one of the addictions i've developed since i joined etsy is a love for curating treasuries. a treasury is a grouping of 12 images taken from different artist's shops featuring a favorite item. it's a way of giving one another a boost. when a treasury gets chosen for the front page, it gets viewing time of about an hour for the general visiting public . it is always good for everyone as it often brings new visitors to everyone's shops --and frequently sales as well. this was one of my most recent curations to hit the FP and naturally, i get quite a charge out of knowing it made it up there for it's little hour of attention!!
this treasury was inspired by the wall textile piece of marie antoinette ( with ships in her hair, no less!) made by one of my beloved etsy friends --shavingkitsuppplies.etsy.com. if you visit her store you will find wonderful antique and vintage transfers on lovely repurposed linens & fabrics, sewn up in fanciful sachets, brooches , and wall pieces. fresh scents of enlivening cedar ( for winter) and calming lavender ( anytime is fine with me!) come wafting from her inspired sachets. science and nature themes run through shavingkit's work which often feature stuffed muslin & linen "mothra" brooches, anatomical man brooches, shadowflies.... french alphabet sachet pillows with pom pom trim, to name a few..... all beautifully crafted, and packaged with an amazing attention to detail. handmade envelopes of vintage book pages and transfer images tied with gauzy seam binding are works of art in and of themselves... you will find yourself hesitating ..not wanting to break the spell of this marvelous package before you--( you really are made to feel exceptionally special!) ...but then the scents, so alluring call to you , and you finally do open the one treasure to reveal the next..... i have given shavingkit's pieces as gifts to friends and to myself. they are a treat for all!