New Items in my Etsy Shop

Natural Driftwood Beach Sign with Starfish

Shabby Chic vintage frame with vintage print

Seashell collection gift tray


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Another Beachy Decor Design

Well STILL trying to figure out how to do the pictures again!!
I DID manage to get another NEW listing in my Etsy shop yesterday tho!
This is a pretty Sea shell and pearl picture frame I have been finished with for a while now, just couldn’t get the pictures to look as well as I wanted them to, so I worked yesterday trying to get some better “scenery” for it, and I think it turned out pretty well, don’t you? This is not the MAIN listing picture, just one I added to show it with different backgrounds and colors, just go to my shop to see the main listing picture and a couple of others.<a href=”http://www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage”>

Seashell and Pearl Frame


Also I have alot of new supplies that I am about to list as well, and some more vintage listings, so stay tuned and subsbribe to my feed on Etsy (there is a button on my shop that you click on for that)and you will know everytime something new is added on there. Don’t worry, you won’t get bombarded with spam,because it takes me SO long just to get a listing up lately!! LOL. But, I have alot of new ideas for things I want to make that I think you will love as well. I am surprised at the amount of people looking for beachy decor on a regular basis, tho. And, being raised by the shore for more years than I want to admit (hehe)I, too, have that special love for the sea and all it’s beauty.What’s not to love of another one of God’s creation?

Something else I’d like to touch on as well:

I don’t think alot of people realize just how much WORK is involved in just having an Etsy shop, or a website for that matter, and even have the TIME to do it ALL in one day! WHEW! It IS very time consuming, that’s why it’s so important for things like blogs to be SIMPLE instead of
sitting around trying to figure out the NEW way to post pictures since some setting was changed somewhere. Then, the Etsy shop…you have to make your product look as GOOD as possible, ya know????Do you realize just how many pictures I have to take just to find that ONE good picture that you’re happy with??? Especially if you are not a “professional” photographer! LOL
Then the actual MAKING of the product, and the listing process, the picture taking, the wording, the price,the tag words, trying to post on your blog regularly, and trying to run a little shop here too, plus, all my family responsibilities…and so on, and so on!!!
Sometimes I think people just think its really simple to do all this, but it’s NOT!!There is alot of real hard work involved….it doesn’t just do all this stuff by itself you know??LOL
Some people think it just “magically appears” there for all to see, but once you do it, you see just how much time and effort is involved just to get your product “out there”, and then there’s the constant searching for ways to get your shop info “out there” with the search engines, etc.
I mean, who’s got time, after all that, to tweet or FB??
I think managing your time is the key.BUT, I do so ENJOY crafting, and I am as miserable a person as you’ll ever see when I’m NOT creating something…it’s just something that’s in me…I feel like it’s a God given talent that I have been given freely that I MUST share with others.But of course, you would like to make some sort of living by doing the actual “work” part.
Ok,I’ve spent enough time venting on my blog today,so better get ready to do more things today to get more listings up!
Oh yeah! I finally sold the pretty shbby chic vintage rose picture that I had on Etsy.Whoopie! I had so many “likes” on that thing,and it was put in several “treasuries”, so, I’m glad somebody finally bought it and can enjoy it in their home.

Well…..Time’s a wastin’……!!!!!

Beach and Seaside decor

Hey ya’ll! Summer is HERE….and it’s BEACH TIME!!!!!!

I have several other posts ready, but first,I KNEW you would WANT to KNOW, that I have  NEW BEACH COTTAGE AND SEASIDE DECOR ITEMS and GIFTS,one of a kind items, artwork, mini signs,etc…JUST listed in my Etsy shop!!!!!

 (click this link to GO THERE)!    www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

I have been SO blessed that most of my NEW beach cottage items have ALSO been listed in SEVERAL Etsy treasuries! What a HUGE honor that is! It means others are not only noticing my hard work and creations, but putting my own items either as their favorites or in their treasuries, as well as putting MY  SHOP in their FAVORITE SHOPS on Etsy as well,and I appreciate the recognition of my work SO much!

I just SOLD a set of 3  Caribbean colored frames with shells quickly after they were listed,  AND I have MORE pretty beach decor items IN THE WORKS….and, I might add, with VERY reasonable prices, and best of all FREE shipping!ONE idea just leads to ANOTHER, then ANOTHER, and another…..until I hopefully have created something for EVERYONE!(they also make GREAT gifts, and can be used for BEACH WEDDING decor and celebrations as well…!

Beachy mini sign-handpainted

 and this beautiful, One-of-a-kind natural Driftwood and Coral Seascape (it shimmers in the light!)

