Monday, December 31, 2012

Item Spotlight: Vintage Old Crow Drink Stirrers

History of Old Crow Whiskey

Dr. James C. Crow began brewing his soon-to-be-famous whiskey in Frankfurt, Kentucky in the 1830s. He originally sold whiskey to employers under the label "Crow", and called the aged bottles he sold "Old Crow."

Old Crow's logo, a black crow perched atop grains of barley, is rumored to symbolize the bridging of the North and South during the Civil War. 

The label was ultimately purchased by Jim Beam in the 1980s and what was once the leading Bourbon of the South is now a three-year-old label under a much larger brand name. 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Item Spotlight: Vintage Roman Soldier Glass Bottle

A Small History of Avon and Its Collectible Bottles

First known as the California Perfume Company in 1886 by New York couple David and Lucy McConnell, Avon began selling perfume and quickly gained popularity near the turn of the century. 

They began selling their first collectible bottle in 1968: a brown glass Sterling Six Classic car. The idea of fun-shaped bottles soon grabbed the attention of thousands and collectible perfume and cologne bottles became an Avon trademark throughout the 1960s. 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Why Buy Vintage?

Many of you are already a part of the thrifting community and won't need much convincing on why you should buy vintage over brand new products.

But for those who may need a little nudge in the right direction, (and for others who could use a friendly reminder), here you go:

What reasons do you buy vintage that aren't mentioned on this list?

P.S. New items in the shop today!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

We're now on Facebook!

Great news! Copperseal has now joined the Facebook community, and shopping has never been easier with the integrated Etsy app!

In honor of our grand (Facebook) opening, we are giving 10% off all merchandise when you share an item with friends while using our integrated Etsy store.

Be sure to stop by and give us a like ;)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Simple Product Studio Setup

Merry Christmas Eve! As a small gift to you, I put together this simple diagram to help you get the most out of your Etsy photos. This setup is practically identical to the one I use in my apartment, and I guarantee it will help you with more natural, clean looking product shots.

View the full-size PDF here!

4 Simple Steps To Better Etsy Photos - Copperseal

Feel free to pin (just hover over the image) and share with your fellow Etsians!

Have any other photo questions? Contact me - I'd be glad to help.


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Treasury Gets Geeky

Have you checked out our latest Etsy Treasury? It was inspired by some of the geek gear we've happened across over the last couple of days and thought "Why not make a collection of what a truly classy science-geek would wear?" A lot of you may want to correct me and say: "It's science nerd, Erica. Nerd."

What is the difference between a geek and a nerd anyway? Regardless, this is what we think either of them would buy:

Etsy Treasury by copperseal

P.S. Have you checked out our new Pin It! button? Hover over the image above to see!

Friday, December 21, 2012

hello world!

I'm finally back! And might I add that Blogspot (err, I mean Blogger) is looking rather dapper these days.

This blog will now focus more on the process and updates of my Etsy shop, which I co-own with a friend.

Be sure to check it out!
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