Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ETTEAM COOKS! Midnightcoiler's Pasta Feta Salad

Here's an easy flavorful recipe perfect for summer pot-lucks, picnics and bar-b-ques.  


                      Midnightcoiler's Pasta Feta Salad  

1 box tri-colored penne or rotini pasta
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup sweet relish
2/3 cup diced feta cheese  
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 1/2 to 2 cups mayonnaise ( light mayo is fine) 

Cook the pasta al dente, drain, rinse in cool water, drain. 
In a large bowl mix pasta and all the ingredients well.  Refrigerate. 

This goes quickly at our house. Enjoy!

See Midnightcoiler's shop on Etsy, and stay tuned for more delicious recipes in the ETTEAM COOKS series. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Welcome New Team Members & Treasury of the Week

I'd like to welcome some of the newest members of ETTeam. We take on quite a hefty commitment of time when join any Etsy team. 

Team Membership is the best example I can think of to explain what 'paying it forward' is all about. On a team, we do not promote ourselves when we curate a Treasury. We unselfishly promote other Etsy team shops.

Here are some of the shop owners who have made their commitment to the Etsy Treasury Team and we hope they will all have many successful sales to celebrate as members of this hard working team.

'ETTeam Welcomes Newcomers' by SlicKnitSocks

New Team Shops... new gift ideas


Green Bauble Necklace; Incre...
$50

Happy House brooch with Hear...
$16

Extravagant Maxi Blue Coat J...
$119

Raku Pottery. Raku Artwork, ...
$24

Laurel Burch Fabric Buttons ...
$4.95

FREE SHIPPING Vintage Danbur...
$18

Felted blue gold dress "...
$450

Bicycle pant protector cuff
$25
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The curators of team treasuries are dedicated to meeting team requirements to produce publishing quality treasuries. It is always a tough task to select just one. May I present this week's winner...

'Overbearing' by CreativeSpiritGlass

In honor of the hole in one Jack Nicklaus ("The Golden Bear") hit at The Masters yesterday! !


Orange Golf Photo, Golf Ball...
$38

Miniature Wood Painted Bears...
$20

fabric tilda bears, interior...
$20

Crochet Baby Blanket with St...
$120

Vintage 1980's Fuzzy Bea...
$5

50% SALE - Jack Nicklaus Fin...
$14.95

Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear St...
$15

Big Golden Bear Grizzly Bear...
$99

ON SALE - Jack Nicklaus Gold...
$42

Modern Mini Polar Bear Paint...
$35

Watercolor Bear art - Wild B...
$35

Needle Felted Bears, Art Dol...
$40

1 1/2 Fabric Cat Button - TE...
$4.95

Needle Felted Grizzly Bear M...
$190

Teddy Roosevelt Bear Print 8...
$18

1977 Sportscaster JACK NICKL...
$2
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Congratulations to Creative Spirit Glass... an excellent theme and a lovely tribute to well known pro golfer and Sportscaster, Jack Nicklaus.

Signing off ....



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Treasuries of the Week

As I browse through hundreds of treasuries each week (for I belong to 8 very active Etsy teams) I can assure you that our Team selections are extremely professional looking. 

I think that great care is taken by team curators to choose beautiful items that are held together so perfectly by color or theme.

Last week's Zebra theme stood out as being well balanced and remained true to the theme with all 16 item selections.

This week has been a particular challenge since I do love various shades of turquoise, aqua and blue. I was drawn to both the Haase Handmade contribution, with their offering of "Blue Beauties" and "Dill in the Sky" by Unlimited Craftworks, for both have come racing to the finish line neck and neck. 

May I present this week's team winners (and yes, there are two) and offer my congratulations to both these talented curators. Well done...

'Blue Beauties' by HaaseHandmade



Flower pendant, Blue and whi...
$55

Vintage Oval Chunky Silverto...
$17.5

Stained Glass - Stained Glas...
$30

Blue Orchid Dangle Earrings,...
$25.5

Blue Vintage shank buttons -...
$6.99

Stone Knotted Long Necklace,...
$30

Light blue lace High waisted...
$25

Handmade candle "Day at...
$10

NEW! Turquoise vegan leather...
$38

Mountain Print, Blue Wall Ar...
$5

Queen Sari Indian cotton Ika...
$64.99

Resusable Cloth Napkins - Se...
$18

Currents fiber art wall hang...
$45

Women's Vest Vest Croche...
$87

Blue journal notebook sailbo...
$36

Art Glass Vase, Blue Vase, V...
$10
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Dilemmas... Dilemmas.... I've been going in circles this past week trying to determine which of these Treasuries I liked the best. 

Though I am usually quite decisive, I was really in a pickle here...
I kept browsing through each of the new Team Treasuries as they were posted to see if I could find another real stunner. 

I think you'll agree that both selections are magnificent.  Happy Easter weekend everyone...


'Dill in the Sky' by UnlimitedCraftworks



Necklace Beaded Batik Fabric...
$25

Tree Branch Earrings; Navy B...
$20

Dog Pin/Brooch - Sheltie / S...
$16

Flower pendant, Blue and whi...
$55

Blue Turquoise Earrings, Ro...
$38

Original Watercolor Painting...
$60

Coffee Spoon Rest Small Spoo...
$12

Wall Clock Dill in the Sky, ...
$79

SPRING SALE White Blue Wreat...
$40.5

Cobalt Blue leather sandals,...
$39

Vintage 1970s Blue Lovebirds...
$20

Contemporary Owl Painting 8x...
$85

Women Scarf Curls Scarf Gi...
$23

Blue Paper Garland, Baby Sho...
$10

Stained Glass Jewelry Box - ...
$35

FREE SHIPPING Vintage Church...
$15
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Brought to you by Faye Goode...  https://www.Etsy.com/shop/SlicKnitsSocks ... a proud member of the Etsy Treasury Team.