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Scarf Favorite On Etsy Today

Crocheted Linen Doily – Handmade Doily – Vintage Square Doily – Vintage Table Topper – Shabby Cottage Chic

I simply can't tolerate throwing out vintage doilies because of a hole or a stain. Think of all the work that went into these hand crocheted pieces! My solution is to remake the inside from new shabby chic fabrics and give them a whole new life! This little beauty measures 28" x 28" and just look at this wonderful fabric and the beautiful crocheted edge. How sweet would this be for your kitchen table or on top of a dresser. This piece is ready to be shipped immediately.

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Herb Your Enthusiasm, For Good Food

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” ― Charles M. Schulz Check here each week and read Art+Science Designs best curated content from around the web on #food. My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Cup Travel Tumbler, 20 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler with Lid, Funny Bosses Day …

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Crossword Puzzle Of The Day: Mostly The 18th

My Favorite Employee Gave Me This Cup Travel Tumbler, 20 Oz Insulated Stainless Steel Tumbler with Lid, Funny Bosses Day Birthday Gift for Men Boss Manager Director Supervisor Team Leader, Black 4.7 out of 5 stars(279) Available for Amazon Prime $17.61 (as of November 27, 2023 22:11 GMT -05:00 – More infoProduct prices and availability …

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Scarf Favorite On Etsy Today

Unique handmade 100% cotton handkerchiefs. Fast and free shipping USA. Click to choose from my many cool prints and fabrics!

One RETURN OF THE BOOGER cotton handkerchief. My reusable hankies are very soft and durable. EDC essential, great for gifts, weddings and funerals. Perfect for wiping your tears, nose and sweaty brow. Reusable unisex hanks are better for the environment and save you money. I have a ton of print images to choose from including initials.

This listing is for one hand made, 100% cotton handkerchief, printed on your choice of fabric color.

All fabrics are 100% COTTON, not synthetic. Fabric may look "shiny" before washing. Fabric will become soft and more absorbent after first wash.

Fabric and print are even softer after every wash. Print may appear lighter but its just blending into the fabric.

White and color hankies are approx. 15"X 15".

Hanky colors may vary due to manufacturer availability, or look different in person due to screen differences.

They are safe to wash, dry and iron as you see fit.

Cotton will shrink a bit over time with washing & drying.

Only iron directly on print after first wash. Print will look slightly different after first wash.

I cut, sew, print and heat set everything in my studio, in Western NY.

There may be slight natural flaws in fabric.

If you have a question or aren’t happy with your order for any reason please message me…I am happy to help 🙂


Scarf Favorite On Etsy Today

nomad berberBeautiful original Turkish Ottoman table runner with metal embroidery.

Probably made in the mid of 20th century and originally used as decorative towel.

A really nice and unique decoration on a sideboard or table.

The fabric is out of handwoven cotton/linen mix. Handmade embroidery out of metal and cotton. There are 2 pieces sewed together by hand.

It is in general good condition, see the pictures.

Size: 44x 93 cm = 17.32 x 36.61 inch

If you have any more questions, please contact me.

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Comfortable Ways To Store Blankets

Interior Decoration For Studio Apartments So you have a studio apartment. Many have small spaces that they call home. You are perhaps asking, how do I make my little area appear comfy and welcoming with out looking jumbled? Here’s your answer. Really, a number of answers. Firstly start with taking a look around. See the positioning of …

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Candid Talk About Home Office Expenses

Here are some questions & answers for successful money management Should I Separate My Home Office And Personal Financial Resources? Keeping good financial records is one of the most uphill struggles that many who work from home, have side hustles, and especially small business owners will face. Early on as an entreprenuer, you might have an extremely irregular income stream, …

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Scarf Favorite On Etsy Today

Genuine Turkish Handmade Antique Area Rug
🔴Made in Turkey circa 1960s
🔴Made of sheep wool yarn on Wool/Cotton loom
🔴Dyed with completely natural Vegetable extracts
🔴Professionally washed, cleaned and detailed
🔴Low pile, Medium Knot density , 1mm Pile
🔴Perfect Condition , No repairs , one side slightly wider
🔴6'7''X 10'5'' ft
🔴5445 = 205 x 322 Cm
🔴Free Express Shipping to US, UK, EU, Canada, Middle East
🔴No Custom Duty Fees for US customers
🔴Shipping with UPS Express , Delivery 2-5 Business days
🔴In case of you're not satisfied , return and 100% refund
🔴Professional Studio Photos in Daylight, colors are 100% correct.
🔴If you need more photos or videos , just ask me
🔴Discounts offered for purchases of multiple rugs (Visit FAQ)
🔴 Drop-shippers, Shop Owners, Designers contact me for business opportunities

