Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Big News!

It has been almost two weeks since my last post.  Every single day I think that I should do a project so I can post a tutorial or browse Etsy for some great finds.  However, every single day the past six or seven weeks I have been absolutely exhausted, nauseous and miserable.  The reason?  I am pregnant with our second baby!

While I am excited about the baby I am not exactly excited to be miserable during one of my favorite times of the year.  I have so much to do at home (keep up with a 2 year old) as well as in my Etsy shop but cannot seem to keep up.  I have so many project tutorials in mind for this blog for the holiday season and I only hope I can create and post them all!

As my apology for not keeping up with this blog and my promise to do better in the future here is a coupon code to use in my shop!  Use code REPURPOSE10 when purchasing anything in my Etsy shop now through Tuesday, November 30, 2010 and receive 10% off your entire purchase.

Need inspiration?

Recycled Beer Can Ornament $10

Upcycled Radio Washer Chandelier Earrings $14.25

Recycled Topographic Map Stationery Set $7.50

Repurposed Vintage Yellow Rose Necklace $26

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Repurposed Thanksgiving

We normally travel for Thanksgiving but this year my folks are coming to our house.  The prospect of hosting Thanksgiving dinner has me thinking about decorations and serving dishes that I otherwise have never thought about.

This repurposed cardboard banner by Cardboard Sheek would look fantastic in my entry or across the mantle!

Happy Thanksgiving Banner Cardboard-Repurposed $23

Wouldn't these floating acorn candles by green baboon designs look elegant floating in a long, skinny vessel as a centerpiece?

10 Beeswax Acorn Cap Floating Candles $10

My grandma always has a relish tray on the table at every family gathering with black olives and a few varieties of pickles.  This vintage tray at Blue Gremlin would be a perfect, modern substitute for my grandma's crystal! 

Eat Tray Orange Modern Style Relish Tray Perfect $13.50

I cannot believe I haven't seen one of these before!  Of course there exists a special serving dish for canned cranberry goo...how else would you serve it?  Several of these sets are available on Etsy but I am particularly fond of this one for the graphics on the box (available at kelleystreetvintage).

Vintage Thanksgiving Cranberry Stainless $17.95

Buy repurposed, used and vintage!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ornament Giveaway at Crunchy Beach Mama

Last week I was featured over on Crunchy Beach Mama during her Upcycled Week.  She wrote about several of the upcycled items in my Etsy shop and even reviewed my Bingo hair pins!

Check out the feature here and while you are there enter to win one of my recycled Dr. Pepper can ornaments

The giveaway ends November 9, 2010.  Good luck!  Thanks Crunchy Beach Mama!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Green Etsy Treasury

I LOVE this treasury by creativity is messy (not just because I am in it either!).  Every item is "green" or made of upcycled, repurposed, recycled or eco-friendly materials.