A Little Gift For Me

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

All too often, we spend our time thinking of others and buying gifts for family and friends and, we all know, the next few weeks are going to be hectic. Perhaps now, is the time for a little self-indulgence before the chaos. The Christmas In July team would like to share all their fabulous items with those who are looking to buy themselves a little gift.

Margie Sarrao from ZenCatPottery says

At only $11.00, these small earrings are a perfect way to gift yourself! Featuring lampwork glass and Czech glass beads, they will add a pop of color to your day. The beads are wired separately, so they will sway prettily as you move.
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Red Czech Glass & Silver Dangle Earrings

Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says

My treat would be a cute little bracelet! This little bracelet is made of Turquoise Russian Amazonite which has Silver Plated Shells between the beads. I feel like I am ready for the beach and but I live in the Midwest, which is about 3000 miles from the ocean. Maybe some day! But this one is for sale!

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Turquoise Gemstone Beaded Bracelet

Elisabeth Perez from LizPOriginals says

My treat would be a nice book mark to go with a great book for relaxing times.
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Pink Gemstone Bookmark

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says

I think any crafter would love a new pack of purple beads to stitch up into something wonderful…maybe peyote, cross stitch, jewelry, or something else?
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Antique Glass Beads

Richard and Tatiana from DesignstheLimit says

Give the gift of personalization, especially when shopping for yourself. It is better to enjoy a glass of wine less often and in style, than to overindulge. At Design’s the Limit, we encourage the responsible enjoyment of spirits from the safety of your own home. Design a wine glass which suits your personality, we have a variety of glass and crystal stemware and stemless glasses to choose as a canvas for our designs. Once you have selected a glass, choose the font and design which suits your tastes and include any text you wish to including name, monogram, single initial, or popular sayings in the public domain!
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Stemless Personalized Wine Glasses

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says

Enjoy some “me” and “family” time by reading your favorite verses from The Bible and sitting down with the family to fill out the numerous pages for recording wedding information, birth records and your family tree! A great way to spend some down time before the Holiday season arrives!
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Precious Moments Bible Family Edition

Cindy Humphrey from Cynhumphrey says

All of us experience the concept of the yin and yang in our daily lives. It always seems there is something positive pulling against the forces of something negative and we are forced to pull it together in unity and “work things out”. I also think that “making it through” whatever comes your way on any given day largely depends on your frame of mind and attitude about life in general. So, with this little butterfly yin and yang compact (pill) storage jar, you would have the constant reminder that no matter what happens, things do get better and can become beautiful, just as the bling this item offers!
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Pill Storage Box

Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says

I would buy a hand knitted hat to keep me warm in winter. It’s such a nice accessory.
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Hand Knitted Slouch Beanie

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Soft Furnishings

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Soft furnishings can be any fabrics used in the home. For instance linens,bath towels,curtains,cushions,pillows and more. Here at #EtsyCIJ we want to see your Soft Furnishings!

Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop says I love Harris tweed cushions! There are now so many gorgeous colors and designs available, and yet every piece of this pure wool fabric is still hand-woven by the islanders. The one I have chosen here is a brightly colored large tartan design to really cheer up your room.

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Harris Tweed cushion cover

Karen from timetalentjewels said something that I have in the kitchen that is a must are my Wool Felted Hot Pads. They are soft and thick so you won’t burn yourself. Many people who I sell to, love to just have them as Art in their kitchens because of their bright colors. Each one is knitted and then felted in very hot water, after that process it wicks and retains its shape and becomes very soft and thick. This particular pair is 7 x 7. Some may vary in size.

What is really fun is to have friends decorate with them! How fun would that be?

True colors wool felted hot pads

Robyn from RobynFayeDesigns states these country-style coasters were made in mind for bowls of hot soup, so larger than a regular coaster but smaller than place mats. When not in use they look great stacked in the farmhouse kitchen.

Country style coasters/mug rugs

Sue and Misty from shabbyshopgirls says bedrooms are instantly spruced up with gorgeous textures, patterns and fabrics on your bed. We love this pattern by Ralph Lauren Chaps Home collection for its reversibility! A beautiful soft floral pattern on one side with a coordinating stripe pattern on the opposite side for an instant new look! Add some pillows and you have a luxurious boudoir!

Ralph Lauren comforter set

Quetzal Green – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Quetzal Green.

PANTONE #18-5025
Quetzal Green
A deep elegant blue-green hue suggestive of rich plumage.

