Category Archives: Etsy

Mobiles galore

Yikes, can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post!  With work and personal stuff going on the past few weeks, I guess I haven’t had much time for anything else.  I’m not doing a good job of keeping my new years resolution of regular blog postings…eek!

Anyways, I saw these amazingly whimisical and airy mobiles at The Wonderland Studio and fell in love.  They’re so modern, simple, and somewhat organic-looking – and the prices are good enough for them to be accesible to almost anyone.

It might fit nicely in a corner of our guest room to add a splash of color and design.  I’m seriously contemplating purchasing one soon.

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Small bedroom? No problem with vinyl stick-on headboards!

A few weeks ago, my sister (who lives at home) told me she ordered a stick-on headboard for her queen-sized bed.  It sounded kind of cheesy to me, to be honest.  The only vinyl appliques I could think of were those of the child-like variety, such as princess castles, trees with cute little birds, etc…something you’d find in a nursery or kid’s room. 

On my next visit home, I took a peek at her room and upon first glance, thought she bought a new (real) headboard.  It looked pretty good!  And for a recent college grad still living on a budget, 30 bucks to spruce up an otherwise boring bed is a pretty good deal.

Of course, she scored on Etsy…here’s a picture of the “headboard” from seller artwallproject’s site:

I wish I knew about this before buying bedroom furniture for our guest bedroom…that room’s relatively small and a sticker headboard could’ve created the illusion of a real one without sacrificing space. 
I’ll have to take a picture of my sister’s room and post it up to show the results!

Swallow bird necklace from Etsy

There’s just something about handmade gifts, no matter how small or inexpensive, that seems to elicit a lot more excitement and satisfaction from both giver and receiver vs. something mass-produced.  One of the reasons why I love Etsy is that I can connect with a virtual global marketplace for such goods, and with so many vendors offering tons of items, I’m bound to find that one unique or perfect gift for someone.

Sort of late in the game, I stumbled across these really cute sparrow necklaces that I wanted to give as gifts to some of my family members.  With only a week left before Christmas, I wasn’t sure if they’d arrive on time.  Fortunately, there were several Etsy vendors who sold these necklaces (I guess since the bird charm isn’t handmade), so after doing some research, I was able to locate two sellers that had them in stock.  And lucky for me, they arrived by Christmas Eve!

You can find this necklace on several Etsy vendor sites, so shop around for the best price if you’d like.  I ordered one for myself and I gotta tell you, I receive many compliments everytime I wear it!

Purple & Grey…my new favorite colors?

Based on the current trend in my closet, I think purple and grey have outshined blues and browns as my new go-to colors.  I’ve seen lots of posts about how grey is the new black, which is funny because I painted 2 rooms of my house a beautiful light grey before I picked up on this trend.  It’s pretty true though – grey is a wonderful background and can really help make other colors pop.  In addition, there are so many shades of grey to choose from, as opposed to black.

Some items I’d put on my wishlist include:

reclaimed wool sweater brooch from Etsy seller thejunebride
funky purple belt from Anthropologie
The “Carrie” necklace from Etsy seller erinkeys
Elizabeth & James dress from Shopbop
funky vintage-style candle from Etsy seller Madhatterspottery

Back to my happy place

Where’s that, you ask? Depends on my current mood, but the place I usually find something to cheer me up is Etsy. I’m constantly amazed by how many creative souls are out there and I’m happy to support entrepreneurs and independent artisans as much as possible. I have many of them to thank for various items purchased for my May wedding.

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and here are some special finds that would be great for the holiday season:

Happy Friday!