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Gift Guide :: Four X Four

Today we are introducing a new feature on the blog. We will be featuring four different design types. For each design type we will handpick four items and make it easier for you to shop by your style. That's why we naturally are calling it Four x Four, which by the way equals 16!  For this gift guide I wanted to feature items that I've actually been recently shopping for on Etsy : iPad cover or holder, notebook/journal, wall and/or desk clock, and coffee mugs. Here we go!

Naturalist :: Four x Four

notebook : mi + ed design  

iPad cover : bag noir 

clock : decoy lab

mug : imka design 

Foodie ::  Four x Four

notebook : paper notebook

iPad stand : batelier handicraft 

clock : prince design uk

mug : emily mcdowell draws

Fashionista :: Four x Four

notebook : letter love design 

iPad cover : cinnamon cocoon 

clock : pedro mealha

mug : l and m studio 

Design Enthusiast :: Four x Four

notebook : arminho

iPad cover : kertis

clock : off cut studio 

mug : paper and clay studio 

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Gift Guides

Etsy Holiday Gift Guide :: $50 and Under

Holiday marketing seems to begin sooner and sooner each year and even mentioning the word "Christmas" when we have yet to celebrate Halloween is quite honestly - really cheesy!  As hard as it may be accept, Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then after that...well forget it!  Time officially enters the twilight zone where one day you're eating turkey and the next minute you're trying to stay awake until midnight to ring in the New Year!  Yup.  That means we've passed the "cheesy-to-even-mention-it" phase and it's now time to begin thinking about those holiday gifts!  But don't fret, dear friends!  We've put together an awesome Etsy Holiday Gift Guide of items $50 and Under to get you in the mood and inspired to cross things off your list!

We have a whole collection of fun finds for you to shop, so be sure to check out our Etsy Elite16 page for more great gifts!

 

Etsy Holiday Gift Guide :: $50 and Under

1. custom made logo stamp :: creatiate

2. vintage mackinaw bridge pillow :: laugh love photo

3. chunky geometric knit hat :: little moscow and co

4. screen printed eco-friendly wristlet :: cloth and ink

5. geometric cactus pink planter :: sea and asters

6. stars tooth fairy cottage pillow :: apple white

7. oh hey 5" embroidery hoop :: sarah k benning

8. entryway coat wall hook :: loop design studio

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Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers :: Gardenmis

sachet's handmade and beautifully wrapped by Priscilla of Gardenmis

sachet's handmade and beautifully wrapped by Priscilla of Gardenmis

Maker :: Priscilla

Shop :: Gardenmis

When and why did you open an online shop on Etsy?

I opened my shop in March 2009 as a way to make a little extra money from home selling the handmade items my eldest daughter and I was making. 

hanging lavender  sachet

hanging lavender sachet

herbal sleep  pillow

herbal sleep pillow

lavender sleep  sachets

lavender sleep sachets

organic potpourri  sachets

organic potpourri sachets

What got you started in your craft?

I simply started following in the footsteps of my creative mother who has lived a life of creativity before me (cooking, sewing, quilting, painting, woodworking, refinishing antiques) and who can literally grow anything. 

a field of lavender in bloom

a field of lavender in bloom

Who or what influences your style the most?

Nature is my muse and classic literature is a close second.

a favorite spot where Priscilla goes to meditate, walk and watch the birds and clouds

a favorite spot where Priscilla goes to meditate, walk and watch the birds and clouds

What inspires you ( a place, music, etc) how do you get into your creative space?

Sometimes it's as simple as seeing a beautiful sunset,  a walk through the woods being inspired by the flora and fauna, other times, it's a walk through the local fabric store and finding just the right fabric. I love making sweetly scented bags and pillows that are calming and beautiful.

just a few of Priscilla's favorite shops on Etsy

just a few of Priscilla's favorite shops on Etsy

Name at least 5 of your favorite etsy shops.

This is hard... There are so many beautiful shops in my favorites. As I must choose a few, they would be:

1. SweetPaperLove :: black paper garland 

2. Wild Wilderness Photos :: photograph of Lake Louis, Canada

3. Elegant Rose Boutique :: peppermint + eucalyptus soap

4. Eye Poetry Photography :: crooked houses photograph

5. Miles of Light :: rocks and twigs no. 4 photograph

6. Burnish :: silver monogram necklace

 

The reason I began my  shop , to stay at home and be actively involved in the lives of these fine folks, my beloved children, Beth, Sam, and Tosha.

The reason I began my shop, to stay at home and be actively involved in the lives of these fine folks, my beloved children, Beth, Sam, and Tosha.

Anything else you may want to share about you and your process.

 I am a wife and mother first and foremost and also an introvert, I struggle with sharing my process and thoughts, but am so very thankful for all my wonderful family and customers that allow me to do what I love. I dream of someday having my own lavender farm and each sale helps me get just a little bit closer.

I don't often get pictures but this is the most recent one I have, taken in Aug. 2014 with my lovely daughter Beth, owner of  SweetPaperLove . We were at Cracker Barrel celebrating her 18th birthday as a family.

I don't often get pictures but this is the most recent one I have, taken in Aug. 2014 with my lovely daughter Beth, owner of SweetPaperLove. We were at Cracker Barrel celebrating her 18th birthday as a family.

 

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A big thanks to Priscilla for sharing what inspires her!

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Seasonal

Happy New Year | Going Gold

It's time to say goodbye to 2013.  We've shared our favorite Etsy finds from all over the world.  Some of our favorite Etsy sellers have opened up their studio's to let us go behind the scenes. We've also had some amazing giveaways. The good news is that 2014 is going to be even better!  Thanks for following along with us on this fun + fabulous ride.

Start off 2014 shiny and new with hints of GOLD.

calendar  from The Paris Print Shop

calendar from The Paris Print Shop

tote  in gold leather from Leah Lerner

tote in gold leather from Leah Lerner

polka dotted linen  pillow case  from Giardino

polka dotted linen pillow case from Giardino

gold zig zag  tray  from up in the air somewhere

gold zig zag tray from up in the air somewhere

set of 4  cards  from jolie jolie design

set of 4 cards from jolie jolie design

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Gift Guides

Gift Guide: Let's Get Personal

With only a handful of shopping days left, hopefully you have finished everything on your list.  For those that have not, a personalized gift is a wonderful gift to give and receive.

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Let's Get Personal:

1. infinity coasters by one december

2. gold initial necklace by burnish

3. stoneware key chain by studio by the forest

4. personalized stocking by paloma's nest

5. personalized coin purse by oktak

6. personalized clutch by mama bleu designs

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