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Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Ah handmade… doesn’t it just tickle you pink? There are so many delightful things to fall head over heels for over at Etsy. To think that when I launched this column years ago I wondered if enough talented crafters would rise up so that I could keep this column going for awhile – Ha! Guess so because here I am still finding plenty of precious handmade treasures to love. Here are my top five picks for this week, they range from artsy to whimsical, so there is a little something for everything. Enjoy!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Jeremy Miranda is an artist in Salem, Massachusetts with a shop under the same name, Jeremy Miranda, where he sells original paintings and limited run prints. I love his murky, moody palette with almost splashes of pure color being flecks of hope — and that his inspiration is both nature and architecture. Lately he has been painting icebergs and greenhouses because, “They both seem to blur the line between landscape and architecture,” he says. Nice work!

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Emily Zych in Maryland who runs Which Goose, a shop specializing in mostly vintage-inspired clips and combs for decking your locks with flowers and bows. Such a sweet shop, and she has lovely product photography and a great eye for texture and color to be so young.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Cori Dantini is such a gem, I love her work and find myself doing frequent “drive bys” to see what’s new in her shop. Recently, she started to group her paintings and prints by colorway which I find extremely helpful. I like when sellers put themselves into the shoes of their customers to make shopping more fun (and easier!). My dream is that she will someday surprise us with an illustrated book for kids. I’ll write it Cori! I can imagine her characters delighting children (and parents) alike.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

I love seeing what others make using vintage and vintage-inspired fabrics combined with stitch work, like these pretty bracelets by Amy at Ponder and Stitch. I especially love seeing them displayed in this pretty wooden box.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Maison Paulette is owned by artist and collector Iris Schwarz in Zurich. She seems to gather the most curious objects from flea markets that she offers in her shop and ships worldwide. My favorites are her original pieces of art though, I find them just brilliant! I also love the glass domes that she finds in beautiful shapes and sizes, gently aged as vintage pieces are give them that not too precious “from the shelf” look if you know what I mean.
(images are linked to their sources above.)

Posted by decor8 in Etsy Faves on April 05, 2011

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  1. Kate @ Travelmoon commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 3:54pm

    What amazing artists! My favorites are Jeremy Miranda and Cori Kindred. Immediately upon seeing her work I thought of a gorgeous illustrated children’s book, like you had mentioned!
    Kate @ Travelmoon´s last blog post ..Monday Escapes

  2. Marlene commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:01pm

    Most of all I like the photos of Maison Paulette with the vintage photos on the vintage hanger… :-)
    Marlene´s last blog post ..Gartenwunderland – to be!

  3. tinajo commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:01pm

    Oh, so much prettiness – love the clips & combs and those bracelets! :-)
    tinajo´s last blog post ..Dots rule!

  4. meenal @ maison marigold commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:02pm

    beautiful finds, them all..its amazing how week after week you share such amazing talent on your blog..great work! xx meenal
    meenal @ maison marigold´s last blog post ..An ode to spring

  5. Virginia commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:19pm

    Lovely choices. I like stitching and vintage as well. =)
    Virginia´s last blog post ..Trendy Tuesday – Stencils

  6. Trish commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:43pm

    Oooh Yay! I LOVE Cori Kindred and Ponder+Stitch! Both SO talented and now I’m off to check out the others….thanks again Holly for finding such intruiging artists and crafters. I look forward to this post every week. :)
    Trish´s last blog post ..AND THE WINNER IS

  7. Jane commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:57pm

    Great picks, LOVE ponderandstitch!

  8. Martine Louise Resnick commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 5:09pm

    thanks for introducing me to Cori Kindred – I love her whimsical drawings! Nan Lawson also creates beautiful illustrations – I wrote about her on my blog last week (March 30th).
    Martine Louise Resnick´s last blog post ..Inspiration Board 2 – Gentlemans Club

  9. jenn commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 5:15pm

    I Love that you featured Cori Kindred! I first *discovered* her artwork a few years ago and just love it! She’s so talented.
    jenn´s last blog post ..renovate entry lights update

  10. Janice commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 5:22pm

    I love your Etsy Take Five Tuesdays–always yummy tidbits to discover.


    {side note I think that is Corey Dantini’s work and not Corey Kindred?)
    Janice´s last blog post ..gathering texture color

  11. cori dantini commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:01pm

    what a wonderful way to start this windy spring day! thank you so much holly for the little feature AND turning me on to MORE wonderful talent… OOx c.

