- Aloha & thanks for stopping by! I have online shops at: http://www.zazzle.com/treasuresfromhawaii* & http://www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com where I sell Fine Art Photos & Beach in a Bottle gifts(vials filled with sand, shells, coral, beach glass and other treasures that I personally collect from Kauai's seashores~~~These make wonderful wedding/party decor/favors and any occasion gifts... Please visit ~~ I love company!
She does a lovely job using recycled brown paper bags for something different in shipping mailers and bright fun fabrics for aprons, lunch totes, lingerie bags, etc...
Here's a few pix of the fine items you can expect to find while browsing in SunlitOrchard:
Stop by her website: www.kauai-artist.net to sign up for her wonderful monthly newsletter featuring talented artists, easy and useful painting tips, Marionette's lovely artwork and many more goodies...
Thanks Rachel...Aloha! :D
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While tromping around town, we ran across the cutest local used bookstore, Talk Story
~ www.talkstorybookstore.com, which reminded me of the old antique stores in Northern Florida - open and airy, high ceilings, dark, worn, wooden floors, painted barn red and complete with oh-so-sweet shop cats :D! We fell in love with the place and its owners, Ed and Cynthia...Knowledgeable about their business, friendly and full of Aloha spirit Ed and Cynthia are intent on giving back to others, not to mention being all about the Hanapepe community...Visit their website for more history and information...On an end note, I am proud to say some of my photos are displayed and for sale in their shop ~ Thanks for your kindness Ed & Cynthia!
Hanapepe(or as it is fondly known by locals~Kauai's Biggest Little Town) is the art capital of our Garden Isle...Hanapepe means "crushed bay"...Enjoy a few photos of this quaint, historical and rustic town which are all for sale in my etsy shop...
Saw this vintage gas tank and truck at the edge of town:
Love an Old Tin Roof:
Historic Aloha Theatre Sign:
Little Red Shack:
Cindy wrote an inspiring few paragraphs regarding my work and
life here on the island of Kauai, Hawaii...
Hope to see your comments there about what you think :D
God bless! Dava
There was ONE SALE from last week's ESW2 feature(Michiganhemp's necklace)...congrats!!
Until further notice I am suspending my EtsySellerOfTheWeek(ESW)feature...Thanks!
I couldn't believe it when I saw that a badly broken set of windows on the second floor actually still had drapes in them ~ Gave me the feeling that someone's mama would be calling them in for dinner any minute!
This scene made me think of days gone by ~ Days spent sitting on the veranda with a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade...It also made me sad. Sad of what these once-proud French doors have become ~ broken glass and hanging by a hinge...
Yet, somehow, I think back again to lazy days on a new whitewashed veranda and a porch swing and those doors are back on their brass hinges; beveled panes of glass shining crystal clear in the summer sun...
As we rounded the corner and looked up, this window reminded my husband and I of every one of "those windows" appearing in every horror movie house we've ever seen ~ You know the ones - At any minute a freakish face will appear and you will know BIG trouble is about to happen...
These photos are for sale in my etsy shop: www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com
There are many more pictures to tell the story of this wonderful old plantation home...stay tuned for Part II of my essay! God bless...Dava
Here are my photos for this week's theme, "protection"...God bless and have a gr8 week!
Sign for protection to endangered Monk Seals:
This close-up portrait of my hunny's sunglasses - protecting his eyes...
This beautiful cowrie shell protects the animal inside:
To assist in promoting her shop due to a family emergency, I am extending Robin's reign as featured Etsy Seller of the Week~~please visit her shop for gorgeous paintings, postcards, photos and more!
If you'd like to be featured as an upcoming seller of the week, comment here, under THIS THREAD("EtsySellerOfTheWeekExtended(4/12)") as to which of Robin's shop items is your favorite and make sure you are a follower to my blog...very simple for gr8 free exposure to your Etsy shop!
Tim Adam passes on informative and must-see insider tips for your shops and blogs. Tim is a God-send to the "newbies" out there who are lost or just need some guidance as to where to start in this vast internet shop world...He graciously gives back on a consistent basis with his Top-10 Mondays and other features he runs here giving others a chance for free exposure for their shops...You won't be disappointed!
God bless...Dava :D
Also - BubbaChenille is posting about my Etsy Seller/Shops of the Week features on her blog(Etsy sellers are the kindest people!)
