Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thursday Themed Challenges: October 21

October is National Pumpkin Month AND National Cranberry Month. Since both of these are mentioned in the Etsy marketing report, we thought that for today's challenge theme it would be fun to combine them with something else that's in the report - a holiday table.

Straight from Etsy's October Merchandising Report:
"October's harvest themes are centered around decor and table accents that will transition into November's entertaining, especially Thanksgiving. In the decor frame of mind, think home accents big and small, bringing the outdoor seasonal nature and hues indoors. Emphasis on hostess solutions and gifts, toasting, and celebratory dining. Trending themes: Gourds and pumpkins, vintage industrial farm accents, orchard and vineyard references, classic fall fruits and vegetables, glass and clay jars spread across a bountiful table. Woodland emphasis, natural colors, rich fabrics, the hearth, and played-up textures."

So today's one day only theme is:

A Beautiful Holiday Table


Here are the rules:

1. Interpret this theme any way you want to or any way you can and let that be the theme of your treasury! Be creative! This is a chance to let your artistic freedoms shine! We encourage you to try and incorporate pumpkins and/or cranberries into your treasury as well. It doesn't have to be literal. It could be the hues of pumpkin spice or or deep cranberry red.

2. Use at least 8 undiscovered shops (20 sales or less) and the rest team members. Do not include yourself or non-team members with more than 20 sales.

3. You must add "treasury challenge" somewhere in your treasury title.

4. You must tag the treasury "teamdiscovery" and "TDthemechallenge". Other tags to include if you can or want to: holiday table, pumpkin, cranberry. Please do not forget to tag your treasuries!

5. Link back to this exact blog post in your treasury. This will help the word get out and make our challenges (and exposure) exciting! If you cannot think of what to write, try this (and add the exact URL):


This is a Team Discovery Thursday Themed Challenge!
These challenges run one day only and the winner receives awesome stuff!
Anyone can play. Come check it out:
http://etsyteamdiscovery.blogspot.com/2010/10/thursday-themed-challenges-october-21.html


6. Post your treasury URL here in a comment on this blog post. This will count as your entry.

7. Follow our blog, please. You can do this by clicking follow over there in the right sidebar ---> or by clicking follow all the way at the top left of the blog.

8. Promote your treasury in any way you can. Tweet it, facebook it, forums, too! The top 4 treasuries (by views and/or hotness first thing Friday morning) will be open to voting on our blog this weekend. The winner will receive ad space in our sidebar for one week, until next Thursday's themed challenge. Last week's winner is not eligible to win this week but is encouraged to participate for the fun of it.

9. Please follow these rules exactly if you want your treasury to count in the challenge. Failure to add "Treasury Challenge" to your title or improper tagging might result in us not being able to find your treasury at all and it won't count!

10. This challenge ends at midnight tonight, eastern time and the voting for the winner will begin Friday morning.

38 comments:

April Starr said...

Here is mine!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0333db4676d91648ce27d/cider-coffee-spiced-tea-hot-cocoa-chai-a

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priti said...

My entry here
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc03c55b4676d916717e47d/you-are-invited-to-my-rustic

Cristi said...

Here's mine!

And thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all the birthday wishes today. This team rocks!! :)


http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0410512b58eeff3ee5777/you-are-cordially-invited-to-my-holiday

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Here's mine:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0435db4676d917f7ae57d/all-the-ingredients-for-the-perfect

SerendipiT said...

Here's my treasury: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc05363b4676d91256ce97d/a-holiday-tradition-treasury-challenge

Bandanarama said...

Here's mine!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0588eb4676d91a9d3ea7d/home-for-the-holidays-a-treasury

Enjoy! This was fun!

- Rena

MyHobbyShop said...

http://bit.ly/b5DyJv

my treasury

Lola's Jewels said...

Here is my entry!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc05ccd12b58eeffb1e5f77/the-holiday-table-is-set-bring-on-the

jen said...

here we go...

