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    September 29, 2015
    Etsy Find: Curious Cacti

    11 x 14″ print by Sarah Walsh, $26.


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    September 21, 2015
    Etsy Find: Finally

    I have been on the hunt for a large-scale black and white horse photo for my bedroom for literally years. Finally, I found the perfect one. I wanted a close up on the horse’s face with either a black or white background – no visible landscape. Pomelorice has the one above. It’s exactly what I want. There’s just one problem. Their current printer isn’t capable of ┬áprint the above size. I messaged the shop and they are going to notify me when it’s available again. Currently you can get a 16″ x 23″ version for $105.


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    September 14, 2015
    Anthropologie for Less

    I ran across this large-scale Antelope Sentry print over at Anthropologie and it really caught my eye. Unfortunately, it’s also $2500. Yikes. So, off to Etsy I went to look for something similar – and bingo!

    I found this 16″ x 20″ antelope print for just $75. The Anthro version is quite a bit larger – 57″ x 45″ – but I’ve had luck in the past contact shops and asking about larger sizes.


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    September 9, 2015
    Etsy Find: Gemstones Print

    Watercolor is my absolute favorite artistic medium. I love the different techniques – from using rubber cement to resit the paint to salt to create texture. Unfortunately, I’m not that great at it. But Katie Vernon definitely is. I love, love, love this gemstone print from her Etsy shop. $25 for an 11″ x 14″.

     


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    August 31, 2015
    Etsy Find: Writer’s Block

    Magnetic cube-shaped pen (or brush) holders from Less & More, $28 for the set of two.


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    August 26, 2015
    Etsy Find: Confetti Riot

    I ran across a great little Etsy shop today. Confetti Riot makes pop-arty home goods in muted colors. Above, 16″x16″ peach cactus pillow, $30.

    Handwoven rug coasters, $40 for 4.

    Hand-painted ring dish, $18.


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    August 17, 2015
    Etsy Find: Make Like a Tree

    Sometimes on a Monday morning it helps to fantasize about living in a treehouse far, far away from your office. Preferably a treehouse with wifi. Treehouse print from Becca Stadtlander, $25.


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    August 11, 2015
    Etsy Find: Get Motivated

    For those days when the “hang in there” kitten just isn’t cutting it, try this Punch Today print ($11.22) from MsSpanner.


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    July 28, 2015
    Etsy Find: Roll Out the Welcome Wagon

    This vinyl hello sticker is such a fun way to make your home inviting. And the sunny yellow door is lovely, too. 11″ x 5″┬ásticker, $6 from the Vinyl Company.


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    July 24, 2015
    Etsy Find: Buttermilk Design Co.

    Macrame has been all the rage lately, showing up everywhere from artsy boutiques to Urban Outfitters. I love the texture of some of the wall hangings I’ve seen, but they are usually well out of my price range. Luckily, I found Buttermilk Design Co. They have some really beautiful, simple geometric designs at very reasonable prices. Above, $183. Below, $110.


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