Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Vacation Time!

We're taking a quick vacation, like we do every spring. We'll be back early next week, so check in on April 3rd for a new post!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Featured Friday: The Great Northern

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

Awesome Harry Potter-inspired items!

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

Living in a Fantasy

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

Sci-Fi Geekery!

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

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Aquamarine for March

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

Featured Friday: Celtic Fantasy

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

Celtic Green Mugs

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

Pictures of Green

Loving these gorgeous outdoor photos featuring shades of green from members of Team EtsyRain!

Ferns from Dragonfly Photography

Wonder from Flanders Field Photography

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lime Green in the Library

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

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Irish Bells

If you're decorating for St. Patrick's Day, why not consider these cute vintage bells?

1983 Enesco Hanging Bell Shamrock Design from Elaine Mary

Shamrock Cutie Bell from Mama Birds Market

Friday, March 9, 2012

Featured Friday: Monster Kookies

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

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

They're Watching You!

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

Spring Cleaning

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

A Vintage Match Made in Heaven: Canonsburg Wild Clover Housewares

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

Featured Friday: Jordan M Art

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

Reusable Snack Bags

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