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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

May 18, 2010

Greetings decor8 readers! This is Heather Spriggs Thompson from Gathering Spriggs based out of Nashville, TN and I am here today as a guest columnist presenting Etsy Take Five Tuesday with some of my personal favorite etsy sellers! What an honor to be here filling in for Holly while she is in London for her book. I will be back next month (June 1) for more favorites when she is working in Copenhagen. Yippee! Hope you enjoy this collection. Can you tell I heart pink, aqua and golden tones? Its the theme today… dreamy spring pastels.

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You may know the beautiful work of photographer Cori Kindred but did you know that she also sells vintage housewares in a shop on etsy called Mushroom and Moss Vintage? Her familiar style and love for nature and thriftiness shines through in this colorful, quirky mid-century shop. Based out of Portland, Oregon she is part of a creative circle and I especially love the styling of her vintage finds and of course the photography is perfection!

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Nestables has beautifully sewn objects for the home such as pillows and banners from many of my favorite textile designers like Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, and Joel Dewberry. Based in Ohio, this crafter loves to nest and create sweet lovelies for her home and yours too.

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The dreamy work of Los Angeles artist, Zuppaartista, makes me start California dreamin’. This is ethereal photography with an artist’s eye and a nostalgic hue. If you love LA or need a souvenir of your recent Pacific Coast visit then this shop is for you!

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What is not to love about these precious toss pillows? Pastel hues, graphic and whimsical typeface sewn on with words of comfort… Ahh… heavenly. I could just curl up right now. These treasures are handmade by Lana of Honey Pie Design who is a New York-based graphic designer and stay-at-home mom extraordinaire who sews for her daughter and for the love of crafting. “I love working with my hands and am inspired by colors, patterns, textures, be it paper, fabric or yarn,” Lana says.

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Margot Bianca is the shop of an incredibly talented textile designer who is a practicing studio artist that also enjoys selling functional products. I fell in love with her work about a year ago as I was looking for some napkins for my home and spotted her Seedling Dinner Napkins (shown above) in my favorite color: coral. Her work has a global flare that works perfectly for summer dining alfresco. Her designs are influenced by Indonesian and Indian designs and created  using traditional batik techniques. For more info about her process read her profile page.

Blessings today and see you back in a couple of weeks! – Heather.


  • Reply Heather- Gathering Spriggs May 18, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Thank you Holly!! This was such a royal treat to participate in your fabulous world. Best of luck to you this week!!
    .-= Heather- Gathering Spriggs´s last blog ..Au Naturel =-.

  • Reply Jillian May 18, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Great finds, Heather! I’m a big fan of Mushroom and Moss, for both the wares and the incredible product photography. I love those pillows by Nestables too!

  • Reply Karena May 18, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Heather I am so into pillows right now, some really great ones here!!

    Giveaway by Beth Cosner Designs is up on my site. Do come visit and spread the word!

    Art by Karena
    .-= Karena´s last blog ..Beth Cosner Designs Jewelry Giveaway =-.

  • Reply leslie May 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

    What great finds Heather!!! Thank you! I especially like the Zuppaarista shot of Manhattan Beach -really pretty. All the pillows are fun too!!!
    .-= leslie´s last blog ..Rose Story Farm =-.

  • Reply Samantha May 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Hi, I was wondering if you could do a post about college dorm decorating! And where I could find washable quilts or bed spreads! Thanks!! It would be HUGEEE HELP!

  • Reply Alison May May 18, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hello Heather, lovely to have you here while Holly is away: I’m thoroughly in love with Cori Kindreds scrumptiously curated Vintage collection. Oh to have such instinctive good taste…Thank you!
    .-= Alison May´s last blog ..For the Love of Cath Kidston =-.

  • Reply sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) May 18, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oh what terrific finds! Love the graphic pillows, I can just see the “love” one on my sofa, along with a dreamy Zuppaartista tree photo, with a plant on an end table in one of the pots from Gathering Spriggs. Ahhhhh….
    .-= sideoats + scribbles (Lisa)´s last blog ..Regegade Craft Fair! =-.

  • Reply jules @ The Diversion Project May 18, 2010 at 10:15 am

    cool, thanks. I’m in the market for some new cushions. love the honey pie’s!
    .-= jules @ The Diversion Project´s last blog ..Before & After =-.

  • Reply Purple Area May 18, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Lovely pillows!!

  • Reply Brigitte May 18, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Heather – Yay! I’m in such WONDERFUL company guest posting this week. I die for those batik napkins.
    .-= Brigitte´s last blog ..A Riot of Color =-.

  • Reply Lori May 18, 2010 at 11:22 am

    thanks for showing us these lovely objects! I have some napkins from Margot Bianca and I love them!

  • Reply Kristie Barnett May 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    What beautiful images! Thanks for sharing Heather with your readers!

  • Reply Tanya May 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    So much cuteness in this post. I love ALL the pillows.
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..I am an Astronaut Farmer =-.

  • Reply robin charlotte humphrey May 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Zuppaartista’s skeleton key photo is beuatiful!!!!!

  • Reply alison May 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    that aqua ‘love’ pillow is beyond adorable…i can’t wait to check out the rest of her designs!
    xoxo alison

    a little p.s. – you might enjoy the Bubble Chandelier DIY post i did on my blog:

  • Reply elle moss May 18, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    such a fan of myan’s photography!
    .-= elle moss´s last blog ..Any Four 5×5 Prints =-.

  • Reply cori May 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    oh heather! thank you *so much* for the vintage shop love :) and i’m in such great company! love all those springy colors. thanks again!

  • Reply Iris Roberson May 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Wonderful collection of lovely pieces. Thanks!

  • Reply Ana May 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m in love with those pillows! Congratulations on your post!
    .-= Ana´s last blog ..Os dias de sol fazem-nos bem / Sunny days make us good =-.

  • Reply Fresh Design Blog May 20, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Some really nice picks! I love all the cushions and the keys are very nice too.
    .-= Fresh Design Blog´s last blog ..Deal of the Day velvet floor cube stool =-.

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente May 20, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Oh, these are all so pretty! Thank you so much!
    .-= Melissa de la Fuente´s last blog ..The little things: Caught off guard by red & green =-.

  • Reply Heidi May 21, 2010 at 2:15 am

    I LOVE zuppaartista, how beautiful is his work. Dreamy is exactly the right word! Thank you for posting.

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