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Featured Shop: Belles & Ghosts

Aug 20, 2014

by MissySue Hanson

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

My name is MissySue, and I’m the photographer, designer and illustrator behind Belles & Ghosts – a shop for emotionally-driven home and living products. I live in a small town in the rural Midwest woodlands of Saint Clair, Missouri, where everyone knows each other and life is always hopeful. I’m the mother of a football-playing son and the fiance of a bearded man, and they support me in ways I could never repay.

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My shop is dedicated to memories, feelings and nostalgia; my inspiration comes from vintage-style camp, woodland and forest imagery, moody photography, and powerful words. I’ve spent much of my life camping near the river, immersed in the allure of literature and adventure, so it makes sense that these things are the underpinnings of my work.

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I’ve been a photographer since I was 15, but it wasn’t until a tragic event in my life that I realized it was now or never to pursue my small business dreams. So, I quit my full-time job at a local automotive factory and started Belles & Ghosts in my home studio.

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Right now, I’m working on re-branding my shop and taking a new direction for the production of some of my products. I recently debuted my Camp & Cabin pillow line, which is a collection of original illustrations that are locally printed using eco-friendly inks. I’m also in the process of setting up a new studio in what used to be a shoe factory in the early 1900s, located on Main Street in the heart of my small town. Outgrowing my small home studio space was an exciting realization that I’m on the road to fulfilling my dreams.

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None of my success would have been possible without Etsy and Etsy Wholesale. Etsy has given me opportunities I never could have dreamed possible, like participating in west elm pop-ups and meeting so many supportive people. The Etsy Teams I’m on have been a constant source of support and networking opportunities. It’s amazing to work together and help each other, spreading the love and connecting in a dream-affirming environment. I’m looking forward to what the future brings; no matter what direction my business takes, it’s going to be an amazing adventure.

Keep up with Belles & Ghosts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

All photographs by Belles & Ghosts.

