Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Etsy Wish List

Several of my blogging friends have a regular feature, showing the things they would love to have on Etsy, so I thought I would borrow that idea.  

I've been on Etsy quite a lot in the past few weeks buying presents for people, but since we built an addition to our house and I now have a tuition bill to pay for Zack, Rick and I decided we really weren't going to buy anything much for each other.  Which is totally ok with me -- trust me, we're happy with just nesting and reading the tons of books we DO allow ourselves and playing hours upon hours of UNO with the kidlet.  And he's going to be just fine on Christmas morning, no doubt about it.

But it's fun to window shop, no?  And who knows, I might find something you'll love to get for someone special in your own family!


"Being Part of the Bigger Picture" by elukka
I love everything this artist does.  You should look back through her sold items and see the massive puzzle she did -- oh my.  Want.  I like all of this line she's done, but there's something about the trees and the lone house that speaks to me.  I so love it.

Bird No14 by Geninne
I actually want a LOT of her bird prints to decorate the wall behind the bed in our new bedroom.  Sigh.  They're so wonderful -- the eyes are so expressive! 

Ceramic Hedgehog by iktomi
I love hedgehogs.  There's just something about them!  I have a cast iron one by my front door (it was a wedding present, can you believe it?).  But I've always loved these.  She makes smaller ones, but I couldn't find one in this color in her store.  I'll keep stalking.

Folded Dinosaur Book by novelbrand
Seriously, I'd like anything from this store.  I love book folding -- some of the things I've seen are utterly amazing (I mean, think about how much THOUGHT went into this!).  

OK, so there are some of my favorites.  Browsing and sharing is really as fun as buying and owning -- we can ooooh and aaaaah together.  I won't lie, though -- if any of those found their way under the tree, I wouldn't object!

What's on YOUR ooh-ahh list?


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and writes the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She's also a contributor to Art Bead Scene.



13 comments:

  1. I'm honored Lori :) Thank you so much!

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  2. I lurve hedgehogs! Especially magenta hedgehogs :)

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  3. I so appreciate that you took the time to feature me on your blog. Your picks are original and so interesting, and it's an honor to be with them. Your lovely blog is now one of my new favorites!

    thanks-
    Denise Antoinette Ferragamo (Iktomi)

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  4. Loved the little Hedgehog and I have an iron one also that holds my bedroom door open.

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  5. all wonderful selections..and a fun idea to share your finds

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  6. Nice, especially Geninne's work (love it). My wish/heart list is starting to get a little out of control! http://www.etsy.com/your/favorite/listings :)

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  7. Hi Lori,

    My mom and I spent the day together yesterday (at a bead show -- so wonderful!) and ever since I was young, we would find something wonderful for the other, rush up to them and say, "pretend I bought this for you!" and we would enjoy the whatever as if it had been a real purchase, without the clutter or cost.

    Emanda
    ArtemisiaStudio.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooh-aah I say too!
    Wonderful things
    Loooooove the hedgehog and the house by the pool puzzle thing.
    I had never heard of book folding before. Interesting.
    Thanks for sharing

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  9. Lori, you have that great artist's eye! This is a wonderful selection -- isn't Etsy just so much fun! That dinosaur! The lone house! Birds! Yeah, I get it!

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  10. Love your selections !
    Geninne's piece is gorgeous and I love Elukka's piece !!!
    Thanks for sharing !

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  11. There are so many wonderful things hidden on Etsy... and you've found some I'd never known existed!

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  12. Thanks so much for the eye candy!

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  13. Thanks for this post. I love the folded dinosaur piece. How unique!

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