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Our Etsy Elite16 May Style Guide Winner!

Art Block Set l Nautical Sum...
$108.00
Aquamarine Hoop Earrings wit...
$30.00
crochet bikini top. exotic n...
$28.00
Voyage to the Pacific throug...
$85.00
Vintage Reclaimed Wood Bench
$149.00
Tiny rustic ceramic beach co...
$17.00
anchovies in turquoise and u...
$65.00
Big dots on orange tote bag
$68.00
STARBOARD: small modern art ...
$128.00
ocean photography - beach ph...
$11.00
Orange Ochre Star - Hand sti...
$12.00
Light aqua blue tagua nut ch...
$56.00
Beach
$25.00
TUTO SANDALS
$70.00
SEA FOAM mermaids tail wire ...
$182.00
Denim Blue Bandeau Bra Top /...
$33.00                           



Memorial Day Weekend, here we come!!  It's Friday + we're all feeling the itch to jump into summer.  What are your plans for the long weekend?  We used this very question as the theme for our monthly Etsy Style Guide Treasury Challenge + what a variety of responses we got.  Wouldn't you agree that summer + beach go hand in hand?  We thought so!  Congratulations to Anna of Etsy shop StudioByTheForest for the winning treasury that really evokes a relaxing day soaking up the sun + splashing around in the water!  Blue skies, flip flops, bathing suits - we'll take it all!  And if you see a must have item in Anna's collection, all you have to do is click on the image + you'll be taken directly to the item on Etsy.  With one click, we bring Etsy right to you - do you see how we make shopping on Etsy easy?

As shop owners on Etsy, our team of talented treasury curators know how to navigate the internal networks at Etsy central to bring you the best.  Think of us as your personal shoppers!  What makes our challenges so unique?  Well, first of all - they're fun!  Winners get an item from their shop featured in the top row during the next challenge.  Then we choose a theme to add another layer of fun + make it even more of a 'challenge'.  But in the end, our goal is to present a curated + beautifully styled gallery of items that double as a shopping guide!  It's all about making shopping on Etsy easy for you, but having fun along the way!

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Ok, back to the FUN stuff!  You can see our list of collections right here, but we always like to highlight some of our most favorite ones.  They're all so unique, so don't miss out on browsing all the collections!  Where to begin??

Let's start with this gorgeous collection by Laura of mamableudesigns who has captured the essence of the magic on this special day - the day you declare "I DO"!  This would certainly make for a very memorable Memorial Day Weekend!  Laura has blended pink + cream tones with natural wood accents to create a lovely + very romantic mood.  Feel the excitement, start planning, and feel inspired by Laura's hand selected Etsy picks just for you!  

'plans to say "i do"' by lauraclauson

I Do, Me Too - Vintage Weddi...
$41.00
The Sweet Rosie Bouquet - Pa...
$195.00
Beige Hand-knitted Shrug
$55.00
blank note card set of 4, or...
$13.88
Pomegranate White Tea Cookie...
$11.50
Beaded wedding dress sash or...
$100.00
Chalkboard Signs Table Numbe...
$47.50
Locally salvaged Elm tea lig...
$49.00
shabby chic valentine hearts...
$19.00
ring, wedding band, sapphire...
$248.00
Orange Gingham Necktie - Fal...
$22.95
100 Custom Soap Favors // We...
$275.00
wedding signs shabby chic ca...
$58.00
new. Soft leather ballet fla...
$70.00
Burlap and Lace Table Runner...
$20.00
Eat Me Doily Tags - pastel b...
$6.50                           



Maybe the long weekend is giving you an opportunity to relax a little + go out with no plans but to enjoy yourself.   No 'to do' lists or places you have to be, but simply time to go where you wish + spend it as you wish.  We thought this collection by Kathy of lovintagefinds captured that feeling of being in a relaxed state perfectly.  Window shopping is like giving yourself permission to go out and have a good time without the pressure of having to buy something so you can check it off your list of things to get done!  


