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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

February 2, 2011

Ready for Etsy Take Five Tuesday for this week? Posing pup, old cups, curious characters, cheeky beaks and edgy seats… my quirky round up this week should satisfy you and make you smile. Enjoy!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

If you love photos of dogs (and cats), you’ll adore the animal portraits by Sibling Rivalrie. These are so cute, oh my goodness I want a pet again soooo bad. I have a pug crush (they are called “mops” in Germany) at the moment. Any pet crushes you’d like to share?

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

I’ve talked about the Mincing Mockingbird before, but I have to remind you to visit this great shop again in case you’ve not stopped by in awhile. I love these serene blue and green hues and sweet little birds — though the shop still stocks plenty of cheeky beaks, too!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

The vintage goods (not to mention the pretty product shots) in the 5 Gardenias shop may catch your fancy (and possibly be worth a bookmark). If you love old-fashioned charm that includes old cups, lovely glassware, vintage sheers and colorful spools then this shop is one to frequent for new, errr old, finds.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

The whimsical illustrations by illustrator Tracey Long in London, also known as Chasing The Crayon on Etsy, has a fantastic imagination and a great eye for color — I adore her whimsical characters as well.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

German etsy shop ShowRaum (showroom) has several fantastic designers who combine vintage materials to create edgy and new products from furniture to lighting and beyond. If in Berlin, you can visit this cool new shop in Berlin’s hip Kreuzberg district at Schönleinstrasse 3 or visit their website for more information.

Hope you liked my round up, see you tomorrow with more bloggy finds for you to enjoy!

(images: linked to their sources above.)


  • Reply Liz Smith February 2, 2011 at 12:27 am

    Excellent picks! I love Mincy and Kathi’s work, fun to discover new people too :)

  • Reply Jem February 2, 2011 at 12:29 am

    I love your Take Five Tuesdays, Holly :-)

    I now have my eye on several Mincing Mockingbird prints!

    Jem xXx

  • Reply Tricia McKellar February 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Lovely picks Holly! Those doggies are just precious! :)

  • Reply Amanda February 2, 2011 at 12:52 am

    All so amazing. I LOVE the Chasing the Crayon art.

    The Cheeky Cafe

  • Reply Eva @ Four Leaf Clover February 2, 2011 at 2:06 am

    They definitely did make me smile. I love the dog photos at the beginning! : )

  • Reply thedoodlegirl February 2, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Lovely stuff!!

  • Reply Shanon February 2, 2011 at 4:29 am

    Once again, good stuff Holly! Great artists all around. The first one makes me almost want to run out and get a dog. =) And might I suggest following Mincing Mockingbird on Twitter? I’ve laughed at quite a few his tweets. ; )

  • Reply Bobbi February 2, 2011 at 4:39 am

    I love that reindeer print by Chasing the Crayon. I’ve had it on my wish list for ages!

  • Reply Eyechartprints February 2, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Love these picks. I really like the 5Gardenias. I have to go and pay them a visit.

  • Reply Viv February 2, 2011 at 6:59 am

    Cool! I love your picks from Etsy. n_n

  • Reply Christina Diaz February 2, 2011 at 7:01 am

    As a huge animal lover I love the sweet settings of these photos they compliment the subject matter so perfectly!!

  • Reply Roxana February 2, 2011 at 7:07 am

    So much beauty here, these shops are a sight to behold!

  • Reply Didem February 2, 2011 at 7:12 am

    they are all so beautiful!

  • Reply theaxx February 2, 2011 at 8:05 am

    ooh, i love chasing the crayon!



  • Reply sandra lund February 2, 2011 at 9:01 am

    wow, Showraum looks fantastic, and I still have a thing for birds, so these prints from Mincing Mockingbird are just very beautiful to me.

  • Reply Jutta February 2, 2011 at 9:22 am

    I love those dog portraits! Too cute! I couldn’t imagine life without our dogs. We have two and they bring so much joy (although also worries sometimes) to our life. I could so see a little mops next to you on the sofa or where ever it is you blog :)

  • Reply Piia Harris February 2, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Loving Tracey Long art!

  • Reply On A Day In November February 2, 2011 at 11:43 am

    I love your Etsy take fives! Mincing Mockingbird is awesome, can’t believe that birds and a oneliner can be so hilarious.
    The illustrations of Chasing the Crayon are so lovely, reminds me of old story books with pen and aquarel illustrations I used to read when I was little! The prints are so great for a kid’s bedroom (or my living room, haha)
    Thanks for posting these :)

  • Reply ana February 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I love the ShowRaum furniture. Did you see the plastic cup chandelier? Is absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Margarita Lorenzo February 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    haha love the animal portraits, maybe i should posh up my cat Missi and take glamorous photos of him, see if he let me!!

  • Reply Casa e Cose February 2, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Allways nice to see your selection! I adore the birdart!

  • Reply Kiti February 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I love 5gardenias items. I didn’t know this shop. Maybe I’ll find the valentines day present for my bf there. Thanks 4 sharing!

  • Reply Christina February 2, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I have been admiring Mincing Mockingbird for a LONG time. I love birds, and I love her style, and I also love the clever titles she gives all her paintings.

  • Reply Marianne February 2, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    I love the things 5 Gardenias have in their shop! Just me LOL

  • Reply Tracy Kunzler February 3, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I have a shop on etsy, I am always surfing etsy, and yet had not seen these. ESPECIALLY LOVE Sibling Rivalrie and Chasing The Crayon! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy February 3, 2011 at 2:45 am

    Inspiring artists, wow…I’ve seen ‘chasing the crayon’ before and love the work, thanks for the reminder…once again I am boosted into my studio.

  • Reply kathi roussel February 3, 2011 at 3:33 am

    well this is most certainly a wonderful treat!! thank you ever so much for featuring my vintage shop — and i LOVE the 4 other shops as well — 3 of them new to me– it’s wonderful to see so much fabulous work. best wishes to you!


  • Reply Ruth February 3, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’m not really a fan of “animal art” but those dog portraits are super cute! :D

  • Reply mclovebuddy February 4, 2011 at 1:30 am

    love this! those pups are soooooo adorable. kisses. kisses.

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