Those of us who sell, whether it be online or in an actual brick and mortar shop, know the value of presentation.
It's an art, really, and it can make or break your reputation as a merchant.
When I began selling on ETSY last year, I quickly learned that to be successful when sending out orders, you need to do more than just slap some bubble wrap around your trinkets and toss some tissue paper in randomly.
I mean, that would be serviceable enough, but would it be memorable? Would it motivate a customer to not only leave you glowing FEEDBACK, but also to be a repeat buyer?
You see, I'm not only a seller, but I too am frequently a customer! And believe you me, I take note when a seller goes that extra mile to make sure that their orders are sent out not only quickly and safely, but also with a bit of flair as well.
Aren't these just lovely?
Wouldn't they add that extra oomph to your vintage pretties?
I sure do think so, which is why I've become a HUGE fan of Kelli's Etsy Shop of late.
She not only has a huge assortment of gift tags, but stickers, gift bags, bookmarks, greeting cards, ribbon trim and gift tag sets, adorned journals, muslin favor bags, stationery sets, garland banners, scrapbook embellishment kits, and much, much more!
I've begun sending my Etsy Orders out with Kelli's beautiful tags and stickers attached, and the response has been incredible.
Enough talking, here's a peek at what you can find in the Seasonal Delights Etsy Shop.
And just in time for Easter...
Pretty nifty stuff, huh?
Pay Kelli a visit at her ETSY Shop soon, I'm sure you'll be able to find something you just can't live without!
It's another everything but the kitchen sink post from yours truly!
First up, what's that white stuff in my St. Francis birdbath?
Yep, 60 some-odd miles NW of San Antonio, and we're under a
WINTER STORM WARNING with snowfall accumulations of up to 2-4 inches expected!
I mean, we get snow down here, it just rarely sticks. This stuff is stickin'!
That's almost an inch right there on the deck railing! That a HUGE whoop for this part of Texas!
Mr. Twig and the Huskies.
Awww look, Belle (on the right) has her puppy tongue out, so as to catch snowflakes!
Str-e-e-e-e-e-t-c-h, Havok! It's only snow, it's not gonna hurt you!
Next up, one of my items was prominently featured on
It was featured on the front page of Etsy's blog Sunday, and also went out in the e-mails they send out to all the gajillion members daily.
I didn't even know about it, as I hadn't received the e-mail featuring me yet...a most kind blog friend congratulated me on the honor and tipped me off, and it was later confirmed by yet another Etsy selling friend that that was a pretty big deal and I should be proud. It's a tremendous amount of exposure, so yeah, I am a little psyched! I'm even happier that the oil on canvas sold as a direct result of this unexpected publicity, so bonus!
Wearer of many hats!
I am at turns a Photographer, Writer, Stylist, Antique Dealer, Blogger, Respiratory Therapist, Wife, Daughter and Friend.
In my current incarnation, I am a published editorial photographer and writer for magazines such as Romantic Homes, Cottages and Bungalows, Artful Blogging, Romantic Country and many more. I am also the website and print ad photographer for the iconic Carol Hicks Bolton and her shop, Laboratoire de Design, along with other shops as well.
I live with my handsome husband in a 1910 Victorian farmhouse in the beautiful Hill Country town of Fredericksburg, Texas. Welcome to my blog!