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Weekly Treasury – Green Slate


Green Slate‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

The New Year is upon us, singling a fresh start. Time to make plans and goals for the coming year. Time to dream big. Time to cleanse and renew.

 

Set of Four Upcycled Flower Boxes/Metal Boxes/Succulent Box/Sage Green/Organization/Industrial Decor/Planters Seaweed pendant / Rectangular antique bronze necklace / Ocean pendant / Mermaid jewelry / Botanical jewelry / Christmas gift / FREE SHIPPING Pine tree photograph, winter, green, christmas tree, rustic, woodland, branches, still life print, winter decor, fine art print, 8x10 photo, Natural Christmas Ornaments, Pea Decorations, Rustic All Natural Eco Friendly Garden Holiday Decor, Green 3
Lotus leaf home decor flat pillow. For bedroom, lounge room, theatre room, nursery room. Herb Drying Rack Wood Kitchen Rack Magic Wooden Cubes VLADIMIR & KAZIMIR extended Wooden coaster - Elm wood - Wood slice coaster - Rustic coaster Watercolor Painting - Original Painting - Tree Branch - Pine Tree - Green - Minimalist - Nature - Modern Art
Daisy ring in sterling silver with gold plating -  flower ring - summer jewelry - promise ring - romantic jewelry for her Labradorite Ring. Sterling Silver. Made to Order in any Size. Statement Ring. Valentine's Day Ring. Nature photography - gray blue - sage green - neutral plant nature print - Olive botanical wall art - fine art photography  "Olive Branches" raku pottery bowl light blue and metallic dripping
Country Chic Crochet Lace Doily, Cozy Home Decor, Frosty Green & Cream Aqua Barn Fine Art Photography Mint Green Farmhouse Farm Country Rustic Vintage Home Decor Wall Art Ready to Frame Dancing in the Orchard Dress Girls Size T4 Girl  with a Berry original drawing figurative portrait

 

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Angels


Angels‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Whether you’re a spiritual person or not, it’s comforting to think that there are angels watching over us, protecting and guiding us. This treasury celebrates the idea that there are angels – ethereal or corporeal – looking out for us.

White ornate angel wings wall decor shabby cottage inspired distressed accents of gold decorative home decor anita spero Rusty Finish Metal Garden Art Angel Yard Stake with Dove MTO Little Stained Glass Angel Suncatcher in Wispy Pewter Gray -  FREE Shipping in the USA ORIGINAL Angel Art Oil Painting Golden ANGEL Comfort from Vision of Angels Series 30x24 by BenWill
Angel Pillow - Throw Pillow Mexican Folk Art by Heather Galler Angel Art Photography, Celestial Angel Art, Ethereal Spiritual Angel Art Print, Dreamy Angel Art Photograph, Surreal Angel Art Fantasy Print New Painting - African American Angle - Praying Angle -  Christmas Angle - 12 x 18 - Comes in standard poster frame tilda Christmas angel. Winter angel. Christmas doll. Handmade doll. Interior textile doll. Christmas gift
Copper flame painted trumpeting angel Christmas ornament cemetery angels, angel photography,ethereal art, spiritual, abstract, wall art, celestial art,layered impressions Tall Folk Art Angel Painting With Bird Scrapbook Paper Dress On Recycled Door Outsider Art - Colorful Art - Colorful Angel - Black Angel - Figurative Art - Funky Angel Painting - Contemporary Angel - Mixed Media Angel

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Simplify


Simplify‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Living in a Tiny House make one more conscience of how you fill your home. Space is at a minimum so you have to be creative with your storage solutions. Here are a few excellent items to help you get organized.

 

Antique Letterpress Drawer Large Typeset Tray Wood Display Compartments For Printer Stamps Wall Hanging Industrial Home Decor Blue Faceted Ceramic Hanging Planter with Drainage Plate. Succulent Hanging Planter. Cactus Hanging Planter, Air Plant Planter-Made To Order Handcrafted Nesting Tables! toilet paper holder "Rollland" toilet tissue holder storage for toilet paper storage solution for bathroom 2 rolls in a row
Magnetic Knife Holder Bar with Vintage Green Glass - Refrigerator Mount BAKING SPICES, magnetic spice rack, spice kit,  DESSERT  spices, for mom, kitchen storage, spice storage, spice rack, spice jars. Set of 3 hanging baskets - toys organizer - felted wool baskets from natural beige wool with red and yellow strings Jewelry Box with ring storage
Floating shelf,  wine glass holder , wine  storage, liquor shelf, CROCHET STORAGE PATTERN, Crochet Basket Pattern, Storage Basket, Crochet Storage, Crochet Home Decor, Crochet Pattern - The Storage Handler Ultimate Kitchen Storage Under Cabinet Spice Rack Organizer Save Big Use Code: BUY2SAVE10 Washable Kraft Paper Storage Bag - Ideal for anything you need to store!
Storage Shelves - Honeycomb Shelving - Wood Floating Hexagon Shelves - Children's Furniture - Eco-Friendly Toy Storage - Large 5 shelf set Mason Jar Storage Xmas Sale to DEC.16 Collapsible Wood Basket in Solid Red Oak wall storage pocket, Versatile multipurpose pocket, Wall hanging planter, wall organizer storage | Dark gray  | 6 patterns | Single

