Friday, 10 October 2008

One day this week  i got a copy of a gift catalogue through the post and after drooling over the many lovely items in it i began to wonder how it compared with Etsy. After looking up similar items on Etsy it became apparent that not only could you buy something very similar but hand made on Etsy  but often the price was considerably lower. 
I don't want to mention the name of the company since
 i really do enjoy their products too,
 but i though it would make some interesting  comparisons, clearly the items are not exact matches, (that would be odd!) 
but still, you get the idea.
(The images on the left are from the catalogue and the one on the right are from etsy shops).

I  know that things are pretty tough, financially for most of us all right now and with the festive season coming up, perhaps we  have less to spend than in previous years, 
although i know we are truly blessed to have anything spare at all for Christmas presents, 
so it seems to me if ever there was a time to shop at Etsy this is it. And not just for financial reasons but also the ethical reasons for supporting artisans, crafts people and small businesses.
I think what I'm trying to say is...
Okay i promise that's my rant over : )


Rosebud Collection said...

Very good blog and nice showing some of the creative beauty on Etsy..

raining sheep said...

I will absolutely put in the same sentiment as you for Etsy. I pretty much buy all my gifts from Etsy or I make them myself. After my trip to New York, and seeing what some of these stores charge for things I KNOW I can find on Etsy, I have made the decision to stop shopping in stores for these items and rather support an artisan who puts all their love and effort in giving birth to a wonderful product. Hurray for hand-made.

High Desert Diva said...

Think Etsy first!

zukzuk said...

Go etsy go!

You spend a lot of time on Etsy, I can tell.

I zipped an image from your store to my blog and wanted to run that by you, hope that's okay.


littlebird said...

i spend way, way too much time on etsy! : )

tales from an O.C. cottage said...


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Laura B said...

Here here! I totally agree and those are beautiful etsy finds. Oh no, more lovely goodies to add to my every growing wishlist!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

I love the LOVE pillowcase and I love your blog--just found you through Aurea! I'll be back for sure!

Hey Harriet said...

I enjoyed you rant and agreed with every word you said!

Etsy all the way!!!