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Be My Valentine Gift Ideas

So what are you getting your sweetie this year?

We have a few fun ideas for you!

From the Etsy Afternoon Tea, Chat, and Treasuries Team:

From Studio 3B – Let her know that she’s your Wonder Woman with this cute Wonder Woman themed Lip Balm Holder Key Ring featuring a Red Enameled Lip Charm.  Comes with the Lip Balm! $9.50

From SAjolie – Valentine’s Day I Love You Charm Bracelet featuring a charm that says Love and a Heart charm. $9.95+

From AmyWonderland –  Queen of Hearts Mini Top Hat.   It can be worn with formal, as well as everyday attire. It would make a fantastic gift for a loved one or for yourself. $29.00

From TaylorTwoShop –  A Valentine Gift Set featuring a Glitter Hip Flask and a Tarot Inspired Card, The Lovers. Very cute and original! $14.94

From victoriascharms – Love Heart Statement Ring.  This unique ring consists of a big thick silver button with Love spelled out from top to bottom. $16.00

From Alfamarama –  Be My Valentine Card.  Perfect to send to your special one on Valentine’s Day and set the mood for romance! $3.90

From PrettyByrdDesigns –  I Love You Card.  Exquisite details and vintage romance make this card a wonderful way to express your feelings of love. $4.00

From GreenbriarCreations –  Valentine’s Day Handkerchief Hearts and Kisses.  Perfect for that February 14th Wedding!  $14.00

From FlowerPowerOhio –  Valentine’s Day Wreath.  This vibrant Valentine wreath will welcome your guest to your home with beautiful bright red silk flowers, greens, ferns, berries, a twig heart and romantic burlap and lace bow. $99.00

Please stop by and visit our Team Page to see all the Valentine goodies that our Team Shops have available for you!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Jfay, Studio 3B

Christmas Gifts Under 20 Dollars

Ho Ho Ho!!

And Happy Holiday Shopping from the Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Etsy Team of Shops!

We have some fabulous Christmas Gift Ideas for you that are all under $20.00.

Fashionista Fox Wool Felt Figurine

Look at Fashionista Fox ready to go holiday shopping!  So cute and only $19.00 from Felt4Soul.

This Fox Fashionista is an eye catching figurine. She is modern, fashionable and has a right attitude. She is wearing a beautiful green necklace and posh designer handbag.
It will make a very special gift for a special lady.  This figurine  is crafted using the art of needle felting.

Red Faux Leather Bow from Amy Wonderland

And speaking of Fashionistas – Wow! What a gorgeous bow from AmyWonderland!  And $5.00! You can stop by and pick from many different colors.

Glossy candy apple red faux leather fabric, stitched into a beautiful bow. Sewn by hand with loving care. The edges of the faux leather are resistant to fraying. Cruelty-free products were used to put your mind at ease. This bow has a lovely, glossy sheen finish.

Gray Cup Cozy

How about a cup cozy?  This will make a fabulous gift for everyone on your list.  $9.99 from socksandmittens.

This cute hand knit gray cup cozy is great to protect your fingers from the heat of a hot cup of tea or coffee. It is designed to fit a 9 oz mug or cup, about 3″ in diameter. It is stretchy and has a loop and a chocolate brown button to fit around your mug and through the handle.

Chapstick Holder Keychain with Jingle Bell

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells….  And Lip Balm!  Fun and practical gift for the lady on the go.  A Chapstick Holder Keychain – $9.00 from Studio 3B.

This lip balm holder was made using white denim fabric and a red print cotton fabric, and has a key ring so that you can easily carry your keys on this, and features a Jingle Bell (that Jingles!) and a large lobster claw clasp so that you can also clip it and carry.  P.S. Lip Balm is included!

Route 66 Bangle Bracelet

Get your kicks on Route 66!  What a unique gift idea!  $16.95, from SAjolie.

This is such a beautiful charm bracelet which you can personalize by choosing the color of your Swarovski Birthstone charm.  Comes beautifully boxed.

Funny notebook

This is just too fun!  A notebook for you to write your list of things that you were right about!  Only $6.46 from Alfamarama.

Great stocking stuffer idea.  Original MOLESKINE® notebook upcycled with a hand screen printed sentence on the cover.
Individually hand printed with the sentence “my list of things I was right about”!

