Pick Six: My Etsy Favorites

Mar 17, 2017

I adore Etsy.  The marketplace for makers, vintage sellers, and collectors is one of my favorite places to find unique items.  I’ve purchased jewelry, leather goods, pieces for my home, and hats for horse races.

Etsy is like an amazing Easter Egg hunt.  Unfortunately, the site can be overwhelming if you don’t know how to navigate it.  The Everygirl published their shopping secrets the other day, but I tend to stumble aimlessly through the site until I find something good.  It’s not efficient, but it does work.  Here are the six Etsy finds that may find their way into my shopping cart.

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My house really holds smells, something about the ventilation, so I keep scented candles in my office, bedroom, and dining area.  While I adore the Jonathan Adler matchstrikers (so cheeky), they’re too rich for my blood.  Instead, I stock these Frankie and Claude matchstick jars with an etched striker on the bottom (I love a multi-tasker).  She sells matches in several colors.  They make an excellent hostess gift or party favor.

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Kelly Wearstler is a big deal in some fashion circles.  This pillow is made of one of her signature fabrics by DEKOWE.  From custom made to ready-to-ship, the shop has a great selection of pillows in several price ranges.  This navy dalmatian print also caught my eye.  

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Several years ago, my friend Alex told me that she was going to start a paper goods company called Chez Gagne.  Add in some letterpress classes, a lot of hustle, and the support of her new husband, and she now has a thriving business making cards, mugs, office supplies, and her most popular item, wine tags.

The ‘Consider Yourself Served’ tag above was a gift to me when I entered law school, but she has so many funny ones to choose from.  Her ‘breakup card’ is especially popular.  I’m also partial to her ‘relationship timeline’ cards for anniversaries.

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Willful Goods makes the most wonder paint-dipped bowls and serving pieces.  These wood salad bowls would make a great gift.  For a cheap thrill, their wooden mini-bowls are the perfect way to store keys or office trinkets.  I discovered this shop a few months ago, and in the interim they’ve launched their own housewares site, which is filled with even more fabulous, colorful wares.

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Moroccan-inspired goods have really exploded in popularity.  This blanket from The Souks is simple and elegant with just a hint of whimsy.  The shop also has the more ornate Handira wedding blankets.  They’re both lovely, but the clean lines of the black stripe is right up my alley.

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Most of the professional women I know are always hunting for the perfect leather goods–business card holders, iPad cases, leather notebook covers.  You know, the stylish essentials you can never find when you need them.  This Socraftleather padfolio gives you pockets for trinkets, business cards and case, while providing both a spot for an iPad and a notebook.  I also love this sleek Mil-Spec leather padfolio from SLWatelier.

Looking for something a bit more feminine?  Try LillyBelleLondon’s sleek tablet sleeves or these leather bound notebooks from Alaise Stationery.

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  1. Monica T says:

    ETSY has some amazing sources for Turkish towels, which I love because they are quick drying and light weight. I have collected sets for the beach (so easy to get the sand off) and I use one for the gym because as said above drying fast means less funky smells in my gym bag and locker. The ones I found ship from Turkey, but they have sales occasionally and you can get some really cute colors.

    I also love ETSY for fun party supplies. If you aren’t doing a licensed character party you can find all kinds of party favors and goodie-bag fillers that are fun and original. Wizard party? Fairy party? Rainbow party? CHECK!

  2. T says:

    I currently live in Morocco and it is PAINFUL to see how much goods are marked up in the states. We’re talking 6 times the price for pillows/blankets/poufs/rugs/handiras. I’m actually thinking about stocking up on them and selling them back in the states

  3. caroline says:

    I’m all about etsy. Pretty sure most of the wedding things I’m buying myself will come from there.
    x0x0 Caro https://thecarolove.com/

  4. anna says:

    Belle this list is amazing! thank you.

  5. Linsey says:

    Love this post! I’m a big fan of Etsy, but sometimes feel overwhelmed having to pick through all the options. More Etsy posts, please!

    Also: would love to see a pre-London trip post. I’m also heading to the UK soon and would love some itinerary/wardrobe inspiration from you.

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