"2013 trend", "Etsy Style Guide", "fashion", "home decor", "style guide challenge", "summer"

Our May Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner IS...


Cup Fungus Ring - Deep brown...
$34

Vintage Seafans Set of 4 Nav...
$145

Empty Nest Neutral Still Lif...
$20

Edible Oyster Shells -Chocol...
$32

Organic Tree Branch Ring Ste...
$178

Shabby Chic Embroidered Doil...
$28

5 whole fossil barnacles (no...
$11.25

Mini Lavender Bath Salt tube...
$3.5

Nature Photography 8x10, Bro...
$30

giant chestnut bowl, art bow...
$180

Littleneck Clam Porcelain Bo...
$74

White textured porcelain dou...
$225

Infinity felted Scarf Versat...
$69

silver wedding band set, cor...
$150

Multi Colour Rod Ceramic Nec...
$70

Cream Crochet Dress - Cinder...
$525


This month our theme was "Are you ready for Summer?" We wanted to see how creative our curators could be and they didn't disappoint.  Choosing a winner never gets easy, but this natural + textural collection by Grace of Etsy shop Trees 4 the Wood, won us both over.  With a neutral color palette the textures of the collection just draw you in with a beautifully earthy mix. Congratulations Grace on such a stunning collection!

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We had over 80 Style Guide submissions this month and we love to see how each person interpret's our theme. Even though we can only have one winner, we love to share with you some of our favorite collections from the challenge.

What is more summer-like than bees + flowers? It's just one of those combinations that makes you think of summer in the garden or strolling through a park. I think Karo of Karo Art  pulled it all together just perfectly. When I am working in the garden I love listening to the hum of the bees as the move from flower to flower. This collection really feels like a true slice of Summer.








Porcelain Tulip Ring with wi...
$42

Brown Rust Patina Brass Bee ...
$3.5

white house for Solitary bee...
$62

Decorative Pillow Cover hydr...
$36

peony flowers gray small pri...
$15

Vintage Beehive Boxes Photo ...
$30

Vintage flower bobbie pins, ...
$34

Bee photography, hive photo,...
$30

2 Brown Paper Machet Bird Ho...
$4

Brown Paper Shreds
$3.5

Bee and Bee Hive Cookie Cutt...
$4.75

Recycled Brown Paper Origam...
$7

Bee Hive Necklace ... Honey ...
$14

vintage brown corduroy sleev...
$14.98

Gold flower studs, stud earr...
$22

Bird Illustration, Ink on Br...
$15



This collection by Kelly of 88editions, night blooming jasmine, has a really special meaning to me. I don't know if you have ever smelled jasmine at night, but it's my absolute favorite smell in the world. The variety of jasmine I have blooms from early May until the end of June. When I first smelled it on a trip to Florida I knew that I had to place it in the new garden I was building. It starts to come alive around dusk and the smell is enchanting. This collection really makes me excited about Summer and reminds of the wonderful nights spent outside with friends and family.




women hair accessory, Dark g...
$28

Night Photo. Starry sky Phot...
$25

Porcelain Rose Ring with wid...
$42

Mason Jar Lighting Glass Lam...
$59

Monster Repellent and Monste...
$25

Exotic Jasmine Perfume Sampl...
$17.5

The Dark Fairy 2
$13

Bibliophile Garland - A Mids...
$25

Verbena Water, Cologne Exper...
$65

Navy Blue Fashion T Shirt - ...
$30

Fiber Art Clutch Purse Nuno ...
$65

Buttercups, Fine Art 8x 10 P...
$22.5

Nyx. Blackened Quartz Crysta...
$43

PURPLE PANSY - Vintage magic...
$85

SALE - Firefly - Neverland -...
$25

Stream at night. 24x16.

I am not yet lucky enough to have my own Summer cottage, but with Jill of Be Something New's sweet collection, I feel like I do. Don't you just want to pack up the car and drive until you get to a cottage that looks like this? Just add a hammock, some lemonade and some R and R. Are you ready?




LIMITED EDITION: Floral Libe...
$75

Nature Heart Photograph Phot...
$14.99

Funny Art Print Home is wher...
$10

Little sculptural mushroom b...
$35

FREE SHIPPING Gilded 24k Gol...
$3025

Air Plant Cube Planter // Wh...
$22

Talent Magnet Set - Owl Refr...
$12.5

Vintage Set of Four Pewter M...
$69

20 White floral flower hand...
$15.5

French vintage enamel coffee...
$40

Two Small Vintage Dainty Edg...
$7

Vintage Beehive Boxes Photo ...
$30

Six Pane Wood Window Frame R...
$46

Painted Cottage Chic Shabby ...
$1195

He and She (art print A4) V...
$18

Bodacious - Mixed Media Asse...
$82



Everything in this collection is just plain pretty. You want to look at every little detail and they all work so well together. I just love the idea of putting a fresh flower in your hair, it's so Summer Chic. Maria of O Bliss Jewellery really captured the essence of Summer.





Friend to Animals Warmers
$42

Vintage Set of Four Pewter M...
$69

Porcelain Rose Ring with wid...
$42

Vintage 1950s Dress - Olive ...
$120

Laced White Handmade Little ...
$6

Flower headband with vintage...
$32

Lace Bracelet - Imogen in Pa...
$20

Minicyn Victorian Floral Arc...
$115

Aida's Farm Dress
$68

Rustic Princess Stacking Rin...
$475

Romantic Floral Dress Blouse...
$54

Woodland fabric flower hair ...
$21

Rose Earrings in dark grey
$21

Handmade mint silk flower he...
$29

Liberty of London Grey/Green...
$135

Heart magnet shabby chic cot...
$7


As a tradition, we always highlight a collection by the talented Jenn of Palimpsestic. She always has amazing style, titles, whimsy, well just about everything when it comes to putting together a fabulous treasury.  This month she did not disappoint! First of all, the title is perfect and then it does make you feel like you are looking at a daydream of Summer, with a nod to camping and being in the great outdoors. Well done Jenn!



Barnacle porcelain pendant. ...
$39

Photograph Pink Lake Sunset ...
$30

burlap teepee tent photo pro...
$100

Vintage Wool Blanket Plaid B...
$32

Were You Whistling at Me - V...
$18.5

camping stool vintage
$22

the Spruce - plush wool tree...
$60

Leather Mountain Wallet
$57

Push On - large, 5x7" h...
$6

Personalized Postcards From ...
$14

Rustic Mountain Photograph 8...
$30

Hands-Free Hiking Pouches
$89

Coaco Linen Unisex Wrap Cap
$50

Comfy Rustic Cedar Chair for...
$138

Vintage Moccasins Suede Boot...
$22

Gypsy Boho Macrame Hippie Be...
$19


We will back in a June with another Style Guide Challenge. Don't forget that our winner, Grace, will be our Guest Stylist on Pinterest for the month of June. We want to thank everyone that participated and don't forget to check out their amazing Style Guides!


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