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Our September Style Guide Challenge with the Pantone 2013 Fall Colors



dinner plate ∙ Romy and Clare
striped pillows  ∙ Jillian Rene Decor

Each month, we gather together to host what we call, a Style Guide Challenge. We come up with a relevant theme for the season and ask our stylists to create collections not only to showcase the amazing finds on Etsy, but also their incredible style as well.

We realize that Etsy is a crowded place, full of unbelievable finds, but sometimes it's just a bit hard to sort through all of them.  That's where we come in!  We create mini shopping guides to help you shop more easily.  This month we are helping you shop the latest fall color trends with our Pantone Fall Color Challenge, A Riot of Color or Just a Pop.

Are you ready to start shopping





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Style By || the Vintage Vogue


Having a shop on Etsy is like a gateway into your own personal style.  Everything you do with your shop from photographs, to your shop banner, your product descriptions, and what you sell is all about you.  That also holds true for the collections or treasuries we create.  Creating a 16 item treasury is a fun way to show off our style. This month I am spotlighting Charlotte of the Vintage Vogue.  Her own personal style is vintage modern and she loves to create things of beauty, simplicity and craft. Take a look at her shop and then check out her curated collections. You won't be disappointed by her amazing eye for style!

                                                                     ««««««»»»»»»

« Fly Away With Me » 
1. Birch Moon ▲ late night drawing
2. Scallop Necklace ▲ A Quiet Curiosity
3. Black Sculptural Planter ▲ L & M Studio
4. Hand painted Brooch ▲ teconlene
5. Origami Crane Magnets  ▲ Havok Designs
6. 4x6 Art Print  ▲ Yellow Heart Art




« On The Street Where You Live »
1. 8x10 Photography Print  ▲ Pure Nature Photos
2. Snug Vase Low ▲ Snug Studio
3. Mid Century Table Lamp  ▲  Project Sarafan
4. Vintage White and Gold Frame  ▲ all things white
5. Wooden Birdhouse ▲ The Bird on the Tree
6. Southern Charm Photography Print ▲ Eye Poetry Photography





« Shake It Like A Polaroid Picture »
1. Hand printed pillow  ▲ melongings studio
2. ruched camera strap cover  ▲ Bluebird Chic
3. knit dress ▲ naftul
4. Paris Metro 8x10 print ▲ The Paris Print Shop
5. Vintage Camera Gallymogger Shoppe
6. Dove Print ▲ The Haunted Hollow Tree



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Trending | Triangles


I am a fan of patterns and geometrics. I really can't get enough of them and triangles are
a particular favorite. It's such a simple shape + fun and modern. Let's explore some
of my favorites:

1. Colorful and bright painted wooden triangles by Perrodin Supply Co.
    These would make a great statement in a group of three or more.

2. Branch & Olive has all kinds of goodies, but I especially love these mini note cards with
    neon triangles. Don't forget to check out the back for a pop culture movie quote.

3. Everyone knows the easiest way to change up a space is to add or change out your pillow cover.
    I really love this apricot, gray and pink combination available at Neon Vintage Design.

4. Gold is so hot right now in fashion and home decor. A Quiet Curiosity makes this polymer clay necklace in both pink and gold and black and gold.

5. This modern top designed by Out of Line has this awesome top stitched triangle pattern. Also available in black, gray and teal.

6. Keep your favorite pictures happy in this trendy triangle picture frame by Mmim.

7. Black and White + Triangles! I love this little pouch by Bookhou at Home. Great as a makeup bag for your purse.

8. Packaging is so important, it gives your product that finishing touch. Creatiate's shop is full of so many fun stamps and this triangle pattern is no exception.

9. 16 pages of geometric art. It's in our nature by Jamie Milk makes a perfect gift.



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Pantone 2013 | The Greens

16x20 photograph by The Paris Print Shop
tote bag by Cloth and Ink

It's a new year and it's time to introduce some new colors into our life. Every year Pantone names the color of the year and a whole color palette for us to enjoy. Today I am focusing on the greens. One is the star, another a muted favorite and the last one is bright and fresh. Even if you aren't a trendsetter don't be afraid to show your color style!


