"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Favorite Etsy Orchard Finds

Well, I guess with it being Valentine's Day and all tomorrow, I should do a Etsy Fav's on Valentine's Day Related items, however, tomorrow is also the hubs birthday! We've been doing a lot of planning for the past week for spring and our gardens and the orchard, so instead, I have decided to showcase some of my favorite things I have found on Etsy that are 'orchard' related!


First is this lovely apple & pear baby quilt from Sandbox Quilts! How cute; wouldn't my lil' niece Maddy look so adorable wrapped in that!! They also have another quilt in their shop that I l.o.v.e. and would look super on my couch ;) Again, this one is hearted by my inner gypsy!

How about these cool coasters....in the shape of pears! In this shop, MonikaDesign, there are all kinds of apple & pear related coasters in all kinds of colors ;) How ca-ute would those be considering I live on a pear & apple orchard!

I know, I know, I still need to 'do' my office. It needs painted and I have about 10 million pics that need hung up in there. So why wouldn't I want to add this awesome cork board to it! This is from Buckaroo Bear; she also has the cutest 'Donkey Cupcake Toppers'!!! I wish I would have found those last week! They would have been PERFECT for the hubs bday cake tonight!

My Saturday weekend Etsy finds are never complete w/o me featuring a tote or apron, right!? So how about this cuteeee Retro Apple Tote! It is from the shop Sam & Alli, ran by two sisters.

Also, this week I received one of the custom orders I placed on Etsy with a shop called Yoopers. It's my new Vendor's Apron for the farmers markets!!! Woo Hooo I am so excited! Michelle was wonderful to work with; especially putting up with my ever changing decision on which fabric to go with! She did a great job on the apron and it even has a zippered pocket for cash and a pocket for business cards. I LOVE it! And I am so happy with the fabric I chose! If you are looking for a Vendors Apron, I HIGHLY recommend talking with Michelle at Yoopers!

And last, but certainly not least, I will take this opportunity to shamelessly plug one of my photographs, which also goes along with my orchard theme!

This photo is not altered or edited in any way! I only had to crop out the stupid date because I forgot I had it set on the camera! I snapped this photo looking out the back window of the truck into the truck bed.

This was a tuck load of bushels hubby and I picked until after dark one night in August -- our first true few trees at the beginning of last harvest season that were ready to be picked. Then we hauled them all into the basement (about 15 bushels) because we didn't have the cooler running yet, and we shinned up every.single.apple! I think we were up until 2am. The next day, we brought them all back upstairs and loaded them into the truck to take to a larger scale 'apple house' in the area! Ahhh, memories!

Happy Valentine's Day!


Michelle said...

I love your blog! The apple photo is awesome! I'm honored that you added my vendor apron. Have a wonderful weekend!
Michelle (Yoopers on Etsy)

monikadesign said...

Your blog is very nice!...Thank you so much for adding my Sage Green Pear Coasters! .... best Monika

Pony Girl said...

I love me some apples! :) I'm taking some to my horse today.
You always find such great things on Etsy! I am visiting family soon and can't wait to work on some things in my mom's new craft room! Maybe we'll be posting to Etsy someday....

Unknown said...

PG - If you lived closer you could come here for apples for your boy! We have plenty!

La Femme Jewlery said...

We hope your husband has a great Birthday and that you also enjoy Valentines Day. We like checking out your favorite items and have also purchased our vendor aprons from Yoopers. She does great work and has large selection to choose from.

Got It From My Mama said...

Great post I loved the apples they look good enough to eat.