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Guest Curator: Mid-Century Boho With Ellie Snow of Mint

Jan 27, 2010

by Ellie Snow handmade and vintage goods


Ellie Snow is a graphic designer and the editor and founder of Mint, a daily design blog that focuses on art, weddings, graphic design, and products for the home. Like many bloggers, Ellie began Mint as a way to sort and save her favorite artists, designers, and online shops, but it quickly grew into a community of like-minded readers. After sharing her own wedding invitations, Ellie began receiving requests from other brides for custom invitation design, and her shop Hello Tenfold was born. It seemed like fate, since some of Ellie’s earliest memories are creating birthday cards and other stationery for various friends and family members. Today she splits her time between blogging, freelance design projects, and Hello Tenfold.

Maybe it’s because I’m a freelancing newbie (three months and counting!) and struggling with the inordinate amount of time I now spend in the house, but lately I’ve been itching for a little home makeover. For house inspiration and unique, handmade and vintage items, there is no better place to turn than Etsy. My dream house has crisp white walls and is a mix of mid-century modern aesthetic with bohemian touches and lots of art. Here are a few favorites!


[Handmade Walnut Side Table by blackelm, Block Printed Fabric Storage Bags by jezzeprints, Mid-Century Chairs from wrightathomevintage and Hand-Printed Fabric by Carly Schwerdt of umbrellaprints (for quick and easy DIY placemats or napkins!)]


[Porcelain Lace Wall Hanging by forestclearing (made by dipping hand-crocheted lace into porcelain), Beaded and Embroidered Afghan Textile Patch from rayela (I picked up something similar during my travels, and think these look beautiful mounted and framed), Beautiful Shade by resurface (made with a pattern generated from a photo of a street intersection), and Hangers with Hand-Knit Covers by strikk, because your closet should be pretty, too!]


[Handmade Ceramic Nesting Bowls by whitneysmith, Yellow Vintage Wallpaper Lamp Shade by drawflowers, Peticula Tea Towel by munaluna and Black Flower Letterpress Coasters by luckybeepress]

Thanks for having me! Find me at Mint.

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  • monkeyandsquirrel

    monkeyandsquirrel said 7 years ago

    such cute home goodies here! love that little bird vase :)

  • Emmamaha

    Emmamaha said 7 years ago

    I love Rayela's wares and all the items have clean crisp lines. Inspires me to redecorate!

  • CocoaBeans

    CocoaBeans said 7 years ago

    such great finds, i love the more light lamp:)

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 7 years ago

    Great chooise,I love porcelain lace wall

  • greencouchdesign

    greencouchdesign said 7 years ago

    I love it! The yellow's are such a good ocher hue! Wonderful picks! Score one for the freelancers!

  • WanderlustBling

    WanderlustBling said 7 years ago

    Very pretty - I love all the textures, especially in the More Light fixture.

  • OffTheHooks

    OffTheHooks said 7 years ago

    loving the mix of mod and boho!

  • beautifulbridget

    beautifulbridget said 7 years ago

    holy cow, I love it all!!

  • BluLima

    BluLima said 7 years ago

    Great blog, such amazing eye candy!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Very nice finds ~ Bohemian touches add that little extra oomph!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 7 years ago

    wow, what a refreshing group of pieces. love rayela's pieces, and the resurface shade and porcelain-dipped doilies are absolutely stunning.

  • tlgentile

    tlgentile said 7 years ago

    fabulous as always, ellie! such a great combination of styles!

  • VeraVague

    VeraVague said 7 years ago

    that top room up there is great. Nice finds too!

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    great interiors!!! i love mid century mixed with bohemian textiles. GREAT ARTICLE!

  • moosomething

    moosomething said 7 years ago

    I want that MORE LIGHT lamp! I love the colors of everything.

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 7 years ago

    Wow that porcelian lace wall decor is incredible, great read, enjoyed my peruse, Thanks for sharing.

  • girlscantell

    girlscantell said 7 years ago

    very pretty! i love the colors!

  • VintageEye

    VintageEye said 7 years ago

    fantastic pics, great forms and textures!

  • ethanollie

    ethanollie said 7 years ago

    great to see you here ellie! i loved your interview. thanks for the shout out.

  • Ryanplz

    Ryanplz said 7 years ago

    wooo! very nice. :)

  • SimpleTraditions

    SimpleTraditions said 7 years ago

    Very cool picks!

  • everyeskimo

    everyeskimo said 7 years ago

    a nice clean article, with a nice clean aesthetic. very beautiful choices.

