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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's Time For..................................

The summery Cottage Color Party!

Yes, I know It's a couple days late...sorry. I've been having some trouble with my back..can't sit long..can't stand long...laying down is ok, but trying to move...yowza. Caused me to lose track of time.
Thanks to those who inquired!

The color August is ORANGE. Orange is that saucy little color that adds a little heat without making it too hot. The color orange is said to stimulate activity........maybe that's why the shades of orange fill vintage decor books and magazines for the color to use in rec rooms and family rooms of the 60's and 70's. It is also supposed to stimulate appitite too.....I suppose that's why Institutions, Schools, and Hospitals used those shades in their caferterias back then too. Orange also encourages socialization...uh.....I guess that's why peaches and oranges were used so much in decorating on shows in the 70's and 80's. Orange is the seventh most popular color among Americans. Orange is considered jovial, warm, and energetic,
It can be forceful, but is exuberant. It is associated with fruitfulness, adventure, vigor and wholesomeness.
It's the color you either love or hate. So,  let's see those shades and hues of orange in your garden.......home....vintage collections......or even your vintage wardrobe!
Remember this is a week long party so stop by often to check out new posts!

The Linky is up and running. It's easy to use. After you have "published" your Cottage Color post on your blog, stop by Etsy Cottage Style Here and put your name and the permalink to your post into the Linky sign up box.

What is a permalink? A permalink is the direct link to your post, as opposed to your general blog address. When someone visits Etsy Cottage Style during the week and clicks on your link, they will be taken directly to your Cottage Color post instead of having to search through your most recent posts to find it.

There are two ways to get your permalink. One way is to click on the title of your Cottage Color post, then right click on the URL address showing in the address field at the top and select Copy. Then paste this link into Linky which will be available here. Click on "Enter" and you are all done! You will see your permalink posted. :-) Or, another way to add your link for Linky is to right click on the title of your Cottage Color post, select "copy shortcut" and then paste this link into the URL box on the Linky sign-up.

Please remember this is a blog get-together to share vintage finds, collections, or how you utilize vintage items in your designs. Selling sites will be removed. Selling sites are welcome every first Monday of the month at Market Mondays
Also if you'd like to know more about Etsy Cottage Style go to http://etsycottagestyle.ning.com.

This is a blog sharing event, please do not add selling sites or non related posts or they will be removed...thanks

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The original plan of this party was to do this with the change of each season, but the spring party--well it was still cold in many parts of the country, so the party was too early. Then we got hit with the opposite, blazing heat!

So with that being said....we know many of you have been shooting pics of your lovely gardens this summer, so why not show them off? And be thinking ahead to the fall party which will happen in October too.

Here are the simple rules.....
Post the party badge below on your blog.

Copy the code below

1.  Snap some great photos and do a blog post on your blog.

2. Post your *permalink from your blog to the linky here to share.
*permalink is the URL to the actual post--not just your blog. You can find this after you publish your post, click "view post" instead of "view blog". then copy and paste the URL address in the link box.

3. Linking will be open until August 31st, so you have lots of time.

Monday, August 1, 2011

It's Off to the Market

Welcome to....................................................

The monthly virtual flea market filled with vintage finds, one-of-a-kind artworks, home decor pieces, crafts, supplies, vintage finds, and more. We hope as you browse you find all kinds of goodies and something you just can't live without! Be sure to let the vendor you were there, they love to here from those who visit and we here at Etsy Cottage Style would love for you to leave a comment at the bottom of the post letting us know how we're doing or just to say Hello. The Market is open all week, Vendors set up their virtual spots throughout the week and items are added, sometimes daily, so things change every day. Hope to see you here!

If you are a vendor with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in!
Visitors to the blog will be directed to participating sites with the help of InLinkz.

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.