Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Marketplace

Good Monday Morning Everyone! It is a cold morning here in my little town, and we woke up to more snow! I am not complaining though as it is a dusting compared to the photos I have seen on some of the blogs around the country! Mercy, time for spring for sure!

Today I am featuring Deb of Sugar Mountain Mercantile !
She does some wonderful fixins, and primitive soaps, along with stitcheries! I hope you enjoy getting to know Deb through her intereview below!

1. What is the name of your Etsy shop and why did you choose that name?

The name of my shop is Sugar Mountain Mercantile, which I named for the mountain in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee on which I am blessed to have a beautiful log home getaway. I called it a "Mercantile" because I just knew I'd be offering up a wide variety of items, kind of like a general store.

2. How long have you been on Etsy?

Just over a year.

3. What type of items do you offer?

Well, it depends on how the mood strikes me! Nearly everything is holiday- themed, as I adore each and every holiday. I do machine and hand-embroidery, crochet, make primitive soaps, and I may list a few vintage items here and there. I haven’t yet filled my shop with what I really intend to sell. I also have plans to open a second shop in the near future, selling strictly baby items.

4. How long have you been crafting?

Gosh, ever since high school…I started out as a ceramics instructor in an after-school program for grade-schoolers..made me decide really quickly I did NOT want to be a teacher when I “grew up”!

5.Who or What inspires you?

Honestly, I am inspired and rejuvenated each and every time we go down to the cabin. It’s so peaceful and beautiful there, it would be hard not to be inspired. Every season has something to offer..the beautiful Fall colors, the snow-covered mountains in Winter, seeing the Spring flowers begin to bloom..and the beauty in Summer is just amazing!

6. What is your favorite item in your shop and why?

I always like listing glass-blocks, because each one has a personality of its own, depending on the graphics I use, and how I choose to decorate it. Plus they seem to sell well!

7. Other places where you can be found (Ebay, webstore, blog)

I don’t yet have a blog, but can be found on the following: