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Sunday, February 26, 2012

How about a Monday Marketplace?

OK, so I have this little idea, and we all know, especially my husband, that my ideas are sometimes time consuming, cost some money, and require heavy lifting...but not this one. 

If you're like me, you like to buy from your blog friends on Etsy, and also like to share the fun of finding those wonderful vintage items and amazing creations. But it's hard knowing what everyone has in their stores. Sometimes we miss great items that we might be looking for, unless the blog author actually does a post on a particular item.

So, here's my idea...


Source: flickr.com via Caressa on Pinterest


I've been thinking of a weekly venue to share some of our Etsy and Online Store products that we would like to showcase. So many of us in blogland have Etsy Shops and/or Online Stores. How about a way to focus on one or two items per week that we have for sale? So many linky parties ask that Etsy items or stores not be linked up. But how about a party that focuses just on that concept? An online marketplace where we could all link up; a way to share with everyone our creations and products.

So, starting this Monday, February 27, I will be hosting a weekly linky party for anyone that sells or has purchased a wonderful product. This link can be to a specific product you sell or even something you've purchased. You may link to a specific blog post, or Etsy item. I'm asking that you NOT just link to your Etsy Shop or Store, but to have a link to a particular item. Then if people want to browse your shop they can, but I want this to be focused on "items" and inspiration, not stores. This is to showcase  individual sellers and their products. And as much as we love the big online companies, this is not about those products...just individual Etsy Shops and Online Boutiques.

This coming Monday, (I'll post a linky sometime mid-day on Monday) let's say you link up one or two items from your shop. These can be handmade items or vintage items. Depending on your interest and participation, I might have linky "catagories" for products, but for now let's just see about a turnout.


so, how about it...?
Let me know if you're interested
 or think this might be a fun way to shop!



*This is not to take away from Sponsored Advertising on blogs
just a way to see what products are out there.

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58 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I, for one, will take all the help I can get! This is a lovely idea and so generous. I'll be there!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I like the idea of focusing on one product.

Fondly,
Glenda

ps. I am an idea girl, as well, so I loved your description of what it can sometimes entail. :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Sure, I would link up, Debra! I'd love to get more exposure for my Etsy.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I think this is a terrific idea Debra! It would be a great time saver to see what's out there without having to hunt it all up on my own. (Which to now, I have never done.) I'd love to see a sample of what everyone is doing.

YONKS said...

Hello Debra,
Just been guided over here by my wonderful bloggy friend Elizabeth from Pine Cones and Acorns. I am now your newest follower. I'm also an Etsy seller and would love to take advantage of your link on Monday. As Arnie said "I will be back".

Great to meet you.
Di
x

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love the idea ... and I don't even have an Etsy or online store. It would make it so much easier for me to find stuff I like. I think you're going to get a great turnout and I can't wait. What's even better ... you're starting this on February 27th, my birthday! It'll be easy to remember.

Michelle said...

I love this idea! It is similar to what I like to do on my own blog from time to time-feature Etsy sellers that inspire me.

Your idea though puts the ball into the Etsy sellers court by having them link up. That means a bit less work for you:)

Bonnie said...

Great idea for all!

Kelly said...

I think that's an excellent idea! I'd love to browse your party for things people sell and one day link up things I've purchased that way. Sounds very interesting.

Linda said...

Great Idea! i could use the exposure on my etsy shop.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

This is such an excellent idea! I haven't had the time to browse all the etsy shops, and it will be nice to see some highlights.

Sherri Mitchell said...

Sounds fabulous Debra! I for one would LOVE to join in every Monday....Count me in dear heart! xo

Ann said...

This is a wonderful idea. I'm in the process of setting up an Etsy store, but won't be ready to participate in the linky for a while. In the meantime, I'll definitely visit to do some shopping! I'm now following via Linky Follower.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HI DEBRA!

I was introduced to you site by my wonderful friend, Elizabeth from Pine Cones and Acorns. I sell on Etsy and I would LOVE to expand my audience. Let me know what I have to do...Anita

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Wonderful idea! It would be a privilege to join in the marketplace fun.

Debra

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

You always have the Best Ideas ... Count Me In~
xox
Cheryl

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Debra,
Awesome idea Debra...I will be sure to come by and check it out.

Blessings,
Linda

Anne said...

Sounds great.I am trying to set up my shop.It is quite a process.As soon as I do I will be linking on.But in the mean time I will be checking in here to see what everyone is selling.

Amanda Kaake said...

