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Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

Hello everyone! YES you read my blog post title correctly — Etsy Take Five Tuesdays is BACK! I’ve decided that I’ve really missed writing this column and connecting all of you to some of my favorite Etsy sellers so you can expect my favorites again each and every Tuesday. Who is on my radar this week? Why don’t you check out…

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

1: \\ ARMINHO – paper ephemera shop. I love their educational charts and notebooks!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

2: \\ teconlene – le petit monde – whimsical illustrations. The welcome home print is a personal fave.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

3: \\ maze & vale – handprinted, handmade textiles and other pretty things from fabric. Their DIY advent fabric is so cool and you can really apply those numbers to anything during other times of the year, like storage bins!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

4: \\ KarolinFelixDream – wooden treasures. Her pendants and wooden desk organizers are my favorites!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays - IS BACK!

5: \\ PELLE designs – lighting from Brooklyn – I want this chandelier, don’t you?

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Posted in Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on November 27, 2012

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

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!

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

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?

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

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.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

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.

Etsy Take Five Tuesdays

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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Posted in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on May 24, 2011

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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?

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Everything from Every Eskimo melts my heart, especially these vintage chunky XO rubber stamps – fun! I love her handmade animals too.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

More vintage goodness, this time from Sadie Olive – books, antlers, vintage photographs, everything and anything all curated expertly.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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.

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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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Posted in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on April 27, 2011

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

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…

Etsy

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.

Etsy

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.

Etsy

Intricate hand stitched things from Tease Made had my attention the second I discovered this pretty shop today. So many sweet things!

Etsy

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.

Etsy

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.

Etsy

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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Posted in etsy, Etsy Take 5 Tuesday on April 20, 2011

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