Friday, November 19, 2010

Mosaic Tiles and Supplies for Original Home Decor Options

Mosaic Tiles and Supplies for Original Home Decor OptionsHave you ever walked into a house and seen an unusual feature like creative tile work that makes you wonder... "How did they come up with that? And where did they possibly get the supplies to do it?!?"

I have to admit that I have. I've seen some really unusual and breathtaking things done in homes that really caught the eye and some of the tile work I've seen ranks right up there on the "Where did they find **that**?" line of thought.

Then I discovered today's shop on Etsy and it came to me that all those great, unusual tiling pieces I've seen are probably made by talented artisans, and I don't just mean those that installed the tile, either.

The shop that made me realize this is Mosaic Monkey on Etsy, which is filled with some truly remarkable tile creations to ad a little originality to your home's decor.

They don't just carry some of the most unusual and remarkable tiles in their shop that I've ever seen, but they also offer not just supplies like grout and tools but also mosaic kits! There's a wide variety of options and ideas represented from home decor for your bedroom or bathroom to kid's room options and more.

There's glass tile, ceramic tiles, rocks, shells, china and half teacups and much more! So if you're contemplating doing some redecorating of your home and you're looking for something new and inspiring, be sure to stop by Mosaic Monkey and take a look around.

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT MOSAICMONKEY ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Artistic Endeavors in Wire, Metal, Glass and Gems

Artistic Endeavors in Wire, Metal, Glass and GemsLike my last feature, today's is another team member although with a different team. Today's shop is a member of the Etsy Bloggers team, which is filled with wonderful, talented artisans who both sell on Etsy and blog regularly.

Devine Designs Jewelry on Etsy is a wonderful little shop that is filled with a variety of jewelry with an earthy flare and beautiful designs.

I'm especially drawn to this beautiful bracelet that's pictured here in this post. As a representation of the four elements, it's a gorgeous piece made from sterling silver wire bent into swirls, squiggles and spirals then combined with beautiful lampwork glass beads as focal accents. It also includes red jasper (fire) and tiger eye (earth) gemstones combined with some brown and amber Swarvoski crystals.

All together it's a gorgeous piece and a perfect representation of the kind of beautiful jewelry that you'll find in Devine Designs Jewelry shop so be sure to stop in and take a look!

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Wanna Win Wednesdays - Giveaway Linky 11/17 thru 11/23


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) ]

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Natural and Beautiful Items Made of Felt and Wool

FeltLovely on EtsyYou know.... Today's shop is proof that sometime it's worth it to click on those little ads you see on blogs and other websites now and then.

That's how I discovered today's feature shop! I clicked on an adorable little square on a website and it took me into a land of feminine cuteness and lovely creativity that I had to come and share with you!


FeltLovely on Etsy is filled with beautiful felted items from bags, corsages, tea cozies and jewelry to scarves, wraps, slippers and more.

Creativity abounds in this little shop that's filled with colorful pieces and wonderful ideas. I'm especially attracted to the little acorns. They're just adorable.

FeltLovely on Etsy
The artist uses natural materials in her pieces with preference towards the organic whenever possible. She also often incorporates vintage fabrics into her items in a combination of artistic talent and the ancient art of felting. Blended into one, she creates unique, contemporary pieces that are both beautiful and functional in today's world.

Once a resident of Scotland and now located in France, the artist behind FeltLovely has a fashionable flare to her pieces and an inspiring eye for color.

And, not only does she offer a beautiful variety of items for sale in her shop, but she also loves custom orders and offers to happily collaborate with customers on a unique item designed just for you!

YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO VISIT FELTLOVELY ON ETSY AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND OR, IF YOU PREFER, YOU CAN CLICK RIGHT HERE.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vintage and Upcycled Art with a Hawaiian Flair

Vintage and Upcycled Art with a Hawaiian FlairThe Aloha spirit is alive and well in today's shop which is filled with a variety of vintage pieces and restored art from Hawaii.

RedemptionArt on Etsy is a brand new member of one of the teams on Etsy that I'm a member of and we have the privilege of writing up their very first team feature!

Redemption Art opened in May of this year, and the shop owner is starting out with with selling a collection of vintage, retro and redeemed pieces with plans to eventually include pieces of their own art in the mix. At the moment, you can find a variety of items from billiard balls to books, furniture pieces to jewelry.

There's even a small handful of vintage clothing including a beautiful Asian dress listed.

If you like browsing through vintage shops, you might enjoy a visit and look through RedemptionArt, so stop by and take a look!

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

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