Monday, March 28, 2011

Oh Captain, My Captain

I <3 Handmade...

So unless you live under a rock I am sure you have heard of Etsy. I honestly can't tell you how long I have been an Etsyian because I switched my original account name and so my "joined date" is more of a "re-joined date". (I know it was pre-VA so that means more than four and a half years ago.)

Anyways, I am a lover of all things Etsy. Handmade makes me happy and I have bought a slew of gifts and great things from lovely Etsy stores. I am also a big believer in supporting small business, which is exactly what you are doing when you shop Etsy.

I decided to pick one day every week(ish) to spotlight different Etsy finds. 

I am also a big rule person, so here are the rules.
SN: I don't really like to follow rules as much as make them...but "you can't break it, till you make it" ~me.

1. I will use one word each time as the search term and will only pick items from the search list. (I found this neat little noun generator online so I will use that to pick my random word.)

Hmmm...yep that's my only rule. (for now)


I am a beach person (being a native Floridian) so I was happy when this word popped up. 
Gretchen von Eberstein 

When I was little I wanted to be a mermaid "when I grew up".  Hence the YAYA name.
Lindsay's Bake Shop

Bella <3's this.

Royal blue linen clutch with naval knots
Sir Tom
Gentleman vs Octopus Kraken - Vintage Victorian Book Page Art Print Steampunk
The Curious Printery

I think these prints on pages like this are cool. Notice this page says "How to Preserve Your Health". (You like it even better now don't you?)
Captain Cutler
My Selvaged Life
Captain's Quarters Print
Catherine Nolin

I really love this room. It makes me want to live with my Captain on the coast.
Vintage Luggage Upcycled with a Screen Printed Anchor
Bright Wall


What did you think??

Leave me a comment, I just have to know.

Liked it,
Loved it,
Not My Thing.

What was your favorite item?

1. Captain's Time Piece
2. Mermaid Necklace
3. Bathtub Captain
4. Shipwreck Clutch
5. Man vs. Octopus
6. Keys to The Deep
7. Captain's Quarters
8. Bon Voyage Luggage
9. Hello Sailor

Handmade is so A.S.A.P.
(As Southern As Possible)

If you are an Etsy shop click {Here} to find out how you can get involved.


  1. 1. Like it
    2. Man vs. Octopus is pretty rad.
    3. Your cool.

  2. 1. Love it.
    2. The Gretchen von Eberstein mermaid necklace.
    3. I think you are cool too!

  3. 1. absolutely love it. such a cool idea!!
    2. i like the sir tom clutch - so summery.
    3. i love reading your blog! :)