Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Austrian Etsy - SBIN pretty products

SBIN pretty products focuses on textile accessories that are both practical and stylish, be it laundry bags that make perfect travel companions or bike bags that keep daily things handy, suited for everyone with a penchant for fun colors and designs.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Austrian Etsy - Art On Lamps

Art On Lamps surprises with their trendy designs created for individualists with a penchant for brightly colored and unique lamps and wall decorations that range from cheeky and fun straight to unusual and creepy - cult factor guaranteed!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Austrian Etsy - Amazing Journey Art

Amazing Journey Art awakens your child's sense of mystery and adventure with adorable wall decorations, inspiring little ones to discover new and amazing stories behind the characters of these colorful and joyful paintings.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Adventures in Postcrossing #9

The goal of Postcrossing is to connect the world via real mail, by allowing you to exchange postcards with other random members around the world.

It's been almost eight months since I took up Postcrossing again and I'm so happy I did. It's not only a neat hobby, it's also a bit like travelling without actually setting foot outside your home. Well, except for taking the cards I write to the nearest mailbox, of course. Today I present you my bi-monthly postcard haul though I won't bore you with listing all the countries they came from, as most are the usual suspects anyway. Still, there is one gem that reached me from a rare country and it's such a fabulous card to boot. Curious? It's a postcard from Israel showing the Dead Sea. How cool is that? As to cards being sent out I also had the chance to send one to an even rarer destination, namely Saudi Arabia. Doubly cool, or maybe hot considering the climate. *wink*

While I am happy about (almost) every card design, I do have my preferences which I also included on my profile page. This is why I am have decided to arrange my growing collection not just by country, but additionally put certain themes in a beautiful album I received from my close friend Isabelle last Christmas. Which themes? Tea time and books. So far there is more to drink than read in said album, but I'm only ever starting out with my humble collection.

You also might have noticed that there are quite a few (teddy)bears and monkeys bustling around here. For years I've been collecting Boyds Bears though I had to stop for lack of space, so it's lovely to now welcome new bears by way of mail. The apes on the other hand are because my Mom adores them and while this isn't a hobby she intends to take up as well, she is able to vicariously enjoy it through me now.

Of course sometimes it happens that a postcard is just plain weird or I remain clueless as to why the sender chose it for me. Fortunately this doesn't happen all that often and the good definitely outweighs the bad. I couldn't say which was the worst I ever received, so let's just say that I'm happier with some cards than with others.

And finally, here's the last photo on which you can see the previously mentioned card from Israel. *big sigh* I say, keep those pretty (and rare) ones coming!

Are you a postcard collector or have you ever considered collecting them? Let me know!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Austrian Etsy - POLEIT

POLEIT dresses the man in your life in fashionable contemporary swimwear, catering to both classic and bohemian tastes with its quality beachwear that reflects a passion for sun and surf, and is sure to make a splash this summer.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Austrian Etsy - Hands.Love.Jewelry

Hands.Love.Jewelry is all about dainty, minimalist pieces of jewelry, made with love and passion for silk cord, beads, and lucky charms, appealing to everyone who likes the combination of both cool and romantic designs.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Crafty Book Giveaway (Open WW)

Welcome to a new series of giveaways on my blog which will inspire you to get bookishly crafty! 

In this month's giveaway you can get your hands on a copy of Crafts Made Easy: 200 Projects by Simona Hill! This is the ultimate inspirational book for all craft enthusiasts - packed with 200 unique projects to make, plus home decorating ideas too!

Please note: This giveaway is open worldwide, but only for countries TBD offers free shipping to - please check here.

Congrats to Kate S. from Ireland!

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