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Etsy Treasuries Are Fun, But so is Winning!


vintage 1950's edwardian...
$125.00

One of a Kind Watercolor Por...
$20.00

Valentines Day, Paris photog...
$30.00

Rich Dark Brown Cowl in Silk...
$68.00

MOCHA: mail holder letter o...
$62.00

vintage 20s velvet cloche & ...
$136.00

Chocolate Orange Cardamom sh...
$8.50

Vintage 1950s Shoes // The ...
$52.00

Be Mine Papercut Valentine -...
$10.00

garnet triangle ring, sterli...
$78.00

Vintage L'Aiglon Dress W...
$52.00

Cinnamon Orange Chamomile So...
$7.00

Chocolate Body Polish . All ...
$10.00

When all the snow has melted...
$18.00

sterling silver necklace vin...
$64.00

Customizable Vintage Wool Li...
$55.00



In addition to highlighting the best that Etsy has to offer, we also like to have fun doing it!  Etsy has a great built in system for showcasing your favorite items in a mini gallery setting, like this one above.  This Etsy "treasury" (as they're called in Etsy-lingo) collection by Jess of sweetpinesoaps is titled be my classy valentine + it's a winner!   We have a monthly activity here on the blog where we invite our Etsy friends to join us in a treasury challenge game.  Because remember, we like to have fun + let's face it - games are fun!  We choose a theme + on a set date, all collections get submitted + we then choose a winner.  Why is it like a game?  Well, the winner gets featured in the top row during the next challenge making it not just any ol' game, but a fun game!  (okay, true...games are by nature fun...)  Oh, and by the way... it's also a great time to stop by for some Inside Etsy shopping tips!  Why?  Because we're all shop owners on Etsy + spend A LOT of time there - so our hand selected treasury collections feature some of the best that Etsy has to offer.  If you love Etsy, you can see why hanging out with us is ... go on... fun! 

So what was our theme for our challenge last week?  In honor of Valentine's Day, we went with Be Mine.  It's always a treat to see how each Etsy shop owner interprets the theme + we really loved this 'classy' collection by Jess.  Using both her title theme + color to tie her collection together, we could not resist her fresh styling mixing warm chocolate tones + clean modern lines.  A lovely blend of contemporary + vintage picks for that very lucky lady on your list.  Well done Jess and a big congratulations!

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Now - because we're such big fans of all things fun, we can't just stop with one!  There were a total of  47 collections submitted - each one thoughtfully curated.  Below we'd like to highlight some of our other favorites!  


Jill is the shop owner of BeSomethingNew, a wonderful destination for handmade hair accessories.  And she's got the beat down for all things feminine!  She brings to her treasury curating skills years of helping women feel 'new' and fresh through her product line - Jill understands what women desire!  Her Etsy treasury submission below radiates the soft beauty of pink, cream + white tones - wow, don't you love that 14K Morganite Engagement Ring?? Who knows what surprises Valentine's Day holds!  Thank you Jill for sharing your Valentine picks with us! 

'Be mine' by BeSomethingNew

Lavender Hand Dyed Footless ...
$40.00
14K Morganite Engagement Rin...
$1976.00
Silk Liberty Print 'Suga...
$56.00
Rustic Cables Cowl - Misty M...
$56.00
Screenprinted Tree Blouse //...
$24.00
A set of tiny rustic ceramic...
$37.00
Vintage 1930s Silk Dress - S...
$250.00
Fenêtre Blanche, Paris - Pa...
$30.00
Winter White set of four lin...
$40.00
Loose Crop Top French Quote....
$23.00
Redux Vintage 1950's Ste...
$88.00
mug coffee tea ceramic cup c...
$20.00
We're all mad here ring ...
$19.50
Old Rose Shabby French Ruffl...
$21.00
Simple White-8"x8"...
$22.00
White Leatherette Kawaii Cut...
$8.00                           



Think of this as an inside tour of Etsy - as you'll see from this collection below, Valentine's Day doesn't always mean pink!  Kelly is the artist behind Etsy shop 88editions where she prints + makes collages using her own paper - unique, right?  Her creativity doesn't stop there - we love her creative title Valentine for your Woodland Goddess!  All 16 of her picks echo the warmth of nature + work to tell a story that is as much about Valentine's Day as it is about the 'woodland goddess'!  From home decor to jewelry, Kelly has put together a diverse group of picks - making shopping on Etsy - as we like to say - EASY!  Superb job Kelly - we really enjoyed this one!  

