Warm Sand – 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 Warm Sand.

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Warm Sand is a comforting neutral shade that effortlessly connects the seasons.

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

Lois from FeltWithAHeart says:

The colors on my little dog and his mat remind me of sand. He looks so calm, like he’s just been lying in the sun, and I like to mix pretty neutral colors in with the brighter ones in my shop for a lot of variety.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I simply love this counted cross stitch design, the colors of blue sea and warm sand and the lovely image of two young children at play. It reminds me of The Little Golden book I would read as a child, A Day At The Beach.

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patontheback from patontheback says:

A fabric to please just about anyone, regardless of gender, nationality, age! Fabric can be made into any number of gifts. Stretch this around a frame, and put it on your office wall to take a trip to the beach on your break!

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I love neutral colors, especially the lighter earth tones like “Warm Sand” because they work well with just about any color in fashion, home décor, etc. I chose to highlight the fawn deer plaque because I love the mixture of its lighter and darker earth tones … the lighter “Warm Sand” color of the bass wood with the darker earth tones of the fawn deer that result from the hand burning process!

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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Bohemian beauty with matte druzy beads in the colors of a sandy beach. Hand knotted and closes with an artisan bronze clasp. Boho luxe!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Warm Sand board!

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

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Back To School

Contributor Post by Mairi From mairidesign

Ah, it’s that time of year again, where the children are excited to be starting or returning to a new year of education. Most likely, they’re sad that the holidays are ending but happy to be seeing their friends and meeting new ones on their first day. It’s a very special time for all and what better way to keep the memories, than with items from our talented team? And, let’s not forget the teachers! It’s a huge day for them too. Have a browse through the selection below and click on the photo to buy in Etsy.

We all send our good luck wishes for the little ones’ first day back to school.

Now that my daughter is grown and out of school, I don’t have to worry about the back to school craziness. Can’t say that I miss it either! Finding the perfect binder, the perfect notebooks and let’s not forget that some schools even have “recommendations” of what to buy that you must follow. That is not my idea of a fun time.

I do however, have a recommendation for you to consider! Back to school isn’t just about the students! How about the teacher too? Many teachers are seen carrying clipboards during the school year and here is a UNIQUE one that could be the envy of all the other clipboard carrying teachers! It features unique muted purple colors, a sense of nostalgia, is durable AND can even be hung on the wall when not in use. If your desk looks anything like mine, you’ll appreciate this!

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Decorated Clipboard

Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

This is a big seller amongst my teachers because of the inspirational words it speaks to them. I worked in the public school system and would see 90% of the teachers with lanyards around their necks that held keys to opening the classroom and cabinets where important belongings or school supplies were. This lanyard would be perfect. It can come as a one piece or a detachable (the key section comes apart). Either way it’ll be useful, yet fun and versatile.

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Inspirational Teacher lanyard

Going back to school and having to remember so many things, and sometimes being stressed, I think this would make a bright and happy add on to Planners/journals and Backpacks.

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Sun moon charm zipper pull

Being a teacher, I know I needed lots of things to begin the school year, just as my students did…

I loved my magnetic handmade decoupaged mousetrap note holder that was on my whiteboard. It held reminders, papers to pass back, certificates, etc. I knew right where to go each period to grab what I needed without wasting time looking for something that I thought I put in a safe and handy place…not…

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Noteholder Mouse Trap

This reusable shopping bag will serve well for a good while. This handmade market bag will make a great back to school gift idea for a book fan. Without a doubt, it will be a perfect gift to a student.

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Student Tote Bag

Back to School theme crafts are fun to create with these fun School House Buttons.

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School House Buttons

As a teacher, I see that organization is truly one of the keys to students being successful and confident in their abilities. I love love love pencil cases, and create personalized cases for students.

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Pencil Case

zizzybob from zizzybob says

Quilters are always looking for ideas to make their next quilt. Let’s suppose you wish to make a quilt for your child’s favorite teacher. Here’s a quilt block to get you started on your next teacher quilt, wall hanging or table topper.

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Schoolhouse Appliqued Quilt Block

This stone apple is a vintage find. When I found it, I thought that this will be an excellent traditional gift for a teacher. You can use it as a paperweight or just put on a shelf for display. A sweet and useful gift.

