Thursday, January 31, 2008

Think Spring

I'm never one to rush the seasons and I'm well aware that the month of February can be brutal, even in Tennessee. But then the garden catalogs start arriving in the mail and my mind wanders towards the season that lies ahead.

In my part of the world, the landscape lacks color during the winter months. Except for the pines and spruces, everything else is either brown or grey. A gardener needs color. A gardener needs flowers. Luckily, flowers can be found everywhere, any time of the year.

I looked out the window the other morning while it was snowing. A light snow. The first snow of the season for us. My snowdrops and daffodils are 6+ inches high now. They looked so lovely dusted with the powdery white snow. It won't be long before they're in full bloom and the growing season begins, once again.

Until then, I have my garden catalogs, my gardening books, my flickr pool and my vintage flower beads to hold me over. And I also have these supplies to look at from my fellow Etsy Supply Street Team members. There's no shortage of flowers on our team! What better way to bring flowers into your home?
Until next time.....

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nobody Rocks a JCrew Sweater..... Althea!

Stay warm! Until next time.....

Monday, January 21, 2008

Hearts and Flowers.....

.....just in time for Valentine's Day.
I am doing a Holiday Showcase on Tuesday the 22nd. Valentine's Day brings forth visions of hearts and flowers and chocolates to many. In my jewelry shop you will find hearts and flowers, but no chocolates; except for a certain pair of white lucite carved roses that remind me of white chocolate and look good enough to eat.
Stop by and pick up a pair of earrings or just say hi.
Want to make your own earrings? I still have a good selection of heart beads left in my bead store. I even have some flowers listed.

And to all of you that stopped by my bead shop to take advantage of the sales that I was running during our ESST sale.....thank you , thank you, thank you!
Until next time.....

Sunday, January 20, 2008


Today is the last day of our Street Team sale and ends at midnight tonight.

My Sunday sale is:
*****50% off the items in my 'ESST SALE' section.*****
Take 50% off the listed price of the items in this section. Please do not pay for your order until I send you a revised invoice.
Thank you~
Until next time.....

Friday, January 18, 2008


We're heading into the weekend and the home stretch of our first ESST sale. Here's what's happening tomorrow in my shop:
*SATURDAY'S SALE: Starting at midnight tonight, everything in my shop is 15% off. Please write ESST in the 'message to seller' box and WAIT for a revised invoice before paying. Shipping not included.
This sale will end at midnight.
Until next time.....

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Onward to day 3 of the ESST sale.
With Valentine's Day in mind, day 3's sale is going to be 25% off all beads that are red or pink. I've set aside a section in my shop named 'Pink and Red Sale', so it's easy to find the beads.
This sale will run January 18 until midnight, when it will morph into yet another sale.
Until next time.....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Welcome to Day 2 of the Etsy Supply Street Team Sale. Here's the sale that I'm running on the 17th...
*THURSDAY’S SALE: 20% off everything in my shop that is metal. This includes vintage chains, vintage bead caps and earring clip-ons. This sale will end at midnight.

Check back in tomorrow to see what the next sale will be~
Hope to see you there. Until next time.....


Esty Supply Street Team Sale starts today. Here's my first sale. Check back from now until the 20th, to see the sale of the day.

*WEDNESDAY’S SALE: 25% off everything in the HeartLine section of my shop, while supplies last. *The next day’s special will go on sale at midnight of that day.**
Hope to see you there. Until next time.....

Saturday, January 12, 2008


If you haven't heard already, I joined the ESST ~ Etsy Supply Street Team. What better way to support supply shops on Etsy and promote my deStash shop, than to join a street team?

We're having our first sale next week that will run from Wednesday, January 16th until Sunday, January 20th. Everyone who is participating will have a different sale in their shop. I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet, but I'm thinking that it will be different every day. To find members that are in the team type 'esst' in the tag search. Not everybody on the team is participating in the sale, so you may have to weed through the search a bit to find the sales.

I've been listing hearts in my shop and they've been selling like hotcakes. I do believe that the hearts will be the first thing to go on sale on Wednesday. But then again, a girl has the right to change her mind! Click on the BlackStarBead mini to your right to get there. Stay tuned~
Until next time.....

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Heart, Hearts and More Hearts

OK, so Christmas and New Years are behind us. When you're in the business of supplying folks with beads, you don't get to sit down and regroup.....just yet. Before we know it, it will be Valentine's Day. And designers are on the lookout for supplies.....NOW.
I started listed vintage and contemporary heart shaped beads in my deStash shop the day after Christmas and they're selling fast. It's always so nice to see my extras going to a new home. It's wonderful that we have a place like Etsy where we can recycle our extra supplies. Stop by my deStash shop and see what's in stock.
Thank you Etsy and thank you to all my wonderful customers.
I just realized that today is my blog anniversary. Last year on this date, I posted my first blog entry. My how times flies.
Until next time.....

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year

To all my friends and family ~ may this year bring you health and happiness.

Until next time.....Althea


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