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Postcard From Europe # 6

Apr 9, 2010

by matt

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

April 8, 2010
Berlin, Germany

Dear Friends,

Berlin’s DIY scene was in full effect last Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Etsy Labs. People were rocking the dance floor, filling up on Bratwürstchen, and admiring our lovingly curated exhibition with fashion accessories from around the world. It was a great success!

The first of our three display modules, finished just in time, made a terrific showplace for all the accessories. Here are a few of the pieces:

New Nagy in apple green medium by Bayanhippo


       Necklace by Stavroula                                          Bloom Necklace by JLRYDesigns

Ecological Slippers by ing00te

All the beautiful accessories made it hard for the ladies to keep their hands off, and frankly, I can’t blame them.

Necklush Ultra by Necklush

Silver Leather Hobo Bag and Orange Leather Clutch by Patka,
The Barrel Bag by morelle,
Summer Tote by layerxlayer

Bags were discussed and drooled over (and almost always followed with the question, “Where can I get one?”). In short, the presence of these many wonderful products created quite a stir.

Communicater and Big Bang Earrings by Conquerjewellery

Silver Lace Leather Necklace by LemkaBSilver Lace Leather Necklace by LemkaB

Summer lapicitos necklace by corazondegalleta

Maximum Fringe Necklace by iheartnorwegianwood

Felted Dusky Pink Flower by AvaOriginal

Bags by RetrospettiveVespa Scooter Coin and Tweed Clutch Purse by Retrospettive

In the main space we featured a slideshow representing fashion picks from Etsy artists.

You can watch it here:




We are so happy to have kicked off our launch with such a fantastic party! We can’t thank everyone enough for contributing in one way or another to the success of the event.

All the best from Etsy Labs Berlin,

Benedikta

About Postcards from Europe:
Berlin-based Etsy Admin, Matt and Benedikta send postcards back to the Etsy offices in Brooklyn updating us all on Etsy’s European operations. We never know from where they will be sent, what they’ll say, or how they’ll say it (video, song, photos, interpretive dance).

131 comments

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 8 years ago

    i love the woolen bangles!

  • Ayca

    Ayca said 8 years ago

    Great find! Go Euro Go!

  • Floreal

    Floreal said 8 years ago

    Awesome collection.. great finds....loved going through each one..:) www.twitter.com/florealdesigns www.facebook.com/florealdesigns

  • ClementinesJewelry

    ClementinesJewelry said 8 years ago

    Wonderful picks!

  • anapinatelier

    anapinatelier said 8 years ago

    Great collection of Euro finds! Just found some new favorites :)

  • anapinatelier

    anapinatelier said 8 years ago

    Great collection of Euro finds! Just found some new favorites :)

  • girlscantell

    girlscantell said 8 years ago

    super fun! such a gorgeous assortment of work!

  • bread

    bread said 8 years ago

    I love the little booth you guys made for the display!Very art gallery-esque.

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 8 years ago

    fabulous 3D setup, encouraging partygoers to get up close to the handmade pieces... love it!

  • patkas

    patkas said 8 years ago

    Thank you Benedikta and Matt for letting me be a part of this great exhibition. Its ALL looks so great!!! Thanks and wish you Etsy Europe Team all best from Poland:)

  • inajuicebox

    inajuicebox said 8 years ago

    Great finds!

  • lovelygifts

    lovelygifts said 8 years ago

    Very nice!

  • CositasSeriasVintage

    CositasSeriasVintage said 8 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • JLRYDesigns

    JLRYDesigns said 8 years ago

    This is so great Benedikta and Matt! Thank you SO much for including my Dark Pink Crush Bloom Necklace in the exhibit! I am completely honored to be featured with such talented artists from around the world! I hope Etsy finds much success in Berlin! xoxo Jen JLRY Designs

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 8 years ago

    I wanna go! Looks like a tremendous amount of talent in Berlin!

  • IchaSupplies

    IchaSupplies said 8 years ago

    Great to read and look at your Euro finds!!! Welcome to Euro, again :)

  • sarahknightdesign

    sarahknightdesign said 8 years ago

    Wow! Looks like a fun & creative time, everything in the exhibition is amazing. Thanks for the eye candy!

  • 6catsart

    6catsart said 8 years ago

    You Go Europe! Love the Lace Leather by LemkaB. Very well done and beautiful.

