The thing is, Etsy has become so commonplace for those of us in the design community that we forget that Etsy isn't even really mainstream yet. When I tell people that's where I have my vintage shop, they're like, "What's that? Did you say 'eatsy'? 'itsy'?" I usually have to explain that it's a website like eBay, in that you're buying from individuals rather than a store, but that it's all handmade and vintage goods.
But Etsy is much bigger now than it was in 2007 and it just keeps growing, with great new shops popping up all the time. Here are a few of my recent favorites.
|Janet Hill Studio|
|Big City Small Town Vintage|
|Cufflinks & Cowboy Boots|
In my quest to add pom poms to everything I own, I ran across this teal trim offered by vintage sewing pattern seller Frisky Scissors. She's got very little of it left so if you want to try trimming your own lampshade, you should grab this right up. And if you can operate a sewing machine (unlike me), then check out the rest of her stock as well. There's a tremendous selection of affordable patterns from the 1940s through the 1980s.
The Tilissimo is headquartered in Athens, Greece and makes wonderful handmade ceramic coasters with the most colorful, fun patterns I've seen. These "little squares of happiness" run the pattern gamut from modern and vintage inspired, geometric and floral, quirky and classical design. I've been eyeing these Bamboo and Fern coasters, but they're all very delightful.
If you want to see more of my Delightfully Etsy picks, you can follow me on Etsy. A lot of my faves also wind up on Pinterest.
PLUS I'm having a huge clearance sale on all the items in my SALE section, including lots of great mid century modern items. I'm trying out Etsy On Sale for the first time so the prices are already marked down. Prices will go back up midnight on August 13th.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did picking out my favorite shops and items from my latest Etsy faves. What do you think? Should I do it again some time?