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Etsy Treasuries + Favorite Shops

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

I went looking for a particular vintage brass object the other day and of course one turns to Etsy in such situations. As always I hop over for one thing and end up spying dozens more charming finds, but then I discovered there’s a way to bookmark them there. Pinterest is fab but I discovered with an Etsy profile that you can create Treasuries of favorite items and then share them with the community. How long has this been around? A month? A year? Forever? Anyway, I love it!

Handmade, unique, vintage… it’s those one-of-a kind finds that personalize a space, give it a little quirk, make it feel collected over time and less one stop big box shop.

You can find all of that at Etsy, which is why I love to feature favorite artists and creatives in the Etsy Art I Heart series once a month. I was going to do a roundup of really cool home decor but got distracted curating various Treasuries and Favorite Shops of my own. I convinced myself it’s more efficient to categorize them that way. I created several lists including finds from amazing lighting to quirky things like cat pillows, meow!

etsy treasuries

You can also find over 50 of my favorite go to Etsy shops for pillow covers, gifts, art prints, etc. listed here. favorite shops

Enjoy the galleries and share your favorite Etsy shops you love too, I’m always on the hunt for new treasures…

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Favorite Sources for Affordable Rugs

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

I’m bringing more touches of navy blue into our home this year so last month I purchased this Suzani rug for the entry and to update our family room a few days I ago I ordered this navy geometric indoor/outdoor rug. (You can see most of the rugs in our home in this tour from last year and I’ve purchased from the top ten sources listed below).

Plush versions in wool or silk are wonderful but with kids and pets, I need a rug that is both stylish and easy to clean, also one I won’t cry over if it ever gets soiled or ruined so I’m a huge fan of modern indoor/outdoor rugs for their comparative low cost and practicality.

I thought it time to do a follow up to this post from 2012 on my favorite sources for affordable rugs. Here they are!

Dash & Albert

dash and albert rugs

 

Overstock

overstock rugs

 

World Market

world market rugs

 

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