Fall’s Must-Have Home Decor Trends: 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 Fall’s Must-Have Home Decor Trends article on the Etsy blog.

The trends are: Old-School Glassware, Statement Wallpaper, Stained Glass, Asymmetrical Wreaths, Stylized Seating, Cabin Fever and 2018 Prediction: Wabi-Sabi. Here are a few trend inspired items from members of the Etsy Christmas In July team.

Stained Glass

Marjorie Scenna from mscenna says:

Fall is the perfect time to feed the birds and decorate your garden and yard! Repurposed vintage glassware make unique bird feeders. This emerald green glass vintage cup and saucer is a colorful bird feeder and decorative accent, use it indoors to hold potpourri or a flame less candle too!

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Mairi from mairidesign says:

Harvest time simply must have pumpkins and this one doesn’t need carving. Being made of stained glass, this pumpkin candle holder, fits perfectly into this season’s home decor trends and, with its autumnal theme and colours, is perfect for Cabin Fever to add a warm glow to a cozy, log cabin, weekend getaway. Snuggle up with some mulled wine, an open fire and enjoy doing nothing but being thankful for what you have.

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Cabin Fever

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

I started making fabric pumpkins with the 3rd thru 5th graders last year as a sewing project in the after school kids club I volunteer for. The group has ages 4 years to 5th grade and the older kids asked for something that they could craft that wasn’t just a little kids craft. So I thought I would teach them some sewing. This was their 1st sewing project last year and was a big hit. Then I decided to make them for sale. Starting with ones for Halloween then some for Fall / Thanksgiving. They have been popular and seem to be a big hit. I feel his would fall under cabin fever. Something nice to have in your cabin to make you feel at home when you are stuck in a storm.

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Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

Pumpkins are always a symbol of Autumn and it’s great to see them around everywhere you look. They are great for the entire season from September all the way to November and this little pillow is great to put in a favorite chair to remind everyone that Fall is here to enjoy!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Fall’s Must-Have Home Decor Trends board!

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

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Summer Supplies

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Supplies are the beginning to summer time creative moments!

Etsy Christmas In July team members are sharing their summer supplies with us! Seize the inspiration!

Sherri from ButterflyFeetDigital says:

Flowers are everywhere in summer! I love bringing in the flowers for vases this time of year. This printable paper pack is just cheerful, colorful and useful for creating summer greeting cards or scrap booking those summer events.

ButterflyFeetDigital

ButterflyFeetDigital

Annie from DesignedbyAnneliese says:

I love summer time, the warmth, flowers and having some time off to relax. I have these journal cards which are summery colours. They can be used for anything paper crafty including scrapbooking, journaling, card making or other crafts!

DesignedbyAnneliese

DesignedbyAnneliese

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says:

These hearts are so versatile. As a teacher, I used to hand out paper heart cut outs to students at the end of the day, with little messages written on the back for each student. Customers have purchased these 2-inch single-sided hearts for table scatter or to add to greeting cards. And they’re always practical for scrapbooking.

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StockLanePaper

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

One of my favorite Summer Supply is this fun Fruit Ribbon. I use it on gifts for those with summer birthdays and also to make a summer meal more festive by wrapping around the bowls filled with summer fruits. I also used a bright yellow or lime green table cloth and wrapped this fun ribbon around the table with a bow to give the table a festive fun summer look.

ThisandThatCrafter

ThisandThatCrafter

Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:

Summer is such a great time for outdoor entertaining! Colorful decorations will enhance the ambiance of dining in the garden. Our new “Jungle Flower Table Runner” pattern features colorful flowers to create a vibrant setting for your next dinner party. This project is easy to make using your choice of colorful fabrics.

Happy quilting!

MsPDesignsUSA

MsPDesignsUSA

Gari Anne from beadloverskorner says:

Everyone loves to go to the beach or dreams of a vacation to a tropical paradise! This little button can be used in sewing, jewelry making or other crafts to enhance a summer vacation inspired design.

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beadloverskorner

Tawny Port – 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 Tawny Port.

