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The Winning Etsy Style Guide Is...

Sunlight
$40.00
Personalized Valentine Jewel...
$38.50
Soft Suede Leather Ballet Fl...
$68.00
Valentine's Day Gift for...
$16.00
Pink Sand Tillandsia Terrari...
$25.00
30% OFF Love Valentine's...
$5.60
Three Crocheted Braclets -- ...
$57.00
nesting heart bowls white - ...
$20.00
owl and pussycat double port...
$70.00
Hand Painted Key Teacup and ...
$9.00
Fine Art Photography - natur...
$30.00
garden sweater - vintage 197...
$32.00
Natural Luscious RED Hair Co...
$9.95
Fabric letter D or letter L
$14.50
Sea Foam Peony Necklace
$32.00
she missed nothing...8/100.....
$20.00                           



We're pleased to announce Catherine of catherinereece as our Elite16 Style Guide winner!!  The perfect collection to celebrate this day of all things romantic + sweet - Happy Valentine's Day!  Catherine has captured a moment, a feeling, a pause in her collection that flows so well with her title Leap into my heart.  Can't you feel the mystery of love hiding behind her selections?  We love the overall mood that Catherine created here with her feminine picks - Congratulations!!   

Here at Elite 16, we feel that beautifully curated Etsy 'treasury' collections actually make shopping on Etsy a whole lot easier.  Sometimes, searching for items on Etsy can feel like sitting on a bed of nails - Ouch!  But we don't want you to be turned away from shopping on Etsy, so we as shop owners have come together to share our favorites with YOU.  We scout about + find fresh products to share in a classy 16 tile layout (a treasury) - making navigating the creative waters of Etsy easy.  Oh, and did we mention fun?  

This is our version of fun.  We hold a challenge once a month.  We pick a theme (for this challenge is was Take a Leap) + members curate collections around that theme.  We pick a winner (see who won last month) + that winner gets featured in the top row during the next challenge.  It's a game - that's fun!  The result?  Some really gorgeous collections that can almost transport you to another place.  That's how good our group of curator's are.  We're serious.  Have a look at our 'honorable mentions'!     

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Marriage would certainly qualify as a Take a Leap sort of event!  With spring just around the corner (fingers crossed), we're entering the season of weddings!  If you were getting married this year, wouldn't you want to fill your special day with as much lovely goodness as you could?   Michele of OneDecember has given us a great selection of choices for that very precious day!  We love the soft palette of ivory cream that pulls this shopping guide together - a gorgeous guide Michele! 


Vintage 1930s Wedding Dress ...
$925.00

Birds cake topper OOAK custo...
$88.00

Unscented Soap // Handmade S...
$5.50

Vintage Bridal Veil with Ost...
$175.00

Ivory Wedding Shrug, Knit B...
$69.00

Art print giclee Sisters - ...
$25.00

Napkin Rings Organic Bamboo ...
$11.00

White rose hair clip and bro...
$25.00

Large Rose Headband, headban...
$50.00

cream LOVE HEARTS ceramic ti...
$76.00

1950s Wedding Dress - Vintag...
$250.00

nesting heart bowls in rusti...
$30.00

i love you art photography p...
$11.00

Butterfly Bracelet with Ivor...
$19.00

Old European-Cut 2.06 Diamon...
$22000.00

Here Comes The Bride - Rusti...
$37.50



What sort of themes come to mind for you when you think of the phrase Take a Leap?  Maybe the ocean, swimming, blue??  This is exactly how Francesca of FrancescaLancisi interpreted the theme with a super beach day collection!  In the dead of winter, who doesn't like a little splash + sparkle of color?  Especially blue - there's something so soothing about this color as it immediately evokes warm weather + lazy days on the beach!  Accented with warm sand + cool white seashell tones for immediate relief of summer daydreams.   Feeling ready to suit up for a day at the beach?  Thank you for this uplifting collection Francesca!  



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

Lavender Hand Repair Balm //...
$5.00

Ocean Photography - water pr...
$30.00

25% off sale "Sea Urchi...
$22.00

Velvet Purple Sandy Textured...
$18.00

soft white sea shell photo p...
$18.00

Amelia High Waisted Chevron ...
$68.00

School of Fish, ceramic tile...
$76.00

Colloidal Oatmeal Soap, Cold...
$5.75

anchovies in turquoise and u...
$65.00

Cobalt Blue Ocean Beach Sea ...
$58.00

Decorative pillow set of 2: ...
$88.00

Blue fish earrings. Fun vint...
$18.00

vintage swimsuit ... ocean b...
$10.00

Resin Sea Urchin Ring Ocean ...
$28.00

Lighthouse, 5x5 inch, fine a...
$10.00

Ok - you can challenge us.  We're confident in our member's abilities to produce - what other interpretations did they come up with?  Here's a really playful collection by Brooke of peifferStudios - a former winner herself!   This collection is full of energy + pizzazz - the perfect combination for coffee + cookie lovers!  Steeped in a little red for some added dazzle with gorgeous chocolate tones to top off this tasty shopping guide!  With great rhythm + flow, this was a definite favorite.  Excellent job with the title as well Brooke - now we feel hungry for that sweet treat with a big cup of coffee!


Vintage Cut Out Boots - Lips...
$70.00

Earl Grey Sandwich Cookies w...
$9.50

Vintage 1960s Mini Skirt // ...
$42.00

Coffee Soap // All Natural S...
$5.50

I Love You More Than Coffee ...
$15.00

hand knit fingerless gloves ...
$34.00

Antique Coffee Grinder From ...
$65.00

Organic Roasted Coffee - 1lb...
$13.95

Kitchen Art Food: Red Apple ...
$15.00

Astro Rocket, large brown
$51.00

Chocolate Brown Stretch Penc...
$67.00

Valentine Red Cup Cozy, Knit...
$17.50

For the Love of Java - Valen...
$1.00

Big Red HEART Valentine RING...
$19.00

Brown Snake Leather Handmade...
$110.00

Hand Stitched Leather Tote, ...
$400.00

And an Elite 16 Style Guide Challenge would just NOT be complete without mentioning our resident treasury talent Jenn of Palimpsestic!  What's Jenn been up to during this challenge?  Quite a bit.  She gave up a hardy selection to choose from, but we fell in love with this one!  Always clever, always well curated + most of all entertaining!  Jenn has really captured a mood of exploration + discovery with her selections, leaving one wondering about all the possibilites for that extra day this leap year.  Our theme was Take a Leap, right?  Where do you feel inspired to 'take a leap' to this year?  Gorgeous job Jenn - thank you again for your stand-out collections!  We enjoyed them all.  


Bibliotheque Wooden Sign Mad...
$35.00

30% OFF Old West Town - Fine...
$22.40

Choose Any 4 Samples of Soap...
$5.00

Vintage Replogle World Globe
$36.00

Small Tillandsia Xerographic...
$20.00

Photography Print -Emma In W...
$16.00

Minimalist Linen Textured St...
$20.00

RESERVED // antique ticking ...
$21.60

Home Sweet Home Letterpress ...
$24.00

Map of Italy Large Wood Box
$11.00

Vintage Skeleton Key French ...
$14.00

Red Funky Tie with Blue Pom ...
$42.00

Timeless Paris Antique Style...
$27.50

Small Travel Notebook - 18. ...
$4.00

I'll travel with you
$18.00

Grand Canal, Afternoon Light...
$18.00



We'll see you here next month for another Elite 16 Style Guide Challenge!!  Thanx so much for visiting!


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