vintage = green and Cajun = fun

vintage = green
Cajun = fun

blogging and selling vintage home decor in my 2 online shops:
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Etsy store:

Well, we all know about the BP oil spill...and the tragedy in the Gulf Coast Region that is still unfolding.

Grand Isle, Louisiana - the beach of my childhood (it's the only one we have!)

La. Dept of CRT photo

Port Fourchon, Louisiana - it's where Louisianians fish.   Period.

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission photo

the Brown Pelican - our State Bird....and the only thing on our State Flag

Public domain

National Park Service photo by Rodney Cammauf: Everglades Wildlife Images


AP Photo - Gerald Herbert

Needless to say, I'm taking this personally. And so is everyone else there.

If you haven't already browsed the (aptly-named) Etsy store HelpTheGulfCoast - please do so.

It has been open for 12 days and 273 items have already sold. Please consider adding to the *sold* number.

As the name implies, its mission is to donate 100% of all the revenue it earns to helping with relief efforts in the region. See the store for more details: HelpTheGulfCoast

$1,000 has been donated to Oxfam America thus far - it's Gulf Coast Oil Spill Response Fund.

The store opened for business on June 4, thanks to the incredible efforts of Kate of flapperdoodle fame.  : )   A number of others are now involved in managing it.

A slew of us Etsy sellers have donated items to the cause - see the list on the Profile page. Vintage, handmade and supplies, so there's something for everyone!

And buyers within the US pay no shipping cost - it's paid by the donor.

I donated 2 vintage items - the pill box has sold, but the little marble box is still available - $14 and free shipping.

So please....

Visit. Browse. Buy.

And thank you!


  1. My heart goes out to you souls living this disaster. The people and the animals who's homes are in the gulf, and will be forever altered by the devastation this is bringing. Please know so many of us far away from the destruction are trying to do whatever we can to help aid the efforts.

    Everyone around the globe needs to pay attention to this and join in the effort, because it never should have been allowed to happen in the first place. What would you do if it were YOUR backyard?

    Thank you so much Laura, for sharing the significance of the connection this has with your home. And being one of the people to make a difference. God bless you and your family and keep you safe.

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. : )