Blue Ice

It’s Etsy Friday again and this week I have some great finds, all in beautiful icy blue hues!



Wow!  Mariaela has some beautiful jewelry in her shop.  I love this pendant fused using eco-friendly tin, and created in her home studio in Poland.  It is made to look like old silver.  Her technique is melting glass and immersing stones, sand, pieces of metals, etc. in it.  Her pieces have a modern edge, while still fitting into the current trend of “retro vintage” style jewelry. She just opened her Etsy shop in August of this year.




Winter Oasis

Such a stunning winter scene.  I want so badly to go down that path to see where it leads, in the hushed quite of freshly fallen snow!  This 8×10 print is appropriately titled “Winter Oasis” and is offered in the donnageissler Etsy shop.  It is printed on beautiful matte fine art paper and packaged in a protective sleeve with backboard.  Photographer Donna lives in Michigan and says she “does her best to make pretty pictures”.  I think I can safely say she has succeeded!  She has won numerous awards and her work has been seen in:  Decor Magazine, Black and White Magazine, and on HGTV’s Designed to Sell.




Winter Story Fascinator

Such an ice queen!  I keep picturing this fascinator being used on some epic movie set.  Fascinators are a form of millinery that are most typically made from feathers, and can be made from wool or lace.  It is often an alternative to a hat for formal attire, and can incorporate a base making it a miniature hat.  At the recent wedding of Catherine Middleton to Prince William many of the female guests wore fascinators.

RubinaFascinators makes one-of-a-kind headpieces for special events like weddings, cocktail parties, etc., and is happy to take custom orders.  Go ahead and place yours today!




Blue Ice Glass

Check out this 1960’s retro blue & green ice glass/bucket.  It measures 5″ by 4″, and has three distinct color layers.  Super piece that would look great on the bar, or anywhere it’s displayed.  Sold by Park Estate Company in San Diego, California and shipped free to the lucky purchaser.  Park Estate Company has over 500 listings in their Etsy shop, so you are sure to find something to please!  They say they are, “attracted to beautiful big baubles that sparkle and can only be described as fabulous”.  I’ll say yes to that!


All About Winter

Got to thinking about winter (and some of the things we can’t do in the south), and pulled together several great Etsy Friday finds!


First check out these great blackened beeswax pine cone bowl fillers, scented with cinnamon and rubbed with spices. The aroma must be fantastic every time you walk by these!  And they are very reasonably priced at $7.50 for a set of three.  Check out all the beautiful beeswax candles at this Etsy seller’s shop at Farm Field Primitives.



And who wouldn’t want this lovely giclee art print of a Siberian Husky on skis!  This graphic art piece is created by illustrator Ryan Fowler, and sold at the Native Vermont Studio on Etsy.  The 12×12 print is also available on canvas, and is signed by the artist.  There are so many unique pieces in this Etsy shop, that honestly it would be difficult to choose just one.  This shop is one of my favorites!


After a cold day on the slopes, try some of this bootleg luxury apple cider soap in your shower or bath.  This soap is made with real apple cider beer and packed with luxury oils.  And I have to be honest, don’t be tempted to eat them…yeah they look that good!  Each bar weighs 5 oz and is made with natural vegetable oils and butters; it promises to leave the skin silky smooth.  Yummy.  Purchase them at Antoinettes Bath House.



I searched for some vintage ice skates for sell, and guess what I found?  This beautiful pair of Size 7 white ice skates in their original Planerts box!  What a find!!  As the description states, “A little elbow grease and you’re ready to fly.”  If only we had frozen ice ponds in Texas; check them out in the My Serious Side Etsy shop.

Have fun shopping!