Member Feature: PlethoraGifts and PlethoraOccasions

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Please join us in welcoming Cindy and Alexis of PlethoraGifts and PlethoraOccasions, our featured members!

PlethoraGifts

PlethoraGifts

PlethoraOccasions

PlethoraOccasions

Tell us about yourself.       

We are a mother-daughter team.  Creativity has always been important to us. We’re enjoying the collaborative process, designing and creating one-of-a-kind accessories.PG1

When did you open your business and what make you decide to do so?

I opened my business in November 2012 after years of procrastination!  I had always wanted to open a gift shop with my mother, but unfortunately that dream was never fulfilled.  So, therefore, it’s with a greater thankfulness and sense of fulfillment that I’m enjoying this creative venture with my older daughter.  There’s nothing that is so rewarding and liberating as the creation of something that bears your own style, and doing it with someone you love.  There’s a financial reward, but best of all it’s been a blessing to share lots of laughs and good times creating together.  My younger daughter also has an Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PenandInkco.

Both daughters model our accessories, so it’s totally “in-house.”PG2

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Tell us a bit about your products.           

I chose the name “PlethoraGifts” because plethora means superabundance and happens to be one of my favorite words.  (hint: Has anyone seen The Three Amigos?)  I think it is an appropriate name for our shop because it describes our desire to create without boundaries.  We use an eclectic mix of textures and materials – romantic yet modern with a touch of bling to make one-of-a-kind necklaces and earrings.  We use soft yarns for our scarves making them tactile and cozy.  Something you want to snuggle in on a cold day!PG4

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What inspires your work?           

We have a passion for mingling vintage elements with modern wire design.  Our greatest inspiration comes from combining textures, and mixing eclectic components, such as rustic leather, wire, beads…and even paper.  We enjoy wire-wrapping and hand-hammered wirework, and are always exploring new techniques. Combining styles, retro with modern makes for that wonderful feeling when you stand back and can say….”Now that’s different!”  We like going beyond the expected!PG6

What are your future goals for the business this year? What is your dream for this business?         

Our goal is to continue exploring new design ideas and to create multiple jewelry lines.  Our dream is to have our jewelry sold in more stores – both locally and nationally.PG7

What makes your business stand out from businesses that sell similar products?

There is a distinct eclectic, romantic vibe to our jewelry.  From recycled beads, and combinations of texture, pairing rustic with bling right down to the jewelry cards that have hearts made from vintage dictionary pages.  Everything is handmade with an attention to detail and quality.  We try to tell a story as we photograph our jewelry on vintage postcards, music sheets etc… We want to pass on to our customers the joy that we experience throughout the entire process.  A visit to our Etsy shop hopefully conveys that.PG8

Tell us a bit about your work space. Do you have a separate studio?

We have a studio that is divided between our creative and business workstations.  Organization is a must, but that’s not to say that when the creative juices begin to flow we are pretty good at making a MESS!

What have you learned since opening your business that you wish you had known before hand?

I began working on my jewelry designs and soon realized it’s a lot more fulfilling to be working together as a team.    I wouldn’t have waited so long to get my daughter involved in the creative process!  She has a great eye for color and design and it’s been a real blessing to work together! Plus, I wish I hadn’t waited so long to begin this venture because it was extremely easy to set up my Etsy shop.

Any advice for those thinking about selling on Etsy?

It takes a great deal of discipline to promote your items on Etsy through Teams and to create treasuries that help fellow Etsians succeed.  The creative side of me wants to just keep creating and creating, but there’s a fair amount of time that is required for actual promotion of your shop items.  We find that it’s important to carry good organization through the whole process of creating.  Having an area set aside for inventory, and packaging material makes shipping a breeze.  It’s important to keep adding more items to your shop on a regular basis.  We like to organize our items on our shop by color and we spend a lot of energy and time to be creative in the photography and making sure everything is in focus and represented as closely as possible.  Also, it’s important to communicate to your clients to build a good rapport so that they become repeat customers,  and don’t be shy to ask for reviews!

When you’re not working, what do you like to do to unwind and have fun? Do you have any hobbies?

In the summer I love to garden.  A perfect place for me is sitting on my front porch, listening to my water fountain, watching the birds, and reading my Bible.  My daughters and I enjoy crafting together, making preserves, baking, discussing the Bible, shopping for supplies, and in the winter, we are avid downhill skiers.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote would be from the Bible.  After lacking a true sense of peace in my life, it was a wonderful thing to experience the peace I found through Jesus Christ.  I love Philippians 4:6, 7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Where can people find out more about your business?  

