Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Pretty mail from Etsy friends always lifts my spirits...

Among my favorite sellers on Etsy are Elyse Major, Sharon Wideman and Michelle Palmer. I placed orders with these ladies recently and so my mail has been especially pretty...
Many different handcrafted items can be found at Tinkered Treasures, Elyse's Etsy store. She decorates standard clothespins in the most charming way. Painting them a soft color and then using papers with tiny floral motifs to embellish, they are the perfect thing to clip some important papers together or just generally cuten (is that a word...cuten?) up your craft studio. She also makes les petit tiroirs (little drawers in French)...the perfect "little something" to use as a gift....or keep for yourself.
 Here is Elyse (isn't she a cutie pie?)...
and her blog, Cottage, can be found here.
 It is a treat to read her blog and see beautiful pictures of the delightful things she makes and read about how she decorates her charming home, which will be featured in a future edition of Cottage Style magazine.
I have purchased items to use as gifts from Elyse's Etsy shop before, but this time the goodies are staying right here at my house. This is what I received...

Even her business cards and tags are sweet. (The bear already lives here..he's just helping with the display.) You can visit Elyse's Etsy store here or her Lollishop Shoppe here.

Sharon Wideman also has an Etsy store, My Vintage Studio, with a combination of vintage items and handcrafted tags and collages. I have spoken about Sharon before because we were partners in the Swap for All Seasons Cabinet Card Swap in December. I wrote about that here and also showed some other tags I purchased from Sharon's store here. Sharon has also helped me several times with sizing  my blog header.
Her work is impeccable and I am a big fan. Right now for the month of June, her vintage items are on sale. You can see them here. Sale? I love a sale. I purchased the dainty china plate with the delicate lavender flowers and the set of four soup spoons pictured here...

The tag was a little extra special item that Sharon added. I love it and it will probably end up on my inspiration board. You can find Sharon's blog here.

I know this post is "link" heavy but how else will you find these amazing women if you are not already familiar with them?

Michelle Palmer is an amazing pen and ink artist. I discovered her through a giveaway she had on her blog in May. Once I visited her blog and saw her artistry,  I totally fell in love with her work. I have purchased many pieces from Michelle which I can't show at this time because some of them will be gifts but I had to share this with you...

Please know that the images are not printed on this sweet little slip...they are hand-drawn. Look at the exquisite detail...

Isn't it beautiful?
 Do yourself a favor and visit Michelle's blog and her Etsy store. You will fall in love, too.
Back to work for me...


Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Eeek1 I love me some Elyse! I ♥ everything she makes!


Hi Joyce,
I have purchased from Sharon and Michelle also. Love those talented gals and their awesome crafts. I've visited Elyse,however haven't purchased anything from her..yet!
The vintage dress with the artwork on it is DARLING!!!
Deb :)

Elyse said...

hi joyce,

how fun to be included in your post. thank you so much! sharon's and michelle's creations are lovely!

so nice to know you through blogging! thank you for being your sweet self.


Katsui Jewelry said...

Beautiful sites, Joyce. I am only familiar with Elyse and I always feel this wonderful sense of calm and joy when I visit her site. All that soft and pretty pinkness...and her dear, sweet picture.

I will need to check out the other two, as there things also look lovely and unique. Thanks for bringing them to me!


My Vintage Studio said...

Thank you for including me in your post.

I checkd out the other sites...beautiful!

Wishing you a wonderful day!

Hugs, Sharon

My name is PJ. said...

I'm hopping over to visit Elyse right now! Thanks, Joyce!

woodandfabric said...

Oh my!! I just visited your 3 friends shops! Such gorgeous items in there! Specially Michelle's drawings! Incredible!
Have a good day!

Michelle Palmer said...

Hi Joyce!
You're a gem :)
Thank you for including me in this wonderful collection of talent~
LOVE your sweet teddy and how her dress fits so perfect!
Hope your Friday is off to a wonderful start~
Wishing you all the best!


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