Thursday, 25 March 2010
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
I've been selling on Etsy for only about 5 months now and yet I certainly see more British sellers now than when I first started; its very exciting and hopefully we'll see more great things coming out of the UK (and Europe) over the coming year! In the meantime though, here are some of my favourite items and shops hailing from the Great British Isles.
Long White Blossom Corsage Brooch from aaliciawedding (London)
Vintage Toffee Tin Box from Vintagekitty (York)
Hedgehog and Mushroom Baby Booties by Funkyshapes (Isle of Wight)
Friday, 19 March 2010
I've decided to join in the fun by publishing a series of blog posts during the coming week which focus on my own little corner of the European Etsy community - the UK - so I'm looking for your help in unearthing the best of British talent!
Please post links to your favourite shops and items which hail from the UK; I'll be featuring handmade items AND vintage items so get those links coming in!
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
Salt and Pepper Shakers
Do you have your own Etsy shop? Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know (I'm a self-confessed shopoholic after all).
Thursday, 11 March 2010
Handmade Retro Doillies by Beautiful Living Vintage Amelia Earhart Luggage Set by AdVintagous
Vintage Metal Serving Cups by One Late Night
Encased Butterflies for Spring Flair by skyparlor
Do feel free to let me know if you've found another bold and beautiful vintage treasure!
Until next time (whenever that may be..!) x
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
I've deliberated a while over where to start and, as they say, the beginning seems as good a place as any.
I've recently returned from a short stay with the woman who surely started my obsession with hunting out vintage goodies and collecting beautiful things; my lovely old Nana. As a child nearly every holiday was spent at Nana's house and without a doubt my most prominent memories of those days are of trawling charity shops and boot sales looking for the next 'great find'. Over the years her 'finds' have literally taken over the house; I don't think you could find one cupboard door that isn't bursting at the hinges or a surface that isn't laden with ornaments and trinkets.
Although I've always shared her passion for treasure-hunting I must admit that it's taken me a long time (my full 27 years in fact!) to really begin understanding the motives behind her obsession; its not a need to shop that drives her but instead its the need to be surrounded by beautiful and interesting things; a need I (and you too, I'm sure) can appreciate. Looking around her house now I find that these shelves and cupboards adorned with what I might once have dismissed as junk are actually full to the brim with titbits you'd like to find in any well-styled contemporary home (with a little bit of kitsch thrown in for good measure, of course). So I took the liberty of snatching a few choice photos of this aladin's cave to share with you.
On my recent visit to Nana's I finally felt that I understood the woman behind the clutter. And, dear Nana, I think that woman has style.