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Etsy Shopper – Thanksgiving

Katherine's Apple PieI LOVE THANKSGIVING! There is no way around it! I live in New England where the first Thanksgiving took place  and where we have the most brilliant fall colors that you can imagine! I love how the weather is getting brisk and you can start cozying up in your sweaters, build fires and drink hot cider. While compiling this post, I just kept getting more and more excited! Any excuse to bring family and friends together, give back to the community and …well… eat is GREAT in my book! So. That being out of my system, I will get on with why we have come together today….

Etsy is chok full of talented artisans and vintage collectors. All I can say is that they make putting together these Etsy Shopper posts so easy! You are all so talented and it always such a pleasure to get to know all of you! Anyone out there looking to buy unique items for their home, as a gift or something special for themselves should start their search at Etsy. I know that I am bias because I have an Etsy shop too but I am consistently impressed by the community of people here and how talented they are. WOW, I am really gushy today!

Here is a great group of items to spice up your Thanksgiving. Make sure to check out each shop because there is always more where this great stuff came from!

Remember that you need to scroll past the pictures to get a product description and link to each seller’s shop, just match the numbers from the pictures to the descriptions…

1. This is a great custom made dress set for your little one this Thanksgiving! The colors and little appliqued turkey are just perfect for the occasion! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33118499

2. This slumped glass bottle is a great addition to any hors d’œuvres spread you have planned for the holidays! It is perfect for cheese and crackers or any other small finger food. There are small rubber feet attached too, so it will stay in place and not slide all over! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33182259

3. This adorable turkey hair bow is made to order! It will look SO great with any child’s Thanksgiving outfit! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=33806663

4. Want to keep the kid’s entertained before and after dinner? Why not give them a big sheet of recycled paper and this Tom Turkey Crayon Puzzle. Its fun to take apart and put back together as well as draw with. Best of all, it is made from recycled crayons! Bring it as a gift if you are not hosting this year! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33148353

5. I love this! It is a vintage New York Trade School News, “Thanksgiving Issue”. There 12 pages full of fun text and illustrations, all Thanksgiving themed. This would be a lot of fun to look through with family and friends! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30984018

6. This vintage pleaded apron will help you look cute and stay neat while helping to make Thanksgiving dinner! It is 27” long and light weight, so you won get hot while you are working! The colors are great for the occasion too! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33078489

7. Ooooh Adorable. This little Tom Turkey is made from an upcycled, 100% wool sweater and stuffed with wool fleece. He is just so cute and would make a great decoration, and toy for the kids, at Thanksgiving dinner! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33047969

8. I love candles! This 8oz Pumpkin Pie soy candle has hints of clove, nutmeg, vanilla and just the right amount of spice. It’s in a 100% recycled aluminum container. Great gift for someone hosting Thanksgiving or for yourself! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33317116

9.This silky brown dress will help  you look great while you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner! Very cute dress and it’s at an unbeatable price. Snatch it up before someone else does! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31903513

10. Looking for a vintage tablecloth!? Look no further. This great Fall themed piece will be a welcomed addition to any Thanksgiving table! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33302396

11. This unique piece can be used for gravy or soup. It will sit proudly on your Thanksgiving table waiting to serve. It is at least twenty years old and looks great! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33092411

12. This lovely apron is made from an upcycled pillowcase! Perfect for preparing dinner and is definitely a unique item that no one else will have! My favorite part is the ruffle at the bottom. Nicely done! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30752065

13. Could this garland be any cuter?! It was hand cut from upcycled wool sweaters! Such a wonderful decoration for around your dining room this Thanksgiving! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33296744

14. This is such a cute T-shirt! Custom-made and in a variety of children’s sizes, it will be a hit at your Thanksgiving dinner! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=33777411

15. My family used to have a serving dish that looked similar to this. This serving plate encompasses the image that comes to mind while thinking about Thanksgiving. It’s beautiful, ornate and deserves to have the most important part of the meal upon it! I just love this piece! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33288450

16. Serve yourself something delish using this art deco style serving spoon (say that 3 times fast!)! Look at the fun details on the end and picture using this spoon year after year during your Thanksgiving feasts! Great piece with a great price to go along with it! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33512877

17. I’ve always wanted to know how to make pot-holders like this. This autumn colored pot-holder is crocheted from a recycled tablecloth. Great addition to your Thanksgiving cooking arsenal. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33384903

