A couple of friends and I left our babies at home to hit up a wine tasting at a local art and antiques market Friday night. In addition to a good buzz and a full belly, I left with a ton of inspiration for stocking my etsy shop this holiday season. I can’t believe it’s almost November and this is the first I’ve thought of it! In years past I’ve made it my goal to have a wide range of interesting gifts and decor listed by Thanksgiving and I’d love to keep it up. That means that I’ll be busy busy busy the next few weeks shopping, cleaning, photographing, and pricing my pretties! And after introducing a couple of handmade items last year I think I’m ready to add a few more. I spent the weekend brainstorming a list of items I’d like to include if I can find/make them in time. And while I don’t have any specific items to share with you yet, I thought it’d be fun to let you in on the general feel I’m going for.
I’m hoping to bring in more of the brass, silver, wine corks, chalkboard, and book pages that I’ve used in the past, but this year I want to add some new textures in leather, wood, mother of pearl, and linen. Also expect to see plenty of gold and a generous dose of glitter. I’ve been wanting to learn embroidery for a while and after seeing some really cute modern samplers at this shop I’m inspired to finally give it a try. I’m also thinking of doing a few things with maps–are people still into maps? I haven’t worked with them much before but I saw some new uses for them on Friday and am now kicking myself over the vintage atlas I once passed on at an estate sale. I’ll be hitting up estate sales, thrift stores, and even eBay all month so expect to see some upcoming posts about my finds.
I hope you each had a wonderful weekend! Ours was full and fabulous–wine tasting on Friday, tailgating for LSU’s homecoming on Saturday, and a birthday party and fall festival on Sunday. We spent lots of time with family and friends and I even burned off all those calories consumed at the wine tasting by pushing a stroller all around campus the next day. Thank you all for reading, and happy Monday!