Vintage

Etsy

Etsy is the perfect place to find vintage and recycled goods!

Every once in a while I get sucked into the world of Etsy for an hour or two.  For those of you who don't know, Etsy is an online marketplace for all things vintage, antique, and homemade.  It's pretty fabulous, kinda like spending some time in a high end flea market, but in the comfort of your computer chair!

Here's what the Etsy About Page says:

What Is Etsy?

Our mission is to enable people to make a living making things, and to reconnect makers with buyers.

Our vision is to build a new economy and present a better choice:

Buy, Sell, and Live Handmade.

Pretty cool, huh?

I thought I'd share a few things up on Etsy now that I wouldn't mind having around:

Vintage sweater on Etsy.com

Original, beautifully detailed and coloured antique chromolithograph of charming and spectacular breeds of chicken, printed in 1899.

These etsy.com finds are amazing vintage frames.

Etsy.com vintage amber bottles

Buy, Sell, Trade?!?

Love Life and Lollipops- Vintage Wrap Dress 1

Ok, so I didn’t when I ventured into Govnor’s Vintage (Park Slope’s new vintage thrift shop), but it’s definitely in the cards for me. Shopping vintage is not only one of my favorite things to do (I literally built a clothing line out of vintage t’s, but that’s a whole nother post and was what feels like a million years ago), but it is also earth friendly!  Vintage shopping is your fashion equivalent to recycling plastic bottles (or paper, boxes, whatever, you get it).

While, of course, most of my closet consists of new pieces from new designers, the highlights are certainly vintage and those are some of my most fun pieces.

Today I snagged this amazing floral wrap dress.  Paired with flops in the summer=supereasy or with some cute flats, a long necklace (like these long Balinese pearls from my collection, www.evelynnjewelry.com), and a cropped cardigan and you’re set for a night out on the town.

Next time I hit up Guvnor’s I’m bringing a bag full of stuff from my closet (as I have a ton of stuff I decided I don’t “need” after this past move) to trade, as I saw a few things I wasn’t sure if I should have left behind!