Thursday, May 29, 2008

Etsy

I just have to write an express my interest and excitement at finding this fun website. Maybe I'm just behind the times, but I had never heard of this.

We're in the midst of trying to design our wedding invitation. It's been a bit of a struggle to find good ideas as we don't generally like any of the offerings we've looked through at various invitation websites (or we didn't want to pay a fortune).

I have spent countless hours scanning through images on Google to find idea close to what I want. I've looked at plum blossoms, peonies, gingko leaves, blossoms, etc. Honestly, since neither of us are real artists, we've been looking something we can either "borrow" or copy easily. If we had more time and more artistic talent we'd try and design something related to the outdoors or travel.

During one of my searches, I ran across an image located at Etsy. I was amazed at all the handcrafted items that people have posted for sale. I spent most of my time in the Art section but occasionally linked to other items like cute paper decorations, quirky jewelry, and hand-knit items. I just love looking at all the styles and ideas people have. For me, it reminds me there's a whole world out there that I don't run into in my daily life. I feel like just browsing helps me broaden my outlook and view of the world.

Etsy also has some cool search mechanisms. You can search by tags, colors, styles. Even Tim was very curious after I exposed him to the website. If we do find an image that works for our invitations, I'll buy a copy of the art to hang at home. That way we'll always have a fond memory of our wedding invitation.

3 comments:

teahouse said...

Very cute!

Sitcomgirl said...

I love love love etsy! So much cute stuff to look at and want :)

mini said...

oh wow! that's so cool. i'd never heard of it either, so maybe i'm behind the times, too :)