Sweet Home Charlotte: Summer 2011 Etsy Awards

If you are like me, then you would much rather have something unique and original than something mass-produced and boring. You support individual artists, collectors and craftsmen, rather than suburban strip malls. Before you buy another average serving dish from Target, purchase a hand linen at Linen and Things, hit Baby Gap for a shower present. . . .you must promise to check http://www.etsy.com! It is all here, under one spectacular .com roof!

Seriously, Etsy.com you are me only better. . . .Every favorite find, jewelery dream, vintage lust or project I could ever dream of but never complete! Unique custom Pillows, check. Hand Thrown Ceramic Plates, check check. . . one of a kind jewelery check plus.

Jut in case you don’t have hours to start your search, here are some of my favorite stores “right now!”:

1. High Street Market: Search here for Awesome Vintage Finds

Pair theses über awesome table lamps on your dining room buffet for just that right bit of color. They would also be just right in a guest room or nursery! For $135 you can Lust. . . affordably!

Large vintage yellow ceramic table lampFrom the same store, I would stick these in a modern family room, with a super comfy shag rug and imagine my life “Mad Men” style!

Mid-century modern green glazed ceramic table lamp, Mad Men style

2.Kyoozi : The freshest pillows in the coolest fabrics!

On a super neutral (grey, cream, slate, even a modern beige) couch or bench, I would take two of these:

Set of Two - Decorative Pillow Covers - Schumacher - Summer Palace  Fretwork - 17x17 inch - Sofa Pillows - Accent Pillows - Throw Pillows

$118/for 2

And add one of these in the middle:

Beautiful Decorative Pillow - Schumacher - Trina Turk - Indoor/Outdoor - 20x20 inch - Throw Pillow - Toss Pillow - Accent Pillow

For a Modern Look



For a Traditional Look

Decorative Pillow Cover - Floral Print - 22x22 inch - Dahlia - Chrysanthemum - Daisy - Yellow - Taupe - White - Throw Pillow - Toss Pillow



Add intrest with Red!

Decorative Pillow Cover - Geometric - Dots - Circles - 20x20 inches - Red - Sofa Pillow - Toss Pillow - Throw Pillow


*Too Many Options to choose from, so check it out and pick your favorite combinations!

**You could even use the yellow lamps from above for a total room upgrade for around $300!

3. Byrachelrose: The Silk Tee Blue Dessert Collection.

Search here for hand died Silk Tops to DIE for! Wear with high waisted white shorts and wedges right now and skinny jeans and ankle booties all fall!!!

Silk Tee Farah Dot in Green & Raven Blue


Silk Tee Minnie Dot in Raven Blue & Chartreuse


4. FriedaSophie: Jewels so LUX you wont believe the price. Even better, they are individually handcrafted in San Francisco with love.

Pair this “Darling Fuchsia Burgundy Drusy 14k Gold Necklace” with everything from crochet tunics, silk tops (see above) and your favorite jeans for that perfect hipster look we all want! Comes with an 18inch chain!

Darling Fuchsia Burgundy Drusy 14k Gold Necklace

I Long for these “Midnight Teal Drusy 14k Gold Earings.” Wear with everything from dressy tank tops and silky shorts now to old school denim and chunky sweaters this winter.

Midnight Teal Drusy Gold Earrings


Thats all for now, but I swear, the search engine is as awesome as google. Search for whatever your heart desires! I bet you can afford it. . . .at least in this lifetime!



***Just spotted this on etsy’s super cool home page: For $525 this Mid Century Chair is a statement piece all it’s own!

Mid-Century Modern Inspired Lounger

Go to Flotsham Furniture for more mid century finds from owner Nicholas Sario!


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