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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy 2012

Welcome to another edition of Wednesday Window Shopping on Etsy.  This week, I thought I'd concentrate on one of the over arching themes mentioned in "From Etsy’s Merchandising Desk: January 2012"--Valentine’s Day: Think love, hearts, Cupid and his arrow, red, pink, and white. Primary areas of focus for this holiday will include gifts for her, gifts for him, gifts for kids, jewelry, lingerie, love notes and cards, personalization, fashion, sweets & recipes, parties & decor, gag gifts, anti-Valentine, engagements & weddings, flowers & vases, and DIY ideas.
This is a big category to tackle...I may have to make this a multi-parter! So let's begin!

It's always nice to start with a card...how about this wonderful VALENTINE DAY Pop Up Origamic Architecture Greeting Card by Bold Folds?

In the artist's own words: "Origamic Architecture (OA) involves the three-dimensional reproduction of architecture, geometric patterns, everyday objects, or other images, on various scales, using cutout and folded paper, usually thin paperboard."  Take a peek at the unique and wonderful creations in this Etsy shop!


Sweets for your sweet? Why don't you visit Binky's Fudge Shop? The fudge pictured here is Dark Chocolate but she carries many varieties: peanut butter, maple walnut, mint chocolate swirl, butter pecan, vanilla, rocky road...oh man, you're killing me Binky!!

"Homemade fudge made with an old traditional Mackinac Island recipe.
All natural ingredients are always used, like fresh cream, butter, pure flavor extracts and only the finest chocolate. Based on traditions of candy makers on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan, Binky's Fudge brings the same quality and delicious taste to the entire Nation!"


Does your valentine have a sweet tooth for cookies? Make sure and visit Butter Blossoms, where you will find scrumptious handmade cookie treasures that are just as sweet to look at as they are to eat! Take for instance these wonderful Pink Sparkle Heart Mini Vanilla Butter Cookies! 


"Each little bite sized cookie is freshly baked to order from our signature batter recipe that includes only the highest quality ingredients. You will receive 5 dozen heart~shaped cookies, that are about 1 1/2" each. We use a vintage cookie press to create each one, and then hand decorate this listing in the following:♥ 2 dozen hearts with pale pink sanding sugar♥ 1 dozen hearts with white pearlized jimmies with a sprinkling of pale pink sanding sugar
♥ 2 dozen hearts with white sanding sugar & a sprinkling of pink edible glitter" Take a peek at all the wonderful cookies they have for Valentine's Day...and all year round!

And how about some sugar for the skin with this wonderful all over body scrub XOXO by Raw Olive?
"This is our sweetest body scrub in so many ways. Richly kissed with a delicious cherry vanilla scent, this embracing scrub says "I love you" in a unique way. Our totally yummy body scrubs are gentle and moisturizing. We use pure ingredients such as organic, raw sugar, cold-pressed olive oil, raw honey and pure essential oils to revitalize your skin and senses.
 Exfoliation is the key to keeping your skin refreshed and renewed. Organic, raw sugar removes dead skin cells and helps improve blood circulation, while promoting cell renewal. This is a very effective organic body scrub that provides thorough exfoliation and leaves your clean, renewed, unbelievably soft and wonderfully scented. "

After that invigorating treatment, no ordinary towel will do.  How about giving her the gift of a Classic Peshtemal Turkish Bath Towel by Bath Style?
"A peshtemal is a Turkish traditional towel used in the Turkish baths. It is also used to specify which region people are from and is a part of a deep cultural tradition. In some places, it's called pestamal or pestemal. There are many kinds of peshtamals, with different styles and colors in each local areas in Turkey. The peshtemal absorbs water as fast as a towel, dries very quickly, takes up less space and easy to carry and is therefore used as an alternative to the towel in bathrooms, pools, spas, beaches, sport facilities and for baby care.   The peshtemal fabric is made of cotton produced in hand-woven looms in Turkey."
 For a dinner and night on the town or an intimate and romantic evening at home, give her this beautiful Party Dress by The River of Romansk!
"This is a one-piece dress, whimsical and delightful.  Simply a dream come true.  The epitome of all things romantic and beautiful!" 
And for the perfect adornment, I suggest this Pink Opal Czech Glass Vintage Style Necklace by Jewelry by Nala
"A beautiful faceted 9x14mm Czech glass rondelle in stunning Pink Opal, wrapped in swirled antiqued brass bead caps, is the focal point of this handmade vintage style necklace. Delicate antiqued brass chains cut into various lengths dangle from the bottom of the bead, and a 19mm antiqued bronze flower spacer holds the bead to the dual antiqued brass chains. Floral spacers are added to the chain for extra added interest. Necklace is approximately 19.5 inches (49.5cm) and closes in back with a beautiful floral toggle clasp."

Well, we made a valiant start!  I think I will continue this Valentine theme next week...we have to touch on some gifts for men...not that their Valentine in that dress isn't a gift in itself!  And there's some great ideas out there for the little ones too!  Hope you enjoyed the feature! Stay tuned!!

7 comments:

jewelry by NaLa said...

Oooooo, what fun window shopping, thanks, Deb! ;)

elizabeth said...

wow, so honored to be included in this list! that fudge is calling me.

deb said...

My pleasure to include your beautiful work, ladies...and ya that peanut butter fudge gets me every time!

Hazel Wollbrinck said...

How wonderful Deb great blog !! Congrats to the ladies in the list.

deb said...

Thanks Hazel! And Welcome to my blog!!

Batsheva Gillat said...

I am so honored and flattered to be chose by you and being featured in your Blog.
Much appreciation.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog.

Love,
Batsheva

deb said...

My Batsheva! Your work is amazing and I am honored to showcase it!!

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