Friday, November 11

Interview with Ryan of {The Blooming Thread}

It's been a long time since I last had an interview of a creative friend over here... I am kicking of this column once again during this holiday season and will introduce you to some of my favorite Etsy sellers/ friends. I am also asking each of them to share with you a mini Christmas gift guide...

Ryan & her Mr.

Starting today with Ryan of The Blooming Thread, a wonderful little shop all about flower accessories & home decor.

ECS: Hi Ryan, would you please kindly introduce yourself, where you are currently living and what you are doing.
Hello! My name is Ryan and I am a daughter, sister, aunt, girlfriend and friend. I count myself blessed most of all to be surrounded by people I love. After those things, I am a designer, small business owner of now two growing Etsy shops {The Blooming Thread and Filix}, traveler, vintage collector and an avid coffee drinker. I currently live in a very small town north of Santa Barbara CA, in a small Spanish bungalow just between the mountains and the sea. My town also happens to be the flower seed capital of the world, so it's easy to see how flowers and nature play a role in my work. 

ECS: What are your sources of inspiration for blogging and making your lovely creations?
I started my blog as a way to start conversing more personally with my customers. Little did I know, not only would it become a face to 'The Blooming Thread' shop, but a burning source of inspiration for me. I am absolutely amazed at the potential we have to dream and create, and seeing how my fellow bloggers/designers have achieved this in their work, homes, and lives inspires me daily! Whether its making your house a cozy home, finding a new dinner recipe, or spotting stylish ladies from all over the world. I also spend way too much time on my Pinterest boards!

ECS: How did you get started on Etsy and did you have a formal training in sewing?
I have absolutely no formal training in sewing! I purchased a large messenger bag a few years ago to use as a school bag while attending college. My mom had given me a vintage stationary set that had the most beautiful floral design on thin rice paper and the two came together with a basket of colored thread, I've never stopped stitching since. It still remains one of my favorite bags and it makes my heart glow to still receive such wonderful compliments when it ventures to coffee shops and bookstores with me. My Etsy shop came about last year when my boyfriend suggested I give it a try. I think he was getting a little nervous with my stitching taking over my house! With my shop continuing to grow, I'm happy to share I'll be launching my own embroidered tote bag collection this winter. Stay tuned!

ECS: How do you celebrate Christmas this year? Are you decorating your home? any tips?
I am looking forward to spending this Christmas in my new home! so much I moved into my little spanish bungalow after the beginning of the year, so this will be my first holiday season there. This time of year my family and I make sure to enjoy the season, but most importantly to honor God and the greatest blessing of all, his son Jesus. I'm excited for the smell of a fresh pine tree in my living room, and having all my dear ones come decorate and drink cocoa with me. We usually have old christmas movies or a Frank Sinatra holiday cd playing in the background. My home will become a little winter wonderland! I'll be sharing lots of decorating tips and ideas on my blog so please come visit!

ECS: I have asked you to pick up 6 of your favorite items on Etsy that would make a great gift for family members, friends, colleagues. Your selection is great, I personally love the Mini Goals chalkboard ;-)
Oh, picking just a few items was so hard but these are some of my favorites that I think would make perfect gifts! I wear the knot ring everyday...

from top to bottom, left to right:

ECS: I am curious to know what are you favorite items in your own shop. I have picked up my 4 favorites to illustrate this post (the 4 top photos). Please share with us which one are yours!
My two favorite hair pin sets {here} and {here}.
I am in absolute love with these new enamel lockets from my Filix shop! This coral color is my favorite, but I love wearing all the other too. It's such a fun way to add a little unexpected pop of color to an outfit!
I have this scented sachet in my office and I love the soft, relaxing smell of lavender. There are also otherscents available.
I also have a new line of brooches and this color is hard for me not to love! I am always wearing something floral so there lots of cool colors to play with in my shop.

I love your packaging Ryan!

Do you fancy anything from The Blooming Thread? Ryan is happy to extend a 20% discount to all of you, my dear readers:
Please share the promo code "BLOOMINGFRIENDS" for 20% off on your entire purchase (shipping fees not included).

I am also inviting you to pay a visit to Ryan's new venture on Etsy. It's called Filix as mentioned above and it's all about sweet jewelry pieces such as this gorgeous pair of earrings below. 

Tropical beaded hoops with gold plated pendants {here}

Thank you so much Ryan for replying to my questions so kindly, I am happy to have your gorgeous creations featured on Etincelle Creative Studio today!

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Anonymous said...

thank you so much! I had such a fun time being interviewed! You have such a beautiful blog and I'm so glad to be a part of it :)
Looking forward to reading the next interviews!

Nesting Pretty said...

Ryan you are a real treasure. I really enjoyed your interview. Thank you so much for including my heart locket as one of your Christmas gift choices.

Nesting Pretty

Marie @etincellestudio said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! I truly enjoyed working on this post, such beautiful products and photos :-)

liz said...

what an amazing blog you have! thanks for including our wall hook piece! xo liz

Chuzai Living said...

Another great interview!! I started following her Pinterest boards. I love her creations, too. Beautiful! Thanks for interviewing her!

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