  • sewlola

    sewlola said 7 years ago

    I found the porcelain lace wall hanging the other day while searching "lace doily". The seller has beautiful pieces. Hopefully, I can have one soon. :)

  • Leocardia

    Leocardia said 7 years ago

    The porcelain doilies are sooo beautiful!

  • stockannette

    stockannette said 7 years ago

    Cool picks - the lampshade is particularly lovely!

  • goodgirlsstudio

    goodgirlsstudio said 7 years ago

    Great finds, but I would expect no less from my Ellie :) I'll take all those lamps please

  • alasdelsur

    alasdelsur said 7 years ago

    I also love white walls as a background of great furniture pieces. Lovely!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I love the porcelain lace wall hangings!!

  • DrCraze

    DrCraze said 7 years ago

    Nothing more appealing to me than mid-century style.

  • soule

    soule said 7 years ago

    I love that heart fabric! Mid century design are so clean and simple, love the studio in the first picture

  • RobotsAreAwesome

    RobotsAreAwesome said 7 years ago

    Wasn't a fan of yellow, Etsy has turned me around. Would it be wrong to sew little outfits on robots? Or would it be AWESOME?

  • byAgnes

    byAgnes said 7 years ago

    I love the fabric!!

  • janellelile

    janellelile said 7 years ago

    Yay, Ellie! You have such a fantastic eye :)

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 7 years ago

    how inspirational. Mid Century ROCKS and i love your work space!

  • missbatch

    missbatch said 7 years ago

    Ellie, I love your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  • Fairyfolk

    Fairyfolk said 7 years ago

    Love the hangers!

  • funkeyfinds

    funkeyfinds said 7 years ago

    love the porcelain doily!!! really stunning.

  • polkadotsandblooms

    polkadotsandblooms said 7 years ago

    Great selection. Thanks. Right up my street :-)

  • lifeofcolors

    lifeofcolors said 7 years ago

    Love that Porcelain Lace Wall Hanging. What a creative idea!

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 7 years ago

    I really like the sewing table/desk. Is that a viking sewing machine? I have one, as my alternate sewing machine, and they are real work horses. I like the clean look of this room, so bright and calming.

  • EarthBabyDesigns

    EarthBabyDesigns said 7 years ago

    That bird vase is adorable and I love the vintage rug too. But OH! to have a studio/office that clean, neat, bright and pretty! My ultimate dream......

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage said 7 years ago

    Great picks and great designs from the Etsy artists !

  • elitas

    elitas said 7 years ago


  • eroa

    eroa said 7 years ago

    gorgeous designs. very inspiring & uplifting.

  • nine15photography

    nine15photography said 7 years ago


  • hellotenfold

    hellotenfold said 7 years ago

    ooh thanks, so glad you guys like it :) The studio actually isn't mine (I wish!), it belongs to Amanda of Red Jet Whistle. You can see before/after shots and read more about it on the blog. Oh to be organized!

  • MinceCo

    MinceCo said 7 years ago

    really like your style

  • ReDesignTechnologies

    ReDesignTechnologies said 7 years ago

    GorGEOUS. Mmm...yellow.

  • SolomonLaneJewelry

    SolomonLaneJewelry said 7 years ago

    Beautiful! I am really starting to love rooms that are done in shades of white with color for the accessories!

  • BayleafStudio

    BayleafStudio said 7 years ago

    So lovely. All of these finds create such a nice and cohesive group. I can imagine them all in one home... Thanks, enjoyed it!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 7 years ago

    those white mid-century modern chairs are really beautiful. I wish I had the space and the $$$ to get them!

  • allthingswhite

    allthingswhite said 7 years ago

    Wonderful picks! Off to check out her blog...

  • SamsPaintbrush

    SamsPaintbrush said 7 years ago

    Crisp and clean look! SO orginized! Inspiring...

  • pukapuka

    pukapuka said 7 years ago

    I love a touch of yellow, lovely picks. Gorgeous lace wall piece - it must look great near a light.

  • bluethreadvintage

    bluethreadvintage said 7 years ago

    Oooh, crazy about the vintage wallpaper lampshade, how beautiful! Great picks.

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 7 years ago

    i agree, etsy is a great place to find inspiration for a room or full house makeover.

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

    Love Whitney Smith's pottery!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 7 years ago

    I love the crisp, clean look of white. Loving those mid-century chairs!

  • breadandroses

    breadandroses said 7 years ago

    So fresh & light! I've really warmed up to ochre & mustard tones recently. Such an uplifting antidote to grey winter skies!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 7 years ago

    Love the porcelain lace wall decoration. Great picks!

