Sunday, November 16, 2014

Treasury Thanks

Each week I devote my Sunday post to thanking the curators of Etsy treasuries who have featured items from my shops, Aunt Pheba's Vintage and Pasque Flower Creations, during the past week.
I've selected one item from each of the curators' shops for you to enjoy. And, to all those curators:


It's not too early to start doing a little Christmas shopping (beat the rush!) -- or just enjoy browsing, and Like, Pin, Favorite or Share if you see something you really like in this fun mix.
Mike Kraus of MikeKrausArt featured my prairie pioneer sunbonnet in his tresaury, 16 Things I Like About Fall.  As many of you know, I REALLY like Mike's art work.  This week I'm featuring a wonderful opportunity to share his art -- a set of four artist trading cards, 2.5" x 3.5": 

This item has SOLD, but it gives you a wonderful sampling of Mike's work.  Most of these miniatures are still available in larger formats.

Kay of Flamingo Palms featured my snowflakes on red oven mitt in her treasury, Under the Mistletoe.  Kay's shop has dozens of incredible black and white art photos available for download. This opera house in black and white  is one of my favorites.

Valerie of NandysNook featured my pastel bubbles and butterflies toddler drawstring backpack in her treasury, Even in Fall, Butterflies Need Love, Too,  Valerie's shop specializes in handmade mug cozies, but she has recently added crocheted hats to her shop.  I love purples, so this pretty little hat immediately caught my eye.

Lisa Lavender of TheBumbleBeadCompany featured my red and green chevron oven mitt in her treasury, TEMPT Team's Holiday Gifts Under $25.  This Christmas package red and green bracelet would be fun to wear while celebrating the holidays -- and I love the photo.

Elvira England of ElviraEnglandDesigns featured my gray chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Quiet Times.  Elvira designs unique one-of-a-kind dyed eggs.  This snow owl egg seemed seasonally appropriate.

Laurie Reiser of RainForestTropicals featured my azalea oven mitt in her treasury, Orange You Crazy About Sixteen to Love?  Laurie's shop is a mix of fabulous tie dyes and tropical plants.  This hyacinth rhinestone bling tie-dye shirt is one of my faves.

Mimi of MadeOnlyByMimi featured my organic cotton jungle print baby bib in her treasury, Monday Morning Treasures.  This African wood bangle bracelet is one of the great budget-friendly jewelry items you will find in Mimi's shop.

Matthew of GingerSnapPress featured my pastel poppies oven mitt in his treasury, Monday Finds.  Matthew's shop is full of whimsical printed paper and fabric items -- and incredibly fun place to browse.  He has lots of affordable stocking stuffers to delight young and old -- and even some special items for redheads.  Today I chose to feature this Wish List notebook. 

LadyBugCove featured my red and green chevron baby bib in her treasury, TEMPT Team Gifts for Children and Babies.  This crochet diaper cover and hat set is SO adorable!

Patricia from Crafty Treet featured my orange jungle animals baby bib in her treasury, Sixteen to Love Shops.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner (and Black Friday and Cyber Monday).  This Happy Thanksgiving card  is just one of the wonderful handmade greeting cards you'll find at CraftyTreet.

Kay from FlamingoPalms featured one of my fabric-covered journals in her treasury, Autumn Crush . . ..  This polar bear downloadable black and white photo reminds us that winter is on its way -- and for many of us, it is already here!

Wanda from saffronfields featured my snowflakes on red oven mitt in her treasury, Black and White and Blush All Over.  I love this rustic brown felt wreath.  If I were hosting Thanksgiving this year, I'd love having a pretty wreath like this to welcome our guests. 

Kay of Flamingo Palms curated a lot of treasuries this week! She featured my black and white chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Heart of the Home.  Here's another glimpse of Kay's incredible black and white photography -- this one is called Angelic Face II.

Mafalda Nobre of Zezling (Portugal) also featured my black and white chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Christmas Gift Guide - Black and White.  This nappy bag zipper monster is one of the adorable zipper pouches in all shapes and sizes you will find in Mafalda's shop.  Great gifts for babies and kiddos.

Matthew from GingerSnapPress featured my gray foxes on aqua baby bib in his treasury, Stay Silly.  It's a shame Etsy no longer has front page treasuries, because Matthew's would certainly be in contention! Seriously.  Please stop by and view his treasury -- whimsical and beautiful at the same time!

You saw one of Matthew's prints on paper earlier -- here is a sampling of his prints on fabric.  I think this 0-3 mos penguin body suit is just TOO, too cute!!  A perfect unisex baby gift, when you're invited to a baby shower but you don't know whether the baby is a boy or a girl.

Amanda Robert-Curry of CoolGiraffe featured my pair of blue man-sized oven mitts in her treasury, Monday Blues.  These oxblood polymer clay earrings are a sampling of some of the truly unique jewelry items you will find at CoolGiraffe.  Beautiful!

Liz of TheLittleEmptyNest featured my chubby chefs on red oven mitt in her treasury, Red and White - 2 - TEMPT Team Items.  If you're looking for some classy holiday party bling, check out these Cherry Royale one of a kind dangle earrings.

Cassie of CassieVision featured my dark blue prairie sunbonnet in her treasury, Rainy Days.  This crescent moon blue mussel necklace is one of the truly unique jewelry items you can find in Cassie's shop.  And what a pretty photograph!

Cottonwood Drive featured my gray and yellow uptown oven mitt in the treasury, Sweet Dreams - Sixteen to Love.  I love the vintage hand carved parrot from this wonderful vintage shop -- it reminds me of Mary Poppins' umbrella handle.

