Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An ETSY Christmas !!! A Shopping Extravaganza (and some give aways too!)

Christmas shopping time is here!! I'm sharing with you some ETSY shops that belong to my readers and followers, as well as some of my own personal favorite places to visit.   Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a wonderful shopping experience -- you don't even have to leave your house! 

These shops belong to some of my devoted readers and followers~~ 

1.  DreamChallenge-- my friend Jan knits lovingly for both children and adults. Some of her work is shown here in her shop. She is available for custom orders by request and is happy to knit something special for you or someone you love.
Coupon Code - JAN10 for 10% discount on all orders.

2. Bead and Needle-- Tanya says that her creations are deeply discounted for your shopping pleasures!

3.  Two Elephants -- Sylvia and Vilma invite you to visit their shop and experience their unique creations. I love everything they make! FREE Worldwide shipping!!

4.  Peace Love and Art shop-- Jackie invites you to view her jewelry creations. 

5.  Southern Ooaks -- Regina makes one of a kind sculptures and jewelry designs. 
 Coupon Code - 2BAGSFULL for 10% discount.

6.  Sun Flower Freckles-- Laura's unique handmade aprons are on display for you. 
    Coupon Code -2Bagsfull for 20% discount.

7. Betty the Wood Fairy -- is sharing her shop on Folksy.UK.  She makes handpainted silk treasures inspired by the Surry woodland where she lives.  

8. Wind and Honey-- Elizabeth invites you to view her whimsical  drawings of animals and children. 

9. Turquoise Owl Fibers -- Holly Marie shares her hand dyed fibers, rovings and yarns with you all.
Coupon Code - 2BAGSFULL2012 for 10% discount

10..  Lucy Jane Pennybright --You have just got to see Jenny's adorable handmade elephants!!!
Free World Wide Shipping - Coupon Code 2BagsFull

11.  Charmedone -- Linda specializes in creating cameo jewelry. All items are discounted 15%. 

12.  Fay Paints -- Fay invites you to see her unique embroidery pattern designs.  

13.  Brenda Sipe --- Brenda's handpainted silk scarves are truly exquisite.  You will see more of Brenda's work when the Breast Cancer Awareness nest is created next October!

14.  Crafting Addition-- Kathy makes lovely crochet embellished items.  She recently made an adorable owl scarf for our little granddaughter as a custom order.  She is available for your custom requests as well!  

15.  Bungalow Bling -- My friend Shell is THE Queen of Glitter.  Her shop is filled with gorgeous vintage Christmas decorations - made even more special by that "glittery" touch that only Shell can do!

16.  Shirley Stitches-- Shirley creates beautiful embroidery stitches on pillowcases, towels, and linens.  Her handwork is done with much love and attention to detail.  Shirley's "stitches" are helping her to get through some rough times right now --- (sending hugs to you girlfriend-xoxo).

17.  Buttermilk Cottage-- My friend Susan is a knitter and a talented designer of yarns and knitted creations. Her shop is filled with unique and creative knitting bags, needle cases and some of her own knitted creations. Her specialty fusion yarns are absolutely stunning -- and I want them all!
Free Shipping on most items -- see shop info for details. 

18.  Suziqu- Suzy invites you to view her exquisite shabby creations.  Suzy is famous for her detailed work and her creative use of lace and beautiful embellishments. 

19. Cottage Wishes -- join Di at her shop where she is offering a collection of vintage "this and that".  All the things that she would love to have in her own country cottage~

20.  Lorraine17--beautiful hand dyed embroidery threads - silks and cotten.  Gorgeous colorways! 

21.  FuzzySlippersDesigns -- Moriah invites you to view her handmade greeting cards, journals, and albums.  Coupon Code 2BAGSFULL for 10% discount. 

22. Cheeky Rose Boutique -- Jan invites you all to see her OOAK art doll creations and her vintage jewelry and clothing finds.  She describes her shop as vintage, upscale, designer and funky!

