Friday, October 9, 2009

First Etsy purchases

My recent obsessions all have a name to place to them on the source of inspiration.
1) Tapestry bags - Jessica of What I Wore(as seen above), Effie of The Snail and the Cyclops
2) Velvet dresses- Lauren of Blooming Leopold, Rhiannon of Liebemarlene Vintage, Rebecca The Clothes Horse

The list of coverts goes one but I am very glad that I am able to find these two items, and velvet dress was actually on my birthday wish list in September too.

I've not gotten anything on Etsy before, though I have been doing window shopping for months. I think I am off to a good start with these 4 purchases!
I have no idea why I got 2 black dresses, when I set out to find dreamy coloured 50s day dress. The velvet dress just caught my eye with the cute lace, and the black tux like dress just looks so versatile. Both from Hold My Gold Vintage. Which era do you think they are? How should I style them? Exciting!
My shopping list for bags actually consists of brown satchel and tapestry bag. So I was very excited when I saw this cute and big one from GreenDragonLady. However, the suede black bag with gold rim caught my eyes from Hold My Gold Vintage, when I was searching for the dresses. Since they have a promotion for shipping of 3 items, I knew the bag had to be mine. A brown bag would have to wait.
The total damage = USD$84 including shipping !
Not too bad, considering shipping is usually so expensive to get here from the states.

I can't wait for the items to arrive!


  1. wow, that's such a good price for all those things! that's why i love etsy! but it's also dangerous because you end up with two dresses! but they're all such good finds!

  2. Oh, I think I didn't submit my comment entirelyy...*retypes*

    I love the second black velvet dress and that tapestry bag. They are great finds and $84 isn't a ridiculous amount for those things! There's so much more goodness to be found on Etsy, mhmmm.

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love etsy and really hope to find more beauties next time!

  4. Oooh, nice finds! Etsy is such an addictive site. I'm definitely obsessed with velvet right now--it's so fun to touch it.