Sunday, August 23, 2009
Apple Tree Cottage
This is my Monday Market Place feature. This is a great way to feature other artists in our group. I have chosen Martha Smalley as my feature.
Martha is an amazing artist and I hope you visit her shop on Etsy.
1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?
When I was a little girl, my family moved. I was very lonely but found a library near our home, so I would walk there every day and spend hours browsing at books. I found a book titled Apple Tree Cottage and I was absolutely swept away by it. The cottage was a magical place where peace and love was found. I decided if I would name my shop in honor of this book that has such an impression on me when I was young.
2. How long have you been on Etsy?
I joined Etsy in January, 2008.
3. What type of items do you offer?
I offer an eclectic mix of vintage, folk art and primitive items. I love to paint on old pieces that have a story to tell when they come my way.
4. How long have you been crafting?
FOREVER! I have been fortunate to be surrounded by people who have encouraged me since I was small. My husband and my daughter are my two biggest fans.
5. Who or What inspires you?
I love things that come to me with a history. Old boxes, drawers and coffee pots have a story to tell and I like to add just a little “prim” icing on the cake when I find a piece that longs to be reinvented.
6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?
I can’t say I have one favorite piece. I love everything I paint… each item in my store is something that I would place in my own home.
7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)
I sell only on Etsy. You may visit my blog at appletreecottage.blogspot.com. Be sure to vist Martha on Etsy or her blog.
She is a very sweet lady.