Saturday, December 29, 2012

Turtle Wisdom

I wanted to share this treasure box today.  It was slip cast and glazed here in central Mississippi.

I have a special love for frogs and turtles.  According to Avia, creator of Whats Your Sign.com, the turtle relates to having stability, innocence, order, longevity, patience, endurance, strength, protection, and creation.  Asian myth considers the turtle a symbol for cosmic order.  Personally, I think a little cosmic order would be a good thing.

The turtle encourages us to go at your own pace and to be patient- that things will work out in the end.  When I was going through a difficult time in my life, a Native American friend of mine suggested that I look into Turtle Medicine.  It's possible that on some level, I knew I needed this knowledge in my life as I named my second Etsy shop, Turtle Treasures.

According to Crystal Links, the turtle represents a nuturer, protector, and mother energy.  Turtle energy can help one achieve balance in life.

With these things in mind, I have listed a Ceramic Turtle Treasure Box in my Etsy shop.  I hope you like her.



Blessings and Peace,
Jill


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sophia's Wonderland



SophiasWonderland on Etsy has been open since October 2012.  She features antiques, collectibles, and vintage items.  She says she has always loved vintage jewelry and wore it with pride when she was a girl.

I remember wearing Sarah Coventry jewelry as a child.  No, it wasn't vintage then!



This butter dish was made in Germany.  I love the delicate pink flowers.





This vintage knitting book was published in 1962 and features patterns for knitted hats.  I  bet there are some cool hats included in this book!









Sophia's Wonderland lists new treasures regularly.  Check by often to see what new things she has!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

LoveManifested

Amanda Baird is the owner of the Etsy shop, LoveManifested.  Amanda loves creating things from paper and states she has been involved in this for 10 years.  She also has made several pieces of jewelry.

Since we know I love silver and purple/lavender/amethyst, I will start with these gorgeous earrings.



These are made with wire, clear quartz, hematite, and plastic purple beads!










These Christmas cards feature a large, seafoam green snowflake, making them a little different from the typical card.










This decorative gift box is perfect for any occasion!










LoveManifested is a relatively new shop.  Discover the treasures she has for sale!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

BenDixenArt


Kristan Bendixen is the owner of BendixenArt, a shop that features original paintings in acrylic, mixed media, as well as art prints, note cards, and sketches.  Her work ranges from bold and bright to simple and sweet and they range in size from large to ACEO's.

 I really like this piece.  It's perfect for a little girl's room.  Look closely at the bottom of the painting to see a little cat.









This modern abstract paining is created from bold acrylic colors!







This card is perfect for any occasion!







Shop BendixenArt for bright and fun wall decor and paper goods!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

MakersNine


MakersNine is a new shop on Etsy featuring accessories, paintings, gifts, and sewing patterns.  It is a family owned and operated business located in Houston, Texas.

I like this hat made of fleece.  It is lined with brown fabric and has a matching scarf.



Wear this teal chiffon infinity scarf with after hours apparel or with jeans.  The sparkly fabric will add flair to your outfit!








This original oil painting features angels dancing!  It's lovely.










Checkout MakersNine for a variety of gift giving answers!