  • Huismus

    Huismus said 8 years ago

    What a fun read, thanks! Go Europe! :-)

  • munieca

    munieca said 8 years ago

    super cool!!

  • supplier

    supplier said 8 years ago

    its great to see gorgeous bag of my dear friend Bayanhippo and also all these perfect designs thank you

  • necklush

    necklush said 8 years ago

    Thank you for including Necklush! We are very excited for you all... it is inspiring to watch everything that unfolds for Etsy! Good luck and thanks very much: )

  • JewelryByVeraVague

    JewelryByVeraVague said 8 years ago

    that is AWESOME!

  • meltemsem

    meltemsem said 8 years ago

    Wonderful items! Great to see my friend's gorgeous bag from Bayanhippo, awesome necklace from Lemkab and cool bangles from mysticfibers! Yay Go Europe go! Thanks Benedicta and Matt:)

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 8 years ago

    Hooray for the talented artistis of Berlin!!!

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop said 8 years ago

    How nice, I wanted to be! wonderful items too....

  • callmemimi

    callmemimi said 8 years ago

    Great finds ! I love the Clutch Purses by Retrospettive!!! Welcome to Europe Etsy!

  • selecta6

    selecta6 said 8 years ago

    Perfect selections...

  • buddyxdesigns

    buddyxdesigns said 8 years ago

    So love the ecological slippers=)

  • cookieletta

    cookieletta said 8 years ago

    Wonderful picks!!!

  • AREjewellery

    AREjewellery said 8 years ago

    Looks like a great event! Would have loved to be there.

  • ABoxForMyTreasure

    ABoxForMyTreasure said 8 years ago

    How wonderful - the displays look amazing. Fabulous work guys!

  • shirinki

    shirinki said 8 years ago

    this looks amazing! I am thinking of moving to Berlin in the fall and its exciting to see the handmade community is active and growing over there. Looks like tons of fun!

  • Iovelycrochet

    Iovelycrochet said 8 years ago

    Wonderful items!! Go Euros go...

  • thetailorsstories

    thetailorsstories said 8 years ago

    wow.. lovely and cool items!!

  • bijouxdellostregatto

    bijouxdellostregatto said 8 years ago

    Beautiful creations from Europe!! Welcome Etsy!!

  • corazondegalleta

    corazondegalleta said 8 years ago

    Thanks Matt and Benedikta for chosing my lapicitos necklace to be there, it looks sooooooooo happy in there!!!! :)

  • mysticfibers

    mysticfibers said 8 years ago

    Oh WOW!! Thank you guys so much for featuring my work, looks like the grand opening was a huge sucsess (wish I could have been there). All the best to all the European Etsians!!

  • Relydesign

    Relydesign said 8 years ago

    Gorgeous creations!!! Love Europe!

  • lechouchou

    lechouchou said 8 years ago

    so so beautiful!!!

  • HandmadeByKat

    HandmadeByKat said 8 years ago

    Love the fabulous images. Makes me want to travel to Europe!

  • GrayDesign

    GrayDesign said 8 years ago

    Great choices to showcase the many talented artist here on Etsy! Congrats on the opening of Etsy labs in Berlin!

  • odiliafu

    odiliafu said 8 years ago

    Seems like fun! Love the wonderful display and awesome finds.

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 8 years ago

    great Europe!! cool!!

  • atelierpompadour

    atelierpompadour said 8 years ago

    great Europe!! cool!! love Retrospettive clutch!!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 8 years ago

    wonderfully displayed - great collection, looks like great fun!

  • Chickslab

    Chickslab said 8 years ago

    Welcome to Europe!

  • seragun

    seragun said 8 years ago

    Hi Europe, beautiful creations

  • Lemka

    Lemka said 8 years ago

    Wow, I am so impressed!! I love all the chosen items and I wish I was able to visit.. By the way thank you so much for picking my silver lace collar as well:)

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 8 years ago

    welcome and good luck, go europe go!

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 8 years ago

    great article and wonderful items. benvenuti, welcome in Europe and good luck!

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 8 years ago

    great article and wonderful items. benvenuti, welcome in Europe and good luck!

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 8 years ago

    great article and wonderful items. benvenuti, welcome in Europe and good luck!

  • gufobardo

    gufobardo said 8 years ago

    great article and wonderful items. benvenuti, welcome in Europe and good luck!

