It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go…..I don’t know about you guys but I’m bursting at the seams with Christmas spirit. The house is pretty much decorated-I just need to add a few finishing touches here and there. I will be posting some pics sometime this week along with a few quick and easy holiday decorating tips.
Here is a little peek of my favorite little spot in our home to decorate..
Isn’t she pretty? This little mini chandelier is in a hallway off of our foyer. Every year I hang some vintage and new ornaments on it and it becomes a little bundle of joy. It’s the first thing you see when leaving the foyer and entering the living areas on our first floor. This is probably one of the easiest holiday decorating tips I know. Hang ornaments, ornaments, and more ornaments from every chandelier in your home.
I’m obsessed with Etsy. It has become my go to online shopping destination for buying gifts, fashion and home accessories. I’m going to start a new feature where I will be sharing with you a few of my favorite Etsy shops. Right now I’m shooting for every other week to post my “Etsy Faves”. So without further ado…..
Just click on the name of the store and it will take you directly to their Etsy shop.
I can’t get enough of the quirky girl prints from this shop.
Isn’t this print so pretty? It would work perfectly in a girl’s bedroom or in adult living spaces as well. There are so many different styles available. I first became aware of this shop when I came across the “Superhero Reader Girl” print:
I believe this is their most popular print. I have seen this piece numerous times in different spaces, it has “Girl Power” written all over it. Love. They also sell calendars, notecards, tote bags, and original art.
I put this great infinity scarf on my Christmas list and I hope for my husband’s sake one is on the way.
The leather cuff on the scarf takes it to an entirely different level. I have never seen anything ever like that before. The cuff also can be removed and worn around your wrist. This shop has a huge variety of unique handmade accessories including scarves, infinity scarves, necklaces, colorful fabric brooches, French style beret hats and much more.
I really like the look of the wider cuff as well. The scarves are made with a soft sweatshirt type material. That’s a must for me. Anything scratchy and tight around my neck drives me insane.
Vintage Christmas ornaments are really hot right now, however, it is a big challenge finding authentic ones in any kind of quantity. So imagine how happy I was when I came across “I Want Vintage”.
Not only do they have a huge selection of vintage ornaments, garlands, and other Christmas things but a nice selection of other vintage treasures.
I remember when I was a child my grandmother had little birds similar to those above. They perched upon her Christmas tree and she would sit looking at them for hours thinking about her life in Germany or the “Old Country” as she called it.
A girl can never have enough fashion accessories. Two of my favorites are bags and large statement earrings.
They have an amazing selection of folded clutch bags. Each one is so unique and like nothing I have ever seen in a retail store.
You will also find an assortment of tassel statement earrings and necklaces, wallets, scarfs, glasses cases, and more..
Faux taxidermy is a trend that isn’t going anywhere. It’s fun and versatile with all types of décor.
I am really loving this large cardboard deer head. It’s made from Baltic Birch Plywood. You can decorate all of their pieces with paint, glitter, wrapping paper, decorative tape, you name it.
The best part is the pieces are all environmentally friendly and made with recycled cardboard!
One of my favorite things to purchase on Etsy is throw pillow covers. There are so many shops to choose from that it can be overwhelming.
Different shops specialize in different types of pillow covers. This shop is known for its cotton velvet pillow covers which come in so many fabulous colors.
It is also known for their pillow covers made out of cotton canvas and embellished with grosgrain ribbon border. All of the covers are clean classic modern pieces that stand the test of time.
We no longer have young children but have family who are just starting to have babies. That means lots of baby gifts in our near future.
Look how precious those little babies are. I just want to grab one and cuddle up and take a nap. Oh and guess what? They are all customizable. You can create your own perfect little stuffed animal. You pick the kind of animal you want and fabric.
You will also find a selection of handmade rattles, teething rings, backpacks, pillows, drool bibs, and pacifier clips. I can’t stand how adorable the above teething ring is. Nothing like the rubber, slimy things my kids used to gnaw on.
Hopefully I turned you guys on to a few Etsy stores that you will love as much as I do. I look forward to sharing many more with you in the near future.
The next post I will share more of my Christmas décor. I’m just always adding finishing touches that I feel like I’m never done.