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

mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says this Creative Cuts Tote Kit features the color Quetzal Green.

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Frances from supplysideeconomics said here are vintage buttons in Quetzal Green.

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Margie from ZenCatPottery states the vintage African trade beads in this earring are fabulous Quetzal Green (which I would call teal)! I had 2 of these FABULOUS authentic African trade beads left and I wanted to make earrings that were a bit “ethnic” looking but that also had great sway and movement. I think earrings should move when you walk, don’t you?!?

I love true vintage trade beads because of their history. Between the 15th and 20th centuries, as new trade routes were established between Africa and Europe, trade beads were used as currency. Most were glass and made in Italy. 1,000s of trade beads would act as a ballast for ships on their way to Africa, and the African goods did the same on the return trip!

 

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Karen from timetalentjewels says when I made this necklace I already knew the name because of the beads “Quetzal Green”. Beautiful beads of Moss Agate, New Jade, Blue Calsilica Jasper, Teal Lava Rocks just whispered the name. Such an interesting array of colors.

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Nancy from EponasCrystals said apatite and teal agate both mimic the colors of Quetzal Green. Matte Pacific Blue Apatite, aqua glass beads and teal banded agate beads are hand strung and knotted. The silk tassel is a luscious ocean blue color. Guess you can tell what my favorite color is!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Quetzal Green board!

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Items Of The Week: Sports Fan

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Russet Orange – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia from AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Russet Orange.

PANTONE #16-1255
Russet Orange
This forest floor orange speaks to earthen warmth.

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

zizzybob from zizzybob says there are very few sellers on Etsy selling handmade quilt blocks. Most of those who are, are selling vintage blocks. I make blocks that I would use if I were making a quilt. Most of mine are appliqued, something that a lot of quilters don’t like to do. Here is a set of blocks just in time for fall.

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mistycat from carolinagirlz2 said this russet orange kitty cat would be a fun item to stitch this fall. I love striped tabbies like this beauty!

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Gari from BeadLoversKorner states I have very fine, flyaway hair and many times need bobby pins or hair accessories to keep the stray hairs in place. I also have tons of beads – so decided to put some beads on bobby pins! I loved them so much that I started making them to sell. These russet orange bobby pins, made with Carnelian, and perfect for fall colors and Halloween!

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Nancy from EponasCrystals says perfect colors for fall in this lightweight stretchy beaded bracelet. Orange and yellow tones with bright turquoise tassels as accents.

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Karen from timetalentjewels said these sweet pumpkin beads are a wonderful reminder that fall/autumn is upon us. Russet Oranges, Golds and Browns greet us this fall. Pumpkins, Gourds and Corn-husks along with the fall breezes. Bonfires and Wiener Roasts, oh what fun,we will have!

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Cristal from DesignsbyCristal states fall is all about seeing the old go into hibernation and waiting for the new to come out in the spring. I love driving up to the mountains in GA and seeing the tree-lined back drop of the amazing colors that fall brings such as the many hues of orange, red, and yellow.

The russet color mixed in with the brown really makes this dog collar pop and is a great add-on for your dogs fall fashion.

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Elisabeth from LizPOriginals says after thinking Fall and wishing for the leaves to change and pumpkin time I designed this cute set today!

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Patricia from TheOldBarnDoor said there is such a feeling of warmth to this color (and makes me think of apple pie because I use maple syrup) Our maple trees willingly put on a show for us in the early autumn.

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Roses Workshop from RosesWorkshop states this gorgeous toiletries bag combines a lovely Russet Orange with a paler tangerine in a traditional herringbone pattern. The result is a zingy, eye-catching Harris Tweed fabric that I have used for the outside of this useful washbag.

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Margie from Zen Cat Pottery says Wow! The name “Russet Orange” is deceiving. When I go to the Pantone page, it’s really more of what I would call “pumpkin orange.”

This wheel-thrown ceramic spoon rest has a beautiful “Russet Orange” underside that will add a hint of color to your kitchen! This piece is hand painted and hand carved. All materials are non-toxic, food-safe and lead-free. This is also dishwasher safe.

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Marie from LoveNStuff14 said my daughter Terese collected vintage hats for years and only recently has decided to thin out her collection. This is one of my favorites

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Tami from HannaHerbals states this gorgeous bar of soap is scented with Patchouli, Lavender and Black Pepper, the color is from Paprika. It comes packaged in an adorable kraft jar.

