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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

November 24, 2009

UPDATE: The first two shops (same seller) have been removed per the shop owners request. I’ve updated this post to include two new sellers, enjoy!

It’s Tuesday! Yes, already! I feel sometimes that the gap between Tuesdays gets slimmer and slimmer – where does the time go? And can you believe that we’re so quickly moving into 2010? When I was talking to my friend about this last night we both agreed — it doesn’t feel like holiday time yet, we’re both in agreement that it still feels like Autumn here or that we’re at the beginning of October still. Frankly, I’m not sure where Autumn went this year. What about you? Same thing? As our streets are preparing for the big Christmas markets here to open tomorrow morning, I’m still thinking of pumpkin pie and leather jackets — not wool hats and mittens. Okay so enough about the weather… let’s talk about Etsy shops and who is on the decor8 radar this week. Ready to check out the top shops today?

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Julianna Bright has some colorful and imaginative prints in her shop – bright, just like her last name!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Bloomsong has some gorgeous hand printed textiles from Paris along with a little vintage fabric too, you’ll like them I’m sure of it. :)

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

White Owl is a collaboration between two sisters who love vintage finds and their grandmother’s jewelry box and pull together some rather lovely pieces of jewelry.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Roddy and Ginger, who I’ve blogged about before, recently opened a new shop on etsy. Yay! I love their folksy Scandinavian aesthetic and pretty things for the home.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Imagine Studio in Montreal is so very unique and surreal, her digital collages are mesmerizing…

(images linked to their sources above)


  • Reply karin November 24, 2009 at 7:11 am

    wow, zooo mooi!

  • Reply karin November 24, 2009 at 7:15 am

    i mean Beautiful :) sorry mixed up the englisch with the goobeligook dutch!
    realised yesterday i have a thing for birds. i’ve got several silver, gold and colorful w/ lots of feather stuck around the iron frame of a vintage mirror. I buy new ones, then realise i have lots already :)

  • Reply Mary November 24, 2009 at 8:07 am

    These are all such beautiful shops! Painted White took me back to my childhood when I noticed a statue (the one of the girl with her hands over her ears) that is identical to the one my aunt had. I used to stare at it for hours and make up all kinds of stories about it when I was little.
    Thanks for introducing me to this shop!

  • Reply Katie - Coco Målé November 24, 2009 at 8:19 am

    you are right – the images by Imagine Studio are truly mesmerizing! Especially the on the bottom right…
    .-= Katie – Coco Målé´s last blog ..Hush Hush… =-.

  • Reply Laura Gaskill November 24, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Wow! Imagine Studio’s digital collages really look as if they should be in a magazine, don’t you think?
    .-= Laura Gaskill´s last blog ..Listening To Your Home =-.

  • Reply Lydia, Clueless Crafter November 24, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Imagine Studio’s collages are surreal. The girl with the pearl earring (no, I meant bird) is hauntingly Vermeer – except on a darker note. Do you see that?!
    .-= Lydia, Clueless Crafter´s last blog ..Zippy, Pithy Elsa Maxwell Quotes for Thanksgiving =-.

  • Reply honey living November 24, 2009 at 9:41 am

    these are beautiful holly. thanks for the great selections. your taste is so specific and lovely – all the images you have on your blog seem like they share DNA, even though they’re from so many different places and people. you can really see the “holly thread” throughout it all.

    also, to get in the thanksgiving spirit, i’d love if you and your readers would come over to my blog and join the discussion today of what we’re each thankful for. there are some cozy fall images too :)
    .-= honey living´s last blog thanks =-.

  • Reply johanna November 24, 2009 at 9:48 am

    Holly, you’ve done it again! Thank you (I think).
    .-= johanna´s last blog ..Sweet Treats =-.

  • Reply Chelsea November 24, 2009 at 10:02 am

    what great finds today holly! i recently found painted white myself, and love it!!! and really…who doesnt love a cute owl print?? i will have to check out roddy and ginger…thanks for sharing!!
    .-= Chelsea´s last blog ..Busy Busy Bliss =-.

  • Reply rayna diane November 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

    oooo! i love white owl! absolutely wonderful! thanks! r.

  • Reply Sophie @ Century Finds November 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

    These are some beautiful finds. I especially can’t get over the detail on the Roddy and Ginger prints. Wow!
    .-= Sophie @ Century Finds´s last blog ..A Package from Japan =-.

  • Reply Patrizia November 24, 2009 at 10:39 am

    All the shops are gorgeous! I love the unique pieces from white owl!

    I agree, it does not feel like the holidays yet. Maybe when it snows…
    .-= Patrizia´s last blog ..Vanillary Fragrance =-.

  • Reply Jillian November 24, 2009 at 11:02 am

    Lovely picks, Holly. I am totally obsessed with Alice’s blog since reading her featured seller article yesterday.
    .-= Jillian´s last blog ..jFrancesDesign Holiday Sales =-.

  • Reply Browneyed November 24, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I can’t help but wonder if Imagine Studios’ also took those photos? I think I’ve seen some of them in magazines. Either she’s also a talented photog or hopefully she’s giving credit to the photographer who took the models pic to begin with.

  • Reply jen November 24, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    i agree, i’m certainly not ready for the holidays yet. i’m just now getting into the pumpkin thing. (but fall always comes late to l.a. anyway). i used to make fun of my mom for always saying how time flies and how time speeds up as you get older and now i find myself saying and thinking those very same things!

    i love everything in this post but esp. the roddy and ginger prints – actually, i like that house print but in pillow form (and in the olive colorway)…i just might have to get one for the living room!
    .-= jen´s last blog ..Shop News =-.