  • box64studios

    box64studios said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing ellie! I follow your blog and love your site-i'm constantly inspired. look forward to what you have in store down the road. ::kelly

  • OhFaro

    OhFaro said 7 years ago

    What a fun article, love all the picks - WOW though- Resurface makes beautiful shades!! Etsy really is a one stop shop for home decor. I've been in my home for almost 20 years now, but if I had to start all over again, I'd be shopping here - for everything!

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt said 7 years ago

    wow - Mint another great site - I thoroughly enjoyed the altitude design summit article, and look forward to reading your blog more in depth. Thank you for your article and your selections.

  • baruchslullaby

    baruchslullaby said 7 years ago

    Gorgeous items! I want to move into the room in the first photo. :)

  • Archivia

    Archivia said 7 years ago

    gorgeous picks in this posting. I adore mid century design, paritcularly 50s-60s.

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 7 years ago

    I just found a new favorite shop - rayela - gorgeous textiles!

  • polkadotsoup

    polkadotsoup said 7 years ago

    this post made my heart weak - what a great selection!!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 7 years ago


  • valleygirldesigns

    valleygirldesigns said 7 years ago

    love the bird vase and the lace wall hanging- awesome picks boho lamp is great!

  • RomanceCatsAndWhimsy

    RomanceCatsAndWhimsy said 7 years ago

    I loved the lamps shades -- wow -- so exciting!

  • lithicastoneworks

    lithicastoneworks said 7 years ago

    nice finds - the ceramic nesting bowls are great.

  • rayela

    rayela said 7 years ago

    Absolutely lovely! And, I so enjoyed reading about your story! Isn't this just a great community? Thanks for including my textile. I would love to visit your dream house one day!!!

  • dayslonggone

    dayslonggone said 7 years ago

    Love your taste!

  • thepapermoonstudio

    thepapermoonstudio said 7 years ago

    Love those slipper chairs. Wonderful clean line collection. Love it!!

  • brownbelly

    brownbelly said 7 years ago

    love love love all the items! the combination looks very pretty too!

  • Lunatiger

    Lunatiger said 7 years ago

    awesome I love her site! Fresh designs.

  • lisaroy

    lisaroy said 7 years ago

    thanks for sharing! great blog!

  • shopgoodgrace

    shopgoodgrace said 7 years ago

    Love Ellie's blog -- and these selections are to die for. I'm hyperventilating over those gorgeous chairs!! oy! (and I'm noticing the yellow/mustard theme again... very good thing. )

  • AngelEllie

    AngelEllie said 7 years ago

    Love the choices and your blog!

  • claydame

    claydame said 7 years ago

    That workspace is so neat and tidy! I really like the yellow lampshade you featured.

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 7 years ago

    you've got a great eye on design. really enjoy visiting your blog :)

  • littlemoandfriends

    littlemoandfriends said 7 years ago

    beautiful workspace, much tidier than mine!!

  • evihan

    evihan said 7 years ago

    what a the workplacee soo dreamyyyy

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 7 years ago

    The orange pitcher gives a great pop of colour and has a lovely shape. The industrial look of your workspace is inspiring(and so organized).

  • bysweetmom

    bysweetmom said 7 years ago

    great finds, love them

  • spacejam

    spacejam said 7 years ago

    so much spirit and sun!! love it=)

  • twenty22two

    twenty22two said 7 years ago

    Beautiful!!! I love the nesting bowls and letter press coasters.

  • MissSideburns

    MissSideburns said 7 years ago

    I have a couple of new favorites!

  • LavenderField

    LavenderField said 7 years ago

    Her blog is fabulous!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful! I adore the lampshades!

  • FamaraDesigns

    FamaraDesigns said 7 years ago

    I love this :) Awesome!!!!

  • VixVintage

    VixVintage said 7 years ago

    Lovely items, makes me hopeful for spring, thanks.

  • FLYoungStudio

    FLYoungStudio said 7 years ago

    Oh this makes me long for spring! Great finds, especially those porcelain lace wall hangings.

  • ManateeDreamsInc

    ManateeDreamsInc said 7 years ago

    Love the overall feel of your collection. Mixing the sleek simplicity of mid-century modern with the bold colors and lines of the other items is a nice touch.

  • gumbygirl

    gumbygirl said 7 years ago

    Such a clean look!

  • WatermelonWishes

    WatermelonWishes said 7 years ago

    What a beautiful studio you have. Makes me want to go and clean mine up...right now! In my world, creativity is tantamount to disorder.

