Monday, August 31, 2009

I DARE you not to fall in love with these!

I am constantly amazed by the level of talent and artistry I find while browsing the shops on Etsy. I seem to go through phases of favorites, not so much of the shops themselves, but of the category they fall within. At first it was baby blankets, then earrings, followed by knits. My current desireds bring talent and artistry to a whole new level – yes, I’m talking about the astounding drawings and prints created by our extremely talented Etsians.

I think you could probably find a print of literally anything you can think of on Etsy. My personal favorites include character animation and mixed medium and collage art. The cottage is all about whimsy, warm fuzzies, and individuality and I think these prints carry all that and more.

This print from Miss Brigette immediately caught my eye. I have always entertained the idea of being a librarian (something about being surrounded by wonderful old books all day really appeals to me) and this librarian certainly has style. It was actually very hard to pick a favorite from her shop because I’m in love with every single piece! Miss Brigette’s shop also offers original paintings as well, I salivate at the idea. After touring this wonderful shop and dreaming about having one of her pieces on every wall in the cottage I was so happy to see that I could continue exploring her wonderful world of whimsy and charm through her blog at

I came across this print on the front page of Etsy and immediately fell in love with it. I have been wanting to do an Alice In Wonderland themed room for my little girl for a while now and with this print from Krize, I can now do it with style! Another important element that I got from this listing stemmed from one of the pictures Krize had, showing the print in an ornate styled frame. GORGEOUS. This obviously opened up a world of possibilities for me and I can’t wait to get started decorating!

This next print is so beautiful and fresh looking. The prints from Cori D are limited edition archival prints and are simply stunning. I love this one in particular because it reminds me of me and my girl, and what is art if it doesn’t speak to you on a personal level? Another super cool feature of this shop – spider ornaments…don’t ask, just go and check them out!

Next is a beautiful print from CafĂ© Baudelaire who’s tag line: Romanic, Enchanting, Whimsical Collage Prints and Aceos pretty much sum up everything that is good in life. I also had a hard time picking my favorite from this shop’s collection; I am so drawn to the old world feeling they possess. In the end this print toting a Parisian mannequin spiked with striking lilac coloured lace won over my heart.

And finally, The Nebulous Kingdom finishes off my lovely collection of prints with her dazzling Enchanted Christmas Print. For anyone who follows my blog you know how much of a sucker I am for anything Christmas! I love attention to detail and this print has it (check out the adorable moon). I feel like I’m looking into a Tim Burton movie frame when I look at The Nebulous Kingdom’s work, and I mean that as a huge complement. It’s dark and touching all at the same time.

This is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the cool prints you can find on Etsy. The great thing about art is that it tells a story unique to the viewer. Depending on who you are and where you are in your life the story you see is constantly changing shape. Well, that, and they are just plain fun!


  1. ooooh what a lovely little grouping! and i am in love (you were right)!

  2. What great work! I love the different talents they all have.

  3. Great blog story, wonderful prints by a wonderful artist. So glad you found her!

  4. Love them! Especially the last one, very cute! :)

  5. As always, wonderful post! I think I may have to get myself a print of Miss Brigette! Lovely!

  6. thank you ever so much for the feature and the VERY sweet words about my illustration! it really makes my day :) LOVE xoxo

  7. This is Malinda from Dahlhartlane on etsy. I just found you on my favorites and had to check out your cute shop! Very talented! Also, this blog is such a fun idea! It warmed my little heart to see my little pumpkin costume included as a find. Thanks so much! Have a great day!-malinda