Sunday, February 1, 2009

I *Love* Etsy!

I'm supposed to be studying for a test and working on a drawing. Instead, I'm sitting on Chris' couch with his laptop, half-watching the Superbowl (mostly for the commercials). Even though I have alllllll of that going on, I thought I'd share a few of my very favorite Etsy finds. If you aren't familiar with Etsy, it is a website that allows individual sellers to sell handmade and vintage goods. There are some seriously talented people out there. Here are just a few of the wonderful things you can find on Etsy.
Here we go!

(Click on any of the pictures to go to the shop where it can be found.)

This purple owl lamp stole my heart. If I had $100 to throw away, it would be mine. Also, how cute is that little red dog?

I want it over my couch so baaaaaaad! This is a hand printed replica of a WWII era poster by sfgirlbybay (whose blog I also frequent). It makes me wish I was English. There are lots of pretty colors available.

Prints from AshleyG make me happy... especially this one. Loooook at that moustache! So cute. Speaking of moustaches....

This little Moustache Man bag is so precious and funny. And can you really ever have enough bags? Make sure you check out the Robot bag, too.

These are hand screen-printed votive candle holders. I am obsessed with all the colors and patterns. The Ferris wheel is by far my favorite, but I wish I could have one of each!

I saw this necklace last week and ever since I have had an itchy "add to cart" finger. It's just so pretty. Also, I think I saw it the same day as I watched The Secret Life of Bees, so that could have something to do with the bee theme. This shop has LOTS of gorgeous jewelry.

These photographs of miniature worlds by James Spicer are tiny little pieces of joy. I love how dainty they all look. The photographs themselves are even small. I just love them.

And then there's The Black Apple, whose prints just make me so happy. This is probably my favorite shop on all of Etsy. I would cover a whole room in these if I could. Her blog is also a favorite.

Okay, I think that's all for now. Enjoy your Etsy-ing!


Rischa said...

I made a "Keep Calm & Carry On" poster in Photoshop because I loved them so much, but was too broke to buy one. I made it several months ago, but haven't printed it. You're welcome to have the file if you'd like. I'm planning to print in 4 colors and hang them in a group. There's a web site that tells the story of the poster, but I'm sure you know it already. Anyway, holler if you want the file.

Bibbi's Boggled Bloggle (say that three times fast) said...

I love the colors of the owl and poodle. I also like the mustache bag. All of the paintings are very interesting, I wouldn't mind having one of everything, but I especially like the little house in the blue jar. You found some good stuff. I have just recently starting looking at Etsy. Fun place to go window shopping.