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Be Wild and Wonder™ Fine Art Print // 8x10 Print // motivational // wall art // wall decor // inspirational quote //home decor // typography
Be Wild and Wonder™ Fine Art Print // 8x10 Print // motivational // wall art // wall decor // inspirational quote //home decor // typography
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Lyra Constellation Fine Art Print // astronomy print // wall art // constellation print // wall decor // minimalist // 8x10 print // stars
Lyra Constellation Fine Art Print // astronomy print // wall art // constellation print // wall decor // minimalist // 8x10 print // stars
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Zodiac Cancer Constellation Print // astronomy print // stars print // zodiac poster // 8x10 Print // wall art // wall decor // home goods
Zodiac Cancer Constellation Print // astronomy print // stars print // zodiac poster // 8x10 Print // wall art // wall decor // home goods
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$15.00 USD
Taurus Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac sign // 8x10 print // zodiac print // wall art // wall decor // astronomy // home decor
Taurus Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac sign // 8x10 print // zodiac print // wall art // wall decor // astronomy // home decor
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Stars Illustration 8x10 Print // fine art print // inspirational quote // typography // wall art // gifts for her // astronomy decor
Stars Illustration 8x10 Print // fine art print // inspirational quote // typography // wall art // gifts for her // astronomy decor
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$15.00 USD
Skull 8x10 Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // home goods // home decor // inspirational quote // gifts for her //motivational print
Skull 8x10 Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // home goods // home decor // inspirational quote // gifts for her //motivational print
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$10.00 USD
Libra Zodiac Constellation 8x10 Print // fine art print // stars // astronomy // wall art // wall decor // home decor // zodiac sign
Libra Zodiac Constellation 8x10 Print // fine art print // stars // astronomy // wall art // wall decor // home decor // zodiac sign
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$15.00 USD
Scorpio Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac sign // astronomy decor // nursery art // gifts for her // wall art // wall decor // stars
Scorpio Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac sign // astronomy decor // nursery art // gifts for her // wall art // wall decor // stars
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$15.00 USD
Inspiration Fine Art Print, Encouragement Print, Wall Art, Wall Decor, Illustration Print, Home Decor, Home Goods, Gifts for Her
Inspiration Fine Art Print, Encouragement Print, Wall Art, Wall Decor, Illustration Print, Home Decor, Home Goods, Gifts for Her
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Ship at Sea Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // illustration // home decor // home goods / black decor / ocean print / nursery print
Ship at Sea Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // illustration // home decor // home goods / black decor / ocean print / nursery print
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$10.00 USD
Anatomy Rib Cage and Heart Metallic Faux Gold Print, anatomical print, wall art, minimalist decor, 8x10 Print, gold decor, heart print
Anatomy Rib Cage and Heart Metallic Faux Gold Print, anatomical print, wall art, minimalist decor, 8x10 Print, gold decor, heart print
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Metallic Faux Gold Anatomy Print // skull print // gold skull print // wall art // minimalist decor // wall decor// 8x10 Print // gold decor
Metallic Faux Gold Anatomy Print // skull print // gold skull print // wall art // minimalist decor // wall decor// 8x10 Print // gold decor
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Aquarius Constellation Fine Art Print, Astronomy Print, Zodiac Print, Star Chart Print, Celestial Print , Astrology Print, Wall Art, Geekery
Aquarius Constellation Fine Art Print, Astronomy Print, Zodiac Print, Star Chart Print, Celestial Print , Astrology Print, Wall Art, Geekery
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Cygnus Constellation Fine Art Print, Astronomy Print, Galaxy Print, Star Chart Print, Celestial Print , Wall Art, Wall Decor, Geekery
Cygnus Constellation Fine Art Print, Astronomy Print, Galaxy Print, Star Chart Print, Celestial Print , Wall Art, Wall Decor, Geekery
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
House Fine Art Print, Nursery Decor, Children's Room Decor, Stars Print, Fairytale Print, Wall Art, Wall Decor,Illustration Print,Home Decor
House Fine Art Print, Nursery Decor, Children's Room Decor, Stars Print, Fairytale Print, Wall Art, Wall Decor,Illustration Print,Home Decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Shakespeare Skull Metallic Faux Gold Print, Anatomical Print, wall art, minimalist decor, 8x10 Print, gold decor, skull print, anatomy print
Shakespeare Skull Metallic Faux Gold Print, Anatomical Print, wall art, minimalist decor, 8x10 Print, gold decor, skull print, anatomy print
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Floral Typography Print // humor print // wall art // wall decor // minimalist // home decor // funny quote print // floral decor // flowers
Floral Typography Print // humor print // wall art // wall decor // minimalist // home decor // funny quote print // floral decor // flowers
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Adventure Fine Art Print // arrow print // wall art // wall decor // illustration // typography // home decor // calligraphy // arrow decor
