the difference a bit of sunshine makes

Yes, sunshine makes a difference in so many ways, but in particular I am thinking about product photos. I have quite a few pieces to add to my Etsy shop and have been waiting for enough light to make the photos pop. Finally, the sun has shone! (these will be going in my shop very soon)

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The cats have been enjoying the sunshine too…

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…and so have Mark and I, with a visit to Lacock Abbey!

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More photos in Deere Diary!

 

 

searching…

Inspired by techno-angel Tamsin’s oh so professional looking emails for the Bath WI book club, I signed up to Mailchimp and put together my first Deerey Me ‘campaign’ (you can see it here if you are not signed up). I had some really useful feedback and am set to send a regular monthly newsletter. If you would like to be added to the subscriber’s list, please just leave a comment here or email me at sue@deereyme.co.uk. I am sure there is a bit of code I could add to the website, but one thing at a time, sadly I am no techno-angel!

The newsletter got me thinking about clicking links and search terms and the like. When I started selling to people I don’t know, rather than my lovely and supportive friends (who I hope really wanted what they bought and were not just making kind sympathy purchases), I was initially concerned about the way most of them had signed up to Etsy that day. I was worried that they had no buying history and could pretend something hadn’t arrived. None of them did that and it dawned on me that, far from being concerned, I should be really pleased, because if they were not already registered on Etsy, they must have found me by plugging something in to google…so my search engine optimisation can’t be too bad (more luck than judgment I confess). The thought made me really happy – google likes me and buyers must like me enough to register with Etsy! Yay! Go me!

Then I started thinking about what my favourite search terms would be… I chose three: “tea”, “emerald” and “copper”, plugged them in to Etsy and prepared to drool…

1) “TEA”

‘Tea’ is such a wonderful search term – it encompasses so many of my favourite things: teapots, teacups, tea cakes, tea dresses, tea towels, tea light holders, loose leaf tea, tea cosies, tea trays and tea trolleys. Here are just some of my favourite finds:

vintage 1930s tea trolley by FURNICHIC

vintage tea trolley by Furnichic
vintage tea trolley by Furnichic

vintage tea tray by Funky Koval Design on Etsy.com

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tea tray by Funky Koval Design on Etsy.com

blue ceramic tea pot by tent vintage on Etsy

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blue teapot by Tent Vintage on Etsy.com

tea party decoration by Nerd That Draws on Etsy.com

ta party decoration by Nerd That Draws on Etsy.com
ta party decoration by Nerd That Draws on Etsy.com

art deco teacup by Queens Park Vintage on Etsy.com

art deco teacup by Queens Park Vintage on Etsy.com
art deco teacup by Queens Park Vintage on Etsy.com

Feel free to check out the rest of my Tea Time treasury list on Etsy.

 

2) EMERALD

I love all things green, well most things green, and emeralds are the stone for my star sign, so here are some of my favourites. You can see the rest in my Emerald treasury list.

emerald dress by Dig for Victory on Etsy.com

emerald dress by Dig for Victory on Etsy.com
emerald dress by Dig for Victory on Etsy.com

lalique bottle by Gary Germer on Etsy.com

lalique bottle by Gary Germer on Etsy.com
lalique bottle by Gary Germer on Etsy.com

sea glass necklace by The Strandline on Etsy.com

sea glass necklace by The Strandline on Etsy.com
sea glass necklace by The Strandline on Etsy.com

3) “COPPER”

Apparently my birth metal is copper – as is my hair colour – so this is my third search term. Items from my ‘copper’ treasury list:

vintage copper bowl by Virtually Antique on Etsy.com

vintage copper bowl by Virtually Antique on Etsy.com
vintage copper bowl by Virtually Antique on Etsy.com

copper dress by Dig for Victory on Etsy.com

copper dress by Dig for Victory on Etsy.com
copper dress by Dig for Victory on Etsy.com

copper maple leaf pendant by Shy Faerie on Etsy.com

copper maple leaf pendant by Shy Faerie on Etsy.com
copper maple leaf pendant by Shy Faerie on Etsy.com

So now over to you – I would love to know your favourite search terms!