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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

March 17, 2010

You are not confused! Really! It is Wednesday… but I’m determined to write this column even if I am a little late because I know how many of you look forward to it and also how much I enjoy featuring these talented independent artists and designers each week — they are the ones who inspire me so much each day and keep me going. Here are my favorite Etsy shops this week…

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Ello There in Utah design some of the cutest wedding invitations (and posters) and save the date cards that I’ve seen… so original and definitely great for those of you who are opting for a more handmade touch to your big day. They also carry custom portraits – so fun!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Judy Kaufmann creates bold graphic prints that would attract attention in any room. I imagine them in a modern office, can you see that too?

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Late Night Drawing is the result of artist Catalina in Stockholm who loves drawing with ink and who gets her creative boost at night (me too!). Are you a night owl? If so, you can relate.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Cards For Complicated People = the best! Each card is hand painted by artist Anna Fraser in Sydney — no two are alike — each completely original in pretty watercolor pastels. You have to spend some time today looking through them all because some of them will really make you laugh. I’d like to frame a few for my office.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Barbaer Shop is the work of graphic designer Jana  Kleineberg from Berlin who now lives in Finland. Jane stocks some folksy cuckoo clock prints that can be customized and some really sweet animals — the owl is great, he reminds me of a boss I once had whom I called (behind his back of course) the Steam Roller. Ever had a boss resembling this owl? Intimidating, uptight, etc. etc. etc.?

(images: linked to their source above)


  • Reply Margarida March 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

    Love them all, but the retro prints and the water colours really caught my attention.
    .-= Margarida´s last blog ..Leaves grocery bag =-.

  • Reply Juana @ SweetVisualAids March 17, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Love the cards for complicated people :) very funny!
    .-= Juana @ SweetVisualAids´s last blog ..Lovely bottles design =-.

  • Reply Susannah @ Art Nest March 17, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Oh, these are all fantastic! Judy Kauffmann’s work really caught my eye!

  • Reply Tricia McKellar March 17, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Lovely picks as always Holly! Happy Wednesday! :)
    .-= Tricia McKellar´s last blog ..Afternoon Sunlight and Lens Flare through the Trees, 8×10 Fine Art Photograph by Tricia McKellar =-.

  • Reply brandeye March 17, 2010 at 7:01 am

    I really love the Judy Kaufmann prints!

  • Reply laura trevey March 17, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Late Night Drawing is charming!
    .-= laura trevey´s last blog ..Beautiful Sponsor: Once Upon a Paper =-.

  • Reply Afi March 17, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Amazing shops Holly! To be honest with you I hadn’t seen any of these shops before and I’m happy that now I know about them! They are all so talented…I adore Ello’s wedding invitations, especially the one with balloons! So innocent xoxo
    .-= Afi´s last blog ..More of my Spring collection =-.

  • Reply tiina March 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Those hand painted cards are so pretty, smart and funny!
    .-= tiina´s last blog ..{ spring kitchen } =-.

  • Reply Jenny N. March 17, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Great shops, Holly! Thanks for posting. Better late than never!! :)
    .-= Jenny N.´s last blog ..Liberty of London for Target =-.

  • Reply Sarade March 17, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Nice collection of Etsy shops…I often shop on Etsy for stationery, so I’m glad to know about Anna Fraser’s unique cards.
    .-= Sarade´s last blog ..Elfin Necklace =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente March 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

    Oh, those cards for complicated people are so wonderful! Off to look at them all and thank you for this, hun!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..Inspiration: blogging it forward =-.

  • Reply Zee March 17, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Great items, love them all! Have a great day!
    .-= Zee´s last blog ..An Inspiring Day =-.

  • Reply Kristy March 17, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Ello There! They designed our wedding invitations and thank you cards! I can highly recommend this shop; they are a pleasure to work with and their designs are fantastic. Really flexible with customization (we asked for modifications to that Oliver & Emma poster for the thank you cards and modifications to the Harold & Elaine bus invite for our invitations) and just really creative.
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..Love this: coffee band =-.

  • Reply katie runnels March 17, 2010 at 11:13 am

    oh my word! ello, there is AmaZing!! xoxo

  • Reply Valentina March 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    *LOVE* all! great shops… But if I have to pick one favorite, I think Late Night Drawing stole my heart ;)
    .-= Valentina´s last blog ..New things =-.

  • Reply Katie March 17, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    I’m glad you decided to post this even thought it’s Wednesday. I look forward to it every week! I love those Ello There save the dates! Thanks for sharing them with us.
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Bookbinding Etsy Street Team =-.

  • Reply Lila Ferraro March 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Yay! I’m a Utah native myself, and love the cards!

  • Reply Marthe March 17, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I love the Cards for Complicated People! :)
    .-= Marthe´s last blog ..How to plan your perfect day =-.

  • Reply Shanon March 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Holly, are you in a good mood today? Because these are all so very happy and light-hearted. =) Can I just say I love Etsy Take Five Tuesdays?
    .-= Shanon´s last blog ..{iris made this} =-.

  • Reply Tess March 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    ok… that owl is HILARIOUS! Love him!! (and I knew a couple people like that too…)
    .-= Tess´s last blog ..Little Touches for the Little Bedroom =-.

  • Reply MayaLee Photography March 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    I always look forward to your Etsy Take Five Tuesdays!

    I was so happy to see that you featured the talented artist Catalina and her lovely shop Late Night Drawing. We are “neighbors” not only at Etsy but on the Swedish site Signerat is a lot like Etsy but for Swedish buyers only.

    Love the cards and the name Cards for complicated people :-)
    .-= MayaLee Photography´s last blog ..Zinkhink =-.

  • Reply KJ March 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Always inspiring here!!!

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Stop by my blog to enter my Harney and Son’s “Irish Breakfast Tea” Giveaway. Just post a comment.

    Best Blessings, KJ
    .-= KJ´s last blog ..Irish Blessings =-.

  • Reply Tod March 17, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    love love love ello cards!! so adorable and original!

  • Reply Victoria Rosas March 17, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Thanks for this post I really love all these illustrations !
    .-= Victoria Rosas´s last blog ..2 dollar Custom Sketch =-.

  • Reply Ashley March 17, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    LOVE all of the artists you featured! i loved ello there’s record invites so much i had to feature them on my site :)

  • Reply Patchi (Trendy Peas) March 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Great shops! Thanks for finding these and sharing it here. I just love the Cards For Complicated People. Beautiful!

  • Reply Stephanie @ Geezees March 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Love the cards for complicated people!!!
    .-= Stephanie @ Geezees´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Irish Blessings! =-.

  • Reply cristin @ simplified bee March 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Love these shops. Thanks for sharing!

    .-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last blog ..Irish Eyes are Smiling =-.

  • Reply Sonia March 17, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    i heart it all….
    .-= Sonia´s last blog ..Check out my new little friends =-.

  • Reply Trish March 17, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    great blog! love the illustrations and shops!

  • Reply Paulete March 17, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    First I would like to say that I heart this blog!
    Now, I wonder If Ello There send their work to Brazil.

  • Reply juliette crane March 18, 2010 at 8:57 am

    thank you so much for sharing all of these wonderful artists! love your blog! so inspiring:) thank you!
    .-= juliette crane´s last blog ..COMFORT 8 X 8 Inch Print of Mixed Media Painting by Juliette Crane =-.

  • Reply irene March 20, 2010 at 7:23 am

    this week, i love all of them :)

  • Reply Jana March 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    OMG, OMG <— hyperventilating…
    Thanks so much for mentioning my shop—and in such great company, too—I'm really honored! And happy. And busily drawing more stuff :)

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