Verdibou is diversifying! 🙂 We are now offering greeting cards and are starting out with a Christmas selection in time for the holiday season. These designs were inspired by the vintage ornaments we have in the shop right now. I’d love your feedback on the designs as we move forward and start to develop this section of our shop. Let me know what you think!
Our baskets have been selling SUPER fast! I guess it’s because that special Bunny is going to be visiting soon. That, and we were featured on Etsy Finds for the first time! If you’re not familiar with Etsy Finds, it’s a daily email from Etsy that features a variety of “hot” items around specific themes. You can sign up for it here. (look at the bar to the right and fill in your email address).
This weekend we’ll be photographing our New Spring Collection, so be on the lookout for it soon!
Not only did I pass my first ARE Exam, but Whitney and I found some very exciting items for the shop at an auction over the weekend! We can’t wait to share the next collection with you. Stay tuned. And stay HAPPY!
I visit the Etsy website several times a day. I equate it to “window shopping” and thoroughly enjoy finding new and interesting handmade and vintage items. It just never gets old, or at least it hasn’t yet. I find it just as interesting to read about the different sellers on Etsy under the “Featured Seller” section. Reading the interviews always leaves me feeling inspired and renews my passion for my own shop, Verdibou!
Some of the questions that are asked of the sellers are really cute, like, “What would be the title of your memoir and why?” The answers that people give are very amusing. My favorite question, however, is “What handmade possession do you most cherish?”
Every time I read the question, I immediately think of my most cherished possession: a framed piece of crewel work given to me by my maternal grandmother just a few years ago. It was actually a trade, of sorts. I was taking an intaglio printmaking class at the time. Naturally, mothers and grandmothers always have first pick of any artwork generated by their offspring. 😉 So, I gave her one of my prints that she liked, and she gave me this.
It was handmade by my great-great-great-grandmother. How incredible is that? On the back, my grandmother typed up a small piece of paper which describes who made it (Margaret Anna Lydick) and how it was passed down through the generations to her. It is the most beautiful piece of art I will ever own.
Vintage papier mache Santa courtesy of my grandmother’s attic.
Vintage Danish Modern Candleholders (for sale here.) Hey, until they’ve sold I might as well enjoy them myself!
The Construction of the Eiffel Tower print courtesy of Whitney’s trip to Paris several years ago. (Thanks, Whitney!) I considered taking it down for the holiday season and finding something more festive but “E” said, “Why? It’s Christmas in Paris too.” I thought that was a good point so I left it where it was.
Handcrafted Letter Ornaments from West Elm. Now on sale for $2! These ornaments can be used for so many different things this season! I like West Elm’s suggestions of personalizing a gift or spelling out a meaningful word. So many wonderful possibilities! I’ve used them to designate stockings. Afterall, I don’t want Santa getting confused and putting coal in the wrong one. 😉