Do you know how many Etsy shops there are?
Therefore, doing a guide (that doesn’t take six months) to put together the
30, no wait, 50 best Etsy shops is probably a little crazy.
Okay, it’s a lot crazy.
But when did that ever stop me? haha.
Before I go on, I need you to know that every single link on here is an affiliate link. And if it’s not, it’s an oversight. :]
That means that if you buy something, (And, by all means, it’s absolutely fine if you don’t.) I might make a little commish at no extra charge to you.
I’ve been combing Etsy for years now, and have discovered some of the most awesome Etsy shops for home furnishings.
Now, in case you think you’ve seen this post before, you’re partially right. You saw one that had 33 sources. This one has removed a couple because they no longer exist and then added another 20, I think it actually is.
Before I go on. I shouldn’t presume that everyone knows what Etsy is.
Etsy, if you don’t already know is an online market of items with an emphasis on hand-crafted, vintage and antique.
So, let’s dig in and begin with:
Best Etsy Shops for ART
There are a lot of wonderful sources for art and much of it is original art by “starving local artists.”
Well, they’re local somewhere. ;] You might recall that there was a post about a couple of years ago where I attempted to kill myself by virtually recreating Maura Endres’ incredible art wall.
And, there are many new and wonderful sources in this section:
The Atelier Collection – Gorgeous original art. Beautifully framed.
Bruno Monteiro – miniature, charming paintings. But I think that he’ll do something larger for you, if you ask.
Gallery Paintings Art – Large collection of original oils on canvas, beautifully rendered. The one above, is from their collection.
Greene Gems – Actually, this cool company has a lot of hand-made jewelry as well as original art.
Lola Donaghue – Large colorful abstract prints. Reasonably priced.
Rendered Impressions – lovely original oil on canvas.
Studio 155 – Lovely source of small original landscapes and seascapes, mostly
Tim Pfeiffer Paintings – Small landscape original works with a European touch.
White Barn Studios – more charm. And these prints are from the artist originals. She also does medium-small versions.
I did not add these in, but I certainly could have if there were 50 hours in one day.
But, last spring, you may recall that I did a post about some fabulous Chinoiserie wall panels and most are from Etsy.
Best Etsy Shops for COLLECTIBLES
Acanthus Antiques – Estate Jewelry, Period Furniture, Decorative and Fine Art
EastAntique – hundreds of gorgeous antique Chinoiserie porcelains and Asian ceramics.
Guam Antiques N stuff – Gorgeous porcelains and more!
Maintenant – Exquisite French antiques and vintage pieces.
The Ironstone Cottage – Guess what they carry? And it’s all gorgeous!
Vintagerous – Fabulous vintage glassware and china. Very colorful.
Here is another post from a while back that featured a lot of Etsy beautiful collectibles.
Best Etsy Shops for FURNITURE
AntiqueByZRM – exquisite Asian antique pieces
Bucks County Estate Traders – They have everything. HUGE COLLECTION!
Chatsworth Antiques – Local source I have been to a number of times. They always have beautiful vintage and antique furnishings at very good prices; like the serpentine sideboard above.
Diane Maries Home – Another place that takes vintage furniture pieces and fixes them up.
Deja Vu Decor – Fabulous vintage pieces and art
English Classics – Great prices on classic English pieces. Most are 20th century. They also make new pieces in the English style. They made a gorgeous painted breakfront for a client of mine several years ago.
Golden Lotus Antiques -HUGE collection at great prices. Half of them are on sale of Chinese antiques and some reproductions, I believe.
Liberty & 33rd – fabulous vintage furniture
Vintage Refined Decor – Beautiful vintage pieces which they will gladly make even more beautiful with paint. They can be customized in any painted finish you like or if stained can remain that way too. Great prices!
Liven Up Design – Incredible custom-made benches out of gorgeous fabrics and grass-cloth covered tables of all kinds and more. Above are two small navy grass-cloth covered consoles. However, they make all kinds of tables, beds and other pieces. It’s a very cool source.
Verona Vintage Home – Cool vintage pieces.
Silla Ltd – Exquisite collection of high-end antiques and art. Really, it’s a must-see.
Stenella Antiques – Some wonderful traditional vintage furniture and antiques.