Sherry from treasuresRtimeless featured my winter trees baby bib in her treasury, It All Started With a Beautiful Spider Web.   These vintage cow salt and pepper shakers made me smile. So cute!  My Great Aunt Anna collected salt and pepper shakers.  Her entire dining room was lined with glass china cabinets, and she had notebooks describing each one.  My favorite in her collection was a gingham dog and a calico cat -- perhaps because I loved a poem that began, "The gingham dog and the calico cat side by side on the table sat."

Ruta Dumulakaite featured my sports baby bib in her treasury, Inspiration.  Ruta makes satin accent pillows that are truly works of art.  This one called Floating is one of my favorites. Hauntingly beautiful.

Esther Varga of Celebratink featured my wool plaid foldover clutch in her treasury, The Creative Sixteen.  We'll soon be wrapping gifts -- and these lovely gift tags from Esther's shop would be just the thing to add a personalized note to your gift.

Bianca Wolfart of WhiteLineProducts featured my winter trees on white baby bib in her treasury, Neutrals and Pastels - Which One Is Your Favorite?  This pretty handmade pin cushion would be wonderful gift for a friend or family member who loves to sew -- I'm thinking quilting buddies.  There are several to choose from in Bianca's shop. 

Laurie Reiser of RainForestTropicals featured my crocus oven mitt in her treasury, Here's My List, I've Checked It Twice.   Here's another tie-dye piece from Laurie's shop - a rhinestone bling tank top.

Pamela of Mombie Designs featured my fleur de lis baby bib in her treasury, Toasty Colors and Warm Fun Finds.  Check out this butterfly fringe handmade area rug!  What a fun way to brighten a room.

I'm half finished with a twined rug -- another attempt to use up my huge pile of fabric scraps!

Valentina Ra of ValrArt featured my black and white chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Christmas Gifts.  This lovely white horse watercolor painting reminds me of Caesar, an old white horse that my daughter-in-law cared for in his later years.  He was so gentle and loved children. 

Calista of Treasure Realm gets a double feature.  She included my aqua chevron oven mitt in her treasury, Blues and Whites.  She also included my abstract pillow cover in her treasury, Remember November.  You'll find some fantastic treasures in Calista's vintage shop -- like this rare German coffee pot set.
And this Murano amber cat figurine would be a wonderful gift for a cat lover.

AmusingRain featured my aqua chevron oven mitt in the treasury, Love November.  Love this repurposed shirt ice cream dress!

Katrina of ThriftyLittleBird featured one of my houndstooth check card wallets in her treasury, All I want Is Gold and Coal.  This teal knot button hair pin would be a wonderful stocking stuffer for a big girl on your gift list.

Anya Stolarenko of AnyaAndFriends featured my glamping oven mitt in her treasury, Good Morning Friends!  This Dreamy Lucy art print reminds me of my granddaughter who loves to daydream.

Elita from MyCapella (Bulgaria) also featured my glamping oven mitt in her treasury, Hot Pink.  (My teammate Edi will like this one!)   Here is a wonderful crochet doll from Elita's shop. Love the embroidered trim!

Florence Cronin of CottageCraft4U featured my snowflakes on red oven mitt in her treasury, Joy to the World.  This handmade crocheted beaded garland would be a festive way to deck the halls.

Marcia of ImagineThatBaby featured my red and white chevron baby bib in her treasury, Happy Holidays My Friends!   I couldn't resist sharing these ADORABLE crochet-trimmed holiday baby socks.

Sherry of treasuresRtimeless featured my owls on blue oven mitt in her treasury, Team Page Featured Round 7 - Sixteen to Love.   These pretty vintage FiestaWare bowls remind me of my friend Sue, who has an impressive collection of FiestaWare.

And last, but most definitely not least, Valerie of Nandy's Nook featured my leaves of gold table runner in her treasury, Golds and Browns.  I love Valerie's mug cozies.  They make perfect stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts.   Today (November 16, 2014) is the last day of Valerie's FREE SHIPPING offer, but you can use Coupon Code HAPPYFALL10 to get 10% off your order.  I bought two mug cozies for gifts, and I was absolutely DELIGHTED to learn that I'd won two more in Valerie's Nandy's Nook Facebook giveaway!  I chose Husker red, even though Big Red did not look too impressive as they were getting clobbered by Wisconsin yesterday.  There is no joy in Lincoln.

Thanks, again, to all the curators who featured items from my shops.  I greatly appreciate the exposure, and especially during my current sales slump. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week and moments of joy in the midst of preparations for the holiday rush ahead.



  1. Wow, what round up, LeAnn!! Fantastic mix of featured items today! The amber cat figurine is lovely. I also like the horse painting and the black and white photos are beautiful!

  2. thanks, LeAnn ... I love this amazing grouping of items you featured in your blog today. Of course, I am most grateful that you featured my garland this week.

    Much success to each of us and blessings for the coming Holiday season :)

  3. Great features here...lots of gift ideas! Congrats on such a great week of treasuries!

  4. Congratulations on all those treasuries. What great features too. I'm really loving that zippered monster. Now that I have Baby Paige, those things just seem to jump out at me. Very cute!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I knew you'd love being a grandma -- and Baby Paige is such a little doll!

  5. Look at all of these treasuries you're in! Don't feel bad about being in a sales slump; I've been hearing that from A LOT of fellow Etsy sellers (I'm in one, too, actually) so I think they changed something with the search algorithm and won't tell us. Shady! It can't be that all of us suddenly forgot how to promote ourselves, you know?

  6. Yay for treasuries! I love that little wish list notebook.

    1. His shop is full of fun stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. wow! lots of treasuries! and cool items you've posted. The monster zipper case is so cute.

  8. Such pretty pictures, and things!

    God bless,
    xo, Claire