Showing posts with label Etsy Favorites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Etsy Favorites. Show all posts

Thursday, July 26, 2012

July Etsy Favorites // Paper Goods

There seems to be no shortage of beautifully designed and printed paper goods on Etsy, and I honestly think I could put together a post on pretty paper goods every week. Hand-pressed cards (and more!) feel like such novelties to me, and for a number of reasons:

1. My sister and I were at Target getting cards for my dad's and grandfather's birthdays and my parents and grandparent's anniversaries and had the hardest time finding quality cards, which for me, consists of two things- well placed design/typography and an appropriate or meaningful message. Perhaps design takes a slight level of importance over the message, because I know can write something meaningful inside. 

2. I'm not going to get on a soapbox and preach about how technology is taking over our social lives, because when I'm being honest with myself, I can't imagine life without my MacBook or iPhone or Kindle or Facebook or email. A handwritten note, whether it be a thank-you or birthday, mailed or hand-delivered, has so much sentimental value in a world where it's free, fast, and easy to type an impersonal message and hit send.

Anyone who denies the small rush of excitement when getting a card in the mail has either never gotten one or has only ever received the unrealistically cute and mass-produced kitten kind. Remember that.

Hope you enjoy these picks! My personal favorite? The calling card. So very Regency England. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Etsy Favorites: Playful Jewelry

One of my favorite things about Etsy is that you never know what you're going to happen across. It may take a lot of digging, but once you come across something unique and handmade, it becomes completely worth it. Most of these little baubles look like they came straight out of Anthropolgie. This month's picks from Etsy are my personal favorite, jewelry. Next month, I'm thinking paper goods!

Necklaces: 1//2//3//4
Bracelets: 1//2
Earrings: 1//2

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Etsy: Decor Favorites

I'm a huge fan of Etsy. I love browsing through jewelry and home decor, but sometimes it seems like searching for a needle in a haystack. Aesthetically pleasing and quality items seem to be the minority. Often I feel like I'm looking through an online flea market, which is essentially what Etsy is. While the thrill of the hunt is fun, it does seem to get monotonous, so I've decided to create a little collection of my favorite home decor items. I'm in the process of coming up with ideas to decorate my bedroom in my new apartment next year, and am confident that at least a few of these items will end up in my room. Hope you enjoy!

1//Tissue Tassel Garland- Electric Love//The Flair Exchange
2//Ooh La La Pillow//Alexandra Ferguson
4//Kirie Clock//Decoy Lab
5//Large Lucite Serving Tray//Tilly Maison
6//Wooden Makeup Organizer//Less & More
8//Love Letters//Twisted Twig
9//Salt & Pepper Jars//Paulova Ceramics
10//Vintage Brass Giraffe//Pine and Main