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British Sellers on Etsy – Christmas Giveaway

British Sellers on Etsy is a British based team on Etsy.com for UK based sellers of Handmade, Craft and Vintage Items. The blog is a way of not only promoting the team but also promoting handmade and vintage items in the UK.


This is the first ever British Sellers on Etsy Team Giveaway with the opportunity to win up to £50/$78 worth of goods …whether it’s for yourself or to give as a gift!
The winner can choose to claim from 5 of the 11 shops participating and the Giveaway is open internationally.
I am very happy to be one of the participating shops ….
The Giveaway ends on Saturday 10th December at 4pm UK time. Winner will be randomly picked and announced on Sunday 11th. For rules of entry and your chance to win, hop on over to the British Sellers on Etsy blog ….
Good Luck!

Skint Squint

I’m a huge fan of Squint … the idea of revamping furniture using fabrics is so appealing, and I love the bright colours and individual styling that makes their pieces so unique and covetable. One day, I hope to be able to afford one of their pieces … until then, I’m contenting myself with imitation (being the sincerest form of flattery ;).

Take one junk shop table, then … it’s a pretty battered repro in bad need of some TLC, but I love the shape of it.

So, a wee bit of sanding, painting, more sanding, more painting, distressing and waxing later, I added some gorgeous vintage fabric from stash to finish it all off, et voila!

I’m really pleased with the outcome … perhaps a little more understated than Squint’s full-on colour and pattern extravagance, but works perfectly with my interior colours. I’ve always loved decorating with fabric, and this is a new extension that I’m looking forward to exploring more (my husband is looking very nervous about that ;).