Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Inspired: Design

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Etsy Style

I can't say enough about all the wonderful shops on etsy. If you have not checked out etsy yet, you really are missing something special.  Etsy is an online marketplace for handmade and vintage, as well as supplies to make things.  The talent and taste oozes from this site.  As owner of Bates Mercantile Co. on etsy, I can honestly say, I never cease being amazed at the things I can find.

Everyone can find something they like on etsy, and support independent shop owners at the same time.  I think that's pretty cool. A gazillion little shop owners with a multitude of products, all in one place. Even cooler.

Without further ado, check out these fabulous things from my fellow etsy shop owners.

See what I mean? There is literally something for everyone.

*chandelier photograph via elle mosse photography (visit blog)
*'do not fret' sign via lafamilleathome (visit blog)

*the prettiest persian rug via oldnewhouse

*antique reproduction aged mirror by leftbankselection

*colorful pill/snuff box via patchhappypauper
*vintage Amsterdam postcards via rhettdidntgiveadamn (visit blog)

*vintage cut glass lights via antique2chic

*damask coasters via burlapandblue (visit blog)
*mini dress with style via daniellecicero

Of course, this little collection barely scratches the surface. Did you notice I made some of my own washi tape strips?  Will work on that and offer them as a freebies when the set is done.

On a side note, Lisa Sieczka (ellemoss's shop owner and photographer extraordinaire) will be part of the Oscars this year. The much coveted Oscar gift bags will feature her photo-pendants. Congrats to Lisa.

Sunrise Meadows

It was warm here yesterday. It's January and the temp hit 54 degrees F. It was a little weird, but very welcome.  This morning was much cooler, but the sunrise made up for it as it painted pink stripes across the sky.

On top of the pretty sunrise, a beautiful red tailed hawk glided to the barn as I stood in the field (yes, in my pajamas).

I tried to get closer............

.......but the hawk only perched for a moment before taking off to the other side of the barn.

Very cool, none the less.

Is it Wednesday already? How'd that happen. Lots on the plate the rest of the day, guessed it, more organizing. It's the never-ending-project. What are you up to today?

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Replies
    1. so easy to get lost on etsy. there is just SO much to discover.

  2. THANK YOU so much for featuring my sign. I love all your picks. Thanks so much!

  3. Awh.., This was sweet and awe-inspiring!

    Thank You very much. As a seller and shop owner on Etsy I couldn't agree with you more on all the wonderful talent & goods to browse and purchase from!

    1. it's true. there really is something for everyone. thanks for stopping by a2c.

  4. I do love etsy and have bought things off there from time to time. You have some great things in your shop!
    The photos you took are awesome! Warm temps here too. Kind of strange for January but I won't complain!

  5. I, too, love Etsy... so many creative and inspiring finds.
    xoxo, B

  6. I LOVE that mirror! Actually, I love it all. Etsy rocks:)

  7. Lovely photos! The sky is so pretty. :)

  8. just like in my town! This winter reminds autumn or spring.
    I preparing for a NEW job. I start on Monday ;-)Wish me luck :-))

  9. Replies
    1. Me too!!! But you have some GORGEOUS rugs yourself! really wonderful.


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