Thursday, December 31, 2015


Thank you sooo much Margaret for this new, beautiful treasury .... and for all you do for etsy sellers by making these beautiful collections.  Every time you make a treasury you are helping a big group of sellers get their items out there for shoppers to see!

As usual, I'm asking our followers to do the same as Margaret, and share these across your social media.  Then go see Margaret's shop ... fireflygirl777  (just click on the link).

This is a great way to end 2015 ... with a treasury from Margaret!

"Keep some room in your heart..

..for the unimaginable."~ Mary Oliver
Original Art Print, by k Madison Moore, Big Eyes, Yellow Blue Staircase, Baby Grand Piano, Yellow Drapes, Landscape, Pipes, Blue Chair
Car Art, Car Wheels, Wheel Art, Hot Rod Art, Whitewalls, Car Pictures, Boyfriend Gift, Automobile Photo, Man Cave, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20
Dream Girl Art Print of original painting, brunette girl, pretty girl, flowers in hair, spring, summer, girls room, dream, Vickie Wade art
Savoy Brown Recycled Record Album Cover Book
Gift for New Pharmaceutical Pharmacy Graduate, Gift for Favorite Pharmacist,  Framed Commemorative Stamp, Affordable Gift  #127
King Harold ll Art Collectible Historical Doll Miniature
Handmade book,Ode,illustrated, handbound,coptic stitch,keepsake, memento, pocket gift, stocking stuffer
Children's monster journal Worry Woolie a blue orange, fuzzy, pocket sized magical notebook for anxiety
Winter Goddess Fantasy Portrait Fine Art Print Wicca Mythology Fantasy, Limited Edition, Gallery Qualitiy Print FREE US Shipping & Insurance
El Wire Snapback Love Hat in Blue, Yellow, Green, Purple, Pink, White or Orange - Perfect for: Electric Zoo, EDC, Coachella, Ultra, Rave hat
Painting class Portrait tutorials Basic online workshop tutorial
Chamomile Garden REDUCED and Butterflies Mural Size ORIGINAL Painting by Ginette Unstretched 64 x 77 Inches FREE Shipping
Paris Door Photo, French Architecture, Blue Door, City Photograph, Cobalt Blue Art, Stone Building Photo, Paris Home Decor, Fine Art Print
Twilight Woods Original Acrylic Painting 5" x 7" by Mike Kraus
The Beatles Postcard John Lennon Imagine All You Need is Love
Paper clay-Interior doll-Charlie Chaplin-Collecting doll-OOAK other-Clay doll-Decorative doll-Human figure doll-Art clay doll-Doll artist

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Thank You "Ladylike" For This Great Treasury!

I'd like to thank the curator, for creating this beautiful treasury, and for including me in it.  I hope you will all share it across social media (as I usually hope :+) and that you'll go visit the curator's shop by clicking on the following link: Ladylike Behavior

Les Girls

Ms. Tree  No 35 Vintage Comic Book Max Collins & Terry Beatty Renegade Press December 1987 Zines and Comics
Vintage Shanghai Advertising Poster
Royal Enfield Bicycle, For Lasting Fitness, 1930s Advertising Print
VINTAGE 1920's advertising / promotion poster - A3 (42 x 29.7)cm
Lux Soap Ad, Cadillac Custom Car Ad, 1925, Laundry Room, Original 1920's, Wall Decor
1930's - 1940's Cigarette Tin Box, American Cigarettes Always Cocktail, Art Deco Tobacciana, United Cigarette Factories, New York, Amsterdam
Vintage 1940s Magazine Dated January 11, 1941 Collier's -The National Weekly Bowling Great Advertising Inside This Is A Full Magazine
1949 Community Silverplate - Happiest Brides Have Community - Oneida Silverware Patterns - Jon Whitcomb Art - 1940s Bride - White Flowers
Vintage book, 'The Little French Girl', sweet cover, great display book from 1924, french girl book, 1920's girls book, french girl book
1930's Day Frock Pattern  Mail Order YOUR PATTERN  # 8339 Today's Pattern Bureau, NY  Vintage Dress Pattern   Uncut, Factory-folded  Bust 36
Antique Rare RIBBON LADY Paper Doll Silhouette PICTURE Silk Yellow Lace Dress Wood Frame Boudoir Floral Flower Art Deco Lavender Hat Collar
Vogue Vintage Cover 1935 Summer Holidays Green Flowers Print Poster Canvas - French, Vintage, Art Deco
Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin (1878-1939) Vintage Postcard «Girls on the Volga. 1915» - Printed in the USSR, «The Fine Arts», Moscow, 1974
China Town Addict - Vintage Style two Shanghai girls standing in garden advertising poster (Oriental Chinese poster, 1930's style ) (022)
Art Deco Earl Christy Beauty, Sophisticated Lady Restored Print Great for Bedroom, Guest Room, Bath  #116