  12. A la mode Maven commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:25pm

    I would LOVE it if Cori Kindred did a set of alphabet flashcard type prints for a sweet nursery feel….they are so lovely. xoxo Shelli from alamode
    A la mode Maven´s last blog post ..My latest Easter projectmonogram your ribbon!

  13. Amy commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:26pm

    Oh!!! What a shock to see my little cuffs here. Thank you SO much! Funny, I just featured Jeremy Miranda’s work on my blog this morning. I love it!

    Thanks again,
    Amy :)
    Amy´s last blog post ..Double strand vintage feedsack cuff in creamy autumn floral MADE TO ORDER

  14. Kat commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:33pm

    Oh thanks for reminding me of Which goose looks like she had some pretty new things in. And ponder & stitch I haven’t seen before there stuff looks lovely.
    Kat x
    Kat´s last blog post ..Mothers day blessings

  15. Katie Truelove commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:35pm

    I love ponder and stich as well:) Adorable! Thanks for going on a weekly etsy hunt- I so enjoy your finds!
    Katie Truelove´s last blog post ..Very excited about the teeny tiny stamp I just got in the mail!

  16. Shannon commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:58pm

    Oh, Ponder & Stitch is on my list now. Thanks!
    Shannon´s last blog post ..Collecting Style- Vintage clothing

  17. Cory commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:08pm

    Great picks this week! I love the layout you use too. Well done again!

    Cory´s last blog post ..needle&39s eye feather earrings

  18. decor8 commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:21pm

    @Amy – Jeremy was on the homepage today — did you see him too?

  19. Amy commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:42pm

    Oh, he’s been in my faves for months!! Today was just the day I chose to show him on my blog. Funny!

    Thanks again. :D
    Amy´s last blog post ..Art crush

  20. able mabel commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:46pm

    Honestly, the talant on Etsy never ceases to amaze me!
    able mabel´s last blog post ..Lollipop Garden Lovie- Security Blanket- Doll Blanket with Minky for Baby Girls

  21. Lily from Birch + Bird commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:57pm

    I love all of these! Thanks for always introducing us to new and exciting Etsy shops and craftspeople and for supporting the “little guys”! xo Lily
    Lily from Birch + Bird´s last blog post ..Stylish Rooms for Babies

  22. Meni commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 9:54pm

    The “Ponder and Stich” braceletes bacame one of my favorites now!!
    I loved them!!
    Keep surprising us!!
    I adore your blog :))


  23. Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 9:59pm

    There are just soooo many beautiful images in this post that I don’t know where to look first! :)
    Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking´s last blog post ..Posh Graffiti

  24. CharlyCha commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 10:29pm

    I’m so happy, i love your blog, i come here every day and it is the first time which I precede you, I had too a big very favorite for this illustrator Cori Dantini !!
    CharlyCha´s last blog post .. ♥ Belle &amp Boo

  25. julia @ simple truths commented
    April 5th, 2011 at 10:31pm

    These are beautiful. I particularly like Ponder and Stitch and Which Goose. I’d never heard of their shops before. I’ll def have to check them out.
    julia @ simple truths´s last blog post ..behind the scenes

  26. Julie commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 12:13am

    Really gorgeous! Handmade is always the way to go for me…well not always but I definitely try!
    Julie´s last blog post ..My books

  27. Katie Bee commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 12:53am

    Once again, you’ve spotlighted some artists that I’ve been slightly obsessing over lately–I wrote about Cori Dantini on my blog a few weeks ago and I really, really want to purchase something from her but can’t decide what (and have rather limited funds for self-indulgence at the moment). This is also why I’ll be buying your book when it’s released more widely in the US (hard to get things like it where I live). I LOVE your style!
    Katie Bee´s last blog post ..FOUND – shop local- part 1

  28. Penelope@thirdroomstudio commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 1:28am

    Beautiful selection, I love Jeremy Miranda’s work.

  29. Marleen commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 4:58am

    What a wonderful group of artists! I especially love Cori Dantini’s work- I have some of her pieces and have been following her style for years- truly talented.

  30. Angela Steyn commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 8:48am

    Gosh crafty people are so clever! I’m loving Which Goose today… closely followed by Ponder & Stitch. Thanks for the roundup Holly!

    Angela Steyn´s last blog post ..Creative Little Soul- Sarah Barnett of twice designs

  31. Virginie commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 10:43am

    Dear Holly,
    I like your blog really much, it is a great source of inspiration for me.
    I am planning to go to DC early July, and would like to take a course in graphic design or something crafty. Do you have any recommendation or people who could help me? I do not live in the US, and would appreciate any help.
    thanks a lot and keep up inspiring us :o)

  32. ArticulateArt commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 10:48am

    Love the flower head pieces! Absolutely gorgeous!

