Hello Friends it is Leslie here for Etsy Take Five Tuesday. I am filling in for Holly while she is busy traveling and working on her book. I just know her book is going to be an incredible collection of inspiration and I cannot wait to read it! Today I could not narrow it down to five. Instead, here are twelve finds from eight different Etsy shops that will be a delight for you to visit. I have had blues and greens on my mind but each shop has loads of colors for you. I really hope that you enjoy it!
1. Handmade Modern Baby Quilt made by Blue Elephant Stitch. A wonderful shower gift for someone special and I must say I just love the product photograph –really brilliant. 2. Poolside Limesicle Cushion made by birds in chandeliers. I really want this pillow! I love her attention to details, which you can see better when you visit her shop. 3. Vintage Mid Century China Dinner Plates at seesaw vintage finds. These have a nice pattern and would be easy to mix and match with other blue toned plates. 4. Vintage Mod Flower Serving Tray at seesaw vintage finds. I love how graphic this tray is! It would look great in the middle of a dining table all the time or on the wall.
5. Vintage Blue Patterned Lines Dress at seesaw vintage finds. This shirt style dress is cute for summer and looks easy to hem if you want to wear it shorter or over jeans or leggings. 6. Original painting on birch panel –“sophie was a part of everything” by this is all I know (Amanda Blake). I enjoyed browsing through the incredible work by Amanda who works out of Portland, Oregon. 7. Limited Edition Giclee Print – “days a week in blue” by tsktsk. This print is also available in an earth toned palette. 8. Vintage Floral Fabric at seesaw vintage finds. A gorgeous, almost two yard piece of medium weight cotton that could be used for a cushion or whatever creative project you can imagine!
9. Button Letterpress Coaster set of 8 by Parrott Design Studio. These cute coasters are letterpressed by hand and would make an excellent hostess gift or present for someone special. They even come in a cute box! 10. Fine Art Photograph -“Lucky” by My Fine Garden. I am a fan of Shanon’s work and this photo is just so sweet. 11. Print – “Wild Air” by the wheatfield (Katie Lombardo). I love how she illustrated this quote in watercolor her work/shop is really uplifting. 12. Vintage Scalloped Garland made by sweet jessie. These cheery garlands are made from vintage sheets and would make a great shower gift along with Shanon’s “Lucky” or Katie’s “Wild Air” print. I could also see these garlands hung outside for a festive summer gathering.
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It’s time for Etsy Take Five for this Tuesday – are you ready? But first I have to know, how are you doing? Are you well? I hope that all is well and that you’re enjoying the week, whether it is summer in your part of the world or not I wish you sunshine and some good things to come your way this week. I hope that this post will bring a little warmth and happiness in today… Seeing pretty things that are handcrafted always have a positive effect on me…
Golly Bard is Holly Ward Bimba who is an American artist living in Virginia. I’ve known about her work for some time but after reading this interview that Etsy had with her I felt inspired to highlight her work here today.
Artist Lauren Gray lives in Pennsylvania and her main focus is mixed media paintings though she also enjoys pyrography work. “I have an absolute unshakable love for figurative work and find myself always drawn back to the study of the human form,” says Gray. Her shop is called The Haunted Hollow Tree and she works with mainly with a monochromatic palette of gray, white and black with stunningly haunting results.
Yes, you can even find a bed on Etsy! Well, a headboard at least. These lightweight fabric headboards are from Holley & Gill in Montreal. This small company sketches the designs, silk-screens them onto fabric and then transforms them into headboards.
I love MayLuk in Brooklyn – her ceramics have had my heart for a few years now since I first discovered her — you can read a post that I wrote a few years ago here which will give you some information about this ceramicist and her travels!
LAYERxlayer is a small collaborative design studio in Brooklyn run by Patrick and Leah. “We use the highest quality materials to ensure that what we design will get better with age, as most things worth holding on to should”. I think their bags are great, but check out that cool wood tree clamp that you can add to a table to hold your jewelry, headphones, necklaces or just to decorate it a bit – fun!
And just for fun, I’ve added a 6th Etsy shop for this week as a little bonus called Dwell Deep because I thought her Silly Face Jars are darling!
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Hello again decor8 readers. This is Heather from Gathering Spriggs and I am back today to share with you five stellar Etsians while Holly is away in Copenhagen this week working on her book project. As I gathered these treasures together like a wildflower bouquet from a wooded walk, I realized my intuitive attraction to each shop came from their reminiscence of days gone by filled with the color of faded robin’s egg blue, scalloped edges, and a simple connection to nature. So without further ado here are few treasures to share with you today… (hope you enjoy this gathering of simply stated wares as much as I have).
The first shop plucked from today’s bouquet is One Clay Bead, the functional handmade stoneware serving, dinner and home decor pottery pieces from Asheville, North Carolina. Each piece is handcrafted from a life long artisan whose creations are honed from the natural surrounding of the Blue Ridge Mountains and consciously created with environmentally friendly processes. These pieces are not only beautiful, but durable, functional and sustainable.
