Friday, February 25, 2011

For the sake of cupcakes...

Hello, everyone! Let me start off by thanking all of you for your comments on my last blog entry featuring Never Too Old Vintage. He is so much fun, and I'm glad that I was able to interview him! Since the first entry was such a success, keep an eye out for the March edition in the middle of next month.

I also wanted to announce some new cupcake designs currently for sale in my shop, so check them out! I have many more listings to put up soon, so keep an eye out for new designs coming in for spring!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Etsy Crush: Nevertooold Vintage Finds

I hope everyone is enjoying their Valentine's Day! And I am happy to announce the first installment of my Etsy Crush segment! Let me introduce to you Dave of Never Too Old Vintage Finds. One of the things that first struck me was his blog. He takes time to features both friends and exceptional shops. I can appreciate that kind of selflessness! He describes himself as "I'm just a kid at heart and a grownup only when I'm told I have to be," and you can definitely see this is true in both the items he puts in his shop and in his personality.

I originally met the owner, Dave, in the Etsy Chatrooms. What a great guy to be around - very fun, easy going, and playful. He describes his products as "finding him-" he may go to garage sales, estate sales, or even what he calls "cold calling," that is, he goes up to houses with some vintage cars out front and sees if the owners have anything they would part with. "I've met some very cool and interesting people doing so," he explains, and also told me about how he might pass an item three or four times before it jumps out at him. But regardless of his source, whether flea market, classifieds, or cold call, the number one question on his mind has always been, "would you buy it Dave?"

When I found his board games for sale, my only question was does he have Crossfire?!
Oh well, maybe next time ;-)

Dave has definitely added his own personal flair to this collection of vintage goods. Everything seems to belong with each other, despite the collection spanning decades and sources. So is it such a surprise that I have an Etsy Crush on Dave's shop? Thanks for letting me pick at your mind and shop, Dave! Here's a few other favorites that I love from his shop...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Seeing Red...and Pink!

Valentines day for 2011 falls on a Monday, making it difficult to buy last minute gifts online. So be sure that you get your cards and gifts ahead of time! Otherwise you may find yourself panicking to find the perfect gift when its too late! So what are you looking for this Valentines' Day?

The equation for love...
cupcake math cards. On Etsy for $2.50 each. Other quantities available.

A quick and fun message to your friends...

Valentine's Day mini cards - $8.00 for 8.

Oh forget it. Let's go get some chocolate.
Four sets of Chocolate cutouts - $8.00