I would normally just ASSume that everyone knows what Etsy (aka the best shopping place on earth) is. But the other day I mentioned it to someone and they said these exact words – “What’s Etsy?” WHAT’S ETSY???!!!!!! I about dropped to the ground and had a heart attack on the spot. Are you living under a rock?! I mean, what’s Google? What’s an iPhone? WHAT’S A WHEEL?! So apparently there are people out there who are crazy weird and don’t know what Etsy is. It’s awesome. OK, to expand on that, it’s an internet site that sells MILLIONS of, not only handmade items, but vintage “things” and all sorts of supplies from fabric to cupcake liners. And when I say handmade, I don’t just mean the stuff I make (meaning the crafty DIY stuff). I’m talking art and custom clothes. For example, I had my wedding dress made by an Etsy seller. It was silk and made to fit my measurements. And $100!!!! And I LOVED IT! Actually, the list of things I’ve bought on Etsy is a mile long. Of course, I also sell things on Etsy (only one thing at the moment), but that’s beside the point.
SO, in light of some people’s lack of knowledge (read: stupidity), I’m going to post some of my favorite Etsy finds. Prepare to have your mind blown:
Heart stopped yet? Mine did as I JUST BOUGHT THIS THE OTHER DAY! I was in need of a new alarm clock and wanted one that was also an iPhone dock, so I’m using this and an app to make my phone a clock. There was a lot of rhyming in that sentence. But it’ll look so cool sitting on my nightstand!
See, I told you there was art! I won’t lie. I know this artist. I own one of her other pieces. That I bought on Etsy, thank you very much! I also really want this one. The busty bird kills me.
Those of you who know me know that I love the movie Anchorman. LOVE! This is perfect as it’s hilarious without being too obvious what you’re quoting. I guess it would seem weird if you DIDN’T know what it was quoting, though. Anyway, I wish I lived in that town the Germans discovered in 1904.
What?! You don’t like pet stuff, Lizzie! Ha! You’re so funny. YOU KNOW I DO! And I love mod things as well. Someone MADE this, you guys. With their two hands (and some tools I assume). Ralph would look so tight in that thing! (Note that the use of the word “tight” is a shout-out to my brother-in-law).
I wish I had a fancy event to go to. Why, you ask? Because I want this clutch. Like super bad. Wouldn’t it look fantastic in my little hands! GAH! You KNOW it would! Joan would totally sport this. And being Joan is my life’s goal.
A gorgeous vintage ring! I love spoon rings. I am currently wearing one that I believe was stolen by me from one of my sisters. I don’t know which and if one of you reads this, no, I will not give it back. Seriously. I won’t. Go buy this one if you want one so much.
So there you have it. Etsy in a nutshell. I’ll try and keep you posted with some other finds in the future. I have a sick feeling that my Etsy purchases will now greatly increase. Poor Ryan…