Here are some of my favorite places to visit~~

1.  Butter Blossoms-- you know I LOVE these cookies!!!!   Coupon Code - Vicki10 for 10% off. 

2.  Marie Dodd --  Mary Jane makes jewelry with spirit.  Her pieces truly speak to me.  She is an incredible artist. You will see Mary Jane's work on next year's Breast Cancer Awareness nest!

3.  SeaWashed--  Carrie makes beautiful paintings with a remarkable likeness to the sea.  Her seawashed Christmas creations are so lovely. I especially love her beautiful cards.  

4.   Bumpkin --   Follow the Country Lane to a whimsical, nostalgic world of animal Illustrations, Personalised Prints, Embroidery Patterns, Sew your own Bunny Kits & lots of adorable gifts in between! All created by British Artist, Catherine Young."  Everything she makes is precious. 
 Coupon Code - 2BAGSFULL for 10% discount.

5.  Hello Violeta-- I love her muslin creations. 

6.  Tessa Ann -- Tessa's handmade buttons for children are simply adorable.  If I could -- I would have one of each design. 

7.  Its Random-- Beautiful, drop dead gorgeous crochet necklaces -- I own 2 of Karen's incredible designs. 

8.  Lori's Place--  My "go to" place for beautiful decorated cookies.  Lori is an absolute sweetheart -- and her cookies are to die for!  Lori has a NEW website in addition to her ETSY shop.  You will find all cookie items discounted 10% as a special promotion on her new website. 

9.  TSCookies -- another favorite for decorated cookies!  Check out the adorable owl cookies!! Melissa packages her cookies so beautifully - you almost hate to open them! 

10.  Kylie Parry--Kylie makes gorgeous handmade art beads and earthy jewelry designs.  Honestly -- I'm in awe of everything she makes.  She is an amazing artist. 

11. Fiberluscious-- Jill's handmade pincushions are unlike anything that you have ever seen before -- they are incredible works of art!  Coupon Code FiberJoy10 for 10% discount through December 31.

12. CountyMouse -- Cherie makes the most adorable little baby coats! 
 Coupon Code Nestlingmouse for 10% discount. 

13. Andie's Specialty Sweets-- This shop is incredible! Edible cake embellishments that you are going to love!! I'm crazy about the edible buttons!

14.  Ropes of Pearls-- gorgeous leather wrap bracelets embellished with stones and glass -- seriously -- I love these bracelets Free WorldWide shipping!

15.  Tasha McKelvey-- sweet pottery pieces with little birds -- sigh~

16.  Unique Buttons-- I am in love with buttons.  I am obsessed with buttons.  I want to touch all of these buttons and make them mine!

17.  Guimauve Confections -- This newly opened shop features home made gourmet marshmallows -- heaven help me~~ Use Coupon Code 2BAGSFULL for 20% off your shopping!

18.  Crumbles Cookie Factory-- I'm thinking that my dear friend Bob - needs some of the bananas foster cookie bars that these folks make.  And -- I'm lusting after the key lime cookies!

19. UnderGlass--  unusual earrings made from resin -- I own several pairs and I LOVE them!
Free Worldwide Shipping!

20.  Glass River Jewelry-- Please tell my husband that I would love to have one pair of these beautiful floral earrings~ sigh

21.  Andria's Serendipity -- My friend Andria makes unbelievable jewelry from sea glass treasures.  If you love the beach -- you must look here!!  I own several pieces of her beautiful jewelry and I get compliments every time I wear them~ Coupon Code- HOLIDAY10 for 10% discount

22. RedPrariePress -- I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cotton jersey scarves.  They are like heaven around your neck.  FREE SHIPPING -- info on shop header. 

23.  YouandMeConfections -- beautifully decorated cookies are made in this newly opened ETSY shop.  Their Winter Wonderland cookies are gorgeous! 
Coupon Code Winter2012 for discounts. (5% on orders of $25, 10% on orders over $40)

24.  LeatherDiva -- OMgosh -- just wait till you see these leather and beaded boho chic bracelets! Please tell my husband that I want one of these also!!  FREE SHIPPING!  Also a buy 2 get the third half price offer. 