  33. Belichek Craft commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 11:18am

    how nice)
    Belichek Craft´s last blog post ..again I will tease the spring

  34. Lace and Tulle commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 2:31pm

    everything is beautiful!

  35. Heather Ozee commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 2:37pm

    I really adore Cori’s style.
    Speaking of which I st found your blog and I’m in love! It’s a wonderful little slice of BlogLand.

    Heather Ozee´s last blog post ..Birthday The Hippo Printables

  36. Lynzie Smith commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 3:39pm

    Wow I love the Jeremy Miranda prints! They are gorgeous:) They almost have a 3d effect to them.
    I could use them in a few of my spaces!
    Check out my site!

  37. Lelanie commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 9:23pm

    I had a look at Cori on etsy. All I can say is ‘Wow!’. Her work is so whimsical and pure. I give it two thumbs up.
    Lelanie´s last blog post ..Treasure in cullinan

  38. hena tayeb commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 9:40pm

    lovely finds. I especially like the work of Cori Kindred..
    hena tayeb´s last blog post ..Isnt Boring Just Great Sometimes

  39. kalanicut commented
    April 6th, 2011 at 11:05pm

    Wow, everything is very much to my liking today. Isn’t it wonderful that we’re in the age of “the creative” and so many people are bringing their artistry to light. Makes me so happy to see the work so many people are joyfully doing.
    kalanicut´s last blog post ..Dreamy Adirondack Visions

  40. Gina commented
    April 7th, 2011 at 3:46am

    Cori Dantini is one of my favorites her work

  41. Maria Kallin commented
    April 7th, 2011 at 11:12am

    Oh, such beautiful etsy selections, I have not seen Cori Dantini’s work before, she is absolutely talented – I love her style. Well they are all very talented.
    Maria Kallin´s last blog post ..Homemade Lilac Meringue Cookies – 5×5 Fine Art Photo

  42. Jodie commented
    April 7th, 2011 at 4:05pm

    I really like Cori’s illustrations. She makes it so easy to escape into her world. You’re right Holly, she should definitely try illustrating children’s books! Isn’t it amazing, how every artist can take you somewhere completely different?

  43. Jenny Pope commented
    April 7th, 2011 at 4:23pm

    I love love love Jeremy Mirandas work! It is so nice seeing a successful fine artist on etsy. Great finds!

  44. Cyndi commented
    April 7th, 2011 at 6:38pm

    I’m smitten with the work of Jeremy Miranda – I have always been drawn to watercolors, and I especially like his muted tones with pops of surprising color. Thanks for introducing him to me….

  45. Madewithlof commented
    April 7th, 2011 at 6:38pm

    I love your Whole Blog. EVery post is sooooo cute!! Lots of kisses from Seville, Spain. You are an inspiration for me! ;)
    Madewithlof´s last blog post ..Need your Help – Choose one please

  46. Cristina commented
    April 8th, 2011 at 9:03am

    such great treasuresi in Etsy! :-)
    Cristina´s last blog post ..Piatti come foglie

  47. Alexandra commented
    April 8th, 2011 at 12:57pm

    Holly and Cori! Go on with that children book idea!!! ;-)
    Alexandra´s last blog post ..A Royal Wedding with Cath Kidston

  48. Elina commented
    April 8th, 2011 at 6:30pm

    Love your blog! Beautiful!

  49. Tracy commented
    April 8th, 2011 at 7:14pm

    This is absolutely stunning! Great post. Keep ’em coming.

    <3, Tracy

  50. Sallie Ann Westbrook commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 3:55am

    Now that I’m a proud urban gardener I’m more moved and inspired by nature than ever! These are great. Thanks for sharing the resources.

  51. Barbara commented
    April 9th, 2011 at 8:39pm

    Which Goose and Cori Dantini are incredibly inspiring. PonderandStitch is definitely my next corner for some shopping! Thank you for sharing :) – B.

  52. Jen commented
    April 11th, 2011 at 4:07am

    I look forward to Etsy Take Five Tuesdays every week – wonderful post – thanks!
    Jen´s last blog post ..Spring Things

  53. Gabrielle Beretta commented
    April 13th, 2011 at 7:55pm

    Just scoured the Which Goose Etsy page- so amazing! And affordable! Thanks so much…Etsy Take Five Tuesdays are my favorite. Like little treasure maps :)
    Gabrielle Beretta´s last blog post ..Mirror- Mirror

  54. {beth} commented
    April 24th, 2011 at 2:44am

    some of my all time favorite etsy sellers!

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