Etsy Favorite – Dipped by Wind and Willow Home

I stumbled across this shop on Etsy yesterday and fell in love! Wouldn’t one of these bowls just add the perfect pop of color to your kitchen table!

“I begin with beautifully turned bowls and carved spoons, slowly hand dipping each in a synthetic rubber that I custom mix.”

“The beauty is in the uniqueness of the natural wood grain and the reaction between that wood and the rubber, ensuring each item is completely special.”

“I make each colorway or grouping in small seasonal batches ensuring you get a truly special product.”

“I am constantly inspired by the change in seasons, stunning sunsets and beautiful blooms. Each batch is inspired by the simplicity and classic lines of nature.” – Araya Jensen, Owner

In addition to her Esty shop, Araya also has a website with lots of other beautiful products where she is extending her Summer Solstice Sale to Ciera Design readers! This gives you 21% off any merchandise on with code “Summer12”. Please note that this discount code is not valid at the Etsy shop.

Etsy Favorite – Parrish House Photos

These photographs from Lisa of Parrish House Photos make me want to live at the beach! Lisa shared, that in the past, she had always shied away from color photography, but boy am I glad she got over that! These color images are just gorgeous!

I have a deep love of teal, aqua and turquoise so you’ll find a lot of that reflected in my work. I’ve also spent a lot of time in southern California and you can see that influence in the sun-drenched feel of much of my recent work. – Lisa

Lisa does all of her own fine art printing on a velvet matte paper that creates prints with amazing tonal detail. Parrish House Photos is offering 30% off to Ciera Design readers when you use discount code “PHP30” at her Etsy shop! Visit Parrish House Photos on Etsy and Facebook for more of Lisa’s beautiful work!

Keep Me Warm by the Fire

I have been home in New Orleans for over two weeks and it has only been cold for one day. Even though I’m sitting here with the AC on, I can’t help to think of how to stay warm once I head back to Boston. This winter, I’d like to spend time bundled up, drinking tea and coffee and cooking lots of delicious things!

Keep Me Warm

thermos // journal // slippers // throw // mug // cook book // scarf // teapot // hat

Etsy Favorite – Friendship Bracelets

While writing my thanksgiving post I started thinking about how in grade school everyone used to exchange bracelets or necklaces as a sign of friendship. I have always loved the bright colors of friendship bracelets so I started looking through Etsy to see what was out there. Truthfully, I was not expecting to find so much awesomeness! I mean, look at these bracelets! I think these would make great gifts for any occasion, I want to get them for everyone I know! Do you have a favorite?

Friendship Bracelets1 Ana Osgood Jewelry // 2 Nautical Wheeler // 3 Koko & Beau // 4 It’s Me, Mary // 5 TINNLILY // 6 Nautical Wheeler // 7 Simply You Jewelry // 8 Ana Osgood Jewelry

Give Thanks – Freebies

MOO is an online printing company that I absolutely love! They can print with your photos or designs stored on certain social sites or you can upload your images directly to MOO. My favorite thing is that printing with MOO means you have the option of a different image on each card or sticker!

Since not everyone out there is a designer (or has the time to create a custom design) I have created a variety of Thank You designs that use Moo templates! These work really well for sending out Thank You’s after a party or for your Etsy shop. You can send postcards or greeting cards, slip a minicard or notecard into a package and use the stickers on packages or to seal envelopes. So many options! You can download the design packages below, head on over to Moo, upload and customize before placing your order. Pick black or teal or both and use only what you like from the sets! One more thing to make this deal even better… if you follow the Moo links from this post you get 10% off your first order! You can also download and print yourself!

Chevron Moo Designs - Teal Chevron Moo Designs - Black

Note Cards (choose square or rounded edges) 3.46″ x 2.32″
You can customize text for the back of card at or leave blank to write personalized messages. (Select “Business Cards” at for this option.)

Mini Cards 2.9″ x 1.26″
You can customize text for the back of card at or leave blank to write personalized messages.

Greeting Cards 4.13″ x 5.82″
You can customize text for the inside of card on or leave blank to write personalized messages.

Postcards 4.13″ x 5.82″
You can customize the back of your postcard at with your logo, text, footers and a mailing panel.

Rectangular Stickers and Labels 3.30 x 2.17″

Round Stickers and Labels 1.5″ diameter (shown below)

Moo Stickers

This post is not sponsored by Moo, I just really like their products. Ciera Design will not be held responsible for printing errors. Please make sure you check the templates for proper colors, bleeds and safe zones, and fonts before printing. I can not offer assistance for using these files but please contact me if you need customized items. This design is © Ciera Holzenthal, 2011. All rights reserved. It may not be copied, resold, made available for download, given away or redistributed elsewhere without my written permission. Please link directly to this page if you would like to share these downloads with others.