'Valentine for your Woodland Goddess' by 88editions


Reveal - An earthy porcelain...
$29.00

Air Plant Pod - Black & Whit...
$12.50

Fairisle Folk Art Cowl - Tun...
$60.00

Valentines Day Gift LOVE Nat...
$16.00

Moss Terrarium Woodland Mush...
$125.00

Art photography print - Nest...
$15.00

vintage butterfly brooch
$18.00

Woodland Goddess Hat
$65.00

Inspirational Love Shell Pho...
$10.00

Gray Feather 5x5 art block o...
$28.00

Desk Top Terrarium Kit, Natu...
$20.00

the letter L Initial bronze ...
$38.00

Wishbone Warmers, hand knitt...
$39.00

Reindeer crossing the Tundra...
$65.00

Leather and Pearl Bracelet: ...
$95.00

Pheasant feather necklace - ...
$17.00


As you can see, there are just so many different choices when it comes to shopping on Etsy.  And for Valentine's Day, you want something special - something that really communicates how you feel.  You want to find that special something, but you also don't want to spend all day searching for it!  You could search Etsy with the keyword 'Valentine's Day', but remember what we said earlier about fun?  We just don't think searching through the 168,786 search results is that fun - sorry Etsy!  But this is pretty fun, don't you think?  You won't find our selection of picks in any search + we make it pretty easy to find the cool gifts right here for you!

Valentine's Day is not doubt about love, romance, hearts + we can't deny it - pink!  How can you resist the peachy pink palette below?  Anna is the Etsy shop owner of StudioByTheForest where she offers a world of whimsical creatures + botanically themed ceramics art.  In tune with nature + animals, one can sense her meditative stillness in her treasury collection.  Like a fox walking through the forest, her theme Love Comes Softly captures the essence of a natural balance within one's heart where love flourishes.  Such a wonderful feeling you've curated here Anna!

'Love Comes Softly' by ALDDesigns


PURE: wall mount flower vas...
$75.00

Screenprinted Tree Blouse //...
$24.00

Fine Knit Scarf in Oyster Pi...
$85.00

Jane Austen Love Letter Hand...
$4.00

Valentines Day Letterpress N...
$9.00

Handmade Caramel Marshmallo...
$6.50

Big Soft Pink crocheted hear...
$8.00

Vintage Pink Slip Nightgown ...
$36.00

Cottage Chic Shabby Chic Hom...
$15.00

T17 White Bud Ring
$66.00

flower hair clip set 'ju...
$25.00

White Cotton Lingerie- '...
$24.00

Personalized Ribbon 4 yards ...
$10.00

French Pink Clay Soap - Pink...
$6.50

Lets Fly Away
$18.00

Glass Earrings Mystic Rainbo...
$25.00


Now - ending with a treasury collection by Jenn of Etsy shop palimpsestic is almost becoming a ritual here.  Jenn is of course one of our former winners + she consistently entertains us with the most creative collections + themes!   She is the Etsy shop owner of Palimpsestic where one can find "bookish art for literary people".  When we imagine Jenn sitting down and curating a treasury, we can't help but hear little giggles.  She must have a blast because her collections are so clever + entertaining!  All of her submissions could have been highlighted, but this one below in particular made us smile + giggle!  Because if it wasn't the 'girl' from the library, it was the 'boy' from the library, right?  Well - maybe this year with Jenn's Etsy picks, you'll have the courage to actually speak to them + do you dare ... give them a gift!!    


Suzette - 5x7 Print
$12.00

personalized circa 1900 skel...
$26.00

Soft Wool Fairisle and Moss ...
$65.00

Book Photograph - "Tome...
$15.00

Mini notebook - key chain wi...
$15.00

Red Cable Knit Wrist Warmers
$25.00

Blue enamel book love poem n...
$42.00

Mini book hairpin, red
$8.00

Handmade Hardcover Journal N...
$22.00

Love your librarian mens tee
$20.00

the smoothness of her bare s...
$10.00

Porcelain Heart, Valentines ...
$12.00

vintage eye glasses turtle s...
$146.00

Legs in the book. Cowboy bo...
$25.00

Nice Kindle Touch Case - Lea...
$75.00

I think Im in love - Chocola...
$20.00
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