’tis the season…

…for giving!

Still looking for the perfect gift for a family member or friend? In addition to some of my favorite things in the Bella Eats Store powered by Amazon, I wanted to share  some of my favorite hand-crafted and vintage finds on Etsy.  If you haven’t shopped on Etsy before, beware.  This little site is incredibly addicting.  Buying handmade and vintage pieces from individual artists is very, very satisfying.

Aprons from Joy the Baker

How completely adorable are these aprons?!?  Just about as cute as Joy herself.  Who wouldn’t want a little bit of Joy, and her mom, in their kitchen?

$27.00Joy the Baker on Etsy

Tea Towels from Skinny LaMinx

I’ve coveted tea towels from Skinny laMinx for what seems like years.  Her original drawings, screen printed in bold colors on hopsack, would brighten any kitchen.

$12.00. Skinny laMinx on Etsy

Table Linens from Elizabeth Bentz

I love these abstract illustrations screen printed on 100% linen.  I think the “collander” design is my favorite.

prices range from $18.00 – $68.00. Elizabeth Bentz on Etsy

Coasters from FilzFelt

I have an unhealthy obsession with all things felt, and these coasters are no exception.  They come in a slew of fun colors, in round and square shapes.

set of 4 for $14.00. FilzFelt on Etsy

Pottery from Whitney Smith

I love these simple cake and cupcake stands with a touch of whimsey, and the lotus bowls…*swoon*.

lotus bowls $325.00, cupcake stand $38.00.  Whitney Smith Pottery on Etsy

Custom Napkin Rings from Rae Dunn

When I think of napkin rings, I think of fancy, fussy parties.  This more casual, personal option is much more suited to our home.

set of 2 $24.00, set of 8 $96.00.  Rae Dunn on Etsy

Letterpress Recipe Cards from Dingbat Press

I like to think that even though we live in a digital age of electronic recipe files and iPhone apps for cooks, that I would still sit down and write out my favorite recipes on cards for a friend. I think that these adorable letterpress designs would help to motivate me.

set of 10 for $15.00Dingbat Press on Etsy

Photography from Honey and Jam

Hannah’s photography is stunning.  If you aren’t following her blog, you should be.

$18.00 for 8×12 print.  Honey and Jam on Etsy

Vintage Finds on Etsy

There are so many fantastic vintage pieces to be found on Etsy.  I’ve included some images and links to my favorites available right now, but chances are they will all be gone soon and replaced by other great finds.

1. Cathrineholm enamel nesting bowls from 2BoredBunnies, $155.00 2. Dansk enamel teakettle from LagomProvisions, $26.00 3. Lotus (tulip) bowls from CrankHeartPony, $16.50 4. Vintage loaf pan from susantique, $15.00 5. Three-tiered cake/cookie/candy stand from PourToujours, $30.00 6. Vera Neumann placemats and napkins from IndulgeYourShelf, $24.00


14 responses to “’tis the season…

  1. The lotus bowls are amazing!

  2. I agree with those lotus bowls (and the seller is from Chicago so might see if I can just buy them in person!)

    I heart Etsy. So many talented people out there.

  3. I’m actually finished with my Christmas shopping, but I’m bookmarking many of these items for myself for after the holiday ;).

  4. Ooh what great finds! I love Etsy.

  5. I’m pretty much completely obsessed with Etsy! Jewelry is one of my categories! For anyone new to Etsy – check out the “Pounce” feature and it will randomly show you either items that have just sold or shops that are new. This is a great way to come across lots of fun and random new finds! I ❤ ETSY!!!!

  6. Best favorite things list I’ve seen this season!! Drooling on everything!

  7. LOVED this post.

  8. Beautiful selections!

  9. The aprons are so. cute. And the photography is beautiful! Thank you for the link!


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  11. I’m so thankful I came across your blog. You are a beautiful inspiration of someone I hope to be. Looking forward to your next post.

    Hope you enjoyed the weekend
    bec xo

  12. What a great list! I played “have it, want it, need it” as I made my way through your finds. Elizabeth’s linens are unbelievably lovely in person, especially those with the metallic ink.

  13. Holy cow! I would like one of everything! 😀

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. thanks so much for including me! this is a fantastic list, those lotus bowls are to die for.

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