Friday, 31 October 2014

NEUE FREUNDE

designer toys, toy, wooden toy, handmade, gift for boys, gift for girls, German made, Frankfurt, Germany, great Etsy stores, awesome Etsy shops

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

MI GOALS

get shit done notebook, book, diary, this is your year, Melbourne, Australia, cool Etsy shop, Etsy's best

Monday, 27 October 2014

SOLID WOOD LIMITED

furniture, wood, wooden, table, bench, console table, desk, sideboard, bedside table, home decor, interiors, Toronto, ON, Canada, cool Etsy shop, Etsy's best

Sunday, 26 October 2014

THE LITUS GALLERY

art, fine art, postcard, print, painting, original, artist, Canterbury, England, UK, United Kingdom

Saturday, 25 October 2014

SUSAN SIMONINI

ceramics, pottery, bowl, plate, handpainted, bowls, plates, pot, pots, servingware, tapas, stoneware, tableware, planter, planters, vase, vases, Gold Coast, Australia, Queensland

Thursday, 23 October 2014

PRINT STITCH AND PASTE

paper goods, journal, journals, travel, book, card, cards, postcards, holiday, stationery, Richmond, VA, Virginia, USA, United States

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

HEADACHE-FREE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ON ETSY

I'm an avid buyer on Etsy, and luckily, I've never had any major issues with a seller. If you're not an experienced buyer, here are a few tips to ensure smooth sailing...

Start early
The earlier, the better. Etsy sellers can be inundated with orders during the Christmas period, and most do not hold stock –or very little of it– so it will take time for them to make your item and ship it to you. Additionally, international postage can be quite slow between October and December, so get organised.

Read all the info
This may sound obvious, but don't forget to read an item's description so you know exactly what you're getting. Never rely exclusively on pictures. If anything is unclear or unspecified (like measurements, colours, etc.), ask the seller before purchasing. Also, make sure to check where in the world the seller is located.

Seller's policies
Some sellers may have strict policies, so to avoid any kind of issues, read them carefully. Again, if anything is unclear or unspecified (returns, damaged goods upon arrival, etc.), send a quick message to the seller to get the information you're after.

Shipping
While most items will arrive from overseas within 7-10 days of shipment, some may take much longer so consider upgrading the shipping method if you are under a tight deadline. It's also a good idea to get insurance on packages of a higher value.

Leave feedback
If you're happy about the transaction, let the seller know by leaving a 5 star rating! Sellers really appreciate getting a review so they know that a) you received your order and b) you're satisfied with the item and service provided.

Any issues?
If you're unhappy with your purchase or any other aspect of the transaction, let the seller know via the Etsy messaging system first as things can be resolved very quickly without Etsy's input. Do not open a case unless you've tried every avenue and are still getting nowhere.

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

VIRGINIA ST

vintage, dinnerware, woodentoy, toys, coat hangers, blanket, vase, home decor, interiors, fashion, accessories, mid century, portrait, art, bowl, kitchen, living room, California, USA, United States

Monday, 20 October 2014

NEWSLETTER

Christmas is just around the corner and I will soon put together lots of gift guides for you. If you don't want to miss out on seeing them, sign up to receive my newsletter today. This is what you'll receive (although the Christmas version will look a bit different):



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Sunday, 19 October 2014

KARIN A

clothing, fashion, womenswear, Tel Aviv, Israel, skirt, shirt, blouse, pants, dress, dresses, handmade, fabric, Karin Aviaz, great Etsy stores, awesome Etsy shops

Saturday, 18 October 2014

ANEWALL

wall paper, mural, modern wall decor, home, interiors, vintage, maps, nature, kids, portraits, poster, posters, travel, architecture, photography, Vancouver, Canada, great Etsy stores, awesome Etsy shops

Friday, 17 October 2014

LES PETITES MAINS

dolls, doll, kids, children, gift for girls, handmade, handcrafted, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thursday, 16 October 2014

MARLEY & LOCKYER

calligraphy, porcelain, decor, country style, vintage look, christmas decor, place tag, name tag, Santa tag, handmade, handcrafted, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

KATE MALDONADO

art, print, prints, black and white, photography, surreal, surrealism, fine art, Massachussets, USA, United States

Monday, 13 October 2014

FEATURE IN WINKELEN MAGAZINE

This month, I'm featured in a gorgeous online magazine called WINKELEN. If you don't already know it, Winkelen is a monthly mag that showcases unique and beautiful homewares, so, right up my alley! I'm so happy to have picked some of my favourite Etsy items for one of their moodboards. Included below are Tesler + Mendelovitch, Manili, Hruskaa and What We Do. Go check out the mag now, to see what they're all about. Enjoy! Mel x