Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Etsy...My New Weakness!

So I know Etsy has been around for a while now, but in the past couple of months amidst some major decorating dilemmas I finally got up the courage to investigate and figure it out. Come to find out it's the first place I go to find something I'm in search of, whether it be a home decor item, gift, jewelry, purse, the list goes on and on.

I'd heard Etsy thrown around occasionally and visited the site but never really understood it. Desperate times seem to motivate me, so about 6 months ago I finally mustered up the confidence and tackled Etsy and realized what I'd been missing out on!

All items are handmade, alot of which are made by moms/SAHMs and the best part is most things can be customized to your exact needs (color, size, shape, etc. etc.). The site is in a lot of ways simliar to Ebay, you can contact the seller, ask questions, etc. except there's no bidding!

Everything I've ordered thus far has been W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L, so I thought I'd share a few of my favorite shops and items with ya'll.

This little beaut from Spell It Out Designs took my Etsy virginity. It was
the perfect solution to my lack of space for a chalkboard wall. AND

they were able to customize the size to fit just perfectly on my wall. This chalkboard is a decal so easy on, easy off! Check out all the other great things SIOD has to offer here.

Then I found ITwaddle. They specialize in more decals but these are mostly quotes, expressions, etc. They CUSTOMIZE! Which for me was a saving grace. I have been ordering these boards for wedding gifts, but for my own home I wanted it in decal form. So I emailed them a pic of what I wanted and they said YES! This is an example of just one of the many great things they sell. I customized this with our last name and Established 2006 (our wedding anniversary) and it turned out great!

Looking for some cute and fun artwork for your home or office?
Check out LibertyWorkshop. They sell this in a whole rainbow of colors!

Calling cards and address labels to hairbow hangers CandicenKatiesart has you covered! Great for gifts and the perfect place to treat yourself! Check out these adorable designs.

The possibilities and creative, amazing, fun things Etsy has to offer are ENDLESS! Check it out, before long you'll be like me see no need for a mall! Happy Shopping!


  1. Hey girl, I just found your blog and it's great! I'm from Oakton Virginia (Fairfax) and I see you live in Arlington. It's nice to meet some Virginia bloggers!

    If you are ever interested in a new blog design, let me know, I'd love to work with you!

    My personal site:

    My parents were from North Carolina, so I'm a southern girl at heart too :)

  2. Cherish, thanks for the highlight on your blog!