Another such artist inspired by nature is Tricia Brink of Lynden, Washington, who wears many different creative hats including three Etsy shops, and a brick and mortar store shared with her mother and sister. But today’s feature is her etsy shop, Wesley Asher, which focuses on all things natural, textural and pastoral. To me these works breathe timelessness with upcycled elements and a nod to past yet updated by Tricia’s incredible eye for design.
Next posy to pluck is Mail Order Vintage a fun vintage shop whose shopkeeper has a similar addiction as mine, hunting and gathering at second hand stores bringing home faded objects and making them new again with a feminine touch. She dabbles in clothing, vintage linens, housewares, and accessories, from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada all with a subtle granny chic vibe.
Another one of my personal favorite jewelry makers on Etsy is Amy Kelly of That Winsome Girl who creates soft, feminine pieces with a touch of vintage. Based out of Lexington, Kentucky, Amy crafts as a way of life, a passion which comes as naturally as her love for baking.
Lastly but certainly not least in today’s gathering is the well-designed personalized stationary products of Oh Louise! This Dallas, Texas stationer, Eleanor Louise, gives creative credit to her grandmother for inspiration and the name sake of the store. Although she learned from her grandmother using Print Shop as a child, Eleanor now creates each custom card design in Illustrator but her work still holds a timeless quality and nostalgic color palette that I adore.
Thanks again Holly and dear decor8 readers for having me back today!! Hope I see ya around again soon. – Heather.
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Etsy Take Five Tuesday this week has a little something for everyone and I’ve arranged them into two sets: Girly and a bit more graphic with a mini bonus set of some pretty portrait paintings that I found from an artist who lives is Israel. I know it’s not your usual five sellers but sometimes I get bored with that format! I hope so much that you enjoy these little picks for your shopping basket today!
1. Vintage tennis rackets (certainly must be great for decorating, hang them over a bed in a guest bedroom!) from Bright Wall Vintage, 2. Chez moi screen print from Fric de Mentol, 3. Handmade vegan shoes by The Generation, 4. Felted art by Julie Blanchette, 5. Calm photograph by Aimee Clare and 6. Little Lamb Organic Hat made by SweetPeaToadTots.
Originals and prints of beautiful girls by Tush Tush
1. Flowers in Greece print by Art Quirk, 2. Stripe handbag by BKK, 3. Handmade vegan shoes by The Generation, 4.Pillows by Marianne van Ooij of Soap Studiooos, 5. Doggy letterpress print by Tag Team Tompkins and 6. Darling Clementine cards.
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Greetings decor8 readers! This is Heather Spriggs Thompson from Gathering Spriggs based out of Nashville, TN and I am here today as a guest columnist presenting Etsy Take Five Tuesday with some of my personal favorite etsy sellers! What an honor to be here filling in for Holly while she is in London for her book. I will be back next month (June 1) for more favorites when she is working in Copenhagen. Yippee! Hope you enjoy this collection. Can you tell I heart pink, aqua and golden tones? Its the theme today… dreamy spring pastels.
You may know the beautiful work of photographer Cori Kindred but did you know that she also sells vintage housewares in a shop on etsy called Mushroom and Moss Vintage? Her familiar style and love for nature and thriftiness shines through in this colorful, quirky mid-century shop. Based out of Portland, Oregon she is part of a creative circle and I especially love the styling of her vintage finds and of course the photography is perfection!
Nestables has beautifully sewn objects for the home such as pillows and banners from many of my favorite textile designers like Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, and Joel Dewberry. Based in Ohio, this crafter loves to nest and create sweet lovelies for her home and yours too.
The dreamy work of Los Angeles artist, Zuppaartista, makes me start California dreamin’. This is ethereal photography with an artist’s eye and a nostalgic hue. If you love LA or need a souvenir of your recent Pacific Coast visit then this shop is for you!
What is not to love about these precious toss pillows? Pastel hues, graphic and whimsical typeface sewn on with words of comfort… Ahh… heavenly. I could just curl up right now. These treasures are handmade by Lana of Honey Pie Design who is a New York-based graphic designer and stay-at-home mom extraordinaire who sews for her daughter and for the love of crafting. “I love working with my hands and am inspired by colors, patterns, textures, be it paper, fabric or yarn,” Lana says.
Margot Bianca is the shop of an incredibly talented textile designer who is a practicing studio artist that also enjoys selling functional products. I fell in love with her work about a year ago as I was looking for some napkins for my home and spotted her Seedling Dinner Napkins (shown above) in my favorite color: coral. Her work has a global flare that works perfectly for summer dining alfresco. Her designs are influenced by Indonesian and Indian designs and created using traditional batik techniques. For more info about her process read her profile page.
Blessings today and see you back in a couple of weeks! – Heather.