Metallics!

Contributor post by Sheila of BeadyEyedBird

From the vintage metals of tin, bronze and pewter to new age steel, chrome and titanium, we can all appreciate the HUGE selection of metal and/or metallic delights one can find on Etsy. I love seeing 60’s style aluminum toaster-ovens for sale, or those luxurious napkins with metallic sparkle yarn. Some use metal clay in their jewelry-or use a little copper wire in pottery creations. We asked our CIJ Teamies to tell us about their adventures with metals & metallics. Here’s what we heard:

Kira  from TrellisLaneVintage said:

This vintage set of canisters, made from aluminum gives any kitchen a rustic farmhouse feel!

 

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Set of 3 kitchen storage canisters- Tea, Sugar and Coffee //Metal canisters // Round farm house style kitchen decor // rustic kitchen tins

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willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage said:

I love metal items! Especially when they are old, scuffed and have a nice patina!

My daughter and I are always on the look-out for litho toys that have been “well-loved!”

When I’m photographing tea sets, I think about the children who had tea parties and used their imaginations (!) to entertain themselves.

This sweet tray was made by Ohio Art. The artist’s name is Elaine Ends Hileman and she designed this in 1949.

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Ohio Art Litho Tea Tray Toy Set Red “She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not” 143 Boy and Girl Daisy Petals & Cat Vintage Scalloped Metal 40s Gift

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Many thanks to those who participated!

Until Next Time,

Sheila

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Holiday 2014 Trends In Review

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.

Holiday Trend Watch With Nordstrom’s Tanner Moxcey was released on August 26th, 2014.
https://blog.etsy.com/en/2014/holiday-trend-watch-with-nordstroms-tanner-moxcey/

Here are a few Holiday 2014 trends that unite the CIJ team on Pinterest!

Customization

Cancer Survivor Charm Bracelet From KrystalKlarityBeads

Cancer Survivor Charm Bracelet From KrystalKlarityBeads

DIY Kits

Deluxe 3mm Chalkboard Upper & Lowercase Punch 54Pc. Set -Steel Bench Block with Rubber Base – Brass Hammer Stamping Kit From EviesToolEmporium

Deluxe 3mm Chalkboard Upper & Lowercase Punch 54Pc. Set -Steel Bench Block with Rubber Base – Brass Hammer Stamping Kit From EviesToolEmporium

Humor And Wordplay

The Fox says Congrats Greeting Card From CaffeinatedPapercuts

The Fox says Congrats Greeting Card From CaffeinatedPapercuts

Local Pride

Trinity Bellwoods Map - Toronto Neighbourhood Art Print From CartoCreative

Trinity Bellwoods Map – Toronto Neighbourhood Art Print From CartoCreative

Metallics

Velvet Rope Necklace Sterling Pendant From KestrelCollection

Velvet Rope Necklace Sterling Pendant From KestrelCollection

Nostalgia

Vintage Jewelry Christmas Tree Wall Art From northandsouthshabby

Vintage Jewelry Christmas Tree Wall Art From northandsouthshabby