Shopping Extravagan​za

By on December 4, 2012

Christmas shopping time is here!! ETSY is the online marketplace for some of the most talented artists in the world. For this season of shopping — I’m sharing with you some ETSY shops that belong to readers and followers of my blog, as well as some of my own personal favorite places to visit. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a wonderful shopping experience — you don’t even have to leave your house! Shop while wearing your favorite pajamas — no one will know!



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Shops belonging to my Blog readers and followers–


1. DreamChallenge– my friend Jan knits lovingly for both children and adults. Some of her work is shown here in her shop. She is available for custom orders by request and is happy to knit something special for you or someone you love.


Coupon Code – JAN10 for 10% discount on all orders.

2. Bead and Needle– Tanya says that her creations are deeply discounted for your shopping pleasures!

3. Two Elephants —Sylvia and Vilma invite you to visit their shop and experience their unique creations. I love everything they make! FREE Worldwide shipping!!

4. Peace Love and Art shop Jackie invites you to view her jewelry creations.

5. Southern Ooaks — Regina makes one of a kind sculptures and jewelry designs.

Coupon Code – 2BAGSFULL for 10% discount.

6. Sun Flower Freckles— Laura’s unique handmade aprons are on display for you.

Coupon Code –2Bagsfull for 20% discount.

7. Betty the Wood Fairy — is sharing her shop on Folksy.UK. She makes handpainted silk treasures inspired by the Surry woodland where she lives.

8. Wind and Honey— Elizabeth invites you to view her whimsical drawings of animals and children.

9. Turquoise Owl Fibers— Holly Marie shares her hand dyed fibers, rovings and yarns with you all.

Coupon Code – 2BAGSFULL2012 for 10% discount

10.. Lucy Jane Pennybright–You have just got to see Jenny’s adorable handmade elephants!!!

Free World Wide Shipping – Coupon Code 2BagsFull

11. Charmedone — Linda specializes in creating cameo jewelry. All items are discounted 15%.

12. Fay Paints — Fay invites you to see her unique embroidery pattern designs.

13. Brenda Sipe — Brenda’s handpainted silk scarves are truly exquisite. You will see more of Brenda’s work when the Breast Cancer Awareness nest is created next October!

14. Crafting Addition— Kathy makes lovely crochet embellished items. She recently made an adorable owl scarf for our little granddaughter as a custom order. She is available for your custom requests as well!

15. Bungalow Bling My friend Shell is THE Queen of Glitter. Her shop is filled with gorgeous vintage Christmas decorations – made even more special by that “glittery” touch that only Shell can do!

16. Shirley Stitches Shirley creates beautiful embroidery stitches on pillowcases, towels, and linens. Her handwork is done with much love and attention to detail. Shirley’s “stitches” are helping her to get through some rough times right now — (sending hugs to you girlfriend-xoxo).

17. Buttermilk Cottage— My friend Susan is a knitter and a talented designer of yarns and knitted creations. Her shop is filled with unique and creative knitting bags, needle cases and some of her own knitted creations. Her specialty fusion yarns are absolutely stunning — and I want them all!

Free Shipping on most items — see shop info for details.

18. Suziqu– Suzy invites you to view her exquisite shabby creations. Suzy is famous for her detailed work and her creative use of lace and beautiful embellishments.

19.Cottage Wishes — join Di at her shop where she is offering a collection of vintage “this and that”. All the things that she would love to have in her own country cottage~

20. Lorraine17–beautiful hand dyed embroidery threads – silks and cotten. Gorgeous colorways!

21. FuzzySlippersDesigns — Moriah invites you to view her handmade greeting cards, journals, and albums. Coupon Code 2BAGSFULL for 10% discount.

22.Cheeky Rose Boutique — Jan invites you all to see her OOAK art doll creations and her vintage jewelry and clothing finds. She describes her shop as vintage, upscale, designer and funky!

Here are some of my favorite places to visit~~

1. Butter Blossoms— you know I LOVE these cookies!!!! Coupon Code – Vicki10 for 10% off.

2. Marie Dodd — Mary Jane makes jewelry with spirit. Her pieces truly speak to me. She is an incredible artist. You will see Mary Jane’s work on next year’s Breast Cancer Awareness nest!

