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Sunday, November 20, 2011

November Cottage Color Party

November's color is Burgandy. Now this is a classic fall color....leaves, mums, cranberries, mulled wine.... and very popular in decorating.......throws, overstuffed chairs, Asian rugs, placemats and napkins. When you think of burgundy in vintage terms there are lots of things you remember......ruby and cranberry glass, sack cloth, diner dishware, framed botanical prints. I'm sure there are more you remember in your collections and that you incorporate into your decor. We can't wait to see you're examples!

 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.

Also if you'd like to know more about Etsy Cottage Style go to http://etsycottagestyle.ning.com.

Please remember this is a blog get-together to share vintage finds, collections, or how you utilize vintage items in your designs.Please do not add selling sites or non related posts or they will be removed...thanks

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Holiday Season is Beginning!

Last week ECS announced it's 2011 Holiday Gift Tag Swap, which sounds like a lot of crafting fun and a great start to the season! This week it's time for..............

Why wait for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, here at Market Monday vendors are open right now 24/7 and add new items...sometimes daily....we can start our gift shopping right now!

The monthly virtual flea market is 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 gift and holiday decorating ideas! 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 Season's Greetings. 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. If you'd like to know more about ECS go to http://www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com/

Saturday, November 5, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Tag Swap

Etsy Cottage Style is hosting a Gift Tag swap and all members are invited to participate! If you are not a member, we invite you to join our ning group (it's free because our side bar advertisers support us). Signing up to be a member is so easy...just go to EtsyCottageStyleNing

Now on to the nitty gritty of this swap....

*Send 12 handmade holiday tags, you get 12 asst tags back
*Tags must be at least 2"x3" in size, and no larger than 3"x5"
*Include in your envelope a 6"x9"self addressed stamped envelope with 2 first class stamps. Do not send a larger envelope.
(see photo below)
If you are international, make sure you have the correct postage--email me if you need help figuring it

Tags must reach me no later than November 19th. I would like to have them back in the mail to you the week after Thanksgiving...

For more info on where to send the tags....go to this link

(remember if you are not already a member, you can sign up for FREE to join in)

Have a question??? You can post here or over in the ning group

ESC Administrator