Monday, November 15, 2010

Etsy Holiday Open House


Sunday was our annual Etsy Holiday Open House. I really enjoy hosting this event at my home. I have some wonderful and very talented friends that are all Etsy sellers. Somehow we manage to squeeze them all in and create our own mini show. We serve great food and keep the wine flowing! Click on any of their names for a link to their shop! Click on pics to super size! Above:  Me, Kelley and Kim at the dining room table. I share this "booth" each year with Kim. Rusty Rooster Vintage is the left side of table and has the wreaths, of course!

 Recognize those primitive trees from Great Day in the Country post? Everyone kept asking if they were for sale! lol My Santa wreath, nest and nativity wreath sold quickly. I still have feather balls, map pages with skeleton key, map pages with boat and a dictionary wreath with skeleton key. If you are interested, email me. They ship! Not as fragile as they seem.

 I did numerous vintage book paper wreaths, ornaments and Santa printed on sheet music. I kept things low key this year so I could mingle with the guests.

I have a few of the Santa mason jar lid ornaments left. They are $6 each plus shipping. Email me if you are interested. They'll be on Etsy soon! I will make a few more nativity scene ones too. I also have a few high resolution Santas on original 1930's sheet music for $8 and free shipping. Again, will be on Etsy this week sometime or just email me.
I found this cutie for holding my business cards at a thrift store -
Here's Kim and her great shop full of tags, gift card holders and holiday goodies. Love her bingo cards -
Kelley's shop G&S Supply offers blocks, advent calendars, assemblages, albums...the list goes on!
Cathleen of Triple C Designs alters books, makes journals and this year had her own pumpkin patch! Heck, she'll even babysit while you shop!

Amy ran the show for Two Florida Girls my favorite shop for cozies and hair clips!
...and super cute sports themed stuff too!
Next up was  Kimberly of WhimZy. She makes custom jewelry! Here she is working with a customer.
And here is a fabulous ring I purchased from her!
And a necklace I am planning on for the holidays! Her booth was so busy that I did not get pics during the party!
Finally we have Kasey of Autumn and Everything After. She makes beautiful banners (have a custom one), burlap pillows (I bought some cute Xmas ones), tote bags and cuffs.  Somehow she managed only to get in my set up photos! We were quite busy once the open house got started. It was a huge success! I did snap a few photos of her goodies though!-

WHEW!  That was a long post but I wanted to share all these talented ladies with you. Many of them participate in local craft fairs but there is just something special about having our friends, co-workers and neighbors over for drinks, treats and shopping. It takes some furniture moving and some squeezing but we manage to set up a nice "show" ourselves in the comfort of home. Etsy sellers...you should try it!  It really is something we each look forward to doing. Here we are rushing to get done!


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42 comments:

  1. ~**~LOVE your wreaths Vicki!!! Hugs,Rachel~*~*

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  2. This looks like a fun open house with lots of goodies! Love your wreaths and jar lid ornaments!

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  3. I'm sorry I missed this. It looks like so much fun. I was hoping to snag one of your beautiful wreaths.

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  4. OMGosh, wish I could have been at your show Ÿ Soooo many cute things!

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  5. I'm sad I wasn't able to come this year. Looks like Amy held down the Two Florida Girls fort though! :)

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  6. That looks like so much fun! I adore that santa wreath. Can't wait until you open up your etsy shop.

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  7. Hi Vicki,
    What a fun show! I would have loved shopping at your open house! So many talented ladies, and great displays, too! I am in love with your zinc lid ornaments, and those neat clear flattish ones. I just picked some up at Michael's yesterday, you have inspired me!! BTW, your home is lovely!!

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  8. I love when we all get together for our Holiday Open House! Its a great way to see what everyone has made, and a fun way to sell our treasures! Thanks Vicki for opening up your home to us!! :) ♥

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  9. WOW! This looks amazing. Not only are you extremely talented, but you have talented friends!

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  10. Cute, cute things!!! I just love your lid ornaments and those pillows are adorable! What a fun time and your home is very pretty!!!

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  11. Love Cathleen's little note pads. Wonder how she gets the paper under/around the spirals.
    Maybe I'll just go ask. =)

    hugs and blessings

    barb

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  12. I love your style...everything is gorgeous! Thanks for coming by Lucky Star Lane!. I'm a new follower:)

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  13. Oh my, such beauty, Vicki!!! And it looks so fun! I hope that you all had a wonderful time and I love all the treasures...(I didn't realize that everyone brought their art--how spectacular!!! And I'm happy for you that jury duty is done...yippee!
    XO

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  14. How wonderful! I love your blog and I'm going to put it on my list of favorites! I live in Florida, too! ♥

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  15. Looks like a great time Vicki! All the goods are beautiful...love your ornaments!!
    Tammy :-)
    JUNK WILD

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  16. omg this looks like so much fun!
    What wonderful creations.
    I just love the ornaments you have done.
    I am going to check out some of these girls
    Awesome
    so glad you stopped by my blog!
    Amy

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  17. What beautiful stuff, all of the crafts are amazing.

