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June 30, 2009

Welcome to this week’s installment of Etsy Take Five Tuesdays! Today you’ll notice a slight theme: Vintage Charm. Whether it’s an old bear or a classic typewriter, a poster with an old-fashioned feel, or a bunch of 60s Science books you’ll no doubt find this blast from the past fun & inspirational. And as a bonus, I’ve added a 6th shop for you to visit. It’s a tiny one and has little to do with the vintage theme but hey, I’m not want to stay between the lines!

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Artist and illustrator Melody Sea from The Dark Tree in London is currently working on a series of paintings focused on lost and abandoned vintage toys. “I am fascinated by how much personality toys can have especially as they get older and I love to imagine their histories and all the adventures they’ve had before they came to me,” Melody says. I was excited to learn that she also offers custom portraits so if you have a beloved toy you’d like captured forever on canvas just let her know.

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Vintology is a sweet vintage shop who currently has an even sweeter white typewriter in stock (works great, they say), a set of 10 vintage deer glasses, packs of vintage paper for your crafty projects and a great set of 60s Science books in dreamy pale blue with hints of lemon on the spine – yum. There are more great things in this shop, but I thought I’d share the four that I’d considering purchasing either for myself or as a present. I love Science and old books so these beauties are calling my name… they’d look gorgeous on a bookcase.

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If you love letterpress posters with hopeful and optimistic themes then Roll & Tumble Press in Arkansas may just be your new favorite. Their bio is written so perfectly that I can’t help but share the whole sha-bang, “Charming painter turned letterpress printer + Art school dropout turned tattoo artist bond over a love of music, quirky collections and dusty junk shops — and one, big, drafty house, three rescue dogs, and a chance meeting with a true old time printer — Roll & Tumble Press is born.” They’ve been all over blogland but never in an Etsy Take Five roundup so I’m sharing them here today for those of you who may haven’t heard of them already. Enjoy!

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How about a second vintage seller to add to your list this week? Meet Vintage Jane in Pennsylvania who specializes in charming finds for babies and kids. I like her current selection of letters, jars, kids chairs and girl pillows and can imagine parents who really dig this retro look will really like her finds. The little lamp reminds me of Victoria at SFGirlByBay!

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While I’m at it, let’s add a third vintage shop to the mix. This time it’s Extra Virgin Home owned by sisters Kate and Allison who live in Santa Monica and share a passion for hunting flea markets in search of vintage home finds. They both worked for the original Shabby Chic so of course, they soaked in all that style and experience turning Extra Virgin Home into a special spot for them to now showcase their own personal style of casual and vintage living. I love the blue wood crate for the kitchen, I’d put all of my glass water bottles in it. The metal boxes stacked near the sofa is a cute look but I’d use mine in the office beneath my desk for extra storage.

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And a 6th find this week, what I like to call the bonus seller that I like to occasionally surprise you with. Meet The Makers. A very small shop that only has log pillows but they’re too cute to pass by despite their teeny tiny inventory. Grab one while they last, and if they are gone then Etsy mail them for more.

(images linked to sources above)


  • Reply Jillian June 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Great finds this week, Holly. And I enjoyed how the images you curated from each shop felt like they all belonged together as well.
    .-= Jillian´s last blog ..Etsy Inspiration – Cherry Red =-.

  • Reply Deb/Blue Sky Pottery June 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Great finds!
    .-= Deb/Blue Sky Pottery´s last blog ..Rice bowl and Teacup in black and white =-.

  • Reply Dee Wilcox June 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Love this week’s vintage theme! I was actually eyeing that white typewriter from Vintology the other day. I have to confess I’m a little bit obsessed with vintage typewriters lately. I got a little too excited and ordered two already (one blue, one grey), but so would love that one otherwise.
    .-= Dee Wilcox´s last blog ..Featured Artist: Dianne Poinski =-.

  • Reply nan lawson June 30, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    lovely finds this week, i look forward to your take five tuesday every week!
    .-= nan lawson´s last blog ..Palm and Fountain – Lomography Fine Art 5 x 7 Photographic Collage Print – Free Shipping =-.

  • Reply Amylee June 30, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Great pillows, i love the concept.
    .-= Amylee´s last blog ..Marni, du POPier peint pour cet été =-.

  • Reply Cracking Good June 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Love the girl head pillows…cute and creepy in the best way possible.
    .-= Cracking Good´s last blog ..Shopping Etsy: Vintage glasses =-.

  • Reply Cindy June 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    These are great. I was wondering why that deer looked familiar, I was thinking of SFGirlByBay too!
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..Poem for Tuesday: Dream Variations by Langston Hughes =-.

  • Reply mary June 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Eeek. This might be my favorite one yet. Those little paintings are adorable, and all these vintage finds are making my head explode! :)
    .-= mary´s last blog .. =-.

  • Reply French furniture June 30, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Lovely photos. Really nice post. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Paper InStyle June 30, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    The Makers! I really like the giant friendly log.
    .-= Paper InStyle´s last blog ..custom elephant birthday invitations. set of 10 =-.

  • Reply Claire June 30, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I love those Dark Tree paintings! A custom one would make such a lovely gift.
    .-= Claire´s last blog ..Thoughts on the eve of a college graduation =-.

  • Reply Inventing Weddings June 30, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I like the cameras and accompanying framed print from Roll and Tumble Press. What a great way to display vintage finds.
    .-= Inventing Weddings´s last blog ..A Little Bird Told Me =-.

  • Reply Annie May June 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, I love Vintage Jane. That lamp is adorable:-)
    .-= Annie May´s last blog ..Don’t be Scared to be Bold! =-.

  • Reply blue bicicletta June 30, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Great collection—I love the teddies The Dark Tree, and all of the words and letters are great!
    .-= blue bicicletta´s last blog ..Mushroom =-.

  • Reply Brittany Lauren June 30, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    cute.. Cute… CUTE! love those pillows! inspiring post.
    .-= Brittany Lauren´s last blog ..Hello, Friend =-.

  • Reply vanessa joie June 30, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    GREAT finds this week!
    .-= vanessa joie´s last blog ..monday favourites =-.

  • Reply Design Healing June 30, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I love them all and love the theme. Thanks!
    .-= Design Healing´s last blog ..So Loving… Carol Maguire Home =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente June 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    SO many great shops! Thank you for all of these hun and man I want one of everything( but, especially the little log pillow) :)

  • Reply Rebecca June 30, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I love the artwork of the vintage teddy bears. They are so charming. If my children were still babies, I would consider putting a couple of them up around the room. I also love the vintage shops you posted about. So many great finds and all in a very accessible location. Thanks for doing the research for us!
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Shades of Light Giveaway! =-.

  • Reply *SNY July 1, 2009 at 3:56 am

    Such gorgeous paintings!

  • Reply Tricia McKellar July 1, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Wonderful selection Holly! Those girl head pillows are sweet! :)
    .-= Tricia McKellar´s last blog ..Sea Urchins, 30×30 Fine Art Photograph by Tricia McKellar (2896) =-.

  • Reply Kiersten Hathcock July 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    As usual, I love your picks!!
    .-= Kiersten Hathcock´s last blog ..Pregnancy and Newborn Magazine: The Sequel! =-.

  • Reply andrea daquino July 4, 2009 at 9:33 am

    those are so much fun, great finds, as always!

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