saturday shopping list...


everyone who sells (or buys) on etsy knows how important photographs are. beautiful, interesting, eye catching... photographs are what sell your work. it is really the most important tool you have to get people interested enough to take a look and consider buying from you. the past year has been a real learning experience for me. i bought a new camera because of it. i am really focusing on improving my own photography skills, and just as importantly my attention to detail. i'm really grateful for this, because it has really helped me learn to stop and pay closer attention to the small moments in life... the little bits of beauty we are surrounded by in the everyday. i love searching through etsy, because i am constantly astounded by the beautiful photographs i see there. it's amazing the the way the simplist items are elevated to things of beauty. each picture seems to tell a story. i wish i could include all my favorites here each week... i'm truly sorry i have to narrow it down to so few!

1) handmade story beads, by fieldandsea
2) amber pressed glass footed juice glasses, from imsovintage
3) susannah scarf, by ebbahandmade
4) lacy white flower disk necklace, from 5gardenias
5) vintage mannequin carved shoe forms, from thorwaldhome
6) collection of crochet covered stones, by knitalatte

10 comments:

Leigh said...

I love those glasses! I have a collection of the taller ones in all different colors. They are my favorite!

Laura said...

Thanks for including my glasses.

kathiroussel said...

cary--- your blog is a work of art in and of itself--- and is a beautiful testament to your wonderful eye and aesthetic. your felted and sewn world is magical and incredibly endearing-- as well as crafted with great skill!!

i'm so pleased you included my vintage necklace in your wonderful saturday shopping feature--what a super compliment and surprise--many thanks!

i do want to clarify that the necklace from 5gardenias is actually a vintage piece ( not made by my hands) from the 1950's. i do make handcrafted jewelry in my other etsy shop, kathiroussel.etsy.com if you would care to take a look!

Margie Oomen said...

Thanks for including my stone photograph. What a beautiful grouping you have here . I must say I have always loved the way you photograph your creations.

Cary Walker said...

thanks for your nice comments all!

kathi, i apologize for my rush this morning and my mistake. both your shops are great!

Leslie said...

I love the crocheted rocks. A great list!

blossom said...

beautiful colours in your selection today....I've just joined the saturday shopping list, and spent so long choosing my first selection the choice is so wide & varied...
enjoy your weekend, sharon x

blossom said...

ps. love your beautiful fabric mushrooms x

Cary Walker said...

thanks leslie and blossom (by the way i love those bikes i saw on your blog)!

'fancypicnic' said...

These really are lovely picks, Cary!

There's so much to learn about helping your product to sell itself - and you do it so beautifully. Always such lovely images of gorgeous items.