  • artofjane

    artofjane said 8 years ago

    Beautiful things and I really liked the way they were displayed - that was cool too!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 8 years ago

    looks and sounds like a great event. so glad you let me visit through photos and words.

  • friedasophie

    friedasophie said 8 years ago

    Being from Hamburg myself i loved the article. Fun collection too :)

  • olivebrown

    olivebrown said 8 years ago

    wow! some really great pieces!! thanks.

  • knittingcate

    knittingcate said 8 years ago

    cool! welcome in europe!

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 8 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • ShimmeringSky

    ShimmeringSky said 8 years ago

    Stunning item choices to showcase the many talented Etsy Sellers worldwide! I really appreciate the great photos taken of the event & the opportunity to say a virtual 'hello' to Etsy Buyers & Sellers from Europe & all over the World! Bobbie

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations said 8 years ago

    Go Europe Go! I can't take my eyes off the wool shoes/slippers.

  • dkshattuck

    dkshattuck said 8 years ago

    Wunderbar! Welcome Berlin! Beautiful event from the looks of things.

  • HibouCards

    HibouCards said 8 years ago

    Fun and cool fashion picks :) Go Europe! Of course I'm biased, I'm French ;)

  • YouAreYou

    YouAreYou said 8 years ago

    fun, fun, fun! good stuff!

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 8 years ago

    Congrats, Berlin! Beautiful objects, beautifully displayed.

  • PyxusPassionProject

    PyxusPassionProject said 8 years ago

    Fantastic! So excited to see not one but TWO of my studio mates in this blog: Norwegian wood and Supayana - YAY! Great selection of items overall!

  • love4rocks

    love4rocks said 8 years ago

    Go Europe. Awesome finds.

  • love4rocks

    love4rocks said 8 years ago

    GO Europe. Awesome finds.

  • galafilc

    galafilc said 8 years ago

    Interesting items!

  • betsy3

    betsy3 said 8 years ago

    Welcome in Europe!!!!

  • felicitycrew

    felicitycrew said 8 years ago

    Fantastic choice of clothes!

  • EmedeeSilverJewelry

    EmedeeSilverJewelry said 8 years ago

    Welcome to Europe - looking forward to visits to the south of France! Great finds - and there are lots more......

  • evihan

    evihan said 8 years ago

    well doneee

  • birribe

    birribe said 8 years ago

    Seem to be an exciting time in Berlin!

  • Tias

    Tias said 8 years ago

    Our baby has grown so big!

  • TanyaMac

    TanyaMac said 8 years ago

    Whata great opportunity for all our fashin people in Europe! wonderful stuff! ;D*

  • mairitales

    mairitales said 8 years ago

    Great photos and work, wonderful creations. I know Retrospettive's bags, lovely :) Welcome in Europe!

  • helenaemmans

    helenaemmans said 8 years ago

    love the silver lace! Great selection.

  • Panterina

    Panterina said 8 years ago

    what a lovely selection of items!

  • pasin

    pasin said 8 years ago

    wonderful picks and great work

  • beevintageredux

    beevintageredux said 8 years ago

    So cool! What an awesome party.

  • travellingcircus

    travellingcircus said 8 years ago

    An absolutely gorgeous blog! And it looked like a super duper cool party as well:)

  • mayicarles

    mayicarles said 8 years ago

    i bought myself the lapicitos necklace and I absolutely adore it. LOVEEE IT. Thanks for making such a lovely piece for me "corazon de galleta".

  • ShugaRose

    ShugaRose said 8 years ago

    Wonderful creations from Europe!!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 8 years ago

    Nice picked, love them all.

  • efiwarsh

    efiwarsh said 8 years ago

    Great collection of Euro finds! Every choice here is absolutely top shelf and elegant!!!

  • iomiss

    iomiss said 8 years ago

    Great!

  • GogoKorogiannou

    GogoKorogiannou said 8 years ago

    Amazing creations!!

  • indiepixie

    indiepixie said 8 years ago

    Euro is going from strength to strength, go Etsy!

  • meteor

    meteor said 8 years ago

    very nice portcard form Europe...expecting more :)

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 8 years ago

    CONGRATS, to a fantastic start!!!!

  • marticecards

    marticecards said 8 years ago

    Looks very cool :) I love your office location! :)

  • geomanticsunite

    geomanticsunite said 8 years ago

    Love the silver lace necklace and wool bangles. All beautiful and so unique!!