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Carola Bartz from CarolaBartz says I wouldn’t have called that shade of orange “russet” orange.

Orange always reminds me of the warm and earthen colors of autumn. And of pumpkins. Time spent at the pumpkin patch is one of the most beautiful things I remember doing with my family. Let the kids wear hand knitted pumpkin hats, sit on a big pumpkin surrounded by other pumpkins and you have the perfect photo shoot!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Russet Orange board!

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

Martini Olive – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons! According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Martini Olive.

PANTONE 18-0625
Martini Olive
Smooth, sophisticated and urbane green adds depth to the Fall/Winter 2018 palette.
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Members of the Etsy Christmas In July Team have been inspired by the color Martini Olive! They have created items in their shops reflecting this inspiration! Here are a few!

zizzybob from zizzybob says 1/2 yard cut Teal and Green 100% cotton fabric. It is new, unused and unwashed. Selvage edge says Graceful Geisha by Rossi for Andover Fabric Patt #3267
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mistycat1234 from carolinagirlz2 says This lovely cross stitch pattern by Michele Johnson uses Martini Olive in a traditional way.
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Nancy Duncan from EponasCrystals says Cross Necklace and Earrings – Green and brown magnesite beads are dyed a blue-green color with brown matrix. The accent beads are brass crosses, magnesite teardrop beads, and brass heishi beads.
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EponasCrystals

 

Karen Hafel from timetalentjewels says I was so fascinated with these coin like beads and the color of ceramic beads I already had the name picked out! Yes, “Martini Olive!” What a fun name and these colors are definitely captured in the fall line up. One of A Kind!!!

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Margie Sarrao from ZenCatPottery says

These copper hoop earrings feature olive lampwork glass beads. The beads are handmade and have a wonderful rustic look to them! They are smooth, but they look textured. Their color and rustic-textured look make them perfect for Fall!
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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Martini Olive board! While you’re on Pinterest please follow the Etsy Christmas In July team!

Ceylon Yellow – Pantone Fashion Color For Fall/Winter 2018

Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings

Color trends are a wonderful way to celebrate the seasons!

According to Pantone one of the top colors for Fall 2018 is Ceylon Yellow.

PANTONE #15-0850
Ceylon Yellow
Savory and spicy yellow adds an exotic touch.

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

zizzybob from zizzybob says the yellow ribbon, which is a symbol for Support of our Deployed Military Troops as well as; Bladder Cancer, Amber Alert, Endometriosis, Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and General Symbol for Hope.

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Judy from JAMsCraftCloset said these hand painted mugs are such happy mugs. They would be so pretty sitting on the kitchen counter waiting to be filled with your favorite beverage. They are unique and one of a kind.

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Mary from ByFreddismom states I have always enjoyed using non traditional colors in my holiday creations and Yellow is one of my favorites! This snowman in this color has been very popular over the last couple of years, I’ve shipped him as far away as Italy!

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Mairi from mairidesign says this pendant, with a lovely butterfly which has wings of yellow and brown, would be just perfect to match your autumn tone fashions this fall. A hint of green, a touch of lavender, and a bronze setting, makes this jewelry set a must have.

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Karen from timetalentjewels said in today’s fashions it is fun to capture the autumn tones in this beaded bracelet known as Ceylon Yellow, Chunky, One of A Kind, Fashion Bracelet. Fun,Fun,Fun!!

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Nancy from EponasCrystals states this is a Goddess Necklace – Six strands of sari silk and other ribbons in tones of ceylon yellow, and moss green are adorned with beaded gemstone dangles and a handmade goddess pendant. The gemstone dangles include green rhyolite, butterscotch amber, cultured pearls, rutilated quartz, and green prehnite.

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Cristal from DesignsbyCristal says I love the bumble bee print on this bandana and I even love the honey they produce but not the stings they give out. I’d say this is the perfect place you can enjoy them on a bandana and not moving!

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spoiledfelines1 from SpoiledFelinesArt said Ceylon yellow is a bright, happy color … this Painted Bunting song bird wood art sculpture features many beautiful colors, but it’s the yellow on its wing that really catches your eye!

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Woolly Momo from WoollyMomo states Here’s your Autumn/Winter woolly fashion needs met! I hand knit this hat using pure Norwegian wool to keep out the chill and chose this color to remind me of of those long, lazy, hazy days of summer and to brighten up even the dullest of autumn and winter days!

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If you’re on Pinterest here is the Ceylon Yellow board!

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