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Guest Curator: Katie Woolsey of Country Living Magazine handmade and vintage goods

Nobody loves products more than Country Living markets editor Katie Woolsey — especially the quirky-meets-sophisticated variety that is characteristic of Etsy’s artisans! During her four years covering home design she’s always looked to this creative gang to help make her pages sing.

I’m always telling my friends and co-workers that I can’t wait to get a great apartment to myself so that I can fill it with my favorite finds from Etsy. Until then, take a look at the trend that I’m inspired by right now — country kitchen with a twist!


Set of two hand-embroidered rose towels (white and blue gingham)

The folks at ChezSucreChez mix a needlepoint flower with some classic gingham fabric to sweeten up the traditional tea towel. By ChezSucreChez, $30.

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Salt and Pepper Aqua blue and Lime GreenTags

The aged look of these gorgeous kitchen themed gift tags from SunshineandRavioli remind me of the contents of my great grandmother’s desk drawers. (In a good way…) By SunshineandRavioli, $4.

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Ants On My Deluxe Set

I can’t get enough of the adorable ant-covered ceramics from baileydoesntbark.  They bring back memories of picnics by the river — without the actual critters. By baileydoesntbark, $151.

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Quilt Magnets – Colorful Patchwork Patterns – Set of 5

eclecticselections’ punchy patchwork magnets are drawn directly from old quilt patterns.  They’ll warm up any stainless steel kitchen appliance. By eclecticselections, $6.

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Lover Fighter plate duo

A cheeky update on vintage china, these plates from Trixie Delicious can be eaten off or hung for display purposes. By trixiedelicious, $35.

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Do The Dishes – tea towel

showpony’s hilarious tea towel warns of the major porcelain pileup that occurs when one doesn’t do the dishes. By showpony, $15.50.

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The traditional floral teacup from domesticconstruction becomes a gorgeous pendant lamp when wired and turned upside down. By domesticconstruction, $58.

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Hand Made Ceramic Bowl with Decorative Heart Pattern Rim

These handcrafted bowls from Lucinda Chips mirror the delicate lines of a doily without feeling fussy. By LucindaChips, $20.

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Gold Edged Dusty Rose Lace Bowl

Grandma’s lace gets gorgeous when stamped onto ceramic plates. Put these beauties from dgordon in a display cabinet that needs a girly update. By dgordon, $26.

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Vintage Cloth Sandwich/Snack Bags with Food Safe Liner 2 BAGS

Lunch time goes gourmet with these adorable countrylifenaturals sandwich bags made from vintage tea towels. By countrylifenaturals, $22.

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There’s nothing that makes me happier than heading to the farmer’s market for some fresh fruits and veggies. That’s why I love this pre-packed produce bag of stationery from Yeehaw Industries. By YeeHaw, $50.

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