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Etsy Take Five Tuesday {only it’s 10 this week}

November 25, 2008

I feel like there are so many great shops on Etsy right now that to simply mention 5 is not enough today. I’m going for 10 if that’s okay with you (just for today!). Plus it’s a short work week, I’m taking Thursday and Friday off so I can give you a little extra since you’ll have to go without for a few days… Ah, it’s okay though! Logging off of the internet for a bit is super beneficial — I think we all should ‘step away from the web’ for at least one day now and then. I’m stepping away Thursday, Friday, and all day Saturday and maybe even Sunday because I haven’t done that in a very long while and I feel like there is this need to do so. I’ve been feeling super inspired lately but like many of you, have lacked follow through so I plan to jump on some of my projects while I’m not blogging… I am very excited to take a brief pause you know? Can you relate to this need to step back for a few days and unleash your creativity? No Facebook, no email, nothing… I can’t wait. But I’ll have to wait… because it’s time for Etsy Take Five Tuesday! I’ve promised you 10 shops today so how ’bout I stop talking and let you start looking and clicking around. Ready? Go!

1. Lost Teeth – The art of Seattle based Natalia Czajkiewicz features slightly edgy illustrations of worldly girls on the go. I love the strong lines and colors. ::website::

2. Sound Revolution – This body of work by an Australian graphic designer and illustrator is inspired by the conflicting and harmonious relationships that the urban environment has with the natural world. I find this an interesting theme and enjoy seeing some of the stags here and there. Stags are everywhere lately, especially in stores in Germany. Is it the same in America at the moment? Stags as a motif?

3. Ice Cream Social – This is the candy shop for those with a paper goods craving. You’ll really swoon for these beautiful lick-your-fingers designs. ::Ice Cream Social Blog::

4. New Fashioned Whispers – I found this shop over at Melissa Loves today, and the moment I saw the snowflake earrings that Melissa featured I purchased them because they are delightful for winter and very Anthropologie without the often high price tag. This shop has gorgeous jewelry with an old fashioned twist, so girly, some art decor pieces, and they are affordable — especially if you compare them with what you find at some of our favorite retail chain stores. Eek! Thanks for the tip, Melissa! (she always finds the sweetest things.)

5. Naoko’s Stoop – “Aw…” That’s the first word that came out of my mouth the second I opened the page of this darling little etsy shop. Naoka was born in Tokyo (hence this gorgeous style she has) and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. Great work, especially her pieces on wood.

6. Track and Field Designs – This is one of my favorite little crafty shops and I’m constantly doing an online drive by to see if Sasha has listed anything new. Well this time I scored because I found a few newish things that I like, sweet to add in gift packs for friends or to give to your nieces (or okay, yourself).

7. Fiery Eyed – Oh Jenifer Altman, what you do to me! She is such a beam of light, wow. Her work always impresses me, with every new photo I’m amazed. More Jenifer here on her ::website:: or her blog ::Nectar and Light::

8. Shup(G) – Lydia Wong loves a good charm necklace, she makes so many creative ones too! Lydia is offering a 10% discount until December 15, 2008 on purchases totaling $50 and above. She will amend the invoice once she receives notification of your purchase. Charmed, I’m sure!

9. Nancy Tobin – Nancy’s paintings are wild, imaginative, magical… and so colorful! I can envision one of? prints in a very modern white space or even an artsy colorful apartment against painted walls in bold jewel tones like midnight blue or purple. Her work can fit into so many different decors. Nancy has been an artist for many years, her illustrations have appeared in magazines and children’s books, she has designed toys for Hasbro and graphic design for Herman Miller. Quite a lady! More of Nancy here::Nancy Tobin Blog:: or ::website::

10. Finest Imaginary – Super fun laser cut acrylic necklaces, can you resist this tea necklace? I thought not. So cute with a dress like this one

How was that round up? What did you like best? Any new to you?

(images from shops linked above)


  • Reply Shanon November 25, 2008 at 6:25 pm

    10? 10! Yay! =)
    I have some Sound Revolution worked faved over on Etsy. Love the bluey one.
    Ice Cream Social– Can a name get any cuter??? Love it!
    New Fashioned Whispers has insanely gorgeous product photos. Wow!
    And I really really want Jennifer’s calendar. It’s a MUST HAVE. Like, must have it yesterday already!
    I would also really like that cute apple necklace… yummy!

