Thursday, August 26, 2010

4GetMeNotTreasures On Etsy

Time to feature our second mother hen from the daily listing club. 4GetMeNotTreasures has a shop full of wonderful treasures from vintage jewelry, and vintage home goods to handmade diorama eggs There are also a selection of fun salt and pepper sets, collectible spoons and stamps. Its fun to see what new item will be listed each day. 4GetMeNotTreasures keeps the listing club ticking along nicely and we would be quite lost without her and mystuff2.
We live in a time when people just can't be bothered and just throw stuff away. I love to think that the items i've lovingly collected over the years would be respectfully and carefully found a new home as 4GetMeNotTreasures is doing with her mothers and Great Aunts items.

Heres what 4GetmeNotTreasures says about why she opened her etsy shop

"A bit about me…. I’m the mom of 3 kids – all grown now. My two sons still live here at home, my daughter is out on her own – and just gave us our first grandchild back in Dec. '09 (we’re so excited still!!). We have the wonderful pleasure of babysitting for him every weekday - and we're loving every (well - ok - almost every) minute. I live on Long Island, NY with my husband, two sons, a menagerie of dogs & cats…..and school of goldfish & a turtle. We are heavily involved in Boy Scouting. LOL – believe it or not it’s very important that this is known since there are weekends on end that we are out running events for hundreds of Scouts and I will be unavailable to check the shop until late Sunday night or early Monday morning. (Fall & Spring are our 2 heaviest seasons in Scouting.) Needless to say – it’s a busy – and cluttered household in more ways than one! :)

I’ve always loved collecting things. I’ve been collecting ever since I can remember – and the older I get, the worse the compulsion is. It’s in the genes. My Grandmother & Grand Aunt were both “antiquers” – well… aunt collected just about anything. And…my Mom collected anything AND everything & this apple did not fall far from that tree!

Like many people it’s time for me to begin to pass on some of my – and my family’s – treasures. In a few years I plan on moving to my mom’s old place…a house which is considerably smaller than my own & packed with just as much stuff (if not more). No matter how much I have tried to ignore the obvious, I now have to face the reality. My packed house and her packed house are impossible to combine (that is if I want to be able to actually live in the house :) )!!

Add to the collecting bug that I am an extreme sentimentalist – or as some would say – a pack rat. I save just about everything! I love junk…it almost always turns out to be quite the treasure (at least in my eyes). In my spare time (what little I have) I like to craft (usually using some “junk”), cross stitch & garden (where you’ll see more “junk”).

Mom and I loved to shop flea markets, second-hand stores, antique stores, garage sales and – auctions (you’ve got the idea!). She had so many plans for us and our collecting frenzies but unfortunately passed on before we could see any of it come to fruition together.

4Get-Me-Not Treasures is in a sense, a tribute to mom. Her favorite flower, combined with the promise that I will forget-her¬-not – nor the promises, dreams, and times we shared. She and I can still work together side-by-side while in different worlds. What more could anyone ask for?"

Here are some of my favourite items from 4GetmeNotTreasures shop

Sunday, August 15, 2010

mystuff2 On Etsy

I thought i'd feature one of the mother hens who help keep The Daily Listing Club on etsy run smoothly. Mystuff2 takes wonderful photos and creates them into inspiring bookmarks, greeting cards, prints and mini thank you cards

Here's what mystuff2 says has inspired her to create..

"I used to say I was going to learn to watercolor "when I grow up" because I love the medium and have collected prints and cards for years, but sadly, I'm fully grown now (and then some!) and I don't think it's meant to be. So I continue to admire the artistry of others while I focus on photography.

I've been fortunate enough to be able to travel, which provides me with lots of subjects, and to train with award-winning photographers in several states, which has brought me different perspectives and skill sets. I've found that a glance at a photo can take me away to a special time or place, and it's my hope that some of these photos can do that for you, too.

While obviously these photos can be printed in any dimension, my current focus is on bookmarks. As an avid reader, I always have a few books I'm reading at any given time, plus cookbooks and reference books that need markers as well. After misplacing one too many dental appointment reminder postcards used to mark a page and then forgotten, I've found that seeing a favorite photo when I return to my reading puts me in the right frame of mind and brings a bit of beauty to an ordinary day.
I hope you'll find that some of my images speak to you, and I would love for you to tell me if they do - especially if you decide not to buy. If you'd like to own one or more, I would be most honored to know that my photo will be brightening your day, and thank you for the opportunity to share that with you"

Mystuff2 has a wonderful selection of fun, beautiful and inspiring items in her etsy shop and i hope you'll stop by her shop and have a look. Here are a few of my favourites

Monday, August 2, 2010

New banners and lots to make

I'm trying to revamp both my etsy shops but its a slow process. This week i've purchased new banners for both my shops, both very cute. I'm also trying to take new and better photos of my items. From the listing club i'm a member of i've been learning a lot about tagging my items from 4GetMeNotTreasures so thats next on the list to sort out.

Here are a few new items in my shops

The sun is trying to come out here in New Zealand so i'm hoping that winter is nearly out. I'm very excited as next July i'll be going out for a holiday to the UK for 4 weeks (i'm trying to stretch it out to five) I'll be avoiding the worst of winter here and catching the summer in the UK