Friday, April 21, 2017

Garden themed crochet round rag rug. Shabby, cottage chic, green, pink, multi, eco, 29"

Pretty eco friendly crochet round rag rug.

Fresh colors of peachy pink, green, multi.

Cottage / shabby chic.

Hand crocheted with clean, upcycled fabric - cotton and cotton blends.

29" round.

To learn more about this rug, click here:

To purchase this or another item, click on my Artfire rapid checkout link in the shop widget in the right hand column of this page.


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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

35" round crochet rag rug in springtime colors. Daffodil yellow, hyacinth, green. Eco, reuse, recycle, repurpose.

Crocheted by hand with clean, upcycled fabric.

Great springtime colors of daffodil yellow, hyacinth, (lavender), green.

Fresh and cheery.

Would be great for cottages, living spaces, Enclosed Florida rooms, baby or children's rooms, more.

35" round.

To learn more about this rug, click on the following link:

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Welcome Spring! Crochet round rag rug in pastels. Pink, blue, yellow, 30", eco, reuse.

Hand crochet rag rug in soft springtime pastel colors.

Bands of pretty soft pink, soft yellow, soft blue (with a touch or grey), and a muli print of soft blue-grey.

Round in shape - 30" in diameter (~76.2cm).

Can be purchased for $72 USD at:

To see this and more handmade rag rugs, visit my Artfire shop at:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BOGO - buy one bracelet, get one free!

Buy one handmade beaded leather wrap ladder bracelet of your choice, get second of your choice free!!
Here are a few samples. To see more, visit my Artfire  shop:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Colorful and cheery crochet rag rug - cottage chic.

This pretty handmade rag rug is a riot of color that will add cheer to any space.
Country, cottage charm. 
26" round, turquoise, blue, lime, multi.
To see this rug and more, click on the link below:
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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pretty hand crochet rag rug in neutral and soft plum shades.


Can be seen at:

Modern Heirloom.

Round in shape - approximately 34" - 35" in diameter. (~86.2 - 88.8cn).

Will last a lifetime if well cared for.

To purchase and see more of my rag rugs, please visit my Artfire shop at:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fabulous Fall Treasuries

I've been so lucky to have been included in several treasuries lately. I want to thank Etsy;s AgedandOpulentJewelr for including me in not one, but two!!

Please take a closer look at the work that went in putting these fabulous treasuries together:

Spice it up Treasury:

Falling into Autumn Treasury:

Also, please stop by AgedandOpulentJewelr's Etsy shop to take a look at some mouth-watering vintage jewelry! As a passionate lover of antique jewelry, I'm in Heaven with this eye candy!
It was difficult to choose just a few pieces, but here are a few samples, (including the precious bow brooch, above):

Please visit to see much more - you won't be sorry!

Take care, everyone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I've been a busy bee restocking some sold items in both my handmade and vintage shops. I even sold a few small things by consignment in NYC. It won't break the bank, but it does provide positive feedback and encouragement in our bleak economy.

And, heartfelt thanks to those who have featured my purses in treasuries - you're the best!

I thought I'd share a few of my newest handmade items. I love working with fall colors, so I'm including my first 3 autumn inspired purses for this season.

I also have more fabric flowers in the making for the holiday season.  Oh, would that I could stay holed up all day like an elf in my workshop, but alas, there are other details of daily life that need tending...

Feel free to stop by my handmade shop to see more of these pretty purses:

Most of these have at least one zipped pocket. Althought I've used zipped closures in many of my purses, these have magnetic snap closures. I'd love to know what specific features you all prefer in bags???

Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

merriweathercouncil's treasury

I've been SO busy, and have actually had some nice sales.

I've also had some nice Etsy sellers include me in their treasuries, and one of them actually made the front page! 

I hope that Daniells's "Favorite  Colors" follows suit. Please take a better look at some of these gorgeous colors.  Hasn't she done a great job?