    Shanons last blog post: Seats

  • Reply Diane November 25, 2008 at 6:52 pm

    Yay for the extra-long list! Some of my current favorites AND some great new shops I hadn’t encountered yet. This makes me excited to do some holiday shopping!

    Dianes last blog post: A giveaway! A giveaway!

  • Reply stacy di November 25, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I love the snowflake earrings the best…if I HAD to choose just one. wonderful finds as usual!

  • Reply Nadine November 25, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Did I already mention that I love your “take 5 tuesdays”? Nope? I DO!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente November 25, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    YAY! YAY! 10! YAY! :) I LOVE these picks hun and some super new ones for me! I love those necklaces in SHUP(G), how fun! Those deer prints, Jen of course, Track and Field and…well! I loved them all! Thank you so much for this awesome round up, have a beautiful Thanksgiving/time off from blogland(I totally understand the need to stand back sometimes) and thank you, you sweet, sweet doll, for the shout out! :)
    ps I am so glad you got those earrings, they will look stunning on you! :)

  • Reply Diana November 25, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Beautiful choices, Holly! Those brooches by Track and Field designs are adorable!

    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

    Dianas last blog post: Great Art Site Feature!

  • Reply Interior Designers Perth November 26, 2008 at 12:08 am

    Great roundup. Personally I like Naoko?s Stoop for the drawing style, Track and Field Designs for their cute birds, and Nancy Tobin flower fusion.
    Etsy is a great way for creative people to showcase and make money from their creativity.

  • Reply goshery November 26, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Great list . . . so many fun shops to check out! I’m a big fan of Naoko’s Stoop as well; her art is so adorable. Enjoy your nice, long, webfree weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving!

    gosherys last blog post: Treasury!

  • Reply Judith * Felicity Crew November 26, 2008 at 5:41 am

    All these shops are new to me! Pretty awesome collection and amazing art! I’m off to choose something for my Christmas wishlist right now…

    Thanks for that great round up! 10 was definitely better than 5 :)

    Judith * Felicity Crews last blog post: Take care – 5×7 print

  • Reply Maureen November 26, 2008 at 8:43 am

    FinestImagery just got two sales from me.

    Fun list.

    Maureens last blog post: Amazing Free Images

  • Reply Kim Lawler November 26, 2008 at 8:54 am

    Thanks for featuring my teapot necklace :)

  • Reply nichole November 26, 2008 at 9:42 am

    These are all fantastic! Love your finds.

    nicholes last blog post: Our Little Video

  • Reply lydia November 26, 2008 at 10:44 am

    thanks for featuring me, love your blog! I’m a fan :)

    lydias last blog post: NECKLACE – PURR white wooden cat Pink crystal flower Brass birdie

  • Reply Tabitha (From Single to Married) November 26, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Fabulous!! These will come in handy as I’m doing Christmas shopping. :)

    Tabitha (From Single to Married)s last blog post: I Have a Confession – Make-up Must-Haves

  • Reply susie November 26, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    wow! you find the greatest things! There is so much on ETSY now…i really feel like I’m missing things. So thanks for helping me navigate through!

  • Reply Miss B. November 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Lost teeth makes me smile both the name and work:) Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply carrie November 26, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Great shops! I love to find new shops especially on ETSY. Thanks for sharing!

    carries last blog post: Just in Time for the Holidays

  • Reply jasmine November 26, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    thank you so much for the etsy lists every tuesday- it makes it so much easier for me to add new favourites every week without having to do all the looking myself! i just started reading your blog not too long ago when you were the etsy featured buyer- and now i’ve got you bookmarked. :) thanks for all the wonderful inspiration & happy thanksgiving.

    jasmines last blog post: velvet berry earrings

  • Reply cecile/detour2mode November 27, 2008 at 8:16 am

    wow thanks for sharing..i love the teapot one!

    cecile/detour2modes last blog post: Bon plan Gap

  • Reply rebecca November 28, 2008 at 8:04 am

    I don’t know about America, but stags are definately big here in the UK at the moment! Especially when it comes to Christmas decorations and greetings cards!

    Great post, as always :)

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