"Etsy Style Guide", "style guide challenge", "summer"

Ready, Set, GO! Our Etsy Olympics Winner Is...

RESERVED (JOSH&SHEA) Linen/G...
$39.00
Love London A3 illustration ...
$29.00
Vintage London British Phone...
$17.00
Custom London Street Signs Y...
$45.00
London, England Wood Box
$11.00
Vintage French Berets Pair O...
$30.00
London Bus Scroll, Subway Si...
$199.00
Knitted Cup Cozy in Ruby Red...
$17.50
Tote Bag- Periodic Table Ele...
$22.50
Great British Outline Dish C...
$15.50
Red rose brooch felted wool ...
$25.00
London City Map in Red- Vint...
$30.00
bloomsbury - bone china mug ...
$6.00
Children's Wall Art, Bla...
$18.00
Personalized English Pub Sig...
$34.00
1 Dozen Stripey Cupcake Flag...
$6.00                           


We'd like to extend a "Big Ben" congratulations to Jillian of JillianReneDecor for her winning collection LONDON :: Home of the 2012 Summer Olympics!  As the 2012 Summer Olympic Games get under way today in London, we thought we'd celebrate this day Etsy Style - of course!  Each month, we hold a style guide challenge here on the blog where we take you inside Etsy with theme based, curated shopping guides.  That was last week, but we were thinking ahead when we came up with the theme Etsy Olympics in anticipation of this very day.  With 53 submissions choosing one winner is always a challenge, but we loved Jillian's modern arrangement based not only on London, but a limited color palette as well.  She brings us to the heart of the games, the one location we'll all be focused on as we cheer for our respective countries.  Congratulations Jillian!


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With such a talented crew of curators, we always enjoy highlighting some of our favorites - which is again, a tough job because there were so many cool, clever, and creative collections!  That would be the E3Cs right there - Essential 3 Cs, the basis of what we look for - is it cool, clever and creative?  Have a look + see for yourself!

We'll start with a little history lesson.  The first Olympic games can be traced back to 776 BC where the games were dedicated to Olympian Gods and held on the plains of Olympia in ancient Greece.  Helen of Etsy Shop ClothandINK takes us back in history to those ancient days of togas and laurel wreaths!  Love the mood you created here Helen - really fantastic! 

'Grecian Games' by ClothandINK

Vintage Ohio Art Globe
$32.00
Gold Chevron and Wood Earrin...
$20.00
Vintage retro orange big sui...
$108.99
ATHENA III Grecian Laurel Le...
$25.00
Greek Top Quality Leather Sa...
$52.00
Vintage Dance Leotard - 1980...
$28.00
Olympics Five Gold Rings Mod...
$38.00
Antique Trophy Sterling Silv...
$55.00
Gold coin Grecian style Gree...
$32.00
Vintage Westclox Big Ben Ala...
$16.00
Dreams of Greece, Acropolis ...
$50.00
Brass Organic Bowl Ring T15
$48.00
PAIR- Two Blue Pillow Covers...
$140.00
Greek GODDESS Swirling Arm B...
$75.00
vintage leather satchel
$28.00
Art print Giclee You are bea...
$25.00                           



No doubt, every single athlete from each country is at the Olympics to not only represent the best of the best from their country, but also with eyes + hearts on bringing home the GOLD!  It's what we all cheer for as well, but let's not forget the honor that silver and bronze hold as well - winning any medal is a tremendous accomplishment when you think about all the competition.  That's why we love this collection by Amanda of Etsy Shop AmandaRaeK because she celebrates the bronze medalists with her selection of bronze themed picks!  A lovely celebration + palette Amanda!  

