Friday, April 20, 2012
Whether you're looking for something simple or elaborate, she's got you covered. She also has a wide array of jewelry types--brooches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more! Whether you're shopping for yourself or someone else, it's likely that you'll find something that fits the bill at ReDeFindVintage!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Stitch markers can be a knitter's best friend. Check out these lovely colorful stitch markers from members of Team EtsyRain!
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Here in the Pacific Northwest, all of the flowers are in bloom. Today, I'm featuring some tulip items from members of Team EtsyRain!
Garden of Tulips Photographic Mandala Card from Gratitude Jewelry
Watercolor Tulips from Jackwood
Monday, April 16, 2012
Today is my middle sister's birthday, so I went looking for vintage items from her birth year. It seems that Strawberry Shortcake was at the height of her popularity when middle sis was born, though the toys stayed popular (and scented!) for long enough that she played with them as well. Looking back at them, I'm struck by how much Apple Dumplin' reminds me of my sister's daughter. So enjoy these Apple Dumplin' items from Etsy vintage sellers, in honor of my middle sister! Happy birthday, Sarah! :)
Vintage Apple Dumplin' Barrettes from Retro Meow
Vintage Apple Dumplin' Pendant from REdesignkc
Friday, April 13, 2012
Two of my geeky friends just had their first baby, and I made him a sleeping Cthulhu crocheted hat. But I know I'll have lots of other gift giving opportunities for this cute little one, and Geek-A-Bye-Baby is likely to be my first stop! Blankets, changing pads, bibs, clothing, and more, all for the geeky baby (or the baby with geeky parents) in your life. The fandoms that Geek-A-Bye-Baby spans are extensive--Star Wars, Firefly/Serenity, Doctor Who, comics, and pirates are among their number.
Geeky parents will love the many options for dressing and caring for their babies, and geeky babies will love the bright colors and soft fabrics used! Keep the whole geeky family happy and comfortable with baby items from Geek-A-Bye-Baby!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Before the vivid colors of spring flowers emerge, pastel colors hint at what's to come. Check out these lovely periwinkle jewelry items from members of Team EtsyRain!
Periwinkle Blue Forget Me Nots and Daisies Pendant from Botanical Creations
Periwinkle Crystal Bracelet from Tissage
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
There's nowhere at our apartment for me to have a garden, which is a bummer. But if I could have a garden, I'd be happy to fill it with these items from members of Team EtsyRain!
Garden Bon Bons from Garden Bon Bons
Herb Garden Markers from Wire Tree Words
Friday, April 6, 2012
I recently learned that one of the baristas at the coffee shop we frequent has an Etsy shop where she sells her jewelry: Shay D Design. Shay makes all kinds of beautiful jewelry pieces, but her feather earrings are what always catch my attention. Some are in muted colors, while others, like the pair shown here, are bright and vibrant.
In addition to these earrings, I also really love her necklaces with pendants made from sheet iron. The rustic finish gives these pieces a striking color, and their unique design makes them an instant conversation piece! Be sure to poke through the sections at Shay D Design, because Shay has so many different jewelry pieces to offer that I can't do all of them justice in this short blog post!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
April in Seattle means lots of rain, but it also means that the days are getting longer and warmer and that flowers are blooming. If you have to live with rain, you may as well accessorize with great rain-inspired pieces like these from members of Team EtsyRain!
Rainy Day Dangle Earrings from Forged in Life
Rain Plumeria Hair Flower from Lost Aloha
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Easter always seems to sneak up on me, but I should know that it's always the weekend after I go out of town. Check out these lovely Easter items from members of Team EtsyRain!
Shadow Leaf Pysanka Ornament from Dandylion Eggs
18" Cashmere Bunny from Haute Goat
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
The Great Northern is one of those shops where I want every single thing in the shop! If you like Twin Peaks too, you may feel the same way. The talented hands behind The Great Northern make embroidered and cross-stitched wall hangings featuring quotes from Twin Peaks. While my hubbie is partial to "Black as midnight on a moonless night," I'm a fan of Audrey Horne, and her great quote "I'm Audrey Horne and I get what I want!"
Thursday, March 22, 2012
The variety of Harry Potter-inspired items on Etsy is astonishing. Here's a couple of things I've spotted!
