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Sunday, December 29, 2013

A 5th Monday Party




It's Hard to believe another year has come and gone. New Years is fast approaching. What a perfect Monday for a party and a little update in what to look forward to in the New Year at the Etsy Cottage Style Blogspot.





First, just a little update on some additional linky parties for the ECS Blogspot. Everyone is already familiar with our monthly Monday parties.........................................................
1st week--Market Monday        
                 A virtual flea market showcasing fine                                                  art, crafts, vintage and antique items,
                 supplies, and more
2nd week--Vintage Cottage Style
                   Showcasing vintage finds and                                                              decor    
3rd week--Welcome to the Cottage Craft Room
                   Showcases studios and craft areas, tutorials, designs in 
                   progress.
4th week--Cottage Style Entertaining
                  Showcases tablescapes and recipes
to break up the week I thought maybe we'd add a few Wednesday parties for 2014.................................



1st week- Cottage Stitchery is dedicated to those 
                             who enjoy creating or collecting the fabric                                  arts, needlepoint, embroidery, quilting, etc.

 
2nd week- Cottage Paper Craft is dedicated to those who enjoy                         creating or collecting Ephemera Art. Scrapbooking,
                  artist trading cards (atc), paper dolls, banners, etc.

After the first of the year I'll announce others, but I thought you could mark your calenders so you can plan to attend these 2014 parties. 


Now, let's welcome the New Year with a festive get-together showing off how you celebrate. 
Any special recipes? Do you set the table? Are you the one throwing the big blowout or having an intimate tete-tete for two? Do you create any crafts especially for the end of the year?

Just use Inlinkz here and join you post to the party!


Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Holiday Entertaining


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We all love to entertain in our 'cottages', especially during the Holidays. Our cottage styles really shine when we combine favorite recipes or take-out with cherished dinnerware, beverageware, serving pieces, silverware, linens, placemats, and beloved collections to create Christmas fun and wonderful seasonal tablescapes in a comfy nook for one, on an intimate table for two, for a small get-together, or for a grand gathering. Themes are as boundless as our imaginations. Each table a cottage one-of-a-kind.
This week long Blog Party is open to everyone.

Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed,





For more info about ECS go to www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com



Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Holiday Cottage Craft Room

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  Okay all you crafty elves....what have you been working on?               

This party is dedicated to those who love to create, the spaces they create in, and the sharing their inspiration. All posts are welcome sharing designs in all craft/sewing rooms, how-to's, tutorials, supply leads, everything craft related.....except selling sites...... those will be promptly removed. 



This is a craft party;)
Selling sites are welcome every first Monday of the Month. 

This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party.



For more info about ECS go to  www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com



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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Cottage Vintage Style

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 It's the Holidays! Do you find yourself making more weekly runs to the thrift store and antique mall? Scouring flea markets and planning weekends around yard/garage sales or estate sales in the quest of vintage finds to complete your holiday decor, add to a Christmas collection or to use in your in your newest holiday craft project? Does your pulse race ....temp rise....find it hard to focus....loose all sense of direction upon arriving at your destination? No fear. You're experiencing 'vintageitus'. It's a perfectly normal effect of the vintage quest. A sure way of alleviating these symptoms is to join our weekly party and posting about your 'vintageous' item(s). This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party. For more info about ECS go to etsycottagestyle.ning.com for more info This is the perfect vintage fix;)

NOTE..this is a blog sharing party....Please do not post links to selling sites or they will be removed. Thanks 




Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Market


Market Monday is filled with One-Of-A-Kind designs......crafts.....
supplies.....antiques....and more. Open 24/7..... vendors add items daily....no rain/snow....heat/cold....no crowds or parking to contend with.....great snack and beverage bar.......ok so it's in your own kitchen, but hey where else can you see such fantastic finds right at your fingertips?! Let's start browsing.

If you are a vendor or would like to be part of the market please read below.........

Market Monday is open to all Vendors with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in! The InLinkz is easy to use. Just use your selling site URL in the InLinkz at the bottom of the page

Remember, Market Monday is open to all sellers, whether you are a member of Etsy Cottage Style or not. If you would like to become a Member and join in swaps, chats, groups, etc. Check out the Home Page at http://www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com/ We'd love to see you there.

December Featured member

Congratulations to our December winner

Peggi Meyer Graminski

Peggi is a talented Graphic & Mixed Media artist


Visit her shops and blogs at the following links

Visit her at her
Etsy Shop 1
Etsy Shop 2

Blogs



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thankful Entertaining

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We all love to entertain in out 'cottages'. our cottage styles really shine when we combine favorite recipes or take-out with cherished dinnerware, beverageware, serving pieces, silverware, linens, placemats, and beloved collections to create fun and wonderful tablescapes in a comfy nook for one, on an intimate table for two, for a small get-together, or for a grand gathering. Themes are as boundless as our imaginations. Each table a cottage one-of-a-kind.
This weekly Blog Party is open to everyone.

Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed,




For more info about ECS go to www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Thanks for taking us to your craft room!

