7th House on the Left

ETSY THURSDAY

posted by Ashley  /  7 Comments

Welcome to another installment of Etsy Thursday! We were down one post yesterday due to… life. We write posts as things happen around the house, and for the past few days, all that’s been going on around here was a whole lot of nothing. Stupid me pulled (very badly) not one, but two, muscles and ended up spending yesterday in bed and highly medicated. The medicine bottle says, “Do not operate heavy machinery,” and with the massive amount of drowsiness it gave me, maybe they should have listed computers, too. While I was out of commission, Greg was busy juggling work, Bentley and taking care of me, hence the mystery of the missing Wednesday post. But that’s enough of the mundane stuff – let’s get on to the best of the best on Etsy!

These New York Letterpress Coasters from Moontree Press first caught my eye because of the cool color combo. I love the gray with the yellow, green, orange, and teal-ish blue. These would be great for a New York-themed party (maybe a bon voyage party for a friend that’s moving to the Big Apple). These would even make a great art piece! Just frame one in a small shadowbox frame on a solid mat for a simple piece of art that makes a statement.

By now, most of you know I’m a total font geek! It should come at no surprise, then, that as soon as I saw these these Vintage Wood Type Letters from Monki Vintage I absolutely fell in love. A must-have for any fellow font fanatic.

I’m obsessed with graphic patterns, and sometimes it’s hard to find pillows with graphic patterns in “big box” home decor stores. Luckily, Etsy is a great place to find them! One of my favorite Etsy shops to scout out graphic pillows is Willa Skye. Ikat, chevron, lattice, zebra, graphic florals… they have it all!

I’ve mentioned a few times that I keep little notebooks in the top drawer of my desk for those spur of the moment ideas and barnstorming sessions. In light of that, I’m loving this Dragon Scales Notebook Jotter by Wit & Whistle. It’s small enough to keep in your purse or tuck away in your desk drawer. And, most importantly, it’s so cute!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of Etsy Thursday. We’re going to be resuming regularly scheduled programming tomorrow, so we’ll be posting a brand new post in the morning! Stay tuned!

Do you have any current Etsy favorites? Share them with the class in the comments section!

It’s that time of year when we’ve got vacation on the brain. So we’ve rounded up some of our favorite travel-themed Etsy items…

For the first stop in our travels, we’re hitting a brand new local spot. We’ve been huge Etsy fans for a long time and we love their commitment to inspiring creativity and bringing relatively unknown treasures into the limelight. It’s for these reasons (and more) that we decided to use Etsy to power the new 7HL Store! The “official launch” will be happening very soon, but we wanted to give our readers a little preview of things to come. We were going to just tease a few items in a blog post (like we did here), but we didn’t feel like that was quite enough. Therefore, we decided a “soft-opening” would be just the ticket, and an Etsy Thursday post would be a great place to let you guys know about it! In keeping with the theme of this edition of Etsy Thursday, we are now offering six of our favorite destination prints (Richmond print shown above)! In the store, we will be offering art we have created for our own house – which is how the creation of these prints came about. We love destination typography art. It’s simple, timeless, and a great way to add another layer of personality to your home’s decor. The only problem is we could never find the cities we wanted! Well, we decided to take matters into our own hands and create our very own line of destination prints – 7th House style!

Truthfully, I’ve been looking for an excuse to buy one of these state pillows from Love, California for months! This would be a great gift for a grad going off to college out of state.

I’m loving these Vintage World Atlas Cutouts from KKs Candles! There are so many clever things you can do with these: decoupage them on a tray, make a grid of them and paste them on a sheet of card stock for a unique art piece, use them for scrap-booking, cover a lampshade, or simply put them in a cute bowl for a cool conversation piece… the list of possibilities can go on and on. And they are only $4.50 for 100 plus free shipping… Score!

If you heart Los Angeles, Chicago, San Diego, Washington DC, San Francisco, New York, or Boston, a Heart Map print from Lucius Art is a great way to share the love. We are digging the simple, understated, vintage inspired look of the prints. We just wish he had more cities available!

This is one of those when I go “Why didn’t I think of that?!” Not that I’m a jewelry maker but it’s just so clever!  Sophia Pip has created a unique solution to keeping a special place with you at all times: the Secret Rendezvous Pendant. If you don’t know the coordinates of your favorite place, Sophia includes resources to find your special place. Love it!

That wraps up this edition of Etsy Thursday! Do you have any vacation plans for the summer? Where are you going? In honor of getting the 7HL store underway, enter “7HLREADER” at checkout for 10% off your order!

ETSY THURSDAY

posted by Ashley  /  17 Comments

We’re back with another installment of Etsy Thursday! Confession, I was planning on calling this edition “European Finds” because I noticed all of the prices were in Euros… €39,71… €31,77… and so on.  Well, as it turned out, I was actually browsing on http://fr.etsy.com and it switched my regional settings to France. Whoops! So… Welcome to Etsy Thursday: Not As European As Ashley Thought Edition!

First off, we have the Spring Fling Collection by Aedriel Originals. Plates never really rock my boat. I mean, yeah, I appreciate a cute plate here and there, but I’ve never really come across a set of plates where I think, “OMG, I must have these!”. Well, there’s a first time for everything right? In that case… OMG, I must have these! How cute would these plates be for parties or even everyday use? And yes, they are non-toxic and dishwasher safe. Yay!

Something that does normally rock my boat, is antique cameras (hence our Christmas tree this past year). I love, love, love collecting and decorating with antique cameras. At this point, we own about 20-some cameras. We have about every style under the sun, so it’s not very often that we find something that we think is so unique that we label it a “must-have”.  Well, this little guy from Lee Lee’s Closet broke the mold.  We absolutely love this camera for some reason that I can’t explain.  It’s just perfect. Lee Lee’s Closet has a lot of really unique (and affordable!) antiques to offer that are really worth checking out.

This is where art meets photography then runs smack into a big bag of total awesomeness. French photographer Yann Pendaries offers a plethora of amazingly inspiring photographs that would make any space feel instantly chic. He has so many unique photographs from all over the world that it’s hard to pick just one favorite. However, I’m particularly loving this Paris 09 le Trocadero print. I just wish it came in oversized stretched canvas. I could definitely deal with a 50″ x 50″… just sayin. Discount Alert! Right now, you can get 15% off your purchase with the code “ETSYANNIVERSARY” in honor of his 3 years with Etsy.

Secret Safe Books might very well be a bibliophile’s nightmare, but we think they’re really cool (especially Greg). If you need a good place to hide something in plain sight or if you want to store something close at hand, but don’t want it sitting out, these books are a great solution. They would be great storage for cell phone chargers, batteries, and whatnot.

That wraps up this edition of Etsy Thursday! Do you have a favorite Etsy seller or item? Share it with the class in the comment section!