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About Us: Mary aka MaryMary handmade and vintage goods

Etsy has had quite a growth spurt in the past year, and we have the awkward pictures to prove it. We’ve been posting a series of About Us pieces to help you get to know the Etsy admin (and since many of us work remotely, for the admin to get to know each other!). You’ve seen the admin badge, and maybe you’re a bit curious about the person behind it! For more on Etsy’s mission and about the company, please see our About page (the link is in the little blue footer of every Etsy page).

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Mary steps up as our next installment of the About Us series.  Mary works as our Community Advocate and spends a lot of time in the forums. She uses the admin username MaryMary and you can email if you have any suggestions for making Etsyland a better place to be. You can also often find her in the Virtual Labs, critiquing (in such a friendly way!) Etsy shops and doing how-tos via webcam.

Mary is one of the original Richmond, VA Etsians and she’s proud of it! She’s an awesome member of the Etsy Team and bring such valuable insight into the experience of being an Etsy seller. Mary still sells her jewelry and other items through her shop contrary.

Here’s tween Mary, spazzing out in the snow.

And a more pensive toddler Mary, reading the newspaper.

See all posts in this About Us series.

  • julieincharge Admin

    julieincharge says:


    7 years ago

  • annamatrona

    annamatrona says:

    i must say your snow gear is fierce.

    7 years ago

  • AmyGaines

    AmyGaines says:

    Mary is wonderful!!!

    7 years ago

  • papapots

    papapots says:

    Hi Mary! You're always so fun in the shop critiques. Great energy! Nice to meet ya!

    7 years ago

  • twiststyle

    twiststyle says:

    Miss Mary! Big hugs from Richmond - had a blast visiting you at the labs last spring. AND love those pigtails!

    7 years ago

  • Brooklynbee

    Brooklynbee says:

    I hope you are enjoying life in Brooklyn, Mary!

    7 years ago

  • wondercabinet

    wondercabinet says:

    mary is the best. she is even more wonderful than this article makes her out to be, too.

    7 years ago

  • pomly

    pomly says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting sweet Mary in December. Hi Mary! Cute pics!

    7 years ago

  • kfarrell

    kfarrell says:

    Oh man, I think all of us had a snowsuit like that at some point.

    7 years ago

  • t8designs

    t8designs says:

    Mary you truly are the sweetest! And I think we all want to know...can you still juggle snowballs with such aplomb?

    7 years ago

  • classen

    classen says:

    Don't you love when they break out the naked baby pictures? The tooth necklace is fabulous! Any suggestions for when your favorites list begins to explode and you cannot check every single store every day for new items and still get all your work done. This is a serious issue I am struggling with....

    7 years ago

  • RobWhite Admin

    RobWhite says:


    7 years ago

  • adam Admin

    adam says:

    when do we get cookies?!? no fair!

    7 years ago

  • mermaidclaire

    mermaidclaire says:

    Dude...I actually moved closer to my computer screen when you did that lasso move! Mary's got the power!!!

    7 years ago

  • marymary

    marymary says:


    7 years ago

  • fernfiddlehead

    fernfiddlehead says:

    I love Mary!

    7 years ago

  • 1AEON

    1AEON says:

    "OH MARY - FULL OF GRACE" mother of etsy admins...not really, well for me...those days on the market....

    7 years ago

  • stellaloella Admin

    stellaloella says:

    I really want to tease Mary about claiming to be "the nicest one here" ... but it's pretty much true! She should probably add that she's not the most modest one though. ;p

    7 years ago

  • HippieDippyDesigns

    HippieDippyDesigns says:

    So cool to see the people behind the avatar! That's what I love about Etsy, it is so personal. Love the Fork Bracelet and those snazzy dance moves. ; - )

    7 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    Mary works so hard - she's really the best person in the WORLD to be Etsy's Community Advocate. She really made me feel so at home when I was a seller on Etsy and again when I joined the admin team. Love you, Mary, you make Etsy a better place every single day. Sorry to be such a cheeseball. Lets end this with : CCooooooooookieeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!

    7 years ago

  • calebwalt

    calebwalt says:

    whoa.. how did i miss when this got posted? you're amazing, mary! beautiful, smart, funny... you make the work day even better with your presence.

    7 years ago

  • curlyfrysc

    curlyfrysc says:

    A suntan at that age?! Bad Mary! You're a cute woman and I love your cheekbones!

    7 years ago

  • MayaBella

    MayaBella says:

    Yay!!!! I love Mary!! She is so super cool and so nice. You make Etsy a better place for me. :)

    7 years ago

  • BowWowBeds

    BowWowBeds says:

    Hi Mary! Beautiful items in your shop. I just added the "antique spoon bracelet" to my favs. Gotta have it!

    7 years ago

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa says:

    Mary's a pro!

    7 years ago

  • cloud9designstudio

    cloud9designstudio says:

    mary! you're too cute in that toddler picture! :) thanks for making such great tutorials and for being super-friendly and helpful in the virtual labs...

    7 years ago

  • Majestyinc

    Majestyinc says:

    thanks for posting my gold teeth!

    6 years ago

  • saraaires

    saraaires says:

    Mary ROCKS! (I just can't stop making the little boxes you taught! What an addiction!) :D

    6 years ago

  • allisajacobs

    allisajacobs says:

    Loved reading this article :) Super cute tween photo!

    6 years ago

  • sharonclancydesigns

    sharonclancydesigns says:

    Awwwww, how cute! That must have been your favorite blanket. Those pink snow boots are so cool, I'll bet you wish they still fit! :)

    5 years ago

  • totesbycharlotte

    totesbycharlotte says:

    Nice nice Mary Mary...Thank-you for including my Wine Bags in your Etsy Finds!! Much much appreciated! Your the best!

    5 years ago

  • tealandgold

    tealandgold says:

    We love you!

    5 years ago

  • emilybidwell Admin

    emilybidwell says:

    Just wanna say I love thing About Us profile!

    5 years ago

  • meliannaa

    meliannaa says:

    I love it... always want to know more about Etsy admin! Mary i just loved the picture.

    4 years ago