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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

October 26, 2010

It’s time to get back on track again with Etsy Take Five Tuesday, which was seriously delayed due to my move and then the recent retreat in Marrakesh. I was a tad bit upside down without knowing which end was up but now I can get back to the regularly schedule program again with my Etsy column. Next year I’m definitely going to change it up a bit but for now, Etsy Take Five Tuesday remains until the end of December 2010. I can’t believe I’ve been writing this column for so long — and that you all love it so much — it’s very energizing for me but also quite time consuming to produce as I don’t like to just throw anything up on the blog without careful consideration first. I can’t wait to show you how I plan to update the column in January. With that said, here are my picks for this week. I’m sure you will find a few things to love. :)

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

First up this week is and O design in Melbourne, Australia which is run by Japanese artist Yumi Ando. All of her lovely ceramic pieces are inspired by both Australian and Japanese culture and produced in limited run batches and made by hand using slab techniques.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Macha Jewelry in London has some amazing pieces — their rings are my favorite. “New techniques are introduced on a seasonal basis, producing an eclectic and constantly re-invented line which fuses British heritage, and rock ‘n roll androgyny.” Love it!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Based in San Francisco, The Utilitarian Franchise makes pillows using vintage illustrations and hand screen printing them in custom colors (your choice!) making them a unique addition to your home.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Eva Ricci is a Fine Art Photographer with ethereal, beautiful work that explores a variety of subjects and techniques as her work is quite organic since she enjoys letting the camera and her heart show her the way. Eva just started advertising on decor8 yesterday, I have to mention this because I have a strong policy against paid editorial coverage (I have not and will never do it) but in this case, I had Eva down to feature her in this column weeks ago and I didn’t want to dodge her now that she has an ad on my site. However, she has not paid for this coverage — it is simply from my heart without strings. :)

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Neapolitan paper + home is a collection of stationery and objects with both vintage and modern sensibilities – from book jackets to cards, there is something for everyone (I just so happen to love them all!).

Spot any new must-haves to add to your list?

(images: linked to their sources above)


  • Reply Rebecca Newport October 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

    Love Eva’s photography! Very very pretty!

  • Reply Paola Zakimi October 26, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    great choices Holly!

  • Reply Stephanie October 26, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Gorgeous selection of shops. I particularly like Macha Jewellery and The Utalitarian Franchise

  • Reply Andreia October 26, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Great finds here, as usual! Thanks Holly for all the care behind each post and for sharing with as such beautiful things!

  • Reply Tina October 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Oh my goodness – I NEED those wonderful pillows – every one of them! :-) Totallt made me smile here in fron of the computer screen, thanks for finding them! :-)

  • Reply christine {bijouandboheme} October 26, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I’m loving the jewelery designer and Neapolitin paper. I’ve seen NP’s work before and really want one of those snakeskin book covers. Thanks for the finds- love Etsy like candy.

  • Reply novelista barista October 26, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    love these pictures, theyre really nice

  • Reply Kate October 26, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I LOVE the heart lasso necklace! How lovely :)

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente October 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    Beautiful picks Holly! I do love this feature and can’t wait to see your update in January. So fun and hope you have a fantastic week hun!

  • Reply Anna October 26, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    What great picks!

    Have a wonderful day!

  • Reply visualingual October 26, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    The pillows are fabulous, and I love the jewelry, too!

  • Reply Charla Anne October 26, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Oh Eva’s work is so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Elise October 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Umm I seriously can’t decide which thing I like best!! These are all so lovely… but those rings?! Unreal… I’m in love.

  • Reply Ryan October 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Thought everyone might like this visual Etsy browser:

  • Reply hena tayeb October 26, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    oh i love Macha Jewelry.. lovely finds

  • Reply Eva Ricci October 26, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    What a lovely surprise Holly. thank you so much for this, it really means a lot to me.
    I do love these picks especially those pillows.

  • Reply Victoria October 26, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I LOVE Etsy. I just shopped for a whole bunch of things (visit and I am always so amazed by all the creativity, smart design and lovely vintage finds.
    Your pics are fabulous, I love the pillows and the cards.

  • Reply Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] October 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Beautiful selection of shops!

  • Reply Genevieve October 26, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Beautiful items, I especially love Macha Jewelry.

  • Reply emeeme October 26, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I love Macha Jewelry!!
    The rings are wonderful

  • Reply Elizabeth October 26, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    The pillows are amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Adrienne Audrey October 27, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Great shops and some lovely items!

  • Reply EmmmyLizzzy October 27, 2010 at 1:54 am

    I love and have missed Take Five Tuesday! Glad it’s back with some wonderful things!

  • Reply yael October 27, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    aw!!! loved so much and O design!!!!!!

  • Reply Heather October 27, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I am in love with this week’s picks especially Eva Ricci’s artwork. Then again, I am a sucker for turquoise and pink. :P

  • Reply Stephanie Ryan October 27, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Love your picks for this week. Eva Ricci’s photography is dreamy! Welcome back!!!!

  • Reply Lily @ Birch + Bird October 28, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Those are all fabulous finds! I especially love Macha Jewelry and The Utilitarian Franchise…just added them to our own Etsy favourites! I can imagine how much time this column must take…we often make treasuries and it’s so easy to get distracted while browsing through so many creative souls, let alone narrowing choices down to a select few! Looking forward to what you have up your sleeve for January :)

  • Reply Catherine Gordon October 28, 2010 at 6:44 am

    I love the flirty jewelry selections shown in Macha jewelry – talk about some big rocks! They are such showy yet subtle show stoppers. I think that I have to have one!

  • Reply Judith of Felicity Crew October 28, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Beautiful picks and definitely some new favorites, too!

  • Reply Caisee October 29, 2010 at 5:48 am

    Love it! Macha jewelry is a new favorite of mine!!!

  • Reply Laura_NEAPOLITAN November 29, 2010 at 4:23 am

    Holly, thank you so much for this post! I am thrilled to be included in such lovely company. xx Laura

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