Friday, December 9, 2011

BEST Featured Artists: Christmastown

 TGIF!  And it is time again for our feature of some BEST artists from Etsy.  Have you got all your shopping done?  If not, we are here with some suggestions for great last minute gift ideas.

Leather Emerald Green Journal
Christmas time means that the New Year is also right around the corner.  It is therefore time to start thinking about all those New Years resolutions - and what would be better than to write them down in this beautiful emerald green journal made by Shirley Lynne of the Orange Windmill.  The journal is bound by hand - and made with cowhide letter and wausau cardstock.  Be sure to check out Shirley's store for more goodies, as well her other homes on the web:

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Christmas Gold Door Wreath
And how about some nice decor for a holiday party?  This handmade wreath was made by Judy of AngelsNEverlastings.  It is made from grapevine, gold poinsettias and red Christmas ornaments.  I really like that only a portion of the wreath is decorated with the greenery and flowers - very elegant.  Wouldn't it look pretty hanging on your front door?  If you want to see more of Judy's products (including Christmas angels), check her out on the web:

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Christmas Lights Blank Card
I also love this card made by Annie Olivero from Empty On The Inside.  Annie aptly describes this card when she says, "Back in the Stone Age, when children trudged through snowstorms for miles just to get to school, and when getting a single orange in one's stocking was reason enough to celebrate the holiday - and well before someone came up with those tiny little Christmas tree lights, we had to make do with ungainly bulbs that came only in red, blue, yellow, orange and green".  But I love them and they make me feel nostalgic.  One of the unique things about Annie's cards is that she hand-paints them!  Now you can have a piece of art and send some holiday cheer all in one.  And be sure to check out her blog and Facebook page.

Alphabet Lace Pendant
And I love this glass pendant complete with lace design made by Agnes of Beader Bubbe. And if you purchase the pendant you get a free ribbon necklace for it (and you know how much we love ribbon!!)  You can also choose to personalize this pendant by selecting any letter you want between A-Z.  Wouldn't it make a great stocking stuffer this Christmas?  Be sure to visit Beader Bubbe's store to see her complete collection of jewelry and glass pendants.  Or, check her out on the web at:

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Well that is it for this week.  Be sure to check back next week for more BEST artists!

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  1. Wow! Thanks for the incredible feature! Really thoughtful. Merry Christmas!

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  2. Wonderful feature...thanks so much...have a great holiday!

  3. Great post and very easy on the eye! Good format...

    Take Care

  4. Great selections! The leather journal is gorgeous! I love the initial pendants. What a fabulous gift idea.