OK this is me reaching out to you to help all of us.  January is right around the corner, so all sorts of "new things" will be tested and prodded an poked by whomever is in charge of whatever site you sell on. The only people who will promote sellers ARE the sellers.

Back in the days when our site was run by just a few people who really and truly wanted to start a marketplace that worked for those who wanted to make and sell handmade items, it was a kinder, gentler place. They tried things that worked for their sellers, and some of them worked well.  This of course has changed, and the change is not all to be blamed on those who run it now.  The sheer size of the site prohibits much that used to be done.

We can take a few of those ideas and put them to work AGAIN ... "Us Broads" and those of you who follow us ... IF everyone will participate. I know we live in and with the "ME" generation but it's stupid and selfish to put on the "ME" cloak just because "no one tries to help me".

The idea I have been told about (I wasn't there at the time) was "RUSHING" new stores.  If a new shop opened, it would be announced and EVERYONE would go see it, like it, follow it, and buy from it IF there was something they WANTED.  I think that is a fantastic idea BUT it can't be done without a thumbs up from those of you who read the blog. I don't have time to wander around the site and see if there are any new shops --- NOR do any of you.  BUT when you ARE looking around in Etsy, if you see someone who just recently opened,  would you send me the name of it?  If it's less than four months old I'd call it a new shop.  I will then put a RUSH THIS SHOP announcement up in here.

THEN some of you remember back to when we had a shop of the month .... most everyone was very sweet and grateful for it but since we live in a world of scam artists, I think some were either scared off, not very smart about business, or just not very nice.  SO this would be an easier way of recognizing new shops AND very neat shops too.  Sometimes you see a shop and love the items carried in it, but for some reason the person has zero or near zero sales but has been open for a while. It could be a way of us introducing that shop owner to what marketing and self-promotion can do.

SOOOO I would LOVE to hear from you with a yay or nay ... AND if you have any other ideas about how we sellers can work together, toss them at me!!! AND NO this is NO scam. Just give me your opinion. I would say "use the comments box" but it works about 1/4 of the time -- so write me at: -- and NO I'm NOT putting you on a marketing list or selling your email address :+)  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Thank You Margaret, For Your Beautiful Treasury

Big thanks to Margaret for this treasury. I think it's wonderful and I'm sure everyone else will enjoy it too.  If you do, at the bottom the the treasury are buttons where you can share it on pinterest, facebook, and google plus -- so I hope you will!  Then visit Margaret's shop by clicking on the name of it here: fireflygirl777   THANK YOU MARGARET!!

"Time weighs down on you like an old, ambiguous dream. You keep on..

