1 year anniversay on etsy and the return of the flea

April 16, 2009 |  Category:   the biz


It’s our Etsy anniversary which means that a year ago today we opened up shop for online orders. Etsy was initially supposed to be a temporary venue until we had our own website outfitted with e-commerce but it’s been so good to us that we’ve decided to keep it open. We quietly passed the day that we officially consider our first day of business, April 6th which was the first day of the Brooklyn Flea, but the Flea is returning this Saturday, April 18th to what it supposed to be warm and sunny weather. Last year at the inaugural opening, it was damn chilly and we froze our butts off, but it was such a memorable day. I still remember the very first sale that we made to our first customer not long after doors opened. I practically jumped up and down and hugged the poor unsuspecting guy. In related news, we had a nice mention in this New York Magazine article about food at the Flea.

So to celebrate this month of anniversaries we’re hosting a giveaway to our beloved blog readers. 2 people, chosen at random, will win their choice of 3 products or one of our Classic or Herbs & Spices gift boxes. Just leave a comment, any comment. Winners will be picked next Monday. **Note, my friend just reminded me that yes, the giveaway is only open to US folks – we are so sorry that international shipping isn’t cheaper or faster.

Oh, and yes, the lemongrass marshmallows are finally in the shops, new photos and all.

UPDATE: Winners announced! Many thanks to all who entered and congrats to our winners Jackie and Darleen!


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  • QQ April 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm


    I love your sweets and will be stopping by the Flea this Sunday weekend.

  • Katya April 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Congrats on a year. I would love to try your sweets…… Love -your cousin Katya

  • linda April 16, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    congrats! love your sweets and blog. 🙂

  • janie April 16, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Hey! I was there at the first Brklyn Flea. Yes, froze my butt off too. I love your cookies!

  • Stella April 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I just want to add: kudos on all the comments and followers! This is so inspiring, encouraging, and wonderful for W&S!

  • Alice April 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Can’t wait to try the sweets at the flea!

  • payal April 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog the past several months.

  • lori April 16, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    woohoo! yay for 1 year! 🙂

  • Grace April 16, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Happy Anniversary. I really enjoy reading your blog, eating your treats and giving them away as gifts.

  • marc April 16, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    ooooh. decor8 turned me on to your sweets. ordering a whole slew right this second!

  • abigail April 16, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    thanks for picking me! (if you happen to…)

  • Jaeyoung April 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Congratulations!! I’m such a fan of your site. Love your treats! Your kids are adorable! =)

  • selkie April 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I swear my 21 year old son just moved home because he knows I get your sweets now and again….
    May your next year be even better than the first!!

  • Leslye April 16, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Chocolate marshmallows? Homemade marshmallows? Are you serious? Oh, my!

    Thanks for bringing a smile to my day!

  • Kelly April 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    congratulations. you folks make wonderful treats. the chocolate orange cardamom cookies are especially delicious. 🙂

  • Jackie April 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Congratulations! Have been reading your blog for ages, can’t believe it’s only been a year!

  • Luzann April 16, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Happy anniversary! You are a terrific online store and I enjoy your products very much.

  • Lola April 16, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    happy anni! I was wondering what the 100+ comments were all about! Fabulous idea and fabulous treats! xo

  • Anya April 16, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations and thanks for the chance.

  • laura April 16, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Oh, super exciting!!! You have done SO much in a year! Congratulations!!

  • Nichola April 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Congrats. Thanks for the chance. Great job on the photography.

  • Emily April 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Well done you all!

  • christina April 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations on your first year and all the success! I’ve been meaning to buy a bunch of stuff from your shop, but I’m kind of scared because I know once I start I’ll never be able to stop! 🙂

    Happy Anniversary!

  • amber April 16, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Congrats on a successful 1st year! Heres to hoping Whimsy and Spice continues to prosper and the second anniversary is even better! 🙂

  • Melissa April 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and eating your delicious goodies!

  • ~Michelle @ Women Who Win April 16, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Wow, a year on Etsy– that’s great! I hope business is going well and continues to prosper you. 🙂 –Michelle, blogattoday [^at) gmaildotcom

  • amandasue April 16, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Yay on your etsyversary! And those lemongrass marshmallows sound interesting and yummy! 🙂

  • Jill R April 16, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Great giveaway! One year is impressive Good Work!

  • amber April 16, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    congrats and wishing you many wonderful years to come! your products look fabulous!

  • nfmgirl April 16, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Congratulations on your anniversary! Wow! I LOVE your store! I’ve marked you as a favorite and am going to come back and check it out more thoroughly later. That herb and spice box looks yummy, and the lemongrass/ginger marshmallows intriguing!

  • Gabriel April 16, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    congratulations! i’m back in mid may so i will stop by the flea then to get more whiskey cookies. i’m in sf treating myself to tartine bakery constantly. have you guys ever been? it’s my favorite bakery of all time…

  • anna April 16, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    congratulations! hope that all your endeavors continue with success! would love to taste your goodies^^

  • Liz April 16, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Congrats! I love your blog and your sweets.

  • Lisa April 16, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Congrats on your Etsy anniversary! I just finished the last of my goodies from you, so I really hope I win 🙂 The espresso brownies are delicious plus you get the caffeine boost, but the hazelnut chocolate whisky sandwich cookies are TO DIE FOR!! Ohhh…now I’m hungry!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • titi April 16, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats from Garfield Place!

  • Suzie April 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Many Congrats! You guys are an inspiration!

  • melanie April 16, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Congrats – I would LOVE to win -everything looks delicious!

  • Denise April 16, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    All your creations look very yummy!


  • kathleen April 16, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    congrats! may your business continue to grow and bless your family beyond your expectations! 🙂

  • Laura F April 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Well done the both of you! The photos you include are fantastic!

  • Beth April 16, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Congratulations to you. Best of luck to Brooklyn Fle

  • Christine April 16, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations on reaching the 1-year mark!

  • The Green Yak on Etsy April 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Happy Etsy anniversary! I’m so hungry now after browsing around the shop. . .

  • Deb K April 16, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Congrats on a great year! Hope you have many more! Thanks for this great giveaway 🙂

  • cindi April 16, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    yes congrats and thanks for updating so frequently. i always get excited to see ur posts and to see what mia and claudine are up to!

  • hallie April 17, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Happy Anniversary!!! Your blog is a joy. Cheers!

  • amy p April 17, 2009 at 12:22 am

    wow! congrats on your 100th. I still have a ways to go. love to be entered.

  • donna April 17, 2009 at 12:31 am

    my fingers are crossed.

  • carina April 17, 2009 at 1:47 am

    And many more years to come!

  • sarah April 17, 2009 at 2:02 am

    cheers! Here’s to a great year and another already started!

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