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Our April Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner IS...

Emerald Isle Throw Cush...
$59
Long Gold Feather Neckl...
$24
Tribal Wall Hanging Blu...
$44
Vintage Piano Stool Cas...
$145
Nature Photography, Abs...
$25
Embroidered Folk Art Sk...
$65
Native inspired artisan...
$35
Square Bowl - Urban Fus...
$84
EarthenLace by EarthenP...
$79
Natural Woven Basket Pu...
$169
Hand Painted Mason Jar ...
$28
Slave Bracelet Boho Han...
$11.35
Large Bohemian Flower M...
$52
flower painting bohemia...
$18
Faithful Night Listenin...
$325
Bohemian Women Headband
$15                           


We kicked off our monthly Etsy Style Guide Challenge this month with a fun twist to our theme where we combined both Earth Day and Mother's Day!  Since the Earth is often referred to as Mother Earth, we took the opportunity to pair them together to see what sort of creative collections our curators would come up with.  It's always a treat and never an easy task to choose just one winner, but this winning collection by Brooke of Etsy shop Peiffer Studios was a home run hit!  Before I reveal her title, take a moment to appreciate Brooke's feminine collection.  She uses not just color to create a soothing and airy guide, but she's telling a specific story which illustrates the challenge theme most beautifully.  All becomes clear when you read her title, Mother Earth is a True Bohemian.  So lovely and absolutely stunning Brooke - Congratulations!

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We had 100 Style Guide submissions this month and we were blown away with all the amazing titles and styles.  Each month after the challenge is over, Amber and I share our list of favorites with each other before we pick a winner and honorable mentions.  We normally have many which overlap, but this month - we only had one!  And that was Brooke's winning Style Guide!  It's always fun to see which ones we each choose and I'll be sharing below four honorable mentions from both of our selections.   

Although our selections didn't overlap, we both loved the creative styling and modern sensibilities of one of our new curators - Charlotte of Etsy shop The Vintage Vogue Story.  This stunning collection below uses a very limited color palette to gently guide the eye through and creates a soothing mood, like a quiet misty morning.  One can just admire the gorgeous earth centered styling, but then you read the title and it all pulls together.  What a wonderful collection, Charlotte - now I'm singing that John Mayer song!

'girls become lovers who turn into mothers' by charlottebravo


Little prankster- legg...
$30

White Succulent Sculptu...
$25

Taupe Brown Women's...
$84

small charm necklace wi...
$28

The Double Dipped Hat
$55

Geometric square with b...
$24

Vintage 1960s Dress - B...
$85

Landscape Photography, ...
$35

Vintage French Wooden S...
$59

Vintage Mirror Home Dec...
$38

Pillow Cover - Pollywog...
$38

100, 4 3/4 x 6 1/2"...
$24

Flora Study N3 - 8x10. ...
$30

brown teddy bear- vinta...
$22.95

Druzy Crystal Earrings ...
$39

Organic Cotton Weekend ...
$85


Next we're taking a little stroll through a garden that has been lovingly tended and nurtured by mom in this collection by Cinne of By Cinne Worthington.  You can almost smell the sweetness of a big bouquet of flowers and I love floral motifs that punctuate this collection.  Who doesn't like a little petal pizazz to feel the anticipation of summer and the blossoming of all things lovely?  Gardening on Earth Day is ideal and Cinne's shopping guide is filled with items which mom will be sure to enjoy - Earth Day and every day!   Really lovely eye, Cinne!


