Monday, June 9, 2014

Members Of The Pacific Postcards Team - Series 57

Welcome to the Pacific Postcards Team Meet and Greet.  We have a great team that had start simply as an Etsy Team but has branched out into Artfire, G+, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  We would love for you to join are team and help promote New Artistically designed or reproduced postcards, collecting vintage and antique postcards, creating digital art, and anything to do with ephemera and vintage imagery.

First I would like to introduce myself, Colleen (Captain) and Frances (Leader) of the team:

"First a brief little introduction: I grew up a Midwest farm girl from Wisconsin but through a series of moments of self discovery I have since moved to California and live the city life in Palm Springs.  I live in a beautiful contemporary home where my husband and I have designed a small but very beautiful Japanese Garden.

Unfortunately, though, the contemporary look does not blend with my passion for vintage and antique Victorian froufrou.  So I have created for myself a virtual world with my shops.  I welcome you to my attic filled with all the treasures found and creations made especially for you..." ~Colleen Cornelius
"I create mixed media, collage, folk art, religious icons, jewelry with a twist, paintings & digital art. Frida Kahlo has long been my muse and some of my art is inspired by her colorful life and paintings. I also enjoy dressing up in costume for any occasion but especially for Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and of course as Frida.

Hunting for treasures at flea markets, thrift stores and antique shops is also a favorite past time and I often incorporate these objects into my art..." ~Frances Perea


A Great team is only as strong as their best members so for the next couple weeks I am happy to introduce some of my most active members.  Aside from my co-leader Frances Perea (above), the following members have been actively involved with our lovely little team and team promotions.  A heart felt thank you!


"Hi, we are my husband and I retired and used to collect from goodies to precious things for more than 45 years.

We do hope you will enjoy to have the items we are listing, all genuine,and we thank you very much to appreciate them.
They all have been bought or handmade as we were falling in love with.
Hope you understand my english and thanks for your leniency 

We are wishing you and your family the best in life, but overall good health.
Take care

I am proud to be in those teams where I used to meet very kind penpals : 
- VINTAGE ETSY SOCIETY - viestiesteam
- A.A.A. Support Team

I am very gratful to Birdhaven, AuntiePrincess, Starr Strung Jewelry Designs, MagnetGames, Morgansilk, hautecountryvintage,ReBopShop, for precious and efficient help

A big thanks to all the buyers for their confidence. 
Be sure, we are doing our best for quality, genuine items as well as quick and safe delivery.

Good luck and successful day, very friendly" ~  Anne-Marie



"Hello! Welcome to Velvet Revived! You may recognize me from my handmade shop The Gossamer Tearoom: and my vintage shop Mirabella Morello:

In the same stash of lovely vintage things that supplies Mirabella Morello, I found stacks and stacks of vintage ephemera (collections from 4 generations of women in my family, including myself). I love using digital collage sheets for my artwork and these fun images are just waiting to be used in your craft projects or digital collages! So, have fun browsing in Velvet Revived, the home of delicious digital delights!" ~Velvet Revived


    "Old Fangled Finds is a family owned shop featuring antique and vintage collectibles. My husband and daughter do a lot of the picking and I do the listing.

    I also have a handmade shop on Etsy called Stitchcrafts where I sell completed cross stitch items, needle felted acorns & acorn ornaments, beaded acorns, and crochet pieces."  ~ Pam


    "Welcome to Twisted Papers. We are Russell and Stan currently living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both of us are avid crafters and artists. Russell has a BFA from San Francisco State and has been a fashion designer and artist for the last 40 years. Stan uses his graphic design background to create eye-catching layouts and designs. Our goal is to offer you quality items to use in your creative projects and artwork. We are constantly creating and adding new items, so please check back frequently." ~ Russell and Stan



    "Welcome to Vintagenuts Inc. I have been involved in the Interior Design Home Decor world for the last 20 years but really crafting and designing have been my first loves since I was a child. 

    I grew up on a small Eastern Ontario farm, where we gardened, antiqued and renovated as a family. It was then I learned about collecting and refurbishing vintage items and antiques and later on in life selling them for my own design business. 

    A handmade item adds unique character and vintage items lend a sense of history to a room, something every style of space cries out for.

    I have put together a collection of handmade items that I have crafted myself and vintage finds that I think are perfect additions for the contemporary transitional home. Many of the items I am selling are “one’s of” that have quite a fast turnover so I suggest that when you see something that you simply can't live without add it to your cart or convo me to put it on reserve for you.

    Now let’s get you shopping! " ~ Marilyn Cook-Borges


    "My name is Annelies and I live in the Netherlands in a town called Zoetermeer with my husband. Our two daughters are studying and living in towns nearby.

    I'm from the fifties and was born in December.
    I remember the cold winters we had with iceflowers on the windows and a heater that worked on coal. Sitting before the fireplace, drinking hot choco, looking at the real candles in the Christmastree, I became a real Christmaholic.
    Since 2012 I'm a co-writer on, a Dutch website for Christmaslovers !

    I allways have been a collector and over the years I collected some beautiful bookmarks which I'm selling here on Etsy now.
    I love to stroll on fleamarkets looking for vintage jewelry and antique postcards and other interesting things. If there's anything special you're looking for, please convo me, so I can look for it when strolling:) 
    I hope you love my shop and drop by to buy something ! Enjoy !" ~ Annelies Knijnenburg


    "Click this link and get right to the business of my vintage postcards ephemera and photo note cards

    I am a full-time organic farmer so my day starts early and ends late. My time is spent with my animals and large market garden of heirloom vegetables. Hard, but rewarding work and I wouldn't have it any differently. I do however find time to collect goodies and divest myself of extra items from my collection. I have a large collection of vintage postcards, Victorian Trade cards, stamps, covers and postal stationary and misc paper ephemera. 

    I'm delighted to also now offer my art photography on blank photo note cards. The themes of these cards centre around my own backyard (just like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz)

    I am a proud member of The EtsyVintageTeam, an organization of Etsy sellers who are passionate about vintage and antiques, as well as items that are handmade with vintage components. This long-standing team is known for shops that maintain high standards of professionalism, integrity and customer service. Buying from an EtsyVintageTeam member you are assured of purchasing authentic vintage goods from a knowledgeable, trustworthy dealer. (team tag ETSYVINTAGETEAM)

    I am privileged to Captain the Forget-me-Nots-Daily-Discoveries Team (our team tag is FMNDDTeam) A like minded, supportive group of global Etsy sellers

    Also a proud member of the OhCanadaTeam - a collection of talented and dedicated Canadian shops. 

    Please enjoy your trip thru my shop, it is my honour to have you stop on by." ~Patricia


    Pam said...

    Thanks so much for featuring my shop with all these other great Etsy shops. Great job, Colleen.

    The Gossamer Tearoom said...

    Dear Colleen,
    Thank you so, so much for including me in your post today and all of the social media outlets as well!!! I've had lots of views from it and have been included in a treasury as well!

    Wishing you a lovely evening and as always, thank you for all you do!


    FascinatingHobbies said...

    Dear Colleen, its a pleasure to be in your very reactive Team and congratulations for all the time you are giving to promote our shops
    I am gratefull of your fidelity in my shop and even if I don't understand all ( different language), be sure I am doing my best everyday to share
    with my friends in order to help
    the promotion
    thanks again, warm regards, Anne-Marie from Paris, France