Emerald Green is the color of 2013.

A jewel tone that will definitely make you stand out from the crowd.

billy ball pillow by Jillian Rene Decor
scarf by Knit Frekkles
Grayed Jade is actually one of my favorite colors from the 2013 color palette. I think just about anything with a gray undertone is my favorite color. Grays just work well with everything and this
pastel green is no exception.


purse by Bayan Hippo
wall organizer by Pig and Fish

I think tender shoots is a softer version of chartreuse. This color really screams spring to me and is definitely a happy color that just feels fresh. Bring on Spring!

Stay tuned for this years blues next week.


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Our November Etsy Style Guide Challenge Winner IS...

Farmhouse Photograph standou...
$49.00
Cyber Monday Etsy Vintage Ca...
$110.00
Black Bird in the Trees Sepi...
$29.00
Test Tube Spice Rack w/ cork...
$29.00
white birch forest - natural...
$40.00
forest koan coffee table wit...
$290.00
Dark Silver Band with Etched...
$68.00
Organic Dried Herb Sachet, h...
$6.00
Rustic Home Pure Soy Candle...
$14.00
Use code FREESHIPME now for ...
$18.00
Men's Lumberjack Flannel...
$14.00
The Longest Train Ride to Ze...
$25.00
Vintage Mens Wolverine boots...
$100.00
Snow Woodland, Winter Photog...
$25.00
Tree Branch Toggle Buttons-6...
$7.00
miniature houses solid wood ...
$35.00                           


Congratulations to Mandy of Etsy shop Homesteading Roasters for the winning Etsy Style Guide Collection Get Ready for Man Gift Time!  Our team of Etsy curators get together each month on the 16th to create beautiful & relevant gift guides.  To help everyone get inspired & work within the same parameters, we choose a theme as a basis for building the individual collections.  This month, we explored the theme Holiday Prep List 101 as a way for our curators to visually express ways in which they would suggest getting ready for the upcoming holiday season.  Through her gift guide collection, Mandy offers up the advice to get the men on your list crossed off!  You won't find any paisley neck ties in her collection - not here!  Mandy has curated a earthy, woodland inspired gift guide with unique handmade and vintage gifts that would make any man say, "cool." Did you hear that?  Success - you're done here!  Love the mood you created Mandy - congratulations! 

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Each month, we choose one winner.  However, with close to 100 submissions we also enjoy highlighting some of our favorites as there is usually a very long list!  The entire list of style guide collections is worth looking over, so if you want to have your socks blown off - then click here!  Each collection is a mini shopping guide where the curator does the hard work for you, so you can shop Etsy with ease.  Ahhh...and during this hectic time of year, who doesn't like easy?  Scroll on down to get a taste of the talent here on the team as we showcase 4 additional style guides.

Orly of Etsy shop orly design gets us ready for the holiday rush by helping us take a moment to just re~lax.  Yes, just let the stress melt away as you sip a nice hot mug of coffee with...what else but marshmallows!  Forget the cream & sugar - let's get down to business with something sticky, sweet & delicious.  Orly's collection is filled with the feeling of this sugar~licious delight - a moments pause and a moment to refuel the reserves as we gear up for the holidays!   I feel like I want to sit in this collection, eat marshmallows & pat soft bunnies.  Thank you Orly for reminding us all that relaxing & self care is an important first step to take!       


