Posts tagged etsy

Tiered Bath Storage

I really like the look of this tiered storage unit from the Pottery Barn. I think it would be cute on the countertop, holding my hair accessories. Or in the kitchen, for fruit and other snackies.

They remind me of vintage gym baskets like these…

How fun is this? I’m thinking it could be fun, too, with some brightly-colored soda bottles.


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A Knock-Knocking Christmas

Ever since I wrote about Knock-Knocking‘s delightful yarn wreaths, I’ve bookmarked her blog and keep checking back at her Etsy shop. She makes the most interesting things, and her Christmas decor is no exception. Run on over there and snatch it up before it’s all gone!

Darling little nutcrackers in a variety of fun colors.

I’m in love with this tree. I want to make one.

An elegant use of different yarn textures. The monochromatic blue/grey colorscheme is so chic.

The fuzziness of this white wreath is the perfect match to the snow theme of this wreath above.

I am in love with these little snow people. I think they’d be cute amongst my Christmas decor on the entry buffet. I love the detail on their sweet little faces.

::sigh:: Fun fun fun!

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Holey Swiss Cheese Cutting Board by prettydreamer on Etsy

The perfect gift for the whimsical cheese lover in your life.

If there is such a thing as a whimsical cheese lover. (hello, J. Peterman! Where on earth did that description come from!)





Holey Swiss Cheese Cutting Board by prettydreamer on Etsy.

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Magnetic Spice Rack for Compact Living set of 12 4 by GneissSpice

I was perusing xJavierx’s Flickr photostream, and saw these hexagonal magnetic spice racks, and just had to post it here. I really love this – it reminds me of honeycomb tiles in a vintage bathroom. It would make an amazing “backsplash” in a kitchen!  I can’t say that I use all the spices I have that often, and more often than not, I would prefer to have them hidden away as opposed to sitting out on my cabinets. But this solution solves both of those problems – It’s an attractive way to display something that could potentially take up a lot of drawer/cabinet/counter space.  Not only is the design idea completely inspired and aesthetically gorgeous, but the pricepoint is awesome too. At $42, this would make an awesome wedding present or a housewarming gift – plus it’s handmade! I love Etsy!

Magnetic Spice Rack for Compact Living set of 12 4 by GneissSpice.

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Costume Party: Decor

A few photos of the decor we did for the costume party. Chrysi had the great idea to do a fall-ish, pumpkin theme, so I went and got some felt and decided to recreate that candy corn banner that I saw on Etsy the other day. It was such a simple project – all I did was cut up the felt into triangles and I used fabric glue to adhere it all. It was a good naptime project while Jude was sleeping.

With the leftover felt, I glued it all end-to-end, and then cut a scallop design, making a fun little runner (shown below). Ok, and aren’t those black rats hilarious? They were sticky – the kids had a lot of fun with them!

And what’s a fall costume party without a bunch of pumpkins? For $10, I bought 2 bags of small pie pumpkins and I had the idea that for the activity for the kids, we could decorate them. Kind of like Mr. Potato Heads. Except Mr. Pumpkin Heads. I bought a bunch of googly eyes, feathers, pompoms, glitter glue, and stickers and let the kids have at.

Couldn’t resist a few owls or funkins, either. 🙂  I glittered a Funkin for my mom with a big “D” on it.

Yay yay yay! Here’s my candycorn banners. I’m totally in love with them.

Mmmm, yummy.

In Mom & Dad’s living room. Their house looked so pretty and we were SO thankful that they let us have the party there!

Chrysi’s amazing pumpkin cupcakes! They were decorated gorgeously, and the cupcake itself was pumpkin and chocolate chips. I think these are my newest faves.

I brought over my Martha Stewart trick or treat banner from my mantle.

Oops, here’s the owls again.

I totally forgot to take pictures of the favors we did. Chrysi found these cool little buckets in the dollar spot area at Target and filled them with all kinds of goodies and some glow sticks.

Hilarious photo of my folks wearing the kids’ wigs.

Enjoying cupcakes. That’s Carolyn on the left – she’s ready to have that baby!

First round of “Happy Birthday” – to Noah!

Lighting the candles

When it was Jude’s turn to be sung to, he lit up like Christmas morning. It was absolutely precious.

Finally, in memory of my Grandmother Blanche, we of course had to have her popcorn balls. I love to make them every year at this time. I miss you, Grandmother! You would have loved this party!

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Etsy Love: KnockKnocking

I have a thing for wreaths. I know, this is totally granny of me, but every time I get a Pottery Barn or Williams Sonoma catalog in the mail, especially at this time of year, I am all over the wreaths. I love them. So when I was perusing Etsy the other day and stumbled upon the KnockKnocking wreaths, I practically crowed with delight. They’re handmade using yarn, and I think they have such a distinctive, unusual look. Almost Anthropologie-esque.

Too cute – check out her shop here. KnockKnocking at Etsy.

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Etsy Love

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by sites like eBay or Etsy? Me, too. I’ve always had great success with eBay, but couldn’t ever get into Etsy — at least, until lately. I’ve started looking at various etsy sellers via sites like Decor8 or Design*Sponge. I’ve been so excited by what I’ve found! Here’s some of my recent faves.

Medium Red Vintage Number 8

Mind your Ps & Qs

Trellis Pillow

Custom Monogram Kids T-Shirts

Set of 2 Vintage Metal Drawers

Bird No. 5 Print

Cypress Tree print

Vespa Print

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