Etsy Schmetsy: A super-sparkly, star-spangled Schmetsy!

Row 1: Tiny Star Necklace from Ringostone; Vintage Box of Gummed Stars from aniandrose; Vintage Starburst Earringsfrom tipsynumber9
Row 2: Silver Glitter Stars from CardsbyCarla; Vintage Lucite Handbag from 22BayRoad; Moravian Origami Stars from theStarcraft
Row 3: Stained Glass Star from SNLCreations; White Star Ornaments from TwiggyandLou; Origami Kusudama Ornamentfrom bookBW
Row 4: Starlette Crown from giantdwarf; Star Lanterns from greenbaboondesigns; Metallic Star Clip from MXWLLL
Row 5: Vintage ring from MindiLynJewelry; Vintage Hi-tops from outdated; Lucky Stars Paper Strips from OrigamiJoy

Design des Troy Giveaway!

Design des Troy is giving away one Teeny-Tiny but still pretty colorful calendar and a set of six Hand-printed Calligraphic Thanks cards to one of our lucky Twitter follower. The winner will be chosen at random tomorrow, January 11th.

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Etsy Schmetsy: Counting the Days, 2012

It’s a new year and that means it is time for a new calendar! We’ve sorted through a bazillion calendars on etsy, and here are some favorites.

Here’s to a fabulous 2012!

Row 1: girlingearstudio; ScoutCreative; desTroy
Row 2: smeurer8; cicadastudio; michellesmith
Row 3: curiousdoodles; dirtybandits; pistachiopress
Row 4: ellanerine; MissWyolene; LolasRoom
Row 5: TheMadeShop; VioletMay; snugstudio

Etsy Schmetsy: Crafty Mapsy

We love to travel and it is no secret that we love maps (we’ve posted about them a whole bunch in the past). I also love seeing how many fantastic ways etsy sellers are making maps — from pillows to prints, paint-by-numbers to cut paper, here are some really awesome mappy finds.

Row 1: World Metro Map pillow from atelierpompadour; Vintage Paint-by-number USA from somethingshidinghere; Heart Strings Map Pillow from FelixStreetStudio

Row 2: Typographic World Map from designahoy; Map of USA Necklace from ilgattoselvatico

Row 3: Customizable USA Pillow from lovecalifornia; Chalkboard United States map from shopdirtsa; Stay Golden California pillow from sundaymorningpaper

Row 4: San Francisco mapcut from studiokmo; The Roadtrip print from JanuaryJonesPrints

Etsy Schmetsy: Teeny-Tiny, Itty-Bitty Wee Schmetsy

I’m not sure what to say, other than, “Oh. Em. Gee. Look at all of these crazy-amazing, adorable, eensy-weensy things.” So, please, look at them. And enjoy.

Row 1: Hand-Blown Glass Miniature Erlenmeyer Flask by kivaford; Dollhouse Miniature Stew Pan by cottageminiatures; Natural Primitive Miniature Wood Town by saysthetree

Row 2: Miniature Golden Girls TV Set by LDelaney; the ERIE by CatalogHouses; Miniature Antique Brass Cake Stand by AiClay

Row 3: Whole Grain Bread and Butter Set by amanspeak; Miniature Dollhouse Books by scbflr72; Micro Mini Felted Cardinal In Nest by gotcrowcreations

Row 4: The Little Baker Necklace in Antiqued Copper by bellehibou; A Tree and a White Bike in a Tiny Bottle by tinyworldinabottle; Tinyment (A Tiny Metal Tenement) by finchandfouracre

Row 5: A Dish of Thai Food Miniatures Freestyle Handmade by DefineStudio; Pickled Onions and Fruit Chutney Miniature Food Handmade by sarahmaloney; Small Basket of Crusty Bread by CJMiniatures

Etsy Schmetsy: Foodie Fun

Row 1: EmilyLynch; SweetFineDay; tealandgold
Row 2: PigeonToeCeramics; FreestyleGifts; Modred12
Row 3: paulova; girlscantell; ricochetstudio
Row 4: vesselsandwares; chefrepublic; FamilyFabrics

Etusi Sumetusi: Japan

Finding it hard to write anything snappy about how awesome Japanese aesthetics are right now. We love you Japan.

Blue puppy earrings from LianaKabel Celadon matcha bowl from shyrabbit Crocheted Totoro hat from amiamigos Katakana stamp set from VioletGiftShop Astronaut bag from tacdesigns Awesome paper tape from PrettyTape Cute HiFi Stereos Rings from YuraPockylover Kinkaku-Ji Wall Hanging from japanesqueaccents Drama! buttons from thepinksamurai

Etsy Schmetsy: All Tied Up

Who doesn’t love a good bow tie? From traditional to whimsical, classy to playful, this assortment includes something for everyone looking to add a little dapper to his or her day.

Row 1: Harvest Checks Bow Tie Dog Collar by SillyBuddy; Poindexter Props on a Stick by sarahedesigns; Boy in the Orange Bowtie Canvas Print by kikiandpolly

Row 2: Rust Bow Belt by darlingtonia; Cutesy Bow Tie in Blue Stripe by RikkiB; Father and Son Silk Bow Tie Set by Appleandivy

Row 3: Kitty Scout Portrait Altered Vintage Plate by BeatUpCreations; Gold Bow Necklace by diamentdesigns; Fraternal Lop Bunnry Rabbit with Tassled Fez and a Bow Tie Illustration Beautifully Upcycled Dictionary Page Book Art Print by collageOrama

Row 4: Felt Bowtie Cupcake Toppers by KnockKnocking; Sterling Silver Bow Necklace by BluHour; Puffy Yellow Bow Pillow Cover by secdus

Row 5: Soft Black Tan Leather Bow Tie Bracelet by threehorses; Men’s Grey Wool Houndstooth Bow Tie by KnotNow; So Super Dandy Bowtie Collar by alexandragrecco

Etsy Schmetsy: Anchors Away…er, Aweigh

Row 1: lostatseashop; downhomeamy; EmsOddsAndEnds
Row 2: infraredstudio; TotallyLinens; motherMAEi
Row 3: GetLuckyVintage; TruNicCreations; thenerdsofafeather
Row 4: AutrefoisVintage; RedDragonflyAKATOMBO; magshhh

Etsy Schmetsy: Valentine’s Day, Schmalentine’s Day

It may seem a wee bit premature, but it’s that time of year again. That simultaneously adored and dreaded day is just around the corner. That’s right: Valentine’s Day. We hope you’ll enjoy this smattering of treats for your sweetheart or yourself. And for those of you without a main squeeze, we Experts would just love to be your collective valentine.

Row 1: Felt Arrow Cake Flags by hankandhunt; Star Map Embroidered Print by selflesh; “ac is cupid” Greeting Card by katefunk

Row 2: “I Heart Your Guts” Hand-Printed Card by desTroy; Belle and Sebastian Limited-Edition Silkscreen Poster by strawberryluna; “Do You Like Me Circle Yes or No” Sweetheart Cuff Bracelet by vsc83

Row 3: Bee’s Knees Pillow by SewEnglish; Handcut Hearts Garland by PaperPolaroid; “You & Me Are In Love” Print by virginiakraljevic

Row 4: Cat and Dog Greeting Card by Juliapott; Hand-Embroidered Smitten Handkerchief by bobetsy; Foxy Love Bowl by SongandBranch

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