Ravenclaw Hogwarts House Quill from Flourish and Blotts
I Solemnly Swear I Am Up to No Good print from Hesed Books and Gifts
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Who doesn't want to run off to a fantasy world from time to time?! With these great fantasy-inspired items, maybe you won't have to run off too far!
As You Wish Fused Glass Pendant from First Light Glass
Blue Fairy Door Vinyl Wall Graphic from Wilson Graphics
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Just some awesome sci-fi geekery that I've been lusting after. I will point out that my birthday is coming up, if anyone is feeling generous. ;)
Bigger on the Inside Tie from Binary Winter Press
Don't Panic Padded eReader Cover from TrevTravDesigns
Monday, March 19, 2012
March's birthstone is aquamarine, and these two pieces of vintage aquamarine jewelry make a great match!
Aquamarine Crystal March Birthstone Locket from Curiouser and Curiouser
Vintage 50's Aquamarine Rhinestone Heart Earrings from Tip Toe Curio
Friday, March 16, 2012
I'm really loving these great screen-printed T-shirts from Celtic Fantasy! Printed with a variety of different designs on some stunning colors of T-shirts, dresses, skirts, scarves, and hoodies, all of these things would get worn a LOT if they were in my closet! My only problem right now seems to be picking out which one I want the most!
In addition to clothing, Celtic Fantasy also offers a small selection of prints, with somewhat more elaborate designs than those printed on clothing items.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Today, we have some lovely green mugs with a bit of Celtic flavor. For drinking green beer? Sure, though they'd also be great for coffee, tea, or any other beverage you choose!
Celtic Vine Mug from Dancing Pig Pots
Celtic Beer Stein from Chischilly Pottery
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Someday, I'm planning to have an entire room devoted to books. And when I have my dream library, I'm going to need cute things to decorate with. Check out these items from members of Team EtsyRain that would be at home in a library or other rooms!
Silly for Stripes Square Lampshade from Sassy Shades
Industrial Style Green Metal Bookends from Orange Door Cottage Designs
Monday, March 12, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Monster Kookies calls herself the Mad Scientist of Polymer Clay, and I'd have to say she's completely right! I am simply in awe of the level of detail and awesomeness that goes into all of the stuff in her shop, but the sculptures are what really caught my attention. Just look at this little mechanical owl! AMAZING!
In addition to the beautiful custom sculptures, Monster Kookies also makes necklaces, rings, cufflinks, and magnets. And lest you think it's just another steampunk shop, she also has bright and colorful items made to look like cake and candy and brains! And all of this is made from polymer clay!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Gift tags see the most use at Christmas time, but why not dress up all of your gifts with beautiful tags? Check out these lovely options from members of Team EtsyRain!
Handmade Gift Tags with Red Paper Quilling Roses from Navanka Creations
Floral Print Brown and White Gift Tag Set from Eliza K Prints
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Ever feel like everyone is watching you? With these cute crocheted and knitted items from members of the Big Damn Crafters, you'll be the one with your eye on everyone else!
Monster Hat from Knitty MD
Friendly Alien Crochet Fascinator from Mimi & Boo
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
It's the time of year that a lot of peoples' minds turn to cleaning. While you're cleaning your house, why not pick up some handcrafted soap to enjoy after a long day of cleaning?
Organic Pumpkin Vanilla Spice Soap from Honey Bee Holistics
Highland Fling Soap from Seattle Sundries
Monday, March 5, 2012
Canonsburg Pottery manufactured dinnerware from 1901-1978. Among their designs was this wild clover pattern, which makes for some delightful dinnerware, with its shades of pink and purple!
Gravy Boat from DP Design
Serving Platter from Carla Rae Vintage
Friday, March 2, 2012
I'm a sucker for functional dishes that are also beautiful. Jordan M Art has this aesthetic down! Gorgeous bowls and cooking tools, all hand carved from wood and finished to let their natural beauty shine through. These are the sort of dishes and utensils that can be enjoyed by generations!
In addition to the amazing woodwork, Jordan M Art also makes funky art pieces from found objects and some other materials. All of these works of art are certain to make great conversation pieces in your home or office!
Thursday, March 1, 2012
We go through a ton of disposable snack bags, so I'm thinking seriously about investing in some reusable snack bags. I just have to find the cutest ones! These snack bags from members of Team EtsyRain are top of my list right now!
Snack/Sandwich Sack from A Thread of Grace
Snack and Sandwich Lunch Set from Belly of a Whale