Friday, August 28, 2009

Whispers Of Autumn

Autumn Fires

In the other gardens
And all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

Robert Louis Stevenson

With the chill in the air this morning and the forecast calling for a cool weekend, once again fall is sneaking in . It never seems to arrive as abrubtly as winter with a blast of snow. It comes softly in the evenings with temperatures subtly falling, the sun leaving just a little early.

My quest this morning was to find some fabulous fall items on Etsy, it was hard to choose which ones to put on the blog, as always doing an Etsy search will bring many fantastic items.

This is a wonderful 1970's multi-colored handbag in near pristine condition.

It is multicolored in shades of fall colors. Very roomy inside, with many pockets. $12.00 For additional photos and information

These sweet, diminutive earrings are fashioned with Czech glass pumpkins and leaves, gold tone leaf charms, with gold plated accents. Earrings dangle from hook style ear wires

I think I just might want to live here, this is a wonderful print from a talented Etsy artist. She has captured the essence of autumn. "Welcome Autumn" is a 7" x 5" print. $9.95

Rainbow jasper and gold - Pamela bracelet . this is so pretty and perfect for fall! The stones are subtle earthtones. The price is just right at $20.00 This can be found at

These were a thrill to find, tempting but not my size. I had a pair so similiar in 7th grade and i remember loving them. We wore them with maxi-skirts. These are a steal at $85.00 and you can get the details at

Wouldn't this look fantastic with the boots above? This is from a Michigan designer , and it's nothing short of wonderful! It's priced at $65.00 , an incredible value for a tailored sweater jacket. You can get more details and find more of her fantastic designs at

That wraps up my blog today, hope you enjoyed my finds as much as I did. As always I invite you to shop my corner of Etsy

Thursday, August 27, 2009

If You Want To Give advice Learn to spell It

This morning I checked my site as normal, and seen there were three positive feedbacks since last night. I clicked to read which items and to be ready to leave reciprocal feedback. Even though the positive box was checked the comment left me discouraged and dumbfounded.

The item was a cheap item, the reason it was listed cheap was because it was pretty tattered, it was made of felt and rubber so no chance of breakage, and also it was purchased with other items in a sturdy box so no chance of being crushed. Okay the buyer wasn't happy that I didn't wrap it, shipping did no damage to the item, but I can live with the comment. But the buyer also gave "advise" that I didn't include a thank-you note and insuated this was expected. I do not include a thank-you card. My invoices say thank you for shopping with me. It's not that I don't totally appreciate the sales and my customers I do. My prices are quite low, I recycle packaging products, don't print out extras or buy thank you cards. If I did fancy packaging and cards prices would have to go up.

Feedback is a very funny thing, if you think long about it, it can almost be slanderous. Complete strangers can make comments about you for the whole world to see. Can you imagine going to Walmart and on the outside of the building there being nothing but comments on someones shopping experience? Comments such as these......

"Got my shampoo, lathered fine but had to stand in line too long"

"The cashier in line 3 bagged my bread poorly and it got crushed" (They didn't mention when they loaded it their trunk they put it under a case of Pepsi)

" Great experience I used coupons and saved thirty dollars"

" I won't shop here again the greeter didn't hand me a cart"

" The toy gun I paid 2.00 for broke the next day"

Okay, so you get my point. Online venues leave their sellers as open targets to any kind of comments. I think the comment section of feedback should be eliminated. If your product arrived and you're happy just checking the box should be enough, if your seller paid check the box that says positive.

And if you want to give advice, learn how to spell it :)))

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Good for the soul

I often blog about the awesome things you can find on Etsy and Artfire, things to decorate your home, decorate your body, unique gifts for others, soaps and lotions to make you smell and feel good. If you browse closely you'll find art, products and treats to nourish your soul! My first item is from an artist on Etsy, and each time I discover a new print or painting in her shop it's inspiring. I've gotten to know this artist some and she herself is inspiring and so is her art. I encourage you to bookmark her shop for new things coming!

This is so aweome, how often to we try to wait the storm out, saying when this gets better, or when that is over we will be happy again.

I love the idea of dancing through the rain, problems seem to always arise from somewhere, something or someone. We have alot of stress and heartache in our lives....It'd do our hearts good to dance a little in the rain. You can purchase this print for $18.00 or the original painting for 300.00. Visit this Michigan artists wonderful Etsy shop at

There is something so soothing about a cup of tea, in fact right now I am enjoying this wonderful cup of cherry almond and orange black tea from another Michigander s Etsy shop. I also have black raspberry flavor I'm getting low so it's time to order. The teas offered are so rich and delicious, the prices are so reasonable. The packages come very professional packaged. If you love tea try it once and you'll be a repeat customer. You can visit Teamans shop at

This is just too precious to be put in a drawer to keep our clothes fresh, it would definitely have to be displayed somewhere as a reminder of the beauty of having dreams and hope. It's made from a vintage quilt and vintage buttons, lavender scent. You can purchase this item for $10.50 at Threads of Sanity on Etsy.

I believe in the power of prayer this would be a beautiful item to have in our lives to remind us that there is a Heavenly Father waiting to listen to us and give us peace. This can be purchased for $18.00 at , wouldn't this be an awesome gift?

Tranquility" 8 x 10 Original Fine

Art Photograph..wouldn't you just love to walk on this beach? Most of the beaches I have visited are full of familes, jet skis, boats..not that these things aren't wonderful or fun...but I think I could spend some time daydreaming of this one...This wonderful artist photographer has some equally beautiful originals in her shop, please stop by and browse at

Maybe it's not your soul that needs soothed, but I can pretty much bet you know someone who could use a lift. This is an incredibly sweet card , so reasonably priced and can be purchased at

Well it's always soothing for my soul to log onto my shop and find sales, so as always you are invited to browse my items, who knows you may find a piece of vintage jewelry to soothe your soul! or click on the artfire mini to the left to visit my new Artfire store...........Have a blessed day everyone!