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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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Fresh Shop: Fine Craftsmanship from wookwoodworking

These woodworkers combine high and low, crafting both fine furniture and fun accessories from kiln-dried woods.

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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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The Sustainable Sounds of Cheese

Every summer, for over fifty years, Himalayan goji berries and truffled ham have come to the Javits Center in New York for a sympoisum of self-proclaimed “Fancy Food.”  In response to this elitist celebration of onion confit and Caribbean Reef sea salt, Sasha Davies of Cheese by Hand and Tom Mylan of Marlow & Sons…

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Featured Seller: matechuk

“Who am I kidding? Most nights I come home from work and go directly to the sewing room, computer or sandblaster!”

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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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Wine and Chocolate: Choosing The Perfect Match for Valentine’s Day

So it’s the evening of February 14th. You’ve worked hard and cooked your sweetheart a terrific dinner for Valentine’s Day. You chose a great wine for dinner that you both enjoyed and now the molten chocolate cake is in the oven.  Since there’s a little bit of wine left, you decide to have it with…

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Featured Seller: ASugarAffair

“I got tired of going to childrens’ birthday parties and seeing the same themed cakes. I wanted something different, something my son would remember.”

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Fresh Shop: NorthForge

Check out this terrific collection of furniture made from wrought iron and salvaged materials.

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Etsians Cook Book Project: ApolloHillsCrafts’s Browned Butter Potatoes Recipe

ApolloHillsCrafts shared this recipe with hamptons for the Etsians recipe project. My daughter runs a website and keeps adding recipes from both grandmother’s and also my recipes and finds others wherever she can.  Over Thanksgiving we were looking at old recipe books she found ones on-line that were printed in the late 1940’s and early…

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Etsy Recipes: Karen’s Apple Pie

Prepare for mouth-water! Here is the first recipe from hamptons‘ Etsian Cookbook project, courtesy of Karenssoaps. I know I’ll be making this pie tomorrow for Thanksgiving. See the original post to see how to get involved or get more recipes from Etsians. Karenssoaps‘ Apple Pie makes 8 servings Your Favorite Crust Recipe — need top…

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