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  18. I think this is such a wonderful ideal to host this event in your home with your friends, what fun that would be!!! I just love your vintage book paper wreaths, and the mason jar lid ornaments... gorgeous gorgeous!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  19. Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - - Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your blog! and your idea for friends to get together for this great time! An interesting way to sell your wares. Everything looks so inviting. Your paper wreaths are amazing and beautiful.
    If you get a chance, please visit my blog as I am working on a giveaway....no special reason, just for fun! Will be adding some
    more items before it's over! Thanks!

    Smiles and Blessings,
    Nancy

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  21. Love your creations; So beautiful~
    How fun to get friends together and do this~
    I love the theme and the essence of sharing!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Our Open House is one of my favorite days of the year! How can we go wrong??? Good friends, new friends, crafts, a beautiful home, food and wine!!! My Vicki-made wreath is proudly hanging in my dining room. I love it. Sometimes I make a trip in there just to look at it! :) You are so talented!

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  23. Hi Vicki,
    Oh my goodness, I think I've fallen in love with your blog. I can hardly wait to see your Etsy shop. My goodness. Thank you so much for swinging by CluckleBees and joining in on the Christmas Giveaway fun and for you lovely comments. I just loved this post. I have to go through it again.

    What a wonderful idea for the Etsy open house. You all must have had a lovely time together. I don't know too many folks nearby who sell on Etsy. I'm always introducing folks to it. It's wonderful you have fellow Etsian friends close by.

    Well, I'm going to go back and look around your blog some more.

    I hope you have yourself a beautiful evening,
    Susan @ CluckleBees

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  24. I just love your sweet comments! Thanks to each of you for stopping by during your busy days to say hello! ((hugs))

    Vicki

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  25. Hi Vicki,
    The party looked so fun!!! Thank you so much for visiting my blog...I hope she likes the journal!
    XO

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  26. What a fun open house with so many great things to choose from!

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  27. I wish I lived near you Vicki so I could have joined in on the fun!

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  28. What a fun idea to do an open house from home! And I am loving those mason jar ornaments. Now I just need to find some etsy sellers near me... :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my PB knockoff star. It always helps to have some reasurance when I'm on the fence about a project. And thanks for following along! I'm so happy to have made a new bloggy friend!

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  29. What a fabulous idea for Etsy sellers. I see lots of great things for sale in your photos. Love the wreaths.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  30. Vicki- I think you run around with a great group of talented friends! You all put together what appears to have been a very successful show. Your wreaths are so cute- I've yet to attempt one, even though they look easy enough to create. And your ornaments made out of the canning jar lids are adorable- You are just a talented crafter! Thanks so much for coming by for a visit. I am always amazed at how far reaching our blogs can be and how much we can glean from each other's talents. :-)
    ~ Sue

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  31. Hi Vicki~ Wow that looks like so much fun!!! I love all your beautiful wreaths & the mason jar ornaments are so charming- I am sure they will all sell out quickly! Thanks so much for sharing at my party! :)

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  32. Vicki, I am continually amazed at the art you can create! Every time I click on your block, I wonder what treasures I'm going to get to see next.
    Brenda

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  33. gosh, Vicki, how much fun is this???? Are these all friends of yours in your area that also sell on etsy? So cool. And, thanks so much for the post about a more user-friendly blog. I will have to sit down one afternoon and make some changes!
    xo
    lynn

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  34. I'm a wreath girl and I love all your fantastic wreaths! You have a beautiful blog!
    Take care,
    ~Michelle

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  35. Hi Vicki! Oh wow! I could have done some serious damage shopping there! :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to the party this week!
    Vanessa

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  36. What a fun event! Thanks for the links. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. How fun was that? I think that is a fabulous idea, and would have loved to attend. All you woman are so talented! Marcia

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  38. Wow, where to start?? It's all gorgeous, but I'm in love with those book pages paper wreaths. Looks like great shopping!
    xo,
    Debra

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  39. So many wonderful crafty items friend!! I am going to try to make a paper wreath, I've always liked them & now seeing the ones here...I just must try!
    Thanks for sharing, I'm visiting from Common Ground & I love your blog!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  40. How'd I miss this??? I Love what I see here!!!

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