The Etsy Blog

Curating by Color handmade and vintage goods

Jennifer Prince is the creator and curator behind the eclectic blog Odessa May Society. When she isn’t blogging, you can find her in various publications such as Gatherings and Styled, as well as on Pinterest.  She currently resides in Western New York with her husband and a dog they affectionately call “Chlofus.”  

I have an uncontrollable obsession with trawling Etsy. My Favorites are updated daily with stunning photography, emerging artists, and infant cuteness that makes me giddy. I can’t help but curate mini-collections to inspire a seasonal palette or new ideas for my next project.


[Clockwise from top left: Antique French linen from FrenchatticfindsWhite pedestal planter by PineandmainGold textured circle earrings by LaonatoParis wrap skirt by LevoyagecreatifX brass cuff by Youngfrank"Dans Mon Reve de Paris" by Eyepoetryphotography]

More often than not, I seem to collect products and images with a neutral overtone. No matter the time of year, I can’t get enough of those creamy palettes. They brighten the grey New York winters and create a rich setting for pops of color.


[Clockwise from top: Roses and Tulips print by Amandagilliganphoto"The Sun Kisses the Field" by Maddenphotography; Notebooks birds trio by Arminho; Pink and mocha moths print by Amberalexander;   50 painted birds save the date cards by ArtcadiaPastel pink summer scarf  by Thepapermachines]

Not being much of a pink girl, I still love a soft muted shade. With spring around the corner, pink blossoms and a tinted sky always seem to influence new creations in the design world. Spring makes everything lovely and fresh again!


[Clockwise from top: "Silk" print by Grainandsilk;  Gold point vessel by UpintheairsomewhereLarge round diamond stud earrings in gold by LexluxeInk and blots thank you card by Quillandfox]

Who doesn’t love metallics? Whenever a collection is pulled together on OMS, I make sure to add a touch of gold to spruce things up. Metallics add the right amount of shimmer to paper goods, pottery and clothing.

[Clockwise from top: Geometrical illusion printed leather pouch by CoruimPersonalized zodiac constellation print by Evajuliet"Soliarty Butterfly" by Grainandsilk'Connecting the Dots" watercolor by Louisestart]

I love to bask in the boldness of deep, dark hues. They have the power to soothe or create drama.


[Clockwise from top: "Shadow 7" by CatherinemellingerHand-stitched matte black leather iPad case by HiddengemCocktail ring by StarlightwoodsHand-printed calligraphy thank you stationery set by Besottedbrand"Non Je Ne Regrette Rien" by Sarahandbendrix]

Basic blacks are my safe bet. Always classic, always simple, always beautiful.

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