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Green Apple Paperweight

Hard to believe I’ve been making these over 20 years, but these are great for the walk or ride to school, and have an adjustable strap (or removable), a clip that can attach to a backpack, and insulate for hours. Several standard sizes, and custom sizes available. One woman returned to replace hers after a year on the playground! It had been dragged across asphalt, swung around by elementary school kids, and generally bullied!!! They’re great for keeping on a desk, kept near a lunch, fit into an auto cup holder, and if you keep your beverage in here with a tight fit, it won’t have condensation.

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Insulated Tote

The wheels on the bus go round and round, all the way to school! Our fun to make foundation paper pieced school bus pattern could become part of a quilt, a homework folder, a tote bag, or a mug rug for the teacher’s desk. Just use your imagination!

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School Bus Quilt Block Pattern

Secret Santa – #CIJParty 2018

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

We are going to have a Secret Santa with a twist! Usually it involves picking a name and then giving them the gift, but since we’re virtual we are improvising!

Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have chosen these Secret Santa gifts!

Mairi from mairidesign says:

A star for a star colleague, which can be hung in the window or on their tree. It can even be personalised with their name scrolled in wire. With this secret Santa gift, no-one need know from whence it came, only that they are your Christmas star.

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Joanna from Aromatika Sapounia from JoannasScentedSoaps says:

This would be a nice secret santa gift for anyone: a set with luxury glycerin soaps and a charm for good luck, a handmade glass ornament.

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patontheback from patontheback says:

What a thoughtful way to cheer a co-worker and a practical gift. A handcrafted mug rug. Gender neutral, yet good looking.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt says:

I think this handmade natural bracelet would be a great Secret Santa gift for any female on your gift-giving list. I think it would be great for a friend, co-worker, family member because its shades of neutral, earth tones makes it a great jewelry accessory, and will work well with anyone’s wardrobe

This bracelet has 7 of the 3/4 inch fancy beads with swirls of earth-tone hues; each is separated by a 1/4 inch dark brown, oblong wood bead (8 wood beads in total). The length of this bracelet is approximately 8 inches in length, which should fit an average-sized wrist, and has a antique-gold toned, fancy toggle-style closure.

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friedasophie from friedasophie says:

I would give this necklace to my friend Tatjana who is currently going through chemo-therapy, so that she will get energy & protection through the stone. And just to put a smile on her face!

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor says:

This scarf features one of my own photographs (of birch bark). The colors and design are neutral enough to go with just about anything a lady has in her wardrobe and can accent a casual turtle neck, a fancy blouse even a spring coat. So soft and luxurious, the scarf is one of a kind and sure to surprise and delight the recipient. A great price point too!

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

I would give a Bucilla Heart Felt Holiday ornament kit, an easy project that someone could make without major crafting skills!

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Rebecca Turkovics from OrnamentsByRebeccaT says:

I would give this vintage Santa ornament because… well, it is a secret “Santa” exchange.

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Cristal Hughes from DesignsbyCristal says:

This lanyard would go to my daughter who I’m praying will start to study the Bible soon and give her life completely to God. I always try to instill the word of God into both my children and especially more so in today’s time.

I look at this scripture lanyard as a tool for her to carry around when times get hard to be faithful in God’s word. This lanyard has some very helpful scriptures to give a new or old Christian a boost when it’s needed. In my belief having this close and personal relationship with God is by far one of the most important and unconditional relationships one can ever have!

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Carla from CarlasCraft says:

I would share this Secret Santa gift with one of my friends, Isis, who was laid off from her job in February and has been diligently interviewing since. I love the Peace theme and using the wooden letters for that 3-D effect. Also, the use of an old book cover embossed and then mounted on the canvas is a fun technique I so enjoy!

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Red, White And Blue – #EtsyCIJ 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Red, White and Blue are not only the colors used for patriotic holidays and flags, but are also used in a wide variety of other ways. We want to see all your Red, White and Blue items especially if they don’t have any patriotic meaning behind them. It really is more about the colors then anything.

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says my macramé comes in many colours, but this set of garden lights are red, white and blue

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Mary from ByFreddisMom said my snowmen and holiday ornaments come in lots of colors and of course being snowmen, white is one of the colors and I try to use as many other colors that I think will shine. Red, White and Blue or Red & White or Blue & White…….I think you get the idea!

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Pam from PamsPawsJewelry states I found this adorable teapot recently and think it is just so fun and cute!

