What we love about Etsy: Felt hams and pork chops ; handmade decoupage treasure boxes by an architectural designer; and the ability to browse 100 random items.
•Beehive vase by Seattle glassblowers Votiv ($25). I’d put a small branch of Chinese-lantern plant or bittersweet in this appealingly small vase. I wish these sellers would list collections of vases in the same color family, as shown in the picture accompanying their bio.
•“Spinney in Spring” cyanotype by Jim Read ($10). “Spinney” is British for a small grove of trees – a copse, in American. This elegant, melancholic photo reminds me of why woodlands have given birth to so many mythical creatures.
•"Little Bandits" print ($20). For a 24-year-old artist, Ashley G’s vision is remarkably consistent. The humor of “Little Bandits” adds needed warmth to what can be stark and slightly unnerving pictures, even when the subjects are ostensibly children. I also like the saturated color of “Come On In” and the sketch-like “Gaggle of Girls.”
•“Toad” etching by GhostEater ($75). Robert Viana teaches printmaking and runs an art-supply store. His "Year of the Dog" woodcut would make an excellent custom birth announcement. -Molly Symmonds