25. Mosaic Magpie-- My friend Deb is sharing her vintage clothing, altered clothing and her knitting creations with you in her shop.  CouponCode  2BagsfullLOVE for 10% discount 

26.  Jurga Za -- I am in love with these felted boots.  You don't even need to tell my husband -- these just might have to be MY absolute splurge for myself this holiday season.  I think I might even dream about them.   CouponCode - FREESHIPPING  (all the way from Lithuania!!)

And -- just in case you might have time to visit one more shop--
I've filled my own ETSY shop with a beautiful selection of snuggly vintage sweater cowl designs. This year's collection is especially lovely -- lots of embroidery, button accents, and even some bling!  I've created a coupon code for free US shipping --and for my international customers  -- a code for 20% discount-- you will find the codes in the shop info And~~I'm sharing a special holiday treat with everyone who makes a purchase this next week! Your purchase this next week will include my special gift of one of those beautiful Winter Wonderland cookies from my friends at YouandMeConfections! (**just leave a note in the comments section on your purchase order that you came from the ETSY party and I'll pack the little treat up for you when I send your purchase!) 
(the photo here shows just a sampling of the collection)

And now -- on to some very VERY special folks who are hosting our giveaway!!

1.  Kathy and Gwen's shop is like a virtual flea market. Browsing the pages of this beautiful shop is like spending the day at the flea market of your dreams!!  Filled with amazing vintage treasures, you will feel as though you have rummaged through the best of the flea market treasures -- and still be wearing your flannel pj's!   The vintage part of the shop is directed by Kathy~ (where she finds all this great stuff is beyond me!!)  Her cousin Gwen contributes amazing original artwork.  Gwen's charcoal sketches and oil paintings are  unique and so very beautiful. 

This unbelievable charcoal sketch was a gift to me from Gwen.
(A surprise gift that I truly cherish!)  She created this beautiful sketch by looking at photos on my blog.  The photo shown below was the source for the sketch--

(me and my Maddy girl)


  Kathy and Gwen have generously donated these beautiful sketches created by Gwen as gifts for my giveaway.  They will come to you already beautifully framed!!  

2.  Rosalind makes beautiful jewelry.  She specialises in wedding jewelry and designs that are "glamorous".  By day -- she gives  wonderful manicures-- you can visit her if you are in the Ft. Lauderdale area!  But in her off time -- she creates.  Her passion for beautiful jewelry is evident in her designs.  Rosalind is offering this glamorous rhinestone design as a giveaway prize for one of you.  The necklace will be available with either a black or  white ribbon of your choice.  You can visit Rosalind in her shop and use coupon code GLAM15 for 10% off when you shop.

3.  My friend Joan is a talented artist who creates lovely hand painted clutch bags.  Her one of a kind, signed by the artist designs can be found in her shop. She is sharing one of her beautiful clutch bags as a giveaway prize for one of you.

To win one of these prizes -- simply leave a comment here on this post. (I'd love to here if you had successful shopping!!)
The winners for all of the prizes will be announced right HERE in this location on December 8 -- so be sure to come back here to see if you won! 

*****UPDATE ~~ CONTEST WINNERS 12/8/12*****
1. Carola Bartz - framed Charcoal sketch 
2. Susan (Buttermilk Cottage) - framed Charcoal sketch 
3. Suzie Q - handpainted clutch purse  
4. Rhonda Walker - glam necklace
Ladies - please email me privately with your addresses .  Congrats to all of the winners!!
*This Contest is now CLOSED.* 

So-- let the shopping begin!!  I hope you find some special gifts for everyone on your list!!   

Every week more beautiful scarves arrive for my Pink Scarf Project.  These gorgeous creations (five!!) were donated by an angel who asked that her name not be shared.  She wrote in a note to me that God had blessed her with the talents to knit and crochet and that she just wanted to use those talents to help others. I am so humbled to accept these beautiful gifts -- thank you. 