Multi-Colored Floral Cocktail Ring

Bring on the Bling!!  Very stunning multi- color floral cocktail ring.  $15.00 from victoriascharms.

You may need to gift yourself with this beauty.  This ring consists of a big silver flower button with 2 layers of rich colorful stones.
It measures approximately 1 3/4 inches.
It will fit any finger as it is attached to an adjustable silver plate ring base.

Children's personalized spoons

These are too precious.  Personalized spoons for children.  From RadArtaDesign – $15.00+

You can choose your favorite colors, and it can be personalized with your child’s name, nickname, favorite sports team, or school name.  The spoons are coated with polymer clay and baked at the appropriate temperature for hardness and lacquered with acrylic base for protection. It is safe for use and hand washable.

Bulldog in glasses zipper pouch

I hope you’re not having a sugar overload from all this sweet cuteness.  How about these zipper pouches from handjstarcreations? $12.50

This is such a cool zipper pouch with a cute bulldog in glasses, on a handsome piece of cotton canvas fabric, bright blue, teal blue, red or gold, your choice. So incredible for a piece of fabric!! So much fun! This sweet fabric pouch is so perfect for the dog lover in your life! What a great and unique gift this would make! Or keep for yourself.

This list was so fun to put together, but that’s not all we have to show you – Not by a long shot.

Here is a link to follow to our Team Page where I have requested that my team mate’s list their gift giving ideas that they have in their shops that are under $20.00

VISIT AFTERNOON TEA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING GUIDE LIST

I hope you enjoy looking through all the wonderful items that are listed and enjoy shopping in our Team Shops.

A Very Merry to you all!

Jfay, Studio 3B

Happy Halloween 2016

It’s so exciting when Halloween is near!

Happy Hauntings and Shopping from the ATCT Etsy Team!

We’ve gathered up some fun ideas for your Halloween this year.

Halloween Shopping from the ATCT Team

From SugarAndPaint –  Halloween Clothespins, Hand Painted and Magnetic – Use them anywhere for Halloween fun! – $30.00

From OfMiceAndElves – Tinkerbell Fairy Costume Apron for Children – $20.00+

From LegendsofDarkness – Candy Corn Leggings, designed and printed from their original photographs – $49.00

Halloween Shopping with the ATCT Etsy Team

From Wildyfraise – Halloween Dangle Earrings that glow in the dark!  Featuring Skulls and Tombstones – $14.95

From GreenbriarCreations – Halloween Fairy Garden Miniature Clothes on a Clothesline – $19.95

From Studio3B – Halloween Spider Necklace with Large Spider Pendant and Toggle Clasp – $15.00

Halloween Shopping from the ATCT Etsy Team

From FranciesFare – Vogue Paris Original Gown Pattern – Great to make your own costume! – $24.45

From zouzoudesign – Sugar Skull, Day of the Dead Ornament – $30.00

From AmyWonderland – Spider Web Fascinator Hat, in Dusty Rose with Black Lace – $25.00

Please be sure to stop by and visit all of our Team Shops for more Halloween Ideas and Goodies!

Jfay, Studio 3B

What’s New and Happening

Hello Everyone!

And firstly, I’d like to say, Happy Autumn!

And with the arrival of Autumn also comes the arrival of new Blog Editors.  Hooray!  I’m being joined here on the ATCT Etsy Team Shopping Blog by two fabulous team mates who are both very talented at what they do and they have both been very active team leaders for quite a while.

So let’s meet them!

Introducing Amy Ryan of Amy Wonderland:

Amy Wonderland on Etsy

Amy Wonderland on Etsy

Amy designs and makes unique handmade hair accessories & more.  She will be joining us here as the blog’s Shop Feature Editor.  She will be featuring different shops that make up our team and also has some other fabulous ideas brewing, so I know we’ll all be looking forward to her posts!

And also introducing Katrien (Kat) of Sweetiepips

Sweetiepips on Etsy

Sweetiepips on Etsy

Kat designs and creates awesome jewelry that she describes as styles and designs that are diametrically opposed.  An unlikely mix of rustic and modern.  She is joining us here as the blog’s Fashion Feature Editor.  She has many ideas for features, and with her talent and style, I’m sure we’re in for some great treats!

