In two weeks the literary world will celebrate the life and work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death but I’ve decided to start the festivities a little early. And so I dedicated this week’s Friday Favorites collection to the Bard and created a treasury of unique Etsy finds inspired by the play, Hamlet. Perfect for book lovers, theatre lovers, actors, teachers and librarians, these wonderful literary gifts are sure to delight your favorite Shakespeare fan. You can also find lovely, handmade Shakespeare jewelry here in the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop.
Like what you see? Click on any item to see it (or buy it) on Etsy. You can also see the full collection here. Enjoy!
Hello again book lovers and welcome to a whimsical April Fools Day edition of my Friday Favorites, my weekly collection of wonderful handmade goods and goodies from the Etsy marketplace. Since today is April Fools Day, a day for wackiness and general craziness, I decided it was the perfect day for a Mad Tea Party with Alice in Wonderland and gathered together everything you need for an Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, with Alice and the Mad Hatter, including some charming Alice in Wonderland teacups, an adorable Alice in Wonderland Tea Cozy, and of course, my Tea With Alice in Wonderland Novel Tea Necklace.
Daylight Savings Time is upon us and soon we will be turning our clocks ahead. This year, rather than focus on the hour of sleep I will be missing out on, I decided to think of the whole thing as more like time travel – a once a year opportunity to spring forward a hour into the future. And so, this week’s Friday Favorites collection is a Steampunk style collection of cool time – themed Etsy finds.
This week’s Friday Favorites collection contains charming sheep and lamb – themed goodies from the Etsy marketplace. Perfect for knitters or the nursery, these sweet Etsy finds are a wonderful reminder that Spring is on its way! Like what you see? Click on any item to see it (or buy it) on Etsy or your can see the full collection here.
I’ll be spending this weekend at a Holiday Craft Fair at the lovely Whisper Vineyards in St. James, NY. It’s C. S. Literary Jewelry’s last live event of the year and I am looking forward to meeting all the folks who will stop by our table, doing a little holiday shopping, and toasting the start of the holiday season with a glass of wine, (or two) and I hope to see you there!
Today’s going to be a busy day, with lots of last minute preparations to make, but before I head off to put the finishing touches on my table for the fair, I thought I would get us all in mood for a weekend at the vineyard with a Friday Favorites collection of handmade gifts and goodies for wine lovers.
My husband has been building me a new work space with a bigger work desk, better lighting, and some much-needed organization and storage. It’s not done quite yet but we have reached that point in the process where I am starting to think of how I want to decorate the new space. I’ve been exploring all the great book art and literary prints on Etsy trying to find the perfect decor and so I’ve decided to showcase some of my favorite pieces in this week’s Friday Favorites Etsy Treasury.
It’s time for the 2nd Annual C. S. Literary Jewelry Pumpkin Decorating Contest. I am giving away a $25 Gift Card to the C. S. Literary Jewelry Etsy shop for the best bookish pumpkin! To enter, decorate a pumpkin using your favorite books, poems, or fictional characters from literature as inspiration and share a photo (or a link to a photo) of your pumpkin here on this blog post. Pumpkins can be carved, painted or decorated in any manner or medium you like but they must have a bookish theme and they must be handmade to be considered. You can decorate up to three pumpkins for additional chances to win.
We will be accepting entries from Friday, Oct. 16th to Friday, Oct. 23rd and voting to determine a winner will be open from Mon., Oct. 28th to Fri., Oct. 30th. I will announce the winner on Halloween. Good luck everyone and have fun!
Friday Favorites – Pumpkin Treats
To help get everyone in a pumpkin-ish frame of mind, I gave this week’s Friday Favorites Etsy treasury a pumpkin theme and gathered some of my favorite pumpkin and jack o lantern themed gifts, accessories, art, and decorations. Like what you see? Click on any item to see (or buy) it on Etsy. You can also see the full collection here. Enjoy!
Unleash your inner creature of the night with great vampire jewelry, art, and accessories for Halloween. I’ve been having a lot of fun putting together cool, literary outfits on Polyvore that were inspired by my favorite books and poetry. I named my latest look the “Mina Harker” after the heroine of Bram Stoker’s classic vampire novel, Dracula. Featuring a Dracula Book Purse by Novel Creations, an awesome pair of Gothic boots, and my Dracula necklace, earrings, and bracelet, this dark and dramatic outfit is perfect for book lovers and bibliophiles who love sinking their teeth into some classic horror.
Don’t forget that all of the literary Halloween jewelry in my Etsy shop is on sale for 20% off. (Offer ends 10/18) And for more dark and spooky Halloween fun, check out this week’s Friday Favorites collection of handmade jewelry, accessories, gifts, art, and decor inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula.