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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Etsy Picks: Awesome for Autumn

Shopping on Etsy can be daunting.  We're here to help...

Here are some things we like for him, her and home this fall:

wood sunglasses by acdwsh
Hip, handmade and relatively affordable, these would top off just about any fall ensemble.  Made by a guy in New Jersey, you'll find these glasses in a shop among lots of other cool wood accessories, plus bleached vans and vintage clothing.

small clutch by TheSardineBox
Handmade by a cute couple in Greece, this little clutch could serve many purposes.  I'd use it for holding my credit card, ID and car keys for running the kids to school or stopping by the grocery store.  This shop is full of great little accessories that ooze their rustic-modern style.

be awesome card by aLittleBirdTweetme
Printed from a hand-drawn design, this sweet, simple card could be gifted for so many different occasions-- or just because.  Based in California, this shop features a full line of charming, simple stationery.

honey buttermilk soap by ArtisanBathandBody
Hand crafted in Nevada, this soap just looks like it smells great-- warm and luxurious, but also so simple.  I'm in the middle of cleaning up by personal care routine, and I'm thinking this soap would make a great addition to that.

vintage antler by shavingkitsupplies
Come fall, I'm drawn even more than usual to rustic, cozy, cabin-inspired decor.  A shed antler gracing a tabletop with a simple fall bouquet would make a great backdrop to a fall dinner.  This Pennsylvania- based shop features lots of rustic vintage finds to compliment your cozy fall decor.

black wrap watch by petitJuJu
Handmade by a couple in Ukraine, this perfectly-hipster accessory ships anywhere for free!  Their watches come in a variety of shades, widths and lengths for guys and girls alike.

moon ring by SecretFind
Also crafted in Ukraine, and also ships for free!  This sweet little moon ring is adjustable, making it a great back-to-school gift for science teacher and student alike.  The shop features a nice variety of whimsical and affordable jewelry.

vintage lantern by MeshuMaSH
Another perfect rustic-fall home accessory, this lantern has a super-lovely natural patina.  This Israel-based shop features a lovely mix of vintage finds for the home.

bike photo by Racetay
Another great cozy fall decor idea, this beautiful professionally printed photo features a quaint Paris scene.  The Canadian shop carries hundreds of gorgeous photos of a variety of subjects-- and they have a sale going on right now!

whiskey cups by taylorceramics
These beautiful 6-ounce slab-formed cups say they're for whiskey, but I'd be more likely to sip wine or kombucha from one.  This Massachusetts- based potter hand has a whole line of beautiful, modern, functional and versatile home goods.

moon tee by makemaketees
The simple, lovely, hand-printed design is inspired by the phases of the moon.  The fledgling Poland-based shop features a full collection of simple, modern, nature-inspired tees for women and men, along with a few cute tote bags.

vintage baskets by bonnbonn
Smart storage solutions are essential to a well-thought-out space.  Turn necessity into a beautiful thing with a pair of these lovely but simple vintage lidded baskets.  This Chicago shop features a sweet mix of rustic-leaning vintage finds, and a few pretty handmade wooden and linen home goods.

cushion cover by JuliaAstreou
This pillow cover is handwoven of local wool in Cyprus.  The raw stripes give it a rustic-tribal feel, but the neutral palate would fit in with a variety of decors.  The shop features rustic-modern hand-woven accessories for her and home.

slouchy hat by ozetta
With nighttime temperatures already dipping below freezing here in the mountains, I find myself lusting after warm hand-knit accessories like this lovely, simple hat.  I love this neutral wheat shade, but this hat can be made in your choice of over 30 colors.  Plus, it's on sale right now!

nature photography by sparrowsalvage
This is one of only a few photos you'll find in a shop of mostly vintage finds based in Australia.  This still life of found natural objects catches my eye every time I come across it.  The rich, warm tones are a welcome compliment to an autumn mood.

shoulder bag by christystudio
Roomy enough for work, school, or an overnight trip to see changing leaves, this bag is hand crafted in sturdy cotton, in a lovely cognac tone.  So versatile, and also on sale!  The Malaysia-based shop carries a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes of bags.

See this collection on Etsy.
Which of these finds is your favorite?  Let us know in the comments.

Happy shopping!

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