'Coffee with Marshmallow' by orlydesign


Decorative Crochet Jar lid C...
$27.00

Rose Lychee Marshmallows, Et...
$4.00

Rabbit White 5x5 art block B...
$29.00

1960s Maxi Slip - Saks Fifth...
$88.00

Herbal Baby Powder - Organic...
$5.57

Vintage brown gooseneck desk...
$28.99

50's dress - pink 50'...
$125.00

Sweet Cupcake Porcelain Pin...
$20.00

BROWNSTONE: mail holder key ...
$78.00

Taupe / Light Brown Top .Wom...
$89.00

Marshmallow Sugar Scrub 8 oz
$10.00

Pink and Green Toile - Overs...
$5.50

Luxembourg Autumn, Paris - ...
$28.00

five glittered bottlebrush t...
$17.50

Pink and Brown "Sugar &...
$29.00

Pink and Brown Branches / Re...
$15.00


Fluffy pink clouds and sugar plum fairies are all very nice, but they won't get the job of holiday shopping done!  Nic of Etsy shop Knit Frekkles takes us by the hand and escorts us off the whipped cream sprinkled mountain and back down to the job ahead with her collection This way to Gift Ideas.  You were starting to feel lost after that yummy delicious coffee specialty drink, weren't you?  Nic helps us get down to business with her practical gift guide, but wait!  There's a really clever twist to this collection - do you see it?   Yes, she's used geometric shapes to not only point, but to pull her collection together!  Love.   If you're having trouble thinking of what you might buy this year, don't let confusion get your down.  Let Nic help you get inspired as each handmade gift below will be sure to be a crowd pleaser.   Now we can cross some more gifts off our list - wonderful theme and curation Nic!  

This way to Gift Ideas  by KnitFrekkles



Chevron Wall Decor l Zig Zag...
$29.00

Triangle Concrete Pot - set ...
$72.00

Rubber Stamp - Special Deliv...
$12.75

Copper Chevron Polymer Clay ...
$12.00

unique bridesmaid gifts, per...
$239.40

Geometric triangle mug
$12.00

Leather iPhone 4 case / iPho...
$48.00

Tribal Chevron Arrow 2 - Han...
$9.00

Bookmarks Set - Kraft Series...
$10.00

Follow the Arrow - set of 5 ...
$6.75

The Nomad - womens pullover ...
$42.00

Geometric Sketchbook with Pe...
$8.00

Grey triangle wooden geometr...
$15.00

orange and white chevron zig...
$3.00

Art Print 8 x 10 - Technicol...
$18.00

Chevron mini - shiny charcoa...
$22.00

Our next Holiday Prep Style Guide comes to us from Aki of Etsy shop oktak and we both fell in love with this home decor focused collection.  Brilliant!  We're so busy during this time of year running around with our list of gifts for everyone and other various holiday 'to-dos' that we forget to simply breathe!  Here, Aki is helping us to remember our home and the value in creating a warm and welcoming environment with seasonal decor.  Her home decor gift guide eases the stress away and is so inviting I feel ready to move in with a great book and a glass of wine!  Wait for the holidays in style in a home environment which is beautiful and rejuvenating.  After you've taken care of yourself first, you might also find some great gifts for the those home decor enthusiasts on your list!  Love not only your use of color here Aki, but the mood!       


'Waiting for the holidays' by oktak


You float my boat - set of 5...
$6.75

Red Billy Ball Flower Pillow...
$55.00

Key Holder l MOOSE with plai...
$44.00

Primitive Thanksgiving Pumpk...
$16.00

white, ironstone, vintage, o...
$30.00

TANGERINE: modern mail holde...
$69.00

Large Sculptural Planter - W...
$95.00

Rusty. Vintage Recycled Wool...
$45.00

Mason Jar Lighting Candle Ho...
$19.00

the WATERFALL, Ceramic Nesti...
$52.00

Copco Michael Lax Cast Iron ...
$45.00

Oatmeal // Wood Colorblock C...
$24.00

white ceramic cup
$16.00

Vintage electric clock orang...
$25.00

snug.bear breadboard
$27.00

Handmade Orange felt slipper...
$55.00

Ok folks, we always end our style guide challenge with a collection by our resident stylist Jenn of Etsy shop Palimpsestic.  Waiting to see what Jenn creates is kind of like going to a well known interior designer and saying, "I want this room to be modern and white" and then looking forward to seeing how they choose to unleash their magic skills.  I've never met Jenn in person, so I don't know if she has any magic tricks up her sleeve.  But I do know one thing - this girl sure knows how to curate a mighty gift guide!  One that's always clever and always fun - she's like a lean, mean, gift guide makin' machine!   Alright, let's take a look at this one here.  Our theme?  Holiday Prep 101 - what's Jenn's advice?  Put On Your Comfy Shoes because it's time to shop!  On you mark, get ready, set... GO!  That's right - what are you waiting for?  It's time to become a shopping rock star.  I'm putting on my super comfy Keen's - what about you?  (that includes you Jenn!) 