 

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Jot It Down


Jot It Down‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Want to avoid the ruckus of the mall, but find your Main Street doesn’t have what you’re looking for? Thoughtful gifts like these journals are available on etsy from the comfort of your home. Happy Shopping!

 

Hand Bound Journal with Red Horse Block Printed Lokta Paper Cover - 4.5" x 2.75" Leather Journal Sketchbook Leather Diary, Amethyst Suede Leather & Blank Pages, the Chunkie Lee Pastel Ethnic style Journal, Journals, Handmade Diary, Travel Book, Old Paper, Pregnancy journals, Notebooks Refillable Felt Journal MIDORI Traveler's Notebook
Large leather journal sketch book with buckle closure - rugged leather sketchbook journal with small pen pouch Cosmos - Jotter, Pocket Notebook, Mini Journal with antique paper Notebook/Journal SMALL Navy, Sky Blue and Floral Mood Journal / Diary / Notebook / Dream Journal with Mood Beads and Hand Braided Button-and-String Closure
Paper Dreams - Travel Journal - 4.5 x 6" A6 - Mixed Paper Journal Leather bound Journal, Aerie, Nature, Handbound Hand bound notebook or 2015 diary Set of 3 Mini Leather Pocket Journals
Personalized Music Journal- Choose Your Own Binding Paperbag Art Journal Mixed Media Altered Book Green journal notebook handmade journals lined journal blue green journal flowers journal notebook diary writing journal for women or girls Dark Brown Leather Journal or Sketchbook - Personalized with Initials

 

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Illuminate


Illuminate‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Are you prepared for the upcoming snowstorms of winter? These items help you find the beauty in any situations, including a power outage. Let this treasury light your way in the dark winter days.

 

Wine Bottle Candle Holder Hanging Hurricane Lanterns Set of 2 Clear Glass Outdoor Lighting Wood Star Lantern Hand-Distressed Candle Holders - Small Shabby Candle Cups - Rustic Decor Candle Sticks - Harvest Thanksgiving Fall Autumn Decoration Beeswax Candles -Set of 15 Natural Beeswax Votives- 1.5" tall
Christmas Pottery Candle Luminary, Holder, Votive, Pretty Little Liars, Patio Lantern, Handmade Ceramic Lantern,In Stock Ready to Ship Candle Holder #4 SET of 7 Beeswax Candles, Handmade. Retro Industrial French Flashlight Torch Sanpeur In Grey with Switch Lever
Vintage Railroad Lantern, Old Signal Lantern Beeswax Candles - Hand Dipped 100% Beeswax Tapers Settler's Candles - 24 Count Vintage Hurricane Candle Holder Wood and Glass Carry Around Candle Latern Urban Industrial Copper Pipe Candelabra.  Interesting Hand Made Gift or for use as a Christmas Table Centre Piece?
Brass Patina Candlestick Holders - Set of 5, Gold Vintage Candlesticks, Instant Collection, Mantel Decor, Mid-Century Candle Holders Rustic Log Candle Holder - Primitive Log Centerpiece - Rustic Thanksgiving Log Centerpiece - Primitive Christmas Decor Vintage Lightmaster Brass Flashlight Shell Concrete Candle Holder.  Free Shipping in US!

 

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – It’s In The Cards


It’s In The Cards‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

The holidays are a reminder to reach out to your family and friends. What better way to than to send a holiday card? Whether you prefer whimsical, sincere, or funny this treasury has something for you.

