Tag Archives: Etsy

Strange Librarian…

I totally admit that this is out of left field. To be honest I was planning on going in a different direction when I started playing around with the Etsy Treasury tool… but that green scarf had “crazy, scary, sexy librarian” written all over it and the rest is Etsy Treasury gold. Well, I think so anyway!

My inner Halloweenista has stepped out into the October night!

Prelude to Halloween? Maybe… Could just be insomnia. Check out the treasury and tell me what you think. Until next time!

The One That Got Away…


Dining room from Rue magazine (l) and chair currently for sale on Etsy (r).

I bought a desk not long after I returned to the Seattle area. It is a lovely CL find that I fell in love with as soon as I laid eyes on it. It needs some TLC and a nice desk chair to make feel less lonely.

So I searched and searched and somewhere along the way I had the brilliant idea that it needed to be a more modern chair, preferably with a brass finish… And I found this:

"Modern Glam Chair" from Gallivanting Girls on Etsy.

It’s brass. It’s modern. It’s beautiful. It’s also out of my part time job price range at $180. I resign myself to the fact that I’m probably going to be a wish monster galore on this one…

A couple of weeks later, I head over to Rue Magazine and lo, and behold! There is this swank little room with not one but two of those very perfect chairs. They are chrome (and not brass) but still the lovely modernist shape and with better fabric to boot.

Dining space from the February 2012 issue of Rue Magazine.

Someone out there is like me and wants this chair badly. They saw that spread in Rue too… And they can’t get their mind off of the beauty and perfection of those chairs. They want them and they’ve been searching but they can’t find them. Well, at last here it is. Solo, yes… but one is better than none. Grab it while you can. 🙂

Art: Joanne Poore

Wild Flowers print by Joanne Poore on Etsy.

Oriental Poppies II print by Joanne Poore Art on Etsy.

I discovered UK artist Joanne Poore’s Etsy shop by checking out my activity feed for the first time in ages. Jane, a lovely gal in my circle, had marked one of Ms Poore’s prints as a fave and… the rest is history! Well, as much history as one can garner in a single day of drooling over these ethereal, soft, yet vibrant prints.

Sea Spray by Joanne Poore Art on Etsy

Angelica print by Joanne Poore Art on Etsy.

Full Bloom print by Joanne Poore Art on Etsy.

Warm Glow print by Joanne Poore on Etsy.

Check out her shop: Joanne Poore Art. And enjoy a few more of my favorite pieces from her shop! Happy Friday… until next time!

Best of the Week



The Dylan House and Emerson House doll houses by Brinca Dada @ Velocity Art & Design.

Velocity Art & Design tweeted about these Brinca Dada doll houses a few days ago and I think they are cooler than cool. If I was a kid I’d be begging my mom for one of these… or trying to figure out how to make one on my own. Both doll houses can be purchased with or without the furniture (modern and minimal).


Schwinn Meridian 26″ Adult Tricycle in Silver, $280 @ Walmart.com (shipping to your nearest store is free and they’ll assemble the bike for you).

I’ve always loved bikes. Living in San Diego gave me an appreciation for the old school cruiser style bike. Getting older gives me an appreciation for not having to keep me and the bike upright. Here is the perfect mix: the Schwinn Meridian adult tricycle with the good looks of a cruiser (including a front basket) and the stability of three wheels. Sporty frock and lap dog not included.


Lomography Diana + Dreamer camera, $65 and the Leni Lounge chair, $80 @ Urban Outfitters.

The Diana + Dreamer Camera is a thing of beauty. I’d feature it here for that reason alone but it also happens to be a favorite with photography nuts everywhere. This little wonder is definitely on my wish list. The Leni Lounge chair was a surprising find while perusing Urban Outfitters. It has a nice shape, color, and material and looks like it’d cozy up nicely with a few pillows and a throw. Catch this one quick! It’s in the sale section.


Prints by Theater Clouds @ Etsy.

Anthology Magazine tweeted about the Theater Clouds shop earlier today. Elle McKay’s work was recently featured on Etsy. She takes photographs of hand drawn and built dioramas. The artwork featured was too good to keep to myself. See the Etsy feature here and her shop here.

