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Our April Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner IS...


Art photography print for wa...
$30.00

Artichoke Powder Box
$6.50

Terrarium Print
$35.00

Organic & All Natural Herbal...
$60.00

Screenprinted Tea Towel - Ru...
$9.95

Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow - Sa...
$1.00

Honey Mustard - Textured Tea...
$28.00

Sunshine Cuffs, hand knitted...
$39.00

Olive Leaf Exfoliating Glyce...
$5.50

Fir Needle Beer Soap // Beer...
$5.50

Cutting Board made of reclai...
$80.00

Chioggia Beets - Organic Str...
$3.50

Marché de Paris - Paris Pho...
$28.00

organic meadowsweet
$8.00

Soy Tart Candle Melts..6oz.....
$5.00

PEAS ON EARTH
$3.50

In this month's challenge, we put forth to our team of talented Etsy curators a challenge theme of "Earth Day: Earthy Goodness!"  And boy - did they deliver!  We had 62 theme based submissions and each one was a true delight.  Picking just one winner is never easy, but Amber + I really loved the direct message in this winning treasury collection by Kelly of Etsy shop 88editions.  The fresh + bright colors in Kelly's selections all support her title Thank You Mother Earth - a simple + direct approach to summing up exactly what Earth Day is all about.  Beautifully balanced with earthy green + brown tones with pops of yellow, one can already feel an appreciation for the bounty Mother Earth provides for us everyday!  Congratulations Kelly - a real delight!  
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With 62 submissions, there were so many we'd love to share with you here on the blog.  We can't do every collection justice, but we did want to showcase some of our favorites!  Remember, these collections are like mini shopping guides - an easy way to find cool items handpicked by our group of personal shoppers who go Inside Etsy to find the very best! 

Where to begin?!?  Well, let's kick things off with a little Flower Power by Pat of Etsy shop giardino!  And get your sunglasses out because this one is packed with bright + beautiful floral selections.  As we prepare to celebrate Earth Day, take a trip back to the 60's and embrace peace as a real vehicle for change.  The bold use of color speaks loudly, but all with the gentleness of flowers.  What better way to honor Earth Day than to spend time with some uplifting Flower Power!  Love this collection Pat - now, who's ready to make a difference this coming Earth Day?

'Flower Power: Celebrating Earth Day' by giardino


Vintage Flower Wood Box
$11.00

Vintage Floral Dress - 1960s...
$38.00

Orange Fingerless Gloves wit...
$25.00

Pale Green Floral Glasses Ca...
$15.00

Floral Impressionist Silk Sh...
$98.00

Industrial Hanging Light - V...
$115.00

the key to my heart - wall h...
$16.00

Upturned Toe Estonian Folk P...
$82.00

True Rose Soap Handmade Cold...
$5.75

Mini Air Plant Pods - Autum...
$27.00

Reusable, Eco Friendly Snapp...
$48.00

Yellow Salt Box Cellar Paint...
$18.00

Large Shabby Metal Rustic Bu...
$20.00

Vintage 60s Large Silk Scarf...
$8.00

vermont (from birds and bloo...
$15.00

Original folk-art painting- ...
$65.00


Another angle for celebrating Earth Day is to come at it from a home centered perspective.  Jillian of JillianReneDecor is known for her harmonizing collections + here she has done just that!  Using a palette of warm earth tones, Jillian shares with us a lovely selection of home decor Etsy finds!  You could do a search on Etsy for home decor and sort through 446,567 listings OR you can shop by simply clicking on the selection of items in any of the collections.  Our group of Etsy treasury curators have done the hard work for you, making shopping on Etsy e.a.s.y!  Invite the colors of nature indoors this Earth Day with Jillian's handpicked home decor finds - a real beauty Jillian!  


'Nature Inspired Home' by JillianReneDecor


Small Rustic Porcelain Bowl ...
$22.00

painting earth garden sprout...
$22.00

Artichoke Powder Box
$6.50

Neutral Spring Knitted Pillo...
$126.00

Recycled Vintage Kimono Wool...
$45.00

brown stoneware bowl with gr...
$40.00

Rocks & Twigs N2 . 8.5x11. F...
$30.00

Screen Printed Teal Flower T...
$25.00

TUSCANY: geometric faux tile...
$78.00

Insect Beetle Paperweight Gl...
$25.00

Reserved for Hannah - Dandel...
$40.00

Earthy Brown Woodland Mushro...
$22.00

Forest Glen Wallscape MADE ...
$135.00

Huge Vintage Industrial Cake...
$42.00

everyday gray on white passi...
$38.00

Coffee Table Reclaimed Wood ...
$2100.00


Now, what do you suppose this following collection by Anna of Etsy shop StudioByTheForest is all about?  The title That Old Black Magic may not be enough to give it away, but then when we look closely at Anna's selections, we can start to put the pieces together.  It's a treasury about compost!  And yes, it is like magic because the composting process turns your kitchen scraps into rich, dark soil that enriches your garden.  We both fell in love with this one not only for a most creative interpretation of our Earth Day theme, but also for the items selected - all connecting back to gardening + compost!  If you're looking for some great gift ideas for the garden lover in your life, then look no further.  Unless of course you'd rather shuffle through 158,669 garden related items on Etsy.  Didn't think so!  Let this collection by Anna be your inspiration + your guide instead.  Wow-wee Anna, a real show stopper here!  


