09 May 2011

Open For Business

Woohoo!  Designer Garden is officially open for business on Etsy as of today.  The winner of the new URL for the blog is www.mydesignergarden.com.  Thank you for all your input!  The new URL is not rerouted to the blog just yet but I will let you know when.  You can also email me now at sommer@mydesignergarden.com!  Soon I will have a matching banner and avatar and all the bells and whistles over at the shop that the blog has.  I’m working on filling it up but there are already a few cute things for sale if you want to take a look.  Here is a little peak of what I’ve been working on =)

I had a hay day at my local scrapbooking store called Archivers. 


Then while I was at Home Depot I asked the kitchen and bath designer who her supplier was for the laminate counter top sample chips.  We got to talking and here is what she sent me away with.


Over 200 soon to be discontinued sample chips!  Can you believe there are people who put some of these in their homes?  Look at that turquoise and how about the salmon?! Yikes!


And here is the true sneak peak…


So hurry along and go tell me what you think of the shop.  Please be kind ;P  And here is a list of other items you can find in the shop soon.

  • French Script on 4in Linen Ribbon
  • Miniature Dress Forms
  • Pillow covers
  • Wine bottle holders
  • Table Runners
  • Canisters
  • And more…



Jodi said...

Great job! I was over and checked out your store, very nice!

Good Luck!


Nutbird said...

Very pretty! Your photos and displays are striking. I am waiting for more products, although I do like the chalkboard formica sample pieces. Ann

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Congrats! This is very exciting.

Good Time Charlie said...

What a really creative use of throways sample chips. Believe it or not, I saw Salmon Sile Stone in a house once. It was pretty, pretty scary I should say. Heading to your shop. Huge Congratulations! Hope you sell out!

~Iffy~ said...

Hello there, super cute! I'm stopping by from the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. I'm your newest follower. Keep up the good work!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I just featured you on my Facebook Page!

Regina from The Queenly Abode said...

What a great idea with the sample chips, you are very creative! I am your newest follower!
have a great day,

Tammy @ Type A said...

hope you sell a zillon! xx

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Congrats on opening your new Etsy shop, Sommer. Can you believe I've had one open for a l-o-n-g time now and still haven't put anything in it. There just hasn't been the time yet - but soon!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Sommer, thank you for linking up this great post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Hope to see you again this Sunday!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun use for those samples ~ I love it!

Found you thru Creating a House of Grace and so happy to find your pretty blog! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Beyond awesome!!! I can't believe how much coolness you crammed into one spot! I'm featuring you tomorrow on A Crafty Soiree!!!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

Great way to reuse, love them and they'll be featured in tomorrow's A Crafty Soiree!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Yikes! I think we can see why those colors are thankfully being discontinued! You sure turned those ugly samples into something pretty and useful. I love the way you displayed the tags in that last picture!

Carolyn said...

Good on you for asking! And look what you've done with them. Great!

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