Etsy Schmetsy: Ho Ho Holidays!

With Christmas quickly approaching, we felt a holiday schmetsy was in order. This week’s schmetsy leans a little more vintage than normal, but there are so many awesome vintage Christmas finds, I couldn’t help my self. Enjoy!

**UPDATE: TimberGreenWoods would like to offer a 10% discount to our readers off any order from their shop. Enter the code theexpertsagree at checkout.

** UPDATE #2: In case you miss it in the comments, silhouetteshop is offering a 15% discount on their stockings. Just use promo code EXPERTS at checkout.





Row 1: CathodeBlue; silhouetteshop**; MrFilthyRotten
Row 2: witandwhistle; uncommon; Vintage4Vintage
Row 3: LaVignette; presentandcorrect; JuJuToo
Row 4: TimberGreenWoods**; WinterNook; 5gardenias
Row 5: ionascloset; MagiaMia; ismoyo

Shop Handmade & Local for the Holidays!

Owen and I will be selling at two craft sales at Fort Mason this season. The first, the RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale is this Sunday, December 5th. We have done this sale for a few years and it is a pretty great time seeing the variety of work our fellow alumni have been up to. Here’s Owen’s writeup of last year’s show.

RISD Alumni Holiday Art Sale — San Francisco
Sunday, December 5
Fort Mason Center, Building A
9:30 am to 5 pm

Next weekend, December 11-12, we will be selling at Bazaar Bizarre along with Experts Agree coeditor Jessica (tiniestj). It looks to be the best one yet: the vendor  lineup is well-curated and there’s even food trucks and cocktails involved.

Bazaar Bizarre
Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12
Fort Mason Center (Herbst Pavilion)
Saturday: 12  to 5 pm; plus the new Cocktails & Crafts Party 7 to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 to 6 pm
**Admission to the sale is free. Admission to the Cocktails & Craft Party is $10 — advance tickets can be purchased here **

We’ll be selling our new teeny-tiny calendars, a new gocco print, notebooks, gift tags, and of course our holiday (and other-occasional) greeting cards. And if you missed out on Jessica’s fantastic handstamped Max Fischer extracurricular activities pencil set when she sold out of them in a few hours last time, Bazaar Bizarre is the time to resolve that problem.

Etsy Schmetsy: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



Row 1: PubliqueShop; claudiagpearson; ItzFitz
Row 2: restruct3; fruitsaladvintage; daisychestnut
Row 3: angeldogdesigns; isabelleabramson; EmmaDemmaDo

Etsy Schmetsy: Hanukkah Schmanukkah

We are in full-blown holiday planning mode, printing like crazy and getting ready for this year’s holiday craft sales. And although I am knee-deep in Christmas, it feels a bit early for a Christmas Schmetsy. Thankfully, Hanukkah starts very early this year, December 1, so today’s Schmetsy is totally timely and appropriate; I hope you enjoy it.



Row 1: whippedbakeshop; papercitydesign; ElleMeredith
Row 2: hilarysarobot; StilNovoDesign; YeeHaw
Row 3: desTroy (that’s us!)

ImagineNations

Given how often we discuss maps, it should come as no surprise that we are also big fans of globes; I’m kind of loving these decoupaged vintage globes from ImagineNations. Oh, and if there is something you’ve been dying to see on a globe, she makes custom commissions.



via design*sponge

Etsy Schmetsy: Stay Gold, Ponyboy.

There’s something about gold. I’m not sure if it’s the brightness of the color, the sheen of the metal, or the cheer that either brings. For this week’s Schmetsy, we give a shout out to all things golden.




Row 1: Good Boy Golden Ring by Fleathers; Tea for One Print by yumiyumi; Golden Urban Set of 5 Rings by AurumJewelry

Row 2: Early Golden Bantam Heirloom Organic Corn Seed by Thebearfootshaman; Buddy Holly Print by modernanthem; Upcycled Tray by thecatalog

Row 3: Soleil Cowl Merino Wool and Cashmere Neckwarmer by TickledPinkKnits; Handy Tools Earrings by dobleele; Kinies Classic Goldenrod Bag by Kinies

Row 4: Be Wise Be Handy Vintage Owl Magnifying Glass Necklace by soradesigns; Golden Delicious Print by amandakindregan; Golden Yellow Baby Girl Felt Booties by sunflowerexpress

Etsy Schmetsy: Etsysaurus Schmex!

This week’s Schmetsy pays tribute to a group that is somehow simultaneously terrifying and lovable: dinosaurs!




Row 1: The Kid’s Table Archival Fine Art Print by WildLifePrints; T-Rex Dinosaur Print by berkleyillustration; RAWR 2 Fine Art Print by UrbanPinkPhotography

Row 2: Jurassic Dinosaur Terrarium by terradctl; Dino Hunting – Dinosaur on Plaque by Jadesun; Hanging Pterodactyl Necklace by BrainsandBeauty

Row 3: Handmade Felted Brontosaurus by FeltedFriends; Ruzgar the Pterodactyl Wool Felt Plush Doll by nonesuchgarden; The First Thanksgiving Original Collage by unusualcards

Row 4: T.Rex Organic Maple Wood Teether by littlealouette; Dinoclasm Passport Case by Mikeatron for Tinymeat; Dinosaur Toy Necklace by pinkavenger

IKEA’s Hembakat är Bäst (Homemade is Best)

Ikea’s new cookbook, Hembakat är Bäst, has been all over in the blog world, for the past few days. But, if you haven’t had the pleasure of previewing it, it looks pretty rad. So far I haven’t been able to figure out how to purchase it (short of flying to Sweden, which while appealing, seems a bit absurd). The images are by Carl Kleiner and the styling was done by by Evelina Bratell.




Etsy Schmetsy: Tweeder

Autumn is upon us (mind you, in San Francisco that mostly means delightfully summer days, but I digress) and in New York it’s Fashion Week. Time to put away summer’s lightweight casuals and pull out the warmer, dressier heavy hitters. I am talking about woolen tweed, which in the world of handmade crafts has been reinvented from stuffily professorial – the stuff of John Hodgman and Rupert Giles – to adorable and flirty.




Row One  : :  Wool cloche by lizarietz : :  The Delivery Pack by Sketchbook : :  Deer brooch by shopJoliette

Row Two  : :  corduroy and tweed reversible spats by merrybe : :  wool/cashmere/silk cowl by breadandroses2 : :   “the roaring fire” upcycled pillow by emmadear

Row Three  : :  Bon Bon and Belchick (tweed woodland squirrels in love) by sleepyking : :  upcycled scarf by HTandH : : wool wrap coat by 13threads

Row Four  : :  Recycled suits messenger bag by RumahKampung : :  Handmade Journal by Highland Books : :  travel cape by daintythings

Etsy Schmetsy: Nursery Prints

My sister’s friend needed recommendations for prints for her baby girl’s room. I thought that sounded like an excellent idea for an Etsy Schmetsy, so, here you go Lisa.

KidsHaus_piratedarlingclementineJasonHillDesign
moiramaminkeeprintsjlabieni
strawberrylunaeighthourday
wontingpetitcollagebeethings

Row 1: KidsHaus; darlingclementine; JasonHillDesign
Row 2: moirama; minkeeprints; jlabieni
Row 3: eighthourday; strawberryluna
Row 4: petitcollage; beethings; wonting

We know it can be difficult to sort through the huge selection of handmade stuff on Etsy, so if like Lisa you’d like our help selecting, or if there is a Schmetsy you’d like to see, please let us know. you can comment below, or send us an email. Click here to see all of the past Schmetsy.

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