Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Etsy Holiday Guide: Homegoods

One of my favorite homegoods designers is PataPri. Featuring linen kitchen towels hand silkscreened with all sorts of adorable and whimsical images, this shop is so much fun to browse! The colors are bright and cheerful with a fun and slightly retro feel. Choose towels covered with penguins, raindrops or funky modern patterns running up and down. Each design is limited to 100 prints so what you buy will be unique to your kitchen! The shop has been featured in DailyCandy! Go check it out!

Another fun find is the littletilegnome, a shop that specializes in pretty tile coasters backed with cork. Tiles are decoupaged with a variety of patterns from her vast paper collection, then twice sealed with waterproof varnish to add shine and protection. I especially love the Retro Floral and Happy Hippie patterns. Sweet and functional! Who could resist?

maryink silk screens cute aprons, clothing and votive candle holders. The green apron printed with Russian nesting dolls would be perfect for crafting or for cooking (two of my favorite activities!) The pretty votives are silk screened and decopaged with all sorts of fun and funky patterns!

When it comes to pottery, work by Kim Westad is unparalleled. The creamy white ceramic pieces are smooth, elegant and pristine. Some items have a splash of color on the inside or outside while others have a sprinkling of individually applied pebble-like dots. Items have a beautiful, tactile quality that will add elegant beauty and drama to your home. Kim Westad also has a website featuring more of her gorgeous work.

Images for each of these shops were lifted from their etsy site

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