Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

April 26, 2013

Giveaway Winner + News!

Congrats to Melissa Dalgleish (of Heart & Salt), the winner of the jewellery giveaway with ILIOS!  I'll put you in touch with Kat soon to make your jewellery selection - you'll have to let us know what you picked.

In other news, I'm running a spring sale in our Etsy store, Minden Shop.  Everything is 20% off (coupon code SPRING20).  Some of my favorite items have sold . . .

. . . but there is still a bevy of gorgeous finds that we love, plus almost a hundred (!) more to be listed in upcoming weeks and months.  A little secret: my Mom actually snagged the little turquoise sugar shaker (made in West Germany) right out of the shop!  We still have a healthy variety of pretties, though, from the rare Sotka patterned Arabia cups and saucers to funky turquoise Fire King mugs.  We also have a cool mid-century purse made in Canada, three different sets of vintage Coca Cola & Sprite glasses (from a collector who worked for Coke!), a few pieces of Pyrex (of course), a sweet and petite yellow West German vase, Baltic amber earrings, mod pale pink salt & pepper shakers, and more! We try to have things in every price point, in many different styles (although that's going to happen anyway, with three generations of us finding inventory!).

For a little braggy blog news, my tile trivet project was featured at!  It's always so fabulous when a publication or magazine you read features your work.  Click here to read the whole article, which rounds up the 10 easiest DIY ideas of all time.

My felted wool billy buttons also got a little love from  I love the idea of brides making these as favors, centre pieces, or boutonnieres - so sweet!

Finally, Knock Off Decor featured my recent DIY agate art!  

Well, I'm primed for a good weekend and I hope you have a good one too!


  1. Thanks, Tanya! I never win anything! Totally made my day. :)

    1. Well then it's totally awesome you won this! We've broken the no-win cycle. So happy to make your day :) Have an awesome weekend!

  2. Congrats on all the wonderful features! Now I'm going to go check out your Etsy....

    1. Awww, thanks so much. It's been nice to have some of my projects make the rounds, especially when I see other people tackle them!

  3. Tudo lindo Tanya!!! Amei seu blog, já sou seguidora. Abraços, Edna Das Catarinas Brazil.


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