18. Wine charms are one of the best inventions! This particular set is just perfect in color and texture for Thanksgiving. Made with beach stones from Lake Michigan, you will not only have nice pieces to mark your glasses with but  they will be a wonderful conversation starter! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32445637

19. oooooh my goodness! How cute is this! The first thing I think when I look at this hat is that it must have taken a long time to make! It is so cute, love the colors! I can see some of my younger cousins wearing this to Thanksgiving! They might even get away with leaving on their hat for awhile inside! But of course the best part is that its made from 100% cotton yarn and stuffed with recycled clothing!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32683527

20. Soooooo beautiful! I almost don’t want to see it covered! Perfect Thanksgiving colors. The edges are just lovely and this would be a great accent on top of another red or white table cloth, creating a real festive table! Oh I am getting excited about Thanksgiving while writing this! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27287063

21. These are the most beautiful place cards that I’ve seen in a long time! They are made from recycled post consumer paper and have threads of gold embedded into them. I love the gold tree that finishes the cards off perfectly. These are the wonderful place cards for any holiday meal, so lets start with Thanksgiving! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29486954

22. Wow, talk about statement pieces! This wine/whiskey rack will have everyone that visits your house impressed! You can even get a personalized carved plaque to finish it off. Each piece is unique, I think the price is extremely reasonable and I can’t wait to get my own!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32040910

About Reclaimed Threads: Reclaimed Threads is a sustainable bag company launched by Katherine DeSantis. Katherine is  a 20-something entrepreneur who combined her love of being creative and sustainably conscious to form this company.  Every item is handmade by Katherine from reclaimed, vintage and organic/sustainable materials. There are a variety of bags and products in her shop: www.reclaimedthreads.etsy.com.

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Etsy Shopper- Fall Colors

Yay! Fall is here! This is my favorite season! The crisp air and most of all the colors! I have compiled lots of Fall Colored items here for you to enjoy. Also, remember that the holiday season is quickly approaching so keep your eyes open for gift ideas!

Remember that you need to scroll past the pictures to get a product description and link to each seller’s shop, just match the numbers from the pictures to the descriptions…

1. I love to Scrapbook. This is such a great piece because at first glance, you’d never know it was made from 3 paper bags!  All you need for this Fall themed scrapbook are your pictures and mementos, everything else is all ready for you! This is perfect for those of you out there that want a unique album but don’t have the time to make something this ornate! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=324185732. These are so fun! This clock is made out of a record! This shop is full of all different designs that are hand painted and everything is under $20! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=33443258

 

3. This wonderfully colorful wool yarn is hand spun from mill-ends. It is bulky-weight and would make and awesome scarf, hat or mittens! It looks so luxurious! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33324841

4. This great journal, and a whole shop full of others, are manufactured from recycled hardcover books! There is plenty of unlined sheets for your musings, including many pages from the original book, and you can take pleasure in knowing how unique your journal is! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=19243316

5. This adorable quilt is filled with batting that was made from recycled plastic bottles. I love the fabric and the simple diagonal stitching. The quilt measures approximately 30” X 40”. As a nice touch, the designer keeps the designs gender neutral so the quilt can be passed down to anyone! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33330827

6.  This is an amazing gift for a child, heck I’d love it! 🙂 This horse is made from new, vintage and recycle goods. The mane is made from recycled T-shirts as is the heart shaped “birthmarks”. The natural wood dowel is just the right size for little hands! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33208119

7. This lovely Cushion cover is made from high quality fabric taken from a heavy pair of curtains. The curtain’s original neutral lining has been used to create a plain vintage envelope-style backing. I am sure you will find endless places to use this cover! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33295011

8. This Celluloid and Metal Vintage pin is just gorgeous! A perfect addition to any fall outfit. This pin would look perfect on a scarf, lapel or even on a wrapped dress! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33320557

9. This is  lovely piece of vintage upcycled luggage. It is a brilliant red with a design in waterproof ink and has all silver hardware! It is made from a vintage American Tourister suitcase and is in excellent condition. Inside there are a bunch of pockets and clothing straps to hold all your stuff in place!  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32583582

10. This is a stunning footstool! It is a reupholstered antique footstool that bursts with color and style. The yellow, chartreuse, black and grey in the Thomas Paul fabric work together so well and make this a chic piece that will stand out in any room. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33178046

11. These fun zip up hoodie embellishments will add an extra splash of color and style to whatever you choose to add them to! The embellishments are hand stitched to recycled paper and attached to a glue dot for easy application! Go wild! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33307176