The main job for most nomadic and rural women in turkey was and is weaving area rugs. Each household sits together and weave multiple rugs or kilims each month , this way not only can they support their families financially , they also all have full time jobs creating wonderful art that other people can enjoy under their feet for decades to come.
This is a wonderfully beautiful Turkish Vintage Area Rug , woven in the 70s by these rural and nomadic weavers for their own homes or to sell. They poured their dreams , souls and hopes into this artwork and now after many years we have acquired, washed, cleaned and revived it to be used again in your home , to add a bit of beauty , history and uniqueness to your decor.
A handmade masterpiece that can last you for generations.

This rug like most other handmade rugs is made of wool yarn , knotted on a loom that is made of a mixture of wool and cotton. The wool most of the time is from their own sheep herds.
They turn these wool into yarns and put them in huge boiling pots with different natural dyes.
These natural dyes are extracts from plants, roots, berries, bark, leaves, and wood. so you can be sure all the colors on these rug are 100% organic natural and one of a kind.
due to this process no two handmade rugs have the exact same color. even sometimes they cannot produce the same color for one rug , so each side has a different shade!

We acquire these rugs in bulk from different villages , bring them to our warehouse , wash them first to reveal the true color and get rid of all the dust.
We lay them out under the sun to make the colors a bit more faded and also completely dry the rug. Then depending on how distressed the pile already is , we begin clipping, scrubbing and power washing the pile to make it lower and even.
We then wash them once more and lay out in front of direct sunlight to dry out.
depending on how faded we want the rug , the sun bathing process could take between a week to 6 months. The more it is under the sun , the more faded the color will get.
After all these , we bring all the rugs to our warehouse , fold and neatly categorize them ready to ship. We also keep our warehouse in pristine condition clean with perfect temperature and air moisture so that you can be sure any rug you buy from us will be completely clean , moisture and odor free.

🟥𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙨:
Please keep in mind all of our rugs are handmade , and like any other handmade item , all have small imperfections which is not a defect but rather a sign of being unique and a piece of art.
Most notably , we cannot expect handmade rugs to be perfectly exact in size on all sides. Sometimes one side of a handmade rug is slightly wider than the other side but this is completely natural due to being made on a loom. Also unlike machine made items , handmade rugs do not have completely straight lines , sometimes the design is slightly asymmetrical or the lines are not 100% straight or one side is slightly bulging in or out. These are all natural for all handmade rugs , let alone vintage ones and nothing to be worried about , but if the defect is very noticeable I make sure to mention up in the bullet points.

🟥𝙋𝙝𝙤𝙩𝙤𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙑𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤𝙨:
All of our photos are taken with high end studio equipment. We do not edit or photoshop them. The colors you see on these photos are the ones on the rug with no filters.
For photos , we use a high end Sony A7III Camera with two soft-boxes , all set white balance 5600K , so you’d always get the exact color temperature.
To make the colors as accurate as possible , we have put a glass wall on one side of the studio , only taking photos at noon so we get perfect lighting from outside , making the end results exactly how it will look inside your home during daytime.

For videos , we use DJI Osmo Pocket at 4K quality , taken at daylight so you’d see exactly how the rug would look in the daytime indoors.
But please note that color accuracy on photos are always better than color accuracy on videos. To try that , you can take a couple of pictures of a rug you have at home and then take a video and compare the color accuracy on both photos and the video.

Most importantly Please also keep in mind that each and every screen shows color slightly differently. Some are more saturated while others have a bluish or yellowish tint. So no matter how exact the colors on our photos are , when you look at them on each screen , they might seem slightly different.
To be sure of the colors in the pictures , I Suggest you look at them in different monitors and screens , avoid iPhones and other smartphones LCDs as they mostly oversaturate the colors and might show false colors.
Our pictures will look best on monitors with P3 color gamut , New Apple laptops and monitors show them the most accurate ( make sure True Tone is turned off).
If you need to see more photos or videos of this rug in higher quality please message me.

