Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Pussy cat, pussy cat, where have you been?
I've been to London to visit the Queen.
Pussy cat, pussy cat, what did you do there?
I frightened a little mouse, under her chair.
Photographers of Etsy Streat Team member

Origami Dress BreakUp Card

Origami Dress Cards

Emily, the adorble tabby here! This shop rocks and so does the name! (hummmm... wonder why?) My mom says you really need to check out this shop for amazing cards, and origami embellishments.

You Rock Card - Know someone who's going through a tough time or just needs a reminder of how great they are? Give her some encouragement with this origami dress card! The card features 3 personally folded origami dresses and is accented with rhinestones and card stock. The card is left blank for your personal message.

Party Dresses by Laura L. Trevey

Extend your summer with this watercolor painting entitled "Party Dresses." Also, if your summers include gardening and flowers please visit Laura's Etsy shop to see her additional paintings, including "Summer Geraniums."

Beach Chairs

I love blue, the beach and this painting - "Beach Chairs" a Limited Edition Watercolor by Laura L. Trevey. This is a reproduction of her original Beach Chairs watercolor painting. Please click in the link and browse her shop and surround yourself with fabulous bright colors emanating from her paintings. I've marked many paintings a "favorite" and you will too.


We are featured in a Treasury!! Thank you www.angelhearts.etsy.com

Please check out her shop, and this beautiful bracelet:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23913566

We are working to reduce our bead supply, so please check out our shop Specials. Also, check back on a regular basis to see what's new! To entice you to browse, we have great prices outside of Specials Section too.

Graduation Photos Sheet Wrapping Paper

No more teachers, no more books! Ah, the joy of graduation! Our keen take on all those dopey yearbook pictures will bring a smile to any graduation gift. And for ribbon, may we suggest their school colors? Part of our PS Green Choices line, this pattern is printed on our Eco-White, 100% recycled, 30% post-consumer waste, paper. It's both archival and acid-free. Sheet size - 19 1/2" x 27"; 70# txt

Item 44360650
Price $2.25 Sale: $1.13

On sale now at Paper Source online!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Blue Willow Earrings

New in our shop - Blue Willow Earrings! These vintage beauties remind me of Blue Willow china! I grew up with Blue Willow china for dinnerware, so I just had to have these beads! They have an ornate etched pattern filled in with navy blue. They measure 16mm in diameter, with lovely brass bead caps and fine Swarvoski crystals in the new indigo blue - very lovely blue!!
Established in England over one hundred years ago and currently a member of the Wedgwood Group, Johnson Brothers has earned a reputation for creating high quality earthenware products. Johnson Brothers is now made in China using the original designs and high quality standards.
Purchase for only $3.00 - find in our Specials Section.

Blue Willow Poem

Whilst we sit around the table,
Please allow me to relate,
The entrancing ancient fable
Of "The Willow Pattern Plate."

Every picture tells a story,
Like the Willow Pattern Plate,
Where two lovers dwelt in glory,
And defied paternal hate.

By elopement from the castle
You observe upon the ridge,
Where the violent old rascal
Chases them across the bridge.

Tries to catch the rogue and whip him,
'Ere he steals the daughter fair;
But the loving pair outstrip him,
Let him languish in despair.

Thrown upon their own resources,
In a junk they emigrate,
To a splendid little oasis,
Near the margin of the plate.

Dwell in peace, whilst unmolested,
In most perfect harmony;
Till at length they are arrested,
by his Nibs' gendarmerie.

Then the tyrant lord appeals toLaw and lucre,
with their pow'r;Caught, confined,
they have their meals too,
In that horrid little tow'r.

When the pair are executed,
To appease their lord irate,
To a pair of doves transmuted,S
till they fly upon the plate.

Every picture tells a story,
Like the Willow Pattern blue,
A nd true love will reign in glory,
To infinity! Adieu
by B. L. Bowers

Friday, August 7, 2009

Beyond Our Galaxy Earrings

A new addition to my son's Star Wars inspired line of earrings.These are really lovely and fun beads which remind us of the awesome pictures sent back the the space Hubble telescope. I've attached a few Hubble pictures for your viewing pleasure.They're bright blue glass with pitted "facets" and a shimmery aurora borealis (AB) coating, and measure 11mm.Large (1 1/4 inch) kidney earwires in antiqued brass

French Vanilla and Lace Earrings

~ ~ NEW ~ ~
Now in our shop!
Special Price of $3.00

Rose Colored Glasses

ROSE-COLORED GLASSES* noun: a cheerful or optimistic view of things, usually without valid basis. Example: He saw life through rose-colored glasses.

Instead of rose-colored glasses, we offer you earrings. They may have the same effect! I have a pair myself because the bead color is so lovely. I’ve added no embellishments – some beads are better left alone. Beautiful vintage Lucite beads (16mm) with 1 1/4 inch antiqued brass earwires.