Artist Spotlight: Emily Jeffords

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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

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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

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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.

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Best of Etsy: Bisqit Porcelain and Ceramics

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Looking for unique holiday gifts? I love these marbleized ceramics from Bisqit on Etsy. Made by hand in the Czech Republic, no two pieces are identical. The inside of the items are glazed while the outside is a handsome matte finish. Each piece is suitable for the microwave and dishwasher, making them equally practical and chic! A set of these tumblers would certainly be welcome under my Christmas tree. Explore all of Bisqit’s lovely designs here. READ POST