Thursday, July 30, 2009

PurdyThings Blog Feature

The3Maries has been featured on a fellow Etsian's blog! Thanks Becky!

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Bjacobs150 is having a cool giveway featuring a super cute scrapbook. Go to her Inkredible Creations blog for details :

She has a great shop showcasing some great scrapbooks and adorable fabric gift bags.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pay it Foward

Here's how it works:

I am entering into the following contract with the first 5 people who comment on this post and then commit to do the same on their blog.Just read below and if you feel up to the task copy the following into your blog and leave me a comment. I am willing to ship international, for all my friends not in the states (make sure you are willing to do the same).

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. Whatcha get is whatcha get.

2. What I create will be just for you, with love.

3. It’ll be done this year (2009).

4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber.

5. I reserve the right to do something strange or weird.

6. In return, all you need to do is post this text on your blog and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your blog post.

7. Send your mailing address – after I contact you.That's it! I'll send you a surprise (it will be something nice, I promise) if you agree to do the same for 5 other people! Ready...Set...Comment!

Birthday Feature #15 - Shoplissy

So many great things to see in this shop!

The bright pink and black party hat is so cute! Love the black feather trim and all the great embellishments.
Great party hat for young and old!

My little angel loves a blanket. If your little one loves them too, then you should check out Shoplissy's French Wallpaper and Minkie Snuggle Blanket. It is so beautiful. For one of your little girl's perfect accessories, you should try the hand knitted flower hats! They come in a wide variety of colors. These three items are just a tiny few of the great items in this shop

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Birthday Feature #14 -MonogrammingByTammy

With a motto of "If you can dream it, we can sew it". The possibilities of what you can find at MonogrammingByTammy is endless.
Each item is custom made for you.

The first item that caught my attention was the 1st Birthday Monogrammed Personalized Diaper Cover with matching tutu. It features your little angel's name and the number one on the back of the bloomers with a matching tutu in the color of your choice. A great keepsake from your little princess' first birthday!

Another something special is the personalized child's apron. Little ones like to help, so they will be thrilled to have their very own apron! These are custom made with your choice of design, wording, and ribbon.

Check out all the wonderful creations at

Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday Feature #13 - LittleOneBoutique

**Great quality and super cute doesn't always have to carry a high price tag!!**

This says it all in LittleOneBoutique's shop description. This shop has it all as far as birthday attire. Clothing, birthday hats, birthday jewelry,hairbows, it is all here. Not just for little girls either, her boy items are must see also. The boys "Superman" shirts are awesome!

I have a thing for the brown cupcake tee. This shirt is so girly and sweet! It features lots of pink ruffles atop the cupcake. Love it! The first birthday bracelet and bow are also some of my favorites. Both of these items are perfect for a little princess.

If you need that special something for your little boy or girl's birthday attire, this is the shop to see

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Book feature

One of my vintage books was featured on a blog. Thanks Joe! I love to look on all these items the Etsy-Vintage posts.

Take a look at

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Birthday Feature #12 -SendACelebration/PaperDollyFollies

This artist had me at the word "vintage". These shops combine one of my favorite things with party goods. It can't get any better than this.

SendACelebration and PaperDollyFollies are sister stores run by the same artist.

The first time I saw the Bella Party hat I knew it was special. It features an adorable brunette girl with a crown atop her head. The hat also has beautiful flower embellishments. This great hat can be found in the SendACelebration shop. The 1950's Brunette Debutante Valise is a must see. It is perfect for use as a purse or as vintage decor. The Valise is featured in the PaperDollyFollies shop.

To find these vintage inspired goodies visit and

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New additions to The3Maries vintage books

These great childrens books have been added to the vintage section of The3Maries this week. If you would like to take a look visit

Birthday Feature #11- Maddiebee123

Great seamstress...great quality childrens clothing. These clothes are sewn with tender loving care so that every stitch is just right.

Maddiebee123 offers both girls and boys clothing with lots of choices on styles and colors.

One of my favorite is the Ruffled Bloomer Birthday Onesie set. This set is so adorable. The bloomers are made from a yummy cupcake material and have so many ruffles on the back. The onesie features a number one made with the same material. The raspberry and green pant set is eye catcher also. Plus the top is reversible!

Take a look at this shop

Birthday Feature #10 - Annemarie303

Need custom party items at great prices? Check out Annemarie303's shop!

Her gorgeous paper lanterns are that something special that you don't find in every shop. Colors and embelllishments on them are awesome! This shop features banners of all kinds. Your imagination sets the limits on these. I really like the great primary color high chair banner. The colors are so vivid and crisp.

To find that special decoration or banner visit

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Birthday Feature #9 - PamperYourParty

Want custom paper goods for your party? PamperYourParty is the shop for you.

Address labels, invitations, cupcake toppers... she has it all. Custom orders are available. To make it really easy, there is an All-In-One Birthday Package. It includes invitations, address labels, favor tags,cupcake toppers and thank you notes. I love this! The personalization of the party items makes them so special.

This shop is a must see

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday Feature #8 - Sugar-N-Spice Boutique

Dainty, feminine, all these words could be used to describe the adorable dresses and accessories in Angela81dutch's shop.