3. SeaWashed–Carrie makes beautiful paintings with a remarkable likeness to the sea. Her seawashed Christmas creations are so lovely. I especially love her beautiful cards.

4. Bumpkin — Follow the Country Lane to a whimsical, nostalgic world of animal Illustrations, Personalised Prints, Embroidery Patterns, Sew your own Bunny Kits & lots of adorable gifts in between! All created by British Artist, Catherine Young.” Everything she makes is precious.

Coupon Code – 2BAGSFULL for 10% discount.

5. Hello Violeta I love her muslin creations.

6. Tessa Ann — Tessa’s handmade buttons for children are simply adorable. If I could — I would have one of each design.

7. Its Random— Beautiful, drop dead gorgeous crochet necklaces — I own 2 of Karen’s incredible designs.

8. Lori’s Place— My “go to” place for beautiful decorated cookies. Lori is an absolute sweetheart — and her cookies are to die for! Lori has a NEW website in addition to her ETSY shop. You will find all cookie items discounted 10% as a special promotion on her new website.

9. TSCookies another favorite for decorated cookies! Check out the adorable owl cookies!! Melissa packages her cookies so beautifully – you almost hate to open them!

10. Kylie ParryKylie makes gorgeous handmade art beads and earthy jewelry designs. Honestly — I’m in awe of everything she makes. She is an amazing artist.

11. FiberlusciousJill’s handmade pincushions are unlike anything that you have ever seen before — they are incredible works of art! Coupon Code FiberJoy10 for 10% discount through December 31.

12.CountryMouse — Cherie makes the most adorable little baby coats!

Coupon Code Nestlingmouse for 10% discount.

13. Andie’s Specialty SweetsThis shop is incredible! Edible cake embellishments that you are going to love!! I’m crazy about the edible buttons!

14. Ropes of Pearls– gorgeous leather wrap bracelets embellished with stones and glass — seriously — I love these bracelets!
Free WorldWide shipping!

15. Tasha McKelveysweet pottery pieces with little birds — sigh~

16. Unique ButtonsI am in love with buttons. I am obsessed with buttons. I want to touch all of these buttons and make them mine!

17. Guimauve Confections — This newly opened shop features home made gourmet marshmallows — heaven help me~~ Use Coupon Code 2BAGSFULL for 20% off your shopping!

18. Crumbles Cookie FactoryI’m thinking that my dear friend Bob – needs some of the bananas foster cookie bars that these folks make. And — I’m lusting after the key lime cookies!

19. UnderGlass— unusual earrings made from resin — I own several pairs and I LOVE them!

Free Worldwide Shipping!

20. Glass River Jewelry Please tell my husband that I would love to have one pair of these beautiful floral earrings~ sigh.

21. Andria’s Serendipity — My friend Andria makes unbelievable jewelry from sea glass treasures. If you love the beach — you must look here!! I own several pieces of her beautiful jewelry and I get compliments every time I wear them~ Coupon Code- HOLIDAY10 for 10% discount

22. RedPrariePress — I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these cotton jersey scarves. They are like heaven around your neck. FREE SHIPPING — info on shop header.

23. YouandMeConfections — beautifully decorated cookies are made in this newly opened ETSY shop. Their Winter Wonderland cookies are gorgeous!

Coupon Code Winter2012 for discounts. (5% on orders of $25, 10% on orders over $40)

24. LeatherDiva — OMgosh — just wait till you see these leather and beaded boho chic bracelets! Please tell my husband that I want one of these also!! FREE SHIPPING! Also a buy 2 get the third half price offer.

25. Mosaic Magpie– My friend Deb is sharing her vintage clothing, altered clothing and her knitting creations with you in her shop. CouponCode 2BagsfullLOVE for 10% discount

26. Jurga ZaI am in love with these felted boots. You don’t even need to tell my husband — these just might have to be MY absolute splurge for myself this holiday season. I think I might even dream about them. CouponCode – FREESHIPPING (all the way from Lithuania!!)


Happy Shopping!!


With her bags always in a state of readiness, Vicki yearns to travel to places she has never been.   She and her husband have traveled around the world; her photo essays beautifully detailing the amazing places that she has visited.  When she is not on the go, you can find Vicki at her blog



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Shopping Extravagan​za