Tuesday, March 17, 2015

What I Buy on Etsy

I just love selling on Etsy.

And, I love buying on Etsy too!

I find such unique and special items from Etsy shops that seem to be there just for me just at the right time. I see a lot of what I buy through searches and on the threads of the teams I belong to. I have bought from some great sellers and I just wanted to share some of my great finds with you.

My lastest find are these cute wooden bunnies. They are from Artcuts, a shop based in London, UK.

I ordered them with the string so that I could make a banner out of them. I kind of have a soft spot for bunnies.....you could say that I have a bevy of bunnies.....but none like these! I strung them all together and found a perfect spot.
My first attempt at some spring decorating even though my snow lady is still sitting around!

All winter I had been wanting a red plaid slouchy, cross body purse. I don't know why, I just did. My dreams came true. One of my favorite blogs I follow featured the handbags from Polyester and Trash in her post and I fell in love. I found my red plaid bag. It has a big sun on it made from a sack that held mixed nuts. And all the materials used are vintage!


This bag is huge. It is made of all different fabrics with the handle made out of a man's tie. There is a pocket on the inside. It fits cross body in a slouchy, funky, messenger style kind of way. I just love it.

I ordered this at the end of the summer last year from Crafted by Gale and can't wait to put it up above my new side porch door this Spring. My garden is right there so it is so apropos.

I fell in love with this muslin and tulle tree from Provencal Market and used it the last two Christmas' for decorating. I didn't want to put it away so I found a way to leave it out year round.

My husband and I run a Christian Community Arts and Cultural Center so when I found the comedy/tragedy mask ornament, they just went together. It works for me!

There are lots of shops on Etsy that offer printable downloads of great graphics. I had just started knitting prayer shawls for a ministry called the Knit Wits. My friend Bonnie, who heads it up just loves sheep and yarn and all things knitting. I just had to order this four piece printable from Lorraine's Graphiques.

 Couldn't pass this great graphic up from Cottage Rose Graphics because, well, it's me! Debbi, the shop owner added the Musings of a Vintage Junkie in for me!

This t-shirt just spoke vintage to me with the old truck. Plus grey is my new favorite color. I ordered it from Tattered Tique. It is the most comfortable t-shirt and my favorite to wear. Just ask my friends and family who saw it on me constantly last summer!
Junkin Queen, Vintage Girl, Picker, Junker, Antique Hunter (hey, I have a cool key chain inscribed with those words from Etsy bought for me as a gift by my daughter!)....whatever you want to call me, I am proud of it!

I could go on and on with many more examples but you get the picture. You can find so many things that speak directly to you and become those items you just have to have.
Okay, just one more. I just remembered this one.....
I bought it a few years ago from Mitmunk, a cool shop full of funky stuff "for the creative spirit".They specialize in some wild leggings. When I saw the cat and the 13 I had to have it. It is a nice burnout style t-shirt with a quality graphic on it.
The listing title calls it the "unlucky 13" t-shirt. But for me, 13 is not unlucky. When my husband and I were looking for a wedding date in July the only one available was the 13th. I didn't like it but wasn't going to let superstition bother me. When we got to Italy for our honeymoon I found out that 13 is considered a lucky number there. I bought a silver 13 charm to commemorate our honeymoon and now proudly wear my t-shirt with a kitty, (which I love, black or not) and 13. It definitely has become a conversation starter!
From diaper bags to a custom leather bracelet, velvet pumpkins to American Girl doll clothes, I usually find what I am looking for on Etsy when I am looking for something unique.
What do you buy on Etsy?
AnnMarie xoxo
Disclaimer: These items may or may not still be available in these shops but the shops are all currently open!

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  1. AnnMarie, Thank you for the lovely feature and thoughtful blog. I am delighted to see that the little tree warms your spirit year round!

  2. So many wonderful finds! I do so like those bunnies and that sign is fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of this goodness with us! Nicole xo

  3. Hi AnnMarie! Love your post, such gorgeous items!

  4. You have found some great stuff on Etsy. I love Etsy too and have ordered from several vendors over the past couple years. I got my daughter a couple really unique jewelry pieces last Christmas. Your messenger bag is cool! I saw the ones Donna and Tuula ordered. They are very unique. I hope you're having a great week!

