Thursday, November 25, 2010

Etsy Spotlight ~ New Fashioned Whispers ~

As Christmas approaches, if you're anything like me, you're busy making lists with the names of loved ones; family, friends, and co-workers and others thinking of gift ideas for them. This does not have to be a daunting task! For the ladies in your life, you can never go wrong with jewelry. Please allow me to introduce you to a lovely Etsy shop:
~ New Fashioned Whispers ~
Whispers of the past made new

The shop's creator & designer, Melissa, hails from Vancouver, B.C. and creates the most enchanting and self described whimsical jewelry.

Alice's Wedding ~ Necklace, $29

Cinderella ~ Necklace, $46.50

Most of her jewelry incorporates pieces from the past and present which create a timeless treasure that women of every age would covet.

Juliette ~ Necklace, $64

Holly ~ Necklace, $35

I have so many favorite pieces in her collection. The Holly Necklace is one of them, it is just lovely! I have worn this necklace church, work and to dinner with family and have received wonderful compliments. The locket is left empty for the owner to personalize it with their loved ones.

Hush, Hush ~ Necklace, $19

Breaking Up ~ Earrings, $12

Each piece is handcrafted using quality products and beauty. The craftsmanship truly shows in each piece.

Gum Drop Necklace, $68

Sweet Nothings ~ Necklace, $24

3 words that come to mind when I think of New Fashioned Whisper's jewelry are Poetic, Romantic, and Feminine.
You can be rest assured that you will have a pleasant shopping experience at New Fashioned Whispers. Melissa takes care of her customers ~ her 100% positive feedback reflects that. She always has special sales and promotions going on. Currently, she is offering Free Shipping on all orders!
Melissa is so generous that she has offered to give a $20 giveaway from her shop to a lucky reader of this Blog to boost their Christmas shopping. How nice is that?!?
Rules for the New Fashioned Whispers Giveaway:
  • Readers, you must follow my Blog :)
  • Go look at New Fashioned Whisper's shop on Etsy and then come back here and comment below on what your favorite piece is from Melissa's shop
  • When you comment, please be sure not to leave an anonymous comment so I can contact you! :)
  • Entries must be received by Dec. 9th to give plenty of time to shop and get your order in time for Christmas :)
  • Lastly, you must show your love and give her shop a "heart". {for those of you who are not familiar with this, that means creating an account on Etsy (Free!) and favoriting her shop}

***To the lucky winner, you have won $20 credit towards your purchase. When you order, please be sure to write in the comments section, "Let's See Etsy Blog Winner" to receive your discount. The winner will be picked by random draw. You will be contacted via email on Dec. 10th. More details to follow***

Good Luck To All!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Time To Give Thanks ~ Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Let's start off with the treats to make the extra memorable and delicious!

Pilgrim Cupcake Toppers, $12 by Marilee Jane Designs in Michigan

Sugar Cookies, $36 by Sweet and Sassy Goods in Belvidere, IL

Turkey Sugar Cookies, $30 by Lori's Place in Florida

Blueberry Pie Pops, $18 by Some Yum

Butter Caramel Popcorn, $13 by Bumble Bees Knees

Go all out with fancy soaps for your guests
Cranberry Sugar Soap, $5.50 by Lippincott Soap Co. in Bucks County, PA

Fall Harvest Mix Soap, $5.50 by Megan's Menagerie in Toms River, NJ

Add charm to your gifts and place settings with these tags
Gift Tags, $4.25 by Through The Woods in West Suffield, CT

Give Thanks ~ Gift Tags, $4 by Fresh Lemon Blossoms in Central Valley, CA

Gift Boxes, $14 by Bijoux Paperie in Detroit, MI

Dress up your walls and house with this decor
Thanksgiving Sign, $32 by Two Crafty Girlz in Oregon

Give Thanks Frame, $18 by Perfect Expressions

Holiday Yarn Wreath, $35 by Modern Art by Anna Hailey in Machesney Park, IL

Brown Sugar Pom, $5 by Pom Love in Portland, OR

Autumn Garland, $20 by The Wooden Letter in South Carolina

Gather Together ~ Banner, $28 by Bekah Jennings in Mesa, AZ

Thanksgiving Banner, $7.50 by Piggy Bank Parties in Chicago, IL

Get taste buds ready for a feast with this chalkboard with the written menu
Tres Chic ~ Chalkboard, $10.50 by Her Majestys Pug in San Diego, CA

Decorate the table with Thanksgiving themed charm and taste
Burlap Table Runner, $30 by Shawnee23

Felt Leaves Table Runner, $65 by Laila Lu in Michigan

Garnish your stemmed glasses with these charms
Wine Glass Charms, $27 by Decorate the Diva in Canton, OH

Autumn Dish Towels, $24.50 by Cranny Found Favorites in Portland, OR

Holiday Napkins, $26 by Joyce Buckley in Columbus, OH

Napkin Rings, $23 by House of Peltier in Indianapolis, IN

Autumn Leaves ~ Appetizer Plates, $60 by Mary Elizabeth Arts in Durham, NC

A lovely gift for your hostess!
Pumpkin Dish Towel, $10 by Hartwell Designs in South Carolina

Top off the day with this gorgeous outfit
Yellow & Brown Plaid Bow Skirt, $55 by Liseth in Estonia, Europe

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Change ~ Fall

Light Smoky Topaz Earrings, $24 by ZM Designs in the United Kingdom

Holly ~ Leaf Earrings, $15 by Misopretty

Phoenix Wings ~ Earrings, $56 by nova design in Philidelphia

Necklace & Bracelet in 1, $70 by marie fly fly in Stavanger, Norway

Multicut Leather Cuff, $15 by UNAshop in Punta del Este, Uraguay

Orange Leaf Necklace, $55 by Print Party in Tel Aviv

Pine Cone Necklace, $36 by bleu cherub in Houston, TX

Moss Green Tweed Pin, $15 by breagha in Glasgow, Scotland

Flower Hair Pins, $14.50 by Hot Pink Chick in Pennsylvania

Pumpkin Spice ~ Headband, $28 by Mayicarles in Panama

Rust Argyle Cozy, $10 by Slitey Askew in Lethbridge, Canada

Fall Leaf Cupcake Wrappers, $12 by Yummy Cuppy Crafts in Stafford, VA

Pumpkin Mason Jar, $24.50 by Treasure Again in Iowa

Bow Pillow Set, $60 by Bed Buggs Boutique in Rexburg, ID

Autumn Pillar Candles, $16 by M Design Boutique in Boston, MA

3 Fel'Trees, $45 by {rak}'designs in De Soto, KS