Put a Heart on It

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  March 7, 2012 — 3 Comments

Over the past year or two Etsy has really wormed its way into a special spot in my heart. I love that if I’m looking for some specific item of vintage goodness I can just search for it on Etsy instead of scouring thrift stores and estate sales for months trying to track it down. Of course, things are a little more expensive than if I’d bought them straight from the thrifty source, but I figure that’s the price I pay for convenience. The handmade section is also pretty amazing, especially the prints. They are usually really reasonably priced so just throw a print in an inexpensive frame and presto-chango you’ve got cool stuff on your walls (my favorite sources for frames are Goodwill, Dollar General, and Ikea, in that order. Ikea would probably rank higher if it weren’t 275 miles away). Etsy has a feature where you click a little heart on a listing to add that item to your favorites. Here’s what I’ve been heart-ing as of late:

Arte Bella

This bag was a close runner-up to the one I purchased a few weeks ago to use as a work bag/future diaper bag. It’s slightly more expensive but has more pockets and is real leather. I still kinda want it.

Risky Beads

I totally think I need one of these custom ID tags to go on the zipper of my new bag. Isn’t it adorbs? And if I ever left my bag behind it could find its way back to me in a jiffy.

The Wheatfield

This print totally describes how I’ve been feeling lately. The weather has been downright delightful this week as we get a taste of spring and my head is filled with visions of birds and grass and blue skies.

The Wheatfield

I’m also totally digging this print from the same shop. It’s one of my favorite quotes and I’m thinking about putting it in the nursery. Is it weird to put stuff with words in the bedroom of somebody who won’t be reading for another few years? I’m sure the meaning will be lost on him but maybe he’ll appreciate the looks of it.


This always totally works for me. Baths are definitely in my top five favorite things. Showers are a lot of work, while baths are all about R&R. Just how I like it. This print would be really cute in the upstairs bath I’ve never shown you. It has a black clawfoot tub that I often find myself soaking in.

The Atomic Attic

I totally want to put some kind of plant in this bowl, maybe a trailing fern or some tiny little succulents or something. Aren’t the scalloped edges pretty?

Vintage Fabulous

And OMG these earrings totally reinforce my thing for peacocks. If only they weren’t clip-ons…

I’m trying to save my moolah for bigger and better things but it’s so hard to do when there are so many little lovelies calling my name from the internet. Even though everything listed hear really strikes my fancy I think I’m just window shopping for now. Except for maybe that brass zipper pull and the Galileo print. I can justify those as being for the baby, right?

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


3 responses to Put a Heart on It

  1. Your Etsy picks are wonderful and fun. I don’t think there is anything wrong with having prints with words on the nursery wall. At night you can show him the stars and read him the print. Who knows? They might be the first words he learns to read. Much better than the words “free inside” that were my son’s first words to read. That cereal isle is dangerous.

  2. oops that should have been aisle. Sorry.

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap March 8, 2012 at 1:51 pm

      Hahaha I don’t know what the first words I read were, but I do know I used to embarrass my mom by singing all the commercial jingles when I saw a product I recognized from TV.

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