Well, the Holiday Season zipped by, I hope yours was memorable. I enjoyed a real treat, for New Years Eve we took a quick jaunt to the Oregon Coast. Our favorite haunt, the Windermere is not fancy, but the cabins are right on the dunes at the beach. The weather was, in a word, perfect! Sunny, still and a warmish 50-60 degrees (remember, we are in Oregon). Enjoying an ocean view and leisurely beach walks on New Years Day combined with eating fresh seafood has me stoked for 2012! Have you set any resolutions for yourself this year?
Now back to your regularly scheduled BEST Team weekly feature: You will find all manner of creativity at Chicky D's! Danielle has always loved arts and crafting and she knew from middle school she would pursue a career involving art. She's a mild mannered graphic designer for the local newpaper by day, yet she's a crafty maven in her time off as well. I simply adore this heart decoupage perfect for Saint Valentine's Day, it's approximately 12"x12"x3/8", newspaper on wood with red acrylic heart painting. Ready to hang. Facebook |Twitter
The fab mother/daughter team Debbie and Amanda at Our Home To Yours is coming upon their two-year anniversary as Etsy Sellers and they've collected a plethora of positive feedback to attest to their success. Custom orders are but one of their specialties and you must see the one of a kind jewelry! For winter warmth and fashion savvy, I choose this long and narrow crocheted scarf in shades of purple edged with black. It's modern, yet classic at the same time and there's nothing better than handmade! Blog | Twitter | Facebook
Shirley's got an amazing inventory, ready to ship at The Orange WindmillI know, I always gravitate to the gift sets, because there are two and I get to keep one for myself!! From this lovely pair of handmade leather bound journals, I choose the one with the extra long assymetrical cover because I can add keepsake items between the journal pages and the cover will still wrap over nicely! Facebook | Blog | Twitter | Pinterest | Stumble | Tumblr
As part of my BESTeam commitment, I will post a weekly feature of several of the fabulous shops and talented artisans who comprise the Boosting Etsy Shops Team with a goal to mutually support each other and promote each others' Etsy shops through blogging. If you are an Etsy shopowner we'd love to have you join our BESTeam, please visit theteam pageand sign up!