Best Etsy Shops for LIGHTING
While there’s a lot of lighting on Etsy, it’s a little spotty for shops that focus only on cool lighting. However, in the last year or so, some new sources have cropped up. Or, they have come to my attention.
Birchard Hayes – While they have a large collection of furniture and art, they have an extensive collection of vintage lighting.
Cristalleria Murano – Gorgeous Murano glass chandeliers. There are two in the widget below.
Marjorie Baskerville – Gorgeous Decoupage lamps like the one above
Best Etsy Shops for PILLOWS – Fabrics and Window Treatments
If I don’t comment it doesn’t mean that they aren’t as good. They’re all wonderful! However, my eyes are turning into squares. haha
Well, I guess we all know that if you want to find cool pillow covers, Etsy is a terrific resource.
And, if you want to learn ALL about throw pillows, click here. They’re more complicated than some think!
Elegant Fabrics – 100s of gorgeous high-end fabrics from the likes of Lee Jofa and Scalamandre and many others. I gather that these piece are remnants. But the prices are really fantastic! Oh, and it’s based in Canada.
JLL Home Store – Gorgeous window treatments and pillows. (See above) The drapery fabric is by John Robshaw for Duralee. We did it for Roman shades for a job a few years ago. You can see it here. There are two blue colorways and I believe that ours is the lighter one.
Luxe Decor – A Canadian company!
Lynn Chalk – pillows and gorgeous custom window treatments. Her pillows are more expensive and I’m not positive, but I think that she includes the down and feather inserts.
If you’re looking for pillow inserts, here’s a whole bunch of them. Please remember that if the pillow is 16″ on any side, the insert needs to be two inches larger. Smaller than 16″, one inch is fine.
Motif Pillows – Many beautiful designer fabrics and featuring some of the more obscure fabric designers such as Peter Dunham, Robert Kime and Schuyler Samperton
Pillow Time Girls – I believe they are on vacay right now, but come back soon
Stuck on Hue Beautiful pillows above, by Hollie Rich.
Many of these companies feature in the palette portion of the Laurel Home Essential Paint Color and Palette Collection. And a lot of these sources are in Laurel’s Rolodex as well. There is another update coming in November and the vintage section will be updated, as well.
Etsy shops for RUGS
And, a cautionary tale.
I have to tell y’all that I got a rug on Etsy a while back; a relatively small runner. This is a situation where it was a failure of epic proportions.
- It looked funny in the kitchen.
- The rug stank or stunk, not sure which one.
Whatever. It smelled like dead sheep. And I don’t care if that’s how it’s supposed to smell. I’m not into eau de farm animal which in my 800 sq foot apartment is quite overwhelming.
In fact, the smell was so wretched that I marched that stinky goat downstairs and stuck it in the washing machine on gentle with some Arm and Hammer detergent.
Then, I took it back upstairs when it was done and after its bath, it smelled like wet, dead sheep that had been soaked in a little detergent. But, I figured that I needed to let it dry in the living room. Maybe in time the smell would dissipate?
It did not.
The next day after that bad boy was dry, I realized that the “hand-knotted” design had FADED.
Can’t say that I was surprised. The design is not actually woven with different colors of yarn, but it is a stamped or printed on the flat-weave knots. No wonder those rugs are so cheap.
So, what did I do? Well, after deciding that it was him or me, I rolled it up and laid it down gently in the trash room in my building. Hopefully, one of the maintenance guys took it home.
End of story. I suppose that you’d like to know the source. I’d go look it up, but the woman was quite nice and I don’t feel like it. Just be careful of those Turkish antique-y looking rugs that are anything but.
But, this source below, has hundreds of fine rugs. They are located, coincidentally, near where I used to live in northern Westchester– Katonah, NY.
Old New House – has thousands of rugs of all shapes and sizes. Most are vintage and antique. I don’t recognize their names, but they are part of the Dilmaghani family and that is a well-known respected source for fine Oriental rugs in Westchester County.
Oh, dear me! Heavens to Etsy!!! :]
I almost forgot the best part which are some of my favorite pieces from the 50 best Etsy shops for home furnishings
Here it is!
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PS: Please check out the hot sales. Some crazy mad sales going on this weekend. And, the Serena and Lily Upholstery sale is ending September 18, 2019 at 11:59PM PT