When he was small, my youngest son had a habit of filling his pockets with treasures he encountered in his daily adventures. I didn't always understand the value he saw in his chosen objects -- really, how many rocks and sticks could one boy keep? In his eyes, though, each one was beautiful and important. Life is just like that on a larger scale, isn't it? We gather up the precious bits of our experiences and save them all to learn from and enjoy later. Perhaps you'll find a little something here that you'd like to keep in your own pockets. Thanks for visiting.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Shop Etsy: Beautiful Handmade and Vintage Items

If you've been around here for awhile, it will be no secret to you that I am a huge fan of Etsy, an online marketplace for beautiful, useful handmade and vintage items from around the world.  It's the first place I go to when I'm looking for special gifts for loved ones or something unique for myself or for our home (although I don't actually have to "go" anywhere to shop there!)  I love being able to find little treasures created by individual artisans who take great pride in their work, and it's always so exciting when the items I've ordered arrive in my mailbox and are even more lovely than they appeared in the descriptions and photos online.

You'll understand how delighted I was last week, then, when I was asked to join the Etsy Canada Brand Ambassador team and to encourage others to discover the Etsy experience.  You'll notice a new orange banner on the right-hand side of my blog; if you click on it at any time you'll be taken to the Etsy homepage where you can begin browsing for all kinds of wonderful things (and, as an Etsy Canada affiliate, I will receive a commission for every purchase made through the links on my site).

I spent some time browsing Etsy myself this weekend, and today I'm featuring some pretty things that caught my eye to give you an idea of the range of handmade and vintage items available there.  (Click on the highlighted text above any of the photos for more information about these products.)

If you're new to Etsy, then you're in for a real treat once you have a chance to take a look around!  If you're already an Etsy fan like I am, I'd love to hear about your fantastic finds in the comments section below. Thanks for considering making your future Etsy purchases through me!

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