Until earlier this year, I maintained a small Vintage shop on the Etsy platform. It was fun while it lasted - and I was profitable at times - but the market became more and more congested, which made it difficult to find good vintage clothing locally and market it effectively online. Ultimately, I realized it wasn't my passion. My real passion is writing, so I donated most of my stock and pursued more blogging and writing opportunities. A few months in, I realize that this is much more fun than selling stuff!
That being said, when I no longer had a reason to log in to Etsy every day, I stopped paying attention to all my favorite shops. I decided to take a trip down memory lane, rekindle the romance, and find some beautiful, handmade things to feature in today's Gift Guide.
1. Thief and Bandit Field of Dreams Turtleneck, $88.00
Hand block-printed from original designs and made in Canada.
2. Dai Li Jewelry Handmade "Hand" Brooch, $22.93 each
Porcelain, made in Australia.
3. United Threads Poppy Pod Print, $45.00
Archival print of an original watercolor. I own two prints from United Thread and they're even more stunning in person.
Palm oil free. I have purchased from Freedom Soap in the past and I LOVE the subtle fragrances and the lack of allergic reactions!
Organic and local ingredients. Made in Ohio.
6. Grieta Knits Hand Knit Wool Socks, $53.08
Wool blend. Made in Europe.
7. Artifex Design Whiskey Tumbler, $20.00
Glazed porcelain. Made in Colorado.