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The Art of the Egg: Ukrainian Pysanky

I’ve started a small collection of Ukrainian Easter eggs. I’m moving soon and these little beauties will be the hardest things to pack! They’re so beautiful and intricate, with geometric patterns made through a complicated series of wax designs and dye dippings.The eggs — called Pysanky in Ukrainian — have deep, bold colors often seen…

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Vote! Which Item Makes Spring Arrive a Little Sooner?

Shoppers throughout the North are dying for spring to come a little early this year. Which of these items inspires your spring state of mind?  VOTE HERE! We collected these 60 items and asked sellers to suggest their picks too. Now it’s your turn to vote! The top choices will be featured in the Gift…

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There’s No Place Like Here: Something’s Hiding In Here

MP4 | Youtube | | Subscribe in iTunes (music by The And Group, animation by JuliaPott) There’s No Place Like Here…Welcome to our new video series, where creative types show us their unique spaces — infused with their aesthetic and filled with the treasures they collect. Today design duo Something’s Hiding In Here give…

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How-Tuesday: Embellished Frames with Kayte Terry

YouTube | MP4 | | Subscribe in iTunes Do you know those various piles of artwork and photographs that you wish you had frames for? Or those various things you’ve collected that are tacked to your wall that kind of make your bedroom or living room wall look like a tattered scrapbook? Why not…

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Rough It Up with Maxwell from Apartment Therapy

Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, co-founder of  Apartment Therapy, shares his latest inspiration and encourages your home decor to show its rough edges. Lately, I have had a fascination with modern rustic interiors. They are simple, clean and warm, but they are filled with raw textures, organic materials and a mix of old and new. This lovely dining…

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Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Decorations

We put out the call and you voted! You want to know which holiday decor item was picked as numero uno? (silence of hushed anticipation)…Let It Snow Paper Wreath by haru! (sounds of excited cheers!) Congratulations to all the sellers whose items were featured. Below you’ll find the top 21 favorites. Look for them soon…

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Holiday 2008: Choose Your Favorite Decorations!

Etsy’s blog editors picked a pool of fun holiday decorations for sprucing up your home this season. We want to know which ones are your favorites so we can featured them here on the blog and in the Gift Guides. Click here to VOTE! Voting ends this Friday, December 5 at high noon (EST).  Spread…

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Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Stockings

The results are tallied!   AhnaHolder‘s Modern Holiday Stocking has been voted in as the favorite stocking for this holiday season! Congratulations to Ahna and big, huge congratulations for all the stocking-makers included. Below you’ll find the top 18 stockings. See all of the stockings here. See our previous voting sessions, Our Favorite Ornaments and Cards.

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Holiday 2008: Choose Your Favorite Holiday Stocking!

Come on down and vote! The editors of Etsy’s blog chose 44 stockings and we want to see which ones are your favorites. Click here to VOTE! Voting ends on Friday, November 28, 2008 at noon. May the best stockings win! We’ll feature your favorites here in the Storque and in the Gift Guides.  …

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Holiday Shopping Lists: Holiday Party Hosting

Deck the halls and the tabletop this joyous season with a handmade touch that is sure to add a special spark to your holiday celebration. Can you just see it now… While your guests are mingling and toasting their glasses, you’ll be busy in the kitchen preparing your favorite family recipes, which will be presented…

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Holiday 2008: Our Favorite Ornaments

We gave you a daunting Etsy Holiday challenge: you had to pick one ornament from a pool of 60 items chosen by Etsy’s blog. There was a lot of variety and this was not an easy choice. It was, dare I say, overwhelming! The voting was very, very close. We’re happy to announce soleilgirl’s Leaf…

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Holiday Shopping Lists: Seasonal Decor

Tis the season to add a bit of festive decor to your home. Whether you’re hosting or need a gift for a friend, these items are sure to ring in the holiday spirit! Check out stockings, wreaths, garlands, even handmade tree skirts in the Holidays Category on Etsy. Holiday Parties and Decorating Gift Guide |…

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Holiday 2008: Choose Your Favorite Ornament!

Come on down and choose your favorite ornament from this pool of 60 items. The favorites will be featured here on the Etsy blog and in the Gift Guides too. Click here to view the ornaments and vote! You have until noon on Friday, November 21st, 2008 to cast your vote.  You must be logged…

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Holiday Table Decor

With the holidays quickly approaching, a warm and inviting table is something (the one thing?) that everyone in the family can agree on. Who doesn’t love sitting down to a home-cooked meal, candles aglow and holiday finery displayed with pride? This year, utilize handmade items to reflect your delicious menu (cranberry sauce, anyone?) and make…

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian friends! We wish you a yummy holiday filled with bright colors, warmth, the laughter of family and friends, and of course, the opportunity to give thanks for the bounty we all enjoy.  Here at Etsy, we are grateful to all the Canadian Etsians who support independent artists and crafters…

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Decorating Ideas for an Organized Home

About two weeks ago, my husband and I packed up everything we own and moved into a new house. We’re still dealing with the hefty task of unpacking all our worldly goods. Treasures that had a perfect spot in the old house are still safely cushioned in shredded paper inside cardboard boxes while we try…

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Decorating Ideas for the Living Room

Moving into a new home, or just thinking about adding some new touches to spruce up your already beautiful space? Look no further than Etsy! We’ve collected an assortment of decor and furniture options for your living room. Get comfy and imagine the possibilities of your new environment. What’s your favorite piece of living room…

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Handmade Kids: Bold Children’s Decor

Decorating a child’s room can prove quite the challenge. Traditional gender-based color schemes are pretty played out — why not try something bold and gender neutral? These bright picks would be cheerful and invigorating for any boy or girl, whether child or simply "child at heart."  Happy decorating!  Handmade Kids Series | Special Kids Showcase…

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Ceramics in Black and White

Look around your home. Surely, there are many things that most likely won’t stand the test of time: your computer, washer and dryer, probably the shoes you’re wearing! A lot of things in life are pretty ephemeral, so it seems. However, there are a token few items that will stand the test of time. These…

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Gift Ideas for Newlyweds: Today I For Real Got Really Married

It took us about a month and a half after our wedding ceremony to make it legal at City Hall here in Brooklyn. We were lazy and we felt already married, having spent all our money and our parents’ money getting hitched next to a waterfall at a park in Virginia last September.  This morning,…