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Etsy t-t-t-tuesday: Making wish lists come true

Ahh wish lists, lust lists, want lists – whichever way you call them, they all equate to one thing: things we want and momentarily can’t have. Either due to budget constraints or availability.

A few weeks back I posted an Indoor Garden Party moodboard that was a wish list of sorts. I want summer to stick around a wee bit longer (thank you NY, it appears that that wish is coming true), and I wish with an unlimited budget that I could buy everything on said moodboard. But alas..budget constraints and what not.

So this week, I thought, ‘what if’ I tried to source similar items off etsy to create the same indoor/outdoor dining setting at a somewhat more available price? The alternatives were not much of a compromise and were in some cases, a lot more rustic and interesting. Check it out:

Etsy indoor garden party

1.Vintage Wolff and Reessing Anchovy Mustard Wood Crate 1888 Trademark – $58 by “>Fabuless Finds. The original crate I fashioned as a bread basket and this is no exception.

2. Poplar Round Cutting Board (Sm) – $12 by boards and beads. A suitable substitute for the placemats idea proposed in the initial moodboard.

3. Crated Glass Water Jug – $125 by serotonum soap. This totally exceeded my expectations for a vessel to carry home made soda..the crate surrounding the glass jug is just BRILLIANT. I would buy this in a HEARTBEAT!

4. Antique French Silver Cutlery and Serving Set 21 pieces – $55 by deborah shop. Such lovely scrolled detail and enough tarnish to be vintagely kewl.

5. Set of 40 Tissue Poms. Pick Your Colors – $130 by fiesta pom pom. You don’t have to get all 40, as fiesta pom pom offers lesser amounts, but using these to create a ceiling floral display would be a nice alternative to a floral table display and could be used over and over.

6. Hand Screen Printed Fabric – Yellow Belbird – $16.50 for napkins by melbomba. With a few zips zip zips of the sewing machine one could fashion their own napkins…perfect!

7. Mid Century Modern Pewter Mushroom Salt and Pepper Set – $12 by Urban Mining Co. Too cute. Nuff said.

8. Rectangle Concrete Bowl with Moss Stones – $45 by benjrs. How’s this for a center piece? This rectangle planter is brilliant, what a presence, and the moss stones instead of flowers or succulents is an interesting visual alternative.

9. Antique circa 1930s Sovereign Canada tea set – $35 from fuchsia 1. A beaut of a tea set with enough settings for 6 persons. Fragile, beautiful and classic. It makes me think of tea in the garden on a sunny English day.

10 & 11 – VINTAGE GREEN TOILE PAISLEY FLOWERS TRANSFERWARE PLATE – $13.99 by english transfareware and a variety of transferware plates from english transferware priced from $12-$30+ This store stocks a variety of great transferware plates and serving platters. A must see.

all images from respective etsy stores mentioned


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