Friday, April 27, 2012

A trip to Etsy.

On March 30, 2012 I traveled to NY for the Etsy Success Symposium.  It was very exciting to see where Etsy operates.  I was happy when the notice came over my shop Beach House Living was selected from the wait list.

I got a ride to the pier and took a ferry to Wall Street. Any excuse for a boat ride!

Then I took another Ferry over to Brooklyn. It was literally a four minute ride.
Across from the dock on the Brooklyn side sits the legendary River Cafe.

 A bit lost a fellow ferry rider helped me select the right path.  Actually, she escorted me the entire way.

I was amazed at how clean the streets were. NY like I had not ever seen before.
Some were cobblestone!

So many happy looking people and friendly nods.

It's no wonder Etsy decided to make this part of Brooklyn called DUMBO their home.

The symposium was buzzing with excitement.  I sat near a vintage shop owner that had traveled from Florida and another that calls the Williamsburg part Brooklyn home named Amy whose shop is Sweet Olive Jewelry
Amy also owns Sweet Olive Supplies that has a wonderful selection of beads, pearls and gemstone briolettes all of which look like candy.

Amy offered me some great tips for soldering. I tried in the past but, need more practice.

At the end of the day on the way back to the ferry I snapped a few photos of places I saw in the morning.

One was this glass enclosed carousel ride.

This iron gate was fabulous.

So was the entire structure with numerous arches and more iron.

This quote was painted to the right of the arched iron gate.  I thought it was one of the most powerful single sentences I have ever read.

Till next time!


WhiteWhispers2u said...

How Exciting! I love Etsy one of my favorite sites to shop at.I have never been to NY myself, nice to know it's clean~Cheers Kim

rjerdee said...

Wow, cool! I love NYC but haven't been there for years. Thanks for the fun peek of the grand old city on the river.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Thank you for all the info!That's awesome you have that experience.I have been slowly educating myself and my family.
We do have lots of short term food stored ready to eat and water.We have one tote full of emergency items but no bags and a hand crank radio I will have to look for that.We bought a really cool lil BBQ that doesn't require much wood at all which was 75.00.I know beans, rice take awhile to cook but that is more for long term if able.
You just never know what could come up! Thanks for the gov site I will go check that out too.~Cheers & Blessings Kim

Janna Renee said...

HOLY COW! What an amazing opportunity!! I love NY and Etsy...You deserve it <3

Sydney Steenland said...

Fantastic experience! I also have to let you know that wall are right, it's probably one of the most powerful sentences I've read too.
I'm considering getting a tattoo of it, where? I don't know yet :)

Sar x

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That must have been a wonderful, inspiring trip! I think that sign was a powerful quote, too! Pinned it!

Everything Coastal said...

How fun! This must have been such an amazing experience - so nice to see your comment on the blog this morning!

iheartsunnydays said...

Oh wow - how exciting! Never made it to NYC but will one day :) I love that quote too.

Ashley @ The Houston House said...

How exciting!

Completely Coastal said...

Totally enjoyed this little trip of yours!! I want to go and check out River Cafe..., next time I'm in NY!!

Melissah from Scrapbook said...

What a great trip -I love NYC - lucky you!

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