Friday, 20 November 2015

*SAVE THE DATE* Etsy made Local Pop-Up Store

Gold reindeer stickers: £3.88, Seasprout. Silver ribbon, £2, Molly's Haberdashery. Candle: £16, Ville de Fleurs. All available at Etsy

There's nothing I like more than online Christmas shopping, getting all my bits and bobs from the comfort of my sofa. This year I'm keeping my wrapping decoration to a minimum - brown paper but with ribbon and stickers - Etsy is the perfect place (it's also where I bought loads of obscure pieces for my wedding - tiny grey and white chevron paper bags for confetti? Of course they had them). 

But sometimes you just need to go into a can be a bit bewildering if you don't know what you're looking for, especially with a huge marketplace like Etsy - you want someone to go in and do the edit for you and get a 'feel' for the store (myself and a friend talked about Etsy having a nice 'aura' the other day, we're possibly a bit sad but I think you know what I mean).

Illustrated for The Frugality by Ella Sadika

SO...the wonderful people from Etsy are organising pop-up stores across the UK with items made from local designers all in one place. They will be popping up in Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff and Cambridge to name a few - see the website here to find your local market.

The London one will be in The Vinyl Factory in Soho, 51 Poland Street with free entry, guests will have the chance to get gifts personalised, learn how to wrap like a pro, enjoy coffee and snacks and...? There will be an area curated by myself - and I will be there to say hello between 12pm-2pm on Saturday 5th December. So come, say hi and we can geek out over wrapping, stationery and these plates which I have started collecting...

Plate, £24.98, JimBobArt at Etsy
And if you can't make it down, I thought I'd do a little Christmas edit anyway...

1. Octopus print, £16.54, Dotty Dictionary at Etsy

2. Personalised ceramic bauble, £7.50, Darwin & Gray at Etsy

3. Pom pom cushion cover, £26, Holly and Evie at Etsy

4. Soy candle, £15, Ville de Fleurs at Etsy

5. Animal gift tags, £3, Florrie and Boo at Etsy

6. Letter cushions, £6.50, Darwin & Gray at Etsy

7. Gold spot washi tape, £2, Unwrap Colour at Etsy

8. Personalised storage bags, £14.50, Spudy & Co at Etsy

9. Selection of 'tea' soaps, £12, London Fields Soap at Etsy

Oh and the fun doesn't stop the spirit of Christmas, Etsy are giving away £250 gift card to a Frugality reader (to spend online) - and the winner is Rachel. There will also be a chance to 'win my wall' (my selection of curated edits) at the Etsy event! Phew...that was a lot to take in there but hopefully see you on the 5th (no need to RSVP, just come along if you fancy).


  1. What nail varnish are you wearing here? (The red) By the way I LOVE that you blog so regularly.

    1. Thank you so much!! I must admit I might my first break over Xmas this year - so we'll see! It's actually Topshop 'pillar box' - the perfect red!

  2. Much I enjoyed reading your blog

  3. Yay! Thanks for including my washi tape! Can't wait for our Etsy Made Local event in Leeds, I wish I could visit them all though!

    1. I'm so excited for it, should be something different in London, too x

  4. Great post.Thanks for sharing.

  5. Such a great post! I hope you have a lovely day

  6. simply a delight to watch & read

  7. Alex - You're Simply the Best. I love reading your blog/receiving your emails! Please keep up the good work xx

  8. Lovely items - I especially like the animal tags, JimBobArt plate and the tea soaps - wonderful!


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