Monday, May 27, 2013

Etsy & Nordstrom Present . . . AntoArts

I can't believe that it's been 2+ years since I decided to start this blog. Deciding it was the easy, doing it not so. Here's another attempt at it.

So much happened since I decided to start the blog. My shop took a new direction. I discovered my love for wire and this took me in the direction of creating home and wedding decoration using different wire finishes.

I was also featured in quite a few small and big wedding web sites. This put me in contact with many different people in every aspect of life - profession, nationality, interests etc.

I even opened a second shop for craft supplies(

Then earlier this year I received a very intriguing email from Etsy. They wanted to know if I was interested in working with Nordstrom and having some of my designs sold at their stores.

In 2012 Etsy and Nordstrom started an “Etsy & Nordstrom Present” collaboration, where Nordstrom’s At Home department features selected Etsy vendors in their retail stores. You can read more about this here:

In few words Nordstrom contacted me and we started working together developing a collection of designs from my shop to be sold at Nordstrom. This includes wedding hangers, cake toppers, plant markers, cheese markers, napkin rings . . . 

Earlier this month Nordstrom at Tyson's Corner, VA started selling the collection. In the next week or so, the collection will be available at In June, 5 more stores will start selling the collection at their wedding suites.

For the time being I am working on Nordstrom's order along with the orders from my Etsy shops. It's a busy, but very exciting time for me.