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April 1st, 2011 | Etsy Picks: Spring Fever

Spring is here!!! Woohoo! And I have spring fever! I’m so excited, Spring is my second favourite season (Fall being the first). This week’s picks are colours/things that just visually make me either think of spring, or give me the same refreshed feeling that Spring does when I look at them! Oh happy days!

The 3rd last one is a little special – my most recent Etsy buy. Floral mug (pattern of your choice) with whatever letter you’d like on them! I ordered the pink, with the letter K of course! We’re so excited for Spring! Has it arrived where you are yet?!

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March 27th, 2011 | Weekly Etsy Picks – The Local Seller Edition

This week’s etsy picks are done a little differently. I wanted to focus on some of the amazing local sellers around me. I focused on two areas, Peterborough and Durham Region.

I lived in and went to school in Peterborough. My heart is still in this town, it’s full of wonderful creative people and amazing local stores, restaurants and bars. Whitby/Durham region is my home town.

Some of these sellers are bloggers as well, so I have included links to both their blogs and Etsy stores. Who are your favourite local Etsy sellers?

1. Tea & Chickadees / The Vintage Apartment – Peterborough, On

2. My Girl ThursdayEtsy store – Peterborough, On

3. Jolly Polly Pickins – Oshawa, On

4. Nancy Wallis / Nancy Wallis Designs – Whitby, On

5. Hypho – Peterborough, On

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March 19th, 2011 | Etsy Picks: Handmade for Japan

With all the disaster that has struck Japan recently, a great way to support Japan and handmade products at the same time is to buy from sellers who are donating money from their sales. This week’s Etsy picks are all about these wonderful sellers and how they are helping out in their own way!

Relief Wrist Band 100% proceeds donated to the Red Cross

Inflatable Origami Lights

Japanese Disaster Relief Pouch

Body Cream 100% to Red Cross

Thinking of Home Project for Japan

Limited Edition Print for Japan

Vintage Kimono Coin Pouch

Go to Etsy’s blog to view their post “Thinking of Japan” for info on how to participate if you are a seller, and more items you can buy to support them! You can also try doing a search for ‘Help Japan’ or ‘Japan Relief’ on Etsy.

(featured image from: Help Japan Print on Etsy)

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February 25th, 2011 | Weekly Etsy Picks Vintage Florals

Hello everyone! I’ve decided I’m going to start a new weekly segment which I’ll be posting every friday called Weekly Etsy Picks! I think the title is pretty self explanatory. Etsy is one of my favourite places to shop online. So without further ado, here is this weeks picks!

This I decided to do a theme, Vintage Florals.

Jennifer Lilly Vintage Dress

Vintage Floral Duffle Bag

Vintage Gold Etched Floral Bracelet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Teacup Candle

Vintage Floral Tapestry Saddle Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damask Covered Dress Form

Ivory Lace Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m obsessed with patterns that most people consider to be ‘tacky’. Vintage florals are currently my favourite patterns. What’s your favourite pattern?

 

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