GreenGypsies

purveyor of wit and whimsy

Crystal Beach, Florida 17534 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (5945)

GreenGypsies

purveyor of wit and whimsy

Crystal Beach, Florida | 17534 Sales

Karin

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Karin

Announcement    COMING SOON!!!...“My Marvelous Miniature Mystery Mailers.”
I am celebrating the start of Green Gypsies’ 10th year with Etsy!
Looking around my studio, I am amazed at the number of miniature items that have accumulated…items that were my prototypes for the ones now offered in my shop…and supplies never used in their making.
Items made and then I decided to change the size, or the color, the shape, etc.
Mini rugs that may have printed slightly “off” in size or color from what was expected.
Mini signs that made have been “aged” or “distressed” a bit too much or sized wrong.
Many “one-of-a-kinds,” many “boo-boo’s,” many “I changed my mind and don’t think I’ll offer this.”
But none, I feel were worthy of being discarded, yet not truly representative what I offer….and so they sit, sad and lonely, with no mini home to call their own.
I also have an accumulation of “real” magazines (Nutshell News, Dollhouse Miniatures, and others) from the 1990’s mostly. Well loved and read and rarely in perfect condition. Maybe even missing a page or had an item cut out? Don’t recall.
And so I have decided to rehome the minis, the supplies and the magazines in what I shall call …
TA- DAH!...“My Marvelous Miniature Mystery Mailers.”
Each package will include one (1) magazine of my choosing.
One or more craft supply item awaiting your imagination.
Mini rug(s), sign(s), book(s) …all chosen with a curated “theme” when possible and will be one-of-a-kind collections.
Expect to find the first of many to be in my shop soon!

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 21, 2019

COMING SOON!!!...“My Marvelous Miniature Mystery Mailers.”
I am celebrating the start of Green Gypsies’ 10th year with Etsy!
Looking around my studio, I am amazed at the number of miniature items that have accumulated…items that were my prototypes for the ones now offered in my shop…and supplies never used in their making.
Items made and then I decided to change the size, or the color, the shape, etc.
Mini rugs that may have printed slightly “off” in size or color from what was expected.
Mini signs that made have been “aged” or “distressed” a bit too much or sized wrong.
Many “one-of-a-kinds,” many “boo-boo’s,” many “I changed my mind and don’t think I’ll offer this.”
But none, I feel were worthy of being discarded, yet not truly representative what I offer….and so they sit, sad and lonely, with no mini home to call their own.
I also have an accumulation of “real” magazines (Nutshell News, Dollhouse Miniatures, and others) from the 1990’s mostly. Well loved and read and rarely in perfect condition. Maybe even missing a page or had an item cut out? Don’t recall.
And so I have decided to rehome the minis, the supplies and the magazines in what I shall call …
TA- DAH!...“My Marvelous Miniature Mystery Mailers.”
Each package will include one (1) magazine of my choosing.
One or more craft supply item awaiting your imagination.
Mini rug(s), sign(s), book(s) …all chosen with a curated “theme” when possible and will be one-of-a-kind collections.
Expect to find the first of many to be in my shop soon!

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About

What’s the story behind the name GreenGypsies? Glad you asked !

Many of my creations incorporate a bit of “GREEN”…rescued, recycled, repurposed materials given new life. The old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” rings true for me! ( For instance: I once scooped up a huge supply of unwanted ceramic tiles found at a yard sale...without a clue as to what I would with them!)
“GYPSIES” describes the love for RV travelling my late husband and I enjoyed for many years. We never passed an antique shop or flea market that didn't warrant a visit! This started my love of collecting vintage magazines.
One day, I had an idea to team up those rescued tiles with some great images scanned from those musty magazines...then, by adding a dash of sassy humor... my "sassy" signs were created! (These eventually led to the introduction of sassy cards, magnets and coasters.)
Our beloved travelling companions, chocolate Labradors Tootsie and the late Tully, inspired the sassy dog saying signs and chenille ornaments.
When our granddaughter was born, a long hidden love of miniatures once again came to court! Dreams of future dollhouses inspired me to start filling those rooms with visions of miniature books, rugs, posters and more that became my line of miniatures.
I eagerly await the next chapters to my story!
Thanks for visiting...enjoy this ever growing shop, GreenGypsies!
-Karin

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  • Karin

    Owner

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Last updated on May 27, 2019
Frequently asked questions
Care instructions

My miniature items are designed with the adult collector in mind. These items are a bit too delicate and/or small to be used as playthings for children.
All dimensions are "approximate." Many may be altered slightly upon request.

Care instructions

My signs, printed and applied to ceramic tiles, are intended for indoor use only.

Want an item I don't show?

I welcome suggestions/requests for custom wording on my signs and ideas for miniature items not already offered!