Wednesday, June 29, 2011

BESTteam Feature of the Week - Redemption Art Vintage & Handmade Hawaii

Aloha! It's summer and time to travel! You have no time? No money? No problem! You can take a little virtual vacation to Hawaii! Click here to be transported to an island getaway and enjoy a little bit of this Pacific paradise.  Redemption Art's etsy shop has an eclectic and affordable collection of vintage or handmade Hawaiian goodies. The native

The Accidental Hawaiian Tourist Handmade Ugly Earrings
                                                   Tourist Earrings - I love these! They make me smile and would be such fun to wear!
Vargas Hula Girl - Hawaii and Hula go together!

Handsome Vintage Hawaiian Child's  Aloha Shirt
Vintage Child's Hawaiian Shirt - every one needs one! Adult sized shirts are available, too!

Vintage Hawaii Fusion Cookbook
Hawaiian Fusion cookbook - You can enjoy your own Hawaiian meal! The recipes include island favorites such as a Tofu, Ahi, Pineapple, Rice, Coconut, and fuses them into dishes such as Roasted Veggie Sushi or Curried Avocado Ahi Sandwich, and even a Mexican influenced raw fish dish: Poke' Ole!

The Ancient Hawaiians by Dorothy Hazama Vintage Paperback
Ancient Hawaiians Vintage Paperback - every trip needs a little bit of education - this book will give you insights to the history of the island people.

 If you still have time, visit the Aloha Girl's blog at to read about her volcano visit and shopping at a Hawaiian garage sale! Of course, she has features on some fab etsy shops as well! 

Friday, June 24, 2011

BESTeam Feature - Flores del Sur

Flores del Sur is a colorful virtual  bazaar found on Etsy!  Here you will find a collection of vibrant pins, brooches, hair clips and bobby pins, in fabric, metal and ribbon!  Marisa, who is is from Buenos Aires but currently resides in Montevideo, Uruguay, has been crafting since childhood. She loves experimenting with new materials and techniques.
Little Bouquet Pin

Rolled Ribbon Hairpins

Deep Red Poppy
Patriotic Rolled Ribbon Rosettes         

You can also visit Marisa's blog at http:/

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

BESTteam Feature of the Week - Poison Garden

Neo Victorian + Steampunk + Gothic  = Poison Garden, another fabulous handmade Etsy shop! Poison Garden is a collaboration of three talented artists who share a love for the romantic with a bit of an edge. Many of their handmade jewelry pieces are crafted from vintage and revamped vintage items. Custom orders are welcome!
Steampunk Key Necklace - Brass with sparkling absinthe 

Pearl Choker - Margaret Style
Pearl Choker - Margaret Style silver rose beads with a pearl pendant

Gothic Victorian Layered Ribbon Choker w/ Vintage ornaments in teals
Gothic Victorian Layered Ribbon Choker

You can also read more about this talented trio at these sites:

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

BESTteam Feature of the Week - Beader Bubbe

This week's feature is all about Beader Bubbe! This little Etsy shop is full of treasures   -  necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings!  Agnes is one busy woman!  In addition to creating jewelry, she is a mother of five and grandmother to six. She loves crafting and creating with a variety of mediums - crystal, paper beads, polymer clay, stamping, etc.  Recently she added a new section SuzieQ Creations - baby character t-shirts, bibs, and tote bags  - so cute!  I love her semiprecious stone bracelets! You can also visit her blog and "like" her on FaceBook.
Golden Swirls Bracelet Tiger's Eye Bracelet

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Gramme's House - This Week's BESTeam Feature

Gramme's House is full of cuteness!  Great ideas for gifts for those darling babies in your life!  You'll find monogrammed clothing, diaper bags, and accessories.   Looking for a gift for an adult, check out the key fobs, badge holders, koozies, purse organizers, and kleenex tissue holders. If you want to organize yourself, check out the section titled "Organizers." There are also  great gifts for wedding parties and showers!!  The personalized totes are so cute and so practical!
Personalized zebra tote bag with hot pink beach towel appliqued with zebra flip flops
 Personalized canvas tote/book bag - pink damask pattern

Personalized canvas tote/book bag - Pink with green polka dotsPersonalized insulated lunch tote - Pink with small lime green polka dot
Personalized insulated lunch tote - Green with white daisies
Lunch Totes!
Stop and look around - there's so much to see!  You can also visit Gramme's House blog at