  • JourneyDesigns

    JourneyDesigns said 7 years ago

    Oooo...I am in love with that yellow branches lamp!!

  • ArtByAmarose

    ArtByAmarose said 7 years ago

    I want everything! :)

  • CuriousSparrow

    CuriousSparrow said 7 years ago

    Awesome! Great stuff!

  • idozvia

    idozvia said 7 years ago

    wow wow wow Cool items!!!!

  • mythunderstood

    mythunderstood said 7 years ago

    Love home decor - nice picks!

  • CarolinaCottage

    CarolinaCottage said 7 years ago

    Love the drum lamps!

  • glendalee

    glendalee said 7 years ago

    THIS was simply inspirational: thank you

  • shecological

    shecological said 7 years ago

    Wow! I am impressed by the order and cleanliness!! looks like a great light space to work in! It is always inspiring to have touches of art and design surrounding us! great items featured!

  • thefancytail

    thefancytail said 7 years ago

    Lovely choices.

  • jbeaudet

    jbeaudet said 7 years ago

    I love her house; it's so clean and fresh! I need to take some of that for my home. I also love the lemon lamp shade. Jennifer :)

  • solsticehome

    solsticehome said 7 years ago

    great picks and tons of inspiration here

  • Gwendolynsdesign

    Gwendolynsdesign said 7 years ago

    Lovely - though I never could immagine my studio so clean. wOW! Does she have an etsy shop or am I missing somthing?

  • retrolabs

    retrolabs said 7 years ago

    wonderful collection! i love the yellow branches lamp shade.

  • bklynstitch

    bklynstitch said 7 years ago

    Oh wow - such great finds. Great job Ellie!

  • ravenwren

    ravenwren said 7 years ago

    Fabulous choices. My bedroom is all yellow and that lamp would be right at home.

  • genisepark

    genisepark said 7 years ago

    Really lovely finds. Those white chairs and the lamp by draw flowers...mmmgood.

  • urbanknitfits

    urbanknitfits said 7 years ago

    Beautiful. We recently completly switched our rooms around to give me a bigger work space for knitting and painting, and I love it! And even though moving might once again be in our immediate future, I LOVE making a new nest and breathing new life into a new arrangment or combo.

  • mietteLove

    mietteLove said 7 years ago

    If I won the Texas lottery I would probably spend quite a large percentage of it on Etsy. I love this look!

  • zuppaartista

    zuppaartista said 7 years ago

    gorgeous finds! i LOVE the nesting bowls!

  • smittenforyou

    smittenforyou said 7 years ago

    I heart your home. Great stuff. I especially love the porcelain lace wall hangings and the nesting bowls. What great artists we have on etsy.

  • loveandbulldogs

    loveandbulldogs said 7 years ago

    love your selections! I am adoring yellow and white in the home right now, it has to be that perfect shade of yellow though :). Also love your shop and your blog, your wedding programs are my fav.

  • carlossantiago

    carlossantiago said 7 years ago

    gorgeous!!! one of my pillows will look beautiful in your setting. PARK

  • StudioElenus

    StudioElenus said 7 years ago

    Wonderful finds! What a way to bring excitement into your home:)

  • okaySK

    okaySK said 7 years ago

    I totally have that exact metal desk.

  • corelladesign

    corelladesign said 7 years ago

    LOve this Article, and Ellie's Blog and Shop! YeaH North Carolina:)

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 7 years ago

    Love the yellow shade.

  • wookwoodworking

    wookwoodworking said 7 years ago

    Wow...really beautiful picks. They definitely have a "feel" to them.

  • mariehelenecreations

    mariehelenecreations said 7 years ago

    Really enjoyed your selection. If you visit my shop, you will see that I weave home furnishing, pillows, throws, bedspreads, blankets, table linens, curtains. In fact my next warp will be to weave new curtains for my own dinning room and for my living room!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sashawhite

    sashawhite said 7 years ago

    so inspired! love everything

  • paperbella

    paperbella said 7 years ago

    I would love to have my mits on those nesting bowls; they're just divine. Actually, all the picks are so nice. Very cheerful.

  • paperbella

    paperbella said 7 years ago

    oh, and I'm also a little envious of your studio. Love the clean and clear space with lots of natural light. What more could you ask for?

  • areyoutakingmeout

    areyoutakingmeout said 7 years ago

    Just divine =)

  • jamiespinello

    jamiespinello said 7 years ago

    I love hearing about new blogs that I can add to my daily perusal!

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