Sunday, March 29, 2015

Treasury Thanks

Each week I dedicate my Sunday post to saying THANK YOU to the curators of Etsy treasuries who featured items from my Etsy shops, Pasque Flower Creations and Aunt Pheba's Vintage, over the past week.

Spring themes continue to dominate this week's treasuries.  I'll feature an item from each of the curators' shops, but there's even more eye candy lurking in the treasuries.  Please feel free to click, heart, Like, Share, or Pin if you see something you like.  Banding together to promote handmade can help us preserve the collaborative community that was the founder's vision of Etsy. 

Elena Kuzina of EleNesSilk featured my lavender floral oven mitt in her treasury, The Nice Day.  This small handpainted scarf is one of the beautiful scarves you will find in Elena's shop.  I LOVE the shoes she's used as a photo prop!  If only I were 30 years younger!

Liz of TheLittleEmptyNest featured my nature-inspired pillow cover in her treasury, Edge.  This purple Czech beaded bracelet is one of my many favorites.   You'll find temptations on every page of Liz's lovely shop.

Susan McAnany of McAnany featured my poppies on blue oven mitt in her treasury, Rainy Day Blues.   Although I live in land-locked Nebraska, I find quiet beaches to be very tranquil and calming.
This beautiful seaside abstract photography could help create a tranquil visual oasis in your home or workspace. 

Valerie of NandysNook featured my crocus oven mitt in her treasury, Lovely Pinks for Spring.  This pastel mug cozy would be a lovely wrap for your morning cup of coffee or tea.

Elena Kuzina of EleNesSilk featured my azalea oven mitt in her pretty Spring treasury, Spring Flowers.  Here is a gorgeous hand-painted rayon scarf from Elena's shop.

Nancy C. Eckert of mysticneedle featured my owl plushie rattle in her treasury, Ocean Dreams.  I love this pretty lace shawl -- perfect for chilly Spring evenings.

Susan McAnany of McAnany featured my green and white chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Spring Green Tempt Team Motivation Treasury.   My dad died 47 years ago yesterday.  It's a day I think back to my childhood on our small family farm, and miss my dad SO much!  Perhaps that is why I was especially drawn to this art photo from Susan's shop, a still standing farmland landscape.   Sadly, the buildings on my home farm have been demolished.  I truly can't go home again. 

The only farming I do these days is backyard farming.  This Spring Gardening treasury by Cassie of CassieVision captures the feeling of my urge to dig in the dirt.  Many of my quilt friends also love to garden.  These adorable gardening tools earrings would be a great Mother's Day gift, a Garden Club prize, or a little gift for anyone who loves to garden. 

Pauline Clarke of polsknitsnstuff featured my happy camper oven mitt in her colorful treasury, Sing a Rainbow TEMPT Team.  These multicolored fingerless gloves are a little wearable rainbow.  Love that little turquoise fringe accent!

Becky of cuddlebumz featured my roses oven mitt in her treasury, TEMPT Team Treasury Blast Off!  This fox ID badge holder is SO cute!  It would be a great teacher gift or coworker gift!

Judith Petersen of HighestTideJewelry featured my green roses baby bib in her treasury, Temptation is Sweet.  I'm seeing a lot of aqua and turquoise lately.  This gemstone aqua necklace would be a lovely accessory -- and right on trend!

Elena Kuzina of EleNesSilk also featured my green roses baby bib in her treasury, Green Tea.  Here is another beautiful hand-painted silk scarf from Elena's shop. 

Margaret of SplendidLittleStars featured my red floral baby bib in her treasury, Spring, Sweet Spring.  This pretty cotton tie dye scrunchie is a colorful way to keep a pony tail under control -- perfect for those warm sunny days ahead!

MADellingerCarving featured my lavender floral oven mitt in a treasury, TEMPTing Treats from TempT Team.  M.A. Dellinger carves incredible little wood characters (or caricatures, in some cases).  My Minnesota friends and rellies would appreciate this lumberjack.  He's a little smaller than the legendary Paul Bunyan, but he definitely has the look!

Mike Kraus of MikeKrausArt featured my baking utensils oven mitt in his treasury, Friday Finds.  I am a huge fan of Mike's artwork.  For those of us on a tight budget, he now offers digital downloads of some of his prints!  One of my favorites is this blue and green birch forest digital downloand

Susan McAnany of McAnany surprised me with her darkly eerie treasury, The Dark Side,  where she featured my bling on black key fob.  While most of the art photos in Susan's shop are pretty, this metropolis wall art is an edgy modern piece in black and white.

Valerie of NandysNook featured my earthy stripe key fob in her sunny orange and yellow treasury, Sun-Kissed.  This orange sunglasses case crafted from cotton yarn would be perfect for a day at the beach.  It might also be a fun graduation gift for a grad whose future is so bright, she has to wear shades.

Susan McAnany of McAnany was on a treasury ROLL this week!  Back from the dark side, Susan curated this colorful treasury, TEMPTing Spring Colors - Blast Off.  This tropical illusion photo is one of the outstanding art photos in Susan's shop.

Rachel Pennington of RPArtandVintage featured my pencil-shaped pencil pouches in her treasury, Spring Is Coming :-).  These vintage pastel teacups would be perfect for a Spring tea party -- or a quiet afternoon reading on the deck. 

Jody Lee of Putterpaws featured my turquoise mosaic-look key fob in her treasury, Gift Ideas.  We'll soon be getting some April showers -- but this Blue Ridge Mountain Rain art photo captures what we Midwesterners call a gully washer. 

Kim Cole of BeachDaisyJewelry featured my green and white bunting in her treasury, Spring.  I love this crocheted circle headband made with stretchy yarn!  It's one of the beautifully-crafted handmade accessories with a beach-y vibe you can find in Kim's shop.   Kim's hubby is a CPA who has been doing taxes for 33 years, so she totally understood my reference to "tax season fatigue" in my recent Random Acts of Kindness blog post! 

Cassie of Cassie Vision featured my yellow and gray uptown oven mitt in her treasury, Spring Frolic -- a delightful mix of yellows and pinks playing well together.  Cassie's shop is a delightful mix of items, including many unique hair pins.  I was especially drawn to these nature pins -- a mix of shell, wood and stone. 

Kellee and Dorian Thomas of MoretheBuckles featured my azalea oven mitt in their treasury, Just for Mom TEMPT Team Blast Off.  I know lots of moms and grandmas who would love this pretty vintage cup and saucer from Kellee's shop.

And last, but not least, Stephanie Watson of PureRest featured my houndstooth eyeglass case in her treasury, Tempting Natural Tones.  Neutrals are calming, timeless, and span the seasons.  I chose to feature this pretty all organic eye pillow from Stephanie's shop.  Ahhh--I can almost feel the relief for my tired old eyes.  They get quite a workout during tax season.

Only 17 more days until the end of tax season... and counting!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!