Monday, December 29, 2008

Enter My Give-away!

I have exciting news to share. Thanks to the warm encouragement of so many of my blogging pals (especially Cynthia of Cynthia's Cottage Design, I have opened a shop on Etsy. It's called tinkeredtreasures. (My friend the troll is there, too.) To celebrate this venture I am having a "grand opening" give-away and hope you will enter. The prize is one of my pretty organized sets (pictured). The set includes a decorated tin can, three painted and decoupaged clothespins, and one painted pencil. The cans are handy for pencils, scissors, spare change, even small plants or flowers; the clothespins are nice for papers, receipts and small bags.

To enter the give-away simply leave a comment about 1 of the 3 questions:
- Any advice about my Etsy shop (pricing -- too high or too low?)?
- What is your favorite color combination?
- What do you do to keep pretty organized?
A winner will be drawn at random this Saturday, Jan 3



Life At Camellia Cottage said...

What a cute giveaway! Love your shop, and i think the prices are very reasonable. My favorite color combination is probably pinks and greens. Well, in my studio/playroom, whatever holds something works fine! I've got buttons in an old dishwasher detergetnt tab box, polyfill in an oatmeal box (I cut a hole in the lid so I can pull out just what I need, assrted tins and baskets. I have 4 baskets on top of my computer desk's shelf - 1 for fabric scraps, 1 for larger pieces of fabric, 1 for upcoming projects, and 1 for complete projects. They were $1 at Dollar Tree. Once again, love your shop,and good luck with it! Becky G.

Sharon said...

I am glad to see you've opened up an etsy shop! I will go and see what you have in a bit.

I love the cottage look so my favorite color scheme is red, yellow, birds egg blue with a touch of pink and green.

Best wishes with your shop!

Sharon (

dedeshirley said...

Well, Elyse - I finally signed up with google so I can...
1. leave you messages on your blog
2. enter the drawing

I think your prices seem fine.
color schemes - I do like green, blue, creamy yellow.

Lately, like green, purple, creamy yellow - for houses and clothes!

I like tho how you seem to pop things w/ red - pink and in the girlie office!

Organizing: I use empty detergent caps to collect change & buttons from the washing machine.

I love clothespins - they hold coupons for grocery shopping, and close chip bags.

My latest is using a ziploc bag for store coupons - they make finding them for shopping easy - either in a pocketbook or since I don't carry one - in my car!!

good luck w/ etsy!

Lori said...

congrats on your new etsy shop...i think your prices are great...i love pink with just about anything...i would love to win your pretty giveaway!!!

ps: as for #3, i am just not very organized


Hi Elyse,
Bet you can't guess my favorite color combo.... white,pink & robins egg blue! Thanks for the visit and comments on my camper~I did have smores and if you look real hard at the pictures you can see my PINK marshmellows I found to make them with LOL, yes I found PINK marshmellows! Happy new year!!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on your new Etsy store! I, of course, love the pink color combo!

I wanted to thank you also for the lovely award! I am honored!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

First of all, I'm totally loving your cute giveaway! Okay, here's my answers:

1) Your prices are totally fair and perfect.

2) My favorite color combination = pink, cream, taupe and aqua blue {not in any certain order necessarily}.

3) Me, orgazined? Depends on the day and if I'm in the mood.


fairmaiden said...

Please include me in your drawing. I am a new visitor to your sweet blog. My favorite color combination is whites~different shades of white~bright white, candlelight white, ivory, antique white, clean white, crystal white, blush white. And my favorite splash of color is sea-aqua. Fairmaiden at Sea Cottage

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

post daily is my best advice,,,you get more front page time that way... I love the set, I make those for my girls and there friends, my daughter has a set on her desk.. hugs, lisa

Rachel Knoblich said...

I am loving your new blog. I love the combination of pink and blue. It just makes me happy. I could use some organization skills for my craft room. Every time I organize I just pull everything out and it's a mess again!

TattingChic said...

COngratulations on opening your Etsy shop! How exciting! Well, you favorite color combination is light pink and light green! Love it!!!

Karin said...

I also love pinks and greens---

very cute desk set!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Sweet Elyse, I am thrilled you opened a Etsy store! I love your talents and excited to buy from you! Your prices are perfect! May you find much success and happiness with your cute store!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I like your multi color combination. One of every pretty shade. Your prices seem very reasonable.
I use recycled jars and other items to contain my treasures.

