Etsy’s Feature Friday!

Today’s Etsty Store Feature Friday is a shop created by Colleen over at Irishcolleen01. Head on over and check out all of the wonderful vintage items she has collected!

Now let’s learn a little about Colleen……

Where are you from? and a little bit about you

I am originally from Niagara Falls, NY and spent the next 32 yrs in Calif. I have been in SW Idaho for 18 yrs now. I am married with 5 kids between me and my hubby, Andy. 4 girls and 1 boy. I also have 4 grandsons who you can imagine are the loves of my life.

How did you decide on your shop name?

My shop name was easy..I AM name IS Colleen and I DO collect a lot!!

Why did you start your business?

I had wanted to do this for a while but finally got the time and peace of mind to start on Jan 31.

Do you have anything new you plan on adding to your store?

I do plan to start adding some old womans clothing patterns that I have from my mother-in-law. I plan on adding vintage doiles and table clothes, etc.

What is your favorite thing about being a seller?

My favorite thing is all the new people I am meeting through Etsy. I love the promotion threads.
Do you have a blog, twitter, or facebook page?
I have twitter ( ) and I have my Etsy on my Facebook.

What inspires you to collect such beautiful and unique items?

My mother and sister started me on collecting years ago. Dishes and cup and saucers. I started with Fenton bells and Shoes years ago, as well. Now I collect just about anything with roosters, apples, cruets, etc.

What items in your shop do you most enjoy and why?

I am really enjoying the vintage farm finds (especially items from my husbands family’s dairy farm…which they sold 10 yrs ago). I also really like the vintage tray with the flamingos on it. Great fun stuff!!

My Etsy shop has kept me busy out shopping for items and digging through my mother-in-law’s goodies for more fun, collectible items. My sister, Tricia, and I love shopping around for these great finds (she also has a Etsy shop called acollectiblecachet). She has taught me alot about Etsy.

I would like to encourage all of you to visit Colleen’s store. She has many wonderful items that I am sure you will all love! For the next 24 hours you may have an extra entry into any of my giveaways for visiting Irishcolleen01 and telling me one thing you learned about her and one item from her shop you just love!


  1. furygirl3132 says:

    Happy Friday Follow! Thanks for all the great finds and information. I am your newest follower. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Irish Colleen says:

    Krista, Thank you for featuring my my shop, Irishcolleenscollectibles, on your site! I really appreciate it since I am still so new to Etsy.
    This is a great avenue for promotion! Keep up the good work.

  3. veterankindergartenteacher says:

    I am here from FF and am now following you. I hope you follow me back. Happy Easter.

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