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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hopping {& Hoping} For Spring!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Despite our focus on furniture/decor and interior decorating, our paper garlands are pretty popular.  This sort of surprised me.  We first made a simple scalloped, three-dimensional garland at Christmas time to use as garland with your vintage inspired Christmas decorations, but after Christmas we got requests to make more.  Recently, our butterfly garland hit the front page of Etsy and we got several orders in a handful of minutes.  One woman, who was ordering the garland for her twins' playroom inquired if we had anything boyish (as one of the twins was a boy).  Nope.  We didn't.  So I  went in search of a more "boyish" shape to string into a festive garland.



Apparently spring is still speaking to me, despite it's refusal to actually arrive around here.  Nothing says spring is on its way around my house like the croaking chorus of frogs that hatch behind my house in the a forest pond early every spring.  This year they were busting out the music in the beginning of February! This is what I hear every night from my back patio. . .



And while I would certainly love to get back to painting furniture and decorating things, it would help if spring actually showed its face around here.  It's nothing but cool weather and pouring rain as far the eye can see.

Which makes refinishing furniture and painting projects less than comfortable. . . because I do those things in my garage.  My cold, unheated garage.  But I have plans--big plans!  Hopefully in the next month or so, my dad is going to come visit and help us build a shop/garden shed--with heat!--to make this job a little more of a year round thing.

In the meantime, I need to get to work finishing Signe's room makeover and wrapping up some things headed for the shop & etsy.

Do you shop on Etsy?  If so, what kinds of things do you find yourself searching for and buying?   Here are a few of my favorite shops:

Vintage Goodness:







{Vintage} Photography:






Happy Shopping!

2 comments:

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

It doesnt surprise me that your garlands are popular :) I adore mine that I got from you last year...I had them draped at the end of my daughters vintage iron bed. We are still unpacking and "fluffing" our new house, and I cant wait to get them back up!

An outdoor heated shed?! That sounds amazing!

XOX

ps - your apron is already on my gorgeous new double wall oven :D

Urban Farmgirl said...

Awww...thanks friend! I love all the shops you mentioned! And your garlands are the cutest! ;o)

Mary

 
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