Thursday, October 28, 2010

BESTeam Feature: You Are My Sunshine

I have been a little lax in my blogging this week, but not for lack of material.

I joined the BESTeam (Boosting Etsy Sales Team) this week, so each week I will be featuring a different member of the team on my blog.  I have spent the last few days looking at shops, hearting shops, liking shops on facebook, following people on twitter...  I am proud to be a member of this talented group!

Nina, owner of You Are My Sunshine, based out of Florida, has over 300 items to choose, and all are simply beautiful.  Most of the items in her handmade shop can be worn, and many are made from recycled items.  

Above: Opera Glass Recycled Vintage Poker Chip Pendant, $10.00.  Visit it in the shop.

The pieces that first caught my eye were her series of pendants made from recycled WWII-era poker chips and dictionary pages.  Naturally, as a word fiend, I was drawn to the text and illustration.  Her inventive combination of a game piece and a printed page create a polished, creative pendant, perfect for a Scrabble party or a night on the town.

Right: Fabric Floral Brooch Pin Orchard Blue with Feathers No.1, $14.00.  Visit it in the shop.

Another prominent item in the shop is one of Nina's many hand-crafted fabric flowers.  These lovely brooches are made from recycled fabrics, each one unique.  The one seen here to the right is constructed from a reclaimed prom gown.  The end result is pure elegance.  For brides, have your borrowed and blue in one complete package!

Above: Splendid Lady in Blue Locket Necklace, $15.00.  Visit it in the shop.  
Below: Vintage F. Deckel Munchen Compur Camera, $60.00.  Visit it in the vintage shop.

For the vintage enthusiasts, Nina has a selection of vintage items in You Are My Sunshine, including the stunning cameo pictured above.  For more from her collection of vintage treasures, check out her vintage shop: My Sunshine Vintage.  There you will find cameras, kitchenware, and other nifty trinkets.

Keep up the great work, Nina!

For more, find Nina on facebook, twitter, flickr, or follow her blog.


  1. What a great feature! Love the items you picked from this shop - cool stuff :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks so much for a wonderful feature! You seem to be an old pro at this!
    Welcome to our team!

  3. The cameo is beautiful and that camera is amazing.