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This party is dedicated to those who love to create, the spaces they create in, and the sharing their inspiration. All posts are welcome sharing designs in all craft/sewing rooms, how-to's, tutorials, supply leads, everything craft related.....except selling sites...... those will be promptly removed. 


This is a craft party;)
Selling sites are welcome every first Monday of the Month. 

This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party.



For more info about ECS go to  www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com



Sunday, November 10, 2013

What's Your Vintage Passion............

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Do you make weekly runs to the thrift store and antique mall? Scour flea markets and plan weekends around yard/garage sales or estate sales in the quest of vintage finds to complete your decor, add to a collection or to use in your in your newest craft project?Does your pulse race ....temp rise....find it hard to focus....loose all sense of direction upon arriving at your destination? No fear. You're experiencing 'vintageitus'. It's a perfectly normal effect of the vintage quest. A sure way of alleviating these symptoms is to join our weekly party and posting about your 'vintageous' item(s). This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party. For more info about ECS go to etsycottagestyle.ning.com for more info This is the perfect vintage fix;)

NOTE..this is a blog sharing party....Please do not post links to selling sites or they will be removed. Thanks 




Thursday, November 7, 2013

DIY Vintage Hankie Frames

DIY Hankie Frame



Sharing a little DIY Hankie Project today
Seen an idea similar to this on Pinterest so I can only take partial credit for it.
I am a Hankie lover, kind of like the doilies I seem to pick them up all over
Always a sucker for a pile of vintage Hankies
So why not frame them…right





I gathered up some hankie and decided on which ones were my favorites 
and set them aside 



Way too many to choose from 


I picked up these black Album frames from Michaels craft store
for $9.99 a piece I timed it right they were buy one get one free
Yippee!! Plus I had a coupon 
So Major score 

I think they turned out pretty good I found that some were different sizes
and didn't fit well other worked perfect
I think it would be fun to use a small hankie with some scrapbook paper as a background, Lots of varieties on this project 









I am loving the way they turned out, thinking of adding a few more
in place of the Doily canvas, Don't worry I would find a better spot for it 
It's changed a lot since this picture I added a few more doilies it's filling up nicely

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 2013 featured member and Market Monday!

November WINNER
Jil Shelton
Jil is a very talented artist. 
Here are some of her lovely creations





Visit her at her
Website
Etsy Shop
Blog
http://sayitwithroses.blogspot.com



And now let's all get ready for our Favorite Virtual Flea Market

Market Monday is filled with One-Of-A-Kind designs......crafts.....
supplies.....antiques....and more. Open 24/7..... vendors add items daily....no rain/snow....heat/cold....no crowds or parking to contend with.....great snack and beverage bar.......ok so it's in your own kitchen, but hey where else can you see such fantastic finds right at your fingertips?! Let's start browsing.

If you are a vendor or would like to be part of the market please read below.........

Market Monday is open to all Vendors with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in! The InLinkz is easy to use. Just use your selling site URL in the InLinkz at the bottom of the page

Remember, Market Monday is open to all sellers, whether you are a member of Etsy Cottage Style or not. If you would like to become a Member and join in swaps, chats, groups, etc. Check out the Home Page at http://www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com/ We'd love to see you there.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween!!

How about a howling fun party.....................................................



This is a copy of a sucker holder you can make a copy of to use for a quick treat.
Now, Let's see how you celebrate!




Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fall Entertaining

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We all love to entertain in out 'cottages'. our cottage styles really shine when we combine favorite recipes or take-out with cherished dinnerware, beverageware, serving pieces, silverware, linens, placemats, and beloved collections to create fun and wonderful tablescapes in a comfy nook for one, on an intimate table for two, for a small get-together, or for a grand gathering. Themes are as boundless as our imaginations. Each table a cottage one-of-a-kind.
This weekly Blog Party is open to everyone. 

Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed,




For more info about ECS go to www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com

Monday, October 21, 2013

Crafty Party

Sorry the party's a little late being posted, but the Stork made a delivery today!
Let's get the party started and then you can read about the delivery in my post 8)

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This party is dedicated to those who love to create, the spaces they create in, and the sharing their inspiration. All posts are welcome sharing designs in all craft/sewing rooms, how-to's, tutorials, supply leads, everything craft related.....except selling sites...... those will be promptly removed. 

This is a craft party;)
Selling sites are welcome every first Monday of the Month. 

This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party.

 

For more info about ECS go to  www.sycottagestyle/blogspot.com 



Thursday, October 17, 2013

What Is Cottage Style ?



Back today with some thoughts on Cottage Style and some pretty photos






I don't know about you but I've been thinking a lot about how styling 
So I have created some thoughts, questions on the topic of cottage style.

