and secure (stable) in this battle.

I have both friends and family whom have battled this illness and I’ve seen how each one was solid, stable, and dependable for their families even though they were in a fight to live!

DesignsbyCristal

DesignsbyCristal

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

Navy Peony: A dependable and anchoring shade. That’s a great way to describe what a home means to me. Our little family has seen our fair share of planes, trains, suitcases and hotel rooms, but as long as we are together, we can make any place a home. We offer printed and printable ‘HOME’ art, and SLS is happy to customize the map to show where you’ve made your home.

StockLaneStudio

StockLaneStudio

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

Navy peony color
Reminder of the ted, white and blue!
Patriotism
Hurray for the red, white and blue!
Go USA!

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

I had started work on a new paper pack – I wanted to do something in navy or denim blue and make it look a bit old and worn – so, navy peony seems a perfect color for this set. I love how it contrasts with the beige to give it a classic old denim look.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Christine from cwagenblass9 says:

When choosing a color for my paper cut card the navy color was my first choice as it makes the design really stand out against the white parchment paper. It can be used for any occasion and any season.

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cwagenblass9

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says:

Designing with the color blue is like second nature to me. I love the color. This elegant lapel pin is not only beautiful but it can also add color and conversation to any dull outfit. It’s versatile enough to be added to a hat, purse, or tote bag too!

Cynhumphrey

Cynhumphrey

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

Navy Peony is a super cool colour for summer! And this sparkly ring is ideal for summer night parties! Made from upcycled buttons the ring makes a great fashion statement!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

Linda B. from lindab142 says:

Navy Peony blue is one of the colors in the Israeli flag and I use it in my Jewish jewelry designs. This charm bracelet can be worn year round since it features Jewish symbols and Jewish charms representing different holidays.

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lindab142

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Blue goes perfectly with jeans, which are my favorite wardrobe choice! Gypsy style chandelier earrings in tones of blue. Swarovski crystals , iridescent blue seed beads, and tiny gold beads.

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Lisajoy Sachs from saxdsign says:

One of the most coveted colors in the universe is navy. It is fitting that Navy Peony is a featured Pantone color for the Etsy Christmas July Team. Since we are a solid and stable team of creative souls. I am featuring one of my beautiful natural blue sapphire cabochons. This stone is a slice cut from a larger blue sapphire crystal.

saxdsign

saxdsign

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

I love navy peony blue tones. This agate pendant caught my eye when shopping for stones. The rich deep blue is so wonderful and it almost begged to be a suncatcher!

LizPOriginals

LizPOriginals

If you’re on Pinterest here is the Navy Peony board!

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

September – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Join the Etsy Christmas In July team as we celebrate September – New Arrivals.

Linda from LazyYVintage says:

I kind of have a thing for green glass. I found this at an estate sale in Ringwood, IL He was gentleman farmer, and a great a collector of vintage and antiques for the house and barn. So, this piece and another vase are for the shop; the other pieces I’m not ready to part with yet!

LazyYVintage

LazyYVintage

Niatta from NiattaCrochet says:

These fibers were crocheted in rug a long time ago by me, on my early days of craftsmanship. It was too tensed (small hook) and with no technique in changing rows and colors, had never been used, was stored untouched. During this summer and after my present experience I decided to unravel it and this is my new addition to my carpet section.

NiattaCrochet

NiattaCrochet

Candy Rauber from WickedlyCreative says:

I love art dolls and Halloween so a zombie art doll is the perfect creation for me. I design my own patterns and I love to hunt for vintage findings such as buttons, keys, gears, nails, etc to be the perfect accent for each doll. I hand dyed and print my own fabrics to make each doll a truly unique work of art! Zombies can be a year round decoration…not only for Halloween!

WickedlyCreative

WickedlyCreative

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says:

In Austria we believe pigs are for good luck so we give each other pig related goodies for new year. When I saw these adorable pig charms I could not resist!

LizPOriginals

LizPOriginals

Maryann from gojjell says:

I love the colour combination of purple with gold! When I came across these raw brass settings, I just knew I had to create these glass opal dangle drops. Add some quality 14K gold filled ear wires and the earrings are a delight!

gojjell

gojjell

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

My favorite stone is turquoise and I incorporated many other types and styles of beads as well. This is a southwest style necklace with a feminine touch.

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Anne Irene Angelshaug from angelshaug says:

Since the subject matter that I want to explore and communicate is so dark and melancholic, I like to play
around with a beautiful fairytale-like look to the image. I want to “draw” the onlooker in and then let them
discover that everything is not as it should be in this “beautiful” place. I love the uneasy pairing of innocence/
cute and ominousness.

angelshaug

angelshaug