Land of the Old Fashioned Toys? This Robot Card is $4 from Lemonhead Press on Etsy
Back in the retro era children were into tiny robots. Some were metal, and later plastic, most took batteries and really moved. Destroyed by overplay, should you find the robot in great condition he may be worth a mint. Remembering bygone eras always puts a smile on my face, and so when I found this adorable and cute handmade card from Etsy shop Lemonhead Press, I just thought it was great to feature in the blue section today!
The shop designer/owner/curator is Katie Gonzalez, who runs her shop from Homestead, FL and many more greeting card designs are available.
This is a gorgeous necklace that only a true diva can appreciate, jump back into the vintage days and adorn yourself with bling ! This is an authentic Juliana Rhinestones and Pearls set. The seller says “Juliana Green Navette Pearl Necklace and Earrings Set”. Weight 34g . The necklace is 15″ ! Sale price is $120 at retroroadshow on Etsy.
Orange Quilt Blanket from Etsy
This bohemian throw has lovely bright orange colors, and we adore it! For only $44.99 this queen size reversible quilt (blanket or throw) would look great in your home! Many other variations of color are in the Etsy shop The Rawyal World. Also expect to find blankets, Mandalas, wall hangings, tapestries, scarves, and bags. Anything woven or patchwork as well. We love it.
Handwoven from India, all have a bohemian feel!
Check it out: Rawyal World
This adorable little Hedgehog Plant watering device is made of ceramic and fashioned by Madeline of EmyLiaStone on Etsy. She loves to paint and this little guy would look great in your home. Only $15.99 makes it a real steal on Etsy.
Brown Book Vintage Lot set of Three, $23 at OcBookShoppe
Today we’re loving the color brown. A nice neutral tone for your living room or decor, brown goes with everything. These natural brown and blue books (above) from OCBookShoppe on Etsy make the best display ever! Great for a study, cottage, or living room!
The subtle hues of the browns and reds (below) make for a great display and include titles such as Homemade Sin by Kathy Hogan Trocheck, Silverwood by Joanna Barnes, Love, the Painter’s Wife and the Queen of Sheba by Aliette Armel and Almost Home by Pam Jenoff. Not only will $22.50 get you a nice read, but a great display as well!
Set of four shabby books $22.50
The shop is run by Spencer Madrie and Ann Mote from Monroeville, Alabama!
See more at OCBookShoppe
Autism Sensory board
Hey, look at this, what a great idea coming from EmyLiaStone on Etsy, who has this Autism Sensory board for only $20.00. The board is poster sized and enhances the sensory play! It has Velcro holding colorful rainbow shapes in bright colors for sensory seeking children! What a great idea! See the board here.
Vintage Maxwell House Coffee Cups came from an Estate Sale says Owner RetroChalet
Today we’re answering a question from Jane Dickson of Missouri. She asks, “Where do Etsy Sellers get all their goodies?” Well Jane many creative artists on Etsy use upcycled goodies in their art. Speaking that they use vintage buttons, fabrics, old spools of thread, vintage paint brushes or easels, etc. Both the artists and the supply sellers are on the hunt for vintage goodies. Add the fact that vintage sellers are looking for a steal so they can resell antiques and collectibles on Etsy as well so here you go. All these vintage and retro treasures are found at flea markets, thrift stores, and the best of all, Estate Sales.
RetroChalet recently bought a huge lot of old medical labels, using them in their art and reselling in their Etsy shop for other crafters to use.
The best source to find estate sales is a website called EstateSale.Company . This newer site lists estate sales from all over the country — pulling interesting listings from Facebook, Twitter and the web. There’s also a featured page where the user can browse some photos from upcoming sales and decide if it’s a sale they wish to attend. Nothing like finding treasure you can make things with, resell as supplies for other crafters, or sell for vintage as well. Join the Etsy revolution, shop an EstateSale today!