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Our Elite 16 Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner is...


Horse photo - Wild is the Wi...
$30.00

Original Watercolour And Abs...
$31.00

T16 Little Bubbles Organic R...
$29.00

Origami Lotus Flower Decorat...
$8.00

Simple Porcelain Bowl Set in...
$52.00

Aquamarine Earrings Gemstone...
$36.00

ON SALE - Landscape Photogra...
$20.80

Birds at Dusk, Fine Art Phot...
$17.00

Organic Casper White Pumpkin...
$3.50

White Feather Dove stamped w...
$4.00

white cummerbund waist weddi...
$285.00

bass cleff sterling silver e...
$23.00

Vintage Inarco White Cherub ...
$12.00

Snow White Paws
$68.00

White Stoneware Creamer with...
$9.75

Magical bird - verdigris pat...
$25.00

Our winning collection by Brooke of peifferStudios titled Autumn's First Breath did indeed take our breath away!  Not only is her style guide filled with a beautiful assortment of items from Etsy, but it is arranged in such a way that you can just imagine yourself to be in this environment.   We also fell in love with her use of color with the silky palette in whites, cream, and grays.  A truly stunning Style Guide collection Brooke - a BIG congratulations!

As the winner for our Elite 16 Style Guide challenge, an item from Brooke's Etsy shop peifferStudios will be featured in the top row of our next challenge.  Our challenges will run from noon EST on a Thursday to noon EST on a Friday come October, but you'll still find us here every 2nd and 4th week.  

Honorable Mentions:

When we first came up with the idea for a Style Guide challenge, we saw it as a way for our experienced Etsy sellers - who know the Etsy market inside and out - to share their favorites.  Etsy is filled with not only talent, but amazing handmade and vintage items, so we saw the opportunity to present people with a curated look of what's new and fresh on Etsy.  Our initial thought was, "Boy, we'll be really happy if we get 30 submissions!" 

Fast forward. 

Last Friday we held our 4th challenge and broke yet another record with an outstanding 106 submissions!!  And we're not talking solely about the 1-0-6 factor.  We're talking about the fact that we had 106 amazingly beautiful Etsy Style Guide treasury collections submitted.  This was the hardest challenge to judge - but what a joy to see how each and every member curated a collection around the theme Autumnal Equinox.

We are honored to have had so many strong submissions and wanted to highlight every single one on the blog!  But then we came to our senses and decided we'd better narrow it down.   Below we'd like to highlight 4 collections - each with a little twist that made them special.  


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Out of 106 collections, Pat from giardino was the only one who took the angle of summer with her Etsy treasury Summer's End.  The autumnal equinox is surely the coming of fall, but how clever - it's also the end of summer!  The bright use of color evokes the feeling that summer is having one last peek over the tree line and saying goodbye.  Fresh and lovely - Really beautiful Pat! 



Origami Lotus Flower Decorat...
$8.00

ON SALE - Outdoors Playgroun...
$10.40

Rustic Beach cottage A set o...
$47.00

Winging It- sterling silver ...
$65.00

Gold Earrings, Yellow Lemon ...
$47.00

Tillandsia Paleacea
$4.00

Birds on Wire - fine art pho...
$30.00

SODA: retro modern mail let...
$55.00

Decorative Sticky Vinyl Tape...
$8.50

5 large ceramic nesting flow...
$125.00

Dutch Canal House - Holland ...
$35.00

Coconut LemonGrass Lollipop
$10.00

Lavender Dream Essential Oil...
$5.00

Shabby Chic Modern Farm Pain...
$350.00

Linen Towel - Soft Tartan ...
$20.00

Walnut Besides Tables // Mid...
$920.00


Curating an Etsy treasury to have a specific look and feel is not as easy as our Elite 16 members make it look.  It takes thought and time to find the perfect items that will not only work with your theme, but with one another.   How adorable is this collection by Nic of KnitFrekkles titled Do Not Adjust Your Sets?  In her curator's note she remarks "During the spring and autumn equinox each year, the sun lines up directly behind satellites in space and interferes with their signals back to Earth."  Geometric shapes in a modern display - love it!  Well, like they say over in the UK - Brilliant Nic!