Wow - here's to yet another super amazing style guide!  We hope you'll find our collections not only inspiring, but oh so practical!  Remember, you can see the whole kit and kaboodle right here!

Our next style guide won't be until January of 2013 as we all take time to focus on the busy holiday season.  Happy Holidays to all and we'll see you again in 2013!


       




'Put On Your Comfy Shoes' by palimpsestic


Modern iPhone case triangle ...
$36.00

Shopping List - A5 notepad
$12.00

vintage woven leather oxford...
$35.00

SALE Vintage Architectural S...
$45.00

Transformable Owl Tote Bag i...
$32.00

Kraft Gift Boxes 3x3x2 and 4...
$3.50

small zipper pouch, coin pur...
$19.00

Felt Coin Purse // Hand Embr...
$30.00

Back to school teachers gift...
$17.00

Turkish Delight Lip Balm - O...
$4.00

Stainless Steel Key Chain Bl...
$6.57

8ft reclaimed wood, industri...
$625.00

Navy Blue Leather Tote, Leat...
$90.00

Girl with bun - Pocket mirro...
$7.00

Womens Tshirt - XX Chromoso...
$26.00

Custom Ceramic Travel Mug - ...
$40.00
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Get Your Fall Color On! An Etsy Style Guide Challenge.



porcelain cubes by L and M Studio
For this month's Etsy Style Guide Challenge theme, we're going to be exploring COLOR!  Over the course of 2 days, our group of Etsy shop owners will be curating a variety of shopping guide treasuries with the central theme of Get Your Fall Color On!  Today is also the last day of Fashion Week in NYC, so we might see some trends expressed Etsy style!  Our goal here is to meet the needs of many people who love Etsy, but often feel overwhelmed by all the choices.  In this way, we make shopping on Etsy easy by presenting some of our favorite items together in a 'treasury' collection.   As shop owners, we spend a lot of time on Etsy and have gotten to know our way around.  We know where to go to find those quality shops & through our shopping guides, now you will too!


yellow paris photography collection by The Paris Print Shop
Having a central theme helps us pull together a common thread to work off of, but each shop owner will present his or her own interpretation of this month's theme.  We hold the challenge here on the blog once a month & it's a great time to check in!  We'll be highlighting a small selection of the shopping guide collections on the blog, but be sure to take a look at the entire list right here


telegraph insulator lamp by Luke Lamp Co.
Amber of Etsy shop Red Tile Studio has put together a small preview of items with the fall Pantone colors, picking up on colors such as french roast or tangerine tango.  We all have our favorite colors, but maybe this fall you'll venture outside your comfort zone and explore something different.  From home decor to accessories, our group of curators will be sure to offer up a wide range of items from which to choose from!    


chunky blue cowl by Knit Frekkles
Whether you're looking for the perfect gift or you're feeling the itch to redecorate, you'll be sure to find some lovely treasures.  Let us take you INSIDE Etsy as your personal shoppers, show you around, & introduce you to some new items & new shops!  You'll soon see how we showcase some of the best that Etsy has to offer in beautifully curated collections that become more than just a group of items, but shopping guide collections that evoke a feeling & a mood.  Not only do we make shopping on Etsy easy, but we also make it FUN!  We hope you'll join us as we begin our exploration of fall colors on Etsy!