Adventure Fine Art Print // arrow print // wall art // wall decor // illustration // typography // home decor // calligraphy // arrow decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Black Typography Inspirational Quote Print Fine Art Home Decor Home Wall Art Black and White Decor Minimalist Retro Mod Decor
Black Typography Inspirational Quote Print Fine Art Home Decor Home Wall Art Black and White Decor Minimalist Retro Mod Decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Orion Constellation Fine Art Print // astronomy print // constellation // home goods // home decor // wall art // wall decor // 8x10 print
Orion Constellation Fine Art Print // astronomy print // constellation // home goods // home decor // wall art // wall decor // 8x10 print
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$15.00 USD
Inspirational Quote Fine Art Print // typography print // wall art // wall decor // nursery art // bedroom decor // "rise and shine"
Inspirational Quote Fine Art Print // typography print // wall art // wall decor // nursery art // bedroom decor // "rise and shine"
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$10.00 USD
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Landscape Painting, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Landscape Painting, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
bellesandghosts
$25.00 USD
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Deer Painting, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Deer Painting, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
bellesandghosts
$25.00 USD
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Floral Painting, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Floral Painting, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
bellesandghosts
$25.00 USD
Still Life Floral Fine Art Photography 8x10 Print
Still Life Floral Fine Art Photography 8x10 Print
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Fine Art Print // illustration // 8x10 print // wall art // wall decor // home decor // "the mountains are calling" // illustration
Fine Art Print // illustration // 8x10 print // wall art // wall decor // home decor // "the mountains are calling" // illustration
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$10.00 USD
Alligator Photography Wall Art 8x10 Animal Photography Fine Art Home Decor Nature Black and White Photography
Alligator Photography Wall Art 8x10 Animal Photography Fine Art Home Decor Nature Black and White Photography
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$12.00 USD
Illustration Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // nursery art // wall art // wall decor // home decor // gifts for her // children's room decor
Illustration Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // nursery art // wall art // wall decor // home decor // gifts for her // children's room decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Calligraphy Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // laurel banner // illustration // minimalist decor // "welcome home" // home decor
Calligraphy Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // laurel banner // illustration // minimalist decor // "welcome home" // home decor
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$10.00 USD
Nursery Decor 8x10 Fine Art Print // mischief // illustration // children's decor // wall art // wall decor // nursery art // children's art
Nursery Decor 8x10 Fine Art Print // mischief // illustration // children's decor // wall art // wall decor // nursery art // children's art
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$10.00 USD
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Rose Floral Illustration Fine Art Print // floral decor // garden // gifts for her // wall art // wall decor // illustrated print // flowers
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$15.00 USD
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$10.00 USD
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Ocean Illustration Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // house art // wall art // wall decor // home decor // nursery art // illustration print
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$10.00 USD
Our Delightful Home Print Metallic Finish Illustrated 8x10 Fine Art Print for Home and Wall Decor
Our Delightful Home Print Metallic Finish Illustrated 8x10 Fine Art Print for Home and Wall Decor
bellesandghosts
$17.00 USD
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Metallic Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // metallic decor // inspirational quote // stars // wall art // nursery art // nursery decor
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
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Bakery Illustration Fine Art Print // kitchen art // wall art // kitchen decor // cake print // wall decor // gifts for her // bakery print
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$10.00 USD
Arrow & Wings Fine Art Print, Wings Print, Arrow Print, Wall art, Wall decor, Illustration Print, Home Decor, Home Goods, Boho Decor
Arrow & Wings Fine Art Print, Wings Print, Arrow Print, Wall art, Wall decor, Illustration Print, Home Decor, Home Goods, Boho Decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Mountains Fine Art Print // illustration // woodland decor // nature decor // wall art // 8x10 print // landscape // wall decor //home decor
Mountains Fine Art Print // illustration // woodland decor // nature decor // wall art // 8x10 print // landscape // wall decor //home decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
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Lighthouse 8x10 Fine Art Print // wall art // wall decor // illustration // home decor // home goods // beach decor // black decor
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Feathers Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // wall art // wall decor // home decor // bedroom decor // feather decor // chalkboard art
