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As we head into the long winter months, I feel the need to get organized, update, and rearrange my house. Sometimes this can be as easy as getting a new duvet cover for my bed, but most of the time it’s getting some new piece of art. I’m not talking about expensive art from a gallery, or something from Pottery Barn. I’m talking about local artists on Etsy and Society6…
Even before I opened a store on Etsy, I was going there to find great handmade items. I love the diversity in products on Etsy and the prices are pretty great as well. Lots of stores (including mine) do instant downloads of artwork or photographs. This is an awesome way to get a beautiful illustration, photo, or typography print for less money, but still high quality. Plus, you’re helping a small business! What could be better? Below, I’ve rounded up 9 pieces from Etsy that I think are pretty cool, including one of mine. I couldn’t resist!
1. French Patisserie Watercolor Print | 2. London Photography |
3. Rustic French Country Window Print | 4. So Many Books So Little Time, Typography Print | 5. Bicycle of Dreams | 6. Eiffel Tower Romantic Paris Fashion Print | 7. Hot Air Balloons, Paris Photography | 8. Traveling is love quote globe poster | 9. Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland Prints
I don’t know about you all, but I’m a huge fan of pretty illustrations; that’s probably why I have four in this round up. They’re all so cool, though. The first one, number 1, by Melissa Colson is so cute. It would look awesome in a kitchen. I think kitchens need cute art, and this one definitely answers that call.
Number 4 is like my motto. I am obsessed with reading, so much so that I pay for Kindle Unlimited. I go through about two to three books a week that’s why this print is so me. It’s an instant download (score!), so I could print it out and pin it on my desk at work, or frame it and put it in my reading nook. Yes, I have one of those. The rest of Tanya Kart’s store, ATArtDigital, has cute stuff as well!
Paris, Je T’aime, (6) by Nina Maric of Chic On Paper, is adorable! It would be pretty anywhere, but I’m partial to having it in my family room so I could look at it every day and imagine I am living my best life there. I found Nina on Instagram and have been a faithful follower ever since. She has the cutest illustrations.
Number 8 is another one I found by following the illustrator, Martina on Instagram. This one is perfect for the travel lover, i.e. me. It’s totally true that travel is love and so are stripes. This would be so cute in a girly office or a little girl’s bedroom. Gotta start the travel bug young!
The rest of the photos show my love for travel. Number 2, done by Crystal Orbit Studios, is one of my favorite cities, London. This would be great in a living room or entryway.
The French Rustic photo (number 3) is so pretty! Irene Suchocki of Eye Poetry Photography, really got the rustic feeling of France in this shot. It would look equally at home in the entryway or the kitchen, or the living room. It’s one of those photo’s that looks good everywhere. The Hot Air Ballon picture, number 7, is whimsical and also by Irene. It would be gorgeous in a bedroom or behind a couch as part of a gallery wall.
Number 9 is of Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, and now I want to go. It looks so beautiful and serene. If I looked at it everyday, it might transform into a trip there! I wonder if that’s what Jessica Ross, of Charming Blue Studios, was doing when she photographed this scene.
And last up is my picture of a bicycle here in New York city. What I love most about this is the color. It’s so fun and would look great in an entryway, living room, or office.
I hope this has given you some ideas as well as some new places to look for art. Also, shopping and helping small businesses is awesome and should be what we’re all doing. I’m working on it myself! Let me know what you think in the comments about the art or about shopping small businesses in general.