Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Handcrafted Mugs

Blue Celedon Fluted Cup
A lot of people have unique coffee drinking preferences and rituals. One such ritual is drinking coffee from a special mug. I'm one of those people. My son, who loves coffee, is also attracted to interesting and unique mugs. A few months back, I spotted this handcrafted pottery mug by Blue Sky Pottery on Zibbet. The shape is what caught my eye but I knew that Jesse would prefer a different color and a larger size. So I inquired about having a mug made just for Jesse and within a week or so, a custom made mug arrived. Jesse loved his surprise gift and so did I.

Jesse's Custom Made Mug by Blue Sky Pottery
Here are a few more wonderful handcrafted mugs that I discovered on Zibbet...

Catlovers Artprint Ceramic 11oz Mug
Peacock Blue Etched Glass Coffee Mug
Large Mug in White and Pale Green

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Friday, April 22, 2011

Random Acts of Kindness

I love the Liberty Mutual commercials on television which show a series of individuals spontaneously assisting others with some sort of problem while being silently observed by another. The observer is next shown lending a helping hand, creating a random act of kindness chain reaction. The world would be a much better place if everyday every person would be the source of a random act of kindness.

A group of Zibbet sellers has begun to offer Pay It Foward, or PIF, items. PIF on Zibbet is based on the the random acts of kindness idea in the independent artisan community. Purchase a PIF item for a greatly reduced price and be reminded to look for an opportunity to perform a random act of kindness for someone in need. If you are a Zibbet seller who purchases a PIF, participanting sellers request that you in turn offer a PIF through your shop.

PIF items often sell very quickly so the items shown below may not still be available for purchase. However, search Zibbet for PIF and you should find a group of great items to choose from. And remember to share a random act of kindness everyday!

Fine Art Prints Daily Special PIF

PIF Gift Tags Made From Recycled Greeting Card

PIF English Congratulations Graduate Blue Stripped Handmade Greeting Card

Homespun Yarn - Metropolis PIF

PIF (pay it forward) Khaki Webbing Mini Key Fob

PIF (Pay It Forward) - Lime Frosted Glass, Antique Bronze Earrings

PIF - Blue Stick Shift Cozy fits Gear Shifts too

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Scream for Ice Cream!

Out for Ice Cream
While browsing Zibbet recently, I came across this ice cream sign photo taken by Stimples and Strummels. I don't know about you, but I definitely had the urge to scream for ice cream as soon as I spotted the photo! To stop myself from heading straight to the nearest source of ice cream, I spent some time looking for more great ice cream inspired item on Zibbet. Here are a few of my favorites...

Felt Ice Cream and Banana Split Pattern

Pickles & Ice Cream Soap Set

Ice Cream Cones - Organic Dog Treats

Pink Ice Cream Diamond Zipper Wristlet

Ice Cream Truck on the Beach

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Birds are fascinating creatures. I love to watch them and listen to them. Although I couldn't hear the birds on Zibbet, I was able to do quite a bit of bird watching. Here are some of my favorites...

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Lately, I've become fascinated by the amazing variety of intricate shapes and forms of trees. Like human fingerprints, no two are exactly alike. I don't think I'll ever grow weary of looking at trees, both in nature and in art. With trees on my mind, I went browsing through Zibbet and here are a few of the many wonderful items that I found featuring trees...

Kangaroo & Gum Tree Photograph

MP-1 Real Shoe Trees Mouse Pad

My Father's Trees

The Skeleton Coast - Petrified

Tree Art Ring

Tree of Life

Tree Through the Viewfinder Pendant

Hand Painted 4 Seasons Wine Glasses

Please take a closer look at these wonderful tree-themed items available at Zibbet--you just may find one (or more) that you simply cannot live without!

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