Latest Purchases from my friend, ETSY.
I’ve been Etsy-ing all night and i found some dope as a Pope’s rope stuff. I want these to be my sister wives, i love them that much. (hey clients, email and call dibs if you want these)
Pair of vintage Brass Canister lamps, $175. You had me at ‘really huge modern finial’. From THIS seller. Picture a really wide (like 12″) short white linen drum shade. oh, man. I’m getting inappropriately excited.
Adorable pair of gold polka dot lamps. $75 for both. from THIS seller. Yes, i have a thing for Gold, white and polka dot so these are pretty much a no-brianer. I might splurge on some gold foil shades.
I didn’t purchase this guy because i already have one in yellow, but you should. Except shipping will probably be annoying. It’s $325 which isn’t a steal by any means. (mine was $100, but from a thrift store and not refinished). It’s still dope. You can buy it HERE
Yeah, i’m predictable i know. Vintage + Blue + Floral + Ball fringe = No doy. $30 from this seller
This thing is crazy good. It’s a 32″ x 100″ handwoven tapestry. I think its future is to be the upholstery on a mid-century chair that i got for $30. i know. i’m already separating myself from it emotionally because this is a relationship i do not want to end.
$99. But think about it, its 100″ long!!! It could be two major pieces of art, a pillow and a simple chair. The hot pink in those peacocks is making me feel unhealthily excited. From THIS seller.
Adorable woven tapestry. Why is ‘tapestry’ such a bad word for some people? Like ‘macrame’ or ‘knick knacks’ or ‘wicker’ or ‘fringe’. ‘Tapestry’ just means something handmade or woven thats hung on the wall as art. $29 and look at the colors. And you don’t need to frame it. Picture it on a gallery wall or hung above (and off-center) a guest bed?
Oh my god. its so weird. can you even believe i bought a brass animal? What’ll i do next? Wear blue? Wear a princess sleeved tweed blazer? So not like me. (at this point i literally have a zoo. 1 horse, 1 large greyhound, 2 horses, 2 owls, 1 huge fox, 1 elephant, yadda yadda….and you saw the holiday special with SIX large brass deer!!!!).
But this guy is pretty great for the price, $25 i think. From THIS seller.
And for the finale:
Dear Brass hot air balloon car thing, Please take me away to happiness land where we drink diet coke through red vine straws, listen to the song ‘Dancing in the moonlight’ on repeat (MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SONG!!!!) and cuddle wit baby mammals. I’m pretty sure that is what happens in heaven. I’ll ask my dad, he knows about that kinda of stuff. This thing was $99, which isn’t nothing. BUT its 33″ tall – and for the math un-inclined that is almost three FEET, my friends!!!! HUGE!!!! Its probably going to go above a bed or in the perfect niche.
I might hoard it for my future daughter, Emily, Jr. Above her crib??? AHHH!!!!!! Stop it. Control yourself.
Part of me wants to re-brass it so its all new and shiny and dope as mother-effing hell!!!!!!!!!
Yes, all of these might be cheaper at the flea market, if i was to find them (which obviously is the hard part) but the fact that i can buy whilst watching ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Our idiot Brother’ with Brian (his choice) and drinking wine makes it pretty worth it.
And supporting small businesses is always worth it. For those of you who don’t know, shop from www.etsy.com It’s kinda the best.
Here’s a searching tip: you never know how people categorize their stuff – if they don’t know what they are selling they might call it something weird. So what i do is just search for ‘white lamp’ under ‘all items’ and yes i have to scroll through 27 pages, but is the best way to ensure you are seeing all the options and you inevitably find the best pieces. I mean, when is the last time you searched for ‘tapestry’? Some people call ‘porcelain’, ‘ceramic’ or ‘pottery’ so you can’t predict it.
Happy Holidays, friends. Thank you so very very very for another year of reading, watching, commenting and listening.
I love you so hard.
What was your favorite piece? And what is your favorite Etsy store?