Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Marketplace at Common Ground

Hello Everyone,
I'm going to start something new today that will hopefully reach more people while "web surfing". I've been thinking of ways to draw more people to join in on the link party and also to round up more readers wanting to shop. So instead of locking us into just being the "Monday" party, I'm going to headline this from now on as The Marketplace at Common Ground. That way, when this post runs on Tuesday we'll still be "current". I've wanted this to be more than just a "link party", but to be a shopping venue where blogland can come to find the newest and best that Etsy and Online Boutiques have to offer. I'd love to hear any ideas that you might have that can spread the word.

This last week we had so many new shop owners listing, and I'm thrilled to see each and every one of you! Thank you!! We've had some big sales recently, and I know that many of you are seeing increased traffic in your shops, YAY!!! If you have a blog, I'd really love it if you could share a blurb on a blog post now and then about "The Marketplace". This isn't just to publicize the party, but to bring in your readers too. More exposure means more listings and more shopping. There were so many great links last week, I could feature all of you, but had to just pick a few:

I'm in love with this wonderful
from Claudia at ScoutHarper

Angel Wings are just one of the many beautiful items
from Amy at Maison Decor.

from Kathy at KathyCreativeHome

from Tina at Mission Jewels

from Liz at LaCroixRosion

from Michele at GlassBeadTreasures

Thank you, everyone who links up, and for all you that come to check out the shopping. I'm excited each week to see all the variety of items. So now if you're listing you can link up three of your items from your Etsy Shops or Online Boutiques. Please link to the individual item if possible. And these don't have to be new items, they can be ones that you've linked before. But please only link up items that are for sale.
And remember that this link up is live all week, so be sure to check back throughout the week to see what's been added. update: several of you have asked, so be watching for a new button!

The Sponsor Spotlight is on Rosekraft this week. Just take a peek at some of these amazing die cut Victorian framed ephemera pieces and vintage post cards. Rose has a huge collection of beautiful hard to find pieces. Here are a few of my favorites.

So glad you've come by, now let's get this rolling!
Hope you'll come back later this week,.
Have fun shopping!


  1. Debra, thanks so much for hosting this great party each week!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring our shawl (woven by my sister). I've linked two of our items today. Debra, this is such a fabulous and supportive thing for you to do. You are such a good person!


  3. Thanks again for hosting and helping promote cottage industries, Debra! Good idea on the name change, too:)

  4. I am so thankful for this great opportunity to show my French finds. Thank you so much also for showing my French salt box in your post.

  5. Great idea Debra. I really appreciate you hosting every week!

  6. Thanks for hosting, Debra. I think the change is a great idea. I've had your button displayed below my Etsy shop on my sidebar since you started. Will you have a new one?

  7. Thanks for hosting, Debra! Will there be a new button for us to display?
    Have a great week!

  8. Oh these features are BEAUTIFUL! So much creativity out there! Thanks for hosting, Debra!

  9. Hi Debra and happy Oct 1st! Amazing! A great group of finds today...love the distressed wings! How fun! Looking forward to visiting all the offerings! Have a great week!

  10. Thanks for featuring my apron, Debra! Yes, let us know if there will be a new button. I have the current one on my sidebar. I think with the holidays coming, a blog post about your linky is a good idea. I know I visit the other links looking for holiday gifts myself. Thanks for hosting!

  11. Lovely party again Debra!
    I am featuring the party on my facebook page!

  12. Sooo many pretty things Debra!... darnit!... someone beat me to that French velvet pumpkin by about one minute, I've got to be faster!... emailing you about an owl pendant for my nieces birthday... Happy Monday to you!... xoxo Julie Marie

  13. Thank you so much for hosting Debra! Hope your week started off well.

  14. So much beautiful goodness! So much creativity! Oh la la!


  15. Debra,

    I love this link party and try to blog about fellow blogs and their stores frequently. I think small businesses have to stick together!

    I will blog and tweet about your link party happily.

    Have a great day, Elizabeth

  16. Your new idea is great!!
    I will try to post it on my blog. just did not think of it, and not much time for blog any more.

    I'd like to get around to listing some things too....someday. =)


  17. Yes, i LOVE the marketplace! I always end up in someone's shop when i come here, and i believe i may have sold a print because of exposure from the Marketplace. Thanks for doing this, and creating a pretty and fun venue for featuring all of us!


  18. Debra, I am in love with your new marketplace! I have posted a feature on your shop as well as a link on my sidebar! Thanks so much for hosting this for all of us that have a shop! xo's Pam

  19. What an incredible marketplace!! I will add to my sidebar!

    Thank you Debra, this is a wonderful idea.

  20. Oh goodness Debra...I just may have to get a job because I can see some wonderful treasures here.
    Note to self----
    get a job
    build a bigger house

    You have a great idea here!!!!

  21. Thank you for featuring my embellished heart ornament! Thank you also for this wonderful marketplace. What a treasury of beautiful things! ; )


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