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Etsy Finds

I love pretty handmade things so I’m a HUGE fan of Etsy. Ever heard of it!?! If you haven’t, oh goodness! Please go visit their site¬†ASAP! It’s a huge database of small businesses from across the world that sell vintage things, homemade goodies and crafty supplies. And a lot of it is beautifully unique stuff that you can’t find anywhere else! Fabulous! I love being unique. :)

My first bride Denise used Etsy for a few of her wedding details, which is when I believe my HUGE fan-ness began. I started mentioning Etsy to a lot of my brides and am now hearing a lot of them mentioning it to me. I love seeing people supporting small businesses and appreciating the uniqueness of art that can exist in things like bridal accessories, event details and home decor.

So with the recent popularity of Etsy, I thought I’d share some of my favorite finds!

BUTTON SOUP JEWELRY

I’m pretty sure this is some of the prettiest jewelry you’ll ever see (if you’re into crafty things like me)! Bracelets, earrings, necklaces and even wine charms…all made from buttons! How cute!! Every color of the rainbow is represented and some of the color combinations are just brilliant. I cannot wait to order a necklace for myself! The necklace below is only $33…such a great price! I’d love to see a group of bridesmaids wearing these. :)

(Some WVU colors to show my new home state support!) Photo credit

HANDZ

I was looking for a special anniversary present on Etsy a couple weeks ago and came across this shop. They sell posters and art prints for home decor. I absolutely love the retro style and bright colors. I hope to hang a few in our house someday. I especially love the camera retro print below! How perfect would it be for the JFP office!?! Only $22!

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FOCUSLINEART

This guy keeps it simple and sells one thing – original rustic modern paintings on reclaimed wood. Not only is this stuff super unique, but beautiful and colorful. Who would ever think to hang this on a wall and call it pretty!?! One of the beauties of Etsy. :)

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BRIGHT DELIGHT SWIMSUIT

This find isn’t a shop, it’s one particular item. I came across it today and immediately added it to my “To Purchase List” board on Pinterest. I really, really want a fun retro one-piece swimsuit for the summer and I can’t find one in stores! Every cute suit that I find is online and if you’re curvy like me, you just can’t order a swimsuit online (you must try it on first). So here’s another swimsuit that I found online. Of course I LOVE THE COLOR, but it’s so totally unique! It can have two straps, one strap or it can be strapless. It can also have a belt…or not. Check out this awesome-ness (too bad it’s $125!)…

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See, isn’t Etsy all fun and beautiful!?! Whether you’re a bride looking for some wedding day decor or a new homeowner looking to spruce up your walls, definitely check out Etsy!

3 Comments

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks for the Etsy shout out. As an Etsy shop owner I’m always surprised at the number of people who haven’t even heard of it! It is a tremendous resource of amazing items. Fun stuff- and I love that necklace!

    • Jessica says:

      You’re welcome, Erin! And thanks for stopping by. :) I I love Etsy and wish I could buy more from there! I just love and respect the artistry so much!

  2. [...] hate to see them go away. All the DIY cute-ness that a bride puts together and all the lovely Etsy finds that she’s included in her day get me friggin’ excited because I LOVE SHOOTING [...]

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