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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

Posted by decor8 in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on May 18, 2010

Your comments...

  1. Heather- Gathering Spriggs commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 8:41am

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

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  2. Jillian commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 9:28am

    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!

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  3. Karena commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 9:51am

    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!

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

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  4. leslie commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 9:54am

    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 =-.

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  5. Samantha commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:00am

    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!

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  6. Alison May commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:11am

    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 =-.

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  7. sideoats + scribbles (Lisa) commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:14am

    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! =-.

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  8. jules @ The Diversion Project commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:15am

    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 =-.

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  9. Purple Area commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:43am

    Lovely pillows!!

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  10. Brigitte commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:56am

    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 =-.

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  11. Lori commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 11:22am

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

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  12. Kristie Barnett commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 12:56pm

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

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  13. Tanya commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 1:04pm

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

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  14. robin charlotte humphrey commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 2:57pm

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

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  15. alison commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 3:08pm

    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:
    http://froufroufashionista.blogspot.com/2010/05/bubble-chandelier-diy.html

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  16. elle moss commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 3:13pm

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

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  17. cori commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 3:23pm

    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!

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  18. Iris Roberson commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 5:07pm

    Wonderful collection of lovely pieces. Thanks!
    Iris
    .-= Iris Roberson´s last blog ..VINTAGE HALLMARK MUG MATES MUG WITH LID COASTER. STAR EMPLOYEE THEME =-.

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  19. Ana commented
    May 18th, 2010 at 5:53pm

    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 =-.

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  20. Fresh Design Blog commented
    May 20th, 2010 at 6:01am

    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 =-.

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  21. Melissa de la Fuente commented
    May 20th, 2010 at 4:48pm

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

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  22. Heidi commented
    May 21st, 2010 at 2:15am

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

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