Sunday 5 July 2015


As Etsy celebrates its big 1-0 this year, and I likewise celebrate three years of A Cut Above the Retsy, now seems as good a time as any to highlight some of the many amazing items that I've sourced from Etsy over the years and how I styled them in my own home.

My first purchase from Etsy was on July 2, 2008. 7 years whole ago! Time really does fly. It was two gorgeous prints by Sarah Jane Studios (Orem, UT) that I bought for a nursery.

12 pages of transactions later and my home is now filled with goodies from all over the world, and here's a small selection of my favourites...


Some things take time gold foil print by Congo Studio (Barcelona, Spain).

No. 13 photo on cotton by The Rain Room (Atlanta, GA).


Seven Train ComingUnder the Seven Train... Rain and View From the Seven Train 30 Queens Blvd photographs by Tao Sorrento (New York, NY).

Square geo stand by Yield Design Co (St Augustine, FL) and No. 2 photo on cotton by The Rain Room (Atlanta, GA).


Dahlia print by The Black Apple (Portland, OR).

Parade Day canvas print by Kiki & Polly (Portland, OR), felted XO by Cherry Time (Ljubljana, Slovenia), paper garland by Happy August (Joensuu, Finland) and cloud dish by Urban Cartel (Melbourne, Australia).

Personalised felted elephant by Sisters' Dreams (Eastern Europe).

Happy Party to Us print by Trafalgar's Square (California).

Vintage blanket by About the Place (Cape Paterson, Australia)


So what have you treated yourself to on Etsy and how did you style it in your home? Show me on Instagram (@acutabovetheretsy) by tagging me and #etsyandme. Mel x


  1. Ahhh I love that bar-cart! where is it from??

    1. From a small store in Melbourne called Frankie & Coco.