  • Reply kristina November 24, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    wonderful! SO happy to see Imagine Studio on your blog. She is a wonderful Etsy seller…we traded work over a year ago when I first started selling. Incredibly kind and generous artist!
    .-= kristina´s last blog ..Holiday Sale – FREE Shipping and other Great Deals in my Fine Art on Etsy Shop! =-.

  • Reply kristina November 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    not sure if anyone else is having the same issue…but your facebbok link is not working :(
    .-= kristina´s last blog ..Holiday Sale – FREE Shipping and other Great Deals in my Fine Art on Etsy Shop! =-.

  • Reply Kiran November 24, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    All the shops are fabulous! And I can’t help but to agree with others on Imagine Studio :)
    .-= Kiran´s last blog ..Stir-fry chicken with steamed broccoli =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente November 24, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Oh, I love these all hun! So gorgeous, Julianna’s work makes me so happy , as do the lovely ladies at White owl and those bloomsong pieces are divine! Thank you hun, I can’t imagine why anyone would ask to be taken down from your gorgeous take tuesday lists! Baffling….
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Cheap & Chic: inspired by art on etsy =-.

  • Reply lindsay November 24, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I LOVE Bloomsong, actually included them in my indie gift guide yesterday! And White Owl has some very dreamy product shots. Ace work.

  • Reply Sarah November 24, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Imagine studio is just stunning-I just bought a print-so beautiful!
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Julie’s Doll =-.

  • Reply christina November 24, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind mention of our jewelry! I love Roddy and Ginger too- I just bought a super lovely pillow from them :)

  • Reply Aaron November 24, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Love the jewelry and that owl print is so cute.
    .-= Aaron´s last blog ..Craigslist Find =-.

  • Reply Penny Patten November 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Very nice choices. I really enjoyed Imagine Studio, as well as Bloom song and White Owl.
    .-= Penny Patten´s last blog ..A Time To Be Thankful/ What Are You Thankful For… =-.

  • Reply pinkpeonygirl November 25, 2009 at 8:41 am

    Wow, thank you so much Holly for introducing Imagine Studio, I can’t believe I never stumbled upon it while browsing Etsy before!

  • Reply Jennifer Squires Ross November 25, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Great prints from Roddy & Ginger!
    .-= Jennifer Squires Ross´s last blog wrapped canvas prints! =-.

  • Reply woolloomooloo November 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    aww everything you featured on this post is so beautiful. i especially love the printed textiles, jewelry, and the collaged photography (i’m blown away! but after reading some of the comments, i do hope that she does all the photography as well or has been giving credits back to the photographer…) thanks again for sharing! :) have a great weekend! xoxo :)
    .-= woolloomooloo´s last blog ..bridemaids macarons =-.

  • Reply Tracey November 28, 2009 at 8:29 am

    All picks featured are so beautiful ! I especially love the wonderful editorial shots taken by Imagine Studio. Admittedly though, I am usually partial to photographers :)

  • Reply Lauren November 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    A huge OMG to Imagine Studio! My jaw dropped when I saw her work. Her photographs look almost like paintings and they seriously blew me away. Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Overwhelmed =-.

  • Reply A Sort Of Fairy Tale November 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    such amazing imagery…i gotta buy a print!
    .-= A Sort Of Fairy Tale´s last blog ..The Theater of Dreams =-.

  • Reply Tricia November 29, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Surely she is using photographs ethically in her collage– maybe they are her photos, maybe they are old enough to be out of copyright, maybe she has permission from the copyright holder. (Giving credit back to the photographer is not enough. Permission is required.) Of course, it’s completely unethical to scan current fashion magazines and use those images to create derivative works without permission of the copyright holder.

  • Reply Kate April 11, 2010 at 6:21 am


    Many of the photos used in Imagine Studio’s collages bother me – so much so I’ve spent the last hour doing some research.

    While she says on her Etsy site that all the images she’s using are in the public domain, I find that, in some cases, very hard to believe. The image of Gemma Ward with the pink flower on her head is a fairly recent photograph by Patrick Demarchelier.

    And as a magazine hoarder I recognise many of the other images she’s used (Memoirs of a Geisha poster, Lily Cole, Milla Jovovich, Christy Turlington) from fashion magazines – photographers for those kinds of publications are unlikely to be giving permission for their photos to be used without compensation or recognition.

    Of course, I could be wrong – maybe she has managed to get permission to use these pics. It just all seems a little fishy to me.

  • Reply syrupgood June 29, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    I’ve noticed this, too. imaginestudio’s work is not original. She’s adept and has a good eye for the most part. Anyone who uses photoshop has done the same thing, but we don’t call it original art when we use someone else’s image as the base and bulk of our creation. While the seller is certainly creative and talented in photoshop, the subject of each image (the majority of the artwork) is not original- most are taken from other websites, many are current celebrities, some from vogue magazine. Seller does have the gift of gab however in that hocus-pocus self-aggrandizement. This sadly, goes beyond mere sampling. I have no problem if she uses images that are genuinely in the public domain AND DISCLOSES IT IN EACH INDIVIDUAL DESCRIPTION, but I see seller doesn’t mention the use or license or permission of contemporary photographers, models and celebrities, publications. Yow, I’d hate to have them sue…

  • Reply uh-oh July 3, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    LOL @ POST #33 – talk about copying somebody…this is hysterical! That’s MY post word for word taken from another site that’s talking very much about imaginestudio’s “original” art.

    And for another site, Callin’ Out On Etsy is the place to get more info on the subject of using other people’s art as your own.

    Shame on you syrupgood! goooood grief!

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