December Etsy Round-Up

December makes me think of one thing: Christmas, Christmas, and more Christmas. (We’re not much for the whole ice and snow thing here in Austin). So this month’s Etsy treasuries are all about that. The first is about Christmas colors, red and green. The second is a neutral, natural take on Christmas. Take a look:

Crimson & Clover

Antiqued Necklace - Reddish Brown Focal Bead - Spotted Porcelain Bead - Curved Puff Oval Bead - Earthy Brown - Scarlet Red

$30.50
Real Green Four Leaf Clover Brooch, Green Clover, Real Clover, Green Real flower, Pressed flower Resin Brooch,  Brooch or Pendant

$24.00
Snowflake Earrings - Crochet Earrings - Red Crochet Snowflakes - Fiber Art Jewelry - Winter Holiday Christmas Jewelry

$10.00
Shamrock Necklace, Green Swarovski Crystal Four Leaf Clover, Irish Flag Colors, Orange, White, Green, Shamrock Jewelry

$36.00
Folk Art Clovers

$9.00
Mosaic Pot of Clover, child- & pet-safe, green silk clover in mosaic pot, JillsJoy mosaic .. tagt

$35.00
Christmas Red Teapot for Holidays, Tea Lover, Kitchen Gift, Gift for her

$49.98
Heart's Desire 5 x 7 Photograph, botanical photo

$24.95
Green Ambition

$16.00
hand knit Red  Scarlet Crimson cowl hood reversible cable pattern no wrong side warm wool blend soft yarn FREE SHIPPING USA

$115.00
Organic Lavender Scented Sachet Bags, Lucky Green Clover, Cotton Anniversary Gift

$24.00
Red Swarovski Statement Ring - Women Fantasy  Gothic Ring Jewelry -

€52.00
Green Clover and Aloe Scented Soy Candles,  Long Lasting 100% Natural Soy Wax  Candles

$7.50
Christmas deer decoration, #red winter deer#, stained glass ornament, stained glass suncatchers

Sold
Leprechaun Luck Set of 10  Tiny Jars, March, four leaf clover, green, clover, Shamrock

$12.98
Flour Sack Towel, Hand Printed, Red Farm Prints, 3 Natural Cotton Towels

$34.00

Earthy Christmas

christmas greeting card christmas tree drawing Watercolor Christmas cards Holiday Greeting Card

$7.00
Wood Christmas Decor Snowflake Ornament Gift Box - Timber Green Woods

$14.95
Holiday Card, BE MERRY, Snowflake Card on Wood, Christmas Card with Kraft Envelope

$5.00
Pinecone Wreath, Rustic Decor, Winter Wreath, Country Christmas Wreath, Pinecone Centerpiece, Woodland Door Wreath, Holiday Home Decor

$48.00
Christmas Tree Woodburned Ornament set of 3 - Polka Dot Pyrography Christmas Tree - Beige and Brown Wood Decoration

$28.60
Birch Bark Candle Holders Rustic Home Decor

$16.50
First Christmas Ornament 2014 - Rustic Hand Stamped Oak Slice / Unique Newlywed Holiday Gift, Earthy Natural Wooden Plaque Wall Hanging

$14.75
NEW! Wooden Shabby Chic Be Merry Sign | Whitewashed Neutral Christmas Sign | Rustic & Distressed Christmas | French Country Cottage Decor

$44.00
Geometric pillow print on linen cover hand painted - modern white triangles and polka dots pattern

$35.00
Gift Tags made from Vintage Style Neutral Papers--Set of 6

$3.00
White cast plaster pinecone Christmas decorations - set of five

$20.00
Embroidery Hoop Wreath - Silver Platinum Winter Holiday

$40.00
10 Feet Christmas Wrapping Paper - Winter Forest, Eco-friendly, seen in Natural Health magazine

$9.00
BURLAP STOCKINGS SET of 6 Family Christmas Tradition - Shabby Chic Holidays- Rustic and Charming Country - Cream Lace, Cotton,Custom Name

$177.00
Primitive Hanging Snowman Ornament, Rustic Snowman, Christmas Tree Ornament, Tree Decorations

$9.00
4' Shaggy White Mongolian Round Christmas Tree Skirt

$68.00

What does December make you think of?
 

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Time for some book talk! Here’s a few reads I’m currently working my way through: New Reads Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. Don’t let the fact that this is a YA epic fantasy series fool you. There’s a reason Abercrombie’s nickname is Lord Grimdark (also his Twitter handle and he’s pretty funny over there). I’m not very far into this one yet, but it’s living up to the grim and dark hype. That’s not to say it’s not good so far. This is my first dip into his work, so we’ll see how the rest of it goes (i.e. […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

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Shop Poll

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Taking Stock

Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot.

Making: a list of errands I need to run today now that a big paycheck came in.
Cooking: monkey bread tomorrow for our brunch group. And one version will be drunken monkey bread (just add liquor!).
Drinking: french vanilla cappucino.

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

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