Favorite colors treasury:

Also, she has such a nice blog and shop - please visit:

She works with needlework and fabric in cute ways - here's a sample!

BTW, the wicker basket is from my vintage shop.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Beautiful shabby chic

One of the antique rag rugs, (from my vintage shop), is in this lovely treasury! Take a look at those colors and the *beautiful* antiques and vintage items in the treasury entitled "A Shabby Chic Cottage". I think Bobette, the creator, has done a fabulous job of this treasury. I think it's a great candidate for the Etsy front page and more!!

A Shabby Chic Cottage Treasury:

And, please stop by the Bobette shop to see more gorgeous vintage and antique items:
Bobettes Etsy shop:

I've been so busy I haven't showcased any of my new listings from either shop, so here's is a bit about the rug - one of many I'll be listing from a fabulous estate collection.

These rugs were made and kept by a lady from Virginia and southern Maryland, and who lived to the age of 100 years old! Her grand-daughter-in-law has shared that she stopped making them in the 60's, so most will be antiques. I believe this one was probably made in the 1940's or early 1950's. Gently used, if at all, and now freshly washed and sparkling clean and sweet smelling. There are no odors, stains, catches, tears, holes, and so forth.

Gently used, if at all, and now freshly washed and sparkling clean and sweet smelling. There are no odors, stains, catches, tears, holes, and so forth.

Round in shape, measuring 34", (86.5cm), across.

To see this rug and more, please stop by my vintage shop:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Friday, July 9, 2010

More vintage and antique Treasuries!

I'm just as passionate about antiques as I am of creating! Antiquing is what I did in New York before moving south, and I've been fortunate to have crossed paths with a few antiques in my new locale. This time, instead of colleciting, I'm having fun sharing!

I want to thank the Etsy shopkeepers of Nachokitty and Susantique for including two of my newest items in their superb treasuries. Both feature vintage and antiques and I'm honored to be included in both! I plan on sharing more about my newest items, soon, but here's a sneak peek at one of my fabulous rag rugs and some interesting wooden carved fruits - both are antiques in the literal sense.

"Farm Girl Living" Treasury by Nachokitty:

"One in the hand are worth two in the bush" treasury by susantique:

And, of course, it wouldn't be right not to include of few treasures from both shops. Here they are in no particular order. 

I hope you'll enjoy, and please stop by their shops to see more!

Nachokitty's Etsy shop:

susantique's Etsy shop:

Have a great weekend, everyone!

My vintage shop:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Another treasury and another thanks!

Another heartfelt thanks to trinitydj for including my beautiful linen dress/jacket ensemble from my vintage shop in another super treasury!

Hot out of the fire treasury:

Other than what's been featured in treasuries, I don't think I've showcased a lot of my new vintage clothing items lately. I've added some glassware, and will be listing some estate antique rag rugs in the near future.

Since we still have a lot of summer to go, there is still time to purchase this linen outfit that's perfect for summer occasions. It's vintage 1980's, and a beautifully designed and well constructed piece, made by a private Miami Florida designer. The handwork detail is simply exquisite!! Here are a few shots, but please stop by my vintage shop to see more.

1980's linen bias cut slip dress and jacket set. Heavy beading. Private designer. Size 5 - 6. Pristine:
My vintage shop:

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Trinitydj's shop and treasury

I was so surprised to find a note in my mailbox on this typically quiet holiday. It was from a very kind Etsy seller, trinitydj, letting me know that one of my fabric flowers, (above), was in her treasury.

Sweet wine treasury:

The treasury is just gorgeous, and it was obvious to me, at first glance, this piece of work was assembled by a true artist!

After drooling over the treasury, I set out to find more incredible artwork, and was just awestruck at what I found - page after page of true artisan work, done meticulously in a rainbow of colors, shapes, sizes and themes. I would love to have showcased the whole shop, but narrowed it down to this collection - kind of a treasury in itself!

Enjoy, and please stop by trinitydy's etsy shop to see more!!

I hope everyone is having a  nice July 4th holiday!!

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