set of 6 blank notecards by Retro Menagerie

'Titanium Honey Gold' by ALDDesigns

The Bee's Honeycomb - Ha...
$8.00
Ruffles grey scarf felting w...
$99.00
cement bees skep beehive
$34.00
Honey Yellow Czech Glass Wir...
$18.00
Farm Photo, Grey Old Barn, A...
$25.00
gray and yellow ochre on whi...
$38.00
Grey Marble Cup Cozy, Gray M...
$17.50
Bear Illustration Painting -...
$40.00
German Antique Glass Honey B...
$42.00
Labradorite Necklace Silver ...
$38.00
almost home - oil painting -...
$130.00
Tiny Black Druzy Studs Titan...
$50.00
Tiny honey bee necklace in s...
$28.00
Wool Felt Bow French Barrett...
$12.00
Double flavor bite size drop...
$12.00
Spiced Honey - natural perfu...
$25.00                           




'Rhapsody' by oktak

Blackcurrant Souffle Cushion...
$115.00
Small Rustic Porcelain Bowl
$29.00
NEW Whimsy Flower Art Stamp ...
$30.00
hat, slouchy, women's be...
$68.00
16" DECORATIVE PILLOW i...
$32.00
Las Canteras Porcelain Ring ...
$52.00
Copper Ring Rose de Amethyst...
$70.50
fall decorating landscape ph...
$35.00
Purple Door Photo, Doorknob ...
$25.00
Linen Long Cushion. Printed...
$112.00
New Mini True Romantic Pouch...
$20.00
Long thread earrings with sm...
$55.00
Seismic 2
$225.00
Purple Faceted Rod Necklace
$25.00
Large Moleskine Notebook wit...
$12.00
While She Slept 5x7
$25.00                           

'Falling Leaves' by JillianReneDecor


NEW Sweet Leaf Stamp - Hand ...
$18.00

Vintage 1980s Gold Sweater -...
$38.00

Nature Art Print - Green Fal...
$20.00

Lace Earrings - Josephine in...
$18.00

midcentury brass leaf candy ...
$36.00

cork and denim summer tote
$160.00

Fern Leaf Headband- Olive Gr...
$27.00

we stayed up late / origina...
$32.00

Crochet Apple Cozy in Lime G...
$17.50

Gemstone 14K Gold-Filled Sap...
$82.00

felted bowl -creamy white fe...
$18.00

Fall Comes Softly - Gold Lea...
$36.00

Ginkgo Leaf Necklace Fall Ac...
$23.00

Green Leaf hair clip - litt...
$8.00

Herbariums II. 8x10. Fine Ar...
$30.00

Leaf Ring
$70.00

'Autumn Love Birds' by KnitFrekkles


Heart Wedding Confetti table...
$7.75

Valentine's day - Valent...
$13.00

1960s Rose Dress - Vintage F...
$55.00

NEW Hopeful Heart Duck Stamp...
$9.00

Address Your Wedding Envelop...
$2.65

Love Birds Banner
$30.00

Modern home, green trees, go...
$15.00

poppy art, floral, french co...
$20.00

Diary of the traveler INDIA-...
$35.00

Wedding Hair, Rhinestone tia...
$175.00

Pink rose- papercut greeting...
$5.00

Autumn Spice Shortbread Cook...
$12.50

wedding guest book or album ...
$48.00

Love Birds Wedding Cake Topp...
$45.00

Ceramic bangle Ceramic jewel...
$24.00

tapestry vintage change purs...
$12.00

'colour systems' by ProjectSarafan


Jacaranda Storm
$460.00

NEW Elegant Moroccan Pattern...
$12.00

statement NECKLACE, ceramic ...
$45.50

High Waist "Ellen Basic...
$65.00

geometric flower earrings wi...
$16.00

silver summer meadow brooch ...
$154.00

personalized with word, pant...
$38.00

Vintage Iron Plant Stand
$45.00

Tillandsia Paleacea
$5.00

Set of beige and violet hand...
$13.00

35% OFF SALE Abstract Fine A...
$20.80

Vegan Mineral Eyeshadow - Sa...
$1.00

Natural Lip Gloss in Illusio...
$8.00

Spring kitchen decor Sprouts...
$22.00

Organic Baby Blanket handwov...
$320.00

Two Purple Siberian Iris in ...
$100.00
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