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Up first on Etsy Top Three Thursdays  is this one-of-a-kind, eco-friendly rocking chair available in Living Home, a shop dedicated to organic and sustainable furniture. This rocking chair is hand-crafted from organic and sustainable upholstery materials. The wood is FSC certified walnut and alder. The silk woven fabric was created in Thailand by a family [...] [Read More]

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I am in serious hunker-down-and-make-winter-go-away mode, so I was drawn to this driftwood tea light holder picked up on the Scottish coastline in the North Sea and available for sale on Utopia‘s  Etsy shop to kick off this week’s Top Three Thursdays. It just made me feel warmer and cozier. I also like the upcycled [...] [Read More]

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Top Three Thursdays on Etsy kicks off with a Herman Miller Eames chair alert. The meticulous restoration was done in CoMod‘s shop. If you’re into Miller, you’ll want to snag this little wonder ASAP. Price is $215. If you’re like me, chances are good you’ve got at least a few items on your fridge for [...] [Read More]

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Up first on this week’s Etsy celebration is this fabulous floor lamp from Castlewerks, home of “rocket age lighting.” (Such a great description, don’t you thnk?) It’s made from bent laminated American black walnut and shoji white silk laminated paper. I love the elegant simplicity of the design. It’s 62 inches tall and 10 inches [...] [Read More]

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Here’s a kitschy sign that could make a statement in your kitchen and is satisfying my font fetish, which regular readers know crops up occasionally. I just love interesting fonts. This light turquoise wooden sign looks vintage but isn’t. Instead it’s made from scratch in Old New Again‘s shop on Etsy. If this color doesn’t [...] [Read More]

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I have a thing for chalkboards and will paint something in chalkboard paint before I die I swear. So it’s no surprise that I fell for this lovely round blackboard with a bamboo shelf from Traub Design to kick off Top Three Thursdays on Etsy. Why go for the usual rectangle or square when you [...] [Read More]

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I fell in love with this unusual curio bowl carved from black walnut found in the Etsy shop of Gray Work Designs. I just love the shape and sheen of this. I want to reach out and touch it. Added bonus: the wood is sustainably harvested. The bowl, which apparently is available in other woods [...] [Read More]

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I continue to have a thing with felted objects and felted bowls in particular. I have now knit two items but have no place to actually felt them because I don’t have the right kind of washing machine. Some day, though, some day I am going to get this felting thing mastered. In the meantime, [...] [Read More]

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A little flavor of the season kicks off today’s Top Three Thursday on Etsy. These Chrismasy pillow covers  from Leni Designs with snowflakes are just wonderful. They’re suggestive of winter and the holidays without being cloying. Very very nice. Cost for one organic cotton cover, 40 cm X 40 cm, is about $18.81 USD. How [...] [Read More]

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Today’s first choice on Top Three Thursdays is meant to show anyone who thinks Etsy is just for craftspeople making crocheted items the real breadth of what’s on this fabulous website. Take a gander at this. It is made with four different types of hardwood — Peruvian Maple, Satinwood, Birdseye Maple and Hard Maple — [...] [Read More]