Wednesday, 2 December 2015

An Inspiring Story

This week I saw a name I recognized in the Etsy 'Quit Your Day Job' section... one of our Expat Team members, Christine Crowder. 
Stunning French Antique Translucent Glass Ceiling Light Opal White


Christine runs two French Vintage Etsy shops, Maintenant and Rue Vert de Gris.
Antique French Marble and Bronze Colored Clock Napolean III French Ormolu Mantle Clock.
Vintage Clock for sale in Maintenant

I have always admired Christine's lovely vintage items so I was interested to read her story.  
Thank you Christine for opening up about yourself and sharing your very private story... a truly inspiring one. 
 Read it here.    




posted by Linda of JustOneLook for the Etsy Expat Team

Friday, 6 November 2015

Holiday Gift Guide

From all corners of the globe, the Etsy Expats offer unique items for your holiday season. Get a taste of what can be found in our members' shops with this gift guide. The categories suggest one type of gift found in each shop to help you get started, but if you see something you like be sure to click on the shop link to discover their complete selection!

compiled by: SilentMagician

FASHION & ACCESSORIES .........
Foulard Fantastique
Vintage silk scarves and more

Silk Scarf
Black Cactus London
Unique hand printed pieces made with love in London.

Hand Printed Wristcuff

IDEAS FOR MEN
.........
Boutique Fantastique
Unique vintage clothes

Cashmere Sweater

Joystreet
Joystreet Handmade Glass Jewelry and Other Goodies

DJ Turntable Glass Pendant

Just One Look
Fashions for today, reminiscent of yesterday.

Paisley Cravat

National Treasure Hunt
Found treasures from bygone eras.

Cars Cup and Saucer

PETS & ANIMAL LOVERS
.........
Aegean Drawn
Original art, crochet, jewelry & designs, ready to ship

Custom Pet Portrait

HOME & DECOR
.........
Jesse Blauwhof
Forged handmade home decor

Candle bowl

Handmade in Israel
Lisa Isaacs . Papercut Art

Bird Flowers Tree Handcut Papercut

The Hope Tree
french vintage and french antiques found in France.

Vintage Cake Forks

Fabrique Fantastique
vintage and antique textiles

Vintage Handmade Quilt

STOCKING STUFFERS
.........
Lincidentals
Incidentals I picked up along my sewing path.

Pincushion

SilentMagician
Retro and Travel Art | ACEOs | Photography | Stationery

Route 66 Drawing

Jewel & Pearl
Handmade Organic Hand Stamped and Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewelry

Personalized Christmas Ornament

PRACTICAL GIFTS
.........
Fine Fashions by Linda
When You Look Fine, You Feel Fine.

Jewelry Bags

Burningbricht
made in Dunblane

Tartan Coin Purse

MEDITATION & WELLBEING
.........
Inspired Creations
Reiki Infused Crystal & Gemstone Handmade Jewelry

Fairy Elves Bracelet

Solo Handmade
made with love

Knotted 72 Bead Mala

October Team Challenge: 'Dry As A Bone"


This team challenge theme brought out quite a mixture of items from scorching hot to a few terrific thirst quenchers!  Check out our treasury here.  


The winner of the most votes is this lovely vintage carafe from ancienesthetique.
Well done again!


Vintage bottle, carafe, pernod, aperitif, ricard,candle holder, blue, sunshine, sun,  decorative, wine, water,

'What Time Is It"?

September Team Challenge  

Whatever time you like!  Our team challenge treasury covered tea time, bedtime, springtime and so many more.  
Not much voting going on this time (oops.. was that a pun)?  

Ancienesthetique's vintage teapot got a vote as did Addy's lovely vintage opal ring

vintage teapot , blue, baby, coffee pot, 1950s, kitchenalia, france, tea maker, french vintage housewares by ancienesthetique
RESERVED. Vintage Opal Ring, Opal Single Stone Ring with Flower Accents in 22 Carat Yellow Gold, Circa 1940s.

Two great choices!  
Thanks to everyone who entered and commented.  

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Look For The Silver Lining

After too long of an absence... we're back!!!... with an incredible team challenge!!
So many lovely items in this treasury: too hard to choose one as the winner, but a few got a thumb's up from our team members.
Metallic Purple Flower Photographic Art Digital Download Commercial Use

This lovely metallic flower from Kat and Sass got two thumbs up.

Check out all the items by clicking on our treasury or visit our team Pinterest board
and stop by to see our next challenge at the end of this month.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Make Your List. Check It Twice. Expat Gifts Are Oh ... So Nice!

As the holiday season approaches, the Etsy Expats are working hard to bring you unique gifts from around the world. This gift guide can get you started on your shopping with a peek into our member shops. Remember, what you see here is just a small taste of what we offer. The categories suggest one type of gift found in each shop to help you get started, but if you see something you like be sure to click on the shop link to discover their complete selection!

compiled by: SilentMagician

WOMEN .........
Addy's Vintage
Antique & Vintage Engagement Rings and Jewellery

Antique Drop Earrings
Atelier Jen
BRAVURA - new collection of unique statement jewellery.

Lightweight Earrings
Inspired Creations
Reiki Infused Crystal & Gemstone Handmade Jewelry

Quartz Crystal Angel Bracelet
Made With Love By Karen
Made With Love By......

Ruffle Scarf
Karen's Loom
Hand woven, knitted and felted creations

Mohair Cardigan
BesoYT
BesoYT

Sophistication Bracelet
MEN .........
Boutique Fantastique
Unique vintage clothes

Cashmere Sweater
Foulard Fantastique
Vintage silk scarves and more

Classic Silk Tie
PETS & ANIMAL LOVERS .........
Bloomingtails Dog Duds
chic made-to-order fashions for small dogs and cats

Small Dog Harness
Tomaydo Tomato
Limited Edition Prints, and Personalized Gifts

Custom Pet Portraits
Studio Emma Kaufmann
StudioEmmaKaufmann

Giraffe Nursery Decor
HOME .........
Tailorbird
Tailorbird Designs

Cushion Cover
Aunt Amnesia
French home decor, vintage fabric and home dyed linens.

Linen Towels
The Hope Tree
french vintage and french antiques found in France.

Casket Jewelry Box
Chic Chix Chateau
Handmade Home & Garden Goods for your Cozy Ch√Ęteau

Pillow Cover
Ancienesthetique
french vintage and french antiques

Cafe au Lait Bowls
Just One Look
Fashions for today, reminiscent of yesterday.

Pillow Cover
ART .........
SilentMagician
Retro and Travel Art | ACEOs | Postcards

1920s Flapper
PRACTICAL GIFTS,
UNIQUE STYLE
.........
Crafty Tokyo Mama
Home of THE Original Tight 'n' Tidy Tote

Folding Shopping Bag
Nipnoos
Soap Shop

Hand Crafted Soap
Fabrique Fantastique
vintage and antique textiles

Wool Blanket
Sew Fine Fashions
When You Look Fine, You Feel Fine.

Drawstring Pouch
FOR THE CREATIVE
AND CRAFTY
.........
Lyla Supplies
Unique Top Quality Turkish Jewelry Supplies & Gemstones

Black Onyx Beaded Tassel
KEEPING IN TOUCH .........
Handmade in Israel
Lisa Isaacs - Papercut Art

Guest Book/Photo Album
Stitch Mikki
Textile art , Anime , Art cards , Fabric landscapes

Embroidered Art Card
Toko Dots
colorful designs for everyday life

Embroidered Art Card