'The Bronze Medalist' by AmandaRaeK


Morgaine - mauve and bronze ...
$17.00

Chevron Rust/Orange Gray Ar...
$29.00

Vintage Marion Bronze Pirate...
$98.00

Chain Fringe Necklace: Chain...
$53.00

Navy Blue Fashion T Shirt - ...
$26.00

Arm Hook in Bronze (small)-...
$25.00

Crab Necklace Bronze Nautica...
$26.00

Vintage set of two glass and...
$24.99

small ceramic OWL BUTTONS, h...
$14.50

Fur Collar Jacket / 1960s 60...
$48.00

Bronze Rose Stem Sculpture S...
$24.00

Handmade Champagne Bronze Gl...
$49.00

Vintage Coin Bank. Toy Train...
$26.00

Steampunk Bronze Studded Pyr...
$12.99

Fox and Hound Bronze Wall Ha...
$45.00

Industrial Desk Lamp..... me...
$31.00


You don't have to be a triathlete to bring home the spirit of the Olympics - being a champion is a state of mind, something you can do everyday to connect with your own greatness.  Okay, so maybe you can't pole vault over a bar that is 20 ft 1 3/4 inch high (seriously, Sergey Bubka from the Ukraine holds this record set in 1985!!), but you can apply yourself heart + soul to other things in your life.  It all boils down to passion and boy does Caroline of Etsy Shop DarkRide capture this beautifully in her collection Garden Like A Champion!  So go on...Celebrate your own greatness today because at heart, we can ALL be Olympic Winners!  A very uplifting collection Caroline!  

'Garden Like A Champion' by DarkRide


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

Fisher Blacksmithing Set of ...
$240.00

Vintage Watering Can
$39.00

butterfly art nature photogr...
$30.00

Minimalist Linen Textured St...
$20.00

White Metal Tote: Wire Baske...
$24.00

Hippy Elixir Organic Bug Spr...
$11.00

Earth Worker Apron Beige / B...
$67.00

Sunflower and Clover Art Pri...
$15.00

Garden Trug, traditional ben...
$49.95

Gardener's Scrub Soap //...
$5.50

Custom Collection of High Qu...
$14.50

Vintage Silverware Garden Ma...
$17.00

Shovel Stool
$550.00

Butterfly Garden Canvas Shoe...
$50.00

Three White Flower Pots
$6.00


It's hard not to get jazzed about the Olympic Games - imagine how thrilling it must be for the athletes and people who are live at the event!  The Opening Ceremony kicks off at 9 pm London Time and the global television audience is expected to be 1 billion.  1 billion with a "B".  WOW.  You probably have your favorite athletes and top of the list events to watch - it's so exciting!!  Kandice of KandiceInWonderland gets us ready to take the plunge and waste no time as we Dive into the London Olympic Games!  Love this great title + modern layout Kandice!

'Dive into the London Olympic Games' by KandiceInWonderland

Vintage Ohio Art Globe
$32.00
london calling, westminster ...
$75.00
somersault. blue water. smal...
$15.00
Vintage 1980 USA Olympic Gol...
$29.99
Map of the World -- papercut...
$8.00
London Underground Tube Map ...
$7.00
World Map Pencil Box
$12.00
Worthy Bag in Khaki with Cho...
$42.00
Vintage Dance Leotard - 1980...
$28.00
Vintage set of 2 equestrian ...
$46.99
iPhone 4 case, iPhone 4s cas...
$15.99
80s Geometric Color Block Sw...
$20.00
NOW ON SALE England - Vintag...
$17.20
Vintage Trophy for Kickboxin...
$25.00
World Globe Clock, Vintage M...
$54.00
London Sign Sticker Decal La...
$8.99                           


In closing, let's take a peek into the E3C world of Jenn - owner of Etsy Shop Palimpsestic.  Jenn has become our resident Essential 3 C curator - she always captures the 3 Cs - cool, clever + creative.  Amber + I always look forward to seeing how Jenn will pull together a collection + she never disappoints!  We loved all her submissions and this collection here titled She Medaled in Sailing even made the Front Page of Etsy - which is awesome because lots of people got to enjoy it!   So - which one to pick for highlighting here?  This ONE!  Because not only it is a beautiful curation, but it's also a super clever play on words.  You've done it again Jenn - thank you for continually inspiring us with your collections! 


We'll see you all again next month at our next Etsy Style Guide Challenge & thank you to all who participated (and to all who actually still reading this)!

   



'Track and Field' by palimpsestic


LOVE One Another - Handstitc...
$45.00

Antique folding french binoc...
$94.99

Vintage Botanical Illustrati...
$7.00

Sheer Geometric Tunic - prin...
$75.00

Deer Antler PILLOW COVER OOA...
$45.00

Winter Walk: Chorus, giclee ...
$75.00

antler no. 6990 16 x 20 cust...
$120.00

Hive - A funky porcelain rin...
$29.00

SALE Beige / Brown Leg Bag U...
$68.00

Fauna, Black Bear Stoneware...
$30.00

Bison - Archival Print
$20.00

Amber Evening - 5 by 7 print
$12.00

In Passing -limited edition ...
$30.00

Small backpack in dark brown...
$150.00

Deer Track Wedding Band or N...
$57.00

Vintage Deer Figure
$12.00
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