Origami Lotus Flower Decorat...
$10.00

White Constellation 4x4 abst...
$35.00

hanging modern mobile : star...
$42.00

space craft sterling silver ...
$165.00

Buckyball Carbon Sphere - Ch...
$28.00

9 Space Bodies Big Orrery Mi...
$80.00

Vintage Joan Leslie by Kaspe...
$350.00

Modern folded embroidery car...
$8.50

women's earrings, sterli...
$48.00

Off Shoulder Heather Eco Fle...
$42.00

Original Drawing 131
$25.00

Conection Ring- sterling sil...
$37.00

vintage Walz pocket flash gu...
$10.00

Moss Amethyst Necklace Oxidi...
$52.00

Silver Star Button Studs
$23.00

Summer - Upcycled brooch
$9.00



Being creative is what our Elite 16 members do best - not only with their Etsy shop items, but also when it comes to curating a treasury.  Our challenge theme Autumnal Equinox could be interpreted in so many different ways, but don't you just love how Laura of KitzieG curated her collection Sunrise at Stonehenge?  Using a piece of history as her inspiration, she wove together warm Earth tones in pinks, browns and greens for a truly unique display.  The rich textures just draw you in - Stunning Laura!


Square Inch Art - Gamer Seri...
$6.00

Pink Cherry Blossom Branches...
$30.00

Stonehenge Sunrise
$35.00

Origami Lotus Flower Decorat...
$10.00

Felted scarf salmon pink wi...
$60.00

Wool Stonehenge - a woolheng...
$125.00

Peach Pearl Necklace Freshwa...
$34.00

Stonehenge Ring - Solar Quar...
$148.00

Petals Ceramic Bowl
$125.00

Bird Necklace Wearable Art &...
$25.00

Fine Art Photography - pink ...
$30.00

Levi - Follow Your Home - wo...
$2000.00

Thick Huge Heavy Calcite Ste...
$68.00

Eco Friendly Kimono Robe Whi...
$60.00

Rustic Earthy Set of Five Ce...
$15.00

Tiny rustic ceramic forest h...
$17.00



And finally, we'd like to give a big thank you to Natalya of natalya1905 who submitted 16 Style Guides to the challenge!  Each one was creative and well balanced, but we both fell in love with her collection Polar Day.  Not only did we enjoy the variety of Etsy items she included from stationary, photography, jewelry to home decor - but her use of light and color was so uplifting!  A muted palette with hints of color to blend and unite the treasury - Amazing Natalya!


Origami Lotus Flower Decorat...
$8.00
Greeting Card from Original ...
$4.30
Animal totem- Figment no. 47...
$25.00
T14 Sheath Organic Ring
$52.00
Child's Vintage Rocking ...
$39.00
Practical Nagy Bag in Khaki ...
$39.00
Blank folded modern card - &...
$9.00
Botanical Fridge Magnets in ...
$12.50
Four Porcelain Flared Bowls ...
$82.00
Lambs Ear (Seashell), 5x5 Fi...
$17.00
SALE Large vintage embroider...
$30.00
women's earrings, sterli...
$48.00
wall numbers in white
$14.00
White Pelican Small Collage ...
$10.00
White Beach Stone - Custom e...
$14.00
White Pout Dress - Vee-neck,...
$115.00                           



Now you know why we were just so excited by the turnout and the quality of the submissions to our 4th Elite 16 Etsy Style Guide Challenge!  We are grateful to each and every member who submitted - you're all so talented.  We are looking forward to seeing this challenge grow in the months to come!  Thank you for stopping by and we hope to see you at the next challenge!
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