 

Handpainted Original One-of-a-kind Seascape

 

 

(Go to my Etsy shop for the measurements,descriptions, and close ups)www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

AND…….if you like more of a SUBDUED or NATURAL/EARTHY color range with your beach/seaside decor, You’re in luck!!!!!I have 3-4 coming up in my Etsy shop THIS WEEK, so drop on by my Etsy shop,and I should have those up in the next day or so……!

Then, I’LL do some more posts I have ready for you……then I’ll be RIGHT back with a few more beach items…. with color,  before I start back on OTHER things that are NOT  beach related, so get ’em while the gettin’s good……!!I’m going to keep putting out beach and seaside decor creations until I run out of ideas for them (if that’s possible)……

Growing up along the Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, I will ALWAYS  love the shore, no matter how far you go,or where you go…growing up in Paradise ALWAYS stays with you! SO..you MAY want to either subscribe to this blog, or my Etsy shop feed…or BOTH!…That way,YOU  will know EACH time I make a new listing.

As always FEEL FREE to leave any COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS, OR IDEAS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE. I WELCOME ALL COMMENTS AND/OR QUESTIONS!!(I don’t mind answering your questions AT ALL…I would LOVE to hear from you)!

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

until then………HAVE A BEACHY DAY EVERYONE!!

HAVE FUN…enjoy life….and COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS…….!!!!

“HIS mercies are new EVERY morning”!

I THANK ALL OF YOU WHO VISIT MY BLOG AND MY ETSY SHOP….I count YOU as another one of my many blessings TOO…..!

 

Seaside Beach Decor

Hi Folks! Thanks so much for stopping in and visiting my blog!

I did manage to get (3) NEW items listed in my Etsy shop and two may be of interest to you looking for Beach Decor. I have already sold one of these seashell wreaths in Pink with green accents. This one is in a BEAUTIFUL  sparkling color called “Feldspar” THE ocean color!( I can also do custom work if anyone wants one made in “their’ color of choice) Just drop me an email!

I also have several MORE beach decor items in the works, and will get them finished and in my Etsy shop for you as soon as possible. You may purchase them here:

www.etsy.com/shop/creekwatercottage

Seashell Wreath

 It has already been listed in someones beautiful “treasury” on Etsy with like colors, which is an honor, also, a good frind of mine  liked it and plugged it on HER blog as well:What an honor from my BFF-A.J., who is ultimately the “Queen of Everything”!!!Make sure to look upon her website as well,as she is also adding more items to her Etsy shop. It’s one of the best blogs around. She is SO giving, AND shares SO MUCH with her readers by the way of helping and instructions on a variety of items. I’m  ALWAYS impressed by her items in her mall space at Stars Antique Mall in Portland, Oregon..some of the things she comes up with that she makes by hand are truly awesome. She has been such a help and inspiration to me in a million ways. Me having this blog and sharing to you all ….is because she urged me on,taught me that I COULD do things, all you have to do is take the first step! Besides being my very best friend, she is and always HAS been a great mentor.She is one awesome chick!!!!!!!!!

You can visit this amazing lady here:www.trash2treasure.wordpress.com and at her etsy shop here: www.etsy.com/shop/sophiescottage

Shell and Driftwood Beach Sign

I also got a “Gathering Room” sign listed
 
 
 
( you can also special order these from me, with any saying or words you like, in any color, like this special order with a crackle finish for outdoors:),

Personalized sign/special order

 
 
I  also made some CUTE little jars with nests and eggs, 
 
 I FINALLY got the back patio wrought iron chairs painted..(which was very painful to do with my Fibrofreakenmyalgia,but it was worth it to protect it for another year or so).
 
 I also got painted another little shabby chic wooden chair, I have always loved this style….
 

Shabby Beach Cottage Chair

 Had to do some repair work, and it’s not perfect, but it sits great and is good and sturdy!
 
 got a  pretty pink peony wreath done, got in a farm table, another little black antique table, which would make a FINE little bar set up if you ask me, with one nice large drawer and an open front underneath, have to show the pics later on!
Sequined Mermaid,Handpainted features, and put on a stand

Mermaid in Sequins,handpainted detail,original design

 SOOOOoooooo as you can WELL see, I have NOT been sitting on my butt ALL the time!LOL> I have been a busy little bee…Happy Spring everyone!!!

Have fun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING!

RE-DOING MY WHOLE SHOP!

SO FAR, I’VE GOTTEN THE “JUST BEACHY” SECTION DONE. I HAVE SOoooo MANY NEW PRODUCTS TO ADD, BUT WANTED TO GET IT MORE ORGANIZED BEFORE ADDING IN THE NEWEST CREATIONS AND FINDS…

ALL OF THE PRODUCTS YOU SEE BELOW ARE FOR SALE.

