Sunday, February 12, 2012

Let's Go Shopping -- Etsy Finds

When I don't feel so swell, or am tired, or just creatively tapped out, I go shopping.  For a while it's been sheerly window shopping, and I wanted to share some of what I've found that I love from afar.

 First comes the ultimate dollhouse.  
You MUST click here to see inside.
The interior photos look exactly like a real house.

It's hard to narrow down why I love this so much, since there's so much to love!  One is the pink exterior.  The second is because my dad built my sister and I a dollhouse way back when, and I still have it.  Apparently, he was working on that thing all through Christmas Eve, and it was a total surprise to us.  Right now I have no room for it in the house -- it's HUGE -- but I refuse to give it up.  One day, I'll convert a room into a combination miniature railroad/dollhouse room.  One day!

Next, an amazing bead.

This is made by Flowertown Beads, and she has lots to look at -- not just large-hole beads but sets as well.

This is made by Xanadu 2 You.  Not only does she make these gorgeous bowls, but jewelry, too!

The owl trend continues 
with this cute stamp.

Stampadoodle has a lot of cool metal stamps, most of which I've never seen before.  She also has stamping blanks, so if you've never stamped metal, give it a whirl!

And of course, I'm sure you know how much I love books.
So this print should be no surprise.

Photographer Elle Moss really captured everything about books in this one.  There's a used book store near my town and I spend HOURS in there.  In fact, I'll be opening a vintage store sometime this year with some of the amazing finds I've collected.  

And finally, another bead set,
since of course, one can never have enough beads!

These clever triangle beads are made by Mitosis Glass.  I love the shape and the color is very summery.

I hope you enjoyed your shopping trip with me!


Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off.  She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.


  1. Love that doll house. I never had one and always envied anyone that did.


  2. Love that doll house !! Makes me want to work on mine again - almost. :D

  3. I looked at the doll house thru ETSY...OMG!!! They have got the detail down...right to the stuff on the floor in the laundry room!! Awesome! And the beads are so beautiful that I had to PIN them! Thanks for sharing your finds!

  4. I love the idea of window shopping on Etsy! It's the sort of thing you can do in pajamas with messy hair, which is totally my style. :)

    I love that doll house. I love miniatures, and I love pink houses -- I have ever since I learned that Monet lived on one.

  5. An Alice potion to make me small would be perfect, then I could live in that fabulous dollhouse!!! What a fabulous find!! thanks for sharing!!!! I hope that you are feeling better!! I have been thinking about you and wondering how you are doing.

  6. What a treat, to come home and find myself featured on your blog alongside such gorgeous things. Thank you so very much!

  7. What a fun shopping trip. That doll house is amazing with all the detail. Thanks so much for taking us window shopping.

  8. I am in love with the owl stamp. I have stamping letters and the metal to stamp on, a hammer and a anvil.. never used it. I am so scared I will mess it up. I am also loving the triangle beads. I want those.. i love the beads you design with also. I have looked around my area and never find any.


    I practiced the lesson I learned from you the other day. Going out of my way to give attention to people I would normally avoid so that I would not have to be fake. :) Instead of seeing it as fake, I saw it as being open hearted.
    Thank you!

  10. BTW- seriously opening up a shop?!

  11. Love the bowl and I love window shopping etsy....before I know it, time goes by and bam! I'm behind on everything! Lol.

  12. I actually hate shopping so I love when you do these posts - although, I don't like that you have the time to do this because you're in bed :( Be well ~~T

  13. Vintage store: great idea! Thanks for sharing these goodies, Lori. Hope you're having a good day!

  14. Such beautiful finds. That dollhouse is so realistic! It's so sweet that your dad built you and your sister a dollhouse. I'm sure a lot of love went into it.

  15. What a great metal stamping site! Thanks for the link!

  16. Very nice finds Lori, it is fun to look at things on Etsy. I enjoy it myself many days. Have a great day!

  17. I love Etsy! I love all the stuff you found but that bowl is stunning!!

  18. Thank you for always bringing us pretty things. I like the real and honest way you blog and it has shown me that I can be myself and when I am true to myself it brings inner peace. As a migraine sufferer, I sympathize with your health issues and hope you are well soon. I look forward to the bead soup reveals - so exciting to see how each talented jewelry artist comes up with their designs.

  19. Lori, What a treat you shared with us today. The doll house is just ... I was awe struck. I wonder what is the dimension of this thing? May be I have to go back and find out... Thank you so much for sharing these cool stuff with us. Dita.


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