We have 2 shops on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlethoraGifts and https://www.etsy.com/shop/PlethoraOccasions which is my wedding and party decor shop.  My younger daughter’s shop is: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PenandInkco

  Is there anything else you’d like to share?         

We hope that we can bring a smile to everyone who purchases one of our creations.  We’d like to have people enjoy our accessories and feel the love and care we’ve shown in their creation.

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February – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

The new year continues to be the perfect time to add new arrivals to your Etsy shop! Our customers are looking forward to the upcoming season and we want to give them what they’re looking for. Here are February new arrivals from members of the Christmas In July team.

Sally Manke from SallyManke says

The art quilt is a result of me sprinting to complete quilts for a local quilt show I chair. We hang the show on Wednesday and each quilt displayed must me new. The image depicted is Arcadia Dunes Preserve, a continual source of inspiration for my art quilts.
Amazing stands of white birch flow through the preserve making the perfect backdrop to a forest floor filled with blooms. Catching this view during the annual fall color shows makes winter quilting feel a bit warmer.

Birch Trees And Forest Flowers Quilted Wall Hanging From SallyManke

Birch Trees And Forest Flowers Quilted Wall Hanging From SallyManke

Christine Parker from modernimpressionist says

The cardinal was painted from photos available on the Paint My Photo site. I love the bright red against the snow in February.

Cardinal In Snow Painting From modernimpressionist

Cardinal In Snow Painting From modernimpressionist

Bee Macneil and Caroline Pinnington from PaintedSongbird says

This chalk board has been saved, upcycled with love and turned sparkly new. We’ve selected a new paint colour for the frame, we’ve reused the original back board as the blackboard, used several coats of paint for extra durability, waxed and distressed the frame to give it an aged look. We love it and Annie Sloan’s gorgeous colour. We’ve photographed it in our English country lane showing the place it was created. We hope you like it too.

Medium Sized Blackboard From PaintedSongbird

Medium Sized Blackboard From PaintedSongbird

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says

I’ve recently upgraded my printer and can now offer all my typography, photography and digital illustrations in 11 x 14in/A3 sizes!

This quote really spoke to me when I saw it… I have such a love of nature and the universe so I created this print to capture the quote as I saw it in my mind.

We Are All Made Of Stars Galaxy Print From ColourscapeStudios

We Are All Made Of Stars Galaxy Print From ColourscapeStudios

Wendy WN from WoodNotions says

I’ve just added two new handmade wood-cut ornaments to my shop!
These two new arrivals were inspired by one of my favorite customers. He hand-makes musical instruments, requiring sound hole covers or rosettes. It’s such an honor to have one of my designs featured on a beautiful handmade musical instrument. Rosette designs can be very challenging for me since they quite often start out at a tiny, 1-3/4 inch diameter. We seem to connect on the design concepts and are still working together,15 designs and 2 years later!
Once the rosettes are converted to an ornament, I add them to my shop. I love to add names, dates, places, etc. to ornaments to make them extra special for the recipients…or I can make them into rosettes, basket centers, or embellishments for other crafting projects.

Galloping Horse Wood Ornament From WoodNotions

Galloping Horse Wood Ornament From WoodNotions

Penguin Wooden Ornament From WoodNotions

Penguin Wooden Ornament From WoodNotions

Cindy and Alexis from PlethoraGifts says

Here’s a new favorite of mine. Just love the hot pink mixed with the vintage bronze wire and chain. I’ve combined repurposed floral beads and beads with a bit of bling to create this wirewrapped necklace. I scoured the internet to find a distinctive chain that would give the necklace a vintage look.

Pink And Bronze Necklace From PlethoraGifts

Pink And Bronze Necklace From PlethoraGifts

Sarah Black from SilkRoadNeedleArts

Irishman’s Cashmere Merino scarf

This yarn is a cashmere merino blend, and I dyed it in spring greens- I choose this crochet pattern because I liked the way the short stripes contrasted with the long, skinny scarf- I love a long scarf myself–so I can toss the ends over my shoulder!

