Monday, November 16, 2009

More Etsy Loveliness

As I continue to search for X-mas presents on my fave shopping website, Etsy, I sometimes stumble upon items I can't resist buying... for myself.
I was looking for a flower wreath to nail on my door to celebrate the joy of the season, but I wanted to avoid corny Christmas wreaths, with their red ribbons and heavy, plump figure. When I landed on Etsy's New Hampshire Woods Creations, I was smitten - every single wreath was so graceful, in such delicate colors, that I had a hard time choosing just one. Allison, who was taught this art by her grandmother, makes her own dried flower wreaths, among other floral creations. I finally chose the Santa Cruz oregano wreath. When I received the package, a thoughtful present from my mom, I was submerged by the fresh and invigorating scent of oregano. The bliss!

I really needed (yes, really) glass cases, as I hate my Ray-Ban's ugly and bulky case and don't want to scratch them, and as I lost my eyeglass case a long, long time ago. Etsy's Sew Gracious offers lovely, very affordable ($8), handmade eyeglass cases I chose 2 of. Aren't they perfectly exquisite?

22 comments:

Angie Muresan said...

Those glass cases are very pretty. And I'm heading over right now to take a look at those wreaths. So very lovely! We live up on a hill and get a lot of wind, so mine might need to be placed inside the door instead.

Belle de Ville said...

I love the color of that wreath...so pretty.

donna baker said...

ML, let me intoduce you to my friend's etsy site. She has the cutest things. From antiques to her homemade pillows, she has the best taste. I always want everything she has. It is my friend Maggie. Her etsy site is sleepingporchstudio.etsy.com

Sam said...

That wreath! It's just divine! The glasses caese are very stylish and pretty too.

Laura in Paris said...

Beautiful! Lova that wreath.

Allison said...

What a great blog! Thanks for featuring my Santa Cruz Oregano wreath!

Mary-Laure said...

DONNA - thanks, I love discovering more Etsy stores... I'll check it out today.

ALLISON - my pleasure! Your wreath really made me happy!

giulia said...

Excellent. M-L, keep up the personal shopping, it saves so much time. (I mean it.) Need 2 eyeglass cases & nearly bought some crummy (more expensive!) ones in a Borders. I didn't & now I can go do the right thing.

Off to gaze at lovely wreaths & drop major hints to family who claim they can never think of a thing for me. As a friend said recently, "YOU are SO easy to buy for!" Exactly. (Giulia is gifting her presence to others as a holiday gift.)

ciao-meow

Sew Gracious said...

ML, Thank you so very much for shopping with me on Etsy and for your lovely blog post about your purchase. A satisfied customer is truly the best compliment I can have. Thank you so much!

Also, that wreath is exquisite! How beautiful! I'll definitely be visiting that Etsy shop!

All the best!
Pam
http://sewgracious.etsy.com

Mary-Laure said...

GIULIA - dropping hints about stuff I want... it sounds just like me!

PAM - I am delighted with the eyeglass cases so it's really my pleasure to show off your items on my blog.

Seraphine said...

the dried flower wreaths are beautiful! you're right, they brighten the door so much more than traditional christmas wreathes. and the price is very close to what i paid for my traditional wreath last year, which dried out and got tossed into the garbage after the holidays.

gracia said...

Charming, utterly so. I think I'll follow your lead and hang a beautiful wreath sans red obviousness on my door too.

Esti said...

that wreath is really beautiful.
Me gusta su color y sencillez. Lastima que no puedo poner una en la puerta de mi casa; me la robarian...

Annie said...

Wonderful things...
Perhaps you missed my message, but you won my give away, please email me so I can send you a surprise.
xoxo

mansuetude said...

Thank you for this!

Spangler Cummings said...

You have the "sweetest soul"!

vintage simple said...

Oh, yes - I love that wreath, in all its rebelliousness. :) And the sunglass cases - so you, and so perfectly refined.

xo,
-maria

bookbabie said...

Very pretty, that's a great idea to holiday shop on Etsy!

Mary-Laure said...

GRACIA - I hope you'll show us what you choose.

ESTI - en serio? Te robarian una corona de flores????

ANNIE - I did email you but maybe my email ended in your spam folder? I'll try again.

BOOKBABIE - oh yes this year all my X-mas presents are coming straight from Etsy!

iñaki said...

Beautiful choice!

xx

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Such beauty...still in love with Etsy!
Thanks for your kind words...appreciate it very much!
xo*

Annie said...

No, I did not receive the email, I will look to see if I can find it...xoxo