If there is any type of social media that I absolutely ADORE and have become an avid user of, it’s INSTAGRAM! As a visual person, Instagram is like eye candy — and I find it sometimes rather difficult to pull myself away from the colorful images. But, it’s not just the beautiful photography or the adorable puppy videos that grasp my attention, but the ability to connect with small businesses and causes that align with my own interests. It’s nothing short of amazing that I can not only share my own vintage/handmade/d.i.y finds, but that I can also discover new, unique sellers/D.I.Y’ers that I would have probably never have discovered. And the fact that this social megatron offers this opportunity on endless supply, makes it even more appealing to me. Not that the other social platforms don’t offer this opportunity, but for me and my purpose, Instagram does this the best.
I know I am making Instagram sound like the best thing since slice bread, but maybe it’s b/c I am a child of the 80’s and I wasn’t born in a time where social media and sharing one’s experiences was the everyday norm. We had things called libraries, encyclopedia’s, telephone books, and actual paper maps that we had to use to find the information we needed! And oh, ofcourse, word of mouth to discover the world’s best kept secrets!
But, not to get to far off topic and get to the purpose of this post —I give you my Monday Instagram finds via my ‘Gram! Here I feature 3 of my favorite finds via the category of accessories, fashion, and home decor that feature Etsy artisians whose products are vintage or handcrafted. All of these I have found myself through Etsy and are not in any way an advertisment for the seller. (Thought that would be important info?) Anywho, I would happily purchase myself or gift to a loved one! Maybe you’ll get lucky even find a Xmas present :) Enjoy!
Holiday Wreath Via WildRidgeDesign
A UNIQUE Scented Wreath! This Rustic Berry Wreath hangs from a Burlap Ribbon, packed full of Antique White Pip berries and Scented with your favorite Scented Spray…..Change the Ribbon and use this Wreath all Year Long!
Khaki Tailored Coat Via Metaformose
-minimalist and masculine design
-concealed snap button closure on the front
-two slit pockets
-We need 2–3 weeks to make this coat
Vagabond Family Bag Via VintageChildShop
✩ Made with: cowhide
✩ Zips: metal
✩ Colour: Chocolate brown (may vary from photography)
✩ Measurements (approx): 40cm x 30cm x 20cm / 15.7" x 11.8" x 7.9"
✩ Weight (approx): 1.5 kg / 3.3 lbs
✩ Volume (approx): 24 liters
✩ Lined in: green cotton mix canvas
✩ Fastens with: magnetic clip and double zip
✩ Pockets: six slip pockets inside, two side bottle pockets and a zipped back pocket.
✩ Shoulder strap included
✩ Luggage tag sold separately
✩ Embossed with my Vintage Child logo as standard