Thursday, June 30, 2011


This week, the crew of  ACJ is featuring shops new to Etsy.  Shops awaiting their first sales.  Do you  remember your first sale and how exciting it was?

Last week, I made this  Pounce treasury of undiscovered shops (click on the word Pounce directly above  the treasury and you can see the treasury on Etsy OR click on each photo to be  taken to each shop):

Today, I'd like to draw attention to  the first two shops in the treasury!  Why?  Because the first one, Pretty Duzz,  

 broke the ice and purchased a card from the second one, Melley  Nelson Design giving them their first sale!  How cool is that? Thank you Brenda!  And I see Brenda is having a Fourth of July sale in her shop, be sure to check it out.

And here is the second shop, Melley Nelson Design:
Please be sure to check  out the rest of the shops in the treasury, each one is new to Etsy.

THIS just in!  Leslie from Julesandlouie is offering FREE shipping on anything in her shop through the Fourth of July!!  Use coupon code "Happy4" at time of checkout to qualify for free shipping!
Someone better snap up  this purse from Julesandlouie, because I'm loving it!:

Why not make someone's  day and be the first person to purchase from a new shop?!?! 

(You can click on each banner to be taken directly to the shops or an item to be taken to that item)

Have a great and safe  holiday weekend!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I was only going to pick one new shop for today, but then I couldn’t resist showing both of these shops. I also had every intention on finding and showcasing a new shop that focused on altered art (or collage) but this fun shop caught my eye first.


I love how the design flows from one shoe to the other. I also like the simple color palette and the lines.

 Check out and see their other fun designs in their shop.

 I think these are beautiful and I love that they are done with watercolors.

These two shops are creative and have their very own individuality. Both are not afraid to use color in varying degrees.

I hope you will take a few minutes and check out these two new shops.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


My new shop submission for this week makes the most unique and adorable cake toppers I' ve ever seen.  The artist is in South Korea and her work is wonderful. I'm so excited to introduce her to you.

Her name is Wonjoo Cho and she is a clay artist and teacher. Heartbear is one of her registered characters.
Here are some examples of her work:

Love birds owl wedding cake topper Decoration

Chef theme cake topper Decoration Gift

Twin birthday cake topper Keepsake

Personalized love birds wedding cake topper Decoration Gift

Cute twin birthday cake topper with Bunny

Fairy tale theme cake topper for sweet couple with bunny

These are only a few cake toppers Wonjoo Cho has in her shop and she will do custom orders for you.

I hope you stop by her shop and check out what she has to offer.

Pepper, pep, Helmet Head

Monday, June 27, 2011

I found a great new shop on Etsy...Let me introduce you to...

                                        Nino Art Prints

From Nino's profile page.
"My whole life is dedicated to Art. Art is what moves and motivates me- as a full time artist/sculptor/jeweler.

I was born and raised in country of Georgia where I graduated as an Artist/Sculptor. For many years I worked for an Americas leading art publishers. Now I am a full time freelance artist. My work are in corporate and private collections Internationally. You can see more at my personal page

I have a jewelry store here on Etsy, as well."

When I view her artwork I feel like I have just stepped into sunshine...see what I mean?
                                                     Sunny Day

I find myself wanting to visit each of the homes, villages and countries she has brought to life with her art.


                                                    Casas II

And she is offering free shipping in the US on all of her prints, how great is that!

Nino's jewelry shop (you will want to check her jewelry too) has been open for a while but her art print shop only opened in April of this year....I hope you enjoy her art as much as I do...

Clicking on the names under her shop and pictures will take you directly to the item....


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Let's Promote!

If you love Avon, vintage and jewelry, I’ve got it.  I would like to promote my latest:  rings!  I’m just getting started here, but hope to have more up soon, so if you like vintage Avon rings, I may just have the one you’re looking for!
Vintage Avon Sutton Square Ring - 1970s
Avon Sutton Square Ring 

Thanks for stopping by ~ happy shopping!  

Six more shopping months until Christmas!
Bakelite Heart Pendant - Perfume Holder - Vintage
 From around the 50's, this heart shaped perfume pendant is butterscotch colored with swirls and a brown Lucite dot center. The top screws out and has a dabbing stick. There's a small chain for you to attach to a chain or key ring or whatever use you can think of doing with it! 
It measures 3/4" wide and just slightly under 1" high, without the chain. Photo is enlarged to show details.This would make an awesome addition to your Bakelite collection!

Today I want to share one of my favorite words, spelled out with antique letters that were originally used on store and theater the early 1900's that is!
These measures from  61/4 or 61/2" (the R,S T) to 81/2" (T and U), measuring up to the flange.
 They have a flange on the top which is 1/4" to 1/2" depending on the size of the letter, and is bent back for hanging.  We use old wood molding tacked on the wall to hang them from.  These are concave which gives them a 3 dimensional appearance



Friday, June 24, 2011

Signs of Summer

Happy Official Summertime!!!!!!!

That’s right, it is “officially” summer and that means warmer weather, picnics, swimming, gardening and a whole lot more.  Well, warmer weather in some places.  (I heard some of my buddies are still suffering with some rainy ugly days)

So what better way to inspire and motivate and welcome the season than with some fun reminders of summer.  Hope you enjoy!

Building Sand Castles - 8x10 inch Origingal Watercolor Painting
Building Sand Castles
Tragedy at the Beach

Multi Color Striped Large Beach Bag
Large Striped Beach Bag
Four Vintage 50s Soda Fountain Glasses
Soda Fountain Glasses

Vintage Plastic Picnic Plates
Vintage Plastic Picnic Plates
Vintage Red and Green Bug Sprayer, Hudson Nebu-Lizor
Vintage Bug Sprayer
How to Grow Roses Sunset Book first edition and vintage garden tools  Spring Sale
How to Grow Roses

Vintage Complete Croquet Set with Rolling Cart

Vintage Croquet Set

I Got It
Pup and Tennis Ball

Okay, I have to admit, this last one reminds me of my pup.  (she loves tennis balls too)

The signs of summer are here ~ are you ready?  
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I love primitives!  I would love to have a big, old farmhouse to fill with primitives. I could sit around all day long and do primitive stitching, which is my favorite stitching to do!  

Take a look at some of the many primitive sites you can find online!

Here are some of the links for the shops included  in the show:

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Polka Dot

Polka dots…are fun….
I found a whole bunch of items that have polka dots. Some of them are vintage items and some are handmade.
I found two ceramic polka dotted cats…
some cabochons and glasses,

  A polka dot tree (which also happens to be purple)

Here we have an apron and some dog collars,


Some delightful knobs


(okay, a few stripes snuck in here…)
Then I found several polka dot enameled pins,


and last but not least some red white and blue polka dot straws.