Sweet Susan has lovingly knitted this beautiful scarf.  The yarn that she used is SO incredibly soft and the fringe is gorgeous!  You can visit Susan at her blog Suztats where she shares her amazing tatting creations, as well as her painting, paper, and fabric designs.  Thank you Susan for your beautiful and generous donation. 

Happy "start of the Holiday season" to you all!

ps -- My Grow Your Blog party now has over 120 participants!  There is still time for YOU to sign up!  The party starts January 19th!!!

and ---- lots more PINK scarves just arrived!! They will be coming up soon for you to see!

19 comments: said...

Vicki, thanks so much for doing this for all of us. I have spent an enjoyable morning browsing through the shops you listed. There are some really talented ladies on the list. It is good to see people investing in their creativity.
Thanks again!

color1967 said...

Thank you for the mention Vicki! Pink is my favorite color and I will let you know how my shopping goes!

color1967 said...

Thanks Vicki! Pink is my favorite color and your blog is beautiful. I will post more after I have shopped!

Bumpkin Hill said...

What a wonderful selection. Thank you so much for including me and your kind words. Hugs catherine x

Completely Coastal said...

So many delightful things and ideas to be found on Etsy!

Susan McClaskey said...

Vicki, What a wonderful post! I'm going to be referring back to it many times in the days to come! Thanks also for including Buttermilk Cottage. I've already seen some traffic from your blog! Thanks again and best,

Kim Stevens said...

Okay, when I actually have some coffee, I need to stop back and take a closer look...thanks for all the links! xo

Jane S. said...

This was a fun post to read. I went and had a look through ALL the shops and websites you much good stuff! You have such creative friends. :)

kareninkenai said...

Well, LOL - I spent money and want to go back and look at more... wonderful selection of gift items. And, a giveaway, too... that is fantastic. Thanks for your hard work and to all who posted their shops or were highlighted. Hugs from Alaska. Karen

yaya said...

This is so fun! I can't wait to visit all the shops...and I have some scarves to show is really special because of the story behind it..I'll be posting about it soon. Donna has more surgery tomorrow...

knitalatte said...

Great choices. Thanks for putting this shopping extravaganza together for us.
Off to shop!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, I will be here all night perusing all of these wonderful sites!!! Thanks for the links.


Betty said...

Thankyou so much for including my Folksy shop in the Etsy line up! There are so many talented people here it will take a long time to visit them all but will be such an enjoyable way to spend time! Betty

DeeDee said...

oh my this is the place to be.. thanks so much for all the links.. I so wish I could add mine on to the list.. So much beauty in one place...

Let the shopping begin>>>>>> thanks Vicki

SuZeQ said...

Oh my ... YOU are such an enabler and for this we love you! No "mauls" for me this year ... I'll avoid the traffic jams and long lines and shop from home. Good stuff out there! Congratulations to all the shop owners.

Dorthe said...

My dearest Vicki,
how wonderful a gift to all whom have attented your: Shopping Extravaganza,
what a big and generous job, you have done for all, you are a jewel, in the blogger world, and I`m sure also in a lot of other worlds.
I hope to have time visiting all these fantastic shops, thankyou dear.
The giveaway is some gorgeous items ,too- I love the coal drawing of you and your grandkid Vicki.
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Veronica Roth said...

I can't wait for the party Vicki. My pink scarf of goodness is coming along but slowly because I'm not that good at knitting and I want it to be beautiful. My friend Donna at Mouring Dove Cottage has finished with her chemo and is now breast cancer free and I'm so happy for her. I'm in my England home for the holidays so will have a little peace and calm to finish the scarf. All my love to you.

Carola Bartz said...

This is my first visit to your blog, and I am so glad that I found it! I LOVE the pink scarf project - I am not a very talented knitter, but I love it nevertheless. I also think your blog party is an awesome and wonderful idea, I signed up for it.

Ronda Walker said...

Hi Vicki, I just found your blog and am excited to visit some of the shops you listed. Thanks for taking the time to make such an extensive and descriptive list.