How do you describe Cottage Style ? 
What type of Cottage Style is your own ? 
Where do you find your type of Cottage Inspiration ? 
These questions really make you think about your image your products
your style maybe its time to rethink your brand your style, ideas how to keep it fresh, unique, you


Is it: 

  • Well-worn or reused vintage looks using painted pieces, pale floral fabrics, and pretty accessories with a romantic feel
  • Painted wood furnishings, a mixture of old and new, colors from primary to soft hues
  • Soft and cozy, warm and inviting, a bit frilly and romantic, with your personal touch thrown in to make it all your own
  • An eclectic mix of antique, vintage and new ... a style that embodies simplicity, practicality, diversity, and flexibility
 There are several different styles within this one, to name a few there are

* Vintage bungalow Cottage
* French Cottage
* Country Cottage 
*Shabby Cottage 
* Beach or Lakehouse Cottage

For me cottage style is about handmade or found objects crafted or refurbished with loving care and individual style. It's about color and texture. It's about mixing the old with the new. It's about combining beauty with practicality. It's about what home means to each of us.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Get Out Your Box Of Doilies



Hi, I wanted to start off my introducing myself
and give thanks for the opportunity to guest post on this great site

My name is Christy I am a DIY'er, Vintage & Antique Lover and Yard Sale Queen I have a little Etsy Shop where I share my love for vintage & homemade goodies., I am also a part time photographer and a Mother of 2 beautiful children 

But enough about me I am starting off with sharing a little DIY project I just finished 



Do you ever see those random doilies at yard sales, thrift stores or Antique stores or do you have a secret stash full of them like me ?
 You know just saving them up for something, some reason ?
Well I came up with a neat idea to display them, to get them out of that box they are hiding in. 

I started with a blank canvas 
(well in my case I lucked out and found this one at the thrift store with a hand painted verse on it) eek., sorry But it was the perfect size and only cost me a $1 How about that...

I painted it black, but would be great painted your favorite color
maybe a dark teal, dark blue or deep purple
I feel the black makes the perfect back drop

Once it was good and painted with several coats I got out my box of doilies
I had stashed away for a project., I have been picking them up randomly at yardsales and flea markets for awhile and have made a couple table runners
but I love this idea I think it makes a great art piece



Once I had a plan of what I wanted to use I got out my handy dandy
spray adhesive and went to town, I used a cardboard to spray them on the overspray can be a mess  talking from previous experience here but that's another story



Mine is still not a completed project but I hope to fill in the spaces
with some more as I find them




It's found a home here in my entryway for now., 
I tend move everything around as I get bored with it 







Here she is, I will have to do a follow up after I add some more to it
**see that doily on the table yeah I didn't I totally could have used that one :(

Thanks so much for letting me stop in today, I hope you enjoyed this DIY
and maybe it got your wheels turning 

Christy from Sew Vintage 
Shop & Blog 





Sunday, October 13, 2013

Let's see your Vintage Style

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Do you make weekly runs to the thrift store and antique mall? Scour flea markets and plan weekends around yard/garage sales or estate sales in the quest of vintage finds to complete your decor, add to a collection or to use in your in your newest craft project?Does your pulse race ....temp rise....find it hard to focus....loose all sense of direction upon arriving at your destination? No fear. You're experiencing 'vintageitus'. It's a perfectly normal effect of the vintage quest. A sure way of alleviating these symptoms is to join our weekly party and posting about your 'vintageous' item(s). This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check the Blog Party Rules page and use the Inlinkz below to join the party. For more info about ECS go to etsycottagestyle.ning.com for more info This is the perfect vintage fix;)

NOTE..this is a blog sharing party....Please do not post links to selling sites or they will be removed. Thanks 





Sunday, October 6, 2013

Let's go Shopping!!!

Market Monday is filled with One-Of-A-Kind designs......crafts.....
supplies.....antiques....and more. Open 24/7..... vendors add items daily....no rain/snow....heat/cold....no crowds or parking to contend with.....great snack and beverage bar.......ok so it's in your own kitchen, but hey where else can you see such fantastic finds right at your fingertips?! Let's start browsing.

If you are a vendor or would like to be part of the market please read below.........

Market Monday is open to all Vendors with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in! The InLinkz is easy to use. Just use your selling site URL in the InLinkz at the bottom of the page

Remember, Market Monday is open to all sellers, whether you are a member of Etsy Cottage Style or not. If you would like to become a Member and join in swaps, chats, groups, etc. Check out the Home Page at http://www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com/ We'd love to see you there.




Sunday, September 29, 2013

5th Monday New Party


Yeah!!! We have an extra Monday in September, so this  is a special Party. I was thinking of adding a few new specialty parties during the week   This'll be the first.


     
Are you a Mixed Media Fiber Artist?
Do you embroider, design clothes, do upholstery and home decor, create quilts or fabric wall art? 
Do collect vintage fabrics and textiles, tablecloths, linens, towels that are embellished with stitchery?
This party is for those who.love all needlework.

Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed,



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome to the First Autunm Cottage Style Entertaining

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We all love to entertain in out 'cottages'. our cottage styles really shine when we combine favorite recipes or take-out with cherished dinnerware, beverageware, serving pieces, silverware, linens, placemats, and beloved collections to create fun and wonderful tablescapes in a comfy nook for one, on an intimate table for two, for a small get-together, or for a grand gathering. Themes are as boundless as our imaginations. Each table a cottage one-of-a-kind.
This weekly Blog Party is open to everyone.

Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.Please remember this is a blog party, NO Selling Sites . Selling sites will be removed,