Hello everyone! After pulling together my 14 favorite things from Etsy, I thought I’d do a little round-up of over 30 prints for you from some of my favorite Etsy sellers since many are looking for affordable gifts right now. Prints from artists and photographers are a very sweet thing to send, especially for friends who live far away because prints are flat and light so they’re easy to mail. I love receiving art as a gift, whether it ends up in a frame or on the inspiration wall behind my desk, I always make a place for it. The best part is, whenever I see it I think of the special person who gave it to me and that’s always so nice. Here are some current favorites from Etsy that you may like – enjoy!
1 & 2: Maria Elina.
9. All prints from Little Brown Pen.
10 & 11. United Thread.
16. All prints from Lily Moon.
17 & 18: The Wheatfield.
19. Eye Poetry Photography and 20. Bett Norris.
21 & 22: Dear Pumpernickel.
23 & 24: Mister Hope.
25 & 26: Jennifer Davis.
Did you spot anything that you may like to send? Anything for yourself? I just love that David Bowie print (No.20)!
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Hello everyone! I’ve been a bit behind on Etsy Take Five Tuesday, I guess you can call it a Summer Pause because I’ve been very busy and unable to do them as regularly as before but in the Fall they will resume again on the regular weekly schedule each and every Tuesday but until October they’ll be a bit hit or miss as I have a lot of travel coming up and lectures to give. How are you doing today everyone? Are you good? I hope so. I have some lovely things to share with you from Etsy today, I hope that you enjoy my finds.
First up, my friends Berit and Kerstin from Snug Studio in Hannover, Germany recently opened their shop doors on Etsy and I couldn’t be happier! I love visiting their little shop around the corner from me and enjoy their work so much. I think you’ll really love them, too.
Next is Yael Fran down in Argentina who has a billion things in her shop from Keds to stickers, coloring books, prints, iPhone holders… This lady has her designs being printed on everything and it’s so inspiring to see!
Now let’s peek in on the work of illustrator/designer Kaye Blegvad who was born in London but now based in New York. Her feather illustrations-as-garlands really caught my attention today. Aren’t these garlands so unique and pretty?
You simply can’t miss Villarreal Ceramics in Arizona – in fact, if I didn’t live so far away I’d place an order this second for some of her feather plates and cups. Beautiful things, I really enjoy this shop…
And finally let’s visit the work studio of Kelsey Oseid in Minneapolis, also known as Kelzuki, who draws the patterns found on state birds and turns them into state-themed prints. The colors are chosen based on the color of each bird. Very clever and a lovely housewarming gift, don’t you think?
Other great Etsy goodies that I found this week:
- Hand carved deer head bowls from Mexico
- A fantastic little fox coat
- Lovely lace rocks for paperweights or simple decoration
- Gorgeous collage work from Croatia
- Beautiful salt + pepper bowls
I hope that my Etsy picks for the week put a smile on your face. :) I’ll be back later with more to enjoy and a special interview and studio tour of a London-based surface pattern designer along with a special Parisian shop tour will come up soon too – perhaps later in the week, I’m still working on them for you. Prepare to be inspired!
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Hey everyone, how are you today? I’m doing great, very busy at the moment but I always look forward to times when I can be on decor8 sharing my finds and interacting with you because it’s my escape from the chaos. :) Blogging is such therapy, isn’t it!? Today is Tuesday and as you know, it’s time for me to highlight five Etsy shops that I’m enjoying this week so let’s get started and see what talent awaits us over on Etsy today!
First up, I’m mad for prize ribbons, badges and paper crafting so the Saratops shop had my attention the second I found Sara’s sweet little crafty heaven. I love her map ribbons and library book card notebooks and that she’s into recycling – she’s quite clever I think!
Arminho in Portugal has the best notebooks – I’d love to have a bunch of them for my office as I refer to travel size notebooks so often and carry them everywhere I go. Do you use notebooks too?
The next little shop keeper is Love, Maude and I really like her sweet hand-embroidered felted wool creations, especially her embroidery hoops-as-decor. So pretty and created so expertly – I appreciate her attention to finer details and her limited, sophisticated color palette.