This sounds fun Debra! Now to get things in my Etsy shop again! lol I am at my daughters right now so am able to comment, comment, comment. :)
Blessings~

Amy Kinser said...

I think it's a great idea! I would love to be a part of this party and really appreciate the opportunity. Thanks, Debra.

Donna said...

Awesome, Debra! Count me in! Thanks so much for helping to support all of us:)!

Nita Jo said...

I love that idea! I haven't sold on Etsy yet, but have purchased from some fun little shops. I'm hoping to get some things ready in the near future. I think this could be really helpful and also a lot of fun!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I think it's a great idea, Debra. I'll be here.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Great idea I would love to be a part of it. Thanks.
Hugs Jackie

raggygirlvintage said...

Love this idea Debra, how sweet of you to host it. I like that it will be linking up to individual items as then there will something new to post and see each week!
Tracey

Antiques And Teacups said...

Sounds like a great idea! Thanks!
Ruth

Ticking and Toile said...

great idea! Love to link up!
Thanks!
xoxo,
Shellagh

Gypsy Heart said...

This is a wonderful idea! I don't have an Etsy shop but it would be great to have a resource for things I'd love to have. I wish you and each entrant great success!

Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

This is a wonderful idea! I don't have an Etsy shop but it would be great to have a resource for things I'd love to have. I wish you and each entrant great success!

Pat

Lynda said...

Debra - Great idea! I am looking forward to participating. Thank you for this great opportunity.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I really love this idea...it will be fun to join in, as well as seeing what everyone posts!

jeanetteann said...

Lovely idea. Only one thing though,How do I link only items from my shop? sorry but I'm not that clever yet.
x jeanetteann

lynn said...

such a clever idea, debra! i'll play!

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Count me in!
deb
linens lace and lattes

Leslie said...

I am so excited about your linky party! Is there a chance you could tell me how to send you links to my Etsy shop? I'm new at linking. Thank you!

Amy said...

I love this idea! Can't wait to participate and thanks for doing this!

Susan Hemann said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea!! Thank you so much. Right now my Etsy shop is closed until April, but I will certainly be back when I 'm ready to open my store again. So excited!!

Karen Bates said...

Terrific...I would love to see this party...I'll be back on Monday.

freddyandpetunia said...

I LIKE Nancy on fb!
Catherine

A Cottage Muse said...

Great idea Debra ~ and aren't you nice having two parties a week!!

Anonymous said...

Love your idea with the Etsy shops and online shops. I will be watching Monday. lin lbprich@bellsouth.net

Shannon's Shanonigins said...

I'm very interested in this, I don't have an ETSY shop but since my blog on entertaining has a focus on vintage and romantic, I often see (and buy) things from ETSY shops.I really would like to participate in this. Please let me know what I need to do
Shannon imlay4@gmail.com

Low Tide High Style said...

I think this is a wonderful idea and a great way for small businesses to network and compete with the big boys!

Kat :)

Faded Charm said...

Great idea Debra! I would love to see some great items without having to scroll through tons of Etsy stores.

How do you find the time though girl? I'm barely treading water over here with just one party a week...LOL.

Good luck!!

xoxo
Kathleen

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Great idea! I'm all for it!

savvycityfarmer said...

I'm in ... better get to ramping up!!!

Mom Wald said...

Sounds like fun!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Sounds like fun! What a great idea! Thanks!

andrea said...

GREAT IDEA!! Now, I just have to open an Etsy! I love the button for your new Linky Party-- so fresh for spring. I'm going to add it to my sidebar later today when I get home from work. andrea@townandprairie

Marianne C. said...

Debra, what a wonderful idea!! I would like very much to participate. I have an online shop which is within my blog site.

My very dear friend, Brenda at Down Memory La La Lane, linked me over to you.

See you soon,
Marianne

Sarah ~ Magnolia's Attic said...

I love this idea! Can't wait to see...
Guided over here from Mom Wald's Place!!

Eileen @ cottage beach house said...

I think it's a wonderful idea.This will make it fun and so easy to see all the talented offerings out there!
Thanks for another one of your spendid brainstorms!

Stacey Steimle said...

sounds like a good idea to me. I am looking forward to Monday!!

Fishtail Cottage said...

would so love this!!!

Winged Heart Art said...

I'd love to participate as well. I closed my etsy shop, but have an online store on my website. This sounds spectacular!
Q.

Swede Dreamer said...

Love this idea!! Count me in! Angie

Melissa Owczarzak said...

Super idea. Melissa@thetinsel.com

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