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August 11, 2015

Handmade Heaven: Etsy’s Retro Standouts

Etsy is a haven for unique and homemade goods that you wish you could’ve made or found yourself. It’s the place to look when you need something to spruce up your living space, a piece of handmade jewelry, a deliciously-scented soy candle, or a one of a kind hand-painted candle holder. Whatever you’re in the mood for it undoubtedly exists already in someone’s tiny shop from anywhere around the globe.

We’d be lying if we said we didn’t peruse Etsy for its endless supply of retro goodies in our spare time. Today we’re sharing our findings with you – check out our list below of fun retro-inspired and vintage items that fantastically capture our aesthetic.

CERAMIC TILE COASTERS

coasters

Invite guests over and encourage them to set their drinks down on these adorable pineapple printed coasters. If pineapples don’t float your boat then check out what the rest of this shop has to offer (hint: endless unique coasters certain to encourage dinner conversation).

Shop from RetroPickles, $18.86.

POLKA DOT TEACUPS

some soviet

Pass on the good vibes and energy to your friends during a relaxing afternoon tea time. Serve up your warm beverage of choice in bright orange, polka dotted mugs complete with matching saucers. And when you’re done, let them add some serious color to your cupboard.

Shop from SomeSoviet, $28.

THE BEATLES // VINYL CLOCK

the beatles vinyl wall clock

Because at some point or another, you’ll realize vinyl may not be as practical as telling the time in style. Check out this wall clock inspired by the famous Abbey Road cover. If only the boys had a pair of Kork-Ease to wear while crossing the street…

Shop from TheVinylEatersShop, $33.04.

CD/DVD CASE

cd case

Gifting mix tapes to a special someone is a spirited way to show someone you care. Package your next mix up nicely in a cool CD case printed with a retro-inspired design. This Etsy shop also has a fun selection of photo albums in funky patterns that give a unique spin to your cherished memories.

Shop from Nauli, $11.34.

CANARY YELLOW BUD VASE

bud vase

Brighten up the kitchen with a vibrant vase found as a vintage piece in Santa Barbara, CA. This small and simple vase is the perfect size to house the flower you just picked outside.

Shop from BuckberryHome, $18.

UP-CYCLED ROTARY PHONE // RETRO POPPY CIRCLES 

poppy circles phone

This item is a bit of a splurge, especially since it ships from the our friends across the pond. If you feel like treating yo’ self, trust that this phone would make a fun and funky addition to any room; use it to decorate, or to actually make calls – it’s fully functional!

Shop from LoveKittyPink, $288.55.

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