Saturday, November 10, 2007

Oh My Stars!



I'm listing my aluminum stars in my etsy shop. I made tons of them when I used to do the One of a Kind Show. They are all individually hand cut and punched, and have a tiny hole drilled in them for hanging. They also look wonderful in mixed media collage. I used to sell them for 10 for $5, but I need more space, so they'll be 25 for $5. Woo Hooo!
I've also decided to do a GIVEAWAY of a bag of stars, plus some other little aluminum trinkets that I made. Just leave me a comment telling me if you prefer gold or silver on your holiday tree, and why. I use both gold and silver --- but almost all of my ornaments are pink. I have the most beautiful tree in the world every year. I'll show it to you in December. I'll pick the winner on November 18. Don't forget to leave an email addy for me to contact you (if you're not a blogger member, or if I don't know you)
*** I'm also going to have a giveaway on my 200th blog post -- a few weeks away...... so keep checking back!

26 comments:

uncertainvoyage said...

Martha, It's silver all the way! I'm just not a gold girl - never have been. I have always had silver/pewter/tin/sparkly ornaments for my own tree.

Heather Robinson said...

Martha, These are SO lovely and delicate and to think that you detail them yourself! I'm Silver all the way too. I wear it and decorate with it....to me it's more subtle. Thanks for offering your bag of stars.

barbara burkard said...

oh oh...for me it's gold...as i too have a pink and pastel tree!!! i simply love the warmth of gold.... love your blog and i'm adding it to my faves on my blog!!!

sandee said...

Aren't you the sweetest! I just love visiting your blog! Oh, and I'm a silver lady all the way too!

Jillian said...

Your stars are so wonderful! I've got to have silver on our tree. I grew up in VT, with lots of snow and icicles, and silver reminds me of that. Now that I'm in NC, I never get to see snow & ice.

Tara Finlay said...

Martha,
I love silver because its sparkle reminds me of moonlight bouncing off ice encrusted trees after an ice storm. The whole world is in a fragile state and the moonlight just shines off everything.
I think gold would be the sunshine equivalent, but since most Christmas stories take place at night, I've always been partial to the moonlight.

Andrea Plotts said...

I used to love silver, but as Im getting older and I guess changing in a way I love both but I am leaning towards gold more and more. I purchased some of these on your shop but it would be awesome to have some more for gift tags/and mixed media art! :) I love your blog! Thanks so much :)

Tara Finlay said...

Hi martha,
Yes, I got all but one of my first choices and I am happy with my second choice. Are you not going????

Sarah Whitmire said...

Very Pretty! Love the silver.

Sarah Whitmire
sarah@caspiana.com
www.caspiana.com

Cat said...

Martha...what a sweet thing to do! Frankly, I use both too and would love a combo bag full of those gorgeous little twinklies!!! I just love sparkle at Christmas and the reflection of light off of metallic bitz is too wonderful!!!
xo,
Cat

Tesse said...

I am also a silver and gold person my self but on my christmas tree I like to use gold becuase of the warmth gold gives off. Usually silver is such a cool tone to use and reminds me of ice and snow that is usually piling up outside. I am not a cold person... i prefer the sun shining and the birds singing...lol. And gold when the light hits gold it reminds me of a pretty sunset. I love your stars and have bookmarked your store. I did not know about the neat stuff you had before. Thanks for posting about these neat little trinkets :)
Tesse

Hope said...

Hi Martha, silver reminds me of snow....silver for me... :-)

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

I just subscribed to your blog! I am enjoying it!!! I am a silver kind of girl lately-just like it!!!

chris P

goddess.di.arte@gmail.com

last minute lynn said...

Well, at the risk of being repetitive, I am a silver girl ("sail on silver girl"- a great song). I love the natural look of tin, pewter and silver with fresh greens. Your stars are wonderful..I love their simplicity.
last minute lynn
lscisme@aol.com

Priscilla said...

Oh, I am a gold person and these stars are soooo cool. Thank you.
Priscilla
good@hevanet.com

Doreen aka LuniLadi said...

Well usually I prefer gold but when it comes to stars (like the moon) I see them as shimmery, glowing, silvery sparkles. Your little stars are just wonderful and I would be thrilled to win!
Doreen aka LuniLadi
LuniLadi@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I like both gold and silver...probably would prefer the silver though if I had to pick one for the stars. It really just depends on what mood I'm in at the time on which I'd choose :)

Hugs from Beth and thanks for offering these!

JO WHOLOHAN said...

Oohhhhh LOVEEEE the stars, what a cool idea!!!!

Gillian McMurray said...

I use both too. My tree becomes a rainbow of ornaments but most of them have either gold or silver on them.

Anonymous said...

WOW Hand made stars. You are sooo generous. My wooden folk art tree ornaments were all hand painted by my children, my mother, myself and friends.Decorating the tree is such a JOY as I lovingly caress and reminisce over each work of art.Your silver twinkling stars with my candle lites would certainly make my tree a star of wonder. Susan venditti

Katelyn said...

I'm definitely silver for most things, but I like gold stars. I think it is because that's what I got on my papers in school when I was little.

kelsey said...

What great little stars Martha! I fluctuate between gold and silver in my work but with these stars I think my choice would have to be silver. Have you bookmarked now!

Maija said...

I like silver and gold because they look perfect with everything!

Patti G. said...

This is a fun give away Martha, count me in.........for gold, although I wear silver mostly, I love the warmth and glitter of gold on a tree! By the way, I cannot wait to seeee your tree!
Hugs,Patti

Anonymous said...

hi martha~ i have both on my tree, but tend to lean towards silver. i think it is because it #1 reminds me of the snow from my childhood, and #2 reminds me of all the vintage german ornaments my mom still has from when she was a kid. it just gives me that cozy, nostalgic feeling i long for at the holidays!

shoshanah

kelly snelling said...

these are awesome! i bet they look so fabulous with a bunch of pink ornaments. pink! i can't wait to see the picture next month. i'm a silver girl myself.