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   1.  Eco Leather Backpack  by StudioKarolina 2.  Gray Porcelain Plates  by GoldenBiscotti 3.  Crane Etching  by WIlliamwhiteart 4.  Modern Zipper Pouch  by 9thcyclecraftworks 5.  SIlver Knuckle RIng  by Ashkashop 6.  Gray Women's Tunic  by Kerenvemichal 7.  Grey Polka Dot Bandana  by APRILLOOKshop 8.  Waffle Tuck Tunic  by lizarietz 9.  Silk Color Block Pillow  by JillianReneDecor 10.  Grey Origami Inspired Throw   by Mikabarr

 

1. Eco Leather Backpack by StudioKarolina 2. Gray Porcelain Plates by GoldenBiscotti 3. Crane Etching by WIlliamwhiteart 4. Modern Zipper Pouch by 9thcyclecraftworks 5. SIlver Knuckle RIng by Ashkashop 6. Gray Women's Tunic by Kerenvemichal 7. Grey Polka Dot Bandana by APRILLOOKshop 8. Waffle Tuck Tunic by lizarietz 9. Silk Color Block Pillow by JillianReneDecor 10. Grey Origami Inspired Throw by Mikabarr

For today's post, our in-house design guru Cinne Worthington of C.BANNING ACCESSORIES curated a collection of her recent Etsy finds.  Cinne tells a story with an industrial color palette - ash, cement, aluminum, smoke, and graphite grey set against billowing steam & vapor white.  You can almost hear the hard work behind crafting each of these handmade items through Cinne's visual storyboard.  The contrast of sharp edges against the softness of fabric or the defined lines of metal all evoke her industrial theme, yet each item is carefully handcrafted with love - in a studio, not a factory.   Cinne's dynamic proportioning and bold use of images creates an active mood which celebrates the industrious spirit of handmade.  

We welcome you to join the handmade revolution and see how easy it is to fall in love with hand crafted treasures!


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Sun + Spa :: Our Style Guide Winner

What have you done this Summer? Hopefully you've had a chance to relax and take a break from your normal schedule. Our Style Guide challenge last month was all about Sun + Spa. A good mix of time outside plus a day at the spa sounds like a pretty good way to spend a vacation. Our amazing group of curators came up with a beautiful mix of finds to help you enjoy the most out of Summer.

The winner of our challenge becomes our Guest Stylist on Pinterest for the following month. They get to show off their individual style and share with you their favorite finds from Etsy and beyond. 

The winner is... Fiona of Fiona Zakka.

Her collection, Rejuvenation Vacation, makes us remember what vacation is all about. A time to relax, lounge and rejuvenate. 

bead bracelet :: dark ride

infinity scarf :: anna maria locke

small gift box :: green bug marketplace

stoneware vessels :: made by manos

More Sun + Spa collections!

Beach House :: by Laura of Mama Bleu Designs

endless summer print :: sweet peony press 

block printed linen curtains :: giardino

pair of small jars :: ocean swept 

1920's style bathing suit :: sartoria

Yoga Retreat :: by Briana of B Taylor Quilts

beige knitted tights :: funny bear 

dandelion photo :: erin b photo

'be' personalized stud earring :: mary and jane

rose bobby pin set :: be something new

Summer Fresh :: by Brooke of Peiffer Studios

gray bag :: marten lab 

white ceramic vase :: sheila's art 

wooden air plant holder :: sea and asters 

striped t shirt with animal collective nouns :: xenotees

Treat Yourself :: by Kelly of 88 editions

dipped aqua mug :: center ceramics

hand knitted tank top :: plexida 

page 47 natural perfume :: illuminate perfume 

concrete tea light holder :: ab concrete design

Our next style guide challenge will be back September. 

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Summer Glam :: Our Style Guide Winner

Like most of you, we couldn't be more excited for Summer to begin.  That's why our Style Guide Challenge last month was all about Summer with a side of Glam.  We asked our fabulous curators to create collections that celebrate all that is Summer, but make it feel glamourous.  As you will see they did not disappoint. 

The winner of our challenge becomes our Guest Stylist on Pinterest for the following month. They get to show off their individual style and share with you their favorite finds from Etsy and beyond. 

The winner is ... Dana of Apple White Handmade.

Her collection, Let's Go Glamping, shows us how even camping can be glamourous.

(Don't you want this tent?!?!?)

glamping tent :: lotus belle tents

campfire stamp :: creatiate

vintage canteen :: iron charlie

natural bug and itch oil :: winsome and green

Here are more Summer Glam collections.

Enjoy!

Jewel Tone Summer by Hana of A Quiet Curiosity

round agate ring :: gossamer and violet

pink sundress :: naftul

woven tapestry :: wall and woven

modern neon coasters :: katlix

Plum(b) Luxury by Caroline of Dark Ride

chiaroscuro natural perfume :: illuminated perfume

hand painted dress :: atelier vert

high waist panties :: ohhh lulu

purple chair :: owl song vintage

Wild and Free by Grace of Trees 4 the Wood

bohemian studded tee :: meraki labbe

old door in paris photography print :: the paris print shop

paper gift tags :: fiona zakka

blue chevron necklace :: mmim designs

Summer Glamping by Erin B Photo

rustic camp stool :: oh albatross

vintage style bell tent :: stout tent

s'mores kit with homemade graham crackers and marshmallows :: whimsy and spice

handmade dinnerware :: center ceramics

 

Join us next month for another Style Guide Challenge!

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Celebrating Mom :: Our Style Guide Winner

Our challenge last month was all about Mom. We wanted to help create mini shopping guides to help you find the perfect gift for Mother's Day. Our amazing curators never disappoint and it's always extremely difficult to pick just one winner.