Feathers Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // wall art // wall decor // home decor // bedroom decor // feather decor // chalkboard art
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Fish Skeleton Metallic Faux Gold Fine Art Print // anatomy print // wall art // minimalist decor // wall decor // fish decor //gold decor
Fish Skeleton Metallic Faux Gold Fine Art Print // anatomy print // wall art // minimalist decor // wall decor // fish decor //gold decor
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
French Vintage Style Fine Art Print // Monsieur // wall art // gifts for him // minimalist decor // typography // wall sign // this way
French Vintage Style Fine Art Print // Monsieur // wall art // gifts for him // minimalist decor // typography // wall sign // this way
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
French Vintage Style Fine Art Print // Mademoiselle // wall art // gifts for her // minimalist decor // typography // wall sign // this way
French Vintage Style Fine Art Print // Mademoiselle // wall art // gifts for her // minimalist decor // typography // wall sign // this way
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
New York Subway Typography Sign Art Print Bus Roll Poster // modern home decor // wall art // minimalist decor // New York Print
New York Subway Typography Sign Art Print Bus Roll Poster // modern home decor // wall art // minimalist decor // New York Print
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Adventure 8x10 Print // fine art print // wall art // wall decor // rustic decor // woodland decor // home decor // gifts for him
Adventure 8x10 Print // fine art print // wall art // wall decor // rustic decor // woodland decor // home decor // gifts for him
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Nursery Art 8x10 Print // nursery decor // inspirational quote // wall art // wall decor // children's room decor // typography // retro
Nursery Art 8x10 Print // nursery decor // inspirational quote // wall art // wall decor // children's room decor // typography // retro
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Minimalist Green and Orange Home Decor Berries & Leaves Still Life Fine Art Photography Wall Art Botanical Print Nature Photography
Minimalist Green and Orange Home Decor Berries & Leaves Still Life Fine Art Photography Wall Art Botanical Print Nature Photography
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Green and Brown Home Decor Acorn Group Still Life 8x10 Fine Art Photography Wall Art Woodland Print Naturalist Photography Autumn Home Decor
Green and Brown Home Decor Acorn Group Still Life 8x10 Fine Art Photography Wall Art Woodland Print Naturalist Photography Autumn Home Decor
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Monarch Butterfly 8x10 Fine Art Nature Photography Print
Monarch Butterfly 8x10 Fine Art Nature Photography Print
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Floral Still Life 8x10 Fine Art Photography Print
Floral Still Life 8x10 Fine Art Photography Print
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Rose Floral Still Life Fine Art Photography 8 x10 Print
Rose Floral Still Life Fine Art Photography 8 x10 Print
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Floral Still Life 8x10 Fine Art Photography Print
Floral Still Life 8x10 Fine Art Photography Print
bellesandghosts
$12.00 USD
Home Fine Art Print // oh darling // wall art // wall decor // minimalist decor // typography print // house illustration // let's stay home
Home Fine Art Print // oh darling // wall art // wall decor // minimalist decor // typography print // house illustration // let's stay home
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Painting, Portrait, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
Giclee Fine Art Print, Fine Art, Painting, Portrait, Wall Decor, Wall Art, Home Decor, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, 8x10
bellesandghosts
$25.00 USD
Big Dipper Fine Art Print // Ursa Major // constellation // astronomy // giclee print // wall art // wall decor // gifts for her /home decor
Big Dipper Fine Art Print // Ursa Major // constellation // astronomy // giclee print // wall art // wall decor // gifts for her /home decor
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Leo Zodiac Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac print // 8x10 print // wall art // wall decor // astronomy // home decor // "gifts"
Leo Zodiac Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac print // 8x10 print // wall art // wall decor // astronomy // home decor // "gifts"
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Virgo Zodiac Sign Constellation Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // wall art // astronomy decor // home decor // gifts for her // astronomy
Virgo Zodiac Sign Constellation Fine Art Print // 8x10 print // wall art // astronomy decor // home decor // gifts for her // astronomy
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Anatomy Wings Metallic Faux Gold Print, Anatomical Print, wall art, minimalist decor, 8x10 Print, gold decor, angel wings, anatomy print
Anatomy Wings Metallic Faux Gold Print, Anatomical Print, wall art, minimalist decor, 8x10 Print, gold decor, angel wings, anatomy print
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD
Typography Print // inspirational quote // wall art // minimalist decor // believe // wall decor // modern art // home decor //gifts for her
Typography Print // inspirational quote // wall art // minimalist decor // believe // wall decor // modern art // home decor //gifts for her
bellesandghosts
$10.00 USD
Gemini Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac sign // astronomy // wall art // giclee print // minimalist decor // gifts for her // stars
Gemini Constellation Fine Art Print // zodiac sign // astronomy // wall art // giclee print // minimalist decor // gifts for her // stars
bellesandghosts
$15.00 USD

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