Monday, December 14, 2009

A Very Etsy Christmas

My philosophy this Christmas has been to try to support independent stores and artists as much as possible while still buying gifts that I think my relatives will use and enjoy. In the meantime I'm trying to stay within a reasonable price range... but this is the first Christmas that I haven't been on a student's budget!

I recently purchased an item from etsy seller La Brocanterie, and I was quite taken by her philosophy and collection of vintage objects. When I received the package in the mail it included a few extra surprises and such personal flair that I had to double check the package to make sure it didn't actually come from a friend. In any case, I would highly recommend stopping by her store for some last minute Christmas gifts if any of you are looking for something vintage -- for instance, this neat Kodak rangefinder camera available here.

PS: Don't forget about the giveaway!


  1. what a great philosophy:) definitely a great time to support small business owners:) thanks for sharing this shop! i'll have to check it out!
    Cleaning out my closet:

  2. i would love to own this vintage camera...just for display since i can barely use my digital! i'm actually wanting a vintage polaroid for Christmas.

  3. I adore Etsy and could spend hours shopping there. We featured lots of Etsy vendors in our gift guides as now is the time, more than ever, to support small business owners!

  4. I got a custom dress once from an Etsy shop and it included the cutest little surprises, like a hand-made tag and receipt. Love Etsy!