Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Etsy: Take Five Tuesday

This past Saturday evening, I found myself looking for ways to pass the time. You see, I had just painted my toes the snazziest shade of hot pink (Essie Fiesta), and I wanted to ensure I didn't do anything rammy that would smudge my pretty paint job — as I always manage to do! I hit an all-time low when I realized I'd been giving myself a pedicure to the terrible sounds of Teen Mom 2 in the background. It was awful! How did I forget the remote? When did I set it down across the room on the kitchen table? I looked around to find an obstacle course of scattered dog toys and two sleeping pups sprawled across the living room floor. I thought about tiptoeing around them to fetch the remote, but I knew if I woke Tripp or Beesly, they'd inevitably step on my toes with their big paws. Honestly, it happens EVERY time! I was in panic mode; it was a test of willpower. How long would I have to sit there to let my topcoat dry completely? I was fidgety and looked around for entertainment options. Ah-ha! The iPad was within arm's distance. Why did it take me so long to think of this? Naturally, I ended up on Etsy and spent approximately 30 minutes scouting out new vendors and revisiting old favorites. Since my Etsy sesh proved to be successful, I felt inclined to share five vendors I think you'll love. In fact, I'm so confident in this round-up, I bet you end up pushing that little heart icon at least once. It's just THAT good! 
  1. Grounded on the Daily: I'm a HUGE fan of Nicole Miyuki's Tumblr site, so I was ecstatic to find out there was an Etsy shop that sells prints with some of the Grounded's more popular quotes. This hand-screenprinted quote has got to be my favorite! Lovely, wouldn't you say?
  2. In Haus Press: I dream about ordering some of their personalized calling cards. For now, I'll have to settle for these cute cocktail party invitations. Of course, you can expect an invite!
  3. Roxy Marj: I'm a sucker for whimsical designs and colorful patterns. This sunglasses pouch is perfect!
  4. Arianutte: My mom deserves credit for this fabulous find. While it might be a bow tie intended for gentlemen, I'm certain I could find some use for it. The lime leather option is beckoning.
  5. Lackluster Co.: This has got to be one of the BEST shops for industrial and vintage decor. Seriously. How charming is this 1940s amusement park ride car from Coney Island? The antique metal letters and quirky selection of cardboard and wooden signs are equally adorable. 
Have you stumbled upon any like it, love it, gotta have it, Etsy treasures lately?
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