  • applechampagne

    applechampagne said 8 years ago

    LOVE THE PENCIL NECKLACE! SO AWESOME!

  • Vintage50sEyewear

    Vintage50sEyewear said 8 years ago

    Very nice!

  • RebeccaBarfoot

    RebeccaBarfoot said 8 years ago

    Ah, I am missing Europe. Thanks for the news and congrats on this fist venue!

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 8 years ago

    Great collection of Euro finds! Just found some new favorites :)

  • emmasommerfeld

    emmasommerfeld said 8 years ago

    I was there and it was great - looking forward to the next event ;)

  • beyondthepale

    beyondthepale said 8 years ago

    Berlin is a magical city - I went on holiday there with my fiance and our best friends, last year. We SO want to go back! Such talent and artistry is based there - as is obvious from this display of goodies. I'm in love with the Barrel Bag...

  • glamasaurus

    glamasaurus said 8 years ago

    Awesome Euro finds!

  • AnnTig

    AnnTig said 8 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • fluxplay

    fluxplay said 8 years ago

    I'm very envious, that looked like a good time surrounded by great "stuff".

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 8 years ago

    Love the photos in this article, great to see the new office : )

  • helenaCRAFTS

    helenaCRAFTS said 8 years ago

    great items...love them :)

  • pileofstones

    pileofstones said 8 years ago

    Lovely, thanks! Love the colored pencil necklace, and the silver lace.

  • PeekoApparel

    PeekoApparel said 8 years ago

    theses are all my favourite designers and creators on this site! great picks!

  • heycaryann

    heycaryann said 8 years ago

    Very cool bracelets! A girl can never have too much jewelry...

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 8 years ago

    looks like a lot of fun! beautiful items too :)

  • Ebruk

    Ebruk said 8 years ago

    Congrats. Great works.

  • LoveOwlEyes

    LoveOwlEyes said 8 years ago

    So cool! :)

  • desertpress

    desertpress said 8 years ago

    Love all the textures:)

  • IrinaArtSmi

    IrinaArtSmi said 8 years ago

    Love the photo pencil necklace very nice !!!

  • iheartfink

    iheartfink said 8 years ago

    fantastic!! thank you! :-)

  • nauliknits

    nauliknits said 8 years ago

    congrats to this official opening, great display!

  • thaiamuletluckbuddha

    thaiamuletluckbuddha said 8 years ago

    Wow. This is my favorite blog feature.

  • shlomit6454

    shlomit6454 said 8 years ago

    where? adress? opening hours?

  • kahsamas

    kahsamas said 8 years ago

    good display

  • AUSTINGLASSGUY

    AUSTINGLASSGUY said 8 years ago

    BERLIN YOU ROCK !!!!!!

  • gr8jewellery

    gr8jewellery said 8 years ago

    Congrats on the official opening, looks like it was a fantastic event! Love the display! :)

  • SNoU

    SNoU said 8 years ago

    looks wonderful. i'll have to drop by.

  • creationsbyingrid

    creationsbyingrid said 8 years ago

    Wunderschoene Sachen!!!

  • AlikiBags

    AlikiBags said 8 years ago

    What a place, what an event! I must drop in when I next visit my sister in Berlin! Berlin has always struck me with it's vibrant and gifted artistic community, thanks for adding to it.

  • frenchtoastfriday

    frenchtoastfriday said 8 years ago

    love the usage of branches to display items. congrats etsy berlin!

  • NiuTaller

    NiuTaller said 8 years ago

    This is GREAT!!!

  • BacaCaraJewelry

    BacaCaraJewelry said 8 years ago

    Great postcard - wonderful finds! YAY for the etsy office in Berlin!

  • Donauluft

    Donauluft said 8 years ago

    wonderful pics! ..auch die Präsentation auf flickr.....ganz toll!

  • peppershaker

    peppershaker said 8 years ago

    hi I really would like the space in the room you have on the first pic. to work in. looks nice. betty.

  • verityunmondoaparte

    verityunmondoaparte said 8 years ago

    wow, so nice!!! I love Retrospective's bags in this article ^_^

  • huxj20012005

    huxj20012005 said 8 years ago

    very creations! i love

  • GloryScarves

    GloryScarves said 8 years ago

    So excited for whats next! I look at all the artistic values and hard work from all of you who we share on this site and trying to be found. You have and you are all so beautiful and wonderful with your God gifted talets and inspirted new creations!

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