Have a gr8 week evy1 and I'll cya back here for posting of my new sellers of the week on Wednesday!
This week's featured Etsy seller is RobinMariaPedrero~~please visit her shop for gorgeous paintings, postcards, photos and more!
If you'd like to be featured as an upcoming seller of the week, comment here, under THIS THREAD("EtsySellerOfTheWeek(4/5)") as to which of Robin's shop items is your favorite and make sure you are a follower to my blog...very simple for gr8 exposure to your Etsy shop!
If you'd like to be featured here in the future for free exposure/traffic to and for your shop, visit the above shops, come back to THIS POST THREAD and leave a comment on which item/shop is your favorite and follow my blog for updates! I will be putting this out on twitter, as well as a link on my etsy shop also... God bless...Dava
Yesterday, while Josh and I were playing on the beach collecting treasures that the sea washes up on its vast shores, we came across one of those rare finds~~a perfectly formed, wonderfully colored cowrie(Mauritius Island Cowrie)shell! It gleamed in the sun, shiny and brilliant in its design and markings...It was breathtaking!
As I climbed over lava rock and walked across the slippery rock-strewn stones under my feet to get there, I prayed it would be empty...Empty of life that I could snatch it up and take it home to enjoy it there...
As I reached my "prize" and bent down to detect what I already knew in my heart to be, I realized how selfish I had been to pray for its emptiness...Such a beautiful creation was not made for one person, it was formed of love and talent and perfection for the creature living inside...The one clinging, with much life, to the side of a rock ~ gleaming in the sun as the tide washed over it again and again.
I knew then that I was just meant to enjoy it in its surroundings, its God-given home of the sea, and I smiled at the gift that God gave me~~even if I didn't get to take it to my own surroundings, my own home...And I smiled~~again...
There are two new features on my blog which help gain exposure for others' Etsy shops(I try to give back wherever I can)~~The first is "EtsySellerOfTheWeek"(ESW), which features up to 6 items from that person's shop on the blog's front page...The second is "EtsyShopsOfTheWeek"(ESW2) featuring 1 item each from 12 different shops...I also "tweet" these features on twitter and list the information on my Etsy shop's front page! Visit my blog and see this week's featured "EtsySellerOfTheWeek"(new shops of the week will be posted on Wednesdays)...
For more information on how your shop can be featured, see the post "EtsySellerOfTheWeek"(ESW)Feature...Another shop exposure opportunity is my "EtsyShopsOfTheWeek"(ESW2) feature~more information on my blog @: http://treasuresfromhawaii.blogspot.com
Mahalo/thank you and God bless! :D Dava
Please visit this week's wonderful shops and give some love to their "owners"!
To have your shop/item featured here next week ~ visit the items above in the Etsy Shops of the Week feature, come back here and comment(ON THIS POST THREAD) with your favorite item/shop. I will post here on Tuesdays as to next week's featured shops/items. So check back then.
I'm also announcing my features' winners each week on twitter and on my Etsy announcement page for more exposure for your shops!
See the "Etsy Seller of the Week"(ESW1) post threads for another opportunity to gain exposure for your Etsy shop and items. There, the winner of the ESW1 feature is announced on Saturdays with this weekly feature running Sunday through Saturday...
:D God bless!!
Thanks lilacpop and congrats again on being selected for Etsy's gift guides http://www.etsy.com/gift-guides/mother-s-day/132?&page=2
I'm so thrilled and excited at my first blog "showing" (grin)...and I wish to give a big Mahalo(thank you!) and hug to Lisa for her kindness and support! I have come across so many helpful, intelligent and talented people since opening my shop at Etsy about a month ago. Please visit and show some love to Lisa's blog~~her paintings are incredible...As soon as I get some extra cash(sigh), I hope to grace my walls with some of her wonderful island depictions...beautiful!
Thanks again Lisa...much love and Aloha! Dava
To see more wonderful talented artists' work visit my treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=43181 (expires 3/3)
Yours truly is featured in monicaj's treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=42827
and at: http://timothyadamdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/02/top-10-monday-22309.html where my "Waimea Falls" print is being featured...(awww shucks)
Please visit... :D
or visit my shop (http://www.treasuresfromhawaii.etsy.com/)...I love company!
Thanks for the awesome opportunity Tim...Dava
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