Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Board No. 110 - Fall Table

I know it's a little early to start thinking about Thanksgiving, but it's so hard for me since it's one of my ultimate favorite holidays. The nice thing, though, is that all of my favorite holidays are right around now — probably because I just love fall so much: Sukkot, the Jewish autumnal hut celebration, and Columbus Day, the most random holiday that I get an entire week of recess off for!

Top row: Vintage Turkey Salt and Pepper Shakers from honey22; Fall Inspired Napkin Rings from ReeseShop; Fall Leaf Place Card from JenniferAitchison; Antique Leaf Napkin Holders from CherryBerryVintage
Middle row: Handpainted and Woodburned Gourd Bowl With Fall Leaves from natskreations; Autumn's Glow Beaded Wine Glasses from BonzaiBeadwear; Set of 8 - 1960s Smoke Glass Wine Goblets from JollyPollyPickins; Set of 5 Wee Needle Felted Pumpkins from moondogfarm
Bottom row: Oak and Acorn Paper Garland from paperacorn; Town and Country Pattern Orange Pyrex 1 Pint Casserole from kitschkitch; Turkey Salt and Pepper Shakers U Paint Ceramics from moonlitefantasies; Vintage Glasbake Milk Glass Divided Serving Dish from MachoMachismo

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Board No. 109 - The Stork Keeps Landing

I am in the throws of co-planning a baby shower for one of my friends, and I've been immersed in all things baby for a while now, since it seems like everyone around me is popping one (or three!) out. So, I thought I'd go in search of some gifts on Etsy, and maybe even some ideas for the shower.
Top row: Wooden Pinwheels Stacker Toy from prettydreamer; Matilda the Giraffe Baby Tag Toy/Rattle from babybomb; Wash Cloth Cupcakes Girlie Style from babycakesanddecorSecond row: Fish Mobile from PerpetualChildhood; Maya Reversible Pouch Baby Sling from polkadotpapoose; Organic Crochet Teething Rings from locoMOmomma
Third row: Brazilian Cherry Natural Cars from happysquashtoys; Baby Boy Cupcake Hat from NinisHandmades; Organic Nap Mat from SewnNatural
Bottom row: Changing Table Organizer from RockyTopDesign; Polka Dots Cloth Play Blocks from knitstyle;
Reversible Baby Bib from thepatacakebaby

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Board No. 108 - Hort

As I mentioned last week, I have recently signed on to do some consulting work with this amazingly awesome horticulture nonprofit, which I'm very excited about since I love all things gardening. So, because it's really late in the gardening season, I figured I'd feature some of the fantastic indoor plant options being offered on Etsy - many of which come from Etsy PHAT members, a team I just discovered recently and have spent a tad too much time exploring. I am going to do a separate post on bulbs, which should be planted in the ground fairly soon!

Top row: Festive Sushi Bonsai Plant - Seaweed Delights from timtierney; X Victoria - Sweet Airplant from PigeonToeCeramics; Hanging Snail Shell Spider Plant Kit from soulyluna
Middle row: Dwarf Beauty Juniper from bonsaiofnapavalley; Pinwheel Succulent Aeonium Haworthia from SucculentsGalore; Begonia Sophie Cecile from eclecticasia
Bottom row: Haworthia attenuata - Zebra Succulent from TwoDogGardens; Dend Andree Miller Blooming Size Orchid from SapphireChild; Spiral Aloe from Horticopia

Friday, September 11, 2009

Board No. 107 - Vintage Tailgating

I love football season, as I already referred to last weekend during the big OSU game, so it's of no surprise at all that my latest post is inspired by tailgating — one of my favorite pastimes. I do tailgating, however, like I do most other things, with a retro flair. I'll be the one at Rhino Bar in Georgetown (the local Buckeye wateringhole) tomorrow night wearing something along the lines of this!

Top row: 'How to Watch a Football Game' Instructional Book, 1980 from kitschkitch; Vintage 50s Football Shot Glass from oldgrowth; The Tailgate Cookbook from RetroReDesign
Middle row: Aladdin Pump a Drink Thermos from buygollymissmolly; Vintage Norman Rockwell Cheerleader Print from Holcroft; Vintage Book, Best of Football From the Coaching Clinic, 1967 from booksngames
Bottom row: Vintage NFL Valances from Salvation; Football Talk for Beginners from ricracandbuttons; Vintage Plaid Picnic Blanket from paddyridge

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Board No. 106 - Guy Style

One of my new followers hinted to me that I should include more guys' stuff. So, I'm following through, but I have to say this was pretty hard (it's not really my forte and I'm lacking inspiration. I do know that this - helps if the link was actually linked... - isn't the idea I'm going for.) ... Anyway, I went for an all-in-one posting of guy style, including clothing, lifestyle items and home decor. Let me know what you think? Should I include more guy finds in the future?