Cashmere Scarf From SilkRoadNeedleArts

Cashmere Scarf From SilkRoadNeedleArts

beverly from designbcb says

I have a HUGE yarn stash – about 25 bins worth of yarn and since that’s a big investment in space and money, I want to make sure I use up as much of a ball of yarn that I can. Headbands are cute, fast and can be embellished and sized for form, fashion and function. I had the idea of making ski bands as a way of using leftover yarn. They can be made out of any yarn I have and are a quick, enjoyable knit that I can relax and do.

Orchid Knit Headband From Knit360five

Orchid Knit Headband From Knit360five

Sandra crochet from Ankleknits says

I love cowls, scarfs and all neck warmers! They give your outfit that finishing touch. I was looking for new Spring accessory which would be soft to touch, light but warm all in one. So I knitted this Lavender cowl from very soft to touch and light but warm baby Alpaca blend yarn. This cowl is wearable in any season and any holiday like Valentine’s day, Easter or Mother’s day.

Knitted Lavender Cowl From Ankleknits

Knitted Lavender Cowl From Ankleknits

Angie Fitzpatrick from CraftyMom75 says

This product originally was just an idea I had for a gift for my Sister-in-law for her birthday. She is a lover of books, school principal, and has spent her life helping children with education, from her own to disadvantaged children in her school. After posting it on Instagram one evening, I had multiple requests for more, so I have just finished my first one to sell.

Book Lover Decorative Pillow Cover From CraftyMom75

Book Lover Decorative Pillow Cover From CraftyMom75

Angie from RusticHomespun says

I am a quilter and love traditional scrappy patchwork quilts. I have so many fabric strips and blocks left over from my previous quilt making that I used them to make cushion/pillow covers and other projects. I do not let my fabric scraps go to waste at all! The blocks are arranged in a very popular and traditional design setting called Rail Fence Block. The cushion covers come in two sizes and they are one-of-a-kind item in my shop.

Scrappy Patchwork Quilted Cushion Cover From RusticHomespun

Scrappy Patchwork Quilted Cushion Cover From RusticHomespun

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital

I didn’t have enough of my favorite color purple in my shop, so I rounded up papers I had already created and put them into one mega pack – 21 designs in varying shades of purple and lavender. Rather eclectic, but I like the way it turned out.

Purple Digital Paper From ButterflyFeetDigital

Purple Digital Paper From ButterflyFeetDigital

Csilla Molnar from STILLforSTYLE

I love vintage home decorations and I frequently go at flea markets for searching nice, vintage decor items. This coffee grinder mill is from such a market. After I bought it I reconditioned, painted cream and treated with varnish effect fine cracks. I decorated it with hand painted lace and handmade fabric flowers.
This object is decorative , but can also be used for storage of jewelry or memories.

Vintage Decorative Coffee Grinder Mill From STILLforSTYLE

Vintage Decorative Coffee Grinder Mill From STILLforSTYLE

Heike Birkmann from KarlasWoodDreams says

When I start making this wreath I was thinking about the colors. It was a really bad dark day outside, so I gave the color pink a look and here we go! Making the wreath brightened up my day, because the color pink always gives me a smile! Enjoy the day with a little bit of pink!

Pink Heart Wreath From KarlasWoodDreams

Pink Heart Wreath From KarlasWoodDreams

Jennifer Loftfield from CaffeinatedPapercuts says

Besides being here on Etsy, I’m also a member of several design teams. I came across this stamp from one of them and just HAD to use it! And so this anti-valentine full of sarcasm & snark was born!

Alone on Valentine's Day Anti-Valentine full Of Sadness and Snark From CaffeinatedPapercuts

Alone on Valentine’s Day Anti-Valentine full Of Sadness and Snark From CaffeinatedPapercuts

New Year – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

A new year is the perfect time to add new arrivals to your Etsy shop! Our customers are looking forward to the upcoming year and we want to give them what they’re looking for. Here are new arrivals from members of the Christmas In July team.

Julie Tarampi from JulemiJewelry says

Here is one of the few new beaded wire chain bracelets that I have launched this year. Although I do not have any autistic family members, I have worked closely with children in speech therapy in the past. During that period, I have learned so much about the disability and how speech therapy helps the children communicate. I had chosen pretty multi-colored tourmaline for the multi functional therapies that help autistic children.

Autism Beaded Bracelet From JulemiJewelry

Autism Beaded Bracelet From JulemiJewelry

Sandra crochet from Ankleknits says

There is one of my newest listings. I started to knit headbands for me and my daughter this winter. Everyone loves them because they are soft, warm, stretchy and easy to care for. And Ladies, headbands don’t mess up your hair. I got orders from my neighbors and from complete strangers from my town and now I am selling them in my Etsy shop.

