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

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

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

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

Folk Art Clovers

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

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

Heart's Desire 5 x 7 Photograph, botanical photo

Green Ambition

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

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

Red Swarovski Statement Ring - Women Fantasy  Gothic Ring Jewelry -

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

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

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

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


Earthy Christmas

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

Wood Christmas Decor Snowflake Ornament Gift Box - Timber Green Woods

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

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

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

Birch Bark Candle Holders Rustic Home Decor

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

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

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

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

White cast plaster pinecone Christmas decorations - set of five

Embroidery Hoop Wreath - Silver Platinum Winter Holiday

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

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

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

4' Shaggy White Mongolian Round Christmas Tree Skirt


What does December make you think of?

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Color Theory: Red

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Holiday Jewelry Round-Up

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What I Wore: Tribal to the Max

Small glimpse into the inner workings of my mind: I have been thinking of this dress as a tribal print, since the pattern has a sort of hand-drawn quality to it up close (see the detail shot farther down). So I named the post accordingly. Then I went to link to the dress below, and saw it was called ‘geometric’ print on the product listing. And there was this whole back and forth in my head as to whether that was just the store being PC or if I was wrong in filing the dress under the tribal category to […]

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What I Wore: Shabby Apple {Giveaway}

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Red Graphic Tee 4 Ways

Red Graphic Tee 4 Ways

As you might know by now, I run an Etsy shop that sells screen printed goods, primarily t-shirts. And I thought it’d be fun today to show a few different ways that a bold graphic tee from my shop could be worn. So, this is the shirt: A simple scoopneck tee, in bright red, with my phoenix design in black. I made a duplicate of this one for myself, and have been wearing it different ways for about a year. Here are some that I have photographic proof of, all appropriate for the hot Texas weather we have 90% of […]

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What I Wore: Valentine’s Day

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