 

Penguin Holiday Card Set of 12 Succulent Wreath Christmas Card Set | Good Cheer Holiday Card Set, Illustrated Christmas Cards with Hand Lettering Couples Christmas Card. Boyfriend Holiday Card. "Meet Me Under the Mistletoe." Eco Friendly Card. 100% Cotton Paper Card
Christmas Cards / Christmas Card Set / Holiday Card Set / Baby It's Cold Outside Card Pack Tree Christmas Cards, Christmas Card Set, Holiday Cards, Boxed Christmas Card Sets, Holiday Card Set, Merry Christmas Card Sets Christmas Card . Holiday Card Set . Cards Holidays . Cards Christmas - Christmas in New York City Letterpress Christmas Card. Letterpress Holiday Cards  - Merry and Bright
Christmas Card - WOODLAND Holiday Card Set of 8 Custom Illustrated Family Portrait Christmas Holiday Card - Digital File only Scottie Scottish Terrier Holiday Card blank greeting cards by Stephen Fowler Holiday Card - Let's Get Cozy
25 Holiday Moose and Bird, Recycled with Envelopes, Red and Gray Chalkboard Christmas Card, Merry Everything, Holiday Card with Kraft Envelope Tis the Season 10pcs HAPPY CHALLAH-DAYS - Hanukkah Card - Funny Hanukkah Card - Christmas Card - Challah Bread - Funny Christmas Card - Happy Holidays Card

 

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Bring It


Bring It‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Want to do your part in the fight against Consumer Culture by preparing your food at home, but don’t want to contribute to Disposable Culture with baggies and plastic containers? Escape the culture wars with this list… now you CAN take it with you.

Porcelain Berry Basket, Ceramic Fruit Colander Size Large reusable waxed canvas sandwich / food wraps As seen on cover of HGTV Magazine September 2014 - One (1) Stripes and Dots Lidded Jar - Hand Painted Ceramic Pottery Container Upcycled Vintage Fruit Basket - Grocery Bag Alternative
net vegetable fruit shopping bag Natural Linen Bread Bag, Bread Bag, Reusable Bread Keeper, 100% Flax Linen Pair of Enamelled Containers. Lidded Stackable Food Storage. Soviet Vintage. Enamelled Kitchenware. White with Floral Motif. 2 CERAMIC LIDDED JARS vessel container with lid stoneware pottery for salt pepper herbs spices jam wood-fired earth color nesting set of 2
Recycled Burlap, Thermally Insulated Lunch Bag, Canvas Interior. Model: Coffee Bean Vintage 1950s Set of Three Kitchen Canisters with Blue & White a Porcelain Knobs, Flour, Sugar and Cofffee. Set of 4 Organic Cotton Fruit and Vegetable Bags + one carrier case La Lorraine Fruit Jar, French Canning Jar, 1 Litre Blue Glass Canning Jar with Thistle Logo from France
Reusable Grocery Bag, Market Tote Bag, Roll up tote bag, Farmers Market Bag, Packable Tote in Lotus Wallflower Cherry Handmade Ceramic Garlic Keeper, Lidded Pierced Stoneware Jar, Shallot Storage, Garlic Canister, Celadon  s324 Vintage Glass Food Container Duck Egg Blue Retro French Shabby Chic Dog Food Box Enamel Tin and Scoop

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Layers


‘Layers’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

By now we’ve all put our heat on or have lit a fire in the fire place/stove, but before that we all started by putting on more layers. You don’t have to foreswear style for warmth. Look fabulous inside and out, Jimmy Carter would be proud of you!

Wool cape, outerwear, medieval cape, wool cloak, winter cape, elf cape, LARP clothing, women clothing, winter clothing, fantasy clothing knee high socks with cable pattern Meriwether Belt // Handmade Leather Belt Knitted Arm Warmers In Pumpkin Spice-Fingerless Knitted Gloves -Women's Gloves-Lace Gloves.
Knitted Extra Long Leg Warmers Women's Leg Warmers in Brown with Leather Brown Leg Warmers Boot Toppers for Women Girls Taupe Milky Brown Women's sweater dress handmade in light wool jersey - Sweater with dropped shoulders and side slits - oversized wool dress by La petite nina knit scarf, unisex scarves, Cowl Scarf Neck Warmer, dark mustard winter - fall women accessories, chunky cowl, infinity cowl Merino Wool Leggings (Handmade in Melbourne)
wool lingerie set - MERINO II sleepwear range - made to order Hand Knit Shawl / Wrap/ Poncho MADE TO ORDER Knitted Cozy Slippers Forest Mori Girl Blazer, Upcycled Clothing, Wool Jacket in Browns Oranges Greys Yellows, Recycled Repurposed, Extra Small XS, Small
SALE 20% OFF Thin Etched Brass Cuff Bracelet Set - Chevron Stripe Tribal Geometric Dark Oxidized Gold Metalwork Boho Jewellery Cowichan Sweater, Totem Cardigan, New Hand Knit Wool Cardigan Canadian Sweater Slouchy Knit Beanie // Heathered Textured Off White Beanie Edith Zipper Boot 2-3/4" Heel

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Tis’ The Season To Buy Handmade


‘Tis’ The Season To Buy Handmade’ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

Sometimes our holiday decorations need updating. It’s always a delicate balance between honoring traditions and developing new ones of your own, Break with tradition and buy or try something new. Here are some awesome options.