That’s it for this week… a little light I know, but I’m just starting to get some wind back in my sails after being sick most of this week.

Have an awesome weekend, all! See you next week!

Best of the Week

I save a lot of things while I’m surfing, a lot of which I don’t post because I’ve thought I might be spamming you all with it. But going forward, if it’s ok with you all, I’ll be sharing more instead of less. Because if I think something is awesome enough to save, well, maybe you will too. 🙂


Hyphae Lamp by Nervous System @Etsy, $600.


“Minted” pulls & knobs in satin brass by Sumner Street @ Lowe’s, $5 – $8.


Upcycled flooring of wood shipping pallets by Arctic Plank, price on request.


Marble Tray @ Restoration Hardware, $125 – $155. (Thanks to Camille Moore for sharing this on Twitter while I was writing up my post!)

Designer Visions 2011. A trio of showhouses take their inspiration from the movies:


Jed Johnson Associates for House BeautifulFactory Girl.


Carrier & Co. for Town & CountryIgby Goes Down.


Thomas O’Brien for VerandaSomeone To Watch Over Me.

My favorite is Thomas O’Brien’s design but they are all amazing and have a wealth of ideas in them. You can learn more about it at Designer Visions Online.

I hope you’re having a great Friday and have good things planned for your weekend. I’ll be working but making the most of it! Have a great weekend, everyone!

PS Sorry for the lateness of the post but just when I was almost finished my whole thing froze. I had to reboot and lost half the post… hope it was worth the wait. Ciao… for now!

Autumn Lights


The inspiration piece: a print from Volume 25.

I apologize for the late post everyone but I worked today and, honestly, I had not prepared a post beforehand! So here is something that I’m quite proud of, that I’d like to share with you (in case you haven’t seen it): my second Etsy Treasury!


Photograph of Versailles by Amanda Kay Photography.

OK, OK. Maybe I shouldn’t be so excited… but I just discovered the amazing amount of fun that can be had putting a Treasury together. And this one is getting such an awesome response…


Gorgeous macro of (one of my favorites) a hydrangea by Chez Jolly.

Check out An Autumn Full of Light for yourself and let me know what you think!

Two more days til the weekend and some quality chair makeover time!

Fave Five: Etsy Sofas

So, I’m seriously in full fledged hunt mode now. I’ve seen some amazing stuff all over including these amazing sofas on Etsy. While they might seem pricey, especially with shipping added on (and in all fairness a couple of them are), if you consider what buying a new cookie cutter sofa would cost with shipping added on… well, I think it balances out. Plus you have the bonus of not having the run of the mill sofa. So, here they are:

1950’s Danish Modern sofa, $840 – SelectModern @ Etsy.com.

I think this one is my favorite. This is my ideal sofa silhouette and with only a few amendments, I’d call it all good. I’m not a fan of tufting on pieces like this so I’d eliminate that. I’d also give it one continuous cushion. Possibly, I’d also ebonize the wood and recover with a fabric that had a subtle sheen to it.

imageVintage cream sofa, $950 – OVETTA @ Etsy.com.

This sofa has very similar lines to the one above. I like the small, almost wing back look at the corners of the back. I’d give this one a similar treatment to the one above. It’s such a simple, elegant shape that I wouldn’t want to clutter it up with a loud color or pattern.

Tangled Up in Blue Sofa, $2800 – ChairAffair @ Etsy.com.

I love this sofa just the way it is. It has a modern, eclectic vibe about it. While normally I’m not a huge fan of red/brown wood tones, it works really well here with the vibrant blue fabric.

Shabby chic style sofa, $1195 – DistintElegance @ Etsy.com

I love the lines of this sofa. I don’t love the fabric. Definitely too safe. I think I’d go with a graphic print that had navy blue as a primary color… something with a lot of visual texture too. Like the fabric Jenny Komenda put on these chairs.

Vintage settee, $1860 – FrenchEclectic @ Etsy.com.

This one is perfect, as is. I wouldn’t change one thing here. I love the gilt details and the subtle staging. This shop owner should be proud!

So those are my picks. Happy hunting this weekend!