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc05e2912b58eef2b785f77/a-holiday-dinner-party-treasury

Jenn said...

Here's mine:

Let's Do Thanksgiving at the Cabin This Year

(http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc06e51b4676d910deaf07d/lets-do-thanksgiving-at-the-cabin-this)

the merriweather council said...

heres mine~ http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0562012b58eefdd415d77/table-of-plenty-a-treasury-challenge?index=1

MyHobbyShop said...

here is another one:
http://bit.ly/cOSKus

AimeesRockWorks said...

Here we go!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc07419b4676d916d98f27d/a-merry-feast-treasury-challenge

waterwaif said...

Here's my challenge treasury!

How to Make a Pumpkin Pie:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc076ddb4676d919b62f37d/how-to-make-a-treasury-challenge-pumpkin

saltcityspice said...

Here is my entry!
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc07843b4676d9152c4f37d/beautifully-adorned-treasury-challenge

Mr Kitty's Soap Shop said...

my entry.
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc07d6ab4676d91183bf57d/linen-crisp-cranberry-bright-treasury good luck everyone

Cindy C said...

Here is mine

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc07f6812b58eef6a0a6977/home-for-the-holidays-a-td-challenge

Alaina said...

Here's mine:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc07ffa12b58eefdc346977/to-grandmothers-house-we-go-treasury

lovinghandscrochet

MyHobbyShop said...

another one. Enjoy: http://bit.ly/cHkzO8

grant + brittany said...

and here is my entry!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc07fd0b4676d9195e6f57d/youre-invitied-to-thanksgiving-at-our

Pretty Visage
Brittany

Creative Arts said...

I am a little late today but before the whistle blows!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc09baeb4676d91b1a9fe7d/late-for-a-date-will-he-still-eat-with?index=0

OohLookItsARabbit said...

finally got mine done

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0a80212b58eef27e37577/a-bountiful-harvest-of-bodcious-bargins

Crystal Lynn said...

Here is my entry: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0a96ab4676d91e4ae027e/let-us-give-thanks-a-treasury-challenge

Brittany said...

Woo-Hoo! Here's mine!!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0a80212b58eef27e37577/a-bountiful-harvest-of-bodcious-bargins

Jennifer Smith said...

Here's my entry! had fun with this one.

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0c220b4676d911b36097e/who-likes-cranberries-anyway-treasury

Gardenmis said...

My entry ~
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0d034ee226d91248d01ad/on-our-way-to-a-bountiful-table-treasury

Like the Season said...

This was a fun one! Here's mine:

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0d55fee226d9109f702ad/cinnamon-nutmeg-and-ginger-treasury

Dawn said...

Here is my vintage-inspired treasury!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0b58312b58eefa3d27977/a-vintage-inspired-autumn-treasury

cherryandviolet said...

Here's mine!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0d92712b58eef89408377/dinner-is-served-for-this-treasury

Precious said...

Here is mine :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0e42312b58eefad878677/soft-pumpkin-holiday-treasury-challenge

OonaJamesStudio said...

VoilĂ !

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0e4d112b58eef0bb78677/bon-appetit-team-discovery-treasury?index=0

byebyebirdy said...

here's mine - better late than never :)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0e5fbee226d91baf507ad/giving-thanks-at-the-family-farm-a

jelly toast said...

My first entry into a team discovery challenge! Tons of fun, thanks:)

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc0f70b7c7b6d919fcbb5d6/once-upon-a-tabletreasury-challenge#4cc0f7305ccc8eefec36fab5

Ritsumei said...

Thought I'd slip one in under the wire:

November Hostess (A Treasury Challenge)

Valerie K Studio said...

here is my team challenge , mostly shops with less than 20 sales
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc1083b7c7b6d919abebad6/sleek-modern-table-for-the-holidays-td

jcsvisuals said...

It was a pleasure this morning finding my painting selected for a treasury... Thank you

Rachel said...

here's my wine and dine treasury:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4cc126bd066d6d91554778a0/wine-dine-treasury-challenge

rachel