And re-introducing myself, for those who may be new to our blog, my name is Jfay and I am the owner and designer at Studio 3B.

Studio 3B on Etsy

Studio 3B on Etsy

I enjoy designing and making unique fabric purses and totes.  And for the blog I do Seasonal and Themed Features.  So be sure to keep an eye out during the holiday season, I’m sure our shops will have all kinds of goodies for us to show you here!

And,  I would also like to re-introduce our fierce and fabulous Team Captain, Lindsey of SAjolie.

SAjolie on Etsy

SAjolie on Etsy

Lindsey designs fabulous custom jewelry and is the solid rock behind our entire team.

Thank you all for visiting our blog and we look forward to bringing you even more exciting shopping news and the “where to’s” to find unique items that you’ll not find anywhere else.  Our team of Etsy shop owners have some of the best shops showcasing handmade, OOAK items and vintage goods.

Girl Power!

From the Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team:

Girl Power!!

Showcasing some fabulous items from our team shops celebrating female uniqueness, fierceness, unconditional love and can do spirit!

Shop Girl Power Items from the ATCT Etsy Team!

 

From TppCards – It’s a Girl printable download.  60″w x 40″ h – $12.52

From SAjolie –  Be Fierce charm bracelet personalized with a Swarovski birthstone charm and initial charm.

From PrettyByrdDesigns – Let’s Get Together handmade card, perfect to send or give to someone to arrange that get together. $4.50

Shop Girl Power Items from the ATCT Etsy Team!

From GreenbriarCreations – Vintage Handkerchief Apron Farmhouse Style Full Length with Bib – $42.95

From RadArtaDesign – The Little Mermaid Childrens Silverware Set.  Personalized Handmade Cutlery – $42.00+

From BrookeHowie – Inspirational words paintings.  Customized with your own words. $162.00

Shop Girl Power Items from the ATCT Etsy Team!

From Studio3B – Wonder Woman purse.  The perfect bag for the woman who is and does everything for everyone. $36.00

From MayaRedPhotography – I will be whatever I want to be luster print. 5×7 Professionally Printed on Archival Photo Papers. $8.25

From AmyWonderland – Lovely pink peacock hair comb.  The perfect addition to most any hairstyle. – $15.00

Please visit our team Girl Power discussion page to see all the Girl Power items listed.

New for Spring 2016

Welcome Spring!

And welcome visitors!  Greetings from the Etsy Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team.

Everyone’s been happily creating gorgeous items to help you celebrate and have a happy Spring season.

Here is a preview of some of our shops’ fabulous items, many are OOAK.  Enjoy!

From GFT Woodcraft – A set of Anchor Wall Sconces made from distressed wood – $35.00

Nautical Anchor Wall Sconces

From Sarahs Design Jewelry – Mystic Topaz Earrings set in Sterling Silver – $59.99

Mystic Topaz Earrings

From Legends of Darkness – White Flower Photograph, Photograph Print or Gallery Wrapped Canvas – $20.00+

White Flower Photograph

From Pretty Byrd Designs – Always Plant Something New, Inspirational Card – $4.00

Always Plant Something New Inspirational Card

From SAjolie – Floral Key Ring – $11.00+

Flower Key Ring

From Studio 3B – Bright Floral Tote Bag Set with Accessory Pouch and Hawaiian Floral Scent Sachet – $36.00

Bright Floral Tote Bag

From The Sherbet Patch –  Whimsical Pinstripe Dachshund Pillow – $51.71

Whimsical Dachshund Pillow

From sunclassixx – Bohemian Grunge Patchwork Halter Top – $27.00

Bohemian Grunge Patchwork Halter Top

From Angelof2 – Beaded Dream Charm Bracelet – $28.50

Beaded Dream Charm Bracelet

Please be sure to stop by our Team  Page to shop in all of our very talented shop owners’ stores to find many more new items.

Happy Spring Shopping!

Jfay, Studio 3B

Halloween Goodies

Happy October Everyone!  And Happy Halloween Season!

You know that all of us on the ATCT Etsy Team are getting geared up for a fun, filled with goodies, season this year.  We invite you to stop by the many shops that make up the Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team and see all the fabulous things we have in store for you.

