With income-tax return season upon us, we thought we'd take this moment to shine a light on some of our favorite home-goods-slingin' Etsy shops. From ceramics made in Los Angeles to textiles made in Portugal and back again, we've got you covered. Here now, 5 stores to get you jazzed about spending that money you're about to come into.
Okay, it's not the most lyrical name for a online shop but hear us out. Based in Porto, Portugal, and run by Celia Esteves, a graphic and—you guessed it—textile designer, the store offers gorgeous, reasonably priced rugs that can double as gorgeous wall hangings. What's not to like?
This Brooklyn, New York-based biz resells vintage finds rescued by the shop owner, Shane Quinn. On offer now? Midcentury gems of all sorts, including mirrors, dinnerware, headboards, side tables, dressers, and a desk or two. Check it out.
We love good ceramics. These pots, bowls, trays, and magnets—from Slovenian shop Pots by Nives—have a funky '60s/'70s vibe that we dig without being too referential.
Until the day we can buy our own Alexander Calder mobile, these Calder-inspired mobiles will definitely do the trick. Recently, one of our fave L.A. interior designers and authors, Justina Blakeney, partnered with the folks at Columbia, Missouri-based Como Metalworks on a "Jungalow" series of mobiles with silhouetted botanicals. It's available in black-painted stainless steel, and others come in brass, white metal, and more.
This is a bit of a bonus + insider's tip: Flint Alley Furniture has been on hiatus for a while, but the Pennsylvania-based store is set to make its triumphant return this weekend, February 20th. They don't have any of their typical goods—gorgeous handmade desks and other furnishings—listed, but take our word for it and watch that space.
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