Best of luck for a prosperous New Year!


Hi Elyse,
As I was falling asleep last night, thinking about the blogs I had visited, I remembered that I never congratulated you on your new etsy shop, how exciting,so congrats!! I wish I had the nerve to do this (; Happy new year!
Hugs~Kelly said...

I think that your color combo in the photo is right on the mark. that aqua and pink is my fave right now.

Cathy said...

Hi Elyse,

Congratulations on your Grand Opening! I know you are going to do really well with your delightful creations. I just love them.

My favorite two combinations are pink and aqua or pink and green.

Break a leg my friend.

xo Cathy

Bethany said...

etsy shop looks great Elyse!
I know, small world about Patty, so funny. I'm like, hey, that's MY Elyse, when she was talking about this cool Elyse she knew with a blog!

Ursula said...

Nice store! Pricing is just right, fav colors are pink and blue, and as you know I am not organized!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi sweetie!

Ohhhh I am so Happy for you , Congratulations! now I have a place to go when I want to buy more too! after I recover from Christmas ( lol ) I will be at your Etsy store buying my heart out :)!

I adore everything you make and create! Every day when I walk in my kitchen I think of you. And each friend that see's the shutters you gave me , lets out a *GASP*. They are the best things I've added to my Cottage Kitchen!

Hmmm, first , Enter me in your giveaway :) I love those cans, and now I'd have 2 :) perfect to hold flowers on my new kitchen table ( also inspired by you )! and second, my 2 favorite colors would have to be red and baby blue :) I am so bad about price suggestions, but I would think the signs and shutters might be a little low in price. But I guess it depends on how much time they'd take etc... I know if it was me, they would take all day, lol... at least. But that's a hard one to figure.

Thanks so much always for your sweet comments and friendship Elyse, you truly are a talented and lovely person! Im so happy we met on blogger! You always inspire me too! Wishing you a great New Year and lots of luck on Etsy! I will hit your store soon!!!

xox, Cynthia

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, that is beautiful!! I love the soft colors. Your blog is just lovely. Congrautlations on your Etsy Shoppe! I am on my way over right now to check it out.


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Okay, now to answer your questions:

I think your prices are wonderful!!

My color scheme is creamy yellow, soft pink, aqua and mint green

I struggle with being obsessively organized, lol! It is a first born trait I guess.


Erin said...

Your blog is really cute and full of inspiration. My favorite color combos are the cottage colors as I call them, yellow, blue, pink and light green. I use a lot of plastic bins and containers for storage and organization. That is one of my goals for the year.

Anonymous said...

I love blue and yellow. I have a blue and yellow room, it is on my blog. Your things are so cute, I love the vinatge look!

Anna Sophia said...

My fav color combo is Pink-Green! I can't help it! :-) Though I have to say, it was a fav BEFORE it became popular. I sure hope I win! I just love these pretty storage! Good luck with your new shop!

Anonymous said...

Elyse- congratulations on your Etsy shop! I think your prices are fantastic. When I sold on ebay I had many return customers because of the personal service and little extras here and there- that is my contribution to a suggestion- The best to you - I am sure you will be successful - your items as just darling!


Anonymous said...

oops I forgot to add that I would love to be entered in your drawing!

CC said...

Please enter me in your give-away. I think your prices are just fine. I am getting into pinks, but all of your colors are just right. I do have trouble in the organization department! Right now I am using brown corrogated boxes for holding things!


Congrats on your new venture and many well wishes for a wonderful New Year!!
I was a formerly organized OCD Momma but now I am a messy one!!! Can never find anything so no advice on that but I love Etsy and look forward to visiting your shoppe!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Elyse! I love your Etsy goodies!! I think your prices are just great ~ mostly I try to group my supplies in boxes or containers and keep them in the same spot all of the time. That way when I need them I can go right to where they are. Plus...put things back! That's always a good thing...Happy New Year! xxoo, Dawn

Vintage Amethyst said...

Hi & Happy New Year!
The shop looks fab! I think your prices are really good.
My favourite colour combos in general are soft pink & white, soft pink & green, duck egg blue & pink & turquoise & red!!!
Mmmmmmmm to keep things organised & tidy I am basket & lidded box mad!! I have so many baskets and boxes, but they always look nice and keep all the clutter away from sight!
*Happy New Year* Elyse hope it is filled with lots of joy & happiness for you.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Congratulations on opening your shop and I hope you'll be very successful!

