Artist Spotlight: Emily Jeffords


I first spotted the work of South Carolina-based artist Emily Jeffords on Minted and was thrilled to find she has an Etsy shop as well. Though she paints everything from florals to abstracts, my favorite works are the Southern artist’s expansive landscapes. I love their vast expanses of sky and pastel-tinged clouds. Explore all of Emily’s work here and here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Big Stuffed


Know a little one that could use a cuddly friend? These plush animals handmade in Paris by Big Stuffed are almost too cute to be true. My favorite is the Big Grandpa Whale above, though the Bubble Whale is pretty handsome as well. They’d be so sweet wrapped in a bow under the Christmas tree! Explore all of Big Stuffed’s darling sea life creations here. READ POST

Best of Etsy: Linens by Hempstead Thread


We need some new guest towels and dinner napkins for the holidays and these sweet monogrammed patterns by Hempstead Thread caught my eye. From bath towels to tote bags, the shop offers a wide range of items that can all be personalized with your choice of design (some of the best monogram options I’ve seen!) and thread color. How fun is this chinoiserie christmas ornament pattern for hostess gifts…? Explore all of Hempstead Thread’s designs here.