Here are a few teasers to hypnotize you…  You’re getting very sleepy…..  No, wait a minute…..  You’re getting in the mood for a fun Halloween!

Halloween Wreath from Holly Hill Wreaths

Halloween Wreath from Holly Hill Wreaths https://www.etsy.com/shop/hollyhillwreaths

 

Halloween Dolls from Fer Fox Design

Halloween Dolls from Fer Fox Design https://www.etsy.com/shop/FerFoxDesign

 

Halloween Card from Pretty Byrd Designs

Halloween Card from Pretty Byrd Designs https://www.etsy.com/shop/PrettyByrdDesigns

 

Halloween Scent Sachets from Studio 3B

Halloween Scent Sachets from Studio 3B https://www.etsy.com/shop/Studio3B

 

Day of the Dead Earrings by Sweetie Pips

Halloween Day of the Dead Earrings by Sweetie Pips https://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetiepips

 

Halloween Wreath by Under The Kentucky Sun

Halloween Wreath by Under The Kentucky Sun             https://www.etsy.com/shop/Underthekentuckysun

 

Edible Halloween Bats by Wicksteads Eat Me

Edible Halloween Bats by Wicksteads Eat Me https://www.etsy.com/shop/WicksteadsEatMe

 

Stop by and see us all soon.  We’ll be waiting for you!!

Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team, Etsy

Bold and Beautiful meets Quirky Cute

And that headline, ladies and gentlemen, describes Sweetiepips.

Geometric Jewelry by Sweetiepips

Sweetiepips is one of my favorite jewelry shops with it’s wide range of styles and beautifully bright colors.   It’s run by a very fascinating lady name Katrien, who is an awesome artist and absolutely loves what she does.  It definitely shows!

Vintage Style Necklace by Sweetiepips

Katrien describes her work as “Unique, Bold and Beautiful Bits “N” Pieces”.   She says that she loves to ponder, experiment, design, and create unique and beautiful things.  “Taking inspiration from past and present, vintage and contemporary fashions and styles, my bits ‘n’ pieces then unravel and evolve quite organically.”
Gypsy Bohemian Necklace by Sweetiepips
And showing off her whimsical side, you have to love these cute and sometimes quirky designs:
Bright Pink Cat and Meow Earring Designs
bright pink cat earrings by Sweetiepips bright pink meow earrings by Sweetiepips
Fried eggs on toast anyone? Earrings that is….
Fried eggs on toast earrings by Sweetiepips
And I really love these cute rain cloud brooches:
rain cloud brooches by Sweetiepips
I hope you’ll stop by and visit Katrien and Sweetiepips very soon.  You never know what treasures you’ll find there!
Feature by Jfay, Studio 3B

A True Inspiration

From Derbyshire England to right here in Houston, TX, (where we are very lucky to have her) I’m very excited to introduce you all to a very fine lady who has been an inspiration to me as well as a great leader who inspires many entrepreneurs to follow their dreams.

Meet Lindsey Buckley of SAjolie

Lindsey Buckley of SAjolie

Lindsey is at the helm of our Afternoon Tea, Chat and Treasuries Team on Etsy.  She leads the way with her great ideas and always with a sense of camaraderie.  It is honestly the best group or team in which I’ve ever been associated, and it is a huge credit to her and how much time and effort she puts into everything she does.

Not only is Lindsey our fierce leader, she is a devoted wife, mother, and daughter.  She has two businesses of her own, being both a realtor and jewelry designer, is the leader of our ATCT Team and hostesses an Afternoon Tea Luncheon/Meeting Group in Houston as well.   Did I mention that she’s also an avid traveler?

From Southfork to Windsor Castle.  Travels of Lindsey Buckley of SAjolie

I believe she is what is described as a dynamo — or perhaps we should call her a Texas Tornado!  I honestly do not know how she manages to do everything that she does (and do it so well).  I’ll not question, just be very grateful that she is a part of our lives.

I wrote to Lindsey recently to express how she has inspired me, not only in promoting my little business, but also artistically.  I very much enjoy her passion for her new home here as well as the passion in which she puts into everything she does.

And speaking of what she does…  SAjolie, her French inspired jewelry boutique is a true delight!