Knitted Brown Headband From Ankleknits

Knitted Brown Headband From Ankleknits

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says

Brand new this evening! I created this rainbow print for my daughter’s room, as she is absolutely loving them at the moment! If she could, she’d have rainbows on everything she owns. At the moment her print (and drawing them each day) is keeping her happy.

Rainbow Art Print From ColourscapeStudios

Rainbow Art Print From ColourscapeStudios

Patricia from RitzyandGlitzy says

This is my latest creation. I love anything Southwestern or Native American. I’ve used many different components for this bracelet because I wanted it to be outstanding. This piece is for women and makes a great gift.

Southwestern Triple Strand Bracelet From RitzyandGlitzy

Southwestern Triple Strand Bracelet From RitzyandGlitzy

Cindy and Alexis from PlethoraGifts says

I was so excited to find these beads. They remind me of a red velvet dress and I think they are perfect for a romantic candlelight dinner on Valentine’s Day!

Marsala Velvet Earrings From PlethoraGifts

Marsala Velvet Earrings From PlethoraGifts

While creating new bottle tags, a client asked for golden hues so I made these and she said they reminded her of suncatchers so I made more for the shop.

New Arrival Wine Bottle Gift Tag From Corkycrafts

New Arrival Wine Bottle Gift Tag From Corkycrafts

I also am starting my spring line – considering how cold it is in Texas I’m having a touch of cabin fever!

Red Poppy Seeds From Corkycrafts

Red Poppy Seeds From Corkycrafts

Scarlett Valo from ScarlettValo says

Here is one of my latest and favorite necklaces. The idea of this necklace came to me from my love to Shakespeare plays. This one is named “Ophelia’s End” because ever since I found the central brass piece of the pendant I couldn’t stop thinking this looked so much to what poor Ophelia’s body (from Shakespeare’s Hamlet) would have looked like after she drawn, flooding in the water in between flowers and weeds. The materials used are of course brass antiqued findings (different sizes and shapes) all of them in Art Nouveau Style and then I complimented this beautiful old gold metallic tone with colors that reminisce water from a clear creek and droplets reflecting the light of day (light sweet aquamarine and golden crystal drops).

Art Nouveau Necklace From ScarlettValo

Art Nouveau Necklace From ScarlettValo

Nat from TrendyEarth says

This is one of my newest iPhone 6/Samsung Galaxy s4/s5 wool sleeves. The wool sleeves/covers are made from wool sweaters that I purchase from thrift stores and then felted. Many of the sweaters have seen better days, and I’m giving them a new purpose! I love finding sweaters that have nice designs, and really liked this pink argyle design.

iPhone 6 - Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5 - Wool Sleeve From TrendyEarth

iPhone 6 – Samsung Galaxy S4 or S5 – Wool Sleeve From TrendyEarth

Jutta Green from GreenDesignsCS says

I had found some wonderful rough natural citrine nuggets and was dying to use them with one of my others stones. The rough crackle agate seemed a good match, but looked a bit dull. I found some Karen Hill Tribe silver beads in one of the drawers that I loved when I got them but never used in any of my bracelets. The bead gives a good focal point on the opposite side of the bracelet. Sometimes when I use heavy stones they slide on the wrist, this way there is something to look at on the other side.

Crude Black Crackle Agate Bracelet From GreenDesignsCS

Crude Black Crackle Agate Bracelet From GreenDesignsCS

Ramona Friggasdotter from UrdHandicrafts says

Here is my newest bracelet. Not only it is special to me because I planned making a torc like this for a long time, but I also love it because of its materials. It is made by recycling an old, broken vintage bangle, so it is an eco silver piece – it has its own history and was brought back to life in a historical form.