SOME OF  THEM WILL SOON BE ADDED TO MY ETSY SHOP, SO IF YOU SEE SOMETHING YOU ARE INTERESTED IN, GO TO MY ETSY SHOP WWW.ETSY.COM/SHOP/CREEKWATER

IF THEY AREN’T IN  THE ETSY SHOP YET, JUST SEND ME AN EMAIL TO INQUIRE AT: creekwater01@hotmail.com

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE NOW, IT WILL BE ALOT CHEAPER, BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO EXCESS CHARGES LIKE ETSY FEES,LISTING FEES, AND PAYPAL FEES(which I have to pay for, so you would be able to get a big discount)!

 BUT, IF YOU PREFER TO PAY WITH YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, JUST LET ME KNOW, AND I WILL LIST IT ON ETSY FOR YOU, IF IT IS NOT THERE ALREADY.

 THIS IS A PREVIEW OF THE WHOLE BEACHY SECTION SO FAR:

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BEACHY BLUES AND BRIGHTER COLORS:

AND, A LOOK AT THE MORE SUBDUED,EARTHY COLORS OF BEACHY  HOME ACCESSORIES:

  • there are MERMAIDS,
  • A  BEAUTIFUL GLITTERY STARFISH COMPLETE WITH SAND ON A TILE,
  • A PRETTY BEACHY SMALL CHRISTMAS TREE,
  • BEACHY BLUE KEYCHAIN,
  • “TREASURES FROM THE SEA” TASSELED BOX FULL OF SEASHELLS,
  • A SEASHELL “NEST” AND PLAQUE,
  • SPONGED STAR,
  • BEACH GLASS IN ALL COLORS,
  • BEACH SCENTED CANDLES,
  • BEACH CHAIR PHOTO FRAME,
  • VOTIVE CANDLE SET IN SHELLS,
  •  MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE,
  • HANDPAINTED MARGARITA GLASSES,
  •  A SUNSET CANVAS IN OIL,
  • A HANPAINTED ‘SHE SELLS SEASHELLS” MAT,
  • AND OLD BOOK WITH A BEACH PRINTED HARDBACK BOOK COVER,
  • A PRETTY BEACHY BLUE BASKET JAM PACKED WITH SHELLS,
  • HANDPAINTED TILES (FRAMED),
  • VINTAGE CUPS THAT ARE BEACHY BLUE INSIDE,
  • A PRETTY AND COLORFUL HANDPAINTED PARROT ON GLASS,
  •  A “JUST BEACHY” WOOD BLOCK,
  • AND SOooooo MUCH MORE TO COME,
  • INCLUDING SOME DRIFTWOOD CREATIONS THAT i KNOW YOU WILL LOVE!

see ya soon with more pics OF THE RE-CREATED GARDEN SECTION, WHICH INCLUDES MANY NEW ITEMS, ONE OF WHICH IS A FAUX STAINED GLASS WINDOW!!

BEACH COTTAGE DECOR

I HAD TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS NEW E-BOOK I GOT YESTERDAY!

 IT’S CALLED “FRUGAL BEACH COTTAGE DECOR” and IT HAS VERY INEXPENSIVE AND EASY TO DO IDEAS FOR GETTING THAT BEACH COTTAGE LOOK. IT HAS FULL COLOR PAGES, BEAUTIFUL COLORS, AND LOTS AND LOTS OF IDEAS FOR THINGS YOU CAN MAKE AND DO FOR EVERY ROOM IN YOUR HOME.

IT HAS AN INTRODUCTORY OFFER FOR THE FIRST (10) PRICED AT ONLY $4.95! SO YOU’D BETTER HURRY ON OVER IF YOU WANT YOUR OWN ONLINE COPY, THAT YOU CAN REFER TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT WILL BE PRICED AT AFTER THE INTRODUCTORY OFFER, BUT IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY I ASSURE YOU……

GO TO: www.etsy.com/shop/sophiescottage to get it at the introductory price OF $4.95.

IF YOU WANT TO SEE A FEW MORE  PICTURES INCLUDED IN IT BEFORE YOU PURCHASE, GO TO www.trash2treasure.wordpress.com

IF YOU HAVEN’T BOOKMARKED THAT SITE, GO AHEAD  AND DO IT. THERE ARE ALWAYS NEW PROJECTS ON THAT SITE WITH GREAT TUTORIALS FOR EVERYTHING. SHE ALSO HAS LOTS OF OTHER GREAT E-BOOKS, TOO. I HAVE SEVERAL OF THEM, AND LOVE EVERY ONE OF THEM. 

HAVE FUN!!

Peggy