'Holiday Weekend Window Shopping' by lovintagefinds


Open Closed Window Shop Reta...
$21.99

Vintage-Victorian Shoes-Anti...
$62.50

Altered Book, Found Text, Th...
$388.00

earrings, sterling silver, m...
$48.00

Paris Photo, Paris Fine Art ...
$30.00

Star Bowl of Buttons Fine Ar...
$25.00

Chain Fringe Necklace: Chain...
$48.00

white shopping bag in Italia...
$186.00

1950s Wedding Dress Spring V...
$168.00

Vintage Bancroft Wood Tennis...
$34.00

Vintage Book. The New Yorke...
$28.00

Oasis - A rustic, textured p...
$29.00

French Boutique photograph, ...
$30.00

Large Industrial Galvanized ...
$45.00

Reclaimed Wood Mirror - Floo...
$400.00

8x8 Unwind
$25.00


With the official start of the summer season, it's also the perfect time to get outside + get your hands in the dirt!  Do you have plans to spend some time outside in the garden over the long weekend?  We love all the fresh green tones in this collection by Aki of Etsy shop oktak - you can almost smell the Earthy goodness of a vegetable garden.  Green is most definitely one of the colors of summer + we love how Aki has used this abundant color found in nature as a unifying element in her collection.  Even if you don't have space to plant a garden, you can welcome the feeling summer gardening through any of Aki's selections!  


'Plant a vegetable garden' by oktak


Secret Life of my Garden, oo...
$38.00

Set of Three Mini Cast Iron ...
$36.00

Square Inch Art - Green Og S...
$6.00

Organic Coriander Cilantro H...
$3.50

Dandelion Linen Table Runner...
$54.00

Set of 2 - Screen Printed Re...
$15.00

Green ceramic planter pot, s...
$16.00

Celtic Knot Linen Textured S...
$15.00

Vintage toy home garden tool...
$16.00

Garden Markers - Set of 4 in...
$30.00

Three Small White Flower Pot...
$6.00

organic baby blanket - Marim...
$72.00

Food for Thought
$20.00

NOW ON SALE Vintage French W...
$125.00

Felted Tomato Pincushion in ...
$16.00

Peapod - Handmade Flat Note ...
$9.00


For some, the long weekend will mean traveling + getting away.  Wouldn't it be nice to treat yourself + your snuggles to a little romantic getaway?  Something about the word getaway that is really appealing - a break from the routines, the commitments, the lists!  Well, even if you're not actually able to get away, you can at least feel like you went somewhere through this lovely collection by Brooke of peifferStudios.  Let the soft wheat tones + ivory lace transport you - close your eyes, breathe, relax...ahh...  Don't you feel better already?


'Romantic Getaway' by peifferStudios


Fragment: Dawn
$158.00

vintage 1970's white sun...
$52.00

T14 White Radish Ring. Sterl...
$58.00

Paris Ferris Wheel Photo - P...
$75.00

Romantic Lace Bracelet - Kas...
$20.00

Blue Ink Balloon Pill Box
$4.50

I LOVE YOU Mini Pennant Bann...
$9.00

Felted wool and pearls Peter...
$30.00

Set of 3 Mini Love Notes, ro...
$6.00

Small Silver Heart Earrings ...
$22.00

White dress for flower girl ...
$100.00

white cream shawl triangle c...
$38.00

Rustic Handbag in Natural Gr...
$295.00

Romantic Old French Sarregue...
$60.00

Heart word necklace locket -...
$28.00

Paris photograph - Paris is ...
$30.00


It has become a tradition to end our challenge with a peek into the creative mind of Jenn - owner of Etsy shop palimpsestic.  Why?  Because Jenn has a real knack for putting together not only beautiful, but entertaining collections.  We always look forward to how she's going to interpret the challenge theme + use it to build her own mini story.  So, what's on her schedule for some Memorial Day Weekend Fun?  A trip to the mountains!  We just love the mood she's created with her selections where each item flows into the next, creating a definite mood of going to the mountains for a nature retreat!  Pack your bags + let's GO!  Happy long weekend everyone!




'Hello Mountains, Here We Come' by palimpsestic


Vintage Dietz Little Wizard ...
$32.00

Vintage Pocket Knife Estate ...
$15.00

Big Horn Sheep 5x7 giclee pr...
$12.00

blank note card set of 4, or...
$13.88

Vintage Canoe Photo in Sepia...
$28.00

Double Cable Cowl - Turquois...
$35.00

Morning - limited edition pr...
$30.00

Cotton sleeping bag, small a...
$165.00

archival fine art giclee pri...
$33.00

Sterling Silver Ring of Bala...
$173.00

circa 1960 us army canvas du...
$22.00

Vintage Mexican Rug
$64.00

Rustic Stoneware Folk Art Bl...
$18.00

Campfire Skin Cream with Org...
$9.00

vintage boy scout collection...
$28.00

Ultimate Black Wrap Cap.
$40.00
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