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Thursday, January 31, 2013

February's Featured member

Our featured member for February is
Sandy of Cottage Heirlooms
Here is Sandy's bio from her member page...She has been a member since March of 2010 and has participated in our swaps and other activities..

I live in beautiful Derby City USA and I am married to my fav firefighter, Mr. B, for 38 years. I am the Mom of two beautiful daughters, each in the nursing profession. The sunshine in my life is my two grandchildren, Wesley is 4 and Eliza just celebrated her 2nd birthday July 14th. To them, I am "Nan".

I love all things vintage, cottage, romantic, and pink and enjoy the “find” in attaining these things, some (many) of which I have a difficult time parting. My favorites are antique/vintage linens, vintage jewelry, pottery and vanity collectibles. Mr. B believes all my "stuff" is an obsession, I prefer to describe it as a true passion and appreciation for art, history and a mix of childhood memories together with the warm feelings growing up in the "Wonder Years"!

Over the last several years, I find myself returning to favorite skills gained long before entering into Motherhood ~ sewing, crocheting and journaling. I enjoy learning and have added to this portfolio ~ photography, scrapbooking, digital scarpbooking and dabbling in home d├ęcor. I do not proclaim to be an expert at any of these but I enjoy the challenges as well as sharing my gifts and knowledge with others

I did open an etsy store recently, Pure Cottage and I also have website where I sell many of my "pretties". Each a work in progress. I look forward to making new friends who have common interests, who love to share ideas, their arts and crafts and collections.
Etsy shop:
Congratulations Sandy!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Let's Party

Welcome to the newest ECS party.......Etsy Cottage Style Entertaining....................................
We all love to entertain in out 'cottages'.  our cottage styles really shine when we combine favorite recipes or take-out with cherished dinnerware, beverageware, serving pieces, silverware, linens, placemats, and beloved collections to create fun and wonderful tablescapes in a comfy nook for one, on an intimate table for two, for a small get-together, or for a grand gathering. Themes are as boundless as our imaginations. Each table a cottage one-of-a-kind.

This weekly Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check out the Blog Party Rules Page and use Inlinkz below to join the party.

Please remember this is a blog party, selling sites will be removed.

For more info about ECS go to www.etsycottagestyle.ning.com

Now, Let's Party!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Third Monday of January

We couldn't not include last years popular party for the New Year. This party is dedicated to those who love to create, the spaces they create in, and the sharing their inspiration. All posts are welcome sharing designs in all craft/sewing rooms, how-to's, tutorials, supply leads, everything craft related.....except selling sites...... those will be promptly removed. This is a craft party;)
 Selling sites are welcome every first Monday of the Month.

This weekly ECS Blog Party is open to everyone. Please check 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

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

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Time to Party like it's 2013


Happy New Year Everyone!
It's time to kick off the New Year with a party. Market Monday is our most popular party of the year so, every first Monday of the month our virtual flea market will return.  
Market Monday is filled with OOAK designs......crafts.....supplies.....antiques....and more. Open 24/7..... vendors add items daily....no rain/snow....heat/cold....no crowds or parking to contend with.....great snack and beverage bar.......ok so it's in your own kitchen, but hey where else can you see such fantastic finds right at your fingertips?! Let's start browsing.
If you are a vendor or would like to be part of the market please read below................................
Market Monday is open to all Vendors with a traditional Website, Selling Blog, Ebay or Etsy site We invite you to link in! 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.

Be sure to watch for new parties that will take place this year and your e-mail with  ore info about them.