The winner of our challenge becomes our Guest Stylist on Pinterest for the following month. They get to show off their individual style and share with you their favorite finds from Etsy and beyond.

The winner is.... Adriana of Gossamer and Violet.

Her collection, Still Life with Cat, was both fun and unique and you can't lose with cute cats.

still life pillow :: pilosale

nature photography :: bleu oiseau

necklace :: l'accent nou

meow and kitten pillow :: mosmea

In addition to our winner, we also like to highlight some of our favorite collections.

Here are just a few. Enjoy!

M is for Mom by Aki of Oktak

custom monogram pillow :: jillian rene decor

pink pleated bag :: bayan hippo

notebook set :: mi + ed design

lavender gift set :: swamp angel soap

At home with Mom by Jaclyn of Iron Charlie

test tube wall vase :: red tile studio

home embroidery hoop :: sarah k benning

mint honey pot :: center ceramics

drop leaf dining table :: hedge house

Shower Mom with Flowers by Jill of Be Something New

lavender shortbread cookies :: butter blossoms

portrait of a girl in the garden :: lucy snowe photography

lavender photograph :: ion anthos photography

vintage teacup and saucer :: mix and match dining

Hey Mom! by Angie of laugh love photo

hey mom card :: acbc designs

jasper gemstone necklace :: burnish

water lily soap :: artisan bath and body

hydrangea plate :: glass paper scizzors

Thanks to all of our curators for making this another fun Style Guide Challenge.

See you next month!

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring Forward | Our Style Guide Winner

Last month, we wanted to get a jump start on Spring, so we titled our monthly Style Guide Challenge 'Spring Forward'. We asked our talented curators to capture their favorite trends for this season and as always they did an amazing job. Hopefully you get some inspiration for the season!

The winner of our challenge becomes our Guest Stylist on Pinterest the following month where they get to show off their individual style and share with you their favorite finds throughout the internet.

The winner is... Ann of acbc design.

Her collection, Spring Clean, starts of the season fresh and new.

hand knitted sweater ● plexida

burlap pouf ● lovintage finds

quilted coasters ● btaylor quilts

bah bah black sheep notepad ● toodles noodles

In addition to our winner, we like to highlight some of our favorite collections.

Here are just a few.

Spring Forward by Lorna of Geometric Electric.

gray polka dot bowl ● fringe and fettle

woodland flower headpiece ● be something new

floral watercolor painting ● francesca lancisi

scandinavian nightstand ● habitable

Mid Century Marvelous by Caroline of Dark Ride

"Looking back for forward finds"

bianca maxi dress ● vintage origin

black leather sandals ● walk by anat dahari

black and gold paper sculpture ● the vintage vogue

1960's frock brooch ● trees 4 the wood

Spring Fiesta by Francesca of Francesca Lancisi

hand blown glass vase ● avolie glass

shell place card holders ● fairy folk weddings

ceramic plate ● ceramica botanica

air plant ● sea and asters

Inspired by Kim of semisweet studios

charcoal soap ● living earth botanicals

black leather shoes 'fran' ● keyman design

geometric ring ● abra kadabra jewelry

decorative ceramic plate ● karo art

 

We hope you enjoyed our collections. Which one is your favorite?

Join us next month for another fun + fresh Style Guide Challenge.

 

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3rd Birthday Celebration | Our Style Guide Winner

Last month the Elite16 celebrated it's 3rd anniversary. In order to celebrate properly we asked our team of curator's to build collections around the theme of a Celebration.  You can check out all of them here and let me just say that picking a winner is never easy.  It usually comes down to who really captured the theme + a beautiful collection.

The winner of our challenge becomes our Guest Stylist on Pinterest the following month where they get to show off their individual style and share with you their favorite finds throughout the internet.

The winner is... Charlotte of The Vintage Vogue

Her collection, Midnight Soiree, was modern and elegant and really felt like the perfect way 

to cap off our 3rd anniversary.

1. note cards ▷▷ acbc designs

2. leather bangles ▷▷ brick and arrow

3. wooden brooch ▷▷ mi+ed design

4. gold studded pillow in black linen ▷▷ jillian rene decor

5. necklace ▷▷ noemiah

 In addition to our winner, we try to highlight some of our favorite collections.

Here are just a few.

Let's Celebrate by Nic of Knit Frekkles

1. swing tags  ▷▷ toddles noodles

2. cake bunting ▷▷ lbc paper

3. rainbow factory ▷▷ pearson maron

4. lucky hoop art ▷▷ mama bleu designs

5. king of anything crown stamp ▷▷ creatiate

Celebrate Every Day by Jenn of Palimpsestic

1.  felt sweetheart chocolates  ▷▷ milk fly

2.  place cards ▷▷ jen aitchison

3. tote bag ▷▷oktak

4. tea dress ▷▷ sohomode

5. coral flowers print  ▷▷ calamari studio

Animal Crackers by Ann of acbc design

1.   zebra gift card ▷▷ dekanimal

2.  elephant plate ▷▷ glass paper scizzors

3.   animal gift wrap ▷▷ le petit pot

4.  easter bunny wood box ▷▷ mmim

5.  honey bear headband ▷▷ seven white rabbits

The Time is Now by Irina of Project Sarafan

1. eames chair ▷▷ cast and crew

2. cocktail dress  ▷▷ matka

3. ceramic mushrooms  ▷▷ orly design

4. industrial lamp  ▷▷ long made co

5. earrings ▷▷ tzunuum

Join us next month for another fun + amazing Style Guide Challenge!

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