Illustrative watercolors from Gennebra in Portugal is another pretty find that I discovered this morning while browsing Etsy. Her focus on animals and soft pastels is quite sweet. Her animal paw art is my favorite – I’d love to frame them for a kid’s bedroom.
Kirbee Lawler in Sydney is a graphic designer and illustrator who creates nice wooden brooches and art prints that you can frame and display with a feminine look and feel.
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my round up, I’ll be back in a moment with a few more inspiring posts for your decorating pleasure… :)
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Yes, it is Wednesday and my dear friends I am late again with my Etsy picks for the week. What is my problem, right!? Truth is, these round ups take hours and I often feel like I’m running out of time with the many projects that I’m involved in both on and offline lately (especially offline). I’m currently styling a quilting book for a Berlin-based author originally from England, working on the proposal for my next book, planning my US book tour (yeah!), revamping the template for decor8 and preparing a new website for Blogging Your Way, and preparing for the big Meet The Blogger event and book signing in Amsterdam on June 25th, planning a 10 year anniversary getaway with my husband, working on some writing projects, answering lots of emails, writing on Real Simple, Haus Maus, and decor8 and… I’m soon traveling up to Hamburg as I was hired as a consultant for one of Germany’s top magazines to teach my Blogging Your Way e-course in-person before their staff in just a few weeks! I’m writing everything out and organizing my ideas — I can’t wait to share all that I’ve learned about blogging with this magazine and look forward to it very much as it’s my first official “job” in Germany since I relocated here. Yay!
Okay so enough about me and what I’m up to — how are you? Are you ready for some Etsy stores to enjoy for this week? Great, me too! Let’s see who I found this week, shall we?
More vintage goodness, this time from Sadie Olive – books, antlers, vintage photographs, everything and anything all curated expertly.
I’m loving House of Chintz! Okay, some of you may question my taste on this one but I’m seriously mad about these quirky lampshades designed by Kate Boyce, a surface pattern designer in England. To me, they look very Liberty London – I can picture them being sold there among all of their other quirky interiors items and furnishings.
How fun is Draw City? I love that you can even request custom illustrations of your favorite things. These are such cute prints, the tea tin is my favorite.
Lovely illustrated goodies in gorgeous colors from Jessica Swift, formerly the Jessica Gonacha shop but she got married (congrats!) and changed her name. I think her goal and intention kit is brilliant, I have to buy one and use it!
Did you enjoy today’s picks!? Hope so! See you in a moment with more things to inspire you today…
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Welcome to Etsy Take Five Tuesday, though it’s a day late but hey, I’m still posting it because we all love a little etsy don’t we!?! Today I thought I’d round up some colorful things for you from a bunch of sellers because I simply didn’t feel like rounding up five sellers as I kept finding more and more favorites. I decided to simply share oodles of things that are on my radar this week. Today you’ll find everything from fabric squares and ribbons for crafting to paintings and neck ties! Weeee! Okay, here we go…
When it comes to Pigeon Toe Ceramics all I have to say is, “I’ll have one of everything please.” Isn’t this shop just too much amazingness !?! Love it.
1| Liberty print neck tie by This Humble Abode 2|set of 6 feather butterflies by Caramelos 3| Tea cozy by Gloaming Designs 4| original portrait by Cathy Cullis 5| white sparkle ribbon by Caramelos 6| patchwork squares by Liberty Charms.
Intricate hand stitched things from Tease Made had my attention the second I discovered this pretty shop today. So many sweet things!
Colorful, quirky art (prints and originals) by Jennifer Davis. I collect her work and have many paintings to date… I love her unusual characters and gorgeous colors.
I know, wild right!? These crazy chairs are dressed to thrill from a Thai designer living and working in Istanbul, Turkey. Her shop is called Name Design Studio and it is filled with all kinds of colorful, patchwork-y furniture.
1| Tea towel by Skinny Laminx 2| Vintage music paper on a letter B brooch by ismay 3| postage stamp cufflinks also from ismay 4| Brighton Promenade embroidered art by Gillian Bates 5| Flora II necklace from Joanna Rutter 6| wrapping paper by PataPri.
Spot anything that you love!?
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