Sunday, 31 July 2011

Back from France

I'm back!  After 17 days in France without (with ridiculously limited) access to the internet I can't wait to catch up on my favourite blogs - I know I'm addicted when the first thing I did when I got in was turn my computer on!

For the first week and a half the weather wasn't very good which I used to my advantage as it enabled me to pop off to flea markets.  They weren't particularly good ones and as they were all in roughly the same area I kept seeing the same sellers but I did manage to find some great things some of which I'll be keeping and some I'll be listing on Etsy.

I'll share some photos of my finds over the next couple of days as right now I'm zonked!  We spent 13 hours in the car yesterday driving up through France and after we left France this morning we spent another 5 hours driving home through England and Wales. 

For now here is a little peak at my best find. 

Three huge piles of vintage linen sheets three of which have large detailed monogrammes stitched on others which have red initials stitched in the corners.  The feel and weight is just lovely and I can't wait to get them all freshly laundered and decide what to do with them - either sell them as is or turn them into cushion/pillow covers.

What would you do?


Saturday, 9 July 2011

Christmas In July Sale in my Etsy shop

I was a new seller on Etsy this time last year so didn't know about the Christmas in July Sale.

For the next four days everything in my shop is 20% off including these original vintage Hungarian grain sack pillows.

My shop will be closed from 13th July until 1st August as next Friday we are off to France for 16 nights. 

France is one of the few places I've been where I can completely switch off and relax so I can't wait to get there.

Hoping I come back completely refreshed (and tanned!).

Saturday, 2 July 2011

My first Etsy treasury

Since I started selling on Etsy last summer my items have been featured in almost 300 treasuries.
I'm really grateful to everyone who has selected one of my items to feature in a treasury but have also marvelled at how they find the time to select things, put them together and then notify everyone they have featured.

Creating my own treasury is something I've been meaning to do for ages.
An hour and a half ago I decided to go to bed so came into my study to turn off my computer but then decided now was the time to make my first treasury.

And here it is...

I hope you like it!