It’s time to ’fess up! I know each and every one of you is a sucker for holiday décor around this time of year. It’s no secret that you feel a little bit giddy when you see those front lawn lights, plastic reindeers and Santas, and a Christmas tree through a window. I’m here to tell you that it is perfectly okay to love all of this! You’re probably thinking right now, “Oh no… I’m turning into my mother. Pretty soon there will be tinsel everywhere!” Haha, well, there is nothing wrong with that! (Let’s just not get too tinsel crazy.)
Staying festive, stylish, and not going overboard isn’t hard when you keep everything simple, bright, and absolutely adorable, which are three descriptions that perfectly capture one of the most lovely Etsy stores ever, The Blush Bazaar. If you’re looking to decorate any room in your home or even a dorm room, this store has you covered, especially during the holidays. Created by sister duo Melike and Tugba Bayram from NYC now living in New Jersey, these siblings produce darling tassel garlands, fringe piñatas, and garlands to tie around balloons. Their gorgeous products are absolutely unique to display in any place and have even been featured on Glamour.com for their stunning and ready-to-hang quality. Personally, we’re all for hanging them up anywhere and everywhere all year round! Check out our exclusive interview with the darling sisters of the Blush Bazaar, and get to know their inspiration, how they make these fun goodies, and what’s in store for their successful and growing Etsy shop.
Cliché: What made you two start the Blush Bazaar?
Melike and Tugba Bayram: We had originally started out creating handmade jewelry and tassel garlands, but when our tassels took off we had to put our jewelry to the side. We’ve always been pretty creative people, so we decided to pursue our passions and with positive reinforcement from family and friends, we opened our Etsy shop last year!
How/where do you find inspiration for the creation of your products?
We get our inspiration from everyday life! If we see a particular piece of jewelry, clothing item, or even a bouquet of flowers with beautiful colors, we’ll recreate it in the form of a garland or piñata. There’s inspiration everywhere if you know how to look for it.
What are your favorite pieces from the shop?
Our favorites are definitely the balloon garland tails. We love to bring them to any party or even as a birthday gift. They are just so bright and cheerful, and it’s hard not to smile when you have giant balloons in your face!
How do your customers use your products? Do you have any décor styles, ideas, etc?
There are sooo many ways to use tassel garlands! The opportunities are truly endless. A lot of our customers use their tassel garlands to decorate the dessert bars at their parties. Customers also love to use our giant balloon tails in engagement and wedding photoshoots; it really adds that extra touch to photos. Mothers use our tassel baby mobiles to decorate their baby’s nursery. Our garlands also make the perfect accent to office spaces, dorm rooms, and bedrooms!
Do you two have any exciting or upcoming surprises to share with us about the Blush Bazaar? Give us a hint! We’d totally love to know.
YES! This is the first time we’re publicly announcing that we’re working on a handcrafted jewelry collection with our father! Our father is bringing over 20 years of experience as a jeweler at some of the finest jewelers in NYC to Blush Bazaar. Our jewelry collection is going to be chic and trendy quality-handcrafted jewelry. We’re so excited!
Be sure to get your hands on some of your own Blush Bazaar paper goods at www.etsy.com/shop/BlushBazaar. Stay in the know as well with some of their creative and cute photos by following them on Instagram. For more information or to inquire about a product, email the sisters at [email protected]. Grab some tassel love this holiday season!
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Photo credit the Blush Bazaar