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Etsy Take Five Tuesday: Vintage/Modern

August 17, 2010

Today for Etsy Take Five Tuesday I have a little vintage, a little modern, and a lot of pretty things for you to look at and hopefully fave! Here are my top five shop picks for the week. I hope that you enjoy them.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday: Vintage/Modern
Alice Wingerden lives and collects lovely vintage things in Rochester, NY for Looking Glass House, an inspiring shop packed with carefully curated finds.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday: Vintage/Modern
Mom Jill and her 5-year-old daughter Bella have a sweet mother daughter shop called le Vintage Maison where you can find all sorts of vintage things, mostly for the home. Some items are sold in collections, which is always fun because you can buy the whole she-bang in one click!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday: Vintage/Modern
I think I could feature the amazing Leah Duncan every week and never tire of her work. Sadly, I have yet to actually own anything from Leah but I think once I move and settle in to my new place I’ll pick up some goodies. I’m swooning currently over her scarf and some of her latest pillows shown above. Ah Leah, you are such a great designer and artist!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday: Vintage/Modern
The clever husband and wife design duo who make up Uncommon are just sooo genius. I really like their clean, modern look and feel and I keep coming back to their white wood chandelier — I have no clue where I’d put it or why I love it so much, I just do. It’s a great silhouette I guess and who knows, I could find some use for it — even just to look adorable and only that!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday: Vintage/Modern
Jen is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with her BFA in Jewelry and Metals. Her shop, Quench Metal Works, is a lovely blend of old and new that may intrigue you as much as it did me!

(images: linked to their sources above, all layouts by decor8)


  • Reply Leeta August 17, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Love these!

  • Reply pilli pilli August 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Great picks overall, but the topper is Quench Metal Works!

    I adore that butterfly pendant and she has some really impressive rings in her shop too! Time to start asking my man for some diamonds… I always said I didn’t want them, that I’m more of a ‘big stone ring kinda gal’ , but the way this artist uses them, I can definitely see them being my best friends!!! And boy, will my boy be happy… :D

    pilli pilli

  • Reply Sandra Kuwartowski August 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I like those wooden doily coasters by “Uncommon”. First I thought they lasercut out of fabric but it`s all made of wood! Then I looked at the shop of “Vintage Maison” and found matching polka dotted vintage drinking glasses decorated with a printed lace border on it. Beautiful shops!

  • Reply Victoria Bennett Beyer August 17, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Nice finds, as always. I love the funky jewelry from Quench Metal Works. It really gives those lovely old bits new life without being too precious.

  • Reply Jacquelynn August 17, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Wow! I’m a big jewelry fan! Quench Metal Works jewelry is very original… Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply My Owl Barn August 17, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I am loving all these stores! My instant favorite are those gray cups and that doll by Looking Glass House.

  • Reply BohèmeCircus August 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I like very much the hues of grey of these little cups of tea in the first photo. And now, I’m dreaming to drink a jasmin tea in a soft decor :)

  • Reply nicedd August 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Visually very comfortable. . .

  • Reply laura trevey August 17, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I love Quench Metal works… and I have a thing for butterflies!

  • Reply Christine August 17, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    These are some amazing picks – I have linked over to every single shop!!
    Happy Shopping everyone!

  • Reply daniela August 17, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    your corner is inspiring! love these!!!

  • Reply Small Sweet Steps August 17, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I love Leah Duncan’s work. She is a huge inspiration to me. I have been wanting to print on fabric for so long. I think I am finally going to go for it.

  • Reply jacaranda Designs August 18, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Everything is lovely but I really, really like the Quench Metals Works. Very unique designs.

  • Reply Penny Patten August 18, 2010 at 2:34 am

    oooooo metal works!

  • Reply Leah August 18, 2010 at 4:17 am

    Thank you so much Holly. : )

  • Reply lana @ make a house a home August 18, 2010 at 5:15 am

    glorious picks! our home now officially needs some new treasures!

  • Reply Jessica @ Reclaimed Marketplace August 18, 2010 at 6:25 am

    I love the quench metals as well! They would work really well on Reclaimed Marketplace a new place to buy and sell all things eco-friendly!

    Ps: I so love this blog!

  • Reply Kate @ Songs Kate Sang August 18, 2010 at 6:30 am

    Oh, your layouts are so beautiful! I love the Looking Glass House!

  • Reply Lily August 18, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Lovely shops! Definitely some new Etsy favorites for me here!

  • Reply Stephanie August 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I am in love… you have the most inspirational posts!

  • Reply Casa e Cose August 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Oh i want a pillow to from Lean Duncan! Beautifull work. Etsy is the best letting all us poor artists come out and show our work and have a possibility to actually reach customers thorough excellent bloggers like you!

  • Reply lady a. August 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I love Quench Metal Works, such an amazing things.

  • Reply Alice W. August 18, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    What an honor…thanks so much for featuring my shop here! I was wondering where all the traffic was coming from yesterday ;) I sold three of the items featured here…so thank you so much!

  • Reply Sue August 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Love those coasters from uncommon. So pretty!

  • Reply Hanna August 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I love uncommon, it’s so hard to find nice modern clocks that are still interesting.

  • Reply Victoria August 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I’m so glad I found your blog! And this collection you put together is gorgeous!

  • Reply handmadeflowers August 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Love Jen work at Quench metal works, will have to take a look.

  • Reply Gertie and Pearl August 18, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Hi Aunty Jill, we love your shop and keep up the great work, Love, us.

  • Reply Fern Cloud August 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

    I love the unique items that are offered by leVintage Maison, very good for the picky vintage shopper.

  • Reply Manette August 19, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I love the Quench Metal Works vintage button jewelry. How creative, simple yet elegant. Just my style.

  • Reply hena tayeb August 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    loving Quench Metal works.. gorgeous work.

  • Reply lucy snowe August 21, 2010 at 3:58 am

    LOVE…quench metal works….beyond gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Cat Ivins August 21, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    All gorgeous picks- I especially love Jen’s work at Quench Metalworks- she is amazing!

  • Reply nancy monsebroten August 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Lovely choices….especially drawn to the work of Jen at Quensh Metal.

  • Reply Jen August 24, 2010 at 2:54 am

    Thank you, thank, you, thank you for featuring my work!!! Reading these comments is uplifting and inspiring.

    Jen, aka Quench

  • Reply deborah dean August 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Just discovered TakeFiveTuesday and glad that I have! I love the blending of new and old in this installment and am especially taken with Leah Duncan’s pillows…so fresh!
    Now to go back and see what I’ve been missing!

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