PANTONE 19-1725 Tawny Port

Taking the Red family to new depths, Tawny Port is elegant, sophisticated, and tasteful.

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 Tawny Port! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

Sheila from hollyhillwreaths says:

Tawny Port colored hydrangeas, daisies and apples complement this fall wreath with XL purple and green mums and XL moss green Gerber daisies. I just love these color combinations for late summer and fall.

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hollyhillwreaths

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

Tawny Port in this beautiful ribbon which can be used for gift giving for a Birthday, a wedding or many more ideas to use the for. It is a wired ribbon so you can make these fun hearts on the top of any box.

ThisandThatCrafter

ThisandThatCrafter

Diana from joliefemmebydiana says:

This is a lovely color for fall but really just an elegant shade overall. This pink and tawny port pillow has a screen printed kitty skeleton for remembrance and dia de los muertos too!

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joliefemmebydiana

Barbara from MermaidsHatbox says:

I saw this yarn in my yarn store and I couldn’t resist. I love the color range from the warm Tawny Port to the light pink. It made much fun to knit, and to see how the colors evolved.

MermaidsHatbox

MermaidsHatbox

Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says:

Glamorous wine red rectangular garnet beads with Bali style sterling silver beads and clasp. Multiple strands of garnets hang from the silver beads in a fringe. Hot tassel trend!

EponasCrystals

EponasCrystals

Narelle from FELTBYNARELLE says:

This poodle is a reminder of my most loved pet EVER, lest we forget!

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FELTBYNARELLE

Dawn Whitehand from DeeDeeDeesigns says:

This ring features Vintage buttons, and the band is made from copper wire wrapping. The tawny port button in offset by a yellow button – I love these two colours together!

DeeDeeDeesigns

DeeDeeDeesigns

 

If you are on Pinterest here is the Tawny Port board!

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

Modern Marvels

Contributor Post by Sheila and Shannon of BeadyEyedBird

We wanted to celebrate all things modern and trendy, so we asked our team mates what they offer (and love) that fits in that category — even if they were only modern once upon a time. Here’s what they shared.

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey said:

You can’t get much more modern than cell phones and tablets! This adorable cell phone stylus/charm is a great idea for anyone who has trouble with big fingers and texting!

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Black Adjustable Mini Stylus Charm – Cell Phone Charm – Stylus Beaded Charm – Cell Phone Dust Plug – Technology Tablet Stylus

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls said:

This train case may not appear to be a “modern marvel”, but back in the day, all traveling ladies carried a train case for their personal items such as cosmetics, hygiene/personal care, and prescriptions. Small enough to hold all essentials for travel and still fit on a small airplane, bus, or train compartment.

Today this train case has made a comeback for use by many types of artists. Makeup artists use these convenient train cases for storing their favorite cosmetics for use in the theater, movie sets, and on site filming locations. Painting artists love these cases for storing all their paint brushes, paint tubes and supplies. Ladies are even using their train cases as a handy storage for “handyman” items such as nails, screws, hammers and screwdrivers! So many clever ideas for such a small piece of luggage!

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Vintage Dark Gray Train Case by American Tourister with Tray and Pouch, Artist Cosmetics Makeup Travel Case, Carry On Luggage, Storage

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter said:

Steel was something that once we had it … it took us into the future… high rise buildings… bridges and so much more… steel was a wonderful Modern Marvel that took us far into our modern times.

Here is some crafting corners that have the modern look of steel…

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Picture Corners / Brad Corners / Silver / Stripe Design/ Steel Look

I do not think people back in the days had purse charms! So this is my modern marvel!

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pink/ opalite /jade carved glass flower zipper pulls, journal- planner charms, add on gift bag , Buddha- Zen – lotus, wristlet clip, gift

Lia Altink from Lietjesmarket said:

I make hand made fly bonnets for horses. It started with one for my son and then the unicorns took a flight when I started making them. This is a long model fly bonnet — they are also very popular.