'A visit to mother's garden...' by cinnew


Still Life- A Wild Bunc...
$38

RED Rose Gold Leather C...
$74

From the Garden . gicle...
$15

Large Boho Bag Fairy Pu...
$78

Curley Parsley on Linen...
$36

Bird Art Botanical Prin...
$20

Vintage Instant Collect...
$65

Forget Me Not Print
$12

Bouquet II - Cross stit...
$6.5

green bridesmaid clutch...
$234

Spring Flower Photograp...
$20

Tote bag, Canvas bag
$69

Blooms on Brilliant Col...
$120

No. 9900
$30

Rusty Rustic Bonsai She...
$17

Landscape Art Print fro...
$25


In her collection below titled Child of the Earth and Sea, Jill of Etsy shop Be Something New takes us back to nature.  Using sand tones as a base, Jill primes her style guide canvas and pulls in items which all share a beachy, earthy quality.  Her collection celebrates the organic spirit of Earth Day and highlights gift ideas for the all natural mom!  Mother's Day is right around the corner, so it's not too early to start planning ahead to find that perfect gift.  Feeling inspired and see many gifts that my mom would surely enjoy - great selections, Jill!



'child of the earth and sea' by BeSomethingNew


Page 47 Liquid and Soli...
$17.5

Nature photograph - fin...
$35

Sage Green Rustic Tunic...
$59

Black and Espresso Gold...
$9

Today is the Day Origin...
$15

Joy - An earthy porcela...
$29

Blue Green Dragonfly Vi...
$3

modern engagement ring ...
$595

Garden Melodies Limited...
$20

Faux Bois Porcelain Bas...
$65

You and Me watercolor p...
$90

Miniature Mushrooms Set...
$12

Pale Mint Blue Home Dec...
$28

Spring wedding decorati...
$12

LILY of THE VALLEY larg...
$12

Ceramic Mug, Black Bird...
$26


In this collection here, Alexandra of Etsy shop Terra Dei Farm  gives us a peek into her world of living and working on a farm.  This is a gal who understands what Earth Day is all about because she lives it each and every day!  Close to nature and the bounty that the Earth has to share, Alexandra has curated a style guide which illustrates exactly what her title spells out All Good Things.   What more is there to want?  A wonderful assembly of items set on a background which is filled with some warm sunshine!  Simply gorgeous, Alexandra!


'All Good Things' by TerraDeiFarm


Organic Bloomsdale Long...
$2.35

Vintage Collection Wood...
$39

Earth Tone Women's ...
$64

The Good Green Stuff / ...
$9

Citrus and Avocado line...
$60

Food Art Photo set, col...
$105

Wooden Walnut Bowl Wood...
$78

Vintage practical glass...
$15.99

Pair of Enamelled Conta...
$42

Rosemary Mint Hair Soap
$12.5

Paris Pastries, Still L...
$28

Mozzarella & Ricotta DI...
$25

Late night coffee - TI...
$10

Baguette Board with Oli...
$94

Gardener Photography Pr...
$25

25 Types Survival Start...
$11.95


Keeping in line with our tradition, we're finishing off our Style Guide Challenge with a collection by Jenn of Etsy shop Palimpsestic.  We always look for the beat from Jenn as she has a natural talent for telling some very entertaining stories through her style guides.  She's always coming up with something new and fresh as she adds her own unique spin to the challenge theme.  What's up this month?  Well, Jenn has captured a picture of mom back in the day when she was a flower-power kind of gal!  Are you smiling yet?  How clever, right?  This is why Jenn is our official resident stylist and we always love ending our challenge post with a peek into her world.  Thank you for always playing along, Jenn - you're the best!


'When Mom Was a Flower Child' by palimpsestic


White Boho Blouse Upcyc...
$59

Art Print Car Painting ...
$14

Glass Locket Necklace -...
$50

Vintage 1960s Lime Gree...
$62

Vintage 60's Natura...
$20

70s signed studio potte...
$68

Chaparral natural solid...
$60.9

flower photography mint...
$30

Citronella Oat Goat Mil...
$6

Long Gold Feather Neckl...
$24

daisy comb in green and...
$18

2 sheets DAISIES wrappi...
$5

Vintage Kaftan . Embroi...
$65

moleskine journal. bota...
$16.5

Summer of '69 Hippi...
$26

Faceted terracotta gems...
$140


We'll see you back here in another month as we jump into May (whoa, it's almost May???).  Thank you to all the very, very talented Style Guide curators for their amazing collections.  Don't miss the whole list of 100 shopping guides and know you can always count on us to help you connect with some of the best shops on Etsy! 






















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