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Our First 2012 Elite16 Etsy Style Guide Winner IS...


The Braided Headband- In Cor...
$15.00

Pure soy candle with essenti...
$44.00

Handmade Caramel Marshmallo...
$6.50

Vintage Enamel Tea Pot - Mid...
$32.00

Perfume Enhancing Base - min...
$9.00

Bridal slippers made of cash...
$110.00

Grapefruit Exfoliating Glyce...
$5.50

SUNSHINE: geometric vase ho...
$45.00

Wearable Bath Towel Cream Co...
$60.00

Banana - Vegan Mineral Eyesh...
$6.00

6 Month Soap of the Month Cl...
$27.00

dreamy eye pillow made from ...
$22.00

SPECIAL SALE - Afternoon Tea...
$5.00

Textured Infinity Scarf Hand...
$63.00

ready to ship, neutral natur...
$28.00

Chocolate Lemon Citrus Truff...
$12.95

We fell in love with this soothing collection Treat Yourself to a Fresh Start by Nic of KnitFrekkles!  With the New Year comes many things - most notably a feeling we all share to begin anew, reinvent ourselves, clean our plate + start...well, FRESH!  And it was this idea of new beginnings for the new year that inspired our theme 'Fresh' for our challenge last Friday.  The color palette and use of light in Nic's collection alone evokes from within a feeling of relaxation.  Coupled with a thoughtful selection of Etsy items focused on rejuvination - we felt ready to book a day off at the spa!  Congratulations Nic - let's all take a day off to treat ourselves to a Fresh Start!!


Speaking of fresh, did you see all the collections featuring fresh finds on Etsy?  In addition to being shop owners on Etsy, we're also a group of sellers with an inside edge on what's new.  We use the Etsy treasury system to put together our favorite finds + present them to you here in a mini gallery format.  We spend a lot - and we mean A LOT - of time on Etsy, so we know where to go to find all those cool finds.   You could spend hours using key words + searching mindlessly on Etsy, or you can let us help you make shopping easy.  That's right - there is such a thing as easy!  Just look at Nic's selections above - we've done the work for you + present them in style!


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So what is all this talk about Etsy treasuries + style guide challenges?  Well - it's our way of making this fun + engaging.  Each treasury curator is working with the same set of guidelines + the prize for winning the challenge is getting an item from your shop featured in the top row during the next challenge. Neato!  We had 56 entries and we'd love to highlight each one for you - talk about a grand tour of Etsy!!  But we don't want to overwhelm you, so we've selected 3 of our favorites to highlight!


First, let's start with a really fun + lively collection by Jen of zwzzy titled Freshen Up with Some Salty Air!  You can almost feel the salty sea breeze against your skin, can't you?  See how you can really set the mood through an Etsy treasury?  For those of us where winter means freezing temps + snow, this collection was like a breath of fresh air!  We love the modern styling + use of beach tones - thank you Jen for bringing some of that sunny CA feeling to winter!  (Jen is based in San Jose, CA and is probably at the beach right now!!)


Lace Infinity Circle Scarf i...
$18.00

Turquoise ring Turquoise and...
$22.00

Hand embroidery hoop art orn...
$12.00

Fine Art Starfish Photograph...
$30.00

amigurumi jellyfish batik in...
$20.00

Ocean Jasper Carved Skull w/...
$175.00

Vintage 1960s Swimsuit // Su...
$56.00

Beach Bum 3 - Seagull in fli...
$30.00

Ocean Photography - blue wat...
$33.00

Wandering to the Ocean- Blan...
$3.50

Felt Hair Pin Set Mountains ...
$18.00

OCEAN Fresh Soap: Blue and ...
$6.33

Seagull - Bird, Beach, Ocean...
$25.00

Summer - ORIGINAL oval Colla...
$50.00

Making Waves - beautiful roc...
$30.00

Cobalt Blue Boro Glass Earri...
$39.00

The theme FRESH could be interpreted in so many different ways - that's one of the fun things about this challenge!  Each collection is filtered differently through the various treasury curators.   Jill of BeSomethingNew brought a bit of romance to her collection Fresh Love.  With Valentine's Day the next big holiday around the corner, Jill helps us get a jumpstart with her love inspired Etsy shopping guide.  The colors + arrangement of items really evokes that special feeling of 'fresh love' where everything is possible!  Thank you for a beautiful + love filled collection Jill!  Chocolate hearts anyone?  Yum!  


Love kiss - Valentine Decora...
$20.00

The Braided Headband- In Cor...
$15.00

Whimsical Shabby Chic Photog...
$15.00

NEW - Vintage Postcard iphon...
$15.99

SALE, Ceramic Heart clip on ...
$16.50

Heart Shaped Rattle with Dra...
$38.00

T15 Organic Bezel Ring Brass...
$58.00

Digital download Paris Eiffe...
$1.00

typography vintage sign lett...
$215.00

Anatomical Heart in a Jar, H...
$95.00

Large Boho Bag Fairy Purse C...
$119.00

sterling silver necklace rib...
$72.00

The Secret Place Beneath the...
$20.00

Vintage Lace Mason Jar
$12.00

Chocolate Heart Box
$17.00

Meadow Sweet Dress, Brown Mu...
$200.00

Our final selection comes from Jess of sweetpinesoaps + it will make you want to get up, open the door, + step outside for a deep breath of fresh air!  Don't you feel totally inspired to add remember to get some fresh air every day to your list of New Year's resolutions??  (that's the title of Jess' collection - appropriate right?)  We love Jess' nature inspired palette with a dash of minty green - so natural + most certainly fresh!   Thank you Jess for this very important reminder! 


Do you see now how our shopping guides really DO make shopping on Etsy easy?  And easy alone is really great, but add some good ol' fashion F.U.N. to the mix + we think we have a pretty good recipe of successful shopping on Etsy.  Each of the images here are active links - meaning...see something you like?  Click on it and you'll be taken directly to that item on Etsy.  Easy, engaging, and fun!  Thank you so much for stopping by - we hope you find something you absolutely ~love~!  


Vintage 1950s Dress - Olive ...
$120.00

Olive Green Woven Lattice Pi...
$40.00

rustic bridal wreath crown o...
$40.00

Sweet mint OOAK repurposed v...
$24.00

Wintergreen Wash Cloths
$12.00

Forest Woodland Art Blocks 5...
$28.00

Nature Photography - The Bir...
$30.00

Small Bowl with Bird - OOAK
$32.00

sage green photograph - fine...
$29.00

Double Cable Cowl - Dark Mos...
$35.00

Mint Shea Butter Lip Balm . ...
$3.50

White and Brown Crackle Hedg...
$20.00

Mossy Floral Mushrooms Pincu...
$24.00

NEW DESIGN - mod pinecone - ...
$6.89

Reserved for Marian - natura...
$12.00

Print From My Original Illus...
$13.00
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