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Long fly bonnet brown, brown flybonnet, long model earbonnet pony, flyveil long brown pink, pink trim, soundless bonnet, fly bonnet horse

Connie Lee from Bungalow42 said:

Mood beads were first seen as a modern miracle and popular fad in the late 1970’s and today mood jewelry is as popular as ever.

So, the idea behind mood jewelry is simple: worn on your wrist, neck or finger the changing color of mood beads reflect the state of your emotions. For example darker shades of blue indicates the wearer is calm or relaxed, purple signals happiness and black suggests stress or anxiety. The real deal? The beads change color in response to the body temperature of its wearer.

The bicone (long cone shape) mood bead in this bracelet utilizes the same tech (thermo-sensitive liquid crystal) as the 70’s mood rings. Since this groovy mood bead changes color with the varying temperature of your skin, this “modern miracle” bracelet is a kaleidoscopic of fun.

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Lightweight Bicone Mood Bead with Honey Hued Resin Boho Bracelet

The pen is still mightier than the sword and the invention of the ballpoint pen is one of the most empowering moments in history! Even in our now digital age, there is something majestic about a handwritten letter. We know the pen will never be outdated and our personalized pen set is making the pen new again as a wonderful gift for any recipient, occasion, and heartfelt moment. Encourage penmanship and inspire the world with your words!

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Personalized Rosewood Pen Set with Engraved Pen Case and Choice of Personalized Pen, Pencil, or Letter Opener (Each – Enter Name & Font)

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam said:

Music Boxes Were Popular Back In Time But Today They Are Combined With Glitter and Water. Shake and Play Music!

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Angels Water Globe Music Box I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing 2 Angels With Wings Rose Crowns Pink Heart Arrow Rainbow in Back

Thank you to everyone!

Until next time,

Sheila

July – New Arrivals

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

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

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says:

Merry Christmas in July! We got in the spirit at the beginning of the month and Tatiana completed a few designs she has had in the works for a year. We originally planned to complete the design and list it for Christmas in 2016, but never found the time! We finally completed this design and will hopefully have a few more before December!

We offer 4 x 6, 5 x 7, and 8 x 10 sizes with every design available in portrait or landscape. Choose from our designs, submit your own inspired design requests, and include additional gift services including gift wrap, gift card, or an engraved gift message with any order shipping directly to your gift recipient. We take custom framing to the next level and love creating designs for any occasion or destination!

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DesignstheLimit

Susan-Sharon Passmore from MsPDesignsUSA says:

We’re celebrating Christmas in July with our brand new “Nutcracker Ballet” quilt pattern. The pattern features your favorite animal dancers, all dressed up in their costumes and ready for the performance. This whimsical Christmas quilt pattern is fun to make, and would be a great gift for someone who loves the ballet.

MsPDesignsUSA

MsPDesignsUSA

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

My new arrival is this cute Gingerbread Girl. I saw one and since I already create Yo Yo trees I thought I would create one of these… I made my own pattern and it took a bit of working with the yo yo’s as they are a bit different then the tree yo yo’s… but I came up with my own version of this cute ornament… added the button in the middle and a few other things done my way and she came to life. I hope she is a hit and many will enjoy her on their trees this Christmas. I am in love with her and made a boy version also.

ThisandThatCrafter

ThisandThatCrafter

pam colangelo from PearlsVintagebyPam says:

This pottery dresser knob was created by Mackenzie Childs in 1988. It features pastel, spring colors with a beautiful design. I am away at Cape Cod so I will miss the July Mackenzie summer barn sale. Here is a knob I recently purchased at a fundraiser sale. It would be perfect on a bathroom vanity, on a cupboard door or on a favorite dresser.

PearlsVintagebyPam

PearlsVintagebyPam

Lucky In Love

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Did you get lucky and find your significant other, soul mate or spouse? We all have our own word (s) for our second half, but what matters is how they make us feel. Some would say if we found our one, we were Lucky In Love!

What Lucky In Love items do you have in your shop?

Pam from PearlsVintagebyPam says as a child of divorced parents I always felt unlucky and rejected. But I got lucky. Met my husband as a freshman in college and got married as a sophomore. I have 2 children: 1 boy and 1 girl. That’s pretty lucky. I am featuring my plaster elephant bank with upward facing trunk for luck.