12. These upcycled watering can lamps are so much fun! There are a variety of colors that she can make the lamps available in and make sure to snatch up a paper lamp shade too!! Plus you get a free gift with your purchase! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21516334

13. Wow is this scarf beautiful or what! It was recently featured on Etsy’s front page  as well as in an Etsy Gift Guide! Made in the USA and is full of all the colors that make fall such a brilliant season! Make sure to stop by and get ourself one! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31162437

14. ADORABLE! I love this little Scottie dog! The dog’s name is Lottie and she is made from red vintage chenille! The other side is a red and white polka dot fabric and there is a baby-blue satin bow around her neck! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32348162

15. This beautiful bracelet is sewn out from a vintage grain sack. There is an adjustable metal interior to add to the comfortability. It is edged with embroidery thread and made right here in the USA. It is a unique, one of a kind bracelet! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33296052

16. This is a beautiful painting! It is an original floral landscape by an award winning artist. The colors are breathtaking and I can imagine the perfect place for it in my house, can’t you!? It measures 24” X 24” X 3/4”. If you do not have a frame, she will paint the edges for you to finish it off. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33329515

17. This beautiful set of 6 cards have an original designs on the front and printed on heavy, 100% recycled paper. They are blank inside for your own personal message and are the perfect way to send Fall greeting to everyone you know! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33327574

18. This autumn themed 12” X 12” wall hanging is perfect for the season. Made with love in rural Utah, this piece (among many others beautiful items in this shop) can capture your imagination and add a unique touch to any room or front door.  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33330111

19. This fabulous blanket measures 62” X 47”, that’s 20 square feet! It is made from reclaimed vintage fabric from the 60s. With all the places to have a picnic, you will find endless uses for this blanket. Best of all, it is lightweight and comes with a carry strap. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32493500

20. Don’t these look so soft and warm?! They bought a wool sweater and transformed it into a pair of one of a kind mittens! These are sized large and will fit a man’s average to large hands! Love them! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20149399

21. I am in love with these adorable pumpkins! This would be such a great addition to any home for the season or you can use it as a pin cushion! The stem in made out of recycled corduroy. There are many different sizes and colors of these pumpkins in this shop so stop by for a peak!  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33202802

22. I’m sort of obsessed with thick headbands and love this one for the fall! The colors and great, it is made with reclaimed materials and is attached in the back with an elastic so it will fit many different sizes!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27801157

23. This wonderful handmade hat is crocheted to perfection and is adorable! It covers your ears and is just the right amount of warmth for this time of year, The pumpkin theme is really cute as well, of course!! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7463750

About Reclaimed Threads: Reclaimed Threads is a sustainable bag company launched by Katherine DeSantis. Katherine is  a 20-something entrepreneur combined her love of being creative and sustainably conscious to form the company.  Every bag is handmade by Katherine from reclaimed, vintage and organic/sustainable materials. There are a variety of style bags and products to chose from! Her shop is at: www.reclaimedthreads.etsy.com.


 

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Etsy Shopper: Featuring Jackets and Coats

Welcome back everyone! The first edition of “Etsy Shopper: Dog Stuff” was such a great success and I am thrilled to be here again with some amazing new products to share with you! This week I am focusing on jackets and coats, which I must admit I have a weakness for! Once again I am blown away by what the talented designers on Etsy are able to come up with!

Since I am fresh out of college and still in that “poor student” mindset, I am always on the hunt for good quality products with a reasonable price tag. I set a goal while choosing items for this feature: keep the products all under $200. So, every product featured stays within that budget. I have also included a couple of children’s jackets because they were too cute to pass by!

For product descriptions and links to each seller’s shop, simply match the number under the picture to the number before the corresponding description.  Now sit back, relax and browse through these impressive products. Make sure that you check out each shop when you are finished browsing because there is a lot more where this selection came from! Enjoy!



