Monday, January 28, 2013

Things I Found & Overheard At The Party

Wired Ribbon  2 1/2" Burlap Fuchsia  TEN YARDS 10 Pink Jute - Offray Ribbon Fuchsia
Did Everyone Find A Seat?
It's a good thing the Gotta Have It/Gotta Blog It link party is a virtual party. There is no doubt our little cottage would be bustin' at the seams with all of you Winter party-goers.
For those of you who may not know it, I like parties. So, to get my party fix, I host a party here on Mercantile Muse every two weeks. It's a place for online shops (etsy or otherwise) and bloggers to show us their compete with the big introduce themselves to new people. And have they got stuff to show.
I never cease to be amazed at where the links the party-goers have left behind lead me.  Following the links at the party, is like opening one little gift after the other.
This week's party (which you are still welcome to join or browse through and do a little window shopping) is full of great guests. It led me to some wonderful places and things.
The proof is in the pudding.
Here's some things I found at this week's link party.
sources:  gift wrap ideas via confetti style & vintage book via sweet posy dreams
How sweet are these packages that Shelly wrapped?  Perfect for Valentine's Day.
Heads up.  I'm just putting this out there...........if someone doesn't get over to sweet posy dreams quick.......that book is going to be mine. I love, love, love that cover.  Fair warning.

More goodness for you.


sources: fabric flower via violets buds; love art print via placefulness; resin heart necklaces via sigal f jewelry;  hot pink burlap ribbon via cottage crafts online
Oh my. It's a festival of pinks today. 
Violet's Buds' pretty fabric flower is Versatile with a capital V. It can be worn in your hair, clipped to a headband or even clipped to a lapel.
Isn't placefulness' art print just perfectly lovely? OK. I couldn't resist,but it really is lovely.
My etsy friend Sigal has added resin designs to her beautiful jewelry.  The hearts are very sweet.
I don't know about you, but I can't say I've ever imagine burlap in bright pink. Oh my. Thank you Cottage Crafts Online for making me swoon. You see, I've got a thing for burlap.
A quick shout out to Katrina at Pugly Pixel for all the wonderful freebies she offers on her site, which include the fun hang tags I used in the photo collages. She's got the best stuff and is so kind to share it.  If you've never been to Pugly Pixel, I suggest you take a swing by. I could get lost on her site for ages between the tutorials, the eye candy and the blog bling.
Monday, Monday
Here we are, in the middle of another Monday, which of course means the weekend is over. Always sad words in my book, because I do love the weekend. I think it has to do with the slowed down pace (well, most of the time) and the lack of schedule (again, most of the time).
We enjoyed the company of the neighborhoodlums Friday night. I got up at a ridiculous hour on Saturday and was out the door in my PJs in the freezing cold taking pictures of the Wolf Moon setting over the field. Think I needed a tripod for this one simply because I coudn't keep my hands still thanks to the cold.
We visited with my parents on Saturday. Did some food shopping. Made to-die-for paella (recipe tomorrow). Got a little hockey watching and X Games in, as well as laundry and other house stuff. 
How about you? How was your weekend? Was it full to the brim or quiet and calm?
Hey, it being Monday and all means it's Meet Up Monday on our facebook page. Just another way to connect with new people. Feel free to pop on by.
Make it a great day in your corner of the world, and I'll do the same.
Ciao for now,
PS- Just to make sure I'm not assuming things........did you know you can quickly pin any of the posts on Mercantile Muse? There is a pin button below each post that makes it super easy. 


  1. Thank you for being so generous and sharing all our various businesses! I appreciate the feature and picked up a number of new shops to like and visit at the party!

  2. Wow, pink burlap? Who'd a thunk it? Too cute.

    Thanks for featuring my book. We inherited oodles and scads of old books, and let me tell you, it's hard to let any of them go, but we just don't have room for all of them.

    Love that moon photo. Why is it called a Wolf Moon? I'll have to look that up. Harvest moon, blue moon, these I've heard of, but not Wolf.

    1. Oh lynette....that book is going to be mine. I adore that cover.

      I'd find it hard to let books go too.

      here's a link to farmer's almanac about the Moon!

  3. That is a beautiful photo of the moon. Thanks so much for featuring Violet's Buds! Have a great week!

    1. Hi Melanie....Wish it had come out better. It was REALLY something. The pic doesn't really capture just how big it was. So great to connect.

  4. Oh yay! Thanks for including my print! <3 I love the tiny little heart necklaces-- so darling. You always have a knack at creating the most aesthetic posts Pam!! Thanks. :)

    1. Aren't they sweet? Sigal is a very talented metalsmith! thanks for the kind words Dana. It means a lot.

  5. what great the photo of that pink burlap. and in my house, quiet is a relative term, lol

    1. honestly.........i LOVE the pink burlap! and btw, i bought the book from lynette. i loved the cover too much not to. ;) i totally understand the relativity of the term 'quiet'.

  6. Confetti style and mercantile muse? Two of my favorite bloggers in one place! Love it!


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