..moving, trying to sleep through it. But even if you go to the ends of the earth, you won't be able to escape it. Still, you have to go there--to the edge of the world..
Original Art Print, by k Madison Moore, Clocks on Fireplace, Pile of Books, ReadingBooks, Big Tall Clock, Drinking Red Wine, Yellow Sofaor
A journey of wonder, Handmade book , coptic stitch book. customisable, Artists book
Digital Image Download: Rain day in the Village.
Dr Who Cat, Grey Cat in TARDIS Starry Night, Doctor Cat Fine Art Print 5x7
Jimmy Buffet Record Album Cover Book
Travel Photography- Take Me To Tuscany- Italian, European, Architectural, Italy, Italian Street Scene, Art,  Landscape, Fine Art Photography
Personalized Beach Silk Wrap Bracelet Mother's Day Gift Custom Beach Bracelet Boho Bracelet Gypsy Bracelet Personalized Summer Bracelet
French Antique Enamel Publicity Sign Loft Living Chocolate Menier Porcelain Sign
Art Deco Fine Art Print  Woman on Sofa Wine Fur Coat Lovers Floral  from Original Oil Painting by k Madison Moore
Rusty cup on weathered gate.
Jim Morrison, Dictionary Art, Rock Star, Print, Poster, Upcycled, The Doors, Home Wall Decor, Prints and Posters, Gift Ideas, Shy, Troubled
Brass Telescope & Compass Gift Set w/ Velour Bag ~ Pendant, Keychain ~ Nautical Maritime
The Detective - an original oil pastel drawing
Airplane Art, Airplane Propeller, Aviation Art, Airplane Decor, Crop Duster, Pilot, Planes, Aeronautical, Airplane Print, Murray Bolesta
The Littlest Pilot, Little Boy, His "airplane" and HandMade Binoculars - Wonderful Restored Antique Print, Affordable Wall Art  #185
Frank Sinatra Come Fly With Me Album Cover Wall Clock

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Thank you Margaret! Another Wonderful Treasury!!

A big thanks to Margaret for another wonderful treasury ... and thanks for including me in it!   Everyone enjoy!  Please share across your social media and if you're not already, we'd love you to become a follower of our blog! You can visit Margaret's shop at fireflygirl777 and enjoy the wonderful things she makes! (Just click on the name of the shop)

"To live in this world you must be able to do three things.. love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go."~ Mary Oliver
Fine Art Mexican Print  Frida Kahlo Art Frida Kahlo Dress from Original Oil Painting Their Kiss  by k Madison Moore
Chinatown San Francisco, Chinese Lantern Photo, San Francisco Art, San Francisco Picture, Fine Art Print, Wall Art, Wall Decor, Multicolor
Bird in Flight Photo, Hummingbird Pastel Bird Art, Pink Art, Bird Print, Bird Picture, Square Art, Hummingbird Photography, Wildlife Art
Mother and Three Blonde Girls Art Print, three blonde sisters, Mom, purple, blue, mother, carrying children, wall art
Yes Recycled Record Album Cover Book
Girl and Her Horse, Restored Antique Art, Gift for Horse Lover, Great Girl's Room Print #142
Sonny Bono and Cher Fan Art Doll Miniatures Pop Music Seventies
Dog and Baby Art Print, Baby in Bath,  Vintage Antique Restored Art - GREAT Bathroom Print - Bathe Baby in the Washtub  Art Print #138
A journey of wonder, Handmade book , coptic stitch book. customisable, Artists book
Singing in the Rain Art Print, happy family playing in rain paintings umbrellas mom dad three children three kids wall decor blue
Hearts and Love Wall hanging Copper Wire with Glass Beads in Pinks  perfect lovers present can be personalized
Irish Lady Blue Portrait Study of Woman in Blue Young woman in Blue Fine Art Limited Edition Impressionistic Free US Shipping and Insurance
Portrait of Victorian Lovers "Kiss Me, Kiss Me" Limited Edition Print Kissing Lovers Engagements Weddings FREE US Shipping and Insurance
Royal Typewriter Picture, Surreal Photograph, Keyboard Art, Typewriter Art, Keyboard Picture, Murray Bolesta, MurrayBolesta, Ghost Town
White and Pink Let Go Let God Sign
Carmel by the Sea, Mission Church, California Missions, Carmel Mission, California Art, Church Art, Fine Art Photography, Spring Flowers