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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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28 September 2008

One door closes and another opens


I have renamed my ebay shop!

As many of you know, I have sold for 7 years on Ebay as Cottage*Garden*Treasures. I have been very successful in that venue for many years and have many faithful and loyal customers. At the beginning of 2008, I reached a crossroads, deciding to "spread my wings" to Etsy and blogging. It has been an incredible journey the last 8 months. I have decided to bring my ebay ID inline with my etsy ID.
While my focus is now mainly on etsy, I will still have listings on ebay from time to time.

When I went to name my shop so I chose MARIONBERRY COTTAGE since that is my most fave hands down blackberry. What I soon found out is that many outside the Pacific Northwest had no clue what a marionberry was! I was asked if I named my shop after the Washington DC guy, or do I know someone named "Marion". Well now I am on a mission to educate everyone just what a MARIONBERRY is...I did a feature on it last summer and you can find it in my archives. So bear with me as I get everything changed over--it has been a bit more of an untaking than I planned!

Here is the "official" description of the Marionberry--direct from the Oregon Berry Commssion

Fresh season is typically July 10 - August 10.

  • A native Oregonian. A cross between Chehalem blackberry and Olallieberry blackberry.
  • Medium-sized (5.0g) dark red to black berry with a medium seed and central receptacle.
  • Known as the “Cabernet of Blackberries” for its complex, rich earthy flavor.
  • Bred at Oregon State University and raised primarily in Oregon.
  • Named after Marion County, Oregon
  • Oregon produces 28-33 million pounds annually.

4 comments:

Sherry said...

I was one of those who had never heard of a marionberry until I read your blog post this summer!! Up until that point I thought someone in your family was named "marion" and you were honouring her!! :)

Pink Slippers said...

Tnaks so neat.I I would have to say I thought it was a nickname. hehe! Wendy

Pink Slippers said...

I meant 'That's' so neat. Sorry about the spelling.

Pearl said...

This is my first visit to your blog... it's lovely! I have the same graphic you use at the bottom of my blog... it is just so pretty! Best Wishes to you with all of your ventures!

~blessings~
Pearl

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