Sterling Silver Forged Torc Bracelet From UrdHandicrafts

Sterling Silver Forged Torc Bracelet From UrdHandicrafts

#CIJCookieExchange – Chocolate Dings

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Let’s Make Chocolate Dings
– Recipe from Cindy of PlethoraGifts

1. What is your recipe?

“Chocolate Dings”
Recipe from Cindy – USA

Chocolate Dings (this is my grama’s recipe and as a kid I misread the name….it was really Chocolate Drops, but the “Ding” stuck)
1 c. peanut butter (smooth)
2 Tablespoon butter
1 c. icing sugar, sifted
1 c. chopped walnuts
3/4 to 1 c. dates, chopped fine

Coating:
4 to 5 sq. semi-sweet chocolate
1 piece paraffin wax (size of a “walnut”…that’s about 1 Tablespoon)

Mix first 5 ingredients together and form into balls. (Size is up to you) Melt chocolate and wax together. Sitr well. Dip balls in chocolate and place on waxed paper to cool. Keep in closed container in refrigerator. I know it may seem weird to put wax in the recipe but it makes the chocolate harden. You can find this in the baking section.ChocolateDings (640x480)

2. What is it about this cookie that you love?

These are amazing. How can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate?!

3. How did you learn to make this cookie?

My Grama used to make these so I have wonderful memories visiting her at Christmas time in Southampton, a town on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada.

4. Please share a story or memory to go along with the cookie.

I’ve been making them since I was a little girl and as a mother of 2, they have been our family’s favorite Christmas cookie which were always left for Santa.

5. What are your social media sites?

www.facebook.com/PlethoraGifts
www.facebook.com/plethoraoccasions

Marsala Burgundy Ribbed Neckwarmer From PlethoraGifts

Marsala Burgundy Ribbed Neckwarmer From PlethoraGifts

 

Top Ten Tips: Handmade Gifts Under $10

Contributor post by Amy of BeadsAndThreadsbyAmy

Looking for that perfect little something for someone special this Christmas.  Needing the perfect “Thank You” gift for a teacher, mailman, or beautician?  Look no further than the Christmas in July team to give you stunning, handmade gifts with a small price tag.  Simply click on the collection to be swept into our CIJ World of Wonder this holiday season.

Click on this lovely collection to be swept into the shopping world of Etsy.  Read the item's stories below to make shopping even more memorable this Holiday Season!  Season's Greetings from the Christmas In July Team!

Click on this lovely collection to be swept into the shopping world of Etsy. Read the item’s stories below to make shopping even more memorable this Holiday Season! Season’s Greetings from the Christmas In July Team!

10) charlene c from CeeCeeandBee says

I’ve chosen my Simplee Irresistible Luxe Body Soap in Rosemary Mint. This handmade soap is minty to the max made with extra strong peppermint tea and essential oils combined with Rosemary for a bit of an herbal punch. Great gift for the mint lover in your life!

9) Jennifer from DtailsULike says

Delicate holiday earrings made for the petite woman or a minimalist lover. They are also hypoallergenic. It can be a great secret Santa gift for teen, teacher, co worker or a family member.

8) Sherry from treasuresRtimeless says

Most everyone little girl loves pink! This vintage jewelry box has been restored with just a few pink touches. It is a wonderful idea to help organize a young girls jewelry!

7) Nautico Creations from NauticoCreations says

 This set of three Santa ornaments was created because I wanted to have something in my shop that anyone could afford for the holidays. I love homemade gifts and these just bring a smile to my face. Hopefully they will find their way into someone’s home.
6) Cindy R from PlethoraGifts says

These owl earrings have been one of my most popular items! I started making them because they are my oldest daughter’s favorite animal. Not only are owls a popular owl in fashion and home decor, but they’re absolutely adorable. Perfect for a teenager or young women who likes fun accessories with a bit of personality!
5) Bhanumathy Sankaran from SunMoonJewels says

This sun catcher or  tree ornament is a perfect gift for anybody. After X mas you can hang it on a window to brighten up the room.

4) Bee Macneil and Caroline Pinnington from PaintedSongbird says

This cute little blackboard is great for a kids room. This duck egg paint is perfect for any room so even grown ups can use it for leaving notes or reminders. Leave a message for Santa or practice your homework. Its uses are endless. Such great value and a really durable gift. All of our blackboards have been upcycled from unwanted picture frames so they have been given a new lease of life.
3) Jessi K from WillowandQuail says

I love the “saltbox” house design of the brick, east coast houses. They just remind me of coooold, cozy winters! Plus they have so much history, and living out here on the west coast, we just don’t have the same kind of historic houses that have been up for so long!
2) Ifigeneia tsiltikli from fifirixtra says

I made these tree ornaments as a tribute to my daughter who loves pink, the white-red is for my husband!  This year my Nsyfsika is almost 2 and she understands everything, so I want to make this Chrismas unforgetable for her, starting from now!
The price is for 2 candy bars and it a great gift for everyone because it can be made in so many colors… You can use it not only as a tree ornament, but also as Christmas spirit at your presents this year!
1) And our Top Tip is a Tie!