We’ve been partners with UPS for more than a decade now , we ship all of our packages using UPS express. Average shipping time for different countries differ but for North America is between 2-4 business days , and the EU ,1-3 business days.
US customers do not need to pay any custom duties or other import fees. The only time you pay is here on etsy.
For customers from other countries there are small import fees involved, I’d recommend searching in your local websites to get the exact number.

🟥𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙖𝙡𝙚:
If you are a designer , drop-shipper or a carpet dealer and interested to purchase multiple items , please message me. We’d love to start a new business with you.

🟩Please take a look at other rugs I have on sale right now:'m
sure you can find something that works for your decor.

🟩If you have any questions that I didn't get to here, please visit our FAQ or message me. Let’s talk

Table Runner Favorite On Etsy Today

This listing is for beautiful Blackwatch plaid table runner.

Made from medium weight soft tartan fabric in lovely navy, dark green and black colors.

Dress it up with candles and you are ready to entertain guests this Christmas!

Runner measuring 10 3/4" wide.

Please select length at checkout.

This runner is unlined.

The pattern placement at the ends of runner will warry from item to item – do to different length runners. But we allways make sure that both ends of a runner match perfectly.

Personalized Blackwach runner available here:

Please see our shop for other plaid goodies!

Thank you!

black framed eyeglasses on white jacket and blue denim bottoms

Tips for Selecting the Ideal Fabric

A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Fabric By Jan H Roos It’s one of the most important things a sewer must learn to do. What, you ask? Choosing the best fabric for your sewing projects. For many beginning sewers, choosing fabric doesn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, ask any experienced sewer about it, …

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National Chocolate Caramel Day Is March 19

National Chocolate Caramel Day falls on March 19 and is a fun way to enjoy mouthwatering sugary treats. From cookies to brownies, ice creams, and milkshakes, the irresistible combination of chocolate and caramel never fails to impress those with a sweet tooth. While chocolate has been around since ancient times, the invention of caramel had …

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Scarf Favorite On Etsy Today

Black in Black Printed Neck Scarf perfect for Goth Wardrobe or used as Face Mask.

One of my favourite scarf is a Shemag or Keffiyeh Military Shawl. It has a sqare format and the best thing about it is that it always looks pretty cool when you bind it. It gives every outfit a little bit this Rebel like appearance. Also it comes in super handy for cold and hot weather conditions. To make this Shemag really special we were thinking to print a beautiful timeless design on it and we found the perfect Artist for the Scarf.

• Q U I C K • F A C T S •
✹ Model is wearing Onesize
✹ Material: 100% Bamboo – very soft
✹ Wash Instructions: no tumble dry, 40C° machine wash

• S I Z I N G •
✹ Onesize: fits all body shapes

• S H I P P I N G • T I M E S •
✹ Our Items are ready to ship. We need preparation time around 3 days after we can ship it either with the National Post Service or if you wish with DHL Express (7€ Europe and 10€ Outside Europe)
✹ The National Post Service delivers the items around 5-15 working days (depends on the origin)
✹ DHL Express takes around 2 to 7 working days.
✹IMPORTANT: Please send us your phone number if you want to choose DHL Express

• K E E P • S H O P P I N G •
✹ Shop our entire collection here:

✹We gladly accept Exchanges and Returns. Just contact us.
✹Buyers are responsible for return postage costs. You can also book a DHL Express Return Slip from us. If you like you can check if your National Parcel Service or the DHL Express would be cheaper for you
✹ If you want to have an exchange we will pay the new shipment cost to you

Please feel free to contact every time whenever you have a question about the size. We will respond to you asap 🙂

Our fashion is produced with a small family business on the beautiful island of Bali. We work with our tailors together since 2009 so as you can imagine they become already our family and friends.
Since then we try together to make the most amazing clothing and quality for you.

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Coloring Reduces Stress

The comforts of home & home improvement go beyond your typical craft decor ideas. Finding comfort in childhood pastimes like coloring could be the key to longevity. iPads and other tablet devices make it easier than ever to get creative no matter where you are. No need for always lugging crayons and art supplies. There …

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Top 5 Movies about Family in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

Home is home as long as family is there. And, Friday nights are all about the next episode of ‘What If..’ or replay of ‘WandaVision.’ If you and your family have any favorites, then you’ll love to hear from Focus on the Family in this article. Get your popcorn and your favorite mug ready for …

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