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Counting Down the Days

Dec 16, 2013

by Stephanie Madewell handmade and vintage goods

Where has 2013 gone? In the immortal words of The Waitresses, “Now the calendar is just one page, and, of course, I am excited.” These last few weeks of December are a time for looking back and gazing ahead. Last year’s calendar holds the cryptic annotations of days already nearly forgotten, and next year’s calendar is an appealing blank, a token of promise – of possibilities and potential, holding all the allure of things that might be.

Whether you prefer your personal calendar to be a utilitarian tool, an art object, an aide memoire or some fusion of the three, the makers on Etsy have just what you’re looking for.

This pocket agenda comes in an appealing array of hues.

Linea Carta’s wall calendar is adorned with shooting stars and tiny moons.

Forget dog days – this calendar marks cat days.

Artful typography makes this piece frame-worthy.

Bright, quilt-like geometric patterns are a cheery way to mark the passing year.

A well-designed wall calendar keeps everyone’s lessons, play dates, practices and meetings in plain view.

Each month of this calendar features an easy recipe to try (perfect for novice cooks).

Vibrant fruit and vegetable illustrations summon summery feelings.

Inspire the aspiring food blogger with a year’s worth of mouthwatering images.

A friendly flock of robins will guide you through the year.

In case you need to give a gift to Dr. Oliver Sacks, or any other person with pteridomania.

A personalized leather day journal exudes ambition.

Delicate prisms highlighted in gold frame the months of the coming year.

This colorful print has mid-century style.

A wee, whimsical typewriter makes each month memorable.

For the ornithologist.

Glimmering gold dots contrast nicely with rough linen.

Colorful minerals dazzle and delight.

Know exactly what the moon is up to with a year-long lunar calendar.

Give them a year in Paris with a calendar of photographs from the City of Light.

Cannons, icebergs, parachutists and robots run amok: this has to be one of the most exciting agendas anyone could have.

The months become a menagerie in this witty mini desk calendar.

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