Again, where she finds the time to produce such beautiful items is beyond me — But I will say that I think she must do more than one thing at any given time.  I contacted Lindsey to inquire about custom jewelry items one evening.  She was very gracious and communicated with me via her Etsy shop, sending me pictures and examples of what choices she had available, all while prepping dinner for her family.  I told you she is a dynamo!

Here is a picture of the custom key ring that I commissioned from Lindsey.  It came out so stunningly beautiful and arrived gift boxed so lovely. I was very excited to give this as a special gift.

Custom Key Ring by SAjolie

SAjolie features an eclectic fusion of Bohemian, Spiritual, Cowgirl and Charm. You can find something for all jewelry styles within the large collection of her vintage and handmade pieces. Lindsey says that she loves nothing more than a custom order.  And I can certainly vouch for that!

There are over 1500 items in her shop in which to happily browse, many with inspirational messages (of course!), and something for just about any occasion you could imagine.

Inspirational charm necklace from SAjolie

Angel Wings Necklace from SAjolie

And did I mention that the shipping is free?  Believe me, when you cross paths with Lindsey, everything is a positive.

SAjolie Earrings

I hope you have the good fortune of meeting Lindsey in some capacity, and I certainly hope that you’ll visit her online boutique for very special jewelry items to commemorate a special event or person in your life or just for something gorgeous to wear!

Article by Jfay, Studio 3B

Visions of Spring

Celebrate the arrival of Spring this year with beautiful finds from our Visions of Spring Shopping Gallery.

Spring cannot arrive soon enough, and we’re here to help you off to a glorious start!

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1. From Studio 3B – Perfume Spray Bottle Set filled with your Favorite Studio 3B Perfume. Many beautiful specialty perfumes to choose from to brighten up your Spring wardrobe. You’ll receive a Spray Bottle plus a Refill Bottle filled with your choice of perfume and a pipette for easy refilling. Arrives in a Black Organza Gift Bag. $31.50

2. From Forsythia Hill Vintage – Stunning vintage 1960’s tailored Floral Brocade Trench Coat. This one of a kind Women’s Formal Coat in Pink Rose and Gold is a perfect Easter Coat. From Thalhimers French Salon, Size Small 0 1 2 $160.00.

3. From Sweetiepips – A Boho Chic chain and leather necklace. With peachy pink Rhodochrosite and Cherry Quartz and Czech crystals this piece is perfect spring bling! Free UK shipping. £16.50 / $24.52.

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4. From SuesAkornShop – This colorful Easter egg hand towel will add a touch of Easter to any kitchen or bathroom. It measures 6 inches by 25 1/2 inches. Hang it anywhere you need easy access to a towel. $7.00

5. From Little Neva’s Bakery – Our signature Cocoa Sugar Cookie dough is shaped into charming egg cookies using an old reliable cutter. We also offer two bunny shaped cocoa cookies as well. We cello bag the 1 dozen bunny and egg cookies and place in our gift box with a card . 6 eggs & 6 bunnies for $15.00, a sweet treat!

7. From Legends of Darkness – Celebrate Spring with this White Magnolia hard phone case. Made of Lexan Plastic and printed with my original fine art photograph – it can be purchased to fit any iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Phone for $40 or upgraded to a “Tough” case for $55

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7. From Pretty Byrd Designs – This beautiful keepsake box has been done in an elegant, shabby chic style. It has been distressed painted in soft ivory and adorned with lace, vintage style paper and embellishments. The lid features a fabric flower, ribbon and seed pearls.This pretty box would be a lovely way to present a gift or would easily stand alone as its own special gift. Size is 5 x 5 x 2-1/2 inches. Priced at $12.50

8.  From SAjolie – This pretty little necklace features a golden twig with open leaves and a the most cutest little sparrow bird. This is made in lariat style, which gives you options for length and style. Adjust the length of the necklace by pulling the bird. Perfect for everyday wear as well as special those occasions!. For a truly unique item that is a perfect gift for you or loved one. $18.00

9.  From SursyShop – A painted pink rose doily.  Great for displaying jar candles, plants, vases, bowls, and many other home decor or holiday items. They can also be framed in a shadow box for display. $12.00