Sunday Selections

I'll be keeping the last 5 Sunday Selections here for easy access.
Sunday Selections from 7/31/11

After you’ve organized all of your stuff, you still need to be able to find it, and that might require some great lighting.   A couple lighting pieces really caught my eye this week, and I wanted to share them with you.  Fun, funky and functional lighting can generate inspiration as well as help you find things in your newly organized spaces.  And now, on to the selections!

A Japanese Shoji (rice paper) lamp.  I love the classic asian stylings!

Pink Blooming Tree Table Lamp

Sometimes you need to find your stuff at night too.  This
Eams Era Tea  Cup Night Light can help.

Upcycled Globe Lamp... Love it!

This shop has tons of lamps made from wine bottles, how cool is that?

This lamp is just too neat!  Its a Custom Rice Paper Lamp.

Matte White Origami Hanging Latern

And lastly, something a little more retro.  This is a Mid Century
 Eyeball Expandable Underwriters Lam
And that’s it for today’s selections!  There will be more next week.

As a side note… I was mildly amused by all of the listings that had misspelled lightening as lighting.  I can’t be too amused though, I’m sure I make those kind mistakes all the time.  

*Update from last week's Sunday Selections*
Last week, I mentioned a cube shelf that I really wanted to replace my ugly wire rack as a crafting storage unit.  Well, my husband totally surprised me with it on Friday!   He was out at the school, doing teachery things, and he even called me and texted what he was doing along the way home, (I had asked him to pick up a couple of things at a different store) just to throw me off.  I was so excited when he brought it through the door, that I built the whole thing by myself in about 20 minutes.  I don't have any pictures yet, since I still need to "build" the baskets for it.  It looks kind of messy right now. 

Sunday Selections from 7/24/11

I liked doing this little item feature thing, so I'm going to go ahead and pick it up again.  I'm still working on that vacation pictures post, but I may have it up tomorrow or Tuesday.

Ever since I organized the closet, the "straightening and storing" bug has been here.  We even went so far as to move about 2/3rds of our furniture around and get a new media storage shelf.  I know its a little late for spring cleaning, but thats pretty much whats been going on in our house.  So, with this in mind, my selections for this week are all over the organization game.
Cubicals 9 Cube Organizer

My first pick actually isn't from Etsy or anything, its a shelf I saw when we were getting the media storage tower in Target.  It looks awesome in person, and I think it would be a fantastic piece to help store my craft supplies.  And its only $40!  Each cube is 11x11, and I could totally make my own fabric baskets for it.  It would be replacing this thing...
My newly relocated work area.

On the topic of fabric baskets, I know they are super popular on Etsy, and for good reason.  Fabric baskets make for some great organization.  They're cute too!  Here are a couple that I'm especially fond of.  Click the links to see their Etsy listings.
Fabric Basket with Leather Handles

Oval Fabric Basket
Linen Red-dotted Storage Bin

Jars and tins are also great places to keep smaller things from herbs to buttons and so on!  Vintage tins are especially cool.  Here are some jars and tins that I like:
Vintage Herb Storage Jars

Large Vintage Tin with Handles

Huge Atlas Mason Jar with Buttons

That wraps it up for today's Selections!  What your favorite item that keeps you organized?

Sunday Selections from 6/12/11
Starting today, this will be a weekly feature for my blog.  I am going to comb through the vast reaches of Etsy, and maybe even beyond, to find my favorite things.  Thats pretty much all I do anyways, at least when I'm not working on a new purse or sleeping.  This week my favorites came from a team challenge we did for Etsy Entrepreneurs.  All of today's featured shops/items are from fellow EE team mates.  This was a great exercise in marketing and was beneficial for all who were involved.  All of the items featured here are currently for sale in the featuree's shop.  Make sure to click the shop links and check them out!

Now, on to the good stuff:

The first shop I would like to show off is Christine's Jewelry!  She has some super awesome things, but this red and gold necklace is my favorite.  (hint hint to anyone who may be in the market for a gift to me!)  I just love the color, and the combinations of textures and shapes.  Those green earrings are fab too!

If I hadn't just gotten married, I would totally be planning to use this next shop... Sugar Robot!  They make elegant, edible cake decorations, like these oh so brilliant and life like butterflies!  Aren't they gorgeous?   And those little monsters would be perfect for a kids birthday party.

Next in my line up of featured shops is the lovely Subliminal Beauty.  Her photography is wonderful.  I love that she doesn't stick to just one thing.  She has nature shots, urban shots, close ups, everything.  It was hard to pick just two of her photographs to feature here, but these are my favorites!

Who doesn't smile when they see a lovable, huggable, classic teddy bear?  Bailey's Bruins has been stitching up bears (and I've seen a bun or two as well) for years.  They would make a great first teddy for any child, and they are all unique!  I just love those little embroidered noses.

Almost done folks, just two more shops to go!

Lil' Bundle of Joy makes all manner of baby things, from bibs to burp clothes, to my personal favorites, little stuffed owls.  If I had a baby, or one near by that has parents who would let me play with it, I would totally get this little owl.  She's just so cute.  Or this cuddly looking blanket.   Adorb! (<-thats short for adorable, for those who may not be up on the lingo.)

Last, but certainly not least, I have Beguiling Vintage!  As much as I love hand made crafts, I also enjoy the old stuff.  I have to, I have a degree in history.  BV has some truly awesome stuff, from cute 50's dresses to jewelry to kitschy home decor.  Here are a couple of my favorites from her vast and varied stash of vintage goodies:

Annd that concludes the first set of Summer's Sunday Selections!   If you made it all the way to the end, thank you!  And go take around these wonderful shops.  This is just a small sampling of what they have to offer.