Etsy cures what ails. Click on the delicious finds to get to their shops.
You know those days when you look out the window and think: “Layers.” Well every day you work in theater, particularly in the warmer months, that is the case. It’s 80 degrees outside and somewhere between 50 & 60 inside.
It’s actually kind of a funny little mini war that you (the audience) might not know about when you’re viewing live theater. If you go to the house manager and tell them it’s too cold, chances are there’s nothing they can do. You see, the lights over the stage make it very very warm which means the actors often ask for it to be cold. It’s so warm that the A/C needs to be cranked to full blast in order to bring down the stage even a degree or two. Which is why we all know to bring a cardigan to the theater, right? Right? - – - The more you know.
So I live in cardigans. They are my best friend.
I’m lying actually. I live in cardigan. No ‘s’. In other words… time to go shopping!
You know how it is. You’ll just be walking down the street and catch a glimpse of something in a window and think “Oooh, I gotta have that.” You don’t really need it, but the window made it look so… necessary.
Same goes for Etsy, but in this case it’s all about the photos. Some sellers are so good at presenting their wares that even though you don’t need it, you want it. Here’s a few finds that fit that particular category for me:
Little Topiary Fir Tree ($15)
I mean, who really needs a decorative topiary? I do now. Before I saw this I never thought “Hmm, a little scented topiary would be just right in my kitchen.” Now I want all three.
Salt and Pepper Shakers ($38)
from Midwest Finds
I’m pretty sure the salt and pepper shakers on my stove just broke and I have to replace them right away. Thank goodness I found these. Where would I be without Etsy?
Tissue Pom ($5)
by Sweet Poms
I don’t really have guests at my home, it’s just not that kind of home. But now I suddenly want to dangle a bunch of these from my ceiling, buy a proper couch and have a party. What the heck?
Sugar Creme Emulsifying Scrub ($10)
by Haus of Gloi
Dude, I don’t even know what “emulsifying” is, but this looks like the seller is suggesting I bathe myself in a coffee based treat and I am totally on board. Want. Might eat.
As you might have gathered already, my favorite part of Etsy searching is finding something totally different and a little outside the box. Imagine my excitement and surprise when I found this!
First let me explain that the gherkin is a treasured pickle in my family. You see, there is an old tradition on Christmas day. Someone hides a gherkin on the tree and before anyone opens any presents, there is a gherkin hunt! The rules vary from this point. Some reward the winner with a special gherkin gift and some winners simply get to open the first present of the day. You can make up your own rules really…just so long as there’s a gherkin on the tree!
Also, say gherkin a few times and try not to crack a smile.
This “Great Gherkin” clay ornament was created by A Little Character on Etsy. Their shop is filled with some fantastic and truly unique items. Ever wanted a zombie magnet? Well now you know where to go!
photograph property of A Little Character