Friday, November 5, 2010

Winter Knits and Accessories by Branda on Etsy

Fine Knitted Scarves, Hats and MittsWith winter coming all along the northern hemisphere (and in many places, it feels like it's already arrived) it's time to start stocking up on those warm, cuddly knits again. This is one of the reasons I love this time of year, in fact.

I love scarves and gloves and all those wonderful winter accessories and, although many people don't realize this, they can be more than just a method of keeping warm.

Scarves can be worn so many different ways and can be purchased to match outfits, make statements, etc. Same with your other knit accessories. So why not celebrate winter by coordinating the knits you wear with your outfits?

Today's shop, Branda on Etsy, is
filled with a variety of knits just for such an idea. They have mitts and cuffs, hats and berets, cowls and scarflettes, scarves and shawls and even a terrific selection of discounted items (at a 30% discount) for pinching your pennies while doing your winter shopping!

The shop is filled with clear,
Branda on Etsycrisp photos and is even organized by color to make it that much easier to find your favorite color or that perfect shade to match the outfits you want to accessorize. And each of their pieces is 100% hand knit as well with a careful eye for quality in every stitch.

Ran by a pair of remarkably talented sisters (Mariana and Paula) in Buenos Aires, Argentina who not only create beautiful knit items for their shop but also have degrees in Architecture and are crafty in a variety of ways besides knitting including designing stained glass art work as well as macrame owl jewelry and original spiral-bound artwork notebooks.


TO VISIT THE MARIANA AND PAULA'S BRANDA SHOP ON ETSY, YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

You can also visit their other shops for stained glass art work as well as macrame owl jewelry and original artwork notebooks.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Art and Other Lovely Curiosities by Christine Lindstrom

MaiAutumn on EtsyI fell in love with today's shop the moment I "stepped through the door" and took a look around. I'm not sure if it's the focus on nature, the subtle femininity, the clean and crisp lines of the shop itself or the atmosphere, maybe it's all of that! But, I've literally spent hours in this shop since discovering it on Etsy.

MaiAutumn on Etsy is filled with a collection of beautiful creations inspired by nature, imaginary places, memories, mysteries and a little bit of magic. All created by the amazingly talented Christine Lindstrom.

There's a variety of items too from original watercolor art to photography, a few beautiful bits of jewelry and fine art prints including matte and framing options!

And, on Christine Lindstrom's profile, you'll also find the wonderful story behind her inspirations including girlhood antics and miracles of how imagination can enrich any childhood... and any adult as well!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT CHRISTINE LINDSTROM'S MAIAUTUMN SHOP ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, CLICK RIGHT HERE.

You can also visit Christine Lindstrom on her Fey Handmade Blog or, if you prefer, by stopping by Facebook where she often also posts the occasional discounts!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 11/3 thru 11/9


I love giveaways and I really, really love winning free stuff. (Who doesn't?!?) It doesn't happen often but it always comes as a surprise when it does and brightens up my day.

Every Wednesday here on The Meandering Musings is "I Wanna Win" Wednesday! This is where you can come to find terrific giveaways to enter and win as well as share giveaways with others.

SO... Do you have a great giveaway going on this week or know someone who does? If so, spread the news and share!

In the Linky below, share your current giveaway or any great giveaways that you have discovered, or... explore (and enter to win) a few of the giveaways left by others.

After all, you can't win if you don't enter!

[ PLEASE ENTER YOUR LINKS IN THIS FORMAT... Name of Giveaway You're Sharing (End Date) ]

Monday, November 1, 2010

Flirty and Fun - Light and Cheery Jewelry by Leo and Junie

Leo and Junie on EtsyAs an avid jewelry aficionado, I have to tell you that I visit a lot of jewelry shops and when I came across today's shop, it immediately made me smile.

Then I saw the earrings pictured here in this post and it also triggered my immediate "ooohhhh! I want!" response as well!

Leo and Junie on Etsy is a lovely little shop filled with flirty and fun handmade jewelry with a bit of a modern flair with a touch of vintage feel. They feature charms, gemstones, crystals and sterling as well as a number of vintage bits.

The jewelry in this shop is inspired by nature, gardens, the ocean, butterflies, fairies and other whimsical things and the artist loves incorporating one-of-a-kind vintage beads into her pieces.

If you're looking for a delicate little accessory for yourself or to give as a gift for an upcoming event or the holidays, this might just be the shop you've been looking for, so be sure to stop by and take a look around.

TO VISIT THE LEOANDJUNIE SHOP ON ETSY, YOU CAN CLICK THE PICTURE ABOVE OR, IF YOU'D RATHER, CLICK RIGHT HERE!

You can also visit Leo and Junie on their blog or stop by and say hi on their Facebook page or on Twitter!

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