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Saturday, January 12, 2013

New Year happenings and a NEW PARTY STARTS

*Here are some of the exciting things happening in the new year~
  *you do need to be a member of our ning community to participate--
    (it's FREE) and don't forget to join the week long party at the bottom of this page!
   Featured Member of the Month
Each month we will select a member to feature on the main page, on our blog and facebook. This is a great opportunity to share your shop, blog or craft.
To apply for the January featured member, go to the main page forums.
Monthly Giveaways
These will be sponsored quality give a ways. Your administrator, Debbi*MarionberryCottage will be hosting the January giveaway with a gorgeous Waverly ruffled apron valued at $25.
You can sign up for the giveaway by going to the groups link.

Creativity Challenges
Challenge #1 will be for altered boxes in any medium. Information and deadline information for this can be obtained by going to groups. 2 winners will be chosen by secret ballot
Side bar Advertising
Open to all members $25 for 6months. You also have an ad on the blog and featured 2-3 month on facebook. Now that is a bargain for less than $5 a month!
The paid ads on the side bars are what keeps our ning group free for the majority of the membership. Please patronize our sponsors
Blog Parties
As many of you have seen, Melody sends out a weekly broadcast of the featured parties.
Week1 Market Monday
Week 2 Cottage Vintage Style (new 2013)
Week 3 Welcome to the Cottage Craft room
Week 4 Cottage Style entertaining (new 2013)

Now on to this years new party!

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 chjeck 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


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Debbi and thanks for hosting! I LOVE to see all the vintage goodies!

Marilou Bain said...

Will get linked up by tomorrow! Sound like fun this new one!Thanks for the new theme,
Hugs Marilou

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Debbi,
Love the new line up for this year, the party links and all the happenings. Thank you to you and all the admins for their part in ECS.
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hi Debbi,
Love this new party idea! It will be fun seeing all the found treasures. As soon as I get a blog post done I will come back and add my link!
Thank you and your team!
♥ Jil

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for hosting, Debbi...I'll be checking back to see what's new, the party's just getting started!
I am entry #4 and it seems to be hidden under the right sidebar widgets...is that on your end, too?

Debbi said...

oops, my bad, I had the pixels set too high for the thumbnails...it is fixed now!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fix, Debbi...I linked up again, hope that's okay!
Have a great night!

My Vintage Life said...

So wonderful to see all of the new exciting things happening here!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Awishdream said...

Thanks so much for the party idea. Love to check out all the lovely treasures here!
Cheers! :)