It is Patriotic and a perfect gift for Independence, Flag, Veterans, Presidents Day or any other American themed holiday!

BUT, it is also a functional item for tea, cocoa, or coffee if made first then poured in, and it could be a cheerful addition to any 4th of July table decor – inside or out!

Could the gold star also be a Christmas star?

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patontheback from patontheback says this is an easy patriotic table topper. I made my own in an evening. A simple and easy way to show your patriotic spirit without much fuss! Requires only a little knowledge, and sewing skills.

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Gail from kensingtonminiatures said check out these Red, white, and blue cocktails for a pop of festive color in my shop!

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Judy from JAMsCraftCloset states the perfect hand-painted red, white, and blue flower girl basket for the July 4th wedding.

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Rita from RitzySelection says unfortunately, we Hungarians have no sea or ocean. This is what we want to do if we want to go to another country. Fortunately, however, we have a wonderful Lake Balaton and many thermal baths.

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt said living in Southeastern Louisiana, I am lucky because I get to see lots of beautiful birds as they pass through our area on their yearly migratory path … seeing these birds, as well as ducks and other assorted animals, inspire the artwork that we feature in our shop.

It was difficult to pick an item to feature, but I chose the Blue Jay bird because I love its vibrant blue color!

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Mairi from mairidesign states Red White & Blue Sea Glass Earrings. Little glass jars filled with, genuinely, rare mini sea glass gems, which hang from silver-tone ear wires. Blue and, especially, red sea glass is very rare making these very limited edition pieces of jewellery. All these tiny chips were collected by my husband and I on the beaches of Spain, near Barcelona, washed ashore, after the Mediterranean Sea had worked its magic.

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Deborah from RoseCottageKeepsakes says my true passion is quilting… and my journey and love of quilting has led me through many opportunities… for a few years I was the NJ state coordinator for Home of the Brave Quilt Project. I love to make large quilts to small quilting projects… one of my favorite small quilting projects are quilting ornaments. Below is one that demonstrates patriotism and reflects our historical colors.

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mistycat from carolinagirlz2 said R & R Reproductions Star Spangled Banners is a fantastic cross stitch pattern to stitch anytime you wish to see the red white and blue in action!

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Heather from MooseintheMint states a completely unique pendant! These are made from upcycled dominos with various gems and beads set into the resin, each one is different. A lovely little gift ideal as a stocking filler or a ‘just because’.

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Rebecca from OrnamentsByRebeccaT says this Quilted Keepsake Fabric Ornament is perfect for the September birthday girl. You can just see this gorgeous quilted keepsake ornament light up her smile. September’s birthstone is the sapphire—a precious gem of wisdom, loyalty and nobility. This stone is said to focus the mind, encourage self-discipline and channel higher powers. This beautiful blue fabric is accented with Swarovski crystals.

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zizzybob from zizzybob said I make quilt blocks for my shop, no, not quilts but the blocks that make up quilts. I am especially fond of making applique pieces that I know other quilters dont like to do. With the Quilts of Valor in mind, I always have a few red, white and blue blocks to sell.

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Tillie from TilliesTreasury states I love vintage items especially if they are hand crocheted. This is part of the many vintage linens I have in my personal collection and the colors are so vibrant and pretty with the red, white, blue, green and yellow.

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Mindi from MindisCustomCreation says My Blue submission. I used a grey and blue stain to give the sign a “Dirty Jeans” look. Laundry is a chore that not many of us enjoy. This sign is sure to liven up your laundry room and perhaps put a smile on your face at the same time.

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Gail from QuiltSewPieceful said I live in Arizona, but I LOVE the ocean and the beaches. When I saw this fabric, I just couldn’t pass it up. I know that many others share these same loves. What fun to have these quilted pillows in your beach house (I wish!) or added to your beach decor.

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Sailor Blue – 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 Sailor Blue.

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Sailor Blue

The navy like Sailor Blue anchors the palette.

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

Linda Britt from LindaBrittDesign says:

Celebrations, carnivals and parties inspired me to make these shiny blue and gold earrings. Just enough gold to sparkle and just enough shine for joy!

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Mairi from mairidesign says:

Well, Hello Sailor! Yes, my blue yachts are ready to set sail to whichever sea or ocean you are partying on. These lightweight earrings dangle in the sea breeze, and glisten in the sunlight, and are sure to be the perfect sailing accessory this summer. Ahoy Cap’n, set sail, and let’s explore the ocean waves.

