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Its Tuesday and you know what that means!  Etsy Top 3 Tuesday!

First up is a little shop filled with adorable little sketches. Flapper Doodle, run by artist Kate Gabrielle from New Jersey, is loaded with little doodles of “Eloise and Ramona” out on the town and strutting their stuff.  Be sure to check out her whole collection, they are darling and if you are crunching your pennies these days, don’t fret, Kim is offering a fantastic little deal.  Now until 1/21, all her 4×6 mini doodles are only $1!  So please browse and buy… a few of these little guys would make a darling little collection.  Just saying! And check out Kate’s blog to stay up to date on all things Eloise.

Next up is the talented Geninne from Geninne’s Art Store.  Now, Geninne is no stranger here on the blog, her work was also featured here, as well as this totally helpful video she shot on making a rubber stamp.  Can I just say, after watching the video, it inspired me to start making my own!  Anyway, her shop is just filled to the brim with colorful images that are just begging to make a new home for your walls.  And do check out her blog for amazing inspiration and shots from her hometown in Mexico City.

And rounding out what seemed to be an all art Tuesday is Yellena‘s colorful shop.  You know me and my love for all things color, Yellena has an amazing eye for detail and patterns.  Organic and whimsical shapes must fill her brain to get these little masterpieces.  And she doesn’t stop at prints and paintings.  Check out her amazing light fixtures for School House Electric, they are divine!

I might just have to snatch up “Spore” (above right).  I seriously heart it.

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So now that winter is upon us, well sort of in Southern California, I have broken out the old votives and started lighting at around 4 pm!  Seriously, its pitch black here by 5.  Candles are such a great way to bring in light, and everything looks good in candle light.  Made an average dinner?  Throw some candles on the table and it instantly looks like a 5 star meal.  They can instantly give an area a warm glow and make everything incredibly inviting.  So with that, I took to my favorite sites and found all kinds of holders, ranging in sizes, shapes, colors and prices.  Best deal, check out number 5, its a whole 95 cents!  And now that the holidays are coming, they are the perfect accessory for any tabletop or cluster them together for a focal point, just stay away from the scented ones, especially if you are cooking!!

everything is better with candle light

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everything's better with candlelight

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Ok, so the holidays are coming up, and the economy is starting to pick up again, but lets face it, not fast enough.  So, for today, I present to you a collection of items that can spruce up your place or make for some great gifts, all on sale.  That’s right, every single item below is on sale!  Granted some sales are better then others, but a sale is a sale! So please peruse the goods and save some money!  Click each number under the images to get to the sales.

Sale bathroom

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Sale tabletop

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Bedroom sale

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Its Tuesday and you know what that means… my top 3 Etsy store picks for the week.  Each week its different, depending on what I can find that will help you out with small details for around your home, office, outfit or even crafting project.  Have an Etsy store that is filled to the brim with designed goodies?  Send me your link so I can take a look at all my crafty readers!

The first shop for today is filled will all kinds of crafting goodies.  Now that the holidays are coming, and most people are starting handmade gifts (if you aren’t into making things yourself, buy handmade, its good karma!) and Nothing Elegant has some great little additions to make your projects even better.  From tapes to stamps to envelopes and even fabric, there is something for everyone.  Everything is from Korea and is worth a browse through all the interesting and new designs! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Also check out Hye Kyung’s blog, for fashion finds throughout Korea.

Nothing Elegant on Etsy

Next up are the works of Michelle Brusegaard from North Dakota, and boy is this lady talented!  Just a look at all she does is enough to make me tired, a painter, fiber artist, card maker, screen printer and photographer just to name a few of her many talents.  And over in her shop, design is everywhere.  With so many talents, its no wonder there are so many items for sale, just a few that I was loving… 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 And be sure to stop by her blog and say hi, or join her mailing list for discounts!!

