Sure, the wonderful world of Etsy is first connected with handmade finds. But I love shopping the vintage shops, too. What's great about shopping for vintage finds on Etsy:
+ the prices, for the most part, are reasonable and what you'd expect — so it saves you time if you're not into dealing with a bidding war on eBay.
+ gallery shopping on Etsy feels more like shopping an online boutique.
+ it's easier to search if you don't know what you specifically want. For example, "vintage storage" is a searchable term on Etsy. But that search would pull up all kinds of results if you typed it into Google or eBay. And many of the vintage shops have a true identity — so if you prefer the industrial vintage look (which I love), you can check back with favorite shops for curated finds in that style.
It's been a while since I've shared a roundup of Etsy favorites — here's where I've been browsing:
Starting with the photo above: I adore the Etsy shop, 26 Olive Street! Full of treasures and the Polaroid photos of their shop finds are so fun. I'm sold on the idea of this test tube box set functioning as a stylish way to display all your pens + pencils.
The possibilities for wire baskets are limitless: magazine storage, umbrella stand, gift wrap holder, container for belts, and the list goes on. Vintage metal baskets have a special cool factor in my book.
This is what I need to get my tax paperwork in order: a sturdy, industrial file cabinet.
And I'd love this cash box from 26 Olive Street to store all of my tax-related receipts.
This vintage apothecary jar looks like the perfect place to stash cotton swabs + Q-tips.
Vintage stainless steel drawers spell a fantastic solution for the home office.
This vintage sewing tin has a pretty floral pattern that reminds me of Liberty style fabrics. And you don't have to be a master sewer — I'd use this tin to keep my collection of ribbons and gift tags in check.
And these vintage glass jars with their bold typography are fantastic. The Leftovers glass jar is so cute — and it's perfect for leftover scraps outside the kitchen (like paper scraps.) And I'd love to adopt this vintage Spaghetti jar as I mistakenly bought this glass canister from Bed Bath & Beyond (that was the biggest size, so you'd think they'd design it to work with spaghetti.) Once I took the glass canister home, I realized it was an inch too short for spaghetti. I could hear my mother saying — what's new is not always designed better. So true.
p.s. feel free to share where you love to shop at Etsy — or what you've been browsing on Etsy — in the comments below!