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Elephant coin bank

spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt said to be “lucky in love” and found one’s soul mate, many celebrate the date of their union with special gifts to their beloved. Wood represents the 5th anniversary, so I get a lot of custom orders to memorize that milestone. It’s an honor to create an item that marks such a special occasion!

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Personalized wooden jewelry box

Linda from LazyYVintage states that oh, yes. I ‘m lucky in love. I met Jim when we were 19 years old. We have been together for 40 years. He is corny and romantic and although it makes me roll my eyes sometimes; he makes me happy all the time. We have 6 kids, 4 in-law kids, and 13 grand babies. He has touched so many hearts (okay, now I’m being corny).

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Precious Moments ceramic girl

Stock Lane Studio from StockLaneStudio says I ~LOVE~ reading the sweet stories above, of romance that has endured! I do consider myself lucky. I know I’m lucky to have found my soul mate, but I also know that it is our patience and forgiveness and humor and adventurous spirit that has helped us take what we were given and make it last.

The printable art I’ve include includes a background of SLS’s original photograph of love padlocks attached to a bridge over the Seine River in Paris. I’ve strolled over that bridge many times with my honey, and eventually also with our children. The golden padlocks are no longer there (the weight of all that love was too much for the bridge and they had to be removed), so this photograph reminds me of how lucky I am to have found someone as magical as my husband!

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Romantic love printable quote

Elisabeth from LizPOriginals said after having enough of MEN –I went on a special ski vacation with my girlfriend in Austria ( where I lived at the time and I am from ) and guess what –I met my husband on the last day at the hotel farewell party. @e have been married for 29 years and love each other like on day one, he gives me the cutest cards for all events of the year.

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Red heart beaded bookmark

Betsy from Betsysbijoux stated I was lucky to have my soul mate with me for 38 years before he passed away Now in my 3rd year of new normal I am lucky to be moving into an artist’s commune filled with love. Sending this to wish all luck and a life filled with love.

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18K yellow gold horseshoe charm

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says we are blessed to work and live the dream creating personalized gifts and living life to its fullest. When we started our Etsy shop, we did not know at the time that it would grow to allow us to ‘Quit Our Day Jobs’ and be able to spend time together and with our kids. Our cups run over and we have the wonderful community of buyers and sellers on Etsy to thank and want to say Thank You and Merry Christmas in July! The perfect gift for Weddings, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, & Christmas in July! We have stemless champagne flutes, trumpet-shaped champagne flutes, and crystal flutes available in our shop with any combination of our available design and font combinations. Make your gift giving personal and ship your package direct to the recipient with gift wrap and gift card services available in our shop!

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Personalized trumpet champagne flute

Richard from RichMakes said I always feel lucky in Love! have been with my partner for 9 years now! we met in Soho London. He’s an Aussie so as Kylie says! his favourite artist naturally “It was Love at First Sight”

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Hanging concrete gold leaf decor

Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor states that I found my dear husband in a garbage pail!

We used to work at the same place although in different departments and on Fridays we did a 50/50 draw – you would write your name on a $2 bill and pop it into the draw bin (which was a garbage pail). I was the one selected to draw the winning bill and out popped the bill with his name on it. I had no idea who he was (he has a unique first name) so I set off to let him know he had won the prize that Friday. When I met, I realized I had found my prize. Married 36 years now I still have the bill I drew that day with his name on it.

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Romantic vintage postcard

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says Lucky In Love is loving someone so much that you love them to the moon and back… My children and my grandchildren are the one who I feel so much love for that I truly love them to the moon and back.

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Love you to the Moon fabric bookmark

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios said I’ve been with my partner for 13 years now, and we just clicked from the first moment we met. We’d known each other online for a couple of years beforehand before meeting in the flesh, wishing I’d done it sooner now!