Love your very cute giveaway!


Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Congrats on opening an ETSY shop! Cute, cute things!!!!! Your prices are VERY good!!! I love using old tins, bottles or platters to organize things on. Your tins are fabulous!!!!

My fav combinations are reds/greens and then pink/aqua.

xoxo and Happy New Year!!!


gail said...

What a pretty site. You are bound to do well with your little venture. My colour [ thats how we spell it in Australia] choice is soft pink and soft apple green, but I love the way you put your colours together.

Blessings Gail.

Sarah said...

fun! do I stay organized. I don't. I keep a big mess and THEN I re-organize. It's a vicious cyle!!!
Vintage Lily

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

So pretty! Thanks for inviting me, your blog is pretty! I love etsy, your clothespins are cute, I like the white and pink together and white with robins egg blue.

Cheryl said...

Congrats on opening your Shop! I wish you much success. Your prices are great and I love your work. I love pinks and white or black and white and pink. For me I love baskets, decorated boxes anything shabby for storing away supplies. Pleae enter me in your drawing and come by my blog I am also having a Give Away!
Peace and Blessings
Cheryl...Snatch JOY!

Vintagesquirrel said...

Love your Etsy shop! My suggestion is to try for more natural lighting in your photos...maybe take them in the morning light. I love periwinkle and a soft pink color combination. As far as organizational advice, whew!, that's a hard one. But I do try to follow the motto: "A place for everything, and everything in it's place." By that I mean, if you have a specific place for things, they are less likely to be lost. Good luck on your new venture...

Anonymous said...

dynativYour website is beautiful! I have enjoyed looking at all of your wonderful pictures. I even have my husband saving vegetable cans for me so I can try to re-create one of your pretty, painted containers.
I would like to say that my favorite color combination is pink and green.
Also, I am going to make the hanging mittens you wrote about for a craft project with my second grade class when school starts back in a few days.
Thank you for sharing your many talents.


Anonymous said...

Your prices are great. I love the pink and blue. I am not at all organized,if I win ehat agreat start your gift woul be. Kim.

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Elyse! I'm a first time visitor. Color combo, all shades of white, creams, sand, etc. I'm sorry, haven't been to your shop yet because I wanted to send you a comment first. Seems everyone thinks your prices are fair. Organizational tips, many. Only problem is getting everyone in my family to use them!! Good luck with your shop which I am going to visit now:D

Bethany said...

I'm not trying to cheat and get two entries, I just realized I probably am not in the running for your cool treats as I didn't answer any of your questions. I don't follow rules well. I think your prices are fine. Great shop. I go through mail everyday and recycle to stay organized and try not to let piles accumulate anywhere.
Also make lots of lists.
Little notebooks are the key.
Lots of them!
Color combo? Not sure. I am always drawn to lime green and pink.
PS thanks for the super sweet comment on my blog. Made my day.

Suzie Button said...

I love the color schemes you use, the nice relaxing pastel cottage colors! I think your prices are very reasonable myself, maybe even too low! Congrats on your etsy store! Thanks for a great giveaway too! Suzie

Cathy said...

Thank you Elyse and good luck on my blog contest.

Isn't this fun!

xo Cathy

Amy C said...

hey Elyse, thanks for letting me know about the giveaway, I would have been most upset to have missed the chance at winning such a cute prize!
I Love it!
As for favorite color combos I could go on and on:
Orange and Pink
Pink and Blue
Pink and Pink
I guess anything with pink!
I love the pretty clothespins I use clothespins a lot they are such sturdy little friends and yours are so so VERY adorable.
Congrats on opening the store.
Happy 2009 to you too!
ox Amy

deb said...

What a sweet blog you have. I didn't even want to be entered in the giveaway I just wanted to say HI! I love your work.

p.s. I couldn't see your Etsy shop.. it says something about Cookies, etc.

Jennifer said...

I think your prices are just fine, maybe even lower than some would charge, but definitely fair. Anyone who does not think so should feel free to buy the paper, glue, embellishments and paint and do all that detailed painstaking work themselves!

I love pale pinks and blues and greens, and the florals too. Very sweet and feminine. The little matchbox treasure drawers are great! It would be great to buy up a few sets to have on hand for special gifts.