A Christmas Tree Ornament is a perfect Hostess gift, gift exchange, stocking stuffer, or to tie on a Christmas present. This particular ornament is a vintage decoupage one!

Key chains and key rings make great little gifts for that woman you need to buy a gift for but just aren’t sure. They don’t have a size or need to match anything in particular and can just be fun! Great idea for co-workers, teachers or the office grab bag or, as we say around here, “Yankee Swap”!

Thanksgiving Day Decorating

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

When the Holidays roll around there are always a few things we begin to think of, including: family,friends,gift buying,food and of course decorating!

The CIJ team got together and told us how they would use some of their items to decorate, from the table to the little details.

Marjorie Scenna of mscenna says:

Thanksgiving is a time for family and feasting! What’s better than a glass of wine to make a toast? With many so many folks around, having charms to distinguish the glasses is a great addition to your place settings! I have fall colored wine charms to do the trick!

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Sue of HomeHolidayAssecori tells me:

Table centerpieces are daunting – you want something for the occasion but not to tall so as to obscure the person(s) across the table. The turkey centerpiece can be filled with gourds and nuts or use it as a caddy for the rolls.

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Sue and Misty of shabbyshopgirls says:

We love to use “Vintage” for our Thanksgiving Table! Set yours with a vintage tablecloth and centerpieces such as these! Great conversation pieces and can be used for generations to come!

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Diana of AcarrdianCards talks about:

Personalized place cards for thanksgiving tables. Can also be used to label food on a buffet.

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Cindy R of PlethoraGifts lets me know:

Here are some jute webbing table setting pieces I’ve created that would be perfect for Thanksgiving!

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Brooke Luallen of teandsugar says:

Great items to add to your beautiful tablescape for Thanksgiving or autumn family gatherings. The table is a place to create memories, catch up, and enjoy time with loved ones.

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Rebecca G of PearlandPoppyShop spoke about:

Banners can be a festive touch!

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Terry Tillman of TheFabricScore states:

This could be made into a great welcoming banner for all your Thanksgiving Day guests to see as they walk in the door!

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Nautico Creations said:

This would be great on a fireplace mantle or on a side table.

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Patricia and Rebecca of northandsouthshabby discussed:

he days surrounding Thanksgiving are ones filled with nostalgia and warmth. What better way to spread that cozy feeling than with some vintage shabby goodness!

Our updated Syroco Fruit Swag, a 70’s version of the traditional Thanksgiving cornucopia, is done in a neutral creamy white. It would blend in with any decor hue. A welcoming greeting on a protected doorway, wall, or even laid flat on a mantle or buffet!

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Lia Russo of Ghirlandiamo told me:

I’m from Italy and Thanksgiving is not celebrated here.
I appreciated a lot your interesting comments about celebrating this holiday, also with your nice items too, that I faved with pleasure.

Anyway what I love in this period and in Thanksgiving is warm colors of decorations too.
Fot this reason I tried to be near you in spirit, by creating some fall wreaths, suitable to adorn your homes for your important holiday.

I hope you can feel that and enjoy my wreaths.

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Myrna Neal of ShopOfCraftsByMyrna spoke of:

Decorative Fabric Pumpkins! Use them in so many places for your Thanksgiving entertaining…They can be used with placement cards attached at no extra charge. Then let each guest take home their individual pumpkin….Use a color scheme with all the colors of the pumpkins being the same or switch the colors around to enhance your Thanksgiving feast. Everyone enjoys a little bit of home and handmade fabric pumpkins are just that…. I make large, medium or small what ever size you like. The large sizes would be wonderful to decorate the table and the area around the table. Bring in the true colors of Thanksgiving with some live pumpkins and candles. When all brought together it brings in the warm feeling of family and home. I can smell the turkey hot in the oven, the yeast rolls, the potatoes, the gravy and the pumpkin pie!

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Amy Spock of BeadsandThreadsbyAmy said:

No matter how you decorate your home for Thanksgiving, don’t forget to take a little time for yourself! Dress up, fix your hair, and take a little me time. Be sure to protect your party dress with an apron. This bleachable, color fast apron also reminds those around you to show thanks for, well, you!

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So when the holidays come around don’t forget to decorate and most importantly to Have Fun!

May your Thanksgiving be filled with family, food and friends!