Dressing in Style
Top row: Wolf T-shirt Black from HandnShadow; Skate Crazy T-Shirt from totalradness; Forest Glen Knit Chucks from PrettySneaky
Middle row: Gearlinks Steampunk Inspired Cufflinks from asecondtime; The Knitted John Tie in Grey Cashmerino Yarn from dollyknits; Yellow Checkers 7/8 Sleeve Crew Shirt from jessalinb
Bottom row: Vintage 40s Biker Boots from greatestfriend; No.5 Yellow Arrow Hoodie from ImagoDRIFT; Blitz Bomber Jacket from reifhaus

Living in Style
Top row: Billie Decorative Wood Candle Holder from jeanpelle; Wooden Shoe Lasts from violetsandgrace; Cow Wrapped Canvas from lovecows
Second row: Old School Chip and Card Poker Holder from buygollymissmolly; Les Paul Coffee Table from TimothyAdamDesigns; Colorful Trio of Apothecary Jars from findingfabulous
Third row: Cedar Meister Yo-Yo from holzfurhaus; Buckeye Burl 28mm Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush from PCwoodcraftandPens; Mustache Salt and Pepper Shaker from paperdollwoodshop
Bottom row: Steel Panel Bed from deliafurniture; Wood Arrows from sweetshorn; Recycled Drinking Glasses From Red Stripe Beer from nickpaul

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Board No. 105 - Falling Leaves

After a quick weekend trip to Ohio — where surpiringly fall has not hit at all — I am noticing that the trees are starting to change color here, a couple hundred miles south. Weird, right? So, I am finally going to do the post that my new Etsy friend and fellow CREST team member, aprilmist, gave me the idea for weeks ago (and she even picked some of my more favorite items). I know Etsy's been showcasing fall items up the wazoo (is that how it's spelled?), but I thought I'd throw my two cents in, so here's my favorite leaf creations:

Top row: The Best of Fall Throw Pillow from allisajacobs; Antique Brass Filigree Leaf Earrings from considerthelillies; Green Oak Leaf Felt Headband from lupin; Pair of Raspberry Espresso Cups from creativeutility
Second row: Gray Messenger Bag With Leaves from sineminugur ; Golden Leaf Necklace from loriyab; Sterling Silver Leaf Earrings With Copper Swarovski Pearls - Autumn Splendor from jayval; Out on a Limb Ginkgo from blockpartypress
Third row: Flora Flat from HydraHeart; Reversible Dress With Leaf Applique from allthenumbers; Harvest Goats Milk Soap from sissysoap; Wild Garden (kaleidoscopic) from yumiyumi
Bottom row: Autumn Hammock Earrings from lennonsleadinglady; Orange Autumn Maple Leaf Felt Earrings from hitree; Ophelia in Pearls Bracelet from wristcandycreations; Two Leaves Necklace from AvenueC

P.S. If you haven't already noticed from previous posts, I'm a bit of a horticulture geek, and, as a bonus, I just found out today that I will be doing some marketing consulting work for the Maryland Home & Garden Information Center. You should check them out, they do some great work spreading the hort love!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Go Bucks!

I'm a huge Ohio State Buckeyes fan, so I plan on doing a post for the Bucks sometime soon. But I just thought I'd throw out there, as a way of honoring the game on today (as I'm writing this, it's 10-7 Ohio State) against the Navy Midshipmen. I have done boards that are along the themes of both of these teams, so here's the versus: Which board wins?


Board No. 104 - Pounce Creativity

I am in the middle of creativity class — yes, you heard me, it's Creativity for Entrepreneurs — and thought I'd use my creativity to search through Etsy's Pounce Undiscovered listings and come up with a fun new board. I was really inspired by a lot of the jewelry I was discovering, so that's the theme here. I have been wanting to get into jewelry making, but I just have run out of time in my life... (Which brings up: Sorry, yet again, for the delay in posts this week, but work really has been crazy!)

Top row: Mother of Pearl and Crystal Necklace from mandymade13; Amharic (Cat. No. 418) from abigailJanowski; Charm Bracelet from fleurdelisjewelry
Second row: Bird Cage Earrings from lyonstudio; X Marks Necklace from dianawagner; Faceted Green Azurite Sterling Silver earrings - Picasso from philosophi
Third row: Agate and Leaf Necklace from ScarlettGray; Falling for You Locket from nicolitalove
Bottom row: Golden Shimmer Earrings from ChicHandmades; Beauty Necklace from bayatinge; Caramel Latte Earrings from theleidy