'That Old Black Magic' by ALDDesigns


Guide to Urban (vermi)Compos...
$3.00

Dry Herb Boxes
$19.50

colorful GARDEN MARKERS, set...
$22.00

1950s Dress - Vintage Plaid ...
$56.00

Earthy Green Tiny Little Spr...
$12.00

C is for Compost matted and ...
$20.00

Natural 3 Compost Tea Soil A...
$11.99

Reversible half apron - vege...
$42.00

Heirloom Carrot Seeds - Colo...
$3.50

I Love You Hand Painted Stac...
$8.50

Trespassers will be Composte...
$14.99

Earl Grey Tea Soap . Exfolia...
$5.50

Black Metal Flower, Industri...
$28.00

Frosty Green Compost Jar
$48.00

ceramic mushroom miniatures ...
$10.50

Paris Market -- Paris Photog...
$75.00


So, we love these monthly challenges because they are a lot of good ol' fashioned F-U-N.  We put forth a theme + then watch as the creative collections come rolling in.  Nic of Etsy shop KnitFrekkles really captured this idea of 'fun' in this collection below.  Born to Save the World is, as you can see, a gift guide for children - BUT, not any child.  It's a gift guide for those future scientists who will no doubt become leaders in the environmental movement.  Can you say, "Super Fun"?  A great balance of shapes, color + items in such an entertaining collection that is built around the children who were Born to Save the World!  Don't you love that title - we sure do!  What a fantastic angle Nic - and as they say in England, "Brilliant"! 

'Born to Save the World' by KnitFrekkles


KAPOW superhero comic book n...
$30.00

Childrens Superhero Accessor...
$13.99

A Trip In Space Frame
$16.00

peacock blue butterfly illus...
$29.00

Ee is for Earth Nursery Wall...
$20.00

Yellow Kids Lamp Shade - Han...
$49.00

Toddler Girl's Bohemian ...
$44.00

This Is The World by Josephi...
$9.00

Navy crocheted air plane ea...
$26.00

Grow Peace- Hand Carved Rubb...
$18.00

Peace - Tree of Life Shirt, ...
$24.00

Mad Scientifical Chemistry -...
$35.00

Baby Girl XX Chromosomes shi...
$22.00

DIY Printable Water Bottle L...
$7.00

1967 Childrens Science Book ...
$16.00

Vintage Science Flask - Glas...
$18.00


It's become a tradition for us to end our list of favorites with a collection by Jenn of Etsy shop Palimpsestic.   Why?  Because Jenn consistently creates some of the most creative and engaging collections - always leaving us nodding our heads with a big, "WOW!".  Choosing just one of her collections is the hard part as we loved them all, especially this one titled Those Hippie Kids Are Gonna Change the World.  Check it out because it's so well curated!  But we decided to go with her collection Eco Mom to the Rescue because before we get to the children, it's through the eco-conscious mothers that change begins.  And as we approach Mother's Day in May, eco-friendly gifts are always a hit!  Love the honey tones here and the modern styling - Jenn, you've done it yet again!! Thank you so much for your continued enthusiasm - we love what you create!

'Eco Mom to the Rescue!' by palimpsestic

Dandelion Wash Cloths
$12.00
Vintage Wood Alligator Pull ...
$29.00
Vintage Footstool
$45.00
Vintage 1950s Pants // Sprin...
$55.00
organic baby blanket and bib...
$59.00
organic baby Rattle - natura...
$38.00
Scarf men women 100 percent ...
$39.00
Nagy in Mustard -medium- Mes...
$37.00
Vintage set of six amber cof...
$36.99
woman doll wears jacket and ...
$37.00
Screen Printed Eco Pillow - ...
$44.00
Eco-Friendly Painted Cerami...
$65.00
organic cotton blanket- yell...
$98.00
The Short Wrap Skirt (hemp/o...
$72.00
Butter Pecan - Pure and Natu...
$17.95
CUSTOM ORDER Ballet flats wo...
$68.00                           


Thank you so much for checking out our Etsy Style Guide collections!  We hope you discovered something new that you adore + that you found our selections to be useful guides for shopping on Etsy.  We'll be back next month with a new theme + look forward to seeing you again.  But really, if you're still reading this post...you're the best!  Thank you! 
  
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