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Personalized love story print

Dawn from DeeDeeSupplies states that I have been third time lucky in love for me!! Yes, third hubby, but it has been worth the wait – he’s a keeper!! Cooks, cleans, grows food – what more could a girl want?!

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Blue ceramic hearts

Susan and Sharon from MsPDesignsUSA says even animals can be lucky in love! Cardinals choose a mate, and then stay together through the nesting season, and sometimes for several years. The male shows off his physical attributes, such as the markings on his face and bill, during mating season. He sings to his potential mate, and even brings her delicious morsels of food.

I met my husband in college. I wouldn’t say that it was love at first sight, but he got my attention then and he still has it after almost 35 years together. Like the cardinals, we take care of each other.

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Cardinals pdf applique quilt block pattern

Pam from PamsPawsJewelry said well, I cannot say I was lucky in love but many people are!

Lovely stories here and love the Cardinal story of love! There are many animals who stay together for their whole lives, so sweet!

Many people give their mates or potential mates gifts to mark special occasions such as anniversaries, or on Valentine’s Day to show their love to their special person.

Many of these gifts have hearts in or on them as symbols of love too and here is a lovely handmade heart necklace which would be a great romantic gift!

Purple lamp work heart necklace

 

Musical Introduction – #CIJParty 2017

Contributor post by Michelle of EviesToolEmporium

Good morning everyone! Once again this year we kick off our Etsy Christmas In July Party with a musical introduction! What is a party without music?

I would like to introduce you to The Choraleers Acappella Singing Group! They discovered our Christmas In July Party while searching the internet – it indeed is a small world! I invited Damon, the representative of group and the singers to join us!

The sextet was established over 35 years ago at Texas Southern University and performs Doo Wop, Gospel, Holiday and Motown hits. We have performed at private parties, weddings and at country clubs.

They are based out of Houston, Texas USA! Please contact Damon if you are in the area and are looking for performers!thechoraleersphoto

I also invited members of the Etsy Christmas In July team to share their Christmas Inspired musical items.

Heather Barber from MooseintheMint says:

This music pendant would be lovely for a young chorister or musician to wear in a Christmas concert, these are all completely unique.

MooseintheMint

MooseintheMint

Expressyourself with Jewelry from expressyourself says:

This Musical pendant is a great idea for the musicians and music-lovers as a Christmas gift.

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expressyourself

JO from alustrousjewellery says:

These beautiful sterling silver musical notes would be great to wear while singing Christmas carols.

alustrousjewellery

alustrousjewellery

Gillian Haqqani from Gillisflowers says:

A number of items in my shop are made from old paper, including old sheet music. Here’s a Christmas themed example.

Gillisflowers

Gillisflowers

Arlene from ThisandThatCrafter says:

My music tree ornament is one of my best sellers… everyone seems to love this little music tree. The colors pop on your Christmas tree.

ThisandThatCrafter

ThisandThatCrafter

Erin Gille from GilleCelebrations says:

Musicians or guitarist will love receiving this bright red glass ornament. It is embellished with a handcut, glitter, black guitar.

GilleCelebrations

GilleCelebrations

willowvalleyvintage from WillowValleyVintage says:

My daughter and I love finding Gurley candles!

This sweet Choir Girl Candle is perfect for a music themed Christmas vignette!

WillowValleyVintage

WillowValleyVintage

Jeanne from TheSandlapperShop says:

This listing includes instructions on how to make a crocheted bell ornament. One of my favorite parts of Christmas is listening to hand bells and who can resist harness bells as horses dash across the snow pulling a sleigh?

TheSandlapperShop

TheSandlapperShop

Sheila from hollyhillwreaths says:

I am always looking for unique items to add interest to my wreaths. I found this cherub angel with trumpet while on vacation. I loved the antique gold Old World feel of it. I created a wreath around it and love the peacock blue with the gold.

hollyhillwreaths

hollyhillwreaths

Kelly from ColourscapeStudios says:

I loved Jingle Bells as a kid, and this tag brings a smile to my face, as I think “making spirits bright” is a wonderful thing to do during the holidays!

ColourscapeStudios

ColourscapeStudios