1. The great fall jacket is by Littlestenographer.  I love the pattern of the fabric. Littlestenographer  says that the fabric is soft an subtle with a fit that will look great on everyone! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31193035&ref=cat2_gallery_14

2. urbanprairiegirl is offering this cozy jacket that appears to have great attention to detail! The fit will look good on all body-type and is available in a variety of colors! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23746257&ref=cat2_gallery_9

3. Wow, stephanieteague did a great job on this jacket. I love that it is made from hemp and organic cotton muslin and hand died  by her using eco-friendly dyes. There are colors and fabric weights available upon request. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30243098&ref=cat2_gallery_1

4. Ooooooh my goodness adorable! This child’s coat by faithworks4u has pockets, vintage buttons and is lined. I wish I had a jacket liek this when I was younger! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31050301&ref=cat2_gallery_9

5. Sandmaiden offers this great wool jacket! Each is made to order and the wool is hand-dyed! Suitable for indoors and outdoors, perfect for the Fall! Make sure to pick up yours soon because they go fast! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31431255

6. And I’m in love. This jacket by IkvothaMashiach70 is so unique and, I hope you are sitting, IT”S ON SALE! It’s made from vintage material, seems like it will fit most with a bust size 34-38” and has big buttons down the front, just gorgeous! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=29566821&ref=cat2_gallery_14

7. I love when nice things are on sale, don’t you?! This is a wonderful Parka by daintythings. it has big pockets, is made from water-resistant coated linen and is one of a kind! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=25134551&ref=cat2_gallery_19

8. EEEEE! I LOVE ponchos! This poncho by yystudio is made from *sigh* cashmere, is fully lined, has a hood annnd is on sale. Hurry because they only stock a small amount of fabric for each style! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31135744&ref=cat2_gallery_13

9. MadrigalEmbroidery has taken a beautiful wool jacket and made it even better! I love the colors and I haven’t seen a permanent broach like the one she stitched onto the shawl collar. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30404638&ref=cat2_gallery_18

10. This eye catching hoodie by SCHiZO is so unique I just had to include it. I love the variety of colors and ruffles. Great for layering this fall! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=15342868&ref=cat2_gallery_18

11. What little lady wouldn’t want to wear this wool jacket by kiddokiddo?! There is no collar, which I know a bunch of 5 year olds who would appreciate that, is lined with a black cotton with white polka dots and has a beautiful handmade rose. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31022644&ref=cat2_gallery_11

12. Here is a great vintage jacket from nancyau! It is jet-black with pockets, buttons and style OH MY! I love the collar and overall feel of this coat make sure to check out the extra picture available at her shop to see the pleats on the back! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31012275&ref=cat2_gallery_13

13. Chic, Chic, Chic!!! This jacket screams style! There is a very interesting story behind etceteraperu’s inspiration for this piece available at her shop. While it appears that this piece is reserved for someone, there are other nice items available to have a look at! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28975909&ref=cat2_gallery_16

14. I love pleats!! The back of this jacket is so fun! Simplecut made this wonderful jacket from cotton, fully lined it and provides a variety of sizes! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vt_related_1&listing_id=31282608

15. JAlvo is right when she states that this jacket speaks for itself! It is made from  double knit cotton spandex and would set off any fall wardrobe! I’m loving all the layering in the front and the color is fantastic! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=21840276&ref=cat2_gallery_13

16. SewCherie has a winner here! This coat could not be more perfect for fall! The colors and subtle plaid design are gorgeous! Make a point to stop by her shop and take a look at the other pictures because there is so much detail in this jacket! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30776817&ref=cat2_gallery_21

17. This is such a lovely jacket from violinhalune. The design is so classy and its so versitile, you can wear it almost anywhere! The jacket is made from blue wool, can be altered and lined for additional charges. Have a look!  http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30774161&ref=cat2_gallery_5

About the Etsy Shopper Feature: The Etsy Shopper Feature is a weekly post here on the Reclaimed Threads blog, home of Reclaimed Threads Sustainable Bags. I am an Etsy Seller myself (Reclaimed Threads is the name of my shop, obviously) and am always marveling at the number of talented people that are selling on Esty! I LOVE to shop and seem to always be on a mission for something in particular. Here I will share a compilation of items from Etsy and link you to the various sellers that provide these amazing handmade creations! While I prefer to buy items that are eco-chic and organic (I will always include items that meet these standards) let’s be honest, sometimes that isn’t always reasonable in our lives. Thankfully, since everything on Etsy is either handmade or vintage and many sellers give money to charity (including myself), which is very sustainable, I personally feel fine buying pretty much anything off of this site!

NEXT WEEK Earrings will be featured. If you are an Etsy Seller and would like to be featured or know of an Etsy seller that you’d like to see featured please message me at my shop: www.reclaimedthreads.etsy.com. Please Note: Due to the amount of time it takes to compile this feature, I have to put a limit of 25 featured sellers, so spread the word!

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