TAJ PLACEMAT Large Sized Book Paper Kusudama Paper Origami Flower with Brown Paper Stems Fall Still Life Photography, Brown, Green and White Wall Art, Pumpkin Photograph, Feather Picture, Thanksgiving Wall Decor, Autumn Photo Sale - 30% off, Shabby chic wall  decor, Antique Crochet Lace  wall art  Lace wall decor,Lace wall hanging,  Christmas home decor, Chic gift
Red Maple Leaf Autumn Punch Needle Embroidery Hoop Art. Eco Friendly Thanksgiving Home Decor. Rustic, Woodland. Brown, Red. 3 Inch Hoop. Ceramic Candle Holder Love Houses Set of two Love Houses - SALE vintage cornucopia basket Autumn Decorations / Gold Ornaments / Gold Christmas Tree Decorations / Autumn Fruit / Apple Pear Ornaments
grande wreath // air plant tillandsia // by robincharlotte white porcelain pumpkin Handmade mushrooms, kitchen decor,  table decoration, Home decor The WITCH is in | singage | bannerwall hanging | flag | pennant | banner | Halloween Sign to Hang on Door and Use as Photo Prop
Candy Sweet Colorful Wild Mushrooms / A Collection of 42 Freshly Harvested Candy Mushrooms Table Runner Organic and Sheer Runner Natural Gray Linen Runner Eco Runner Linen Placemat For Two Antler Wreath, Wreath, Gold Antler Wreath, Antlers, Antler Decor, Woodland, Antler, Housewarming, Gold Wreath, Deer Antler, Hodi Home Decor Steampunk Candle Holder, Industrial Design Decor, Modern Thanksgiving Centerpiece Copper Pipe Candle Holder, Christmas Gift, Wedding Decor,

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy
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Weekly Treasury – Winterize Your Soul


Winterize Your Soul‘ by Becca Strout for Crispina ffrench

This is the time of year to start hunkering down. Last night was our first hard frost of the season, making one want to line their nest. This treasury is all about getting cozy for those long winter nights.

Copper Tea Pot: Vintage Rustic Copper Tea Kettle with Blue and White Porcelain Handle, Shabby Chic, Farmhouse Decor, French Country Home Made to Order: The Autumn Woods Cowl ~ 100% Wool Hand Knitted I-cord Neck Warmer Infinity Scarf with Wood Buttons Cloche hat - Felt hat - Velvet hat - For her Knitted Cup Cozy, Coffee Cup Sleeve, Knit Coffee Cozy, Knit Cup Warmer, Knit Cup Cozy, Coffee Cozies Knit Mug Cozy Tea Cosy Chartreuse Decor
Miniature Glowing House - Fine Art 10 '' x 8'' Photographic Print Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover / Cosy Cream - KENTON Maya Temple - Gold / 14"x20"  Kilim Pillow Winter Wreath - Elegant Decor - Gold - Natural - Gilded Forest Wreath
8 X10 Fine Art Watercolor Print -Gift for Her- Giclee Print - Renaissance Print - Vintage - Home Decor- Romantic Gift Idea Boot cuffs , boot toppers in Yellow with grey dots Kitchen art kitchen print coffee art large print kitchen decor pastel french decor rustic decor dorm decor office fall photography~ Rustic wooden tea light holder
Fall Home Decor Table Runner Autumn Gold Harvest Plaid Handwoven Cotton Thanksgiving Farmhouse Cottage Cabin November Dining 48"L x 8.5"W Durable Hand Forged Fire Poker with User Friendly Large Scroll Handle and Twisted Barrel for pit and hearth #455 Farmer's Daughter Mitts PDF Knitting Pattern Vintage Rustic Antique French Railway Light Candle Coach Lantern Old Hanging Candle Holder Pendant Retro Victorian

Every week we gather a handful of treasures around a theme, from Etsy - an online marketplace featuring handmade wares, vintage items, and supplies for making. Weekly treasuries are normally featured here on Mondays.  You can click on the images above and be taken to a place on Etsy where there is more information about and pictures of that item. Crispina’s online shop is located on Etsy along with a whole ton (like over 800,000) of other handmakers, vintage resellers and material retailers. If you have a minute, leave a comment – it is always so nice to hear from you and build community right here in cyberspace!  Join us in supporting Handmade, Recycled, Organic, and Locally Produced wares for living. Enjoy

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