Michelle Brusegaard on Etsy

And last up for this week is the findings from Vintage Chevelle.  Aside from an awesome name, this shop has some lovely finds that would be perfect for a little change around your place.  Keeping accessories dust and clutter free are a must, but collections are always fun to have around.  Sitting on my bookcase I currently have a wedding photo, our guest book, a framed music page with a song written by my father in law to my husband when he was little, a painting and two Simpson bobble heads (can you tell which was the addition from the hubby?!).  As long as it makes sense to your personality, the collection doesn’t matter!  And Vintage Chevelle has all kinds of little trinkets to make a house a home. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Vintage Chevelle on Etsy

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Mo Man Tai

If your a frequent reader, first, thanks, second, you know of my fascination with mixing modern and traditional elements to create an amazing space.  And boy to I have a perfect example of it today!  Designed by Mo Man Tai‘s Ulrike Jurkles and Roel van Hove of Etsprit, these tables are simply stunning.  Made using recycled tables, Ulrike created a lacy design and had it etched into stainless steel to create a modern touch to an ordinary tabletop.  I fell in love with the tables, until I started perusing her products, I will take one of everything!  The Luminaire Travia, below is a perfect way to add a touch of detail and give off light in some amazing patterns.  In addition to all the etched work, Mo Man Tai (which is Cantonese for No Problem!) has also created a series of canvas collages.  Meant to bring affordable artwork to everyone, these guys come in several sizes and are in  limited circulation only.  For more info, be sure to check out their site.

via.  all photos via mo man tai

Mo Man Tai design upcycled tables

Mo Man Tai Design luminaire travia

Mo Man Tai design canvas collages

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Time for some Etsy Top 3 Tuesday, and boy did I need it.  The husband has been home sick for 4 days now, and its getting harder and harder to stay productive when you have a sick guy on the couch!  So, some time spent wondering aimlessly on Etsy was the perfect way for me to get back to normal.  Today I focused on all things local, to me.  Each shop is located in L.A and are filled with fun finds.

First up are the amazing photographs from artist and commercial photographer Sharon Montrose.  If you are an animal lover, you simply must check out her shop, and blog!  Back when I was a wee little one, my dream job was to be an animal trainer, although what 8 year old girl didn’t want to work with animals??  Each animal is real, and most are housed in a local private California zoo.  These are perfect for framing and would make for a lovely gift, hint hint.  I was in love with every animal, just look at that adorable little porcupine, then I stopped by her blog.  Whoa. Her puppy shots make me all kinds of giddy! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Sharon Montrose photography

After all the animals, I cruised on over to EfiaFair, where all things are warm and fuzzy.   Even though a winter in L.A consists of temperatures close to 70, a girl can never have too many scarves.  I just love yarn, and have a small obsession with knitting, and these little lovelies from EfiaFair were just calling my name. Mixing in a little fun, a little practicality and a whole lot of warmth, these accessories are perfect for our fall/winter weather.  See something you like, but would work way better for you in a different color?  Custom orders are also available!  I would so rock those gloves with bows any day. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

EfiaFair on Etsy

And last but not least, for all of you out there like me that have a certain problem with dropping our phones and iPods do check out the wares over at Sea Side Sew.  I don’t know how many times I have dropped my phone, some have been rather interesting too, including the time I tried to buckle my seat belt with phone in hand.  It went sailing right out the window and under my car!  If only I had one of these cases, the phone probably would have made it.  So for all you iPhone carriers, wrap it up!  And, most are even water resistant… although Im not sure how it would stand up to, say a nice dunk in a toilet!  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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A little cartoony

Do you ever come across something, in this case an artist, and literally fall in love with everything they have ever done?  Yeah, that just happened to me.  I somehow stumbled upon Tumblr (more on that later!) and just couldn’t get enough of these little figures by Kurt Halsey.  There is something so genuine and in the moment about these little guys.  So after browsing his blog, one look at his shop and I was done for.  Plus, Kurt just seems like a pretty awesome guy, and dreams about the being a part of the Steve Irwin! Below is just some of his work for sale, his tumblr, Kurt.Halsey.is.love has tons of recent drawings for your viewing pleasure.  And, for anyone living in Philadelphia, stop by and check out his work at the Art Star Gallery & Boutique, open till November 1st.  I would be totally jealous.

Kurt Halsey

Kurt Halsey

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