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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says:

This Nordic Needle Home for Christmas counted cross stitch pattern embodies the Sailor Blue color in an unexpected way in a series of yearly Christmas plates that devote each design to a season from the winter holidays.

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Mary Bollinger from ByFreddismom says:

I have been making snowmen and assorted ornaments for several years now. One of my goals each year is to try to use a great variety of colors with my snowmen’s hats and scarves. Of course, blue is a favorite!

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patontheback from patontheback says:

One of my favorite colors is navy blue. It is a color that looks good on just about every skin color. It’s a classic. This particular fabric is organic, too, so you can feel good about our blue earth when you use it!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Sailor Blue board!

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

Lime Punch – 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 Lime Punch.

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Sharp and pungent, Lime Punch hits a chord with its strident and striking citrus like presence in the spring 2018 color palette.

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

Nina from Mishelino says:

Meet a lime punch monster!

This super fluffy monster likes to break the order running everywhere with his horse on a stick. He is incredibly fun and groovy. The monster couldn’t have been a different color. He chose him to be bright, juicy and please the eye of everyone who looks at him.

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Judy Merashoff from JAMsCraftCloset says:

Lime Punch…what an exciting color. When I was painting my Happy Dot vase, the Lime Punch was the color I needed to add a ‘punch’ of color to help the vase stand out. This vase turned out to be one of my favorite ones. It is a HAPPY vase made with HAPPY DOTS!!! A perfect vase to brighten any room or as a gift for a ‘happy’ friend.

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patontheback from patontheback says:

Normally you don’t think of lime punch with the holidays, but the creator of this fabric did! It’s a very joyful color, and makes things pop when you use it with others. Brighten someone’s day with this!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Lime Punch board!

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

The Twelve Days of Christmas – #CIJParty 2017

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

patontheback from patontheback says

I love Christmas in July because we’re expecting 110° plus, and I can go on a virtual holiday thinking about cool items outside my hot desert!
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

How about these lovely vintage carolers singing the 12 Days of Christmas?

Ten Lords a Leaping


Nine Ladies Dancing

The ninth of Christmas – nine ladies dancing! These colourful dancing charms are great for jewellery design, card making, gift wrapping, bunting and a wide range of craft projects.

KATERINA ILIAKI from OnceUponJewelsCo says

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.

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Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says

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?

Eight Maids a Milking
Eight maids a milking – need to have some modesty and comfort in these slip shorts worn under their frocks while milking the cows… I love CIJ as it makes so much sense as an Australian Etsy seller to enjoy all the delicious Christmas foods while we are in our winter.. pudding, nom!

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says

Well, it’s a bit of a stretch, but here’s my number 8 in the night sky – if you look closely you can see the Milky Way!

Seven Swans a Swimming

This pretty swan has her baby next to her and a child. The cream and gold colors remind me of an elegant Christmas.

Six Geese a Laying


Five Golden Rings

KATERINA ILIAKI from OnceUponJewelsCo says

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.

Five golden rings. 5 glasses, each has with a gold ring at the top.

Four Calling Birds

Emma Kaufmann from StudioEmmaKaufmann says

I love watching cute little robins chattering outside my window and all excited for Christmas against a stunning snowing background. This artwork was done in acrylic inks and is now available as a print to complete a festive look.

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

I love this Christmas song. I have a wire basket hen to go with the song.
This hen is an egg picking  asket and can be used to display Christams ornaments, flowers, wooden eggs and the like.

Two Turtle Doves
One dove in each ear makes a pair of turtle doves
Two antique gold Raz Doves featured on a Christmas wreath.

and a Partridge in a Pear Tree

Linda from LazyYVintage says
On the first day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me….a partridge in a pear tree!
This is first in the 12 Days of Christmas series for Precious Moments. I love Christmas in July team and event. The team is a fun and motivating way to market our shops while checking out other members’ shops. I love the event as a way to up the ante in marketing during a usually slow period for vintage buying. Always helps in recognition and in sales!
Not exactly a partridge in a pear tree, but how about this “in style” galvanized bucket planter with a vintage inspired pear fruit label.

Carol Braden-Williams from SilverTrove says

This may be a stretch, but it kinda looks like a partridge.
Partridge same family as dove