All of her beautiful creations are sewn with the utmost care and adorned with the sweetest ribbons, ruffles, and flowers.

The Cupcake items caught my attention first. The Cupcake dress is so perfect for a little princess' birthday! The Cupcake bow makes a perfect accessory!

Creations fit the tiniest princess to the bigger princess. Also featured are bows, scrapbook pages, and girls room decor items.

Take a look, you will like what you see!

Birthday Feature #7 - Paperika

If you are looking for great paper crafts, this is the shop to visit. Handmade cards, scrapbook albums, and lot of handmade supplies make up this wonderful shop.

I fell in love with the Pretty Purple Fairy Birthday card. The colors are so vivid and features a beautiful fairy on the front with scalloped detail and flower embellishment.

Another one of Paperika's items that I love is her felt flower embellishments. There is so much a crafter could use these for! She has them in a wide variety of colors., so the options are endless!

To see these top notch paper crafts visit

Monday, July 20, 2009

Birthday Feature #6: Buttonwilloe

Original designs that will bless your heart...that is so true. The detail to each of these clay sculptures is amazing! To top that, many of these creations can be personalized with names or made custom to your loved ones or special pets hair colors.

I fell in love with this shop even before I started these features. The first birthday items caught my attention to start, but there is so much more offered. There are angel nightlights, holiday sculptures, greeting card holders. You just need to check it out

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Feature #5: Whimzycreations

Vivid colors, fun, the total party atmosphere. This is what the party fare from Whimzycreations provides. They make banners for any occasion or decor. Each is a one of a kind creation. Quality materials go into each of the gems to give your purchase that something special.

The table decorations with the ladybug and dragonfly detail are awesome. The cupcake toppers are easily customized with the birthday year. The High Chair banner is a sweet detail perfect for all those photo opportunities with your little one.

To find all these special creations visit

Birthday Feature #4: Storiahome

Every item in the Storiahome shop is colorful. All the items are simply beautiful. The care and thought put into these banners and party fare really show through. If you are looking for something original and special, this is the place to shop. Custom orders are also available.

While browsing the charming shop, I fell in love with all her creations. A few are: the "Sweet Vintage" birthday banner, the custom party noisemakers and the DIY Crown kit.

If you are looking for a shop to make that special party unique visit

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Birthday Feature #3: SerendipityCrafts

This plate is beautiful all on its own. The beautiful artwork on it commemorates a 1st Birthday perfectly. But the suggested use by the creator makes it even better. A Birthday Signature plate!
Guest sign their names and leave thoughts for the Birthday boy or girl. I thought this was a wonderful original idea!

SerendipityCrafts hand-paints every plate or platter they sell. They have them for every occasion also. The family tree one is also a favorite of mine.

Check this shop out at http://www.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Birthday Feature #2: Pink Tutu Baby

Quality is better than quantity sometimes. This shop has a mere two listings at present, but aren't they fabulous?

The tutu dress definitely makes any little girl look like a fairy princess. The layers of tulle and rosette and ribbon embellishments are so very feminine.

And to top it off there is the adorable Rosey Posey headband featuring a large pink rose with tulle.

While shopping for my daughter's birthday, it was love at first sight with these two items.

Soon Pink Tutu Baby will be adding beanie hats and Tulle Flower hair clips. Find these great items at

Birthday Feature #1: Presley's Pretties

This shop is full of hand-painted creations. Everything from personalized picture frames, door hangers to bow holders. Everything is so beautifully painted and personalized. All kinds of themes are featured. There is a chalkboard frame, a Minnie Mouse frame, a polka dot..the list goes on and on. While looking for a frame to display a birthday photo at my daughter's party, I found these great frames. The Polka dot gift set even features a bow holder!

Check out this great shop at

Christmas in July

I have already begun adding Holiday items to my shop. Some handmade, some vintage.

Working on feature

I was browsing around Etsy, looking for items my little girl's 1st Birthday party. I discovered so many great things that I have decided to feature these sellers items over the next few weeks. As soon as I get permission from the sellers this feature will begin. I am really excited about it!

Also readers of this blog if you have some item suggestions , comment me and let me know.
Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Is this paint medium too "Old Fashioned"?

I love to upcycle whenever possible. Painting and creating on used saw blades is one way I am able to do this. Is this too old fashioned for a medium?

I live in a rural town in North Louisiana and am surrounded by lots of wildlife and grew up with a father that is an avid fisherman and hunter. A lot of the subjects are inspired by that. You will see a lot of country scenes and animals. Maybe these do have an audience somewhere. They just seem to be a more "country craft" on Etsy and Artfire than most of the other items listed.

Just wondering what other artists thought about this.
Love to hear your comments.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Favorite vintage books...

I love vintage . Vintage children's books seems to be a special item to me . There is just something about their charm. The fact that many children have learned from and enjoyed them just makes me smile.

Getting to know The3Maries shop on Etsy and Artfire

What our shop sells:

Vintage items which covers a very broad list of categories. Right now we have lots of vintage children's books.

Handmade items that include handpainted and handsewn items. Just depends on what the inspiration is for the day.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th!!

Thoughts and prayers for our troops. We appreciate you and all military veterans so much.