  5. Wonderful items. I have never bought on line so it's nice to see what Etsy has.

  6. Oh, I love Etsy too! The people that sell on their are so creative and they are REAL! Just about every time I order something from Etsy I get a handwritten note which is a delight :)

    I am in love with the messenger bag -too cute! And that tulle tree is darling. Thank so much for sharing this fun post with Roses of Inspiration. I hope your week is going well, sweet friend. Hugs!

  7. These things are all cute, but I especially love the bunnies!

  8. O, how cute these all are and I am totally in love with your wooden rabbits...so so cute..and I am now collecting banners (didn't really mean to...just saw that I have 3 or 4 of them so that's a collection...hahhaa)
    Love buying from Etsy and I've bought so many cute things....I will copycat you and do a Etsy post. Thanks for the inspiration....

  9. oops, meant to add I love your new bag...and I am now a follower thru Google Friends Connect..:)

  10. I just got one of Amanda's bags too- I love it. She made mine with a vintage Snoopy tie. SO cute. Check out the post I did on her.... http://snugharborbay.blogspot.com/2015/03/polyester-and-trash.html

    Your bag turned out fab too. :-)

  11. Hi AnnMarie, Love all your great finds and the tree used in the off seasons is really pretty. I would want it out year round too.
    Love your new bag. Etsy has so many wonderful items created by talented people. I always look their first when I am searching for something special and my customers too have become such good friends along the way.
    Enjoyed this post. Great idea.
    Hugs, CM

  12. At first glance I wondered why the bunnies had two holes in them. For a banner! Of course! How very cute.

  13. Loved reading about your Etsy shopping adventures! Great selections! I like surfing Etsy for inspiration and ideas for my crafting projects. So many creative folks!

  14. Great finds, Ann Marie! I usually do not buy on Etsy but I might just start checking out the artisan shops.... love the Vintage Girl T-Shirt. :)

  15. You have found some great items on etsy. I love perusing the etsy shops too!
    Mary Alice

  16. Cool finds, AnnMarie! I shop on Etsy quite a bit myself. You'd be amazed what you can find on there in a quick search, or just happen upon a great find unexpectedly & think, "Wow! How did I not find this already?? Gotta have it!!" My grandparents' lucky number was 13, also - married on the 13th as well & my grandfather's first fire engine no. back when he began his career. I'm a big fan of special numbers & your wonderful blog posts as well! xoxo AntiqueShopGirl

  17. Ann Marie, I just purchased some lovely plates from Etsy--as if I NEED any more ;) Your bunnies are too cute and I love the adorable garland you made with them! Blessings, Cecilia

  18. I love Etsy too, both buying and selling. Love those bunnies, and that bag you bought from Polyester and Trash. Her work is fabulous!

  19. I love this post and will back over several times to visit the shops you have featured. Of course I already have a bag from Amanda who has Polyester and Trash. The last purchase I made was for a box of small crosses to use with my Madonna collection. I like to search for unusual vintage items.

  20. Those bunnies are so cute! I sell on Etsy, but it's also my first go-to place when I'm looking for supplies and and something special.

  21. I love the items you have purchased.

  22. Love the bunnies Ann Marie! And that bag, is absolutely fabulous!! I think that your lucky #13 shirt is so fun also. I have not bought on etsy, but have bought a few things from Instagram. I just love the hunt of finding things, so try not to buy more. lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  23. The bunny garland it the cutest! I've purchased a few things through Etsy from fellow bloggers. I love the garden sign - I will check out that Etsy shop!

  24. Fun post, Ann Marie. I always see things on Etsy that I Iike, but to date haven't purchased anything. I'm waiting until we get the cottage built. You showed us some great things. I like that muslin and tulle tree, and how you embellished it. The sign made me smile. That's a good one! Hope you're having a great weekend. Nancy

  25. Dear AnnMarie, I enjoyed seeing all the finds on Etsy. I also find the color gray very comfortable and easy to wear. My daughter likes it too. She especially goes for the more muted colors and gray is one of her favorites.
    I like the bag too. I always like a bag that has enough room